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City Law School Welcomes Judges and Lawyers from Kazakhstan

City Law School has welcomed its second delegation of international students. Twelve future lawyers and judges came to London to take specialist classes and acquire new knowledge about the English legal system. Both City Law School professors and students have described the experience as positive.

The delegation was invited to London under the sponsorship of the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO), which pairs students with foreign pre-university courses. Students enrolled with INTO’s courses have a chance for a direct entry to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

In partnership with London-based City Law School, INTO has created a course that teaches a number of subjects pertaining to the English jurisprudence and enables students to improve their legal terminology. This year, the course was especially focused on commercial law and dispute resolution.

In between taking classes and exploring a new city, students from Kazakhstan took an opportunity to visit the Immigration Tribunal, the Old Bailey, and the Supreme Court. Future lawyers and judges were also able to meet with their older U.K. peers, and discuss the differences between two legal systems.

A future lawyer in finance from South Kazakhstan, Yerlan Yessenbayev, feels that his newly acquired knowledge about the English contract law will most certainly help him during his studies at the Academy of Justice in Kazakhstan, which will then set him on a course to become a professional judge.

An Associate Professor in the City Law School, David Amos, shares the students’ opinions about this year’s course. He adds that “the course also demonstrated the broad expertise of tutors within the Law School”, and hopes that this program will help further collaboration between City and Kazakhstan.

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