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National Law Journal LLM Rankings 2012

LL.M. rankings, in contrast to general law school rankings, are difficult to come by. Now, another attempt at ranking LL.M. programs is on the books. The National Law Journal has recently published its first annual 2012 Best of The National Law Journal awards (PDF). The awards are “a reader’s choice recognition of the top legal and business service providers in the U.S.” compiled on the basis of votes cast by…read more →

Managing the LLM Waitlist

There it is: a new email from your first choice LL.M. program waiting in your inbox. You feel your pulse race and a sense of excitement begins to build. You open the email and read it quickly. And then you see it. You were… waitlisted. Anticipation and excitement begins to turn to dread. But don’t let the feeling of disappointment overcome you. It’s not over, as they say, until the…read more →

Boston University Revitalizing LLM and Graduate Law Programs

Boston University is revitalizing its breadth of LL.M. and graduate law programs. Most recently, it has announced that it will be offering its renowned Tax LLM program as an online program. The program is geared towards both U.S. and foreign attorneys who would like to broaden their knowledge of tax law without having to give up their practice. Degrees can be earned in as few as four sessions of part-time…read more →

Guardian Releases New UK Law School Ranking

The Guardian has published its 2013 UK league tables and rankings (see here for the Guardian’s 2014 U.K. Law School Ranking). For law schools, there were some notable changes in the ranking this year. At the very top, Cambridge lost its #1 spot to Oxford and is now ranked third. LSE climbed up to second place, while UCL moved one spot down. Queen Mary, the number 4 in the Guardian’s…read more →

LSE Launches New Executive LLM Programme

The London School of Economics (LSE), Department of Law has announced that it will offer a new Executive LLM Programme starting in Fall 2013. As the name of the program already implies, it is geared towards executives and professionals in full time employment who are not in a position to take time off from work for a traditional LL.M. program. Instead, students on the program will take a set of…read more →

Career Paths of International LLM Students

What are the prospects of international law graduates who earn an LL.M. in the United States and are looking to use their degree as the foundation for a legal career in the United States? Professor Carole Silver of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law has recently published a very interesting Fordham Law Review article entitled “States Side Story: Career Paths of International LL.M. Students, or ‘I Like to Be…read more →

Birmingham Offering Scholarships to LLM Students

Beginning this year, the University of Birmingham Law School will be offering scholarships to LL.M. students. The scholarships are in the amount of up to £5,000 for international students and £2,000 for UK/EU students. Based on both academic merit and financial need, applications for these scholarships are due by 22 June 2012. Successful applicants will be notified in July 2012.

UC Hastings Reduces Class Size, LLM Program Not Affected

In an interview with Inside Higher Ed, University of California Hastings College of Law chancellor and dean Frank Wu announces a reduction in the law school’s class size. Starting this fall, UC Hastings will admit 20 percent less law students than in years past: Frank Wu doesn’t mince words. “The critics of legal education are right,” said Wu, the chancellor and dean of the University of California Hastings College of…read more →

U of T Law To Abolish Letter Grades

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law – following the approach of Yale, Harvard, and Stanford – is changing its grading system. Subject to faculty approval, students will soon be graded based on a High Honours/Honours/Pass/Low Pass/Fail system: According to faculty of law assistant dean Sara Faherty, the shift means that students will be able to further concentrate on their work without worrying over studying certain aspects of the course. “Rather…read more →

Choosing The Right Business Law LLM Program

Globalization has led to a plethora of international or cross-border business and commercial transactions. Many law firms focus only or increasingly on this type of work prompting many lawyers and future lawyers to want to specialize in this area. Although practicing in the area of international business, commercial or M&A transactions is one way to gain relevant expertise, another common approach is to undertake an LL.M. program in business law…read more →

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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.

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