RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell Law School and Nottingham Law School in the United Kingdom have announced a joint partnership to offer an LLM degree in Legal Practice to American law students. The two institutions recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding during a visit by Nottingham Dean Janine Griffiths-Baker and School Research Coordinator Andrea Nicholson.
“As our economy and immediate geographic region becomes more globalized, this is an exciting opportunity for our students and others to obtain a valuable international credential,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “We are thankful to partner with our friends at Nottingham Law School in this venture, and we look forward to future opportunities developing between our students and faculty.”
Students enrolled in the program will complete a dissertation under the guidance of a Nottingham professor, have the ability to utilize Nottingham’s robust online resources, and travel abroad and meet face-to-face with faculty and fellow students.
Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University is one of the largest law schools in the U.K., boasting more than 2,000 students and over 100 full-time faculty members. Nottingham provides courses for every stage of legal training, instruction for barristers and solicitors, postgraduate studies that focus on research and vast pro bono efforts.
“We share many of the same visions as Campbell Law School when it comes to expanding our international offering and giving our students the best opportunities we can,” said Griffiths-Baker. “We’re looking forward to developing this agreement and supporting more initiatives in the future.”
“Existing joint LLMs between U.K. and U.S.A. institutions require attendance in the U.K., which does not always work well for juris doctor students,” said Nicholson. “Opening up this distance learning opportunity is a great way for students at Campbell Law School to internationalize their knowledge and CV without missing any of their home studies.”
During the trip, Professor Griffiths-Baker and Andrea Nicholson also met with Chief Judge Stephani Humrickhouse at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Chief Judge Linda McGee of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway, Toshiba General Counsel Ken Hammer, and Judge Marion Warren Director of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts.
For more information on Nottingham Law School visit http://www4.ntu.ac.uk/nls/.