【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】:University of Chicago

University of Chicago, LL.M.プログラムの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://www.law.uchicago.edu/llm/dates

以下出願プロセスに関する基本戦略としては、12月15日にテストスコアも含めた全出願書類を提出済み(completed)の状態に持っていけるよう、残り3ヶ月弱の時間を計算して準備を進めていきましょう。

December 15Priority application submission deadline. On or before this date candidates should have submitted their Basic Information Form electronically to the Law School and the following items to the LSAC LLMCAS: application for admission, personal statement, and resume.  Candidates may apply after December 15. They do not need to ask permission to do this. They should understand, however, that they assume the risk that most admission decisions will have been made by the time their applications have been completed and reviewed by the Graduate Studies Committee. Candidates who do apply after December 15 should include with their personal statements an explanation about why they did not apply before the deadline.

January 15Priority application completion deadline. Although most applicants will have completed their applications (application for admission, personal statement, resume, transcripts, TOEFL/IELTS scores, and letters of recommendation) by the December 19 deadline, candidates whose applications are completed between December 15 and January 15 will receive full application review before decisions are sent out on February 15. Applications completed after January 15 will be fully reviewed once they are complete, but those candidates should understand that, as a practical matter, the later we review a completed application, especially if it is substantially later, the less likely we will be able to offer admission. This timing varies from year to year, and it is impossible to predict ahead of time when we will have to stop offering admission to candidates.

IELTS年間受験者数が300万人を突破

IELTSの受験者数増加のニュースです。
http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201709125599/

【東京2017年9月11日PR Newswire】IELTS(アイエルツ)の昨年の受験者数が、留学や移住の際に利用できる国際的な英語運用能力試験の高まる重要性をうけて、300万人を突破しました。

IELTSは、オーストラリア、カナダ、ニュージーランド、英国への留学・移住を目的とした英語力を評価する試験です。オーストラリアと英国の全大学、米国の主要機関を含む、世界約10,000以上の教育機関、企業、移民局等がIELTSを採用しています。

1989年に開始されたIELTSは、ブリティッシュ・カウンシル、IDP:IELTSオーストラリア、ケンブリッジ大学英語検定機構により共同運営されており、今や世界中で広く知られているテストです。

IDP:IELTSオーストラリア代表のウォーリック・フリーランドは、「IELTSは、毎年何百万人という受験者の道を開き、英語圏への留学や移住、英語の重要性が高まる専門分野で活躍するための手助けをしています」と述べています。

IELTSの成功の鍵は、リスニング、リーディング、ライティング、スピーキングの4技能を評価する高品質な試験形式にあります。また、英国とオーストラリアに熱心なリサーチチームがいること、世界140か国以上のセンターで試験が運営されていることも、成功の一因です。

ブリティッシュ・カウンシルのIELTS部門責任者ジェームス・シップトンは「受験者に支持されているテストであること、そして、様々な機関が英語のコミュニケーション力を測る指標としてIELTSを信頼してくださっていることが、世界中でのIELTSの成長を支えています。」と述べています。

お問い合わせ先:
James Keegan, ブリティッシュ・カウンシル – james.keegan@britishcouncil.org
Gracie Daniel, IDP:IELTSオーストラリア – gracie.daniel@idp.com
Steve McKenna, ケンブリッジ大学英語検定機構 – mckenna.s@cambridgeenglish.org

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】:Cornell University

Cornell LL.M.プログラムの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admissions/graduate-legal-studies/LLM/LLM.cfm

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017
昨年までとは変わり、締切日が一ヶ月前倒しとなりました。
年々12月に締切日を設定するスクールが増えてきておりますが、同校もその例に含まれます。

これからの時期はLSACへ登録し、(LSACの)システムを使いながら準備を進めていかなければなりませんが、同システムを通して提出する書類が以下のようにまとめられています。ご一読ください。

All applications must be submitted through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). A complete application contains the following:

The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Law School Report including

  • official certification of each degree you have earned
  • two letters of recommendation through LSAC’s Letter of Recommendation Service
  • official TOEFL score if proficiency in English is not met as described above

The completed Cornell Law School LL.M. Application form and supporting documents including

  • statement of interest
  • résumé
  • character & fitness addendum (if required)
  • optional addendum

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】:University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina, Chapel hill校 LL.M.M.プログラムの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
http://www.law.unc.edu/admissions/llm/faq/

Application materials will be available in mid-October and applications will be reviewed on a rolling admissions format, beginning in November. To allow enough time for the processing and issuance of the required visas, the deadline date for the submission of application materials is May 31.

