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.