The University of Law is pleased to announce a new partnership with Just Legal Services – School of Law, in Milan, Italy.
Just Legal Services (JLS), based in Milan and established in 1998, is one of the country's prime professional legal training companies. The partnership is focused on the delivery of academic postgraduate online degrees by The University of Law. Just Legal Services is the first provider in Europe to launch the new online SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) related programmes that enable students to qualify in England and Wales.
ULaw was represented by Vassilis Konstantinou, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of International Development, Professor Joanna Ballard, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic Development, and Tatiana Rizopoulou, Director of International Partnerships.
The event was well-received with an audience comprised of JLS alumni, international law firms, legal professionals, and representatives from the Italian Lawyer Associations (ASLA, AIGI, AGAM) as well as the Regional Law society.
Professor Joanna Ballard presented the online academic portfolio stressing the ULaw's innovative teaching techniques via its Online Campus and the new exciting route to practise following the introduction of the SQE by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Tatiana Rizopoulou highlighted ULaw's Global Partner network and the benefits that this partnership will bring to Italian law students.
Vassilis Konstantinou, Pro Vice-Chancellor for International Development at The University of Law, commented: "We are delighted to partner with Just Legal Services and offer ULAW’s portfolio of specialised LLMs as well as the new exciting SQE courses in Italy. Together, we look forward to welcoming more students from the region and helping them to expand their professional legal qualifications and achieving their career goals."