What our students say
What our students say
John Crosbie, UK (2017-18)
‘I have studied at other Universities in the UK but this is the first time that I have been a matriculated student at the University of Glasgow. I chose the Glasgow LLM because it provided me with the opportunity to specialise in international economic law at a world-class university, with a School of Law with expertise in international law, and it gave me the chance to tailor my studies in areas of special interest across a range of theoretical and applied disciplines. The main benefit that this particular programme offered me was to study international trade institutions in depth and critically examine the implications of the evolution of regulatory processes and mechanisms for international trade and investment from the dual perspectives of international law and economic theory. This enabled me to examine current international trade and investment regulation in an integrative and structured manner at Masters Level. The learning and teaching experience throughout the LLM was intense and the opportunity for collaborative study with international colleagues allowed me to engage in lively and challenging debates with people with from a range of different legal, professional and cultural backgrounds. The School of Law has international reputations, in their relative specialisms, and they set high standards both in terms of classroom participation and in the expected level of critical legal and economic thinking and analysis. In my experience, the professors and lecturers were thought provoking, encouraging and supportive during my studies. The small LLM classes provided the basis for a mutually supportive interactive learning environment, which I found both a stimulating and challenging experience.
Outside formal classes, guest lecture initiatives such as the longstanding ‘Glasgow Law Seminar Series’ and the recently introduced ‘ReVisions Seminar Series’ provided opportunities for me to engage with world renowned legal academics discussing a wide range of thought provoking international topics. The ‘Law’ learning resources at Glasgow were also impressive, allowing me access to a dedicated specialist legal resource library and exclusive access to postgraduate common rooms and study facilities. The knowledgeable library and support staff were incredibly helpful when it came to researching technical and specialist law resources. Similarly, the online research and learning facilities were easy to use from the outset and allowed me a great deal of flexibility as to when and where I could pursue my studies. The University has a strong postgraduate student community with a wide range of specialist clubs and societies, fantastic sports facilities, two student unions and additional dinning and meeting places exclusively for postgraduate students. The University’s location in the West End of Glasgow provided an excellent base for extracurricular activities including an international level sports stadium, parks, tennis, squash, and rugby clubs, museums, art galleries and the chance to socialise in cafes, pubs and restaurants after classes. Overall the city of Glasgow is a very welcoming and friendly place to work and study and I would have no hesitation in recommending it as somewhere to read for an LLM!'
Félix Pozzo-Deschanel, France (2017-18)
‘Studying on the International Economic Law programme was a very inspiring experience. The programme combines both a practical and a theoretical approach to international economic law and thus allows a deep understanding of the mechanism of this discipline. The strength of this programme relies on the quality of the teaching staff. All the professors are eminent law experts and very good teachers. In addition, the School of Law organises a wide range of guest lectures, which were all very rewarding. Moreover, being a student at the University of Glasgow offers the opportunity to study in a fantastic university with amazing facilities, great administrative staff and very dynamics unions. Finally, Glasgow is a warm and welcoming city; the cultural life is dynamic and diverse. Glasgow is also ideally located to visit the Scottish Highlands and well linked through bus or trains to other cities like Edinburgh.’
Molly Fauré, UK (2016-17)
‘I returned to Glasgow to study for an LLM on this newly introduced programme. It sought to bridge the gap between what can be perceived as separate fields of international economic law. The benefit of this approach is that, not only do I now have an understanding of the institutions and themes more generally, but also how they work in specific fields. The theoretical and comparative approach was interesting as it crossed the subject specific divide. I was taught by formidable professors who were experts in their respective fields, approachable, and available to answer any further questions. The seminar style teaching allowed for interactive discussion on topics which led to debate and thus, a more engaging class. Furthermore, there was an impressive series of guest lectures on various aspects of international law – addressing current challenges and giving advice on how to practice international law. Glasgow is an illustrious city with many great places to visit. The West End is particularly vibrant with museums, art galleries, parks, and restaurants to visit. The University facilities and resources available to students are brilliant. In addition to online legal resources, the dedicated law librarians are a great help: not only in advising but also in obtaining additional books and journals. I found this incredibly useful for my coursework and dissertation writing. The University itself has two student unions and a newly refurbished gym. As a postgraduate, there are additional spaces available in the library and there is even a postgraduate cafe.’