Table of Contents
- Immersive legal education and global opportunities
- Enhancing global legal careers
- Strategic partnership between NLU Delhi and Durham Law School
- Research and dual degree opportunities
- Final year LLM program and dual qualifications
- Diverse specializations and global networking at DLS
- Qualifying as a solicitor in the UK
To embark on a legal career in the UK under the UK Law education system, aspiring solicitors must obtain either a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) or a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), followed by the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). This pathway is a fundamental aspect of UK Law education, setting the standard for legal practice in the region.
Immersive legal education and global opportunities
The UK legal education system offers an enriching experience, enabling students to integrate with both the local and international legal communities. Collaborative programs with UK universities offer unique global exposure and pathways to work in British law firms.
Enhancing global legal careers
Such academic collaborations, including faculty and student exchanges and joint degree initiatives, not only enhance research but also propel global career opportunities. These programs allow students to spend their final year in an international law school, earning a joint degree and setting a foundation for a global legal career.
Strategic partnership between NLU Delhi and Durham Law School
In a notable collaboration, National Law University (NLU), Delhi has joined forces with Durham Law School (DLS) to facilitate LLM studies for its students in the UK. Professor Bruce Wardhaugh of Durham University emphasizes the significance of this partnership, aiming to deepen the focus on Indian law and its effective implementation. The MoU signed between these institutions also aims to internationalize NLU Delhi by fostering global academic partnerships.
Research and dual degree opportunities
Besides joint degrees, this collaboration will focus on research concerning Indian Laws. Professor Wardhaugh mentions the establishment of the Durham Centre for Indian Law, the first in Europe. This initiative will promote research collaboration and encourage faculty exchanges, with DLS staff working closely with their counterparts in Delhi. Additionally, A key goal is to set up student exchange programs, enabling students to complete their final year at DLS and receive dual degrees.
Final year LLM program and dual qualifications
Students in their final year can join DLS’s LLM program, earning both a Durham LLM and an NLU Delhi LLB degree. Professor Wardhaugh notes that students can tailor their studies to their interests and career aspirations.
Diverse specializations and global networking at DLS
DLS’s LLM courses span various specialties, including Corporate Law and International Environmental Law, taught by international law experts. Moreover, This provides students opportunities to connect with English legal professionals and global colleagues, enhancing their future legal practices.
Qualifying as a solicitor in the UK
For legal practice in the UK, individuals must pass the SQE after acquiring a QLD or GDL. Training under a qualified solicitor is also necessary for SRA membership. Professor Wardhaugh points out that passing these exams and securing a training contract with an English law firm enables students to qualify as solicitors in the UK.