Canadian students looking at accessing the best possible legal education need to take note of this recent announcement form University of Kent, one of Canada Law From Abroad’s Preferred Law Schools. Professor Judy Fudge of University of Victoria Faculty of Law has chosen to go to a top tier UK law school for a year to further develop her international expertise.
I regularly encounter Canadian law professors at all of Canada Law From Abroad’s Preferred Law Schools. It’s been estimated that as many as one third of all Canadian law professors have obtained their LLM or post graduate law credentials from UK law schools. Prospective Canadian university graduates have the opportunity to do what many of the best minds in Canadian legal academia are doing by enrolling in an “accelerated” two year LLB degree program and using the third year to obtain a graduate LLM “The Combined 2+1(LLB/LLM). The legal specialization is now the career door opener and international legal education is the ideal route to pursue in getting a legal specialization designation. Follow the lead of Canadian law professors.
Kent welcomes three new Professors of Law
News article posted on 2nd September 2013 by Daniel Lee
The Law School is delighted to welcome three new Professors of Law of international renown to the University of Kent.
Professors Judy Fudge, Amanda Perry-Kessaris and Dermot Walsh all join the Law School for the 2013 academic year, and bring with them extensive expertise in their respective fields.
Professor Judy Fudge joins Kent from the University of Victoria, Canada, where she was the Landsdown Chair in Law from 2007. Her ground-breaking work on employment law has seen her contribute significantly to the understanding and development of the legal position and rights of and marginalised and disadvantaged groups of workers in contemporary labour markets. She has published widely with over fifty sole-authored and twenty co-authored articles and book chapters, and has held visiting chairs at the University of British Columbia and the University of Saskatchewan and has been a visiting scholar at the European University Institute, Oxford University, the London School of Economics, McGill University’s Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and the University of Melbourne. She is on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Law & Society, Canada’s foremost socio-legal studies journal. She is a founding member of the new international Labour Law Research Association, and the Inter-University Research Group on Globalization and Work.