Inspired by the University’s first ever Paris summer school in June with dedicated University-funded 50th anniversary scholarships, the Kent Law School decided to run its own programme this summer from 22-26 July 2013.
The week long programme was organised to prepare 15 new LLM students for their upcoming postgraduate studies. Participants, who came from the UK, America, Jamaica and Nigeria, were based at the University’s Paris facilities at Reid Hall in the Montparnasse district of Paris.
Lectures focussed on international criminal justice; law, arts and colonialism; environmental law; criminal justice; international commercial law; the French legal system and comparative law. To complement their learning, students also visited the Musée du Quai Branly and were given a tour of the main law libraries in Paris by Professor Geoffrey Samuel, an expert in French law.
Dr Vicky Conway, Kent Law School Senior Lecturer and Director of the Pre-LLM programme said:
Our first ever Kent Law School Paris Summer Programme has been a great success and we would love to repeat it in the future. Being able to use the University’s facilities in Paris presents a wonderful opportunity for both students and staff to learn and teach in a new environment. Living and studying abroad, if only for a short time, certainly enhances the students’ experience and improves their confidence