US master of laws webinar attracts over 340 participants from PH, ASEAN

Published July 28, 2021, 3:23 PM

by Roy Mabasa

EducationUSA, a program of the US State Department that provides free advising to those who wish to study in the United States, has successfully conducted a back-to-back university fair and webinar attended by more than 340 participants from the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries interested in pursuing an LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree.

EducationUSA law school fair attracts hundreds of aspiring Filipino graduate students. (US Embassy in Manila)

The two-part LL.M. event kicked off on July 17 with a webinar in which seasoned US law school administrators from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law and the University of Michigan Law School discussed the difference between general and specialized LL.M. programs, strategies in building a robust law school application, and the benefits of having an LL.M. degree from a US law school.

On July 24, EducationUSA Philippines hosted a virtual fair with at least 24 U.S. law schools, which provided real-time admissions advice, industry insights, and in-person and online program options to fair participants.

Participants of the event had the opportunity to visit the individual virtual booths of each law school, as well as that of Fulbright Philippines, the oldest continuously operating Fulbright Commission in the world, which administers the flagship US foreign exchange scholarship programs in the Philippines.

EducationUSA Philippines teamed up with the Legal Education Board and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to invite the Philippine law community to these two consecutive events.

Aside from providing free advising, EducationUSA also offers students resources and tools to help navigate the five steps to US study: researching schools, identifying financial aid opportunities, completing the application, obtaining a student visa, and preparing for departure.

There are currently more than 4,700 accredited higher education institutions in the US, and an EducationUSA adviser can help students narrow their options, define their priorities, and plan their college careers.

While EducationUSA is not offering scholarships, it can, however, assist students in identifying scholarship and financial assistance opportunities.