This is a master’s of law for which targets an important and growing field of law. Features that make this program unique are: 1) Focus on International Business Law; 2) Intense Legal Research & Writing Curriculum; and 3) Practical experience gained by moot courts and law clinics.
The Director of the program is from the United States. Most of our lecturers (roughly ¾) have advanced degrees from universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or Western Europe. We have adopted teaching methods that are similar to those used in these jurisdictions, with an emphasize on interactive classes, in which students are encouraged to actively participate, as well as the case study method, focused on analysing judicial decisions.
The Legal Research and Writing (LRW) curriculum is one of the fundamental elements of the program. Students must complete three LRW courses over three semesters: Legal Drafting, Academic Writing, and Moot Court. All students must then compete in a rigorous moot court competition, which includes legal research of a novel issue of law, writing briefs in support of both the claimant and respondent positions, and oral advocacy. Some students compete in one of several international moot competitions, while others compete in an internal competition.
International Competitions UG is very active in international competitions and participates in more moot competitions than any other university in Georgia. We send teams to: the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot); ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law (EMC2); the Central & East European Moot Competition (CEEMC); and the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Commercial Mediation Competition.
What is IBL? The field of International Business Law embraces the legal framework and environment in which transnational business is conducted, providing an opportunity to learn the principles of that framework and the specific laws and regulations pertaining to areas such as international sales, intellectual property, and corporate governance. These programs would be of interest to students who are keen to have a broader array of career options in international business, banking and finance and, of course, to those who wish to embark on a career in commercial arbitration and litigation. IBL programs cover comparative aspects of the law in subjects like comparative contract and property law, to show how different jurisdictions compare and equally important regulation of trade under the aegis of the World Trade Organisation, as well as the taxation of international business. Courses are designed to prepare students to demonstrate the practical knowledge and hands-on skills that international companies and law firms truly seek when hiring new talent. Studies in international business law cover the regulations and practices that govern international commerce. Students also look at social and cultural issues such as human rights, and some programs allow them to choose a particular area in which to concentrate, such as international investment law, dispute resolution, or even EU business law.
Requirements Candidates must have successfully obtained a bachelor’s degree in law, or an equivalent degree. English language requirement: B2 Level.
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Last updated November 10, 2017