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Master of Laws (LLM) — Sophie Crockett-Chaves

Sophie is studying an LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights (IDLHR) at the School of Law, University of Warwick

Why did you choose to study a Masters, and specifically at Warwick?

I always knew that I wanted to study human rights, and when I looked at the modules offered by Warwick's IDLHR programme I was certain that I'd get a lot out of the course.

I was right. The programme has greatly enhanced my critical thinking skills and taught me a lot more than just the practical aspects of human rights law. Warwick has definitely been one of the most academically stimulating environments that I've ever been in, and my teachers and peers have inspired me immeasurably.

Tell us about the course...

The programme is quite flexible, as we only have one core module in addition to the dissertation research workshops. Students get to meet the lecturers for each module and find out more about their content before making a decision, which to me is a fantastic way of giving us greater autonomy over our studies.

Module content is varied, which has given me a very holistic and well-rounded view of the issues surrounding human rights and development.

What has been the best bit about studying the Masters?

I've been able to get involved in several activities, and the law school staff have been extremely helpful and approachable throughout my degree. This has greatly improved my student experience and I know that I'll always remember my time at Warwick School of Law fondly. For this reason, I'm delighted and grateful to have had the opportunity to do my Masters there.

What advice would you give to others considering this Masters?

I'd absolutely encourage anyone who is passionate about human rights and development to apply. It's been an extremely rewarding and inspiring programme and I'm very glad that I chose to come here.

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