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 recently announced his plans to make 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. This is part of the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) near Invalides, a short walk from the famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The entire LLM program will be taught in English by QMUL faculty and highly distinguished lecturers, including inputs from French lawyers. Students taking the LLM in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law program will be learning commercial law from three perspectives: international, comparative, and European law.
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 commercial law, which includes the study of energy law, banking, and intellectual property. What makes this LLM program more attractive is the flexibility it can offer to a student. It includes modules that 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 taking 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.