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School of Law Postgraduate Programmes


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Welcome to the School of Law Queen Mary, part of the prestigious University of London, is one of the top UK research universities and a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. Comprised of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and the Department of Law, the School of Law has over 60 faculty members either teaching at postgraduate level or offering PhD supervision, whom are leading experts in almost all areas of law and whom advise and act as consultants to national and international governments, the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Commission, NGOs, legal regulatory authorities and businesses. Our staff have a longestablished reputation for providing high-quality teaching and internationally renowned research, with invaluable contributions from respected practitioners and industry experts. We offer a wide range of postgraduate law programmes, providing both theoretical and practical approaches to specialist areas of law, underpinned by leading research. Our LLM Programme for example, is the largest in the UK, with 20 specialisms and a wide range of modules, offering students a broad and liberal learning experience. Consequently, we attract a diverse student body from over 85 jurisdictions, whom together, create a lively, supportive and intellectually stimulating environment in which to study and research. Global view – Distance Learning and Studying in Paris For students unable to attend classes in London, the CCLS offers interactive and innovative distance learning courses in Computer and Communications Law and Arbitration and Mediation, with optional residential weekends. In addition, students have the option to follow one of four CCLS led LLM programmes in Paris, providing in-depth immersion in commercial law from both comparative and international perspectives, within a common law framework. Offered in block teaching and evening modes, the course is taught at the University of London in Paris Institute (ULIP) in central Paris, led by CCLS staff, with the generous support of leading practitioners and academics based in France.


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Queen Mary, School of Law Postgraduate Law Centre, Lincoln's Inn Fields

University of London in Paris Institute


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Postgraduate School of Law Location and facilities We are based in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn, the legal district of London, near to numerous law firms, chambers and the Royal Courts of Justice and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, one of the leading law libraries in Europe, available to all our PG law students, providing access to many specialist law databases. In addition, Queen Mary provides free access to 84 law databases including: • Lexis • Nexis • Westlaw • Justis • Eur-lex • Hein-Online • Business Source Complete • Index to Legal Periodicals • International Court of Justice Reports • Kluwer Arbitration • Lawtel • Oxford Scholarship Online (Law) • Reports of Patent, Design and Trademark Cases • UK Statute law database • United Nations Treaty Collection In the Summer of 2012, the Postgraduate Law Centre was fully refurbished and now includes a 130 seat lecture theatre, additional seminar rooms, allocated rooms for PhD students and research projects, students’ common room, wireless and scan to email facilities, workstations for students, smart boards and digital data projectors for teaching. Critical Thinking and Writing in Law Programme Provided by the Queen Mary Language Centre, in close collaboration with the School of Law, the Critical Thinking and Writing in Law programme is a specialized series of interactive lectures running parallel to the postgraduate taught classes, designed to improve students’ writing and research in law, while providing a solid foundation to prepare for and complete exams and dissertations with confidence, at no extra cost to the students. www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/llm/support/index.html Continuing Professional Development (CPD) We provide a range of flexible evening and distance learning professional courses, seminars, conferences and workshops that confer CPD points. The School of Law is an authorised CPD provider of courses and seminars accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB). For further details on events, guest lectures and how to register for them, please see: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/events


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Professional accreditation – exemptions from professional qualifications MSc Management of Intellectual Property and Certificate of Intellectual Property In both courses students are offered the chance to undertake additional special papers for intending Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. Those who opt to undertake these exams gain exemption from the CIPA Examination Board foundation level exams and exemption from 3 out of 4 of the foundation level ITMA exams. MSc IP students undertaking the additional exemption papers also gain a pass in the additional Certificate of Intellectual Property Law. Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice The Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice is a requirement for those wishing to qualify as Trade Mark Attorneys. The Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice programme has been specifically designed in close co-operation with the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) for the trainee agent. Arbitration and Mediation Completion of certain modules on the PG Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (distance learning), PG Diploma in International Mediation (distance learning), PG Diploma in International Dispute Resolution – Arbitration, PG Diploma in International Dispute Resolution – Mediation – will award successful candidates exemption from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators professional qualifications. Further information can be found at: www.ciarb.org/education-andtraining/Recognised%20Course%20Providers%20List.pdf


