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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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LLM International Commercial Law

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

The aim of the new LLM International Commercial Law is to introduce you to the legal and normative concepts underpinning International Commercial Law as well as the challenges this area of law will face in the coming years. [+]

Part time LL.Ms in LLM Commercial Law in Scotland in United Kingdom. LLM International Commercial Law Key facts Study mode and duration: LLM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time PgDip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time PgCert: 8 months part-time Start date: September 2017 Field dissertation: opportunity to undertake a field dissertation overseas Why this course? The aim of the new LLM International Commercial Law is to introduce you to the legal and normative concepts underpinning International Commercial Law as well as the challenges this area of law will face in the coming years. You'll also explore its interaction with other systems and fields of law. One of the key aims of this programme is to provide you with the knowledge base and intellectual and practical skills necessary to develop a career in the area of international commercial law. As a student on the LLM International Commercial Law you'll have the opportunity to pursue your own interests and have a large degree of flexibility to tailor your degree to your intended career path. What you’ll study This programme is available full-time and part-time, with three potential exit points. You can choose to study for a: Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Masters degree (LLM) Core classes The Law of the World Trade Organisation International Business Law Legal Research (compulsory for PgDip and LLM) Elective classes In addition to the core classes, you'll have the opportunity to pursue elective classes from other Masters programmes in Law. Choices may include: Business & Human Rights Labour Law in the Global Economy Intellectual Property Law E-Commerce International Investment Law International Banking Law Financial Regulation & Compliance Comparative Company Law & Regulation Comparative Law of Obligations Cybercrime Competition Law of the UK and EU Please note that the elective classes on offer may change from year to year. You could also consider taking one of the following classes, if it's relevant to your future career path: International Environmental Law International Human Rights Law European Human Rights Law Global Health Rights and Development Climate Change & International Law Students on the LLM degree also require to undertake a dissertation over the summer. Field dissertation A unique aspect of this degree is the opportunity for a select number of students to undertake a field dissertation overseas within a non-governmental organisation that has an international focus. This opportunity is offered on a competitive basis. If successful, your placement will last for up to 12 weeks between July and September. Work completed for the placement will focus on a specific area of law and will form the subject of your dissertation. Previous students have undertaken placements in a wide range countries including Sri Lanka, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, Cambodia, India and Kenya though our current focus is on providing placements in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. Examples of projects which our students have previously undertaken include: assessing the extent to which Indian environmental and energy laws promote the development of micro-renewables an analysis of whether Tanzanian land law discriminates against women and what reforms would be needed to address the discrimination an exploration of the low take-up of Clean Development Mechanism [CDM] in Sub-Saharan Africa and how the situation could be improved an assessment of environmental justice in Nigeria and South Africa market access barriers in respect of honey produced in Mozambique a comparative analysis of shea production in Ghana and Uganda The project/field work is organised and supported by Challenges Worldwide. Challenges Worldwide is an innovative, award-winning, social enterprise working in international development. The University of Strathclyde provides comprehensive travel and health insurance for all participants in the field dissertation. We also pay for the costs of your placement. You're responsible for the costs of flights, visas, and accommodation and living expenses while overseas. Such costs have tended to be in the region of £1,500 to £2,500 per student. The Strathclyde Law School The Strathclyde Law School is well known for its academic research in commercial law and has a large number of experts working in the area of commercial law, broadly defined. This includes: Professor Lilian Edwards Dr Lorna Gillies Professor Barry Rodger Dr Stephanie Switzer Mr Michael Randall Mr Abhilash Nair Dr Honor McAdam Dr Francesco Sindico Professor Bryan Clark Given the large number of staff working in this area, you'll have the opportunity to attend seminars, guest lectures and other events relevant to your study throughout your LLM studies. 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. The Law School is also home to Scotland’s first Law Clinic. It provides a ‘real life’ learning experience for students and an invaluable service to members of the public who do not qualify for legal aid, and cannot otherwise afford legal advice. Student competitions Students will be invited to take part in a selection process to participate in the Climate & Sustainability Project (CASP). This is open also to students on the LLM Global Environmental Law & International Law and the LLM International Law & Sustainable Development. CASP is an annual student-run project that explores a particular area of law and policy related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project culminates every year in an interactive workshop led by students and contributed to by a range of sustainable development experts. Entry requirements Normally a first class or second-class honours degree in a related discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications, especially where your work experience is relevant to the course. English language requirements For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application. 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 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 2017/18 LLM/PgDip - £6,500 PgCert - £3,250 Rest of UK 2017/18 LLM/PgDip - £6,500 PgCert - £3,250 International 2017/18 LLM/PgDip - £13,500 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 To recognise academic achievement, the Dean's International Excellence Award offers international students a merit-based scholarship of up to £3,000 for entry onto a full-time Masters programme in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. Check our Scholarship Search for more help with fees and funding. Scottish students Students living in Scotland can find out more about funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland. English students Students ordinarily resident in England may be eligible to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 to cover their tuition fees and living costs. Please note The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers The LLM in International Commercial has been designed to provide you with the knowledge base and intellectual and practical skills necessary to develop a career in the area of international commercial law, broadly defined. Students on the LLM in International Commercial Law have the opportunity to pursue their own interests and have a large degree of flexibility to tailor their degree to their intended career path. We also work closely our award winning Careers Service so as to advise students of relevant training, internship and job opportunities. Positions which previous graduates of similar postgraduate programmes offered by Strathclyde Law School have gone on to take include: Associate, Law Firm* Company Director HR Consultant Trainee, Legal Services, Council of the European Union Researcher, World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trainee Chartered Accountant Legal Advisor, Law Centre Executive Assistant Intern, European Patent Office, UNCITRAL, WTO PhD Researcher University Lecturer *Please note that while this degree fosters strong employability skills, it does not in itself qualify students to enter the legal profession. [-]

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 International Commercial Law

University of Aberdeen
Campus Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The programme aims to examine in greater detail topics which have been studied at undergraduate level and to introduce students to new issues. Emphasis is placed on current international commercial practice so as to allow students to understand the context within which international commercial law operates. [+]

LLM in International Commercial Law

Programme Length: LLM 12 months full-time, 24 or 36 months part-timeStart Dates: September or January

Aims

The programme aims to examine in greater detail topics which have been studied at undergraduate level and to introduce students to new issues. Emphasis is placed on current international commercial practice so as to allow students to understand the context within which international commercial law operates. The intention is that by the end of the programme students will have developed a methodology which will enable them to analyse confidently the problems arising in international commercial transactions.... [-]