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- by Charlotte King
- In General, Courses, Study Advice
Posted Oct. 12, 2015
To Specialise Or Not To Specialise...
To specialise or not to specialise… that is the question…
When it comes to choosing your Master of Laws program your first consideration will probably be whether to choose a specialist course – such as an LLM in Human Rights or an LLM in Taxation Law – or to instead opt for a more general LLM program keeping your options open for that bit longer.
Obviously there are great reasons for both – and ultimately you have to choose the type of LLM program that suits you. To do well in postgraduate law studies it is essential to have a deep-rooted interest in the subject you are studying. It will be an intensive year of full-time study (or two years part time) so having a keen interest is your key to success.
So, do you have a passion for Human Rights? If the answer is yes then you should go ahead and find a corresponding LLM course. If, on the other hand, your heart is firmly set on issues of Maritime Law – then this should be your path of study. Is Taxation your thing? Then you know the choice you should make – yes that’s right Taxation Law should be your course of action.
However, if you are still to find your true law vocation then a general Master of Laws program is a great way to study and gain qualifications at a postgraduate level and set yourself off on a great career path without committing to one specific subject.
And trust us whatever LLM program you opt for – you won’t regret it.
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