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LLM Commercial Law

The Master of Laws degree commonly known as the LL.M., is an advanced graduate law degree. Candidates often already hold a first degree in law and are interested in furthering their studies of the law. Obtaining an LL.M. possesses a number of distinct advantages.

When a law student gains the sense that he or she would be able to find a fulfilling career in the field of business and commerce, taking courses for an LLM in commercial law is often a great start.    

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Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London)

Singapore Management University
Campus 15 months July 2017 Singapore

The Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London) programme aims to provide students with a unique opportunity to study commercial law in two major commercial hubs, Singapore and London. The programme is designed to give you a broad overview of Asian commercial law in Singapore followed by the opportunity to build on this knowledge by going into more depth in London, through more specialised taught modules as well as a dissertation. [+]

Best Part time Masters of Laws in LLM Commercial Law 2017. The Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London) programme aims to provide students with a unique opportunity to study commercial law in two major commercial hubs, Singapore and London. The programme is designed to give you a broad overview of Asian commercial law in Singapore followed by the opportunity to build on this knowledge by going into more depth in London, through more specialised taught modules as well as a dissertation. This is a highly intensive 15-month degree programme where you will gain insight into the legal underpinnings of commerce in the East and West. On successful completion you will be awarded 2 LLM degrees, 1 from Queen Mary University of London and 1 from Singapore Management University in Singapore. This programme: Provides an expert and in-depth understanding of the workings of commercial law and the application of the law to everyday practice. You will also gain the ability to assess critically and comment upon the current state of the law from an international and transnational perspective and conduct advanced research in this area of law. Has a major focus on international and comparative issues, and on the importance of legal principles, rules and laws underlying business and commercial relationships. You will be equipped with a thorough understanding of key aspects of commercial law from multiple perspectives. Will allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of different regions' approaches to resolving commercial problems. This is a fully integrated programme where you will stay connected to both universities throughout the whole 15 month programme. You will be given thorough inductions at each of the two stages of the programme in both universities. Lecturers from both universities will be available to you, whether you are in Singapore or in London. The programme features extracurricular activities, including networking, careers and social events. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS LAW GRADUATES The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least Second Upper (2.1) honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with Second Lower (2.2) honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. NON-LAW GRADUATES Non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of any professional experience that directly relates to the subject area. Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) and Bar Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors’ qualifying examination, may qualify. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS Applicants must meet all of the SMU and QMUL LLM entry requirements to apply for the dual degree programme. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS Applicants will have to take an English proficency test if their undergraduate degree was not taught and examined in English. The minimum English proficency test requirement is as follows: IELTS: 7.0 (minimum Writing: 7.0 and R, L, S: 5.5) TOEFL: 100 PTE Academic: 68 ILEC: C1 TUITION FEES The tuition fees for 2016/17 are: £28,000 to be paid in two installments (50 percent by the start of the term in July 2016 to SMU, and 50 percent in January 2017 to QMUL). Fees will be paid in the currency of the respective institutions at the prevailing currency exchange rate at the time of payment. [-]

LLM (Comparative Commercial Law)

BPP University
Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom London

Our LLM (Comparative Commercial Law) programme gives you the opportunity to engage in theory and practice with significant issues in law relating to commercial and financial activity. The compulsory module, for instance, focuses on legal problems of practical importance of not only common law and civil law systems, but also mixed systems such as China, Russia and Japan. [+]

LLM (Comparative Commercial Law)

 

The BPP University LLM (Comparative Commercial Law) offers you the opportunity to engage both at a conceptual and practical level, with a number of significant issues in law relating to commercial and financial activity from a comparative perspective. This programme is taught by practitioners and academics from a number of different jurisdictions. The core module of Comparative Commercial Law focuses on legal problems of practical importance from the perspectives of not only the common law and civil law systems, but also mixed systems such as China and Japan.

Today practising lawyers and those who develop and administer the law are increasingly confronted by issues demanding a comparative approach and the skills of comparative legal analysis. In addition to the core module, you are able to select three other modules in which, should you wish, you can focus in depth on Chinese Business Law, Islamic Finance or Comparative Securities Law.

