Law school finance programs open for admission

Lecturer Scott Atkins and course leader Laura Panades hold a class at the Truman Bodden Law School.

Applications are now being accepted to join one of two new postgraduate programs at the Truman Bodden Law School, commencing September 2018, according to the school.

The programs are the LLM in International Finance: Law and Regulation, and the Postgraduate Diploma in International Finance: Law and Regulation.

School officials said September 2018 will mark the second intake of students on these programs, which lead to qualifications awarded by the University of Liverpool, U.K.

“The qualifications carry with them the professional benefits and opportunities that flow from the attainment of a postgraduate qualification awarded by any respected U.K. tertiary education provider,” the school stated in a press release.

The program’s subjects include international finance, banking regulation, international insolvency, the conflict of laws and public-private partnerships. Directed at Cayman nationals and residents, the LLM and postgraduate diploma will be offered on a part-time basis only, over two years.

All classes take place twice weekly from 5:30 p.m.

The law school also expects to offer the programs full-time over one year, starting in September 2019.

Mitchell Davies, law school director, said in a press release that the programs extend the range of postgraduate level legal study offered locally. “At the same time, they reinforce the Law School’s long-standing affiliation with the University of Liverpool in providing Caymanians and local residents with new opportunities to obtain a face-to-face outstanding legal education without leaving Grand Cayman,” he added.

Laura Panades, the LLM course leader, said, “The second cohort of students, starting this September, draws from a very successful first year, where students have examined current issues in finance affecting the daily lives of millions of people.

“Our face-to-face approach, our access to the University of Liverpool’s resources and an impressive library provision presents an invaluable opportunity for Caymanians and legal residents to have access to first rate legal education on island.”

For more information, visit Applications are open until July 31, 2018.

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