Prospective law students, especially those with international credentials, sometimes wonder which degree they should pursue at a law school in the United States or Canada. Should they study for a J.D., LL.M., or perhaps even an S.J.D. or J.S.D.? The “LLM vs JD” question or “LLM vs JD vs JSD/SJD” question is thus worth considering. The LL.M. degree is quite different from a J.D., and both are again very different…read more →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 email@example.com.
Yale Law School has announced that it will offer a Ph.D. in Law as of fall 2013. However, this new degree, which is aimed at preparing its graduates for a career in academia, is only open for those holding a J.D. from an American law school. From Yale’s press release: To its array of innovative legal programs, Yale Law School has added yet another – a Ph.D. in Law. The first…read more →
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 →