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LLM International and Commercial Dispute Resolution Law

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus 1 year January 2017 United Kingdom London

The course is intended for anyone wishing to demonstrate a commitment to contentious law in public and private international and commercial legal contexts. The taught part of the programme includes modules which reflect the three main forms of dispute resolution process, namely adjudication (litigation and arbitration), alternative dispute resolution (ADR – principally mediation), and negotiation. [+]

Best Part time Masters of Laws in LLM Commercial Law 2017. The course is intended for anyone wishing to demonstrate a commitment to contentious law in public and private international and commercial legal contexts. The taught part of the programme includes modules which reflect the three main forms of dispute resolution process, namely adjudication (litigation and arbitration), alternative dispute resolution (ADR – principally mediation), and negotiation. This course differs from the International Commercial Law LLM course which is primarily concerned with non-contentious aspects of commerce (modules include competition law, trade, and insurance). Class sizes are, in general, quite small, and you will be able to mix with students on other Masters courses at Westminster Law School. Course content The course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the substantive and procedural issues involved in the field, and also the acquisition of skills involved in some of the processes. It is centrally concerned with law and other rules (international and commercial) which are applicable in adjudication and also in the other dispute resolution processes. In addition to taught modules, there is also the Dissertation module which provides an opportunity for developing a specialist knowledge of a small area of the field, which might lead to a publishable article. Core modules PERSPECTIVES ON CONFLICTS AND DISPUTES This taught module introduces some of the essential elements of dispute resolution, and is designed to enable anyone to develop insights into the nature of international and commercial disputes and how they might best be resolved effectively. POSTGRADUATE DISSERTATION This module allows you to develop a knowledge and understanding of a specialist portion of the field of international and commercial dispute resolution. You will have the support of a supervisor for this independent research and writing process. You must agree the topic with the module leader. The topic must not replicate your own prior work or anyone else's work. Your work for this module should provide you with advanced skills in research, analysis, evaluation, and writing, all of which should stand you in good stead for any subsequent academic, professional or other career. RESEARCH THEORY AND PRACTICE This module introduces you to the general concepts of legal and social scientific (empirical) methods of research, and gives you a greater understanding of the principles of advanced research. You will consider the relevance of these methods for the study of law, which will enhance your understanding of the legal, social scientific and philosophical debates on methodology and practice. It will also enable you to evaluate your own work and that of other researchers and authors. Course-specific entry requirements You should have a good Honours degree in Law or any non-Law subject from a UK university, or the equivalent from a non-UK university, and satisfactory references. Other qualifications or experiential routes can sometimes be agreed. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent in each of the elements. Associated careers The course is designed to benefit a wide range of individuals who are committed to developing their knowledge, skills and insights into contentious international and commercial dispute resolution. The range of individuals who can benefit include: experienced practitioners such as potential judges, arbitrators, and mediators; other professionals who need to have advanced appreciation of international and commercial law, such as civil servants, diplomats, directors, insurers, journalists, linguists, and managers; and paralegals and newly qualified practitioners who need to fill in the gaps left by their existing qualifications and experience to date; The course will also ideal if you want to progress towards a PhD programme. The course will also be beneficial for you if you are taking a gap year between career stages, and if you are from continental European Union or other countries and want to improve your English for career purposes. [-]

LLM International Commercial Law

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Part time 12 - 27 months January 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The LLM in International Commercial Law provides a flexible route for students to focus on areas of their own interest and further explore commercial law in both the European and wider international contexts. [+]

About the Course The course is designed for graduates seeking to gain a solid foundation into the growing discipline of International Commercial Law. The LLM in International Commercial Law provides a flexible route for students to focus on areas of their own interest and further explore commercial law in both the European and wider international contexts. Our wide choice of elective modules enables students to tailor the programme to their specific needs, selecting the areas of commercial law in which they wish to specialise. On completing the programme graduates will be able to critically analyse legal concepts as well as practical scenarios. Such knowledge is increasingly sought by law firms, businesses and government bodies all over the world in response to the expansion of international trade, commerce and international regulation, resulting from economic, political and technological change. The programme is available full-time: September (12 months) January (15 months, due to dissertation submission requirements) And also part-time: September (24 months) January (27 months, due to dissertation submission requirements) Aims You will gain knowledge and understanding to confidently tackle areas of controversy in the area of international commercial law You will be able to assess critically situations and challenges, appreciate the importance of the international boundaries, and the influence of culture on the processes of law. You will develop an expertise in the corpus and complexities of commercial, competition, trade law and financial regulations. You will gain critical and analytical skills in this complex international field. You will be able to demonstrate through original research the application of knowledge, practical understanding and critical appreciation that can contribute to the discourse on both corporate law and the financial regulations in place. You will develop the professional skills required to develop a career in commercial law, law practice and the academia. Special Features Flexible start times and learning options The programme is available in full-time and part-time mode, with start dates in September and January. You will have greater flexibility with this programme because Brunel Law School offers smaller 15 credit modules, whihc enables you to choose from a range of options to tailor your studies. Research and Research Centres The Law School benefits from active research centres. Particularly relevant to this course is the Intellectual Property, Internet & Media Research Centre which regularly hosts research seminars and workshops. The Law School is particularly proud of its diverse events programme, which students are encouraged to actively participate in to support their learning. Brunel Law School believes that an active research community is important in providing postgraduate with the latest thinking in human rights. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) we were ranked 14th in the UK for REF Intensity in Law. Brunel Law School is highly rated for it published scholarship, and recognised amongst law firms for its distinctive courses. The school has considerable expertise in various aspects of commercial law. Extra-curricular activities The Law School offers students numerous opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities, including a Reading Group, a Law Film society, mooting and debating societies and research workshops organised by the research centres based at the School. LLM students are expected to play a leading role organising and participating in these activities. Research skills The Law School offers an elaborate scheme of research and writing skills sessions designed to facilitate students’ learning and to equip them with appropriate transferable skills. Some of the modules in this programme also integrate skills training, for example on how to answer essay questions, make use of electronic legal databases and cite legal authorities. Teaching and Assessment Teaching We promote a personalised learning experience that considers your interests, needs and abilities. This course is delivered through a combination of lectures which introduce you to new subjects and provide an overview of subject matter, and seminars that allow these topics to be investigated in more detail. There will be 16 hours of teaching per 15 credit module, spread out over each of the teaching terms, and classes are taught in groups of approximately 30 students. Assessment The faculty places great emphasis on the creation of a unique learning experience. In addition to attending seminars and preparing coursework and exams, students will also learn by participating in research centre activities and research trips, contributing to newsletters, making oral presentations, attending law film screenings as well as participating in debating events and reading group sessions. Assessment methods in this programme range from coursework, seen examinations and a dissertation (15,000 words) to oral presentations and assessment by contribution in seminars. Employability Careers The expertise our students gain on our LLMs makes them desirable candidates in a number of law-related fields. While many of our students specialise to enhance their legal practice work, others are sought after by government agencies, the private commercial sector (such as in-house lawyers) and non-governmental organisations where a background in commercial law is valued. As a research-led school, we attract a robust number of candidates seeking to continue in further studies to pursue an academic career in the UK or abroad. At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself. [-]

