What Should LLM Applicants Do Now?

Spring is finally upon us! For both the Easter Bunny and prospective LL.M. candidates, this is the beginning of a very busy time. While LL.M. application deadlines are still far away, it is not too early to start preparing your LL.M. application packages for the 2014-2015 academic year. In particular, now is the time to start preparing for and taking the TOEFL exam, research the law schools and LL.M. programs…read more →

NYU LLM and JSD Information Session

New York University School of Law (NYU) will be holding a “Graduate Prospective Student Information Session” to discuss its LL.M., E-LL.M., J.S.D., and A.P.C programs (more information here). The session, which will be conducted in a Q&A format, is scheduled to take place on Friday, February 15, 2013. Access to this event is by invitation only and those who are interested should contact Frank Salfi at

Clarendon Scholarships at the University of Oxford

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in law in the U.K., there’s yet another reason to consider the University of Oxford School of Law’s BCL and MJur (Bachelor of Civil Law and Magister Juris) degrees. The University of Oxford operates the Clarendon Fund, a major graduate scholarship scheme, which since 2011 has opened up to all graduate applicants regardless of nationality. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of…read more →

More Law School Application Advice

Yale Law School’s Dean of Admissions, Asha Rangappa, highlights some of her most useful posts on the law school admissions process and tips for law school applications. LL.M. applicants will be particularly interested in Rangappa’s thoughts on how to write a convincing personal statement and should have a look at her “Personal Statement Boot Camp” series. In addition, make sure to check out the “law school application FAQ,” a collaborative…read more →

Financing Your LLM Degree

For those who read French, Village de la Justice has a nice new article on financing your LL.M. studies (which mentions us as well). This is certainly an important topic for prospective LL.M. applicants and we plan to write an in-depth post on the subject in the near future.

LLM Applications – Early Review or Not?

Are you considering submitting your LL.M. application for “early review” or “early action” to one or more of your law schools of choice? Early review means that applicants who submit their LL.M. applications by a certain early deadline – for example by November 15 for Georgetown and (last year) November 1 for Columbia – are reviewed first and are notified early whether they have been admitted or not. U.S. News…read more →

The Graduate Institute, Geneva to Launch New LLM

This post comes to us from Jason Rudall, Programme Manager of the LL.M. in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva Building on a Distinguished Tradition: The Graduate Institute, Geneva to Launch New LL.M. The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies will launch an LL.M. in International Law from September 2013. The LL.M. will provide advanced, comprehensive and practical training in international law to…read more →

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 →

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 →

“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 →

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