Hannah Richardson
University of Melbourne

"Being in the legal heart of one of the world's global capitals, and adopting a comparative approach, the CTLS is in a unique position to address some of the most pressing issues of the modern era. As the world further globalises, it will become increasingly important for law students to have an understanding of other legal systems and transnational legal issues. The CTLS has given me a more comprehensive education, one relevant to the twenty-first century. I would highly recommend the CTLS to any law student eager not only to explore fascinating legal issues but also to further a career in international or transnational law and to forge exceptional friendships."

student life

Message from the Administrative Director of CTLS to the Students of the Fall 2016 semester

Dear Students,

In Fall 2016, 77 students from home schools in 15 different countries participated in the CTLS program.

Alongside their regularly scheduled transnational, international and comparative law coursework, students attended topical weekly colloquia and special guest lectures, movie and pub nights, and a variety of social and cultural events that included a Legal London tour and several themed afternoon teas. We also continued our exciting series of Transnational Career Talks, giving students the opportunity to engage with practitioners directly about their chosen careers and their experiences.

This semester, students had the opportunity to engage in several in-class visits, including visits to the Houses of Parliament with Comparative Constitutional History, the Islamic Sharia Council with State, Law and Religion, and a street art tour with Copyright Law: Current Understanding and Future Trends.

Professor Serena Quattrocolo took her class on Criminal Law: Comparative Perspectives to Strasbourg to visit the European Court of Human Rights. It continues to be a pleasure for us to facilitate such visits, which, whilst being instructive in particular substantive areas, also offer CTLS students the chance to witness how lawyers from a range of different backgrounds go on to develop their careers in highly specialized settings with global reach.

Our Transnational Justice Lecture series continued with lectures by Prof. Peer Zumbansen (Professor of Transnational Law and inaugural Director of the Dickson Poon Transnational Institute - King's College London) and Dr. Simone Glanert (Director of English and French Law - Kent Law School).

In closing, let me say that I have enjoyed sharing the semester with all of you. We hope the relationships that have sprung from your semester here will continue throughout the rest of your legal careers and become part of the fabric of your lives. Please stay connected to the CTLS family!

Wishing you a happy, healthy and rewarding future,

Maike Kotterba-Wilson


Center for Transnational Legal Studies
37-39 High Holborn
London WC1V 6AA, United Kingdom