LLM International Trade and Commercial Law

Nottingham Trent University - Nottingham Law School
Campus or Online Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This area of the law is of growing national and international importance. International trade law is one of the exports of the English common law system with the structure of international contracts being dominated by English common law principles, making this the ideal country in which to study... [+]

Best Part time Masters of Laws in LLM Commercial Law 2017. LLM International Trade and Commercial Law This area of the law is of growing national and international importance. International trade law is one of the exports of the English common law system with the structure of international contracts being dominated by English common law principles, making this the ideal country in which to study. About the LLM International Trade and Commercial Law This popular course explores diverse areas of the subject including: international sales and carriage of goods insurance international finance international dispute resolution World Trade Organisation law. The latter is of particular importance since India and China joined the WTO. Why choose this course? Explore diverse aspects of International Trade and Commercial Law, a major export of the English Common Law System. Benefit from close links to our Centre for Business and Insolvency Law. Option to complement your study of International Trade and Commercial Law with with up to two modules from other LLM subject areas. Choose a study route that suits you with full-time, part-time and distance learning options available. Attend an International Summer School with the opportunity to explore Law in a European context. Scholarships available. Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awards. Modules You will study six taught modules followed by a dissertation. Choose from: International Competition Law International Trade Risk Insurance International Carriage of Goods International Commercial Transactions International Sale of Goods Private International Law World Trade Organisation Or you may take up to two modules from another subject area, excluding Oil, Gas and Mining Law. You will start your dissertation after completing these modules. Assessment In each case modules are assessed through one piece of course work. This usually takes the form of a problem- or essay-style question, but will vary by module. You can submit and receive feedback on assessments over the course of each module. The dissertation is 18,000 to 20,000 words and is researched and written independently under the guidance of an expert academic. How do I study? The academic year for the LLM courses is split into three parts: two ten-week terms (Term One runs from the beginning of the academic year until the Christmas vacation, Term Two between Christmas and Easter) and the summer period. Full-time students – who complete the course over one academic year – study three modules in each term and complete the dissertation over the summer. Part-time students and distance learning students – who complete the course over two academic years – study three modules across Terms One and Two in each year (six in total), beginning work on researching their dissertation during the first summer period and completing it during the second. On the full-time and part-time modes modules are taught throughout the week. Depending on your timetable you may be expected to attend on more than one day. Modules may exceptionally be rescheduled due to course needs. Seminars are led by academics but will usually require you to carry out extensive guided preparatory work and will often involve short presentations or other contributions. Distance-learning modules are structured, directed learning activities, delivered through the University's online learning platform – NOW. Distance learners will also have the opportunity to participate in virtual discussions with other students and academic staff, and will be asked to complete additional tasks – such as preparing essay plans or presentations – over the course of each module. Entry requirements Law graduates You will need a good degree in Law (minimum 2.2) or, an honours degree in another discipline plus either the CPE (Common Professional Examination) or GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) conversion qualification. Non-Law graduates Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers. English language requirements International students need to demonstrate they have sufficient knowledge of written and spoken English before starting the course. We usually require one of the following: IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill. An equivalent English language qualification. [-]

