An LLM student from GW Law has been named to the Washington, DC, Mayor's Commission on African Affairs. Johanna Leblanc – a current LLM student – was appointed to the post by Mayor Muriel Bowser in September 2017, to a term that ends in October, 2019.
The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee is running its annual essay competition on oil and gas law – the Steve Weston Prize. This competition is administered by The Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust, and honours the memory of Steve Weston, a leading practitioner of oil and gas law. It has a prize fund of up to £1,000.
As well as having a fantastic reputation and a selection of great LLM programs on offer, the University of San Diego has been ranked as the most beautiful campus in the United States by the Princeton Review.
The purpose of the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme – which was started in 2014 – is to discover, celebrate and support exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth who use their skills to transform lives. And despite only running for three years, Warwick Law School has already had two winners!
GW Law in Washington DC is still accepting applications for students interested in starting its LLM program in spring 2018 – but interested parties need to hurry as the application deadline is Wednesday 1st November 2017.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been ranked among the top 50 universities worldwide for Law in the recent Times Higher Education (THE) subject rankings 2018. This is the first time that THE has published a subject ranking for Law, and in these rankings QMUL was ranked 37th in the world and 7th in the UK.
The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance (SCELG) has been awarded a new consultancy from the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This consultancy is to support the integrated implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety at the national level.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has recently launched a number of new specialist LLM modules – and as a result of this it has extended its application deadline for September 2017 entry to Sunday 3rd September.
Leopoldo Escobar – a JD/LLM in Taxation student from Miami Law – is a Venezuelan-born lawyer and head of the international tax practice at Norton Rose Fulbright, which used to be the second largest law firm in Caracas, Venezuela. He already has two LLMs, one in international taxation from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and another from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, he then decided to study a third at Miami Law.
Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University has launched a new LLM in International Financial Law, and the good news is that there are still a few places left for the September 2017 start date!
From September 2017 the University of Law is going to offer a Legal Practice Course to students at the University of Reading’s London Road campus. It is also planning to provide the Graduate Diploma in Law for non-law graduates at the University of Reading.
A fourth year LLB (Hons) law student at Strathclyde Law School has been awarded a scholarship to study his Master of Laws program in New York. Thomas Jordan has been accepted onto the LLM St John’s University School of Law in New York where he has also been awarded a $20,000 scholarship by St John’s to support his studies based on his existing work in law.
The Centre for Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee is offering a fully funded postgraduate scholarship for its LLM in Mineral Law and Policy in partnership with the energy industry. To be eligible for the Energy Industry Scholarship applicants must be Somali or of Somali origin (if living in diaspora).
The School of Law at the University of Exeter has launched two brand new pathways for its Master of Laws program – these are an LLM in Insurance Law and an LLM in International Law, Conflict and Security.
BPP University Law School is launching two new LLM programs specifically for solicitors and barristers. The LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) and LLM Legal Practice (Barristers) will welcome its first intakes in September 2017. There will also be a second intake for the full-time LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) program in January 2018.
The President of Ghana, Nana Akuffo Addo, has given John-Peter Amewu – a former student at CEPMLP (Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy) at the University of Dundee – the role of Minister Designate for Lands and Natural Resources in Ghana.
Leiden Law School in the Netherlands has launched an intensive one-year Advanced Masters program on Law & Finance. This postgraduate course is designed to provide students with skills in this international and multidisciplinary area.
Are you interested in white collar crime? It’s fair to say that this area of crime is as old as business, and many a business and businessman has been swindled out of vast sums of money over the years. As the world grows more sophisticated, so too do the criminals’ ways to steal money, as scammers come up with innovative new ways to steal, including insider trading, kickbacks and money laundering.
Miami Law has launched a new LLM with Intensive Legal English Program to help international student with their legal studies. During the first semester of this course, students focus on achieving the English language and communication skills necessary to be successful in the LLM program.
An expert from the University of Exeter has published the first comprehensive legal guide for cyber behaviour. This guide – called Tallinn Manual 2.0 – covers the legal rules concerning behaviour in cyber space and will be used by governments all over the world.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is offering two summer programs designed to provide individuals who have studied, or are currently studying, law outside of the US with a broad exposure to major concepts in US law and American legal training.
The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Derby has welcomed the Energy Industry Scholarship Winner, Mohamed Fatih Ali Sheikh, to start his LLM in Mineral Law and Policy.
Kent Law Clinic at the University of Kent is going to be educating the local community about family court proceedings at a new event later this month in the courtroom of Kent Law Clinic’s Wigoder Law Building.
German student Luca Thönes has been awarded Miami Law’s first-ever International Arbitration LLM E-Fellows Scholarship, which provides a half-tuition award to a participant of the E-fellows LLM Day in Frankfurt, Germany.
The University of Ghent in Belgium has launched an LLM Scholarship Fund for 2017. This LLM Scholarship Fund has been created to help talented and motivated applicants who cannot afford to cover the costs of their Master of Laws studies.