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Video: The LLM Experience

August 11, 2011

The LLM program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School is a one-year, full-time course of study in advanced legal topics designed for lawyers trained outside of the United States. The curriculum and cross-disciplinary perspective provide a superb legal education, and present opportunities for students to take law-related classes outside the Law School at Penn’s other elite schools, departments and programs.

Abhimanyu Ghosh earned his LLM degree in Spring of 2011 and shares his thoughts about Penn Law in this video feature.
My name is Abhimanyu Ghosh. I am from India, basically from Calcutta. I chose Penn Law because of the Ivy League brand name that it has and I was also very interested in having a specialization in business and corporate laws.
I have been attending quite a number of lectures. I think that is one of the boons of coming to the University of Pennsylvania and the Law School because [there are] constantly some of the world’s leaders coming and interacting with you and you can interact with them on a face-to-face basis. Recently, the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon was here, before that Andre Agassi was at Wharton. Penn Law regularly hosts almost all the partners from the big law firms from New York and Washington D.C. so I have interacted with them quite a bit, so it helps you in your networking. There are judges coming from the Supreme Court, coming from the Delaware courts, regularly to teach and to interact with you. From an Indian experience there was the Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs [K.P. Krishnan] of the government of India who came to teach us for a short course of three weeks. In India it would be almost impossible to meet him but here, he was teaching just 10 of us and interacting with us on a daily basis, and that was excellent.
Some of the courses that I have taken at Wharton include negotiations, financial accounting, and corporate finance. I think it is a great addition to the LLM program. 
I think that it is an excellent atmosphere to be in, to interact, to know so many cultures, to have debates, discussions… I think it’s an excellent cultural experience as well as an academic experience.
This transcript was edited for length.