Commercial Law (LLM)

Middlesex University London
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London

The degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to commercial law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the regulatory framework governing the conduct of trade, business and financial services set up by English and international law. [+]

You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject through acquiring a systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, of the social and political context in which legal processes take place, and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law. By maximising your academic potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context by acquiring a systematic and critical understanding of the complex legal, economic, cultural and political issues informing the English and international regulations addressing commercial transactions you will enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia. Why study LLM Commercial Law at Middlesex? The teaching team in the School of Law at Middlesex University includes Dr Scott Morrison, a barrister and leading scholar in finance and banking law, and Dr Lijun Zhao, an expert on international trade law and international maritime law. Course highlights - This LLM degree introduces students to actual business disputes, exposing them to the changing nature both of commercial disputes and their settlement or resolution - Become conversant with case law, UK, EU and international statute pertinent to the conduct of business, together with trends and new issues arising as a result of both technological and regulatory change - In alternative to litigation, this course familiarises students with the range of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms deployed in business contexts. [-]

Master of Laws in Private Law

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

In today’s world, where there is a growing need to adopt legal approaches to cope with local as well as global issues, resolving legal controversies require a multi-dimensional perspective based [+]

Master of Laws in Private Law

 

In today’s world, where there is a growing need to adopt legal approaches to cope with local as well as global issues, resolving legal controversies require a multi-dimensional perspective based on a conception of different legal disciplines; hence, the lawyer profile who is able to add to the development of society, economy, politics and the legal profession has been changing. With this respect, Koç University Institute of Social Sciences targets to contribute to the molding of this new lawyer profile, with an understanding based on reliable academic research, as well as practicing experience. We also offer non-thesis programs as well as thesis programs. The program with thesis is composed of 3 core courses followed by 4 elective courses and is concluded with a thesis. The non-thesis program is composed of 10 courses and a final paper.... [-]


Master of Laws LL.M. International / European Economic and Commerical Law

University of Lausanne, Faculty of Law , Criminal Justice and Public Administration
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 Switzerland Lausanne

The University of Lausanne offers a unique postgraduate programme leading to the award of an LL.M. in International and European Economic and Commercial Law (Master of Advanced Studies). [+]

MAS - LL.M. in International and European Economic and Commercial Law

 

The University of Lausanne situated a short distance from Geneva and its international organizations, offers a unique postgraduate programme leading to the award of an LL.M. in International and European Economic and Commercial Law (Master of Advanced Studies).

 

The programme is entirely in English as per the following specializations: International and European Economic Law and International and European Commercial Law

The programme can be taken either in one-year of full time studies (starting in September or February) or in two years of part-time studies since it is made up of specialized modules (1-4 days) which can easily be planned in advance.... [-]


LL.M. Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center MIPLC
Campus October 2017 Germany Munich

The MIPLC provides a truly international and interdisciplinary experience, thanks to its four partners, international faculty, and students from all over the world. [+]

