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LLM Business Law

An LLM or Master of Laws degree is an academic degree, often sought by students with undergraduate law degrees who are looking to educate themselves more thoroughly in one specific area of law study. LLM programs are research-oriented and typically last for one year.

A Master of Laws, or LLM in business law is a high level degree that involves delving deeper into the intricacies of the legal system. While there are other specializations as well, this particular degree places focus on commerce and business.


Belgium is known as the heart of Europe and a hub for international networking. As international students in Belgium you be surrounded by a multicultural community.

For those wanting to advance their education, Brussels offers a wide selection on where to study. Top universities like Vrije Universitet Brussels and Universite Libre de Bruxelles are based here.

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LL.M. in International Business Law

Université libre de Bruxelles - ULB
Campus Full time 9 months October 2016 Belgium Brussels

The LL.M. is designed for students who wish to take full advantage of the extraordinary range of opportunities offered in Brussels, the capital of Europe. [+]

LL.Ms in LLM Business Law in Brussels in Belgium. The LL.M. is a full-time program which runs from October to June. The courses are divided into two semesters, with exams held in January and June. The students are also entitled to a second session of exams held in late August – beginning of September. The LL.M. candidates who successfully complete the program are awarded a Certificate of LL.M. in International Business Law from the Université libre de Bruxelles (University of Brussels, ULB), which is recognized by the competent Belgian Academic Authorities (Communauté française) within the framework of the program of continuous education. The LL.M. is designed for students who wish to take full advantage of the extraordinary range of opportunities offered in Brussels, the capital of Europe. The program includes visits to the institutions of the European Union (European Commission, Council and Parliament) which are headquartered in Brussels. The LL.M. is part of the program offering of the University of Brussels (Université libre de Bruxelles, or “ULB”), one of the leading universities in Europe, with 25.000 students, 32% of which come from outside of Belgium. The LL.M. courses are taught on the Solbosch Campus, which is the main and largest campus of the university, situated in the Brussels-Capital Region. The campus is located in the vicinity of the European Institutions. ULB offers extraordinary extra-curriculum and co-curricular activities, including lectures, workshops, internships, career events and social activities. Some of these activities are integrated with our academic program. The LL.M. is open to students from across the globe who hold a primary degree in law or who have gained experience in law at graduate level. General structure The program includes 8 core LL.M. courses, 2 optional courses, and a LL.M. thesis. The LL.M. is structured on the European credit system. Each course (compulsory and elective) enables the students to earn 5 credits, for a total of 50 credits. The remaining 10 credits are earned with the Master’s thesis. The 8 Core LL.M. Courses are reserved for the LL.M. students. They provide the primary teaching load, covering the main areas of international business law. The students will benefit from a small class size, close relations with the ULB teaching staff and group camaraderie amongst the LL.M. students. The 2 Optional Courses may be selected from any of the courses that are taught in the law faculty of ULB. Either in English or in French, including courses from the Institute of European Studies. The LL.M. students can capitalize on the truly remarkable curricular and methodological diversity offered at ULB. The LL.M. Thesis involves the preparation of a written work on a topic of international business law of the student’s own choosing, under the one-to-one supervision of a member of the teaching staff. Core LL.M. Courses International Company Law & Corporate Governance International Commercial Transactions International and European Competition Law International Regulatory and Tax Law International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement International Litigation and Arbitration International Banking and Finance Law International Intellectual Property and Electronic Commerce Optional Courses The students must choose at least two additional courses of 5 credits each (or one course of at least 10 credits) amongst the courses that are offered from among the Master’s program of the Faculty of Law of ULB. [include link to the list of courses of the MA] The list of courses is very rich and includes various courses that are taught in English: Law, Finance and Economics (Prof. Marco Becht) Free Movement of Goods (Prof. Peter Oliver) European Private and Comparative Law (Prof. Erik Van den Haute) Economics and the Law of the WTO (Prof. Petros Mavroidis and André Sapir) Interest groups and lobbies in the European Union (Prof. Pascaline Winand) Global Governance (Prof. Luk Van Langenhove) The European Union and developing countries (Prof. Nicolas Schrijver) Scholarship We offer one scholarship per year which involves a waiver of the fees. The scholarship is aimed at widening access to the program for a deserving student with excellent academic credentials. The application for the scholarship must be received by 1 June 2016. Conditions of Admission Primary Degree: The LL.M. is open to students who hold (i) a primary law degree or (ii) a primary degree at University level in another subject with professional or other experience in law. Proof of English Proficiency : The candidates must establish English proficiency in one of the following ways: (i) TOEFL test with a score of minimum 90, (ii) IELTS test with an overall score of minimum 6.5, (iii) primary degree in English, (iv) other written evidence of English proficiency (subject to acceptance by the admission officer). [-]

