A Northern Irish adventure and a well regarded faculty.
I chose to come to Queen’s University Belfast, as I felt that undertaking the JD program would greatly compliment my previous degrees (Politics and International Relations). After looking into postgraduate opportunities for studying law in the United Kingdom, I felt that the JD program offered at Queen's provided me with the necessary tools and skills I would need for a career in law. Added to this, the excellent reputation of the Queen's School of Law made it even more appealing. The lecturers that are involved within the program are excellent, and the small class sizes means that you can get to know your lectures a lot better and connect with them and the materials to a deeper level.
Since coming to Queen's, I have found everyone here very warm and welcoming. They are very interested in where you are from, and are very friendly. The staff within the School of Law have been especially welcoming, and make sure that you are settled in nicely. Further, the facilities at Queen's are excellent, with a resource rich library, and many places to study, as well as a thriving student community.
Having never been to Northern Ireland before, I was very curious about the country. Indeed, it has been a very positive experience, as the region is rich in history and has some great scenery. The Giant’s Causeway and the north Antrim Coast are particularly memorable. I would highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to study law as a postgraduate, especially if they want to have an international career.
James Cuthbertson, Australia
JD Student – 2013 entry