Best Part time Masters of Laws in LLM Commercial Law 2017. Why Study IP Law at the MIPLC? Thank you for your interest in our LL.M. program "Intellectual Property and Competition Law." On this page, we would like to explain two things: a) why we feel intellectual property and competition law are relevant, and b) what makes the MIPLC special. Why Study Intellectual Property and Competition Law? As matters relating to intellectual property play an important role in the fields of science, technology, business and the arts, the need for expertise in intellectual property issues increases. No matter what your profession or educational training, in the course of your work you will have come across the multifaceted and fascinating nature of IP in action. The various aspects of IP law and related areas of competition law may seem independent of each other at first glance. However, in daily practice, especially when dealing with multinational clients, it quickly becomes apparent that they are highly interconnected. To cite just one example, in order to strategically manage an IP portfolio, one must have both a firm grasp of various areas of IP law as well as an understanding of the relevant markets. Whereas in the past such knowledge was divided among several departments within a company or various experts within a law firm, the complexity of modern IP transactions now demands that each person involved on a project or case possess well-rounded knowledge of IP related issues. This know-how improves the internal processes of communication, the image of the business and, last but not least, the finished "product". Our Program The MIPLC provides a truly international and interdisciplinary experience, thanks to its four partners, international faculty, and students from all over the world. With just 38 students (maximum) per year, our program is much smaller than others. This guarantees intensive interaction between students, professors, and staff, as well as personalized support. Our courses are designed specially for our program and our students. Our program is: Specialized and fully-accredited, and intensive Suitable for law graduates and students with other backgrounds alike Taught entirely in English Multi-jurisdictional, covering civil law and common law traditions and multiple countries Diverse with a wide variety of modules to choose from Interdisciplinary, discussing all aspects of IP from the legal and relevant economic perspectives Applicable, with the practical aspects of IP covered in simulations, case-studies, and internship Supplemented with study visits to European Patent Office and other IP organizations, an optional study visit to Washington, D.C., and guest lectures and talks throughout the year A member of the EIPIN network Located in Europe's IP Capital Munich Our Curriculum Our curriculum is highly comprehensive, covering a wide variety of areas, subject matters, and jurisdictions. We aim to give our students an extensive selection of courses to allow them to study their preferred area(s) of interest as broadly and deeply as possible. Comprehensive reading and study materials are provided for each course. Our Students An educational institution cannot live without students. At the MIPLC, we are proud of our outstanding student body, who further enliven the study experience with their diverse and amazing personalities. Our program is truly international and interdisciplinary, and so are our students. They have backgrounds in law, economics, engineering, natural sciences, and other fields. They come to the MIPLC from all over the world to prepare for ambitious careers in the IP sector, especially as attorneys, patent agents, judges, business experts, scientists, engineers, and university faculty members. We are especially proud of training a student sponsored by the Japanese Supreme Court every year. Many of our students join the MIPLC relatively soon after completing their primary studies and gaining initial professional experience. However, we also continue to attract professionals with extensive practical IP experience who decide to undertake further studies. We have therefore been able to welcome students aged 21 to 50 to our classroom. The average age of each class of students is about 30 years. Courses and Modules The courses offered at the MIPLC are split up into four types of modules: The Introductory Module: This is a preparatory, no-credit module. Participation is optional but strongly recommended to all students, a especially in classes that cover unfamiliar topics. The Basic Modules: There are four Basic Modules that are mandatory for all students and are completed by one exam per module. These modules cover the core areas of IP - patents, copyright, trademarks, and design - but also basic cross-cutting topics, such as European Law or Jursidiction and Conflict of Laws. The Elective Modules: 12 specialized Elective Modules allow students to focus their studies on subjects they are particularly interested in. Due to the students' varied interests, class size in the elective courses is usually small. While the majority of the Elective Modules work on an exam-per-course basis, three modules are concluded by a single exam per module. This allows students to take into account their preferred studying and examination style when selecting their modules. The Master's Thesis Module: Completing a Master's thesis is a requirement for all students, as the thesis is a central component of the LL.M. program. Its preparation is an excellent opportunity to explore a particular topic in great depth and on a highly sophisticated level. Students start to work on their Master's thesis early on in the program. They may choose their topic freely to correspond to personal interests and career goals. Each student is assigned a thesis supervisor with whom they can discuss issues that come up in the course of their research. The final thesis, due about six weeks after the completion of the summer term, should run to about 55-75 pages. In selecting a topic for the Master's thesis, students may benefit from MIPLC's participation in the European University Network set up by the Office for the Harmonization of the Internal Market (OHIM). In the context of this network, students from participating universities can write their Master's thesis on a topic suggested by one of the designated OHIM "research advisers." The advisers are experienced OHIM staff members who provide additional guidance and support to the students. A research session takes place at OHIM's premises in Alicante in July. Attendance of this session is mandatory for participating students, who will give a ten-minute oral presentation on their research. [-]

LLM/ MSc Mediation and Conflict Resolution

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Part time 12 - 24 days September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborative way and to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation. Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. [+]

