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Silvia Marchili 
MA Research in Law, 2009

Queen Mary Experience
For the last few years, I have been a lawyer with King & Spalding, which is an international law firm with many offices around the world. I have practiced in Argentina, the UK and the US, and I am devoted to general international arbitration and investment arbitration. I found in Queen Mary's MA by Research programme a great opportunity to develop my research project in an encouraging academic environment and with great support from the faculty. The seminars on methodology were very useful and encouraged me to reflect on my ongoing research, which is focused on investment arbitration before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

At the same time, the programme's reasonable workload and less emphasis on taught modules, allowed me to take the courses on a part-time basis, whilst working at King & Spalding's London office. In my opinion, one of the programme's greatest advantages is that it enables you to study the subject you prefer with the guidance of very qualified professors. In addition, taking a course with students with very diverse backgrounds and interests is also an enriching experience.

 

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