The below questions were asked on Jai Dehadrai’s Career page HERE.
Vaibhav Aggarwal from NLU, Delhi: I wanted to know as to what would be the benefits of an LL.M., for somebody opting for litigation.
Immense benefits – broadens your legal reasoning skills – as you develop and acquire new methods of interpreting statutes and case laws.
Exposure to a rigorous academic environment also has an effect on your drafting skills – you become precise, clear and systematic in the presentation of your arguments.
Studying foreign jurisprudence also tends to reinforce one’s core understanding of the law – which has a shared history across the commonwealth.
Is there is any major difference in pursuing LLM from USA rather than India?
India has excellent law schools – there is no doubt about it.
However, the advantages of pursuing your studies abroad are undeniable.
Exposure to a world-class faculty and student body, will have a positive effect on your legal skills.
The US, for instance, adopts a Socratic style of teaching – which is very challenging initially for students used to a lecture format.
These new methods stretch the student’s intellectual capabilities – and they emerge better equipped as lawyers.