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Lars
Joined: 16 Jan 2005
Posts: 7
LLM in India
Mon Jan 17, 2005 04:03 AM
Hi guys! Can anybody inform me about any of the LLMs in India, preferably in New Del┬┤hi or Mumbai? Are these programs for international s┬┤tudents?
Thank you!
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George

Joined: 07 Jan 2005
Posts: 17
Re: LLM in India
Tue Jan 18, 2005 03:31 AM
Hi Lars, I am not from india but I also had a look at some of the university homepages and, tobe honest, they do not look as if there is a single international in these LLM programs. As far as I understand it, the LLM is just a part of their normal legal education.
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kool_gaurav123

Joined: 11 Jan 2005
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Re: LLM in India
Mon Jan 24, 2005 05:24 PM
lars , LLm is not worthing doing in India. The one and only Law College which is of international standards is National Law School ,Bangalore.Rest of the colleges does not meet compete with international standards as per my view.Even i m interested in pusuing my LLm in states.
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Lars
Joined: 16 Jan 2005
Posts: 7
Re: LLM in India
Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:00 AM
Hi kool guarav,
Thanks alot for the insight! Its nice to hear from an Indian student first hand. So I guess only Indian students enroll in the LLM Programs at Indian universities, thats pity.. Could you tell me more about the Bangalore University? Would you advise foreigners to study there? And where to you plan to go for your LLM?
Lars
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narenjnu
Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 1
Re: Re: LLM in India
Tue Mar 01, 2005 03:14 PM
It is not true that indian universities having biased attitude with foregn nationals. the fact is india not only encourage foreign nationals but also provide good scholarships to foreign students. There are some good universities equavialent to US and UK like JNU, DU and AMU in india.
So please never think that indian universities are biased with the foreign nationals students. Ministry of External Affairs has already eas out the visa process for students who are seeking admission in india.
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shil_aditya

Joined: 25 Feb 2005
Posts: 46
Re: LLM in India
Tue Mar 01, 2005 09:56 PM
Hi all,

I think NLS (Bangalore) is a very good institution to pursue an LLm from in Asia. However, I believe the programme is a 2 yr programme (unlike most Unis in the US & UK) so it depends on how that fits in with your career plans.

Good luck!
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smanna
Joined: 05 Mar 2005
Posts: 1
Re: LLM in India
Sun Mar 06, 2005 08:34 PM
Hello.

I am interested in knowing more about the Entrance Exam for the LL. M. program at the National Law School, Bangalore.

Do you have knowledge about a book I could use?

Thanks
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vakil
Joined: 08 Mar 2005
Posts: 37
Re: LLM in India
Wed Mar 09, 2005 08:11 PM
I am in my final year at the National Law School, Bangalore. NLS was India's first law univeristy and has been ranked as its best law school for the last 7 years. Its has India's largest collections of law books and a very well settled alumni. The LLM program has recently been expanded. its a two year program with the option of specialising in either business law or human rights law in the second year. Infrastructurally the library has access to most international databases such as westlaw and lexisnexis (most other indian law schools do not) and has modern research tools.

Some of the NLS faculty is internationally known, particularly our public law, commercial law and law and development faculty. NLSIU also host visiting professors from international universities.
The NLS degree is recognised internationally and our alumni have gone onto do further studies in a number of prestigious universities. NLSIU welcomes international students and does not require them to take the common entrance test. (I believe grades, recommendations and english proficiency are considered). Prefernce is given to students from South Asia and developing nations. Students from Iran, Sri Lanka, Nepal , Bangladesh and a number of African countries have previously done their LLMs and PhD from here. As an LLM its also relatively inexpensive.

The NLSIU is a residential campus located on the outskirts of Bangalore.

On the flip side it takes quite a while, the teaching while good remains is not always comparable to American or European universities. Also the dorm food is terrible.


The website is undergoing massive renovations but you could check out www.nls.ac.in or alternatively www.lawentrance.com
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vakil
Joined: 08 Mar 2005
Posts: 37
Re: LLM in India
Wed Mar 09, 2005 08:15 PM
Alternatively the Jawaharlal University at New Delhi (ranked among Asia's best offers a pretty exciting Masters program in its department of law and governance, which is worth checking out. JNU is very inexpensive and comfortable and they encourage international students
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Lars
Joined: 16 Jan 2005
Posts: 7
Re: LLM in India
Wed Mar 09, 2005 08:36 PM
Hi there and thank you for your insightful comments!
Vakil: I cannot find any LLM Program of the website of Jawaharlal University, are you sure they offer one?
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vakil
Joined: 08 Mar 2005
Posts: 37
Re: LLM in India
Fri Mar 11, 2005 01:54 PM
JNU does not have an LLM program. It offeres an M.PHIL/PHD program in "Law and Governance" at their Centre for Law and Governance. Also the School for International Studies (very reputed) offers Masters programs which include courses on international law, environmental law, trade law and air and space law.
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vakil
Joined: 08 Mar 2005
Posts: 37
Re: LLM in India
Fri Mar 11, 2005 01:58 PM
Also why exactly do you want to do an LLM in India? Where are you from?
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Lawyer
Joined: 10 Mar 2005
Posts: 32
Re: LLM in India
Fri Mar 11, 2005 09:32 PM

How would you rate the placement prospects at NLSUI for an LL.M course? The situation as I see it is such that an LL.M form India does not in any way brighten ones prospects. It is an LL.M from US or UK which brightens the career prospects.LL.M even at NLSUI could be called a suppressed course qua the B.A- LL.B degree there.Its only the funding part which is simpler , else in every other manner the course is quite unattractive.
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vakil
Joined: 08 Mar 2005
Posts: 37
Re: LLM in India
Sat Mar 12, 2005 06:10 AM
To be fair the NLS B.A.L.L.B course is rated far better that its LLM Program. Most NLS graduates go abroad from their LLM's.

