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Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Our LLM International Human Rights examines the impact of international human rights standards on national constitutions and laws, with particular focus given to the conflict between international standards and national provision. What makes our LLM different is that you will be required to put your knowledge and skills into practice on at least one real-life project.
You will have the opportunity to undertake an internship of between three and six months in America, working in a legal firm or campaign group assisting on death row trials, appeals or prisoners’ rights and related issues.
You may have the opportunity to attend relevant events in Europe, including the Annual Sessions of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva and the World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Paris.
Our LLM is taught by an outstanding team of professional research active staff who have extensive practice experience. We have a friendly, open door policy giving you all the support you need. We place our students at the centre of everything we do.
Our first-class facilities include two mock courtrooms and a comprehensive law library (with many resources accessible online).
We have active student-led Legal and Mooting Societies. Our Student Mooting Society is one of the most successful in England. Our students have reached five finals in the past six years and have regularly beaten teams from some of the country’s most prestigious universities. In the past 10 years, we have beaten eight of the elite Russell Group of universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, Leicester and Warwick.
Continuing Professional Development
The LLM is accredited for Continuing Professional Development purposes by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.