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Taking the TOEFL (as an LLM Applicant)

Update: See our post on problems with the TOEFL in the U.K. Do you like to eat out or eat at home? Are parents good teachers of their children? Which is more important to success – hard work or luck? While these questions may seem random and unrelated at first glance, they may become very important to some of you as essay topics for the TOEFL (Test of English as…read more →

2012 “Shanghai Ranking” (ARWU) Released

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has released its 2012 ranking of the world’s top 100 universities. The ARWU – also known as the “Shanghai Ranking” – is published by the Center for World-Class Universities and the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Six objectives form the basis for this ranking, among them the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals;…read more →

Thank You, and a Request for Input

Thank you to everyone who reads, follows, or subscribes to our LLM Blog and our LLM Newsletter. Now that the new LL.M. application season is underway, please drop us an email or leave a comment below to let us know what you would like to see more of on our blog and we will do our best to cover it. Any suggestions or input you might have will be greatly…read more →

LLM Information Events in Europe

LLM Guide informs us about upcoming LL.M. information events in Spain, Italy, France, and Germany: Admissions representatives from 13 US law schools will be touring Europe this fall, presenting their LL.M. programs at information sessions in Madrid, Milan, and Paris, in addition to attending the e-fellows.net LLM Fair in Frankfurt. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the US law school admissions process, application information, and school-specific details…read more →

“Good” vs “Great” LLM Personal Statements

Yale’s Associate Dean of Admissions Asha Rangappa continues her Personal Statement Boot Camp series. This time, she focuses on essays written by applicants who have a background as teachers for Teach for America (a non-profit organization that strives to achieve educational equality). Although the post is geared toward a specific group of J.D. applicants, it is of general interest to prospective LL.M. applicants as well. For one, it points out…read more →

Yale Law School’s New “Ph.D. in Law”

Yale Law School has announced that it will offer a Ph.D. in Law as of fall 2013. However, this new degree, which is aimed at preparing its graduates for a career in academia, is only open for those holding a J.D. from an American law school. From Yale’s press release: To its array of innovative legal programs, Yale Law School has added yet another – a Ph.D. in Law. The first…read more →

QS World University Rankings for Law (2012)

London-based Quacquarelli Symond has published its 2012 QS World University Rankings by Subject, which includes a category for law. In terms of methodology, the QS World University Rankings by Subject is based on a combination of three different datasets: (1) Academic reputation surveys, (2) employer reputation survey, and (3) a citations per faculty indicator. According to the QS Subject Ranking for Law, these are the world’s top 25 law schools:…read more →

Queen Mary Launches LLM in Paris Programme

Queen Mary, University of London School of Law has launched a new LLM (Master of Law) in Paris Programme. As LLM Guide reports, applications for a January 2013 start date are expected to be available from mid-July. The LL.M. program has been developed by Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) in collaboration with the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) and will lead to a University of…read more →

Customize Your LLM Personal Statement

U.S. News reminds us that applicants should use news and recent events to customize law school essays for each school that they are applying to:  Doing so shows a school that you have done the requisite research about its programs, faculty, and campus life, and that you would uniquely benefit from its offerings as you pursue your legal education. In order to best customize your essays, start keeping up with…read more →

NYU LLM Program 2012-13

For those of you who will be attending New York University’s LL.M. program as of this fall, note that some pieces of key information have been released. Among other essential things, the first bidding cycle for classes will begin tomorrow, June 20, ending on July 16th. For further information and details see the NYU School of Law’s announcements for incoming LL.M. students here and the collection of important links for…read more →

Top LLM Personal Statements Revealed

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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.

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

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  • Covers all major areas of law, including corporate, commercial, human rights, and international law
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