Posted Feb. 2, 2017
An LLM fair is an academic fair organised by different lawyers' and university organisations offering law students the information on the opportunities to study law further in different places. It is a place for law students, law institutes, lawyers, and even legal companies to come and interact. There are a few good LLM fairs, depending on where you live and where you want to study.
Before choosing an LLM program to pursue your legal study further, you should definitely attend a LLM fair. There are many reasons to do so!
1. Meet university representatives
At an LLM fair, you get the opportunity to interact with the representatives of different law schools who can help you with all kinds of information, such as modules, tutoring, library facilities, materials, teaching methods, internships, placement opportunities, etc. It's a great opportunity to also get to know the course administrators, which will ultimately be of great help to you during your studies.
2. Discover new legal fields of study
Law is a vast field of study and there are many specialisations, and micro-specialisations. Nowadays, law schools are offering special modules and courses for all kinds of different specialisations. By interacting with the university representatives at a LLM fair, you can learn about new specialisations, and also find out what kind of job potential each one would have in the future.
3. Check out scholarships and funding
Law school can be an expensive undertaking. If you are looking for scholarships, then an LLM fair is the place to find out what your chances are of getting one. If you have a good track record, it might even be possible to have the representatives handle your scholarship application personally and cut down on the red tape.
4. Network with people in the industry
When it comes to networking opportunities for law students, an LLM fair is the right place to go. Since all kinds of people connected with the legal field attend this event, it is important to attend this fair if you are looking for contacts.
5. Attend the free seminars
LLM fairs often have free talks and seminars from people working in the legal field on different topics. These can be very enlightening and can help you focus on a specialisation, clear up questions on visa requirements, and help you get started with the application process.
6. Receive guidance for your applications
Even if you have made a decision on where and what you want to study, the LLM fair can still help you facilitate your application process. Because you are able to meet representatives from the universities face to face, you can ask them for help and get them to review your application. There are also sessions conducted for filling out of application forms.
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