LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law
The Corporate and Commercial Law Programme aims to enhance the ability of lawyers and other qualified persons working in the corporate and financial services sector throughout the Region to function more effectively in such areas as Banking Law, Corporate Law, Competition Law, Offshore Financial Law, Corporate Finance and Insolvency Law, International Trade Law, Intellectual Property Law and Transnational Commercial Transactions Law. These persons must be better equipped to address the issues and problems arising in these areas, and to serve as policy advisors to corporate clients and regional Governments; to undertake complex litigation on behalf of their Governments and corporate clients before international tribunals, regional courts and, of course, the CCJ; and, above all, must contribute to the development of a Caribbean Jurisprudence in this area of Corporate and Commercial Law.
Applicants may, at the discretion of the Board for Graduate Studies and Research, be required to take a qualifying examination consisting of at least two papers of a minimum of two hours each, which shall be of a standard equivalent to that of Part II or Part III of the LL.B. degree examination. The language of instruction is English and applicants whose native language is not English may be required to take an English Proficiency Test set on behalf of the Board for Graduate Studies and Research.
METHOD OF DELIVERY
This programme will be delivered at the Cave Hill, Mona and St. Augustine Campuses and the non-campus territory of the Bahamas by way of a combination of week-night and week-end residential lectures, workshops, seminars and modern distance learning techniques including the use of teleconferencing and on-line delivery.
The following persons are eligible to apply for admission into the graduate programmes:
- graduates of The University of the West Indies holding the LL.B. degree;
- graduates of The University of the West Indies or of an approved University holding a degree which includes such law subjects as shall satisfy the Board for Graduate Studies and Research;
- graduates of The University of the West Indies or of an approved University, who have obtained a professional legal qualification and are admitted to practise in any part of the Commonwealth and in any CARICOM country;
- persons who having obtained a professional legal qualification, are admitted to practise in any part of the Commonwealth, and who have also been certified as being in practice for a minimum of five years;
- graduates of The University of the West Indies or of an approved University, who satisfy the Board for Graduate Studies and Research of their capability to undertake the course of study leading to the award of the LL.M. degree.
A person who applies for admittance to the LL.M. programme and who does not satisfy the criteria for the LL.M. but who has satisfied the Board for Graduate Studies and Research of his or her capability to undertake the course of study leading to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law, Public Law or Legislative Drafting may be admitted to read for the Postgraduate Diploma.