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Posted Jan. 23, 2017

Top 5 Reasons To Study Your LLM Abroad

Study LLM AbroadStudying a Masters of Law program abroad can bring great benefits to your career and your life. Here are our top five benefits to studying for an LLM abroad.

1. Great for your CV

Improving your CV to ensure you stand out from other applicants can be difficult. Choosing an interesting approach to your studies can offer you the chance to show the breadth of your understanding of different countries and cultures. This is of an added benefit to those wishing to specialise areas of the legal profession with an international basis.

2. More course choice

Different countries have different Master of Laws courses on offer, for example the United States has more than 150 LLM course offerings. By widening your search area you might find the perfect course is a little further from home. This can make the decision of where to study even harder. The benefits and advantages of different courses and institutions become more important when specialising and focusing your studies on your future career plans. Studying abroad might give you the chance to study with world-renowned academics in your chosen specialism.

3. Open doors globally on your career

Perhaps you think about living and working abroad in the future and want to continue in your career. By studying an LLM in another country you will open up your prospects to the possibility of securing employment in the future. Wanting to live abroad and continuing your legal career need to be planned for and studying an LLM abroad will help with this. The process to become a lawyer varies from country to country, for example the process in the US is different from the process in the UK. Studying an LLM abroad can help you to work as a lawyer in another country.

4. Learn another language

Showing that you are able to complete an LLM in another language shows off your language proficiency. By spending the time to study abroad in a foreign language you know you can be confident in working in that language in the future. Being fluent in a second language can make you a very desirable employee and improve your future prospects.

5. Broaden your mind with travel

Spending time studying an LLM abroad and travelling will broaden your experiences and grow your understanding of how the legal profession works in other countries. Seeing other places is an ambition many of us share. The benefits of seeing and understanding how others live and work bring benefits to many different parts of your life. There are lots of ways to fund your travels and studies. You might be able to study your LLM somewhere exotic even if you don't have the funds.

There are lots of reasons to study an LLM abroad and if you have the opportunity why not grab it?

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4 comments

Ejaz Ahmed Advocate Sept. 15, 2020, 6:48 p.m.

I am a practising lawyer in Pakistan. l feel very happy to know about LLM program in Canada. I think Canada is the best and peaceful country in the world also good country for higher post study education. There are also a good country for lawyer who want join llm degree a very good choice for a outside county lawyer .

Charlotte King Sept. 17, 2020, 12:24 p.m.

Yes – Canada is a great choice for LLM studies and to work as a lawyer!

Anjan Kumar Sinha July 21, 2021, 9:29 p.m.

My 5 year LLB will be completed in 2023 in India under Calcutta University. I want to pursue LLM .
Please guide me which country is suitable for Indian law graduates for LLM. Also let me know career option. name of College/ universities, fee and other expenses.

Charlotte King Sept. 1, 2021, 9:37 a.m.

Hi Anjan – as long as you meet the academic eligibility and English language requirements you will have plenty of law schools available for your consideration in the UK, US, Canada, Mainland Europe – and worldwide – including India. You should spend some time thinking about what country you would like to study your LLM at – and this may be influenced by where you want to then go on to practice law or specific funding opportunities. Wherever you choose to study your LLM you will be eligible to apply for one of our PG Law Bursaries worth £500 once you have been offered a place > https://www.llmstudy.com/editorial/llm_fees_and_funding/master_of_laws_sources_of_funding/global_us_llm_study_bursaries/information/
Good luck.

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