Megan Heatherly, Assistant Director of Admissions at Columbia Law School’s Office of Graduate Degree Programs, visited Chile at the beginning of November to hold information sessions for lawyers interested in Columbia’s LLM programs.
While in Chile, she held one-on-one meetings with interested applicants, met with lawyers at important law firms, participated in the EducationUSA South American LLM Tour in Santiago, and held an information session at the Santiago Center.
During the latter, Heatherly reviewed the value of a Columbia degree, options in Columbia’s LLM program, how to finance the degree, and how and when to apply. She provided information for both the Executive LLM in Global Business Law, for which the Law School recommends at least five years of experience, and the traditional LLM for those who have at least a year of legal experience.
Following her presentation, Columbia Law School alumni Karen Werner (LLM’17) and Diego Navarrete (LLM’18) spoke about their experiences studying at Columbia in New York and offered tips and recommendations on issues that included the curriculum, favorite classes, housing, work opportunities after the LLM degree and living experiences with spouses.
The session was followed by a reception where the interested applicants could delve further into those issues with the LLM graduates and Heatherly in an informal, relaxed environment.