LL.M. International Business Law
For almost 20 years the LL.M. International Business Law offers a unique and valuable further education for lawyers taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. The school’s location, Zurich is the economic capital and most vibrant city of Switzerland and is situated in the heart of Europe allowing students to easily discover the European countries and explore Switzerland’s stunning nature.
The ongoing demand and positive feedback from program graduates reflect the attractiveness and practical applicability of this graduate program. The specially designed LL.M. program will entail a highly challenging, practice-related work study program. An international team of lecturers ensures that course subject matter is not limited to national issues, but encompasses a growing body of international business law. Academic modules conducted in the USA, as well as in China and Geneva, contribute to the international nature of the program.
Students who are interested to do an LL.M. at the University of Zurich but who cannot decide which specialization to choose or who seek a specialized LL.M. Title receive the general title “LL.M. International Economic and Business Law”.
The LL.M. International Business Law is conducted either on a Part-Time or Full-Time basis. The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Course, comprising approximately 420 lectures. The program is completed with the submission of a thesis.
The General Course lectures build the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Courses. After an introduction to the economic and legal foundations of the international economy and important foreign areas of law, the emphasis shifts to European and international business (e.g., EU Common Market, Competition Law, WTO, Corporate Law, Tax and Corporate Criminal Law).
After the successful completion of the General Course students can choose one of the following specializations:
- International Banking and Finance Law
- International Business Transactions and Technology Transfer (only offered in German)
- International Litigation and Arbitration (only offered in German)
- Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law (only offered in German)
- International Sports Law
- Students who do not seek a specialized LL.M. Title receive the general title “LL.M. International
- Economic and Business Law”.
The ongoing demand and positive feedback from program graduates reflect the attractiveness and practical applicability of this graduate program. The next Full-Time course will run from 2015 to 2016. As in the past, the course will entail a highly challenging, practice-related work study program. An international team of lecturers ensures that course subject matter is not limited to national issues, but encompasses a growing body of international business law.
Students who are interested in only taking the Specialization Course can be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS).
Application and Eligibility
The following requirements must be met for admission to the program of study:
- Degree in Law at a Master’s level (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
- Professional experience
- Good verbal and written knowledge of the teaching languages (German and English)
Included in tuition costs are the costs for course materials, examination fees as well as all intensive weekends and certain additional events. Not included are costs for excursions, additional literature and living costs.
Last updated January 8, 2016