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Bristol Institute Set to Offer Unique LLM Masters Degree

With the current pandemic in force, regularly re-equipping and re-fitting lawyers at every level of expertise to meet the changing rigors of new and emerging practice models and evolving client needs means that today’s lawyers need to be ready to rise to new challenges that will be faced by their clients going forward .
As such, with the aim of uplifting the standards of the local legal profession through the grooming of new practitioners that will be well equipped to take on the legal challenges that would arise in the ‘New Normal’, Bristol Institute of Business Management has embarked on offering a unique LLM Masters in Commercial Law to the Sri Lankan market.
Chief Operating Officer M.J.M. Dilshad says “Identifying this gap in the market, we ventured into law programs by introducing a first-of-its-kind LLM Masters in Commercial Law targeted at those wishing to pursue business related legal education in an environment in which ‘Nothing’s Normal’ anymore.”
He added “The LLM in Commercial Law is a specialist pathway for in depth study in law relating to the current business scenarios, its unique structure and in-built quality that will give students an added advantage when seeking employment”.
In partnership with the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol), the institute is offering its LLM program to those who qualify the entry criteria of holding an honours degree of 2.2 or above in law, an honours degree of 2.2 or above in any other field with a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or the Common Professional Examination (CPE), or an honours degree of 2.2 or above in a related subject such as business, politics or international relations with relevant experience.
The programme encompasses a broad, contextual and critical understanding of the area of Commercial Law and also covers the operation of judicial, legislative and administrative action in relevant domestic, European and International contexts.
Designed by the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol), the program runs for one year and includes modules such as International Contracts, International Banking and Finance Law, International Intellectual Property and International Commercial Disputes to name a few.
The multifaceted nature of the program makes it an ideal choice for those looking at entering the legal profession as well as those in the legal fraternity who wish to learn Commercial law as an added advantage for self-empowerment.
Located at Walukarama Road, Colombo 03, the Institute offers students a state-of-the-art learning environment coupled with a distinguished faculty of lecturers including foreign faculty members and a dedicated Academic Department to ensure that student experience is top notch.
“Our commitment towards offering world class tertiary education in an affordable way to Sri Lankans drives us to keep setting the bar higher for our students” commented Dilshad.
He adds that the accomplishment of its first year of successful operations has inspired them to launch many firsts, in the likes of the newly launched LLM Masters in Commercial Law that is aimed to widen the scope and elevate the standards of the knowledge quantum of the legal profession in Sri Lanka.

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