Source: Emory University – School of Law Fijian student Seruwaia Nayacalevu came to the School of Law at Emory University (Emory Law) to broaden her horizons, both personally and professionally. With a Master of Laws (LLM) programme that could be tailored to her interests and the many memories she created with her diverse cast of collegiate cohorts, it wasn’t long before she achieved her goal. Source: Emory University, School of Law While working on her LLM, Nayacalevu covered a wide variety of topics, from business law and civil procedure to family law and legal writing. “I told myself I would do other law courses that I normally don’t practise as a way of challenging myself personally. At the same time, I took up subjects that aligned with the law I already practise,” she says.
At Emory Law, students experience a combination of academic rigour and practical learning opportunities within a global environment. Students may structure their postgraduate curriculum around their professional interests and ambitions, allowing them to pursue the career path they want — either within the US or in the world of professional possibilities available outside.
“Emory Law’s LLM provides the opportunity for those with a first degree in law to develop additional specialised skills and training. Students get the opportunity to participate in class alongside Juris Doctor (JD) students and to integrate more fully into that community,” says Rebecca Purdom, who is Professor of Practice as well as Executive Director of Graduate and Online Programmes. Build a foundation for excellent legal service
Nayacalevu now applies her knowledge and experiences from Emory Law as a lawyer that practises in the area of family and civil law in Fiji, and as a seasonal consultant lecturer with the University of the South Pacific. She shares, “I was given the opportunity to be the face-to-face coordinator for the legal drafting course and teach at the Fiji campus. It was funny because legal writing was one of the areas I wanted to improve on at Emory, and now I am teaching it!”
Her story reflects how Emory Law sets its graduates up for professional success […]