I graduated in 2009 with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at Queen Mary's School of International Arbitration. I chose to study at Queen Mary due to School's excellent reputation in the international legal community. However, the real experience of studying at Queen Mary exceeded my expectations. Most of all, I liked the practical side of the academic approach and the opportunity to learn from the real-life experience shared by the practicing experts. This was the first time in my life that I saw so many top-grade practitioners teaching students in a very open and casual atmosphere. The additional classes offered to students were equally impressive. Legal writing and research classes had enormous benefits to students coming from abroad.