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LLM Scholarships for Studies in Canada, France or Spain

The HM Hubbard Law Scholarship awards up to £28,000 to postgraduate law students, trainee or qualified solicitors, to study law in Canada, France or Spain. The scholarship covers fees, living expenses and travel expenses. It can be used for studies leading to an LL.M. or equivalent legal degree. In order to qualify, applicants must be either qualified or practicing solicitors in England or Wales, or have completed the academic stage…read more →

How Important Are Grades Really?

Are grades really that important for prospective employers? As LL.M. candidates begin their studies this or next year, they may want to take heart from a recent article in the Financial Times. According to recruiters interviewed by the FT, “academic performance is just one of many different indicators of future performance”. As the article explains, employers are actually looking for “candidates who demonstrate a range of skills which the business values…read more →

The Harvard LLM Personal Statement

Are you unsure how to approach Harvard Law School’s LL.M. personal statement for this year’s application cycle? You are not alone. The Harvard LL.M. personal statement is one of the most demanding hurdles that successful applicants to this elite institution must overcome. At the same time – and given that each competitive Harvard Law School (HLS) applicant will have stellar grades, references, and other application documents – Harvard’s personal statement…read more →

Pros and Cons of Transferring from an LLM to a JD Program

To Transfer or Not to Transfer? That is the question for those who are weighing the pros and cons of transferring from an LL.M. program to a J.D. program. For those interested in working as an attorney in the United States on a permanent basis, there is no better route than pursuing a J.D. at an American law school (on this, see already our earlier post LLM vs JD).  Yet for…read more →

7 Tips for Writing Your LLM Personal Statement

With the next 2019-2020 application cycle fast approaching, LL.M. applicants around the world start asking themselves: What should I write about in my LL.M. personal statement? And how should I write it? While there are internet and other resources on the subject (see our eBook with LL.M. personal statement samples and LL.M. application advice), there is still much left to say on this topic. Drawing from our own experience as former…read more →

The LLM Resume – Crafting a Strong CV for Master of Laws Applications

As part of your LL.M. application, some law schools will ask you for or give you the opportunity to submit a resume (or curriculum vitae, cv). While the LL.M. resume is often not as challenging to craft as its more important cousin, the LL.M. Personal Statement, you should not underestimate its importance or the pitfalls it can present. Although there is no one universal approach to drafting a resume, certain…read more →

The LLM Recommendation Letter

To apply for a Master of Laws program, candidates are generally required to provide at least one, and sometimes two or more LL.M. letters of recommendation. Formerly rather uncommon in a number of jurisdictions, professors and employers alike have become increasingly accustomed to supporting prospective candidates by writing these LL.M. recommendations letters.  The purpose of LL.M. recommendation letters is to provide an objective voice to the application, which can verify…read more →

The LLM Application Process – Infographic

Applicants and LLM Newsletter readers often ask us what the LL.M. application and admissions process entails, and how they should tackle it. As a result, we have compiled a mini “LLM Guide” for future Masters of Law applicants. In addition, for those who prefer images, we have some time ago also created an infographic that provides a visual overview of the main steps that LL.M. applicants need to take. Given…read more →

New UCL LLM Scholarships

The University College London (UCL), Faculty of Laws has recently announced a number of new scholarships for prospective LLM (Master of Laws) students. More than than ten of these new LLM Scholarships will be available for the 2019-2020 academic year. From the UCL Laws announcement: The scholarships will fall into three categories: UCL Laws – Dean’s Scholarships: at least 6 awards which are designed to make our LLM accessible to UK-domiciled students…read more →

Complete University Guide UK Law School Ranking 2019

Continuing on with our coverage of the latest law school rankings for 2018/2019, we now present the most recent Complete University Guide Ranking (or ‘League Tables’) of the best UK law schools. According to the 2019 Complete University Guide Ranking, these are the Top 10 best law faculties in the United Kingdom (as always, with last year’s ranking in brackets for purposes of comparison): 1. Cambridge (1) 2. Glasgow (5)…read more →

Top LLM Personal Statements Revealed

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Top Personal Statements for LL.M. Programs, our new eBook, is the only resource on the market that helps you gain insight into the “black box” of the LL.M. admissions process by revealing real examples of winning LL.M. personal statements.

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Top LLM Personal Statements Revealed

Get our eBook with exclusive LL.M. personal statement samples

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Top Personal Statements for LL.M. Programs, our new eBook, is the only resource on the market that helps you gain insight into the “black box” of the LL.M. admissions process by revealing real examples of winning LL.M. personal statements.

Boost your personal statement writing skills and increase your chances of admission to a top LL.M. program!

  • 10 full-length samples that worked for applicants at elite U.S. and U.K. law schools
  • Covers all major areas of law, including corporate, commercial, human rights, and international law
  • Instant and secure digital download (PDF)