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Previous sessions for the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Kabir Barat works with the Litigation and Regulatory team at DLA Piper's Perth office. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Kabir was an Associate at Desai and Diwanji in Mumbai, after which he obtained an LLM in international commercial arbitration from Straus.

Ahilya Pusalkar completed her BBA LL.B (Hons.) from Alliance University, Bangalore, and worked as a divorce and domestic violence, and commercial litigation advocate at the High Court of Karnataka. She is currently pursuing an LLM in Dispute Resolution at the Straus Institute with focus on mediation. 

About the session


What's covered in this session

  • Shortlisting LLM programs in dispute resolution

  • MIDS vs Straus

  • US vs UK for dispute resolution LLM programs

  • Pros and cons of attending Straus

  • Application process for Straus

  • Who should you approach for a recommendation?

  • Drafting the personal statement for Straus

  • Role played by work experience for Straus

  • Building a strong CV for Straus

  • Size and diversity of the LLM cohort

  • Specialization tracks at Straus

  • Choosing a specialization

  • A typical day at the Straus Institute

  • Working part-time while in Straus

  • Experience as an international student in Malibu

  • Role played by moot court and ADR competitions

  • Law school life: US vs India

  • Employment opportunities

  • Opportunities available to Straus graduates

  • Specialized vs General LLM for Jobs

  • Opportunities in California vs East Coast

  • Placement assistance provided by Straus

  • How can you improve your job prospects?

  • Key takeaways

  • How does a Straus LLM help your career?

  • Advice to future applicants

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