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Please also see: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/distancelearning/index.html www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/diploma/idr/index.html www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/llm/programmes/ international_dispute/index.html LLM Tax Law The LLM in Tax Law gives an exemption from the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) exam. It can also help you fulfil the eligibility requirements to take the exams of the Chartered Institute of Taxation to become a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). The LLM Tax graduates just have to sit the Final CTA exam. The LLM options – EU Tax Law, International Tax Law and the LLM dissertation – may also be used to prepare for the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT). The EU Tax Law and International Tax Law courses prepare students for the appropriate ADIT papers and the LLM dissertation can be used to fulfil the requirements of an ADIT international/EU tax dissertation. ADIT Prize Winner Gauthier Cruysmans, International Tax Manager at GDF SUEZ, Brussels, (Queen Mary LLM Tax Law 2009-10) won the ‘John Avery-Jones Thesis 2010 prize’, which is awarded at the discretion of the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) Committee, to the candidate who, in the sole opinion of the Committee, achieves the highest thesis standard in any calendar year. Gauthier won the prize for the thesis he submitted in the framework of the ADIT exams and for the Queen Mary LLM programme. The title of his thesis was “The Compatibility of the Belgian Deduction for Risk Capital Regime with EU Law”.

Gauthier Cruysmans, winner of the ‘John Avery-Jones Thesis 2010 prize’


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Research The School of Law has consistently been ranked in the top 10 law schools in the UK for the quality of our research, and many of our internationally recognised staff act as advisers to governments, industry and NGOs, both nationally and internationally. The Centre for Commercial Law Studies research strengths The CCLS was created by Professor Sir Roy Goode to develop a body of knowledge and skills in the areas of commercial law. CCLS has particular strengths in arbitration, banking and finance law, comparative and commercial law, intellectual property, insurance law, economic regulation, international business law, international shipping law, mediation, computer and communications law, media law, EU financial law, tax law and energy law. Current CCLS research projects • Microsoft – legal and regulatory aspects of Cloud Computing • EU-funded project on cloud computing (Accountability for the Cloud) • qLegal – EU & HEIF funded multi-institutional European/US project to provide legal and regulatory advisory services to the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector via Queen Mary PG law students The Department of Law research strengths The Department of Law conducts an extensive range of teaching and research activities. The Department has particular expertise in the areas of public international law; law and public policy, international human rights; public law; European Union law; criminology, class law, legal theory and


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legal history; equity, trusts and property law; healthcare law; comparative law; immigration, asylum and rights of ethnic minorities; company and commercial law; labour law, competition law; criminal law and environmental law. Current Department of Law research projects • European Union’s PEACE III Programme – Peace Process in Northern Ireland • Ongoing book – ‘Irish Political Prisoners 1920-2000’ Routledge, 2011-13, funded by the Department of Justice & Equality as part of the PEACE project • Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust – Monograph on Sir Neil MacCormick: Philosophy, Law and Politics • Commission of the European Community – EVERREST project-ethical, legal, regulatory and social issues of research into developing a safe environment for foetal growth restriction • Cross-institutional “Wellcome Trust Strategic Award” for interdisciplinary research project in Biomedical Ethics • Cross-institutional Arts Humanities Research Council (AHRC) – ‘The Politics of Judicial Independence in Britain’s Changing Constitution’ • AHRC Queen Mary inter-faculty three year project – Exploring the implications of the economic downturn • Multinational interdisciplinary 40 month research project ‘EU Action to Fight Environmental Crime’ (EFFACE) funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for Research School of Law Research Centres and Institutes: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/research/centres Full details on faculty members and long standing visiting academics and practitioners: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/people


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School of Law Events Every year, academics across the School are heavily involved in a wide range of events with distinguished guests from academia, governments, legal practice, industry, regulatory authorities, NGOs and the judiciary, offering students excellent networking opportunities and practical insights from leading experts in their field. Below are a few recent examples, several of which are long-standing annual events: School of Law • Annual Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Research Conference CCLS • EQE Training Programme on European Patent Law and Practice • Herchel Smith Seminar Series –Intellectual Property • Annual International Tax Alumni Conference, Annual Tax Summer School • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and School of International Arbitration (SIA) Lecture • School of International Arbitration conferences, seminars and training programmes • Annual SIA/Hamline Summer School Certificate Program in Global Arbitration Law and Practice • Annual CCLS Open Lectures: Ethics in Business and Finance • Annual CCLS Roundtable in Financial Law and Regulation • Annual CCLS New Voices in Commercial Law Series


