LLM Maritime Law


robo1607

I have been successful in obtaining a conditional offer from Swansea University for a place on their taught master LLM in Maritime Law. However, I am stil awaiting notification from Southampton for a place on the same course.

Hopefully, I shall be in the fortunate position to choose between the two institutions. If so, any advice of which offer I should choose would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards

Mark

I have been successful in obtaining a conditional offer from Swansea University for a place on their taught master LLM in Maritime Law. However, I am stil awaiting notification from Southampton for a place on the same course.

Hopefully, I shall be in the fortunate position to choose between the two institutions. If so, any advice of which offer I should choose would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards

Mark

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rkarthik87

I have been successful in obtaining a conditional offer from Swansea University for a place on their taught master LLM in Maritime Law. However, I am stil awaiting notification from Southampton for a place on the same course.

Hopefully, I shall be in the fortunate position to choose between the two institutions. If so, any advice of which offer I should choose would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards

Mark



Hi mark...

I am sailing in the same boat as you are...
I recently spoke to the Best Maritime lawyer in my country who is also a member of the various committees under the Shipping Ministry.... He was of a strong opinion to pursue Maritime Law from SOTON... He said that UCL is not that great in this subject.... He also said that Swansea is a good place but SOTON is the best place in UK for this subject... If not SOTON then Tulane, US....

I also got in touch with a PH.D student at SOTON... Even he was an opinion that SOTON is the place.... It appeared that his opinions were genuine and not biased.... You can search posts by johannahj on LLM-Guide and check his comments on other discussions on this subject....

Based on his inputs I really feel that Swansea is gud but SOTON is the place to do your LL.M in this subject if u r studying this subject in UK...

But there are people who would differ on this opinion and consider Swansea as the place......

My personal pick for the subject would SOTON and then Swansea....

Hope the reply answers your query...

Good Luck for SOTON!!!! :)

Regards

<blockquote>I have been successful in obtaining a conditional offer from Swansea University for a place on their taught master LLM in Maritime Law. However, I am stil awaiting notification from Southampton for a place on the same course.

Hopefully, I shall be in the fortunate position to choose between the two institutions. If so, any advice of which offer I should choose would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards

Mark

</blockquote>

Hi mark...

I am sailing in the same boat as you are...
I recently spoke to the Best Maritime lawyer in my country who is also a member of the various committees under the Shipping Ministry.... He was of a strong opinion to pursue Maritime Law from SOTON... He said that UCL is not that great in this subject.... He also said that Swansea is a good place but SOTON is the best place in UK for this subject... If not SOTON then Tulane, US....

I also got in touch with a PH.D student at SOTON... Even he was an opinion that SOTON is the place.... It appeared that his opinions were genuine and not biased.... You can search posts by johannahj on LLM-Guide and check his comments on other discussions on this subject....

Based on his inputs I really feel that Swansea is gud but SOTON is the place to do your LL.M in this subject if u r studying this subject in UK...

But there are people who would differ on this opinion and consider Swansea as the place......

My personal pick for the subject would SOTON and then Swansea....

Hope the reply answers your query...

Good Luck for SOTON!!!! :)

Regards
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robo1607

Thank you for your thoughts on this matter, it would appear after further research that Southampton was very much the leading institution in this field in the past however, most of the faculty who are the leading academics in this area no longer teach at Southampton as they have moved on to pastures new.

Therefore, I have made the decision to accept my offer from Swansea as I have received nothing but excellent feedback from students who have or are currently studying there.

Regards

Mark

Thank you for your thoughts on this matter, it would appear after further research that Southampton was very much the leading institution in this field in the past however, most of the faculty who are the leading academics in this area no longer teach at Southampton as they have moved on to pastures new.

Therefore, I have made the decision to accept my offer from Swansea as I have received nothing but excellent feedback from students who have or are currently studying there.

Regards

Mark
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flori

Hello rkarthik87, hello everyone,


I also got in touch with a PH.D student at SOTON... Even he was an opinion that SOTON is the place.... It appeared that his opinions were genuine and not biased.... You can search posts by johannahj on LLM-Guide and check his comments on other discussions on this subject....


Whilst I am not absolutely sure whether this paragraph refers to one or two persons, I think that it only would have been fair to disclose in this context that the poster "johannahj" is a member of staff at Soton Law School, who is involved in teaching some of the modules of the LLM programme.

I will not delve into the discussion whether Swansea or Soton would be the better choice, in the end the differences among those law schools are only marginal.

Bye
flori
P.S.
As a matter of fair disclosure I would like to point out that I have obtained an LLM in International Maritime Law at Swansea university....

Hello rkarthik87, hello everyone,

<blockquote>
I also got in touch with a PH.D student at SOTON... Even he was an opinion that SOTON is the place.... It appeared that his opinions were genuine and not biased.... You can search posts by johannahj on LLM-Guide and check his comments on other discussions on this subject....
</blockquote>

Whilst I am not absolutely sure whether this paragraph refers to one or two persons, I think that it only would have been fair to disclose in this context that the poster "johannahj" is a member of staff at Soton Law School, who is involved in teaching some of the modules of the LLM programme.

I will not delve into the discussion whether Swansea or Soton would be the better choice, in the end the differences among those law schools are only marginal.

Bye
flori
P.S.
As a matter of fair disclosure I would like to point out that I have obtained an LLM in International Maritime Law at Swansea university....
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rkarthik87

Just to clarify, I had read in an earlier discussion that he is a PH.D student..... And I am aware of the fact that you are from Swansea again based on earlier posts of your in the other discussions which I do not dispute......

