Campbell Law School and Nottingham Law School in the United Kingdom announced a joint partnership to offer an LL.M. in Legal Practice to American law students. Students enrolled in the program will take courses online and complete a dissertation under the guidance of a Nottingham professor. They will have the ability to utilize Nottingham’s online resources, and travel abroad to meet face-to-face with faculty and fellow students.
“As our economy and immediate geographic region becomes more globalized, this is an exciting opportunity for our students and others to obtain a valuable international credential,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “We are thankful to partner with our friends at Nottingham Law School in this venture, and we look forward to future opportunities developing between our students and faculty.”
Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University is one of the largest law schools in the U.K., boasting more than 2,000 students and more than 100 full-time faculty members. Nottingham provides courses for every stage of legal training, instruction for barristers and solicitors, postgraduate studies that focus on research and vast pro bono efforts.
“We share many of the same visions as Campbell Law School when it comes to expanding our international offering and giving our students the best opportunities we can,” said Griffiths-Baker. “We’re looking forward to developing this agreement and supporting more initiatives in the future.”
“Existing joint LL.M.s between U.K. and U.S.A. institutions require attendance in the U.K., which does not always work well for juris doctor students,” Nicholson said. “Opening up this distance learning opportunity is a great way for students at Campbell Law School to internationalize their knowledge and CV without missing any of their home studies.”