Queen Mary, University of London launches new Paris LLM

Queen Mary, University of London has launched a new postgraduate law degree for students and law practitioners in Paris.

The LLM has been developed by Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies and will be aimed at those looking to work for multinational corporations.

The programme, which will start in January 2013, will have two intakes a year – January and September – and will be taught in English by Queen Mary academics, with visiting lecturers from French law firms and other schools and universities.

The Paris LLM has been established through a long-standing partnership between Queen Mary and the University of London Institute in Paris.

A further partnership with the Paris Bar School, EFB, has been devised to allow the bar students to validate the Queen Mary LLM in Paris as part of their training.

Dr Maxi Scherer, the Academic Director of the LLM Programme, comments: “This course will provide students with in-depth immersion in commercial law from both comparative and international perspectives, within a common law framework.”

She adds: “We appreciate that for many students, improving their command of legal English is a vital part of undertaking an LLM and we have therefore incorporated legal English support throughout the course.”