カテゴリー別アーカイブ: Duke (LL.M.)

【2019年度 LL.M. 入学用エッセイ課題】: Duke University

Duke, LL.M.の出願書類関連情報を確認していきたいと思います。
https://law.duke.edu/internat/appinformation/#details

Resume

Please submit a resume with your application. If you apply via LSAC, use the electronic attachment.

Personal Statement

You are required to submit a 2-5 page personal statement. If you apply via LSAC, use the electronic attachment. The personal statement should include your professional and educational experience, special areas of interest, previous overseas experience, and any other information that supports your application. Please let us know if there is a special reason for applying to Duke Law School such as family members who are alumni or who are living in North Carolina, or a spouse or significant other with admission to a nearby school or who is also applying to the LLM program.

>>>最長5ページと記されていますが、2から3ページの長さで書き纏めることができる内容を無理やり長くする必要はありません。Duke LL.M.用のPersonal Statementにどういったコンテンツを使うのか?、そしてそのためにも早めに自己分析作業等に着手していきましょう。

Recommendation Letters

A minimum of two letters of recommendation should be submitted on behalf of the LLM applicant. Such letters should not be from relatives or close family friends. The letters should explain the relationship of the writer to the applicant. At least one letter should be from a faculty member well acquainted with the applicant’s academic ability.

If applying electronically, LSAC offers an LOR service for letters of recommendations.  Please follow the instructions on the LSAC site.

If application materials are being submitted in hard copy format directly to the International Studies office, recommendation letter forms must be included and are available for download at our site. Your signature on the recommendation form indicates you have waived your right to the material contained in the recommendation letter and should be included with all letters submitted on your behalf.  Referees may also submit recommendation letters directly to the International Studies office. We prefer recommendation letters in hard copy format but will accept electronic letters if a referee is unable to submit the letters prior to the application deadline.

ご存知のように推薦状の提出方法は、①LSAC経由、もしくは②各スクール独自のフォーマット(各校のHPよりダウンロードします)となります。しかしながら、②の提出方法は一部のスクール(例:Harvard, Michiganなど)に限られますのでご注意ください。

【2019年度 LL.M. 入学用出願締め切り日】: Duke University

Duke University, LL.M.プログラムの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://law.duke.edu/internat/appinformation/

Applicants to Duke Law’s LLM, SJD and exchange programs may begin submitting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year on September 1, 2018. The application deadline for the LLM program is January 20, 2019.

Although the application deadline is January 20 for the LLM program and March 20 for the SJD program, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in January. A rolling basis means that applications are considered until the class is full. Admission to the LLM and SJD program is for fall semester only.

他校のアドミッション方式でも、Dukeと同様に上記”A rolling basis”が採用されるケースもあります。こうした情報は出願戦略を考えていく上で参考にしてください。

Our preferred method for submitting application materials is electronically via LSAC (Law School Admission Council). Please visit the LSAC website for account access or to create a new account. Complete application instructions are available on the electronic application for the Duke Law LLM program.

You may also submit your application materials directly to our office. The application checklist allows you to investigate the options available for both application types. Please note that you must omit the box number from the address if you plan to send application materials via courier (DHL, FedEx, etc.) to the International Admissions office.  Please note that we do not accept applications materials submitted via e-mail.

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

Duke LL.M Programの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://law.duke.edu/internat/appinformation/#checklist

Applicants to Duke Law’s LLM, SJD and exchange programs may begin submitting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year on September 1, 2017. The application deadline is January 20, 2018.

9月1日から2018年1月20日の間での出願が可となりますが、同校への志望度により年内に出願することも(もちろん)可能です。また同校への出願はLSAC以外にDuke Law専用の願書(application form)で出願できます。Harvardのように独自の願書で出願しなければならないケース、Dukeのようにいずれからのシステムで出願できるケースなどをよくよく踏まえた上で、この時期から年内までの出願スケジュールを見直してはいかがでしょうか。

【FAQサイトの活用】:Duke Law School編

今回の投稿ではDuke University, LL.M.出願用のFAQサイトの内容を確認していきましょう。https://law.duke.edu/internat/faq/#specialized

Q. Can I take courses in other departments at Duke University?
A. You need 21 credits in law courses to earn an LLM degree. In addition, you also may take classes anywhere in the university. Cross-listed courses may also be included in satisfying the 21 law credits requirement. Cross-listed courses are inter-disciplinary courses offered by the Law School and other schools or departments, such as The Fuqua School of Business and the Sanford School of Public Policy.

