Mario Buckley, one of our LL.M graduates, is now Associate General Counsel at Kaust (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology).
Mario has shared his thoughts for current and prospective students.
The decision to obtain the LL.M from UHLC was very easy, actually. At the time I started the LL.M, I was working for Halliburton, which is one of the largest oilfield service companies in the world and I was l also living in Houston. To me, UHLC was the obvious choice to get my LL.M because it is a renowned academic institution with a very strong program on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources.
At the time I started the LL.M, I had already been practicing law for 6 years and that gave me an interesting insight between 'real world' experience and academia. This allowed me to have great discussions with my professors and obtain a more in-depth perspective of how to apply my newly acquired education into the professional world. As a consequence, I became a more rounded lawyer with a great balance between professional experience and academic knowledge.
Here is my advice: do not think twice about getting your LL.M at UHLC. You will gain access to experienced faculty that will challenge you into becoming a better lawyer. You will meet colleagues from all over the world and have the opportunity to talk about their experiences, their realities and their views of the world. Lastly, you will be able to study at a state-of-the-art facility that will make your learning experience a more enjoyable one. Not to mention that having a degree from such a reputable institution as UHLC will give you the academic credentials needed for your academic or professional endeavors. More about Mario Buckley…