06 May University Of Dundee Videos Peter McEleavy Facilities and Resources
Here in the Scrymgeour building, which is the home of the School of Law, we’ve designated LLM teaching room. We also have a quiet study room. We have the moot court room. We have PC suites for the students, also we have the desks and law library, which is part of the main university library, so there are a large number of excellent resources here, and of course, every building is Wi-Fi enabled.
Our questions come from a variety of origin. Some have already been working, some come straight from university, and that’s sort of influences future careers when they leave.
For those students who have already been working, many of them go back to their former employer often to a promoted post. That may be in a legal sector, it may be as a lawyer within a company. Some go for employment in government service or international organizations, but most are using their legal skills that they have developed here, and it certainly helps them in future careers.
Dundee has a staff from a variety of jurisdictions. We have UK lawyers, we have lawyers from France, from Denmark, from Nigeria, from China, from Canada, so it’s generated the benefit from all their different experiences from members of staff. Some staff are practicing lawyers.
I myself am a barrister at Chambers in London, so students, there’s a great difference.
The students found this very rewarding, to have staff with such different backgrounds. All staff are research active publishing actively in their fields.
I always think one of their greatest strengths of Dundee Law School is the fact that we’re a small law school. We recruit between 60 and 70 students every year onto our online programs, so students who come here are very much part of our family.
They have an excellent level of support, but we’re also a very demanding school. We require all students to do two pieces of written work for every module that they do. They get detailed feedback on that piece of work. They get lots of support with their dissertation as well, so the Dundee LLM extremely challenging, but the students get an enormous amount of support. I think they get excellent value for the money.