Maritime Law LLM Program in UK


hey, I have just graduated from my bachelor of law degree and I would like to continue my studies to the postgraduate degree, particularly focusing on maritime law. I'm currently between two options right now, Southampton and Swansea. I'm wondering which of the two has the best maritime law program?

thanks.
hey, I have just graduated from my bachelor of law degree and I would like to continue my studies to the postgraduate degree, particularly focusing on maritime law. I'm currently between two options right now, Southampton and Swansea. I'm wondering which of the two has the best maritime law program?

thanks.
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You might consider another option, the IMO International Maritime Law Institute in Malta. www.imli.org
You might consider another option, the IMO International Maritime Law Institute in Malta. www.imli.org
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flori
You might consider another option, the IMO International Maritime Law Institute in Malta. www.imli.org


Or Justitia might want to consider Tulane, Rotterdam or Oslo or.....


Against the background that you have strongly advocated IMLI as well as presented detailed knowledge about IMLI in the thread http://www.llm-guide.com/board/95310/1#post-95663
I was wondering whether you are a member of staff or otherwise affiliated to IMLI. If so, it would be nice to disclose this fact...

Justitia:
There have already been various threads about the "Swansea vs Southampton" question. From my point of view the debate has remained inconclusive as far as the quality of the programmes is concerned - you can't go wrong with either one...
I would probably ask myself another question - where do I want to live for a year?
Bye
flori
P.S.
As a matter of disclosure I should probably add that some years ago I was facing the same question and chose to go to Swansea (based on soft factors like quality of housing, touristic value of the region, appeal of the town etc.).
<blockquote>You might consider another option, the IMO International Maritime Law Institute in Malta. www.imli.org </blockquote>

Or Justitia might want to consider Tulane, Rotterdam or Oslo or.....


Against the background that you have strongly advocated IMLI as well as presented detailed knowledge about IMLI in the thread http://www.llm-guide.com/board/95310/1#post-95663
I was wondering whether you are a member of staff or otherwise affiliated to IMLI. If so, it would be nice to disclose this fact...

Justitia:
There have already been various threads about the "Swansea vs Southampton" question. From my point of view the debate has remained inconclusive as far as the quality of the programmes is concerned - you can't go wrong with either one...
I would probably ask myself another question - where do I want to live for a year?
Bye
flori
P.S.
As a matter of disclosure I should probably add that some years ago I was facing the same question and chose to go to Swansea (based on soft factors like quality of housing, touristic value of the region, appeal of the town etc.).
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Fiori, I earned my LL.M., with distinction, from IMLI. That is my only affiliation. (You already may have discerned this from IMLI's website.) And I unabashedly endorse the LL.M. programme at IMLI.

You made a very good point about where one might choose to live for a year. New Orleans (Tulane) has not recovered entirely from the hurricane damage years ago, and still is subject to the risk of future hurricanes. Rotterdam, Oslo and England are a bit cold, as well as expensive. On the other hand, Malta is a beautiful, warm island in the middle of the Mediterranean, with centuries of maritime tradition. . . .
Fiori, I earned my LL.M., with distinction, from IMLI. That is my only affiliation. (You already may have discerned this from IMLI's website.) And I unabashedly endorse the LL.M. programme at IMLI.

You made a very good point about where one might choose to live for a year. New Orleans (Tulane) has not recovered entirely from the hurricane damage years ago, and still is subject to the risk of future hurricanes. Rotterdam, Oslo and England are a bit cold, as well as expensive. On the other hand, Malta is a beautiful, warm island in the middle of the Mediterranean, with centuries of maritime tradition. . . .
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flori
Thank you for the disclosure and I wholeheartedly agree that Malta is a splendid place...
Bye
flori
Thank you for the disclosure and I wholeheartedly agree that Malta is a splendid place...
Bye
flori
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Thanks guys, for your opinions. I've heard that Malta has a great institution for maritime law, but I got offers from Swansea and Southampton. That's why I'm wondering on which is best to accept.

Flori:
I'm actually from Indonesia and I've never been to UK before, so I'm pretty much clueless on which is the better place to live between the two. However, last night I've finally decided to choose Swansea. Since you had studied in Swansea before, can you share your experience? Thanks.
Thanks guys, for your opinions. I've heard that Malta has a great institution for maritime law, but I got offers from Swansea and Southampton. That's why I'm wondering on which is best to accept.

Flori:
I'm actually from Indonesia and I've never been to UK before, so I'm pretty much clueless on which is the better place to live between the two. However, last night I've finally decided to choose Swansea. Since you had studied in Swansea before, can you share your experience? Thanks.
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flori
Hello Justitia,


I'm actually from Indonesia and I've never been to UK before, so I'm pretty much clueless on which is the better place to live between the two. However, last night I've finally decided to choose Swansea. Since you had studied in Swansea before, can you share your experience? Thanks.


The year in Wales was absolutely splendid and I never had any regrets about my original decision. Still, every rose has its thorns and I have to admit that I was underwhelmed by some parts of the "academic experience" (try the search function). Given that some years have passed since studying at Swansea my personal impressions probably have become time-barred - for example I have no idea whether the law library is as sparse (when it comes to books;;; you will have extensive access to online resources, though) as it used to be. Consequently I will restrict myself to one recommendation:
Choose Ty Beck for a splendid housing experience ;-)


Ok then - congratulations on your decision and all the best
Flori
Hello Justitia,

<blockquote>
I'm actually from Indonesia and I've never been to UK before, so I'm pretty much clueless on which is the better place to live between the two. However, last night I've finally decided to choose Swansea. Since you had studied in Swansea before, can you share your experience? Thanks.</blockquote>

The year in Wales was absolutely splendid and I never had any regrets about my original decision. Still, every rose has its thorns and I have to admit that I was underwhelmed by some parts of the "academic experience" (try the search function). Given that some years have passed since studying at Swansea my personal impressions probably have become time-barred - for example I have no idea whether the law library is as sparse (when it comes to books;;; you will have extensive access to online resources, though) as it used to be. Consequently I will restrict myself to one recommendation:
Choose Ty Beck for a splendid housing experience ;-)


Ok then - congratulations on your decision and all the best
Flori
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mia11
The IMO International Maritime Law Institute in Malta is not only for government officials?
The IMO International Maritime Law Institute in Malta is not only for government officials?
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flori
Hello Mia,

The IMO International Maritime Law Institute in Malta is not only for government officials?


No, it isn't- http://www.imli.org/sites/default/files/uploads/application_package_2012-2013_self-financed.pdf

Bye
flori
Hello Mia,

<blockquote>The IMO International Maritime Law Institute in Malta is not only for government officials?</blockquote>

No, it isn't- http://www.imli.org/sites/default/files/uploads/application_package_2012-2013_self-financed.pdf

Bye
flori
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mia11
too expensive, but in my opinion probably the best
too expensive, but in my opinion probably the best
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