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Department of Law • Annual Public Law and Society Lecture • Centre for the Study of Incentives in Health Seminar Series • Corporate Law Lecture Series • Criminal Justice Centre conferences, seminars and lecture series • GLOCUL: Centre for Culture and Law seminars and events • Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC) conferences, summer school and seminars • Annual 'Trends and Developments in Global Competition Law' Conference by Crowell & Moring LLP and the ICC • International Law Conference In addition, many of our academic staff are invited to speak at prestigious external conferences. Information on all Queen Mary law-led events and external conferences can be found here: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/events


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School of Law Events

Inaugural Lecture of the Human Rights Collegium, given by Justice Albie Sachs (L-R: Stephen Bowen, BIHR Director, Justice Sachs, Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC (QM), Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas (QM Head of Department of Law) March 2013

Lee Buchheit, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP New York giving a guest lecture to LLM Banking and Finance students on Debt Crises, January 2013

‘Seminar on Contemporary Challenges in International Arbitration’ September 2012 (L-R: Toby Landau QC, Justice Sundaresh Menon, Professor Bernard Hanotiau, Justice of The Supreme Court, The Right Hon the Lord Mance, Professor Julian Lew QC)


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Jonathan Moss, Partner, DWF Fishburns LLP London giving a guest lecture to LLM Insurance Law students on “Piracy ? Will Insurers Meet The Costs?”, February 2013

Annual Corporate Law Conference: Perspectives on Anglo/American Corporate Governance’, March 2012, Queen Mary and Vanderbilt* Law Schools: (L-R: Professor Alan Dignam (QM), Professor Amanda M. Rose*, Professor Randall Thomas*, Assistant Professor Yesha Yadav*, Professor Rosa Lastra (QM), Professor Niamh Moloney (LSE))

Professor Sir Roy Goode’s lecture at opening of Paris LLM, January 2013. (L-R: Antoine Maffei, Partner, De Bocas Maffei, Paris, Dr Maxi Scherer, Programme Director, Professor Sir Roy Goode, Professor Spyros Maniatis, Head of CCLS, Dr Georges Affaki, CIB Legal BNP Paribas, Paris)


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Annual Postgraduate Legal Research Conference Overview from Tatjana Nikitina, Estonia, current PhD student and one of the conference organisers “The Postgraduate Legal Research Conference is organised annually by Queen Mary PhD students and hosted by the School of Law. Since the inaugural conference of 2010, the event has grown into one of the largest of its kind in the UK offering a forum for doctoral students from all over the world to present their research. “In 2013 the conference had the theme ‘Reinvigorating Legal Thought in Times of Change’. This included 12 subject sessions each dedicated to a specific area of law and chaired by Queen Mary academics, with the event attracting about 150 delegates across the sessions. The poster session was a great opportunity for presenters to discuss their research in a dynamic and interactive manner with a prize awarded for the best poster. In addition to these traditional sessions the conference also hosted a Soap Box session which is an innovative space for short presentations on risky ideas or controversial legal views. The presenters have not more than 5 minutes to convey their ideas to the audience while also competing for the Best Soap Box Presenter award.” Tatjana Nikitina Full details of the conference: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/events/items/86944.html

Professor Richard Nobles chairing the session ‘Socio-Legal Studies’ during the conference


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Organisers* of the 2013 PhD Conference along with the first year PhD students whom will organise the 2014 event – (L-R – William Linton*, Tatjana Nikitina*, Niovi Vavoula, Sangeetha Manavalan, Hayley O'Hagan (PhD Administrator), Aleksandra Jordanoska*, Tom Hannant

Winner of the Soapbox Session - Professor Chris Reed presenting Ana Albabetancourt, Queen Mary PhD student – ‘War of the Titans: Apple vs. Samsung, and the Possibility of International Litigation of a Worldwide Intellectual Property Conflict'


