There are few downsides to attending law school in this beautiful, successful and welcoming country north of England
In law school league tables, Scotland often falls below its southern neighbor England, in the number of schools ranked. Yet with world-class law schools and the highest employment and student satisfaction rates in the UK, doing an LL.M. in Scotland is a great choice for many students.
The country has a renowned education system, with more world-class universities (19) per head of population than anywhere else in the world. Many have excellent law schools. These include the School of Law at the University of Aberdeen in the northeast of Scotland, and Edinburgh Law School in the eponymous capital city to the south. Both run a range of LL.M. programs, and are ranked in the top-15 of The Guardian ’s 2019 league table for law.
Scotland is one of Europe’s industrial powerhouses and a world leader in manufacturing, producing textiles, whisky and shortbread, as well as jet engines, buses, computer software and ships. There’s a strong services sector too, from banking and insurance in Edinburgh, a global finance center, in Glasgow, which is at the frontier of space technology, and Aberdeen, at the heart of global biotech.
This economic prowess gives LL.M. students access to myriad global companies in Scotland for recruitment, networking, academic projects and guest lectures. “We organize talks from highly successful judges and lawyers, allowing you to engage with current debates,” says Irene-Marie Esser, director of taught postgraduate programs at the University of Glasgow, School of Law. A longstanding tradition of education
Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and is ranked first in Scotland by the 2020 Complete University Guide. It offers a general LL.M. course as well as niche programs covering International Law and Security, Corporate and Financial Law, and Intellectual Property Law and the Digital Economy.
The longevity of Scottish law schools means they have huge alumni networks that are useful for finding employment. Little wonder that Scottish universities have the highest employment rates and student satisfaction in teaching quality in […]