Neyruus studied an LLM in Intellectual Property Law and now works as an attorney in the department IP & Pharma of Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh advocaten:
The LLM in Intellectual Property Law programme has allowed me to focus on advanced intellectual property (IP) and technology law under the guidance of leading scholars in the field. As I already completed a broad masters degree in Internet, IP and ICT law, I was eager to develop a deeper understanding into the legal regimes of IP by conducting more academic research. I realised that studying at CCLS was a good choice because of the small group seminars that stimulate active class discussions in relevant topics from the protection of inventions, creative works and trademarks to global issues regarding the law, such as access to medicines.
Well, there are so many beautiful memories to choose from. The graduation ceremony at Mile End Campus was very memorable. It was the perfect way to end my journey as an LLM student. I also enjoyed the various dinner receptions with London firms which were organized by CCLS. By having attended those dinners, I have seen how diverse the law firms in London are, which also made me realize that I should only work for a firm where I am encouraged to be my authentic self.
Being a member of the CCLS community means a lot to me because during the LLM I had the opportunity to meet students from many countries who have different work experiences. This has not only contributed to my personal growth but it has also given me the opportunity to ask members of the CCLS community questions on how their legal systems operate.
My CCLS experience has been fruitful for my career as it has provided me with significant knowledge in intellectual property law.
At the moment, I am working as an attorney at law at the IP and Pharma department of Windt Le Grand Leeuweburgh in Rotterdam. Being a lawyer in that department, it is important for me to understand the needs of the clients from an IP perspective. Since I have studied advanced courses such as the ‘commercialisation of Intellectual Property’, I have been able to understand how a business puts its IP to profitable use. By having completed this LLM and the module Patents and Related Rights, I am also able to work on cases which cover EU pharmaceutical (regulatory) law.
CCLS offers a unique international and interdisciplinary atmosphere where everyone feels at ease. As a student, you are free to choose modules outside your main courses. This encourages students to broaden their legal perspective, which is very valuable, since in practice different areas of law can be intertwined. Studying at CCLS also gives students the opportunity to interact with leading professionals and academics, and even with Lord Hoffman.