Studying Law in the UK for a successful careerBy Charlotte Sexauer May 27, 2014 8:53PM UTC
Last week in Germany, a court passed a new law ruling personal pictures should be deleted at the end of a relationship to protect the individuals’ privacy. In the US law officials are still working out the best ways to implement the new Affordable Care Act, and in Louisiana, a new law enables people to carry guns in restaurants that serve alcohol. Privacy, access to healthcare, personal freedom – there are laws for every aspect of our lives, giving us freedoms and restricting our rights.
People with an interest in law will know how important the process of law-making is, and how much of the legal system governs our everyday life. Laws extend beyond borders, and often have a grounding in a country’s cultural history and heritage – making the study of foreign law interesting to today’s global citizens.
English Law, for instance, has left its mark in many of the United Kingdom’s former colonies, who today have a legal system based on the process of ‘Common Law’. These include Canada, the US, the West Indies, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, and many others. Local jurisdictions have developed their own rules and case law, but the English Law Degree remains of an excellent standard both in the UK and abroad, and is a sign of a high academic training.
As a result, many international students choose to complete their undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in one of the UK’s reputable law schools before starting a career abroad or in their own country. Learning alongside students from all over the world is one of the biggest advantages of Law programmes in the UK, giving students an additional insight into other legal systems and cultures. International students coming to the UK can expect to learn about the differences in law-making in comparison to their own country, and a university’s links to institutions and staff abroad should be one of the main reasons for selecting a Law programme. At Nottingham Law School, students will be taught by staff who have links with international and European universities and regularly deliver papers at international conferences, and travel abroad to promote courses.
The Law School at Nottingham Trent University is one of the most reputable in the UK, and provides courses for every stage of legal training. Students are based on the city campus and benefit from outstanding facilities in a close knit community. Nottingham Law School is at the forefront of modern legal education and welcomes students from all over the world, priding itself on the quality and diversity of its student population.
Law students at Nottingham Law School will attend networking events, law balls, moots and debates – and make the most of the opportunities offered by this first-class university. International students at Nottingham Law School can enrol on undergraduate courses, which are Qualifying Law Degrees and represent the first step on the route to becoming a solicitor or barrister in England.
International Law (LLB Hons): This programme trains students on domestic and international topics relevant to our global society. On this course, students explore global politics and gain the skills needed in a changing business climate, both in the UK and overseas.
Business Law: This degree gives students a legal and commercial awareness increasingly important in a wide variety of careers.
Law (LLB): The full-time law programme equips students with skills to progress onto further legal training and includes opportunities to develop the valued skills professional employers are looking for.
Nottingham Law School also offers a range of postgraduate courses including a Master in International Trade and Commercial Law, a Master in Corporate and Insolvency Law, a Master in Health Law and Ethics, a Master in Sports Law, and Master in Intellectual Property Law, among others.