出願者全員がLaw School以外の大学院から科目を履修する必要はありませんが、Duke Universityという総合大学の教育上のアドバンテージを活かすためにも、自らのPost LL.M. Goalsと照らし合わせた上で検討してみてはいかがでしょうか。

Q. Do you require interviews for admission?
A. Interviews are not required, but we are happy to have applicants visit us at Duke Law School. Anyone interested in knowing more about Duke and the LLM program may schedule an appointment by contacting the Office of International Studies at (919) 613-7033 or at international@law.duke.edu. Adequate notice is necessary.
“Not Required”と記されていても、同プログラムを知るために必要な機会であれば積極的に活用していきましょう。入学審査は加点法です。同校への進学希 望理由をPersonal Statementを通じて伝えますが、それ以外のツールを用いた進学希望理由発信の機会が得られると考えてはいかがでしょうか。

【LL.M. 2016年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 Duke Univ.

Duke University LL.M.プログラムの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://law.duke.edu/internat/appinformation/

Applicants to Duke Law’s LLM, SJD and exchange programs may begin submitting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year on September 1, 2015. The application deadline is January 20, 2016.

Although the application deadline is January 20, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in January. A rolling basis means that applications are considered until the class is full. Admission to the LLM and SJD program is for fall semester only.

そして、出願時に必要な書類やテストスコアに関する一覧表(推薦状フォームを含む)を確認することができます。
https://law.duke.edu/internat/appinformation/

8月に入り、徐々にアメリカのLL.M.プログラムの出願要綱(締め切り日等含む)の情報が更新され始めました。現状のテストスコアやPost LL.M.の目標、さらには成績等を踏まえ、出願先を選定する時期に差し掛かっています。もしそのようなご相談の場合は、今月9日に開催するLL.M.準備ガイダンスへお越しください。ご予約はこちらのリンクからお願いします。
http://www.affinity-english.com/event/llm-individual-guidance.html

 

 

【LL.M. Application Deadlines for Fall 2015】: Duke

Duke University, Law ScoolにおけるLL.M.プログラムの出願締め切り日が発表されております。

Applicants to Duke Law’s LLM, SJD and exchange programs may begin submitting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year on September 1, 2014. The application deadline is January 20, 2015.
http://law.duke.edu/internat/appinformation/

Our preferred method for submitting application materials is electronically via LSAC (Law School Admission Council). Please visit the LSAC website for account access or to create a new account. Complete application instructions are available on the electronic application for the Duke Law LLM program.

出願方法と言えば、LSACのシステムを介した出願方法が主流となりましたが、同校ではLSACを使用しない出願方法についても説明が掲載されています。

You may also submit your application materials directly to our office. The application checklist allows you to investigate the options available for both application types. Please note that you must omit the box number from the address if you plan to send application materials via courier (DHL, FedEx, etc.) to the International Admissions office.

LSACを使用しない場合は、同スクールのAdmissions Officeへ直接書類一式を揃えて提出することになります。また、その際の出願書類のチェックリストも案内されています。慣れない作業が続きますので、自分でリストを作成するなり、スクール独自のものを活用するなど、準備を着々と進めていきましょう。
http://law.duke.edu/internat/appinformation#checklist

また、国際便 (Courier)についても言及されていますが、DHLやFedexも含め、送付後の書類が追跡できるサービス内容かどうかも確認していきましょう。

【LL.M. Program Application Deadlines for Fall 2014】: Duke University

Duke University LL.M.プログラムの出願要綱が発表され、例年通りで(2014年)1月20日と発表されています。

Applicants to Duke Law’s LLM, SJD and exchange programs may begin submitting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year on September 1, 2013. The application deadline is January 20, 2014.

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in January. A rolling basis means that applications are considered until the class is full. Admission to the LLM and SJD program is for fall semester only.
http://law.duke.edu/internat/appinformation