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Joint academic programs with Leading University in United Kingdom

Students from one of the leading universities in South Korea will have the opportunity to earn a postgraduate law degree from a top UK university.

Ewha Woman’s University (EWHA) postgraduate students can now gain an LLM International Commercial Law, an LLM International Corporate Finance, or an LLM International Financial Regulation degree at the University of Reading.

University of Reading School of Law is rated as among the top dozen Law Schools in the country. The University has a very active Pro Bono (voluntary legal work) programme in the School of Law. Students are encouraged and supported to give up their time to train to offer volunteer mediation and legal advice. The University already works very closely with a number of organisations such as Resolve and CAB and are very proud that so many of our students commit to the lengthy training courses and provide such a professional service as volunteers once they are qualified.

The LLM programmes are unique, in that LLM students can take some core and optional modules at the Law School and ICMA Centre, Henley Business School providing them with an invaluable opportunity to acquire a unique legal and financial perspective of commercial and corporate law issues.

Representatives from EWHA visited the University of Reading this week to sign a memorandum of understanding. Professor Kang, Associate Dean of the EWHA School of Law and Professor Kim, Administrator of Committee on International Affairs, EWHA School of Law also enjoyed a tour of Reading’s Whiteknights Campus which was recently judged one of the best open spaces in the UK.

Dr Ioannis Kokkoris from Reading’s School of Law has been influential in the collaboration between the two institutions after visiting South Korea last year.

Dr Kokkoris said: “I was delighted to welcome Professors Kang and Kim to the University of Reading this week. The partnership promises to be extremely beneficial, with EWHA students spending one year of their degree at Reading and graduating with two degrees, an LLM from us and their degree from EWHA.”

Professor Chris Hilson, Head of Reading’s School of Law added: “The University of Reading prides itself on offering a high-quality student experience with its campuses a stimulating, vibrant and multi-cultural location in which to learn. This partnership further enhances our diverse student environment, builds our links with Korea, and offers exciting opportunities for joint academic programmes and research activities.”

The LLM International Commercial Law provides an overview of the main commercial law issues that arise in a variety of transactions. It covers aspects of law that commercial law practitioners could expect to encounter on a regular basis, including contract law, employment law, competition law and environmental law.

The LLM International Corporate Finance degree analyses the different aspects of corporate finance from an international perspective. This enables students to identify common aspects in the dynamics and mechanisms used to obtain financing and discover innovative trends in a continuous developing area.

The LLM International Financial Regulation addresses EU financial regulation and supervision. It also covers substantial law issues and asks students to contemplate the changes in banking and securities as a result of the financial crisis.