Why this course? This postgraduate programme in mediation and conflict resolution, now in its fifth year, provides a thorough, practical and exciting introduction to this developing area. Still the only course of its kind in the UK, the programme is rigorous and multi-disciplinary, exposing you to a wide range of approaches as well as being taught by experts from across the UK. The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborative way and to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation. Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. In response to popular demand, from 2014/15 you can graduate with either an LLM or MSc. Students whose dissertations deal with significant legal or justice questions receive recognition via an LLM. Those who take a social science or empirical approach will graduate with an MSc. This division reflects the range of students taking the course, who include: lawyers human resource professionals recent graduates of all disciplines managers teachers social workers coaches, as well as experienced mediators seeking a more academic grounding for their work The course combines theoretical and practical elements. It's recently been accredited by the Scottish Mediation Network. You’ll enhance your confidence in dealing with interpersonal and organisational conflict while developing your communication and problem-solving skills. You can also gain practical experience through our Mediation Clinic. Successful completion of the course will provide you with: specialised knowledge and practical mediation and negotiation skills potential career advancement a further academic qualification as tangible evidence of expertise a rigorous, multi-disciplinary perspective on conflict opportunities for further research You’ll study The course can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis via a combination of evening and weekend classes, distance learning and personal study. On a full-time basis, the LLM/MSc requires you to complete three modules in each of two semesters followed by a dissertation in a chosen research topic. Part-time students would normally undertake three modules per year. As well as a rigorous theoretical grounding in the principles of mediation and conflict resolution, the course provides opportunities for you to acquire the skills of a mediator through simulations and case studies. Mediation clinic A unique aspect of studying for this qualification is that, as a student on the course, you can become a member of the Mediation Clinic. This is a student-led mediation service for the Greater Glasgow area. The clinic exists to help people resolve disputes without going to court or tribunal. Since February 2014, it's been providing an in-court mediation service for small claims party litigants at Glasgow Sheriff Court. Each mediation is conducted by a lead mediator and student mediator. Find out more about the mediation clinic. Facilities Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas. You’ll have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including all the major legal databases. Course awards Graduates at Certificate, Diploma or Masters level all fulfil the training requirements for the Scottish Mediation Register. Entry requirements A pass degree and/or relevant professional experience. English language requirements If English is not your first language you’ll be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency before you can begin the course. Please note that English language tests are valid for two years. Our programmes generally require IELTS 6.5. Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip full-time £6,500 2015/16 - PGCert full-time £3,250 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip/PGCert part-time £3,250 Rest of UK 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip full-time £6,500 2015/16 - PGCert full-time £3,250 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip/PGCert part-time £3,250 International 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip full-time £11,000 2015/16 - PGCert full-time £5,500 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip/PGCert part-time £5,500 How can I fund my course? There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Opportunities include: John Fitzsimmons Memorial scholarships Lord Hope Postgraduate scholarships International Scholarships (instructional) University of Strathclyde Progression Scholarships For more general information please look at our scholarship search. The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers Many students take their qualification into their existing professions, for example law, human resources, construction, education, management, social work and trade unions. A number of large law firms now have dispute resolution departments. Legal practitioners find the qualification a useful addition to their CV. HR managers who have taken the course report regular use of their mediation skills. Managers and social workers say they use them daily. Former students are now working in community, homelessness and family mediation. Others have integrated mediation into their business offering. [-]

LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement

Sciences Po
Campus 1 year August 2017 France Paris

Paris is home to the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of International Arbitration, the leading law firms in the field of international arbitration and many of the most reputed arbitration specialists, making it a key venue for international arbitration worldwide. [+]

Best Part time Masters of Laws in LLM Commercial Law 2017. LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Why study arbitration in Paris? Paris is home to the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of International Arbitration, the leading law firms in the field of international arbitration and many of the most reputed arbitration specialists, making it a key venue for international arbitration worldwide. Why study arbitration at Sciences Po Law School? The faculty of Sciences Po Law School is internationally recognised for excellence in arbitration and international law, with leading experts such as Emmanuel Gaillard, Horatia Muir Watt, Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo, and Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet, Makane M. Mbengue (University of Geneva) and George A. Bermann (Columbia Law School). Each year, the Sciences Po Law School organises events that bring together the major stakeholders in arbitration. What will you study in this LLM programme? At the core of the programme is the study of international arbitration
. Accordingly, courses and workshops will focus on the law and practice of international commercial, investment and sports arbitration. The programme also covers other mechanisms of international dispute settlement. These include judicial and non-judicial forms of dispute resolution, such as litigation before the International Court of Justice, at the World Trade Organization (Panel and Appellate Body), and human rights litigation (e.g., European or American framework). In addition, the programme will offer insight into litigation in domestic courts, recourse to mediation and online dispute settlement. The “procedural” tools governing dispute settlement procedures will be covered in depth, while “substantial” lectures will address public international law, international contracts law, private international law, energy law, international investment law and the protection of human rights. The combination of these “procedural” and “substantial” insights will prepare students to work in the extraordinary variety of tribunals and courts that exist in the world today. A wide range of teaching and learning methods The programme will be delivered through intensive mandatory courses and elective courses taught in small groups to facilitate intellectual and professional exchanges; and practical workshops in arbitration law firms and at the ICC, conferences, and internships to offer students an immersion experience in the transnational arbitration network. Governance The LLM will be coordinated by Diego P. Fernández Arroyo (Sciences Po professor). Academic Advisory Board: Emmanuel Gaillard (Sciences Po), Chairman George A. Bermann (Columbia University) Franco Ferrari (New York University) Pierre Mayer (University of Paris I) Alexis Mourre (President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration) Horatia Muir Watt (Sciences Po) Alain Pellet (University of Paris X) Mónica Pinto (University of Buenos Aires) Practitioners Consultative Committee: Eduardo Silva Romero (Dechert) Rodman Bundy (Eversheds) Andrea Carlevaris (ICC Court of International Arbitration) Carine Dupeyron (August & Debouzy) José Ricardo Feris (ICC Court of International Arbitration) Simon Greenberg (Clifford Chance) Laurent Guiffès (Hogan Lovells) Maude Lebois (Shearman & Sterling) Carole Malinvaud (Gide Loyrette Nouel) Fernando Mantilla Serrano (Latham & Watkins) Isabelle Michou (Quinn Emanuel) Charles Nairac (White & Case) Tim Portwood (Bredin Prat) Roland Zadié & Christian Albanesi (Linklaters) Students The LL.M is a one-year programme taught entirely in English. It is designed for candidates with a graduate degree in law and one to two years' professional experience who want to immerse themselves in a challenging university environment, gain further expertise and pursue new horizons in arbitration and international dispute settlement. The LLM is a full-time programme and runs from late August to the end of July. Classes are taught in central Paris at Sciences Po's main campus in the St Germain district. Opening late August-September 2017 [-]

