Dec. 19, 2008
Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy announces Nobel Prize Laureate as capstone speaker
Since 1933, the Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy has been a leading institution in the research and teaching of international law. In continuing its pursuit of innovation and excellence in legal studies, the School was proud to welcome its inaugural LL.M. in International Law class in September 2008.
The LL.M. programme encompasses a full academic year with students taking four courses each semester and culminates with an independent research and writing project. It is the School's belief that a traditional legal education is no longer sufficient to educate an international lawyer. Rather, greater education in international law and in international affairs is needed to practice law in the globalized 21st century.
The Fletcher LL.M. in international law provides a broad, contextual understanding of not only law but also of the societies and institutions in which it is propagated. The programme is insturcted by distinguished international law faculty with extensive real-world experience. The programme endeavors to substantiate the historical, political, cultural, and economic frameworks within which contemporary international lawyers operate. The LL.M. provides rich perspective and excellent preparation for a new or continuing career in international or non-governmental organizations, government agencies, international businesses and law firms, diplomatic missions, foreign and defense ministries, media, or other international institutions.
At the conclusion of the taught courses, students are invited to the Tufts’ European Center, located in a former 11th century Benedictine priory on the shores of Lake Annecy in Talloires, France. While at the Center, students will participate in an international “High Table”: an on-going colloquium run by the international law faculty that includes regular presentations by faculty, visiting scholars, speakers, and students concerning their research. The School is pleased to announce that the special guest at the 2009 Capstone will be Noble Prize Laureate Dr. Mohamed Mostafa ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
For the 2008-2009 academic year, the Talloires Capstone shall take place from May 5, 2009 to May 10, 2009. All costs connected with the Talloires Capstone are included in the LL.M. program tuition.
Content added on 19 December 2008.