School of Law Postgraduate Programmes
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Welcome to the School of Law
Comprised of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS)and the Department of Law, the School of Law has 68 facultymembers either teaching at postgraduate level or offering PhDsupervision, whom are leading experts in almost all areas of law and whom advise and act as consultants to national andinternational governments, the United Nations, the WorldBank, the European Commission, NGOs, legal regulatoryauthorities and businesses. Our staff have a long-establishedreputation for providing high-quality teaching and internationallyrenowned research, with invaluable contributions fromrespected practitioners and industry experts.
We offer a wide range of postgraduate law programmes,providing both theoretical and practical approaches tospecialist areas of law, underpinned by leading research.Consequently, we attract a diverse student body from over 85 jurisdictions, whom together, create a lively, supportiveand intellectually stimulating environment in which to studyand research.
Global view Distance Learning and Studying in ParisFor students unable to attend classes in London, the CCLSoffers interactive and innovative distance learning courses in Computer and Communications Law and Arbitration andMediation, with optional residential weekends. From January2013, the CCLS will also offer the new LLM in Paris four LLM programmes providing in-depth immersion incommercial law from both comparative and internationalperspectives, within a common law framework. Offered inblock teaching and evening modes, the course will be taughtat the University of London in Paris Institute (ULIP) in centralParis, led by CCLS staff, with the generous support of leadingpractitioners and academics based in France.
Queen Mary, part of the prestigiousUniversity of London, is one of thetop UK research universities and amember of the Russell Group ofleading UK universities.
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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 facilitiesWe are based in Lincolns Inn Fields, Holborn, the legal districtof London, near to numerous law firms, chambers and theRoyal Courts of Justice and the Institute of Advanced LegalStudies, one of the leading law libraries in Europe, available to all our PG law students. In the Summer of 2012, thePostgraduate Law Centre was fully refurbished and nowincludes 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 dataprojectors for teaching.
CareersQueen Marys Careers team organise a number of events,featuring representatives from top UK and international lawfirms, to help students understand the legal job market anddecide on the most appropriate career route after graduation.Students can also take advantage of a wide range of othercareers events and services to gain more information aboutlaw and non-law careers and receive advice on job huntingand applications. For more information, see:www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/careers
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Professional Accreditation We provide a range of flexible evening and distance learningprofessional courses, seminars, conferences and workshopsthat confer CPD points. The School of Law is an authorisedCPD provider of courses and seminars accredited by theSolicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar StandardsBoard (BSB).
For further details on events, guest lectures and how toregister for them, please see: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/events
Please see individual programme descriptions on the websitefor specific details on exemptions from professional UKqualifications and overseas accreditation including patentsand trademarks attorneys-Chartered Institute of PatentAttorneys (CIPA), Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA),tax Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) and CharteredInstitute of Taxation, and Arbitration and Mediation from theChartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/cpd/
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The Centre for Commercial Law Studies research strengthsThe CCLS was created by Sir Roy Goode CBE to develop abody of knowledge and skills in the areas of commercial law.CCLS has particular strengths in arbitration, banking andfinance law, comparative and commercial law, intellectualproperty, insurance law, economic regulation, internationalbusiness law, law and development, mediation, computer andcommunications law, media law, EU financial law and tax law.
Current CCLS research projects White & Case LLP and PriceWaterhouseCoopers International Arbitration practices in large corporations and other entities
Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust Financial law
Microsoft legal and regulatory aspects of Cloud Computing
European Commission funded project, led by Hewlett-Packard European data protection law
TELES PRI Gmbh TELES system of assessing patent law
Microsoft and the Institute of Intellectual Property fundinga lecturer in IP, Innovation and Strategy for five years
The School of Law has consistentlybeen ranked in the top 10 lawschools in the UK for the quality of our research, and many of ourinternationally recognised staff act as advisers to governments, industry and NGOs, both nationally andinternationally.
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The Department of Law research strengthsThe Department of Law conducts an extensive range ofteaching and research activities. The Department hasparticular 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 andlegal history; equity, trusts and property law; healthcare law;comparative law; immigration, asylum and rights of ethnicminorities; 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
Nuffield Foundation Socio-Legal Status of British Immigrants in Turkey
European Commission cross-institutional project RELIGARE diversity of religions in Europe
EU Fundamental Rights Agency Service Access toinformation and effective Remedies for Asylum Seekers
Cross-institutional Wellcome Trust Strategic Award forinterdisciplinary 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
School of Law Research Centres and Institutes:www.law.qmul.ac.uk/research/centres
Full details on faculty members and long standing visitingacademics and practitioners: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/people
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School of Law Events
Below are a few recent examples,several of which are long-standingannual events:
School of Law Annual PhD Conference
CCLS Chartered Institute of PatentAttorneys (CIPA) AdvancedPreparation Course
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringerand School of InternationalArbitration Lecture
Herchel Smith Seminar Series- IntellectualProperty
Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) and CCLS TaxSeminar Series
Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) Summer Course Programme
Media Law Seminar Series
School of International Arbitration (SIA) conferences,seminars and training programmes
Supreme Court Conference
Every year, academics across theSchool are heavily involved in a widerange of events with distinguishedguests from academia, governments,legal practice, industry, regulatoryauthorities, NGOs and the judiciary,offering students excellent networkingopportunities and practical insightsfrom leading experts in their field.
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Department of Law Butterworths Lecture on Law and Society
Centre for the Study of Incentives in Health Seminar Series
Corporate Law Lecture Series
Criminal Justice Centre conferences, seminars and lecture series
Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy(ICC) conferences, summer school and seminars
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 externalconferences can be found here:www.law.qmul.ac.uk/events
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Duncan Hobday, UK, PostgraduateCertificate in Intellectual Property 2010-11, GlaxoSmithKline Prize for Best Patentstudent in the Cert IP, Trainee PatentAttorney, W. P. Thompson & Co
I had been in the profession for arounda year and this Certificate formed thenext part of my training to become a
qualified UK Patent Attorney. I found the content and deliveryof the course exceeded my expectations.
The lecturers gave a solid and accessible introduction to allthe general aspects of intellectual property law as well asoffering viewpoints and analysis from both academics andprofessionals. The friendly atmosphere meant that it was easyto meet, discuss t