Nidhi Potla

Nidhi Potla

LLM International Maritime Law

I’ve been a fervent follower of the shipping industry for the past three years, given my dad’s background in shipping practice. I chose Swansea for my LLM in International Maritime Law, due to its top-ranking record for Maritime Law. I have also completed a 2-year Postgraduate Diploma in Shipping and Logistics from a quasi-governmental institute in Mumbai, which covered the technical crux of the shipping world, but it lacked a well-developed legal educational aspect.

With Maritime Law being a niche field, I was in dire need of a combination of the practical and theoretical aspects of Maritime Law and Swansea University’s programme is indeed an absolute mix of the theoretical and practical legal aspects of the shipping world.

I am having the most scintillating time in Swansea University, as it has provided me with a plethora of opportunities to excel my skills. Our university holds guest lectures by the most prominent shipping practitioners and maritime lawyers. I have a huge cohort of international acquaintances and friends from all around the world and I feel privileged to be able to expand my network and horizons in the practicing industry.

The Professors at Swansea University train you to be professional leaders in the Shipping Industry, although we have a versatile range of students on the course, the professors have never failed to address and communicate to each of us effectively.

The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University has exposed us to International Shipping practice, and they continue to shape us to be a part of it.

I have been remotely working for a top tier Maritime Law firm in Mumbai and I am able to apply the practicalities taught on the course. The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University has inspired me to grab the array of opportunities that they have provided us with and I am extremely grateful to them.