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Environmental Law and Sustainability Masters (LLM): What our students say

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Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Daniel Francis

Daniel Francis: "The quality of teaching is first class"

Age: 27
Course:  Environmental Law and Sustainability LLM
Level:  Postgraduate
Route to University: Business Studies BA(Hons), Sustainability and Management MSc, Graduate Diploma in Law; researcher at Article 13 (a corporate sustainabilty consultancy) and a legal researcher at Kingston University

"The LLM at Kingston University gives students the opportunity to specialise and develop detailed knowledge of a wide range of areas within environmental law and sustainability. The LLM is a very interesting, well structured, and engaging course. It addresses all the major contemporary issues relating to environmental law and sustainability. My knowledge of domestic, European, and international law has been greatly broadened, and I have been able to specialise in areas such as climate change, sustainable development, waste management, water governance and renewables. Alongside the academic tuition, I have also been able to train in negotiation and mediation with full role-playing and practical interaction. Kingston University has a strong research reputation across all subjects, and in particular Law. The quality of teaching is first class and the interactive seminars allow students to apply their knowledge in a stimulating and open environment.

The library is a real plus point for the University. It contains an enormous amount of research material both in printed material, (journals, law reports, and up-to-date books) and excellent access to online sources. There is an active student community, with many social events, such as a regular pub quiz and a Law Ball. In addition, the University has a thriving sustainability community who actively engage in a wide variety of conservation work. The location of the University is very convenient, easily accessible with regular trains and buses.

Over the years, I have become passionate about environmental issues and the application of law. During my time at a corporate sustainability consultancy, the director (previously an environmental lawyer), advised me to study for a legal masters in environmental law for the purposes of consulting in this area in the future. After graduating, my aim is to become a sustainability consultant, advising on environmental law and compliance.

I look forward to applying the in-depth knowledge that I have gained from this course. I highly recommend studying the LLM at Kingston University."


Mahlet K Woldesenbet

Mahlet K Woldesenbet: "I have found the course beneficial to the work I am currently doing"

Course: Corporate and Financial Law LLM

"When I first chose this course it was solely based on my interest and appreciation for the subject. My area of specialisation was corporate law. Coincidentally, I have found the course beneficial to the work I am currently doing. Whether it is due diligence reporting or carrying out research, I have found the course to be very practical. Ethiopia is very rich in natural resources and many foreign companies have made big investments here in industries such as mining, energy and construction. The LLM has indeed greatly contributed to my professional work in understanding the environmental issues involved in these industries.

"The LLM has enlightened me on corporate responsibility and the social responsibility we owe to the environment. It has given me a whole new perspective on balancing environmental issues and economic aspirations, and more importantly the legislation that can be adopted to achieve this balance. I am grateful at this stage of my career to have this strong base in environmental law."


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