Published March 2015
Whether or not to pursue a master in law is a big decision for any lawyer, and indeed their law firms. In our regular surveys on post-graduate studies we identify the most popular universities at home and abroad, and unpick the factors influencing lawyers’ choices, from financing to career prospects.
Latin Lawyer’s second annual LLM funding survey considers the financing available for associates wanting to study LLMs abroad. Joe Rowley looks at the funding provided by law firms and the alternative sources of financing used by some associates to make up the shortfall. In the second part, we speak to LLM students, past and present, about the challenges they faced raising the tuition fees and hear some tips on how they did it
While a sizeable contingent of law firms across the region now provide financial support for lawyers wishing to study an LLM abroad, only a handful cover the full cost of the course – meaning young lawyers must often raise many multiples of their monthly salary to meet the shortfall. Joe Rowley speaks to partners and associates about the challenges they encountered plugging the gap and learns some tricks to make studying abroad more manageable