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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

Due to increase in awareness and knowledge the world is becoming more concerned about the Environment. Therefore, almost every NGO and government requires services of an Environmental Law specialist. Those lawyers who are interested in this upcoming field must opt for this degree program.

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LLM/PgDip/PgCert Global Environmental Law and Governance

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other. [+]

Part time Master of Laws Programs in LLM Environmental Law in Glasgow City in United Kingdom. Why this course? Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other. There's also a growing need to understand the relevance for environmental governance of the legal practices of indigenous peoples and local communities, business entities, local administrations, and transnational environmental practitioners. The programme aims to help students critically appraise and creatively contribute to environmental regulation and governance at the international, transnational, national and local levels. Studying this course, you'll be equipped with a wide range of expertise in environmental law, in areas like: biodiversity land food and agriculture climate change and energy corporate accountability environmental justice water and oceans human rights sustainable development You'll focus on the global dynamics of environmental law. In particular, you'll look at the mutual influences and interactions among different regulatory levels. The programme draws both on cutting-edge academic research on global environmental law, and on first-hand professional experience in environmental law and governance at different levels. Employability Your ability to gain international employment is at the heart of this course. It'll equip you with the skills and expertise you need to pursue a career in: international organisations national governments involved in international, EU and/or transnational law matters non-government organisations that operate at a regional, sub-national, national or international level private companies concerned with international, EU and/or transnational environmental law Work experience We have a successful track record of helping LLM students obtain competitive international internships with United Nations organisations. These are optional, and their duration and conditions vary depending on the host organisation. They usually start towards the end of the course. Our programme directors are currently concluding formal agreements with selected international organisations to secure a number of internships for LLM students each year. Career advice Our course directors will provide advice on international careers. They can give you some insider tips on how to apply for jobs with, for example, the United Nations and will be available to review job applications. Network with other professionals LLM students will become part of a closed alumni group on LinkedIn. This will give you the opportunity to network with other professionals in environmental law and governance. It'll also ensure you're updated on selected job opportunities. Global Practitioners among teaching staff This course is taught by one of the most wide-ranging groups of environmental law experts in the UK. Our staff have expertise in: biodiversity climate change forests oceans and fisheries land water human rights and the environment environmental justice corporate accountability and more They'll not only draw from their own cutting-edge academic research, but also their involvement in multilateral environmental negotiations, consultancies for the United Nations and regional organisations, legal advice to developing countries on reforms of natural resource laws, and collaborations with non-government organisations and indigenous and local communities’ organisations. Some of your classes will also include input from many of our external experts and practitioners. This includes those from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) the European Commission Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance (SCELG) aims to identify and shape emerging areas of legal research in environmental governance. Our students are an integral part of the centre, together with academic staff, PhD students and visiting scholars. You'll have the chance to take part in the research and consultancy work carried out by the centre. You can put your new skills and knowledge into practice, strengthening your CV. The BENELEX project The BeneLex project aims to investigate the conceptual and practical dimensions of benefit-sharing. You'll be involved in ongoing research on fair and equitable benefit-sharing, in the areas of: international biodiversity climate land oceans human rights law Events You'll take part in SCELG events, and will be responsible for organising the annual Festival of Environmental Law and Governance. There, you'll present your LLM dissertation project, and network with other students and a wide range of experts already working in the area. Residential sessions Climate Change Law & Policy (LLM) is taught via distance learning with the exception of two residential weeks. Students on the course come to Scotland and stay for one week per semester to attend masterclasses and workshops with their peers. You'll be given the opportunity to take part in these residential sessions for learning and networking purposes. Facilities Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series and houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas. You'll have access to a wide range of electronic information which you can access from home. This includes all major legal databases. Student competitions You'll be invited to take part in a selection process to participate in the Climate & Sustainability Project (CASP). It's 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, or equivalent, in law or environment-related discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications, upon approval by the course director, if the applicant has accrued substantial professional experience in the area of environmental law, policy and/or management. 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 the 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 language requirements before making your application. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year (2016/17) unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU LLM: £4,800 PgDip: £4,000 PgCert: £2,000 Rest of UK LLM: £4,800 PgDip: £4,000 PgCert: £2,000 International LLM: £13,500 PgDip: £9,000 [-]

LLM International Law and Sustainable Development

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

The course will give you a solid grounding in the structures, rules and principles of aspects of public international law that impact on sustainable development. [+]

Why this course? In a world facing unique economic, environmental and social challenges of a scale not seen before, promoting sustainable development has become a pressing priority. The course will give you a solid grounding in the structures, rules and principles of aspects of public international law that impact on sustainable development. This programme is designed specifically for graduates who want to work in the international development sector in management, planning or policy-related areas. The course has a flexible structure. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue your own interests and tailor your degree to your chosen career path. You can select elective classes from other Masters Programmes in Law as well as related programmes across the University. It is not necessary that you hold a law degree before embarking on this course of study however law content in your previous course may be useful. 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) Master’s degree (LLM) Core classes Research Methods (compulsory for LLM) The World Trading System: Law & Policy International Environmental Law Elective classes Choices may include: Comparative Law of Obligations Business & Human Rights Comparative Company Law & Regulation Competition Law & Policy in the EU Legal Process & the Law of Contract & Other Obligations (for non-lawyers) UK & EU Environmental Law Intellectual Property Global Water Policy International Trade Theory, Policy and Institutions Fundamentals of Environmental Forensics Energy Resources and Policy Please note that the classes offered may change from year to year. A limited number of students will be given the opportunity to choose elective classes from the optional modules offered in the LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy. This allows those students to combines sustainable development law and policy with climate change. The programme is delivered off campus on an intensive three-day basis in January. For further information, please contact the Law School. Field dissertation A unique aspect of this programme is the opportunity for you to undertake a field dissertation within a governmental or non-governmental organisation with an international focus. It can be either in the UK, or more likely, overseas. This opportunity is offered on a competitive basis. It lasts 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 countries including Sri Lanka, Tanzania, South Africa, India and Kenya. Examples of projects which our students have 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 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. Students are 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. 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 will 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 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. Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance You're encouraged to engage with the activities of the centre. These include guest lectures and international conferences. The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance is a centre of excellence in environmental law and governance and boasts a vibrant research community. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in the organisation of the annual postgraduate Colloquium on Environmental Law and Governance. This has a session devoted to the presentations of highly qualified LLM students. Entry requirements Normally a first class or second-class honours degree, or equivalent, 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. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 LLM/PgDip - £6,300 PgCert - £3,150 Rest of UK 2016/17 LLM/PgDip - £6,300 PgCert - £3,150 International 2016/17 LLM/PgDip - £13,000 [-]