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Beyond the classroom – additional opportunities and support available to our students Mooting and essay competitions We actively encourage students to participate and those selected are provided with guidance and support by relevant academics to prepare for a range of events or essay competitions including the Annual Wilhelm C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, the Oxford IP Moot, the European Law Moot Court and the annual IT law essay prize competition with Preiskel & Co LLP. Queen Mary's School of Law-General Partner of ELSA Queen Mary law students, regardless of nationality, are entitled to membership of the European Law Students‘ Association (ELSA) – the world’s largest independent law students’ association – and many of our current and former students are ELSA members, benefitting from their extensive network of contacts. www.elsa.org Careers Queen Mary’s Careers team organise a number of events, featuring representatives from top UK and international law firms, to help students understand the legal job market and decide on the most appropriate career route after graduation. Students can also take advantage of a wide range of other careers events and services to gain more information about law and non-law careers and receive advice on job hunting and applications. For more information, see: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/careers Highlights from 2012-13 include: • Linklaters LLP: LLM Programmes at UK Law firms • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP: Interview Skills: An Employer’s view • CEO, International Compliance Association & Representative from the Bank of England: A Career in Compliance • Presenting Pitching and Influencing with Eversheds LLP • Linklaters LLP: Interview Techniques – an Employers view


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• Weil LLP: Mock Interview Sessions • Freshfields LLP: Mock Interview Sessions • Speakers from the EC Representation to UK • Representative from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Careers Evening • Separate presentations, CV workshop and interview skills given to dispute resolution students by Jepson Holt Consulting and Dentons LLP Internships In 2012-13, the School of Law has arranged for numerous unique work-experience opportunities for our Postgraduate Law students including: • Work-shadow The Hon. Justice Blair at the High Court • Work-shadow Sir Bernard Rix in the Court of Appeal when he was Lord Justice of Appeal • A summer internship with the United Nations (UNCTAD) Geneva • Summer work experience position with Edwards Wildman LLP in Insurance Law • Summer internships with EDF Trading in (1) the Regulatory Department and (2) the Credit Risk Management Department • A summer internship with Preiskel & Co LLP • A Summer Work experience position with Stobbs & Co –IP/Patents Firm, Cambridge • A Summer internship with Promontory Financial Group Summer internships at the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) • An arbitration internship at WilmerHale LLP • An arbitration internship at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP • An internship with ICC Court of Arbitration • One research associate and two editing positions assisting Professor Julian Lew QC • Two month data protection internships with Promontory Financial Group for 2 students


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Opportunities for LLM students interested in the ICT sector to gain practical experience in the growing digital community qLegal – The CCLS Legal Incubator In Summer 2013 the CCLS established ‘qLegal’, which aims to provide legal and regulatory advisory services to earlystage, start-up companies, primarily in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector through high calibre postgraduate law students. This will allow Queen Mary students to get involved in a rich learning and valuable professional development experience, as well as gaining useful networking opportunities with potential future clients or employers. As a ‘legal incubator’, qLegal employs a range of service delivery modes including single-client projects; multi-client workshops and clinics; and access to an online portal. An extensive platform of strategic partners and collaborators significantly enhances the qLegal proposition and includes world-class research groups from across Queen Mary; a CCLS-led network of legal incubators from leading law schools in Europe and the US and close working relationships with a number of key players in the growing ‘Digital London Community’. The scheme will be open to all LLM students. European Intellectual Property Network (EIPIN) Unrivalled networking opportunities for IP students The Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI) was one of the four founder members of EIPIN created in 1999. Over the last 14 years numerous Queen Mary PG law IP students have benefited enormously from attending EIPIN Congresses held at one of the six member institutions, all leading IP institutions. www.eipin.org

Queen Mary staff and students at the EIPIN 2013 Conference, European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, Spring 2013


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Leslie Lansman, USA, LLM in Intellectual Property (2012-13) “EIPIN is one of the most unique and rewarding experiences that Queen Mary offers. “During the conference students listen to academics from across the world. It is an amazing opportunity to hear from leading figures in the IP world in a setting geared to, and focused on, the attending students. The topics aim at discussing some of the most relevant, and often controversial, issues currently facing those interested in IP. “Students are encouraged to network and continue the discussion once the lectures end through planned dinner and social events. This is what makes EIPIN truly remarkable. Often in such conferences, once the conference ends participants rarely hear from each other again. Since EIPIN is held twice, attendees truly have the opportunity to cement and build upon existing relationships. It is almost like taking another LLM program. And, perhaps most importantly, EIPIN is tremendous fun.” Luxmi Raj, UK, MSc in Management of Intellectual Property (2012-2013) “As an MSc student I had the unparalleled opportunity to apply and participate in the EIPIN. Each year students from the different institutions are mixed up for the purpose of collaboratively researching and writing a paper on an IP topic. In addition, students travel and attend lectures given by noted academics and practitioners, on IP issues which are topical but are generally not discussed in the classroom, thereby introducing the students to more nuanced areas in IP.”


