How Important Are Grades Really?

Are grades really that important for prospective employers? As LL.M. candidates begin their studies this or next year, they may want to take heart from a recent article in the Financial Times. According to recruiters interviewed by the FT, “academic performance is just one of many different indicators of future performance”. As the article explains, employers are actually looking for “candidates who demonstrate a range of skills which the business values…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 →

LLM Scholarships for Michigan Law

Funding graduate studies abroad is often a challenging task. The good news is that while it’s by no means easy to qualify, there are several scholarships and fellowships out there that are specifically geared towards prospective LL.M. students. To our growing collection of LL.M. scholarships and funding opportunities, we have recently added several scholarships (all named after generous alumni) that the University of Michigan School of Law – one of the…read more →

LLM Scholarships – Fund Your LLM

Please check out our new, continuously updated and expanded collection of LL.M. scholarships and other LL.M. funding instruments for international students. We hope you will find this to be a useful resource. If you offer any LL.M. scholarships, grants, bursaries, etc. and would like us to add them to the list, or if you have any other suggestions or comments concerning the funding of Master of Laws or graduate legal studies,…read more →

Go LLM, with Prodigy Finance

This post comes to us from Prodigy Finance, specialists for international student loans After getting to know many LLM applicants, candidates and alumni, the importance of obtaining an advanced law degree is clear. As a prospective LLM applicant, you must be excited for the potential that an LLM degree provides you: access to new ideas, arguments and theories, opportunity for new professional networks, and immersion into a diverse and stimulating…read more →

2015 Shanghai University Ranking Released

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has recently released its 2015 ranking of the world’s top 100 universities. The ARWU, which has been established twelve years ago, is also known as the “Shanghai Ranking” because it is published by the Center for World-Class Universities and the Institute of Higher Education of China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The ranking is broken down into several sub-rankings. For Social Sciences, which includes…read more →

How to Choose the Right Law School in the US?

This post comes to us from Paula Mahon at The crucial decision for every potential law student – what law school do you pick for your LL.M.? With an abundance of choice in the US alone (see the U.S. LL.M. directory on FindyourLL.M.), this decision is never an easy one. There are so many criteria to take in to account. Forgetting about the basics like price, the task of…read more →

LL.M. Roadmap Book Review

“LL.M. Roadmap – An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Law School Programs” by George E. Edwards, the C.M. Gray Professor of Law at the Indiana University Law School (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business/Aspen Publishers, 2011) Introduction What if there was a book that would guide international students through all aspects of their Master of Laws studies in the United States? George Edwards; law professor, Harvard J.D., and former Wall Street…read more →

In Which Country Should You Do Your LLM?

This post comes to us from Carrières Juridiques, a leading legal resource website.  If you are interested in pursuing an LL.M. program, you will need to select the best destination for you. LL.M. programs can be found all around the world: the United States, Canada, the UK, many European countries as well as several countries in Asia and Africa. Here are some criteria you may take into account: The language in…read more →

Master the LLM Application – New eBook Released

Today we are excited to announce the launch of our second eBook, How to Master the LLM Application – A Concise Guide with Samples. Following the success of our first eBook with sample LL.M. personal statements, you have told us that you want more. Taking into account your feedback and comments, How to Master the LLM Application is a guide to the key aspects of the LL.M. application process. Specifically, the book, which can…read more →

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