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QMUL and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP announce new Energy scholarship programme

Thursday 9 April 2015

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary has announced details of a scholarship and internship programme with legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.

The scheme is aimed at candidates who apply for the LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law. Successful applicants will receive a full tuition fee scholarship, and will undertake a two-week internship with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.

According to Norah Gallagher, Academic Director of the new Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute at CCLS “The partnership is a testament to the growing reputation of a new but popular programme with a practical focus. It underlines our commitment at CCLS to building important links with energy partners in the legal profession, industry and commerce.

“Norton Rose Fulbright is a truly global legal practice, with a stellar reputation and the offer of an internship as well as the scholarship represents an excellent opportunity for future scholars and practitioners of energy and natural resources law.”

Neil Q. Miller, litigation partner in the energy practice at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and a member of the working group committee for the Energy and Natural Resources Law Programme at QMUL, commented:

“Given our commitment as a global legal practice to all aspects of the energy industry, offering our skills and experience to work with and support the Energy and Natural Resources Law Programme at Queen Mary University of London was both ideal and jointly beneficial.  

"We are delighted to be involved in a programme and initiative that provides students with invaluable skills which will enable them to build future careers in the energy law sector. QMUL has an excellent reputation and we are very pleased to be able to work with the law school at the University, in partnership with CCLS, to offer students this exciting opportunity.”

QMUL is one of the only universities in the UK - and the first in London - which focuses on the research and study of energy and natural resources from a legal perspective.

The energy industry raises many challenges both politically and technically, from exploration and production of fossil fuels in deep waters to fracking onshore and from nuclear power generation through to the generation of wind, wave and solar power.

The Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute, launched in January 2014, provides a focus for the development of energy and natural resources law, the training of energy lawyers through its specialist LLM and the promotion of a broader understanding of this important sector. The Institute aims to be an international centre of academic excellence within the School of Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

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