The Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbornne Law School formed a partnership to offer the innovative QMUL/Sorbonne Double LLM program. This is a bilingual program that combined two LLM programs, which will award students who will complete it with two prestigious LLM degrees from two world-renowned universities. The two LLM degrees are as follows:
- LLM in International Business Law to be taken at QMUL
- LLM in French and European Law to be taken at the Sorbornne Law School
The double program started January 2018. The opening lecture for the program held in Paris a few days ago was delivered by Professor Duncan Matthews. The lecture centered on Specialized IP Courts - the Unified Patent Court and Beyond.
Comments and discussions followed the lecture provided by speakers from Sorbornne Law School, QMUL and Véron & Associés. In his lecture, Professor Matthews highlighted the trend on creating specialized IP courts, citing examples from UK, U.S., China and Wales. His lecture also examined the issues and challenges that confront the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Commentators shared ideas on how to resolve said challenges.
The QMUL/Sorbonne Double LLM program started this month and will last for 18 months. Though it already commenced, applications to the program are still being considered. Interested students may still have a chance to partake in this opportunity developed by QMUL's Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and the Sorbonne Law School.
The QMUL LLM in Paris will be conducted at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP). This campus is very near the Champs Elysees and is shared with the British Council. The Double Program will be taught in two sites, i.e., the QMUL LLM at ULIP and the Sorbornne LLM at the Sorbornne Law School at 12, place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, and 21, rue Broca, 75005 Paris.