• College of Law Profiled In Today’s Financial Times

  • 28 November 2011

  • The College of Law’s innovative Master of Laws (LL.M) programme and its cutting edge online learning methods have been profiled in today’s Financial Times (Monday, November 28).

    The College was selected from law schools across the continent to feature as the ‘European School Profile’ in the newspaper’s Post-Graduate Law Supplement, which is out today and focuses on global legal education.

    The supplement includes a listing of 379 LL.M programmes delivered by 82 law schools based in 18 countries.

    Its profile of The College of Law highlights the College’s LL.M in International Legal Practice, designed in association with the International Bar Association (IBA), and the LL.M’s supervised online mode of delivery (called the S-Mode).

    Students can undertake the course from anywhere with internet access meaning that it is accessible to international graduates and lawyers. They have access to a range of online resources including interactive i-Tutorials, practical materials, demonstrations and one-to-one online supervision from their tutor.

    The LL.M is designed to build corporate and cross-border legal knowledge to enhance students’ legal careers and add a global dimension to their training. The FT profile includes an interview with recent LL.M graduate, finance lawyer Peter Kasanda, who highlights the programme’s emphasis on real life practice rather than solely theory.

    Professor Nigel Savage, Chief Executive of The College of Law, said: “The profiling of the College by the Financial Times reflects the great success of our LL.M in International Legal Practice since its launch in 2007.  This world-class degree reflects cutting-edge approaches to international legal practice with a choice of corporate practice areas and is designed with contributions from leading global law firms."

    The profile also highlights the College’s launch of an undergraduate LL.B law degree next year as well as a new face-to-face full-time LL.M being run at its London Moorgate centre.

    In a separate feature about how law schools need to prepare students for the modern world of law, Professor Savage is interviewed about the College’s strong links with the legal profession including three of world’s largest law firms Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters.

    The links to the articles are below:

    • European school profile: College of Law, London
    • Executive education: Partners in law

    Further information from Lucy Wray, Press Officer, The College of Law on 01483 216072 (lucy.wray@lawcol.co.uk)