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Internship opportunity at the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (ICT Analysis section), Switzerland Ngozi Onodugo, Nigeria (LLB, (Queen Mary), General LLM 2012-13) was selected to do a 3-month (JuneAugust) internship with the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (ICT Analysis section) in Switzerland. She will be involved in projects and tasks related to E-commerce and Law Reform Programmes for developing countries. “I am working with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); the ICT Analysis section on their e-Commerce and Law Reform Programme. The Programme helps developing countries understand the importance of ICT and the need for the establishment of effective legal frameworks on e-Commerce and ICT through capacity building activities. “My role is to do research on the existing legal frameworks of developing countries which have approached UNCTAD for assistance and assist with the capacity building activities. “Doing the LLM definitely helped with the internships – I probably would not have known about the internship if I wasn't on the programme. In addition, my dissertation (Title: Digital Convergence and Mobile Payments: A Critical Analysis of Mobile Payments Regulation in Nigeria), is in an area that is related to the work I am doing with UNCTAD. I came about the topic as a result of a comment made by my E-Commerce lecturer, Professor Chris Reed about mobile payments services in Nigeria which I did not realise existed before this. I therefore have some knowledge now of developments in the area of mobile commerce and this is assisting me in my research assignments here.”


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Latest trends in technology and information policy at the Annenburg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute and taking on the fight against poverty – Advocates for International Development (A4ID) – 3 month internship Temitope Lawal, Nigeria (LLM in Computer and Communications Law, CCLS/University of Lagos Scholarship Winner) Temitope was awarded a scholarship to participate in the Annenburg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute taking place at the University of Oxford. This 2-week summer programme brings together young scholars and regulators from around the world to discuss important trends in technology and its influence on information policy. Temitope was also offered a 3-month internship with Advocates for International Development (A4ID), a global charity that believes that law should be used more effectively to eradicate global poverty. They do this by ensuring that legal support is available to those in the fight against poverty. “The Global Media Law and Policy programme in Oxford gave me an excellent opportunity to learn more about media transition systems as well as issues regarding internet censorship and surveillance as they affect the exercise of the right to freedom of expression in different countries including Iran, Turkey, US, China, Brazil, UK, Myanmar, Sudan. “With regards to the sort of work I do at A4ID, I work in the Brokerage Team which is responsible for linking up NGOs (our Development Partners) with lawyers (our Legal Partners) that are willing to offer free legal advice and assistance. Thus, my job entails preparing project summary forms and letters to our current and prospective Development Partners as well as Legal Partners.”


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Summer internship for Queen Mary essay winner with Preiskel & Co LLP Natália Porto Jardim, Brazil (LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law, School of Law Scholarship Winner) was recently awarded the Preiskel & Co LLP essay competition, the prize being a summer internship with Preiskel – a boutique London law firm which specialises in UK and international corporate, commercial and regulatory matters. “The good links that the university maintains with law firms allowed me to participate in an essay competition organized by Preiskel and Co. My essay ‘Developing Software Solutions Based on Open Source Code: Ownership Challenges’, examines strategies for developers to utilize software created based on open source code. I was very happy to win the prize which included an internship. “The professional experience in an international law firm in London has certainly added great value to my Master’s degree. One of the great benefits of it is working closely with qualified lawyers from a range of different jurisdictions and having the opportunity to see UK legal work in practice, by drafting contracts and articles, participating in professional meetings, advising clients and carrying out research.”


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British Institute of Human Rights – 3 summer internships for Queen Mary LLM students “At the end of the year, we were successful in being awarded an internship at the British Institute of Human Rights, which is for Queen Mary students only. The internships have given us an invaluable opportunity for getting practical experience in the human rights field. At the moment we are participating in the planning of the 2013 Human Rights Tour, which is an event that takes place throughout the United Kingdom. Besides, we get to do additional human rights related research, prepare memorandums and write drafts for the newsletter. Furthermore, we get to participate in meetings, which is something we have very much enjoyed. We are very grateful that we as interns get so much responsibility and so many interesting tasks.” Helene, Nathalia and Sadaf

(L-R -Nathalia Hadiprodjo (Indonesia) LLM in Public International Law, Sadaf Etemadi (UK), LLM in Human Rights Law and Helene Qvist Petersen (Denmark), LLM in Human Rights Law