Further, touching on the point which is better and not repeating what I have mentioned earlier, I think that difference is created by the prospects in your home country that by the teaching....

Just to clarify, I had read in an earlier discussion that he is a PH.D student..... And I am aware of the fact that you are from Swansea again based on earlier posts of your in the other discussions which I do not dispute......

Further, touching on the point which is better and not repeating what I have mentioned earlier, I think that difference is created by the prospects in your home country that by the teaching....
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flori

Hi rkarthik87, hello everyone,
the decisive point is that for someone who does not undertake the effort of browsing the older postings, the information presented in your posting about the unbiased PhD student from Soton is simply misleading.

Bye
flori

Hi rkarthik87, hello everyone,
the decisive point is that for someone who does not undertake the effort of browsing the older postings, the information presented in your posting about the unbiased PhD student from Soton is simply misleading.

Bye
flori
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rkarthik87

Hi rkarthik87, hello everyone,
the decisive point is that for someone who does not undertake the effort of browsing the older postings, the information presented in your posting about the unbiased PhD student from Soton is simply misleading.

Bye
flori


Hi...

I agree to the mistake made by me.

Further, I do not think it was such a big mistake to be have considered as "Misleading" in your terms.... If you have taken the "efforts" to read my earlier posts completely, my opinion were also based on a LEADING Maritime Lawyer in India who is also a member of the various committees under the Shipping Ministry.....

So I feel before terming some information "misleading" you should make some "efforts" to read the entire post...

<blockquote>Hi rkarthik87, hello everyone,
the decisive point is that for someone who does not undertake the effort of browsing the older postings, the information presented in your posting about the unbiased PhD student from Soton is simply misleading.

Bye
flori</blockquote>

Hi...

I agree to the mistake made by me.

Further, I do not think it was such a big mistake to be have considered as "Misleading" in your terms.... If you have taken the "efforts" to read my earlier posts completely, my opinion were also based on a LEADING Maritime Lawyer in India who is also a member of the various committees under the Shipping Ministry.....

So I feel before terming some information "misleading" you should make some "efforts" to read the entire post...
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flori

Hi rkarthik87,

If you have taken the "efforts" to read my earlier posts completely, my opinion were also based on a LEADING Maritime Lawyer in India who is also a member of the various committees under the Shipping Ministry.....

So I feel before terming some information "misleading" you should make some "efforts" to read the entire post...


Sorry, I simply don't get it. My statement could not have been any clearer as far as its scope of application was concerned. I don't know whether you have deliberately or inadvertently misunderstood me. One way or the other, any further discussion will be futile.
Bye
flori

Hi rkarthik87,

<blockquote> If you have taken the "efforts" to read my earlier posts completely, my opinion were also based on a LEADING Maritime Lawyer in India who is also a member of the various committees under the Shipping Ministry.....

So I feel before terming some information "misleading" you should make some "efforts" to read the entire post...</blockquote>

Sorry, I simply don't get it. My statement could not have been any clearer as far as its scope of application was concerned. I don't know whether you have deliberately or inadvertently misunderstood me. One way or the other, any further discussion will be futile.
Bye
flori
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kosta

True my friend! Swansea a great place to study and have very good links with the practice. (I completed my LLM a few years ago at Swansea and currently enjoying a good position in maritime practice)

Older people who advise you might be reflecting on the position 15-20 years ago (when they were 20s)- things have changed! Go with the new and contemporary and don't worry about the historical data! You will enjoy it at Swansea.

Kosta

True my friend! Swansea a great place to study and have very good links with the practice. (I completed my LLM a few years ago at Swansea and currently enjoying a good position in maritime practice)

Older people who advise you might be reflecting on the position 15-20 years ago (when they were 20s)- things have changed! Go with the new and contemporary and don't worry about the historical data! You will enjoy it at Swansea.

Kosta

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robo1607

Hey Kosta

Thanks for the information, everything you've said is generally the feedback I've been receiving from career fairs and from solicitors/barrister who are currently practicing. Both Swansea and Southampton are great research institutes in maritime law however, Swansea has overtaken Southampton as the most reputable university in this field in the UK thesedays.

Thanks again

Mark

Hey Kosta

Thanks for the information, everything you've said is generally the feedback I've been receiving from career fairs and from solicitors/barrister who are currently practicing. Both Swansea and Southampton are great research institutes in maritime law however, Swansea has overtaken Southampton as the most reputable university in this field in the UK thesedays.

Thanks again

Mark
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I did my LLM at Swansea Law School and it was one of the best decisions in my life. The teaching staff are excellent and they bring academia and practice together (some of them have worked in practice before becoming academics). I also saw on the School's website that the team is strengthened with the addition of a new professor, one of the top in commercial/maritime law, and two new lectures. Everybody in the teaching team is very friendly and down on earth. The Library is very good both in terms of books and electronic recources. The city is also great. After completing my LLM, I got a job at a P&I club, as Swansea's reputation in the industry is immense.

I did my LLM at Swansea Law School and it was one of the best decisions in my life. The teaching staff are excellent and they bring academia and practice together (some of them have worked in practice before becoming academics). I also saw on the School's website that the team is strengthened with the addition of a new professor, one of the top in commercial/maritime law, and two new lectures. Everybody in the teaching team is very friendly and down on earth. The Library is very good both in terms of books and electronic recources. The city is also great. After completing my LLM, I got a job at a P&I club, as Swansea's reputation in the industry is immense.
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