The relationship between law and development has been a central concern of policy makers, lawyers and scholars throughout the last century. The difficulties that many developing states are facing in terms of economic growth, but also in relation to the implementation of human rights, fighting poverty levels, improving health or education standards, have become central concerns both at the international level and for policy-makers within developing states. The impact of legal standards and international rules in assisting developing states achieve their developmental aims has generated increasing interest from legal scholars and practitioners alike.
The LLM International Law and Development provides an opportunity for any student interested in the issues faced by developing states in the international order to obtain in depth knowledge of the field. The course offers a series of specialist modules that cover the most critical issues in the area. A specialised module on Law, Development and the International Community forms the basis of some of the key questions that need to be asked in relation to the position of developing states, such as human rights, environmental law, or international commercial law
The University’s RAE rankings and reputation of the Academic Staff and high teaching standards were influential in my decision to come to Nottingham. In addition the presence of the Human Rights Law Centre attracted me to the programme. Apart from the excellent academic culture at the University, it is also famous for its diverse student life and quite correctly boasts of a beautiful campus.
My one year at the University was a true learning experience. I can confidently state that in this one year I have gained professionally, academically and personally. The standards were set high from the very start, with a completely different style of teaching then where I came from. The academic excellence of the faculty and the emphasis they place on seminar style teaching bought out the best in me and my fellow students. The class composition was truly international with almost all students being natives of diverse nations making me aware of laws pertaining not only to UK and Europe but also to Malaysia, the United States, Brazil, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, South Africa and many more nations.
I am now Senior Programme Assistant with the Prisons Reform Programme, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in Delhi, a position which daily tests the knowledge I gained from undertaking the LLM programme.
2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences; mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening).
Recipient: University of Nottingham
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