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April 29, 2009

The latest from QMUL School of Law

Law Firm Dewey LeBoeuf to sponsor a student to study International Arbitration at Queen Mary

The law firm Dewey LeBoeuf is sponsoring for the first time the best oralist of the Frankfurt Investment Moot, to study International Arbitration at Queen Mary. The first recipient, Lukas Rusch of St Gallen University, Switzerland, who won first prize in 2008, will start his LLM in September 2009.

James M. MacDonald of La Trobe University, Australia, won 'Best Advocate' in 2009 and will receive a scholarship for an LLM or Diploma at Queen Mary.

Pictured: Current LLM students at the Frankfurt Investment Moot, 2009 (L–R: Margherita Magillo, Ksenia Bakina, Crina Baltag (academic), Dinithi Perera, Paulina Gomez)

House of Lords publish work submitted by Queen Mary LLM students

In response to a call for evidence, Thai, UK and Italian current students taking the LLM class in 'Economic Crime' were able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have gained from their classes, when they recently submitted evidence to the House of Lords Committee, under the guidance of the course leaders Professor Peter Alldridge and Dr Valsamis Mitsilegas.

The written evidence was for the Committee's inquiry on EU initiatives to counter money laundering and terrorist finance.

On the basis of the submission, Professor Alldridge and Dr Mitsilegas gave oral evidence to the Committee on 1 April.

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