International Business Law Program

The University Of Georgia
Campus 4 semesters January 2017 Georgia Tbilisi

The main goal of the program is to provide competitive and highly-qualified legal professionals, equipped with deep theoretical knowledge and practical legal skills based on the requirements of international and local labor markets. Graduates will be able to conduct legal research independently, think creatively, and will have a deep and systematic knowledge of international business law principles and theories. [+]

The main goal of the program is to provide competitive and highly-qualified legal professionals, equipped with deep theoretical knowledge and practical legal skills based on the requirements of international and local labor markets. Graduates will be able to conduct legal research independently, think creatively, and will have a deep and systematic knowledge of international business law principles and theories. The program will consist of both Georgian students and international students. The program will be entirely in the English language (all lectures and all course materials will be in English). Graduates of the program will have advanced level of legal English. Upon the completion of the program, graduates can be employed in law positions related to international business law, where the law requires a master's degree and state certification exam is not necessary. Graduates will have the proper research skills and ability to continue their studies at the doctoral level. Program details: The program consists of four core courses, three semesters of Legal Research & Writing, a law clinic requirement, and a one semester Thesis component; there are 78 credits of required courses. The remaining credits are selected from a list of elective courses. The program requires a total of 120 ECTS; most courses are 6 ECTS, some are 3 ECTS. Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes: Interactive Lectures Discussions Debates Critical analysis News Analysis Teamwork Imitative Performance Problem identification and solving Case study Essay writing Presentations Candidates must have successfully obtained a bachelor’s degree in law, or an equivalent degree. English language requirement: B2 Level. English language competence of candidates is assessed by either 1) the university through university exams, with a minimum threshold of 70%; or 2) internationally recognized exams, such as IELTS, TOEFL, or Cambridge English Exam. (B2 level equivalent scores: IELTS 5.5-6.5; TOEFL 87-109 IBT; Cambridge English Exam 160-179) Those candidates whose undergraduate degree was fully taught in English are exempted from this requirement. Georgian citizens must successfully pass the Unified Post-Graduate Exam. Georgian applicants must complete requirements 1-3. International applicants must complete 1-2. [-]

LL.M. in Six Specialties

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Campus August 2017 USA Indianapolis

We have found that students often enter the program unsure of which track is best for them, so you will be admitted into the LL.M. program and not a specific track of study. When you arrive for orientation, you will have the chance to talk with faculty, staff, and students about the LL.M. program and the different tracks, and then your academic advisor will help you to decide which track best fits your career goals and interests. [+]

