I graduated with a double degree (French and English Law) from the University of Exeter. I studied in France for one year and was then introduced to Tax Law. Taxation is usually not studied at an undergraduate level but it is none the less a very complex and wide area of the Law; a Tax LLM is definitely an asset for those who want to specialise in this field.
The worldwide reputation of King's was indeed one of the reasons why I decided to apply to the College but it was also because it is one of the few to offer an LLM specialised in Tax Law.
The lecturers are very approachable and always helpful; they are top practitioners in their field. Small group sessions and voluntary assessments are often organised to make sure that everyone is up to date.
The Strand Campus is ideally located in the heart of London and easily accessible. Being a student at King's gives us access to amazing facilities such as the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
Finding a place to live in London is not as hard or expensive as one should think. House share is very common and the College offers a wide range of accommodation situated all over the city for those who do not wish to live in private accommodation.
Every Thursday, all LLM students have the possibility to meet for a drink which is always a good way to encounter other students with the same interest but with a different cultural background.
The course involves a lot of self-preparation, and I was very impressed by how much additional help the teachers were giving. The library is particularly good, stocking the latest items on tax planning and subscribing to a broad variety of useful online resources. I also found the Careers Service's work very comprehensive, always organising employment events and running workshops.
The university follows a very practical approach in its teaching techniques, as well as offering all-round student support, which, I believe, will give me a substantial advantage in the competitive job market.
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