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 →

QS World Grad School Tour 2016

Future LL.M. applicants may already have heard of UK-based Quacquarelli Symonds or ‘QS’, a provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions. Indeed, at least for those outside of the narrower education sector, QS is perhaps best known for its rankings. Most recently, for example, we have reported the results of the QS World University Rankings for Law. There is, however, another QS offering that prospective LL.M. candidates…read more →

Things to Leave Off Your LLM Resume

Does your LL.M. resume or C.V. start with a career mission statement or objective line? Perhaps something along the lines of “A motivated, ambitious, and intellectually curious law student in her final year seeking admission to an elite Master of Laws Program, which will allow me to utilize my advanced research and analytical thinking skills“? Sounds horrible? Actually, some believe that this section of the C.V. “is the most important paragraph you will…read more →

Harvard Law School Waitlist FAQ

It’s that time of the year again when some LL.M. applicants (and their J.D. counterparts) find themselves placed on a law school’s waitlist. If you are in this position, what should you do? Harvard Law School’s admissions blog has an informative new post that answers frequently asked questions about their waitlist. It’s geared towards J.D. admissions but applies in part to Harvard’s or most other law school’s LL.M. program waitlists…read more →

MAPping Your Way to a Great Personal Statement

With the New Year nearly upon us, it is a good time to think about taking a fresh perspective on routine matters. For LL.M. candidates who are currently writing their LL.M. personal statements, it is the perfect season to think about adopting new approaches to that most dreaded of tasks. The requirement to produce personal statements is not unique to LL.M. admissions.  Many other graduate schools require personal statements including…read more →

LLM Application Deadlines for 2016-2017

Check out our overview of some of the most popular U.S. and U.K. law schools’ LL.M. application deadlines for the 2016-2017 academic year. Of course, please keep in mind that law schools may change their LL.M. application deadlines. Thus, it is vital to verify each deadline with the university or universities to which you intend to apply. Good luck with your applications!

Queen Mary Extends LLM Application Deadline

Good news for all those last minute applicants that are interested in pursuing their LL.M. studies in London. Queen Mary, University of London School of Law reports that they have extended their LL.M. application deadline: Application Deadline Due to the addition of new LLM programmes and modules we are able to extend the closing date until Friday 28 August 2015. You should ONLY apply at this late stage if you can submit…read more →

LLM Application Deadlines

We have recently updated our overview of LL.M. application deadlines for some of the most popular law schools in the U.S. and U.K. These deadlines are for LL.M. programs with a start date in 2015 (that is for applications for the 2015-2016 academic year). If you are applying to U.S. schools through LSAC, please make sure to submit your documents well before your first deadline. LSAC recommends that you should purchase the…read more →

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