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July 5, 2012

International LLM programmes give legal careers a real boost

University of Dundee School of LawAs the legal workplace becomes ever more competitive, law schools are offering postgraduate students more and more to help them further their careers. This means that there are ever increasing LLM subject options.

One distinct advantage in today’s global market is having a good understanding of international law, and there are many Master of Laws study options in this field.

Dundee Law School has recently launched two joint Master of Laws programmes, one in International Commercial Law and the other in Private International Law. Both of these postgraduate law programmes are being offered in conjunction with universities in France – the University of Cergy-Pontoise and Toulouse University.

Professor Peter McEleavy, programme creator and LLM Director at Dundee Law School, explains, “Whilst in Dundee students gain an in-depth knowledge of international commercial law topics or issues of private international law from a common law perspective and then they are exposed to civil law thinking and reasoning when abroad. The result is that through exposure to, and a detailed understanding of, the two core legal traditions in the world, candidates are even better equipped to succeed in an international environment, whether that is in a law firm, a multinational company or an international organisation. It gives them a real head start.”

There are many other highly regarded internationally-focused LLM programmes avaiable at law schools in the UK, including the LLM in International Law at the University of Edinburgh and the LLM in International Law at the University of Nottingham.

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