同大学のLL.M.プログラムは開始からそれほどの年数が経過しておりませんが、近郊のDukeと並ぶノースカロライナを代表する名門大学です。

http://www.law.unc.edu/academics/degreeprograms/llm/

LL.M. students take most of their classes together with UNC law students, sharing their international perspective with and learning American law from UNC faculty and students. Legal areas in which LL.M. students may concentrate their law studies at UNC include:

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Human Rights and Civil Rights Law
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Public Law and Regulation

In addition to the UNC law curriculum, LL.M. students may also receive instruction outside the law school, taking advantage of opportunities in other departments on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. The LL.M. program encourages collaboration between its students and University faculty and students, particularly those in business school and international studies.

上記ハイライト箇所は、同じ大学内におけるcross-registration systemへ言及しています。
同大学にはKenan-Flgaler Schoolという日本人からの留学生も学ぶビジネススクールが存在します。
自らの目的によって、ビジネススクールの科目を履修し、LL.M.課程の卒業単位として可算することも可能です。こうした上記systemを活用し研究対象の幅を広げることも検討してはいかがでしょうか。

【告知協力】IESE Business School各種イベント(9月-10月)

IESE Business Schoolでは、9月-10月、下記の通り東京/大阪にてアプリカントの皆様向けに各種イベントを実施しますので、ふるってご参加ください。詳細は下記ページをご確認ください。
http://mailings.iese.edu/IESE/newsletter.php?N=6616

  1. MBA Coffee Chat

IESE Class of 2016の卒業生でもあるAdmissions Officerとアプリカント最大5名の間で各60分のカジュアルチャットです。Admissions Officerによる10分超程度の学校紹介の後、プログラム、学校生活、キャリア機会、アドミッションプロセス等、幅広くディスカッションします(60分、日本語可、参加登録後自動返信されるメールより3つのうちいずれかのスロット予約、増席不可)。

日時: 10/4 (水) 17:00-18:00, 18:30-19:30, 20:00-21:00
場所: 六本木アカデミーヒルズ IESE東京オフィス

注記: Information Session等で学校説明を聞く機会を逸した方や、幅広に情報収集していきたい方等にお勧めです。

  1. MBA Counseling Day

前述のAdmissions Officerが、プログラム、学校生活、キャリア機会、アドミッションプロセス等、幅広く個別の疑問にお応えします(30分、日本語可、参加登録後自動返信されるメールよりスロット予約)。

  1. 大阪

日時: 9/24(日)10:00-17:30

場所: ヒルトン大阪 マイプレイス カフェ&バー

  1. 東京

日時: 10/5(木)15:00-21:30、10/9(月・祝)10:30-19:30、10/13(金)15:00-21:30

場所: 六本木アカデミーヒルズ IESE東京オフィス

注記: 1st round(出願期限:10/17(火))出願予定の方にとって最後のCounseling Dayとなります(出願後のCounseling不可)。

  1. QS MBA Tour

日程: 10/28(土) 15:30-18:00

場所: ベルサール新宿グランドコンファレンスセンター

注記: 前述のAdmissions Officer 及び約3名のIESE卒業生が参加予定です。

【2018年入学用出願締め切り日】Syracuse University : Public Administration & International Affairs

Syracuse University, Maxwell School (Public Administration & International Affairs)の出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/paia/admissions/Admissions/

Completed applications are reviewed from early January through March 1 with an application deadline of February 1. Early application is encouraged and applications received after February 1 will be reviewed only as remaining class vacancies allow.

Financial aid decisions are made separately from admissions decisions. All financial awards will be made on or around March 15. All students will receive an email notification regarding financial awards (even if no award is made) no later than April 1.

■出願書類
Personal Statement
This is the most critical component of the application. The personal statement should:
入学審査においてPersonal Statementの比重まではわかりませんが、重要度が高いことは認識しておきましょう。他校で使用した同書類をそのまま転用することなく、以下の内容に回答していることを必ず確認した上で提出していきましょう。

  • Address the applicant’s understanding of and interest in his or her chosen field
  • Explain the motivation behind the applicant’s desire to enter graduate study in public administration and/or international relations
    →International RelationsやPublic Administration分野でキャリアをディベロップさせていきたいと思った理由。大学院留学を考える上ではいくつかの選択肢があったかと思いますが、そうした過程をえて上記分野を選んだ理由を述べます。「学生時代からその道へ進むことを検討していた」といった抽象的な考えを述べることは回避してください。自分の意図や目的をAdmissions側と共有するためにも、Personal Statementにて用いるエピソードを選定しておきましょう。
  • Outline the applicant’s academic and professional career goals
    →Career Goals = 学位取得後の短期目標+長期目標

Resume
A professional resume is required. It should outline the applicant’s employment history, volunteerism and community service, academic honors and scholastic recognition, publications, leadership roles, professional associations joined, and other activities related to his or her career goals.  Applicants for the MA IR should highlight their international experiences and language proficiency on their resume.

