New Masters of Law Programme
The Truman Bodden Law School is set to introduce a new taught postgraduate programme in September 2017: a Master of Laws Degree in International Finance Law and Regulation.
The programme will include topics such as international finance, banking regulation, international insolvency, choice of law,, public-private partnerships and more.
Directed initially at Cayman Islands nationals and residents, the LLM will initially be offered as a part-time course and will be taught over two years. The Law School hopes to also offer the Master's programme on a full time basis over one year by 2019.
The course is set to win approval from the University of Liverpool in the UK, a member of the elite Russell Group for excellence in education. This will mean that graduates of the programme will receive the LLM award from the University with all the professional benefits and opportunities that flow from such an award. Liverpool University already works in close partnership with the law school in the provision of its long established LLB (Hons) degree.
Mitchell Davies, Law School Director, said: "Launching the LLM Degree in a specialism which reflects the longstanding reputation of the Cayman Islands as a leading offshore financial centre heralds an exciting new era for the Law School which will complement our established Bachelor of Laws and Professional Practice Course offerings. The new postgraduate programme marks a further chapter in the evolution of the Truman Bodden Law School as a regional leader in the provision of legal education."
Laura Panades, the LLM course leader, said: "I am delighted with the quality and quantity of enquiries I have received about the new programme. There is both a local need and a desire for postgraduate education in the field of international finance. Students will benefit from this further training in professional skills and specialist knowledge, which will equip Caymanians with the tools they need to compete globally. More information about how to apply for a place will be available shortly."
Enquiries about the programme can be directed to the Course Leader, Laura Panades on Laura Panades.