Fichte & Co and Middlesex University Dubai have partnered to establish a common platform in order to cultivate law students for their transition from academia to the professional industry. The partnership was sealed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, where both parties committed to a mutually beneficial long-term agreement.

We recognise that the advancement of any industry begins with focused nurturing at a grassroots level. This is why we want to create an effective framework for the academic and professional development of students in law schools. This initiative will bring a range of learning opportunities and training prospects to students in order to better prepare them for their eventual entry into the professional world

stated Jasmin Fichte, Managing Partner at Fichte & Co.

Leading experts from Fichte will partake in a series of guest lectures, workshops, and tutorials allowing the students to build up on their legal knowledge while simultaneously expanding on their networking opportunities.

At a time when the legal profession becomes increasingly competitive, this partnership will prove to be instrumental for enhancing our students’ employability skills. Middlesex University Dubai Law students are extremely fortunate to be offered the opportunity to receive guidance and training from one of the top international law firms in the region.

stated Dr. Tenia Kyriazi, Programme Coordinator for the Department of Law and Politics.

Fichte legal experts began introductory classes to advocacy in general that started at the end of September. Going forward, students will be offered training seminars and legal consultancy on international maritime law. Students will take part in interactive exercises, which focus on developing their persuasion, negotiation and witness handling techniques.

The ultimate goal is to prepare the students to be able to present a trial case in the DIFC Court, benefiting from the workshops given.

About Middlesex University Dubai
Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in January 2005, has over 2,700 students from over 90 nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a wide variety of subject areas; it is the first and only university to offer a face to face LLB (British Qualifying Law) Degree. Middlesex University is a global university committed to meeting the needs and ambitions of a culturally and internationally diverse range of students, by providing challenging academic programmes underpinned by innovative research, scholarship and professional practice. Middlesex University Dubai prepares its students to be professional, skilled individuals fitted for the modern world, committed to lifelong learning and able to contribute to the communities in which they live and work.
As well as having all the advantages associated with being a British university, Dubai campus students can benefit from all the opportunities afforded by a rapidly developing modern city in the heart of the Middle East, while experiencing the diverse nationalities and cultures that make up the population of Dubai. The Campus is located in Dubai Knowledge Village, occupying spacious classrooms and study areas within four buildings. Dubai Knowledge Village itself was set up in 2003 for international institutions that promote learning. Middlesex University Dubai students therefore have the opportunity to participate in a much wider student community.

For more information about the programmes and the range of Scholarships and Grants available, please visit www.mdx.ac.ae.

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