Middlesex University Dubai and FICHTE Legal Consultants sign MOU for legal education collaborations
Round table event: Monday 17 October 2016
An MoU between Middlesex University Dubai and FICHTE & Co was signed on Monday 17 October 2016 at a Round Table Event held in the DIFC. Sharing a commitment to high quality legal education and appreciating the benefits of linking the legal profession to academia, FICHTE and Middlesex Dubai’s Department of Law and Politics have established a collaboration in legal education and training through the development of joint undertakings.
The parties are pursuing this objective by undertaking a range of initiatives, including, but not limited to:
- Training workshops on advocacy skills for law students
- Guest lecturers and career preparation workshops for law students
- Training seminars on International Maritime Law for students and legal consultants
- International Maritime Law courses
Dr Tenia Kyriazi, Head of the Department of Law and Politics at Middlesex University Dubai stated “our students are at the centre of this partnership, which will have a massively positive impact on their learning journey, their university experience and their future career paths. At a time when the legal profession becomes increasingly competitive, they are extremely fortunate to be offered the opportunity to receive guidance and training from a top international law firm in the region”.
The partnership will being vast benefits to law students, who will have the unique opportunity to meet and interact with distinguished legal professionals. Through their participation in guest lectures, workshops and courses offered by FICHTE, students will be taught and trained by leading experts in the region. This will allow them to expand their legal knowledge, develop soft transferable skills and be offered networking opportunities, all of which are instrumental in enhancing their employability skills.
Find out more about the University’s Law and Politics programmes here.