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Current student views Ayah El Said, Fulbright Scholar, Egypt, LLM in Law and Economics Bursary Winner 2012-13 “I am an Egyptian economist, with a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo, where I was the top student in the major, and an MA in Economics from New York University (NYU) where I was a Fulbright Scholar. I spent the last few years after my time at NYU working as an emerging markets economist in two economic and financial consultancies in New York and London (Roubini Global Economics and Arabia Monitor), having previously worked at the World Bank and the Central Bank of Egypt. My research areas of interest include international finance, monetary economics and financial development, and during my time at NYU, I was exposed to the literature on the role of institutions, and how countries with better, and more advanced, legal systems tended to have better financial systems, which fostered economic growth. This paved the way for my interest in law and economics. “As a professional economist, I was exposed to the impact of the global financial crisis on emerging markets, and the important role played by legal and regulatory institutions in mitigating the worst of the crisis, and as an Egyptian witnessing her own country's uprising, I had a first-hand experience with the importance of legal and regulatory environment in terms of how it affects investor sentiment, and how the lack of it could prove to have dire effects on any economy. Law and Economics is a field that has been gradually growing but I could not find one such program that would fit my background. I came across Queen Mary's new LLM in Law and Economics program at a time when I wanted to return to graduate school, and specialise in law and economics, and this program seems to be the perfect stepping stone to lead me to the area that I would like to specialize in. As an economist with no legal background, I was taken to the very basics of different legal subjects, laying the necessary foundations that would equip me to combine both law and economics in a growing area where is high demand for such calibre and not enough supply. My interest


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in international finance made Queen Mary an even more appealing option for me given its strong reputation in finance and banking law, and my only regret is that there is not enough hours in the day that would make me audit – or simply read – material from other classes since the variety of courses offered, that are of interest to me, is unprecedented. It has truly been a wonderful experience, and the faculty members' dedication and hard work put in this program adds much more to it all.” Marcel Campbell, UK Current Student – Distance Learning LLM in Computer and Communications Law Director, Information Security, Thomson Reuters Corporation, New York “My background is as a technologist. Over the last decade a myriad of regulations that pertain to the use of information have become central to designing an effective solution. The course helped me better understand the rules, their intent and to apply them in practise. I particularly enjoyed the Privacy and Data Protection, Media Law and Internet Content Regulations modules, which were topical at the time and spurred many interesting debates with tutors and other students. Technology is used very effectively to deliver content and enable collaboration on the course. I strongly recommend this course for both Technologists and Legal practitioners.”


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Emily Cheah, Malaysia, MSc Law and Finance 2011-12 “Before coming to Queen Mary, I did a Law LLB at UCL. I decided to undertake postgraduate study because I felt that given the current economic conditions, it was necessary to do everything I could possibly do to distinguish myself from other candidates vying for the same job. The MSc Law & Finance is unique in that it offered those with a law background, like me, to get a foothold in economics and finance subjects. It is one of the very few institutions in the UK to offer this degree, which I felt would be extremely advantageous for my future job prospects. Also, it was clear that the School are composed of giants in their field – I would be learning from the best! “The teachers have been excellent at fostering a friendly and open learning atmosphere. You are encouraged to ask questions, both in and out of the lecture theatre – and help is always at hand. This open policy ensures the material is truly engaging and rewarding. Also, because the course is crossdisciplinary, almost everyone on the course, whether they are from an economics, law or professional background, is challenged to learn something new. The course directors take great pains to invite extremely illustrious and high-profile speakers to deliver module lectures – this gives you a real insight into the reality of working in industry.”


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Olivier C Herbreteau, France, Senior Patent Counsel, SANOFI LLM in Intellectual Property Law 2013-2015, Paris Programme, Part-time “In 2011, I left private practice and switched for an in-house position in a global and diversified healthcare leader, where I am responsible for evaluating and negotiating IP rights involved in business transactions (merger, acquisition, licensing, collaboration). My new position immersed me in an international environment, where legal matters are often negotiated under common law. I thus felt the need to strengthen my educational background in International Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Law. My employer fully encouraged me in this direction and proposed to sponsor an LLM at Queen Mary. “My choice naturally went to the LLM in Intellectual Property Law, which is internationally recognized for its Professors and the variety and the quality of its teachings. In addition, having the opportunity to take my LLM as a part-time student in Paris, and to split my modules over two academic years instead of one, allows me to combine a high quality training responding to my expectations while continuing to perform my professional duties normally. “Today, I can genuinely say that the LLM in Intellectual Property Law perfectly fits my academic expectations. In addition, it brings a new perspective to my daily practice, which is beneficial both personally and professionally. I would recommend it to any IP law practitioner!”


