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Find Your LLM Spring Tour 2017

The good folks over at Find Your LLM have recently announced their latest LL.M. Spring Tour, which they organize in conjunction with selected partner universities/law schools. From the announcement: This event is open to legal professionals as well as students. Obtaining an LL.M. degree is also the gateway towards a promotion within your current enterprise or firm, as well as better prospective earnings. The LL.M. Spring Tour is an incredible…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 →

Pros and Cons of Transferring from an LLM to a JD Program

To Transfer or Not to Transfer? That is the question for those who are weighing the pros and cons of transferring from an LL.M. program to a J.D. program. For those interested in working as an attorney in the United States on a permanent basis, there is no better route than pursuing a J.D. at an American law school (on this, see already our earlier post LLM vs JD).  Yet for…read more →

The Value of an LLM for International Students

In an interesting series of posts over on Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports, law professor Michael Simkovic explores the monetary value of an LL.M. degree from U.S. law schools for international students. First, Simkovic comments on the estimated worth of an LL.M. for foreign students that immigrate to the United States, that is they stay in the country after having obtained the degree (but they do not necessarily take a…read more →

LLM vs JD and JSD – The Difference Explained

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 →

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 →

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 →

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017

You may have read in the news that Oxford has become the first UK university to top a global university ranking. This refers to the latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings, in which Oxford for the first time surpassed the institution that was top ranked the last five years – the California Institute of Technology – and was able to take the number one spot. This is…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 →

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 →

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