College of Law gives IBA membership to all students

The College of Law has become the first UK law school to provide automatic membership of the International Bar Association (IBA) to all of its students.

Student membership will allow College of Law students to access all of the newsletters, journals and magazines produced by the IBA including its magazine IBA Global Insight and the IBA webcast interview series.

Robert Dudley, Business Development Director at The College of Law, said: “The practice of commercial law is increasingly a global affair. Lawyers require the knowledge and skills to operate across national boundaries and need to have a high level of understanding about other legal systems in order to operate with lawyers from other jurisdictions.

“The College has worked closely with the IBA for many years and by providing membership to all of our students we will help them get a head start in acquiring the global insight needed for a successful career in the modern world of law,” he said.

In 2007, the two organisations launched an LLM in International Legal Practice which was designed with contributions from leading global law firms, including Allen & Overy, DLA Piper and Baker & McKenzie.