I am from the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and completed my LLM in International Commercial Law in 2011/2012 at the University of Nottingham on a British Chevening Scholarship.
I found the LLM programme at Nottingham to be a first class experience, punctuated by excellent teaching, supervision and research facilities. I was particularly impressed by the sheer excellence of my lecturers at the time, including Professor Estelle Derclaye and Professor Mary Footer, who demonstrated exceptional command of their subject matter. The lecturers were always well prepared, and provided ample opportunities for critical engagement.
The University afforded me numerous opportunities to engage in extra-curricular activities, including mooting, debating and cricket. My experience as a judge for the external moot court team was nothing short of excellent, as I had the unique opportunity to guide and instruct mooters who were at the time preparing to represent the University in an International Moot Court Competition. Quite apart from the University's excellent reputation, it's brilliant cadre of staff, its tier-one research output and the sheer beauty of the campus, I believe that studies at the University of Nottingham instilled within me a thirst for knowledge, and an overall commitment to diligence and excellence. I understood from the very outset that my lecturers had high expectations, and was happy to have graduated with an overall grade of a Distinction in the LLM programme.
Since that time, I have completed a PhD on a Commonwealth Scholarship, and have served as an academic, lawyer and consultant in the Caribbean. I'd definitely recommend the University of Nottingham to students wishing to obtain a quality, well-rounded degree from a leading research institution in the UK.
Jason Haynes, LLM International Commercial Law, 2011/12