上記ハイライト箇所:
1. Employment History
2. Volunteerism(学生以降)
3. Community Service (学生以降)
4. Scholastic Recognition (奨学生としての経験など)
5. Publication (学士、修士論文等も含む)
6. Leadership Roles(役職や肩書きではなく、自らが主導権を発揮して取り組んだこと)
7. Professional Association Joined(所属する学会、スターディーグループなど)

Test
Though students should do as well on these exams as possible, an exceptionally high or low test score will never be the sole reason behind an admission decision.  While there are no cut-offs, here are the median scores for admitted students averaged over a three year period: GRE:  580/158 – V, 700/155 – Q, and 4.5 – AW; TOEFL: 105.

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt Universityの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-students/llm-program-/llm-admissions-process.php

Applications for the LL.M. may be submitted from September 1 through April 30.

LL.M. Selection Process

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. We make decisions on individual applications as quickly as possible, although the time required may vary from case to case. We evaluate each application thoroughly, reflecting our belief that the quality of the educational environment at Vanderbilt Law School benefits from considering a broad range of information contained in each application.

Note: Vanderbilt Law does not have a minimum score requirement. In general, we look for a TOEFL score of at least 100 or IELTS score of 7.5. We also look at the breakdown for listening, speaking, writing and reading to ensure that all indicate a high level of English proficiency. However, a lower score in one area or overall does not automatically preclude an applicant from consideration for Vanderbilt’s LLM program. Applicants whose test score(s) falls below the targets set forth above, should feel free to highlight any specific issues in the personal statement portion of their application they feel might strengthen their application in this regard, such as time spent in English language environments, work done in English, English language publications, etc.

★ TOEFL vs IELTSスコアの乖離
両テストの換算表では100 vs 7.0になるはずですが、同校では7.5が要求されています。
こうした事は他校でもみられる事ですので、TOEFLからIELTSへ転向して出願を検討している受験生は必ず各校の要求スコアを確認してください。

★要求スコアに対する解釈
足きりスコア、もしくはそうでないないのか。VanderbiltのようにPersonal Statementの紙面を利用し、自らの英語力を伝えることもできるか否か。テストスコアは入学審査場重要ですが、それ以上にテスト、レジュメ、エッセイ(personal statement)、そして推薦状、願書(application form)を通じて発信するメッセージを意識しつつ、出願準備を進めてください。

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】U of Virginia

Univ. of Virginiaの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://content.law.virginia.edu/graduatestudies/llm-application-instructions

Applications, including all supporting materials, must be received by February 1 (April 1 for S.J.D. applicants). Applications that are not complete on this date will be reviewed on a space-available basis at the discretion of the Graduate Committee. Applicants are notified by email when their applications are complete. If you have not received an email from us telling you that your application is complete, you should not assume it is complete. Candidates are strongly advised to apply early in the fall semester of the year prior to the one for which they seek admission. Although completed LL.M. applications are not due until Feb. 1, the Graduate Committee follows a “rolling admissions” policy and offers of admission may be made before the Feb. 1 deadline. Therefore, it is advantageous to apply early.

同行はRolling Admissionsを採用しているため、2月1日を待たずとも、出願時期が早いほど、早めの時期に出願結果を確認することが可能です。

Interview:
Members of the admissions team invite some applicants to interview over the phone or via Skype. These interviews are initiated by our staff. We also sponsor student-led tours every weekday while classes are in session, and encourage applicants to reach out to the Graduate Studies Office with any questions they may have about UVA Law or the admissions process.  For more information, see Visiting the School.  We also welcome prospective students to visit the Law School, sit in on classes and meet with the director or another member of the Graduate Committee. Such visits must be arranged in advance by contacting the Graduate Studies Office.

some applicantsと明記されているため、必ずしも全員が該当するわけではありませんが、出願時のスコア次第(サブスコアのバランス配分)やバックグランドに基づいて、インタビューの招待状(Interview Invitation)がメールで届くかもしれません。その他の出願校との兼ね合いで、予めInterviewの対策をするか否かも含めて年末までの出願スケジュール(やるべきタスクの選定も含め)も確定させておきましょう。

【告知協力】GLOBAL INSEAD DAY – Women in Business

12日(火)に開催されるINSEAD主催のGlobal INSEAD Day -Women in Businessイベントのご案内です。
お申込み方法やイベントの内容は下記urlよりお問い合わせください。
http://mailchi.mp/33296bfbea2a/global-insead-day-on-sep-12-women-in-business-2501505?e=a8da5f659b

パネリスト:
Professor Eriko Ishida-Kawai (MBA’85J)
Eriko Ishida Kawai is the second Japanese woman who attended the INSED MBA programme. She is currently Professor of Kyoto University’s Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as Non-Executive Director of Nikko Asset Management.

