I have been accepted by the School for Oriental and African Studies program 2015/2016 majoring in Law, Culture and Society.
About the project
My background includes graduationg from law at University of Ljubljana with a thesis Middle East Peace Process in 2010. Ever since I was working in different legal positions and I passed a bar exam of Republic Slovenia in 2014. I am now ready to pursue my dream which has always been to study at SOAS and continue to develop my own view of law, politics and culture. I would like to approach this LLM from interdisciplinary perspective grasping different concepts from sociology and political science as well as connections to religion.
As I heard the news of being accepted to SOAS LLM programme I was absolutely thrilled, but I soon realised I might not be able to afford it. The fees of this masters degree are £12,600. I will be working on a several different projects in the next few months and I also intend to borrow money via career and developement loan offered by UK government so will hopefully be able to afford the living expences.I would like to research if (international) law is often merely a tool to achieve goals which serve interests of the economically strongest actors involved. Recent developments had put Middle East peace process aside, but my view remains the same. The reason for choosing this specific LLM Program comes from the fact that I would like to get more practical knowledge regarding relationship between the states and their geo-strategical interests. I already got some ideas and I have done the preliminary research, but unfortunately until now I did not have access to the right information and tools for putting them in practice and that is why I know that this LLM Program would be an excellent starting point for me. I am also aware of the kind of dedication and perseverance I will need to have for achieving the best results in the field. I appreciate your time in reading my pitch, and hope that you can help me on this lateral career move, no matter how small the amount! Thank you,