LLM student: 2009-10
Associate at Herbert Smith LLP
I joined Herbert Smith LLP as an Associate, soon after completing an LLM at King's College London. I am based in the Brussels office and practise UK, EU and Competition Law.
I chose to do my LLM at King's because it was one of the only LLM programmes to offer a competition-law specific LLM and it was clear to me that it was the best regarded competition LLM available. The course is structured so that you learn the foundations of EU competition law, but also have the opportunity to study inter-related topics such as economics and US antitrust. This meant that although I had practised competition law before (I already had 2 years’ experience as a competition lawyer), I was able to further develop my knowledge by studying these complementary topics, in addition to covering new areas of competition law that I had not yet experienced in my career to date.
At King's you will really feel part of the competition community. There is the opportunity to attend guest lectures by leading practioners and a number of the other LLM students come from competition backgrounds too. You are sure to meet lots of interesting people who will not only become your friends but will become part of your competition network in the future. I had a fantastic year and would advise anyone interested in competition law to apply!
LLM student: 2010-11
Legal trainee at the Brussels office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
When choosing a university for my postgraduate studies, two things were of importance to me: academia and further career possibilities following the studies.
Having chosen King’s for an LLM in Competition Law, I can confidently state, it appeared to be the optimal decision. King’s offers an extraordinary variety of competition law related modules that are taught by only top-class professors and practitioners thereby allowing the students to put a reliable cornerstone for further practice. Besides this, King’s is very rich in various seminars and conferences that are an excellent bonus accompanying an already versatile programme along.
In addition to the academic excellence that King’s possesses, it also offers plenty of job opportunities. The internationally recognised professors and practitioners teaching at King’s provide for an extensive network and numerous possibilities of employment throughout Europe and beyond. I myself started my present work in a law firm in Brussels by virtue of having been taught by one of King’s visiting professors.
Studying at King’s is a great and very tangible experience, as well as pleasure of being in the heart of London in one of the most prestigious and beautiful law schools.