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 →
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 →
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 →
Revenues and profits are up at top U.S. law firms. More importantly, law firms are adding to their head count. The dog days of mass layoffs at firms seem to be over and new jobs will be opening up. Seems like a good time to enter an LL.M. program for those interested in seeking employment in the United States. See here for the The American Lawyer‘s early Am Law 100…read more →
Although LL.M. applications for Queen Mary, University of London School of Law are now closed, there is an exception for the LL.M. in Insurance Law. This specialist program is still open for applications. From the Queen Mary Webpage: The LLM in Insurance Law is new for 2012 and has only recently been made available for applications. Please apply via the online link on the LLM in Insurance Law page.
The University of Edinburgh School of Law has added six new online distance learning LL.M. modules for the 2012-2013 academic year. The new online modules are Contract Law in Europe, Corporate Compliance: Case Studies in Law and Ethics, Dispute Resolution Methods, International Climate Change Law, International Health Research and Commercialisation, and Introduction to European Union Law. More information is available here.
We have launched our new website for Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. LL.M.-Bewerbungshilfe, Beratung und Unterstützung – unsere neue Webseite mit Dienstleistungen rund um Bewerbungen für LL.M.-Programme und Doktorandenprogramme (S.J.D., J.S.D., Ph.D., D.Phil) in den USA, Kanada und England gibt es jetzt auch auf Deutsch: Zu einem LL.M.-Studium (Master of Laws, LLM) oder Doktorandenstudium in Jura (J.S.D., S.J.D., Ph.D., D.Phil.) an Universitäten wie Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, NYU, Berkeley, Georgetown, Chicago, Oxford,…read more →
Here are the newly released 2013 U.S. News Law School Rankings. For the first time in three years, there was some movement at the very top of the ranking. The top 15 law school are now as follows: 1. Yale 2. Stanford 3. Harvard 4. Columbia 5. Chicago 6. NYU 7. Berkeley 7. Penn 7. Virginia 10. Michigan 11. Duke 12. Northwestern 13. Georgetown 14. Cornell 15. UCLA Those interested in…read more →