In the past the LLM graduates have usually been employed with fairly well known law firms. A few have gone on to decidated teaching careers at NLSIU and the various new Lawschools which have opened up. A couple of students also went abroad for their Ph.D's on generous fellowships.

However the LLM program has recently undergone an expansion is getting increased faculty support. Like the LLB program they also have a recruitment committee. Recruitment week is end April, will keep you posted on results.
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Anurag
Joined: 22 Mar 2005
Posts: 21
Re: LLM in India
Thu Mar 24, 2005 02:33 AM
Hi Lars! I am a law student in India and I don't think LLM from India is a great idea at all. For starters, it's a 2 year program as against 1 year in the US or UK. Secondly, I do not see how an LLM from India can enhance your job prospects internationally. Its not much help even in the job market here except ofcourse you wish to apply for a teaching job in some law school. Thirdly, the resources at hand and infrastructure is not adequately sufficient. True, NLS Bangalore is a top rated law school but it's no comparison to Law schools in the US or UK if your desire is to pursue an LLM degree. Besides, most of the students here who wish to do an LLM progam are looking at US or UK so you probably will miss the competitiveness.
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ria
Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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Re: LLM in India
Fri Mar 25, 2005 01:20 PM
faculty of law university of delhi is the best option for pursuing llm in delhi again glc mumbai is a good op
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Lars
Joined: 16 Jan 2005
Posts: 7
Re: LLM in India
Fri Mar 25, 2005 09:30 PM
Many thanks to all of you! I have decided to do my LLM in Europe after all but I will definitely visit India in the near future , as a tourist..;-)
Take care
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Lawyer
Joined: 10 Mar 2005
Posts: 32
Re: LLM in India
Sun Mar 27, 2005 05:22 PM
Gaurav , I agree with you that an LL.M from US will definitely enhance once marketability .But as far as an LL.M from UK goes, I quite dont follow the logic coz a work permit in UK is almost next to impossible. So after an LL.M one has to return back to India and is back to square one i.e. hunting for a law firm placement.Loads of ppl are pursuing it but it sounds quite illogical to me.
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madhurkohli
Joined: 29 Apr 2005
Posts: 1
LLM querry?
Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:55 PM
can any one guide me for what would be the effect of doing LLM after 5 year LLB course. which institute and university to choose from. i am very confused on this point. help solicited.
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Sita
Joined: 01 May 2005
Posts: 4
Re: LLM in India
Mon May 02, 2005 11:24 AM
Hi,
I might be able to give you more information, if i know a little background, where are you from, the area in law you are interested in? for starters National law schhol has a very good LLM program(in human rights and corporate law)-although the entrance test for that was yesterday...
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arun.s
Joined: 03 Mar 2005
Posts: 40
Re: LLM in India
Mon May 02, 2005 12:26 PM
madhur as stated by sita its little late for allmost all the universities with an exception of DELHI UNIVERSITY
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arun.s
Joined: 03 Mar 2005
Posts: 40
Re: LLM in India
Mon May 02, 2005 12:32 PM
which is now open bout dont be late .About the prospects of an llm is rather relative it increases uar job prospects but not a great deal it is still unceratain i would advice you to take up practice and decide upon your field of interest thats what i did im planning to go to glasgow 4 COMMERCIAL LAW
AND I THINK DELHI UNIV OFFERS A GENERAL LLM SO BEWARE
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Shruti
Joined: 21 Jul 2005
Posts: 2
LLM in Environmental law India
Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:32 PM
Hi i want to pursue my LLM from india primarily becuse i intend to settle down here. NLS offers a diploma course in Environmental Law, however i want to do an LLM. Any suggestions?
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Sita
Joined: 01 May 2005
Posts: 4
Re: LLM in Environmental law India
Fri Jul 22, 2005 01:20 PM
Hi Shruti,
NLS also offers other diploma programs like MBL- master of Business laws which is a 2 year diploma and several other 1 year diplomas like Environment law, Human rights etc.
The LLM program offered by them is of 2 years- and applicants have to qualify through an entrance exam. the exam and selection of students for this year has already been completed.
the NLS website is www.nls.ac.uk you'll be able to get more useful information from there.
I hope this helps!
Good luck!
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Shruti
Joined: 21 Jul 2005
Posts: 2
Re: Re: LLM in Environmental law India
Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:38 PM
Hi Sita, i dont want to do a diploma but a full time LLM (Environmental Law) . Please let me know if you have any other information. Thanks!
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