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Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in United States Law

Case Western Reserve UniversitySchool of Law partners with Case Western to offer Middlesex students US study opportunity

Middlesex University School of Law has entered into partnership with Case Western Reserve University School of Law (CWRU) in Cleveland to enable selected Middlesex University students who have graduated with either the LLB or BA Law degree, or who are PhD students, the opportunity to spend an academic year in the US enrolled and graduating in the LLM in United States and Global Legal Studies.

The arrangement also involves a four-week placement with a faculty member, firm, court or law-related organisation following the end of the spring semester and this placement, in addition to the LLM in US and Global Legal Studies. This insight and experience equips students to study for the modules Personal and Professional Development (60 credits), Advanced Practitioner Inquiry (30 credits) and Negotiated Work-Based Learning Project (30 credits) that make up the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in United States Law.

This Middlesex University Diploma is an additional qualification which Middlesex University LLB and BA graduates study for during or towards the end of their studies at CWRU. PhD students are not enrolled on it, since they spend part of their time furthering their PhD studies.

Why study for the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in United States Law?

This exciting course will:

  • Enhance your ability to reflect critically on professional practice by strengthening and building on the firm foundations of advanced knowledge from your US legal studies and enable planning of how to apply your new learning to work/practice
  • Develop advanced practitioner skills in research and inquiry methodologies in order to design a work-based project/inquiries/activities that have the potential to improve your own practice and that of others
  • Enable you to undertake a project, inquiries and/or other work-based activities that consolidate your practical competence and enhance and extend your professional expertise
  • Enhance your employability and lay the foundations for a successful career.

How to apply

As noted above, this CWRU-MDX double degree programme is only open to Middlesex students. Due to the limited number of places available on this programme, interested students should request an appointment with the Head of the Law and Politics Department Laurent Pech by the end of February prior to the upcoming academic year. Applications will be reviewed in March and selection will be based on the students' academic standing and prospect for successful performance.

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