Alumna profile: Elisabeth Macher

Programmes: LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, (2009)

ElisabetPhotograph of Law alumna Elisabeth Macher, graduate of the LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, 2009h completed an LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice in 2009 before going on to further study in Germany. She is currently working as an Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP, Cologne (practice area: Corporate M&A).

The most positive experience was the lively exchange with other students or professors and the interesting debates in class. Also, doing a law degree can give you a valuable impulse to question certain aspects of the world we live in, and to rethink some of society’s approaches to certain issues – especially so when it is a Criminal Law degree. Study hard, but do not forget to live – being a student is most likely the best time you will ever have, try to enjoy it as best you can. Make the most of the many options the University offers besides regular classes, for example by joining a student society. Try and gain some experience in jobs that might interest you, work during the holidays. And, most importantly, do not forget how to think for yourself – do not just learn other people’s opinions blindly by heart to be able to recite them in an exam. Practicing Law is more than that. Really.