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Visit to Vietnam explores new course for Ministry of Justice

31 May 2012

Dean, Andrea Nollent, and Deputy Minister, Le Hong Son, met at a formal receptionA delegation from Nottingham Law School recently visited the Ministry of Justice and Judicial Academy in Vietnam to discuss the creation of a bespoke LLM in Legal Practice to develop the skills and knowledge of the country’'s lawyers.

Nottingham Law School, part of NTU, has been invited by the Ministry of Justice to design the programme after discussions with some of Vietnam's leading lawyers.

Dean of Nottingham Law School, Professor Andrea Nollent, said: "Legal education in Vietnam does not currently include a significant amount of legal skills and case analysis. The Ministry of Justice and lawyers in the country have identified areas for review and we're working with them to develop a course which will equip Vietnamese lawyers with the skills and commercial knowledge needed in the rapidly growing Vietnamese economy."

The visit was organised in collaboration with Nottingham Law School alumnus Tom Nguyen, now head of Legal at Standard Chartered Bank in Hanoi, Denzel Eades from global law firm Clifford Chance, and Phong Tran Tuan from Vietnam's leading law firm VILAF, who are all working with Nottingham Law School to ensure the new course meets the needs of lawyers in the country.

Nottingham Law School is also engaged in a number of other projects across the globe. Representatives from its Centre for Legal Education are currently examining legal education programmes in Mauritius, and a new international partnership has recently been agreed with the Ghana School of Law to work together on curriculum development.

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