Helpful Hints When Preparing Your Application

Some advice on who to choose for references, what to write in your personal statement, and what your resume should include.

Curriculum Vitae/Résumé

Your résumé should outline work experience since university graduation.  Be sure to clearly identify:  firms/employers, locations, positions held, responsibilities and dates of employment.

You should also outline your participation in volunteer work or community organizations, board appointments, as well as any other relevant accomplishments or information you feel would help your candidacy. 

Please also include a complete summary of your post-secondary education, including any academic awards you have received. 

Choosing your References

Each recommendation should be from an individual who can comment on your professional qualifications, academic promise and suitability for the program. Please refrain from soliciting references from peers, co-workers or direct reports.  Personal references are also ineligible (e.g. friends, family members, etc.). While your reference can provide the Admissions Committee with whatever information s/he thinks would be of value to the Committee, s/he may also wish to comment on the following factors:

Does the applicant have the academic capacity to succeed in the program?

Will the applicant benefit professionally from taking the program?

Will the applicant contribute to the classroom and learning experience of others?

Does the applicant have both the time and the motivation to succeed in the program?

Purpose of Graduate Study

This is your opportunity to articulate (in no more than two pages/1000 words) why you want to be admitted to the Global Professional LLM (GPLLM) and why you would be a valuable asset to the program. Please address all of the following:

1.  Why have you chosen to apply to the GPLLM and what do you hope to achieve?  Please refer to your career and any other personal details that you think are relevant.

2. Please indicate the concentration(s) for which you wish to be considered and explain why you have chosen that concentration.

3. Please describe the extent and manner in which your current position requires you to engage with the law and legal or regulatory issues.

4.  If you are a lawyer, please explain why you are pursuing an executive legal education.  

5. How will you contribute to a dynamic classroom experience?