"Studying at Queen Mary University of London gives you a chance to engage in many extracurricular activities. Go for it! It will allow you to meet fellow students and show your future recruiter that you are ambitious and always ready to overcome a new challenge".
Year of graduation: 2023Name of programme: International Business Law LLM in ParisCountry: France
I am an associate lawyer (admitted to the Paris Bar) in the Commercial litigation & Arbitration Practice Group of Baker McKenzie in Paris. I specialise in international arbitration and handle both commercial and investment matters. My practice also focuses on advising companies in relation to their civil and commercial litigation proceedings before French courts.
Prior to studying at CCLS, I attended law school in Lebanon and France. While I have always been interested in international law, it was during my studies in France, when I participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, that international arbitration caught my interest. Working on the moot case and discovering new notions of international arbitration convinced me that I wanted to embrace a career in international arbitration. Therefore, I sought to expand my knowledge in this field. This is precisely why I enrolled on the LLM Programme in International Business Law at Queen Mary University of London.
This Programme provided me with an excellent academic and practical foundation essential to practice as a lawyer specialising in international arbitration. It has also given me opportunities to develop professionally and personally by building a solid network of law practitioners. Being an LLM graduate is nowadays almost a requirement to be eligible for an associate position in international law firms. And this is quite legitimate since the LLM allows you to acquire practical knowledge through the intervention of renowned professors and improve your legal writing skills.
Studying at Queen Mary University of London gives you a chance to engage in many extracurricular activities. Go for it! It will allow you to meet fellow students and show your future recruiter that you are ambitious and always ready to overcome a new challenge.
Also, make sure to always participate during classes, it will help you to get noticed by your professors and allow you to approach them more easily to enquire about writing opportunities, for example.
Finally, participate in as many university events as possible. The purpose of the LLM Programme is also to create a network of law practitioners which might be very useful during your career.