Scheduled to be launched 13 June 2018, the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will become the first university in UK to offer an LLM in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law program in Paris. This comes at a perfect time as France's President, Emmanuel Macron, has just recently announced his plans of making France the tech capital of the world.
The new Master of Laws (LLM) program is offered by QMUL's Center for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) in Paris, particularly at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) near Invalides, a short walk from the Champs Elysees. The entire LLM program will be taught in English by QMUL faculty and highly distinguished lecturers, including inputs from French lawyers. Students of the LLM in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law program will be learning commercial law from three perspectives, ie international, comparative and European perspectives.
The new program will be added to the LLM in Paris program started by the CCLS in 2013. It also serves to expand the Center's offerings in commercials law, which included concentrations in energy law, banking and intellectual property. What makes this LLM program more attractive is the flexibility it can offer to a student. It included modules which may be taken online as well as face-to-face modules in Paris. As such, students can continue to work full-time while at the same time take their LLM classes.
Graduates of the program will largely benefit from QMUL's connections in Paris, including alumni networks, the Paris Bar School and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, QMUL's partner which offers a dual LLM program that the LLM student may choose to pursue.