LLM in International Law

University of Kent, Brussels Schools of International Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

The process of economic globalisation is placing demands on scholars, lawyers and regulators that traditional legal education is increasingly unable to meet. [+]

LLM in International Law The CIA launches drones to “legally” kill Al-Qaida leaders. An arbitrator rules that anti-smoking policies infringe a bilateral investment treaty. A father is suddenly detained at the airport as his name appears on a no-fly list. After recent decades of rule of law promotion, the need to “legally” harm, detain, profit or pollute has transformed how policy moves are now performed and contested on the world stage. This has elevated the significance of international legal rules for a range of governmental, corporate and societal actors, which all compete to devise legal norms, characterizations and strategies to address global political and economic problems. Thus, international law has become a central domain of struggle across a variety of pressing policy challenges, ranging from robotized military strategies, territorial claims spurred by climate change, the global projection of EU rules, to transnational blacklists. Our LLM in International Law provides a programme of study that responds to increasing complexity in the international legal order; where international law evolves through transformations such as global counter-terrorism, global value chains, and foreign investment arbitration. Our academic staff is at the forefront of teaching, research and practice in the International Law, and our LLM modules encompass subfields that range from European Union Law, Public International Law, the Law of the Sea, and the Law of Armed Conflict, to Trade and Investment Law. In line with the new design of programmess of study at BSIS, the LLM in International Law allows students to choose secondary areas of specialisation from the range of programs offered at the School. Thus, a focused programme of study can be constructed of studying international law in the context of International Relations, Conflict and Security, and others, leading to the award of a LLM degree in, for example, International Law with EU External Relations. The cluster of modules in the International Law specialism can also be chosen from as a secondary area of specialisation for those focusing on other fields, leading to the award of, for example, an MA degree in International Relations with International Law. Finally, the Kent Law School is a top-15 UK law school renown for its critical style of teaching, where you learn more than just the black-letter law: we want you to understand how different legal regimes came about and how they may be interpreted, challenged or possibly changed. This is complemented by the real world advantage of doing your LLM in the capital of the European Union; mere hours from the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Key facts Duration: Standard programme: One year full-time or two years part-time Extended programme: 18 months full-time or three years part-time Start: September or January. Aims The aims of the LLM in International Law are to: Provide a postgraduate qualification of value for those intending to pursue a career in the field of international trade, business or regulatory affairs; provide students with detailed knowledge and a high level of understanding of a range of specialised subject areas, and develop more general communication-based skills of value in the search for appropriate postgraduate employment; Provide students with sound knowledge and systematic understanding of the legal structures, institutions and principles underpinning efforts to regulate the international flow of goods, services, and capital; Ensure that students acquire the methodological skills and conceptual tools necessary to understand and evaluate the interplay of law and social, political and economic factors in the structure of the global economy; Encourage critical awareness of the operation of international economic law in different contexts, especially as regards issues of distributive justice; Encourage the production of original and evaluative commentary that meets high standards of scholarship; Ensure the development of critical, analytical and problem-solving skills that can be applied to a range of legal and non-legal contexts; Ensure the development of skills of academic legal research, particularly by the written presentation of arguments in a manner that meets relevant academic conventions. Structure The LLM in International Law is offered in both the Standard (90 ECTS) and the Extended (120 ECTS) Programme format. The Extended Programme allows students to broaden their knowledge and experience within the programme by taking more options whilst at the same time affording them a greater opportunity for internships. Students can also benefit by taking parts of the programme in Canterbury as well as in Brussels. To be awarded a standard LLM in International Law, students must take 6 taught modules, the methodology module 'Fundamentals, Dissertation and Research' and then submit a dissertation on a topic in International Law. For the extended programme students must take an additional 3 taught modules. Modules The programme is divided into three parts. The first part consists of compulsory modules that introduce students to key theoretical, methodological and philosophical foundations of the discipline. The second part covers optional modules (electives), while the third part of the programme consists of the dissertation. In keeping with the aims and objectives outlined above, the programme is designed so that students develop a knowledge of the theoretical and philosophical debates in the discipline, have access to their application in specialised modules, and develop a capacity to utilise these in their research project, the dissertation. [-]