Master of Laws in LLM Environmental Law in Africa

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LLM Environmental Law

The LL.M. (master of laws) is an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree. An LL.M. strength just usually does not allow one to practice law; in most cases, LL.M. students must earn a professional degree

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Faculty of Law

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2017 Nigeria Enugu

The student shall be required to register for a minimum of four (4) courses and a maximum of five (5) courses. At the end of the course work, he shall be required to sit an examination. He shall also submit a well researched dissertation which shall be awarded a mark. A student shall be required to undertake an oral defence of the dissertation. [+]

LLMs in LLM Environmental Law in Africa 2017. Faculty of Law Master of Law (LL.M) The criteria for admission into the LL.M programme are as follows: A Bachelor of Laws degree from an approved university with a minimum of Second Class Honours, Lower Division. A minimum of five (5) credit passes, including English Language and Literature in English, at not more than two (2) sittings in SSC/GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent. A minimum of two positive references as to character and learning must be submitted by the applicant. At least one of the references must be obtained from the applicant's former lecturers in the Faculty of Law where he studied. M.Phil Degree The criteria for admission into the Master of Philosophy Programme in Law are as follows: A Bachelor of Laws degree from an approved university with a minimum of Second Class Honours Upper Division. Or, An LL.M degree from an approved university. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree The criteria for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Law are as follows: A Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree from an approved university. Or, A Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from an approved university with research thesis and a weighted course work average which shall normally be not less than 60%. Or, A Master of Laws (LL.M) degree by course work from an approved university with an average which should normally be not less than 60%. Applicants for M.Phil and Ph.D degree programmes must also satisfy the requirements under section (4.1) (ii) and (iii) above Duration of Programmes LL.M The full-time LL.M programme shall run for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 calendar months. For extension beyond the maximum period, special permission of the Board of the Postgraduate School shall be required. M.Phil The fulltime M Phil programme shall run for a minimum of 24 calendar months and a maximum of 36 calendar months. For extension beyond the maximum period, special permission of the Board of the Postgraduate school shall be required. Ph.D The full time PhD programme shall run for a minimum of 24 calendar months and a maximum of 48 calendar months. For extension beyond the maximum period, special permission of the Board of the Postgraduate School shall be required. Part time Programme LL.M, M Phil and Ph.D Degrees may be offered on part- time basis. The duration shall be: For the LL.M, a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4years; For the M.Phil, a minimum of 3years and a maximum of 5years and For the Ph.D, a minimum of 4years and a maximum of 7years. The Postgraduate School Board may, upon reasonable ground, grant extension to a student. Mode of Study LL.M Degree The student shall be required to register for a minimum of four (4) courses and a maximum of five (5) courses. At the end of the course work, he shall be required to sit an examination. He shall also submit a well researched dissertation which shall be awarded a mark. A student shall be required to undertake an oral defence of the dissertation. M.Phil Degree A student with a first degree shall be required to take examinations in 4 courses at the end of the first year. He shall submit and defend a well researched thesis at the end of the second year. A student with an LL.M degree shall present two in-depth seminar papers on different courses within the first year. The seminar papers shall be awarded marks as course work. The student shall submit and defend a well researched thesis at the end of the second year A student whose performance in the course work is adjudged to be outstanding may, on the recommendation of the Faculty Postgraduate Committee, be allowed to transfer/convert to the Ph.D Programme and proceed with the thesis for the Ph.D on a chosen and approved topic in any field of law Ph.D Degree A candidate shall be required to submit and defend a well-researched thesis on a chosen topic in a field or subject of his choice in Law. No course work shall be required. [-]

LLM by Coursework and Research Report (LLM)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The LLM programme is suitable for law graduates and legal professionals who are interested in research and writing and who have the time as well as the ability to undertake fairly extensive legal research at an advanced academic level. Because of the demanding nature of the research component, entry to the programme is limited to applicants with an excellent academic record in the LLB. However, there are alternative entry routes for applicants who are able to demonstrate their suitability for the programme. [+]

The LLM programme is suitable for law graduates and legal professionals who are interested in research and writing and who have the time as well as the ability to undertake fairly extensive legal research at an advanced academic level. Because of the demanding nature of the research component, entry to the programme is limited to applicants with an excellent academic record in the LLB. However, there are alternative entry routes for applicants who are able to demonstrate their suitability for the programme. The coursework component consists of four courses, which may be taken either in a specialised field or in the general field. The research component consists of an attendance course in Research Methodology, two research essays of 5 000 words each and a Research Report of 10 000 words. Benefits of the programme: The LLM by Coursework is an excellent way to build expertise in a specific area of the law, thus enhancing one’s marketability as a legal practitioner. By honing their research and writing skills, the LLM gives lawyers the tools they need to deepen their legal knowledge throughout their careers. These skills enable them to contribute to the growth of knowledge in the legal community and to build their reputations as experts in particular fields of legal interest. Curriculum Outline: The combination of subjects taken for the LLM by Coursework and Research Report depends on the field chosen. Programmes are offered in the following fields: General This is the most flexible of the fields, allowing students to choose four courses from any of the other fields. Commercial & Business Law Catering to the business lawyer who requires specialised knowledge in a highly competitive area of the law, this field allows students to choose four courses from a range of commercial subjects. Corporate Law This very popular field is aimed at commercial lawyers who want to focus on company law in particular. Environmental Law This burgeoning and exciting field offers lawyers the opportunity to specialise in environmental law and sustainable development. Human Rights Advocacy & Litigation Human rights and public- interest litigation is at the forefront of legal development worldwide. This field gives lawyers the practical as well as the theoretical knowledge needed to practise in this vibrant area of the law. Information & Communications Law This field offers cutting-edge expertise to lawyers interested in the vast technological advances of the past two decades. International Law This field gives lawyers an excellent understanding of public international law and its significant implications for our globalised world. International Economic Law (formerly International Law & Economics) This field prepares lawyers for a rewarding career in international trade by deepening their knowledge of the law and economics of global commercial relations. Note: Students who have not completed Economics at third-year undergraduate level must complete the Mandela Institute course Economics for Law in addition to the prescribed courses for this field. Labour Law The dynamic nature of the labour market and its regulation presents a perpetual challenge to the legal practitioner. This field provides lawyers with up-to-the-minute knowledge of South African labour law and gives them the tools they need to cope with future legal development in this area. Pensions Law This field answers to a need from practice for specialised learning in an area of law that has seen enormous growth in the last decade. Tax Law This field builds on the excellent reputation of the School's Higher Diploma in Tax Law, which it effectively replaces. Closing dates: 31 August 2015 (International students) 30 September 2015 (South African students) [-]