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Nina Chohan, Canada LLM in Medical Law 2012-13 “Prior to embarking in my career in law I had completed a Bachelors of Science in Canada and was working as a Registered Nurse. Nursing was an extremely rewarding profession, however, I always felt as though there was more that I could do to give back to society and make a positive contribution. “Thus, I decided to pursue my LLB (Hons.) from the University of Birmingham. Upon completing my LLB my thirst for knowledge in the area of medical law had only grown. My desire to gain a more comprehensive and in depth understanding of medical law and the issues arising in healthcare prompted me to further my education and knowledge base by enrolling in Queen Mary’s LLM Medical Law programme. “The experience at Queen Mary has been more rewarding than what I could have imagined. The options of modules available for students to choose from are vast and taught by experienced lecturers. The teaching staff are unbelievably supportive and readily available to assist students when and wherever they can. My classmates all had various educational backgrounds, making class discussions engaging and stimulating. “After enjoying such a rewarding LLM experience at Queen Mary I now plan on staying with the university to pursue a PhD in Medical Law. “I am grateful beyond words for my experience at Queen Mary and would wholeheartedly recommend the LLM Medical Law programme to aspiring medical law students.”


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Peter Halprin, USA, Attorney, Anderson Kill, New York,Current student on PG Distance Learning Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration “I am an attorney in Anderson Kill's New York office. My practice concentrates in commercial litigation and insurance recovery, exclusively on behalf of policyholders. In this capacity, I act as counsel for U.S. and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitrations (including London and Bermuda Form arbitrations). During law school, I was an Articles Editor of the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law as well as a participant in the Sixteenth Annual Wilhelm C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria. “Given my academic background and current area of practice, the Postgraduate Distance Learning Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London seemed like the perfect next step. Although it involves a lot of hard work, it is extremely comprehensive, has wonderful faculty, and provides participants with a fantastic opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world. “I highly recommend this program to attorneys in the field, academics, and current (and aspiring) arbitrators.”


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Programmes available and useful information • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

General LLM LLM in Banking and Finance Law LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution LLM in Competition Law LLM in Computer and Communications Law LLM in Economic Regulation LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law LLM in Environmental Law LLM in European Law LLM in Human Rights Law LLM in Insurance Law LLM in Intellectual Property Law LLM in International Business Law LLM in International Shipping Law LLM in Legal Theory LLM in Media Law LLM in Medical Law LLM in Public International Law LLM in Public Law LLM in Tax Law

• LLM in Law and Economics* • MSc Law and Finance* (*Taught jointly by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and the School of Economics and Finance)

LLM in Paris (Taught at the University of London Institute in Paris, France) • LLM in Banking and Finance Law • LLM in International Business Law • LLM in International Dispute Resolution and Economic Law • LLM in Intellectual Property Law • Postgraduate Diplomas in Law (General or Specialist) • Postgraduate Diploma in International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration) • Postgraduate Diploma in International Dispute Resolution (Mediation)


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• Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma International Financial Law • Semester in London Programme • • • •

MSc in Management of Intellectual Property Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law Postgraduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice EQE Training Programme on European Patent Law and Practice

Distance Learning • Certificate/Diploma/LLM in Computer and Communications Law (Distance Learning) • Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (Distance Learning) • Postgraduate Diploma in International Mediation (ADR) (Distance Learning) Research • MA Research in Law • PhD Programme Non award bearing schemes Occasional Students – attendance only – confers CPD • Visiting Research Students • Visiting Research Scholars Related Programmes with School of Medicine and Dentistry • MSc Mental Health and Law • MSc Global Health, Law and Governance Tuition Fees: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees/ Scholarships, Bursaries and Studentships: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding Detailed course information: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate Queen Mary Accommodation information www.residences.qmul.ac.uk


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For further information contact: School of Law Lincoln’s Inn Fields Campus Postgraduate Law Centre Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB Tel: +44(0)20 7882 8100 Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 8101 email: ccls-reception@qmul.ac.uk www.law.qmul.ac.uk The information given in this brochure is correct at the time of going to press. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any statement in it and accepts no responsibility for the consequences of any such changes.

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