Best Part time Masters of Laws in LLM Commercial Law 2017. The LL.M. degree is designed to deliver in-depth knowledge in a specific area, such as American Law for Foreign Lawyers Corporate and Commercial Law Health Law, Policy, and Bioethics Intellectual Property Law International and Comparative Law International Human Rights Law We have found that students often enter the program unsure of which track is best for them, so you will be admitted into the LL.M. program and not a specific track of study. When you arrive for orientation, you will have the chance to talk with faculty, staff, and students about the LL.M. program and the different tracks, and then your academic advisor will help you to decide which track best fits your career goals and interests. Program Tracks Although the LL.M. program at McKinney Law offers a structured format, it also gives you the flexibility to choose the electives and hands-on experiences best suited to your goals. When you arrive on campus you will be able to choose to pursue one of six program tracks, each designed to satisfy a specific set of needs. Then, within the framework of your chosen program, you can create a curriculum certain to set you on the path to success. LL.M. Courses Taught by Judges, Justices, and an Attorney General Our Master of Laws students come from around the world to study with the best our state has to offer Courses for the LL.M. program have recently been taught by: Justice Steven David, ’82, Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert D. Rucker, Indiana Supreme Court Judge John G. Baker, Indiana Court of Appeals (former Chief Judge) Greg Zoeller, Indiana Attorney General The LL.M. program has several purposes: it gives currently practicing U.S. lawyers a place to hone their skills and deepen their knowledge base on a specific subject. it helps licensed lawyers from other countries get to know American law in preparation for passing the Bar in the United States. it provides a focused curriculum for legal scholars who are interested in advancing their knowledge in a specific area of law in order to prepare for the S.J.D./Ph.D. in law and an academic career. As an LL.M. student, you’ll complete a 24-credit program. If you attend on a full-time basis, you can complete your degree in a single year. Foreign students, note that to satisfy visa regulations, you must finish within eighteen months. However, if you are a domestic student, you have up to three academic years to complete the degree requirements, and can take classes on a part-time or evening basis. The LL.M. program includes: Area-specific coursework with a wide range of elective options Externships, clinical courses, or pro bono legal service and optional practical training (OPT) opportunities A research component and Master's thesis (optional for the American Law for Foreign Lawyers track) Advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction (the law school will provide a 50% scholarship for these courses, if required) The opportunity to publish your thesis, if in a thesis track, on the ScholarWorks network at Indiana University. This network makes your research available to lawyers and legal scholars worldwide. Eligibility requirements for the LL.M. program To gain admission to the LL.M. program at the law school, you must demonstrate a combination of academic achievement, professional accomplishment, and English language competency (although work experience is not required). In addition, you must satisfy one of the following education requirements: Hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. Hold a first degree in law or comparable from a university outside of the U.S. Prove that you are licensed to practice outside the U.S. (foreign applicants only) Language requirements for the LL.M. program If English is not your first language, you must provide proof of langauge proficiency by: Earning a composite iBT TOEFL score of at least 81, or a composite IELTS score of at least 6.5 Official transcript showing satisfactory completion of Level 7, Advanced & Academic English at the Program for Intensive English (PIE) at IUPUI Successfully completing Intensive English Master Level 112 at any ELS Language Center in the United States Earning a "First Grade" on the national Japanese English Proficiency STEP Exam Having earned a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university in a country designated by the Office of International Affairs as predominantly English-speaking Qualifying language scores must be less than two years old at the time of application. Scholarships To demonstrate the law school's commitment to the LL.M. program and to make it more accessible for qualified students, we will provide scholarship assistance to you if you have a demonstrated financial need or outstanding academic/professional credentials. Detailed information on applying for scholarship assistance is included on our application. We also encourage you to seek out scholarship and grant opportunities through your government, employer, the U.S. government, and private foundations in the U.S. and abroad. Some suggestions are to research scholarships through the Fulbright Program, the Edmund S. Muskie / Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Program, Ford Foundation, and Open Society Institute. The National Jurist just named us for three awards! Best Law School Experience Career Opportunities - our picture is featured here Best Value [-]

LLM International & EU Law - Business and Competition Law

Lille Catholic University - Faculty of Law
Campus 2 years September 2017 France Lille

This master in international and European law trains bilingual legal practitioners (French / English) in areas of interest to internationally oriented businesses. It offers a specialization in business law and competition law, of relevance to companies competing on the domestic and international markets when carrying out trades, capital transfers, mergers and acquisitions. [+]

In Lille and Paris, the IELS proposes 4 masters in International and European Law: Master 1 in International and European organisations (bilingual)– Lille Master 1 in International and European business law (bilingual) – Lille Master 1 in International and European law (in English) – Lille Master 1 in European Law (multilingual) – Paris COMMON GROUND IN THE 4 MASTERS 1 The lectures are taught by visiting professors from prestigious European universities. The students learn to write articles & reports in a research seminar. The students participate to an international Moot Court competition. The students follow refresher language courses and linguistic courses relating to the international and European law. FEATURES OF EACH MASTER 1 16 courses a year in the speciality. The visiting professors are academic scholars and legal practitioners in the speciality. The courses are taught in different languages, overall in English. [-]

LL.M. Finance

Institute for Law and Finance
Campus Part time 1 year October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The LL.M. Finance degree program at the ILF will train you not only to deal with but also to excel in this increasingly important area where the worlds of international law and global finance meet. [+]

LL.M. Finance

Numerous rapid changes in the global financial markets over the past few decades have dramatically altered the requirements for and contents of legal study. With the development of new financial instruments such as derivatives and international hedge funds as well as entirely new requirements for financial regulation, central banking and insolvency law, there is an urgent need for professionals to be trained in the qualitatively new and rapidly evolving areas of legal practice. 

The LL.M. Finance degree program at the ILF will train you not only to deal with but also to excel in this increasingly important area where the worlds of international law and global finance meet. The LL.M Finance program may be done on a part-time basis by completing the regular one-year LL.M. Finance program over a period of two years. The purpose of such an arrangement is to allow students to work part-time during their studies, thereby financing their studies at the ILF.... [-]