7 Tips for Writing Your LLM Personal Statement

With the next 2017-2018 application cycle fast approaching, LL.M. applicants around the world start asking themselves: What should I write about in my LL.M. personal statement? And how should I write it? While there are internet and other resources on the subject (see our eBook with LL.M. personal statement samples and LL.M. application advice), there is still much left to say on this topic. Drawing from our own experience as former…read more →

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 →

New UCL LLM Scholarships

The University College London (UCL), Faculty of Laws has recently announced a number of new scholarships for prospective LLM (Master of Laws) students. More than than ten of these new LLM Scholarships will be available for the 2019-2020 academic year. From the UCL Laws announcement: The scholarships will fall into three categories: UCL Laws – Dean’s Scholarships: at least 6 awards which are designed to make our LLM accessible to UK-domiciled students…read more →

Complete University Guide UK Law School Ranking 2019

Continuing on with our coverage of the latest law school rankings for 2018/2019, we now present the most recent Complete University Guide Ranking (or ‘League Tables’) of the best UK law schools. According to the 2019 Complete University Guide Ranking, these are the Top 10 best law faculties in the United Kingdom (as always, with last year’s ranking in brackets for purposes of comparison): 1. Cambridge (1) 2. Glasgow (5)…read more →

Guardian University League Tables for Law 2019

Spring is traditionally the time when many of the well known university rankings providers publish their latest output. We start today with the Guardian University League Tables for Law 2019. We will provide an overview of other important rankings in future posts. In terms of methodology, the Guardian’s university rankings look at the following performance indicators: Course satisfaction Teaching satisfaction Feedback satisfaction Student/staff ratio Spend per student Average entry tariff…read more →

US News Best Law Schools Ranking 2019

The US News Best Law Schools Ranking 2019 has recently been published. Like every year, we present the highlights to our readers. As always, we should note that this ranking of US law schools is based on  J.D. programs but is still indicative of a law school’s overall quality and reputation and therefore also relevant for LL.M. applicants who are searching for the best program to pursue their LL.M. in…read more →

LLM News 2018

The LL.M. and graduate legal studies landscape is in constant movement, and of course 2018 will be no different. To kick off the new year, here’s a short compilation of news and developments that have caught our eye lately: LLM Bar Exam, a bar prep company that formerly specialized in preparing foreign LL.M. students and graduates for the US Bar Exam, has lost its lawsuit (claiming $50 million in damages) against…read more →

QS World University Rankings 2018

The QS World University Rankings 2018 has recently been released. This ranking is not subject-specific, although QS also offers such rankings (which we regularly feature on our LLM blog). Still, the general QS Rankings provide helpful guidance and a regular update on which institutions are the global leaders in education. One trend, for example, is that Russian and Chinese universities are rising, although that’s not yet reflected on the very…read more →

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