LLM in Shipping Law at Cape Town


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I know that this has been discussed elsewhere, but I'm curious if anyone has any current thoughts on the quality of the maritime law LLM at the University of Cape Town.

There is so much variety now, but spending a year in Cape Town and the fact that it's a major port has a great deal of appeal for me. I am currently a third year associate in a firm in North America that does marine law as one of its specialties.

Any thoughts on how Cape Town would stack up against the likes of Tulane or some of the English schools? Also, how do European companies/law firms view Cape Town LLM grads? Would there be interest from say a German forwarding company or a London law firm in this degree?

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.

I know that this has been discussed elsewhere, but I'm curious if anyone has any current thoughts on the quality of the maritime law LLM at the University of Cape Town.

There is so much variety now, but spending a year in Cape Town and the fact that it's a major port has a great deal of appeal for me. I am currently a third year associate in a firm in North America that does marine law as one of its specialties.

Any thoughts on how Cape Town would stack up against the likes of Tulane or some of the English schools? Also, how do European companies/law firms view Cape Town LLM grads? Would there be interest from say a German forwarding company or a London law firm in this degree?

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.
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It's a strong program:

https://llm-guide.com/lists/speciality/top-llm-programs-for-maritime-admiralty-law

... but usually, the top schools for maritime tend to be the British ones - Swansea and Southampton, and Tulane is strong as well. I would think that if you were looking for a school that has a reputation with German or British firms, you'd want to stick to Swansea or Southampton. But you should look at the firms you're targeting and see if they've recruited UCT alumni in the past.

It's a strong program:

https://llm-guide.com/lists/speciality/top-llm-programs-for-maritime-admiralty-law

... but usually, the top schools for maritime tend to be the British ones - Swansea and Southampton, and Tulane is strong as well. I would think that if you were looking for a school that has a reputation with German or British firms, you'd want to stick to Swansea or Southampton. But you should look at the firms you're targeting and see if they've recruited UCT alumni in the past.
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It's a strong program...


Thank you for your insight.

Any comments from recent grads? Where did you and your classmates end up in terms of work/life?

Cheers.

[quote]It's a strong program... [/quote]

Thank you for your insight.

Any comments from recent grads? Where did you and your classmates end up in terms of work/life?

Cheers.
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Hate to be a bumper, but would love to hear from any recent Cape Town grads.

Hate to be a bumper, but would love to hear from any recent Cape Town grads.
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