Ms. Mika Masuyama (MBA’91J)
A former partner of Egon Zehnder International, Mika Masuyama is currently CEO, Masuyama & Company and Non-Executive Director of Suntory Beverage and Food.

Ms. Maiko Todoroki (MBA’06J)
Director of Poppins Corporation, a leading Premier Childcare and Senior Care company in Japan.

Ms. Aiko Katoh (MBA’11J)
Managing Director of Houzz Japan, a world leading online platform for home remodeling and design born in Silicon Valley.

Considered Themes
• Womenomics in Japan and INSEAD alumni contribution
• Role models since first Japan Alumni ?
• What is the biggest opportunity for INSEAD alumni (Women & Men) on this subject
• What happened since the last 3/4 years (Abe Cabinet) ?
• Business rationale for higher women’s involvement and impact
• Leadership, career path, international rotation & work life balance

Programme
18:30 Guests arrival & registration
19:00 Welcome speech by IAAJ President
19:05 Keynote speech by Prof Kawai followed by alumnae roundtable, Q&A, call to action
20:05 Start of buffet service, socializing
21:30 Event closing and photo shooting
21:45 Complete lights out

Venue
Ark Hills Club
37F East Wing, ARK Mori Building,
1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6090
TEL : 03-5562-8201

Dress Code
Business Casual

Fees
IAAJ members = 5000 JPY per person
Non IAAJ members = 6000 JPY per person
Price is including buffet style food and free flow drinks
Ticket are available for purchase until September 9th (SAT) End of Day
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-insead-day-2017-tokyo-japan-tickets-36653421370

Cancellation
NO REFUND policy is applied for this event. Force Majeure cancellation is of course enforced.

【LL.M. 2018年入学用出願締め切り日】U of Michigan

U of Michigan LL.M.の出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestudents/graduate/Pages/admission.aspx

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 31

The completed application and all supporting materials must reach us between October and the end of January preceding the academic year for which admission is sought. Applications will be reviewed only when they are complete. All applications which are ready for review by the end of January will have equal chances for admission; thereafter, admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applicants will receive notice of decision by late March or early April.

Checklist:
A. Materials from the applicants themselves:

Submit online via LSAC.org, or in hardcopy form by mail or courier directly to the Law School:

1. The completed application form

2. A curriculum vitae (resume)

3.a) At least one essay, the Personal Statement, to supplement the resume. You may also submit one or two additional essays, on any of the 8 suggested topics indicated on the application form. All essays must be written by the applicants themselves, in English.

3. Current official score reports from TOEFL (at least 100 iBT) or IELTS (at least  7.0)

Students in our graduate degree programs must have a high level of English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Most admitted students have scores above the required minimum. The English tests must be taken before January 31, and must be sent directly from the institutions to the Law School or to LSAC. If an applicant has taken multiple tests, photocopies of all results must be submitted with the application.

Detailed information about the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Testing System) can be obtained through their respective websites at www.ets.org/toefl and http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_information.aspx

Unless both of the exceptions listed below apply, applicants must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores (the UMLS institution code for TOEFL is 1839 03; the UMLS address for IELTS reports is indicated at the bottom of this page).

Application Methods

We’re pleased to accept applications prepared in any of the formats described below.  Applicants should use the method most convenient for them. However, applicants who wish to use a credit card to pay for the application fee must apply via LSAC.

Hardcopy Applications are available by request or by downloading the application in pdf format. You will need Acrobat Reader (Version 6.0 or higher will work best). The application fee must be included in the form of a check or money order (see above), unless the fee was waived.

Online Applications can be submitted via LSAC in combination with LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service.

The Credential Assembly Service of LSAC is intended to save you time and money if you wish to apply to a number of U.S.,  Canadian or Australian graduate law degree programs. You will only need to obtain your transcripts and other required credentials once in order to make them available for all of your applications. For a registration fee of $75 (U.S.) plus $25 per law school, LSAC will collect and distribute your university records and TOEFL scores. You may additionally choose to have your non-American university credentials evaluated and authenticated by LSAC. You will be able to use these services to apply to participating U.S. and Canadian law schools for a period of five years. For additional information about this service, go to http://lsac.org/llm/default.asp.

Contact information for direct correspondence with UMLS:

The University of Michigan Law School
Graduate Admissions
701 South State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-3091, U.S.A.
Telephone: 734.764.0537, Fax: 734.647.3218
E-Mail: law.grad.admissions@umich.edu

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