Roy KatsaniMaritime Law (Greece)
After over 10 years of experience in the shipping industry, Roy made the decision to further her career by completing an LLM in Maritime Law in Greece
Why did you choose to study the LLM Maritime Law?
I have been employed in the shipping sector as a Lawyer for the last ten years approximately, consequently a Maritime LLM seemed - and felt - the best choice with regards to post graduate studies. I am of Greek origin and I attended the 2012-2013 LLM Maritime Law programme in Athens.
Why did you choose City, University of London and The City Law School?
City, University of London is generally highly reputable within the Greek shipping maritime market, while at the same time graduates and colleagues of mine (not only in the Piraeus market), hold the LLM Maritime Law programme from City in the highest esteem.
Describe in a few sentences your experience studying in Athens?
It has been an overall exciting and rewarding experience. The course provides a great opportunity for people already working in the maritime sector, to expand and supplement their experience with useful and meaningful knowledge on the subject, whilst at the same time, continue to work in their field of practise, putting to good use what they have learned.
Additionally I have been fortunate enough to make new acquaintances and new friends with very interesting and sophisticated people, not only from the staff, but also from the students (City does attract high level candidates!)
What can you tell us about the teaching and facilities on the course?
The staff have been very helpful and cooperative, easy to address and keen to help with any difficulty one might face with the programme, yet serious and professional.
The faculty come from the highest academic background, each one experts in their own field with the ability to enrich their audience.
The online library services are very evolved and specialised, with quick and easy access to every useful and necessary information, case law and statute during the whole duration of the course.
Tell us about any work experience you have done during your time studying on the course?
As already mentioned, I have been employed in the shipping market for almost ten years. While attending the course, I was working as an in house legal advisor in a Greek ship managing company and have been promoted to Legal manager soon after my graduation.
What advice or tips would you give to anyone who wants to study on the LLM Maritime Law in Greece?
If you are already working in Greece, the LLM Maritime Law Programme is value for money and you can combine optimum quality education with work and career aspirations.