About LL.M

The LL.M in International law is a one-year degree program providing specialized knowledge of international law for legal and business practitioners engaged in cross-border legal transactions.
KIMEP University created the LL.M in International law recognizing the need for continuing legal education in the Kazakhstan market. The curriculum was developed to give students the opportunity to increase their level of practical skills while deepening their theoretical legal knowledge. Students acquire skills to read and interpret legal texts, critically examine the underlying policies of legal rules, and prepare written and oral arguments based upon correct reasoning. The curriculum weaves conventional courses generally found in LL.M courses around the world with those that deal with the particular legal regime of Kazakhstan that constitute a precondition for foreign direct investment.

  • The program is accredited by a European accrediting agency.
  • All teachers at the Law School have post-graduate degrees from foreign universities; knowledge of Kazakhstan, international and comparative law; and actively conduct research.
  • Evening and weekend classes that allow you to continue working while you study.
  • The program can be completed in one year.

Curriculum

KIMEP School of Law has a unique program that provides teaching in both theory and practice through case studies, role-playing, and writing classes. This follows the best international practices of legal education. By practicing skills, our students learn theory better and increase their ability to work practically in their chosen field.

Program duration: 1 year and up to 60 months
The languagee of instruction: English
Form of study: All teachers at the Law School have post-graduate degrees from foreign universities; knowledge of Kazakhstan, international and comparative law; and actively conduct research
Number of credits: 38

The Full-time LL.M Schedule

Fall Semester Credits
Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning 3
Private International Law 3
Psychology for Lawyers 2
Management for Lawyers 1
Methodology of International Legal Research 1
Program Foundation Elective course 3
Program Specialization Elective course 3
Total 16
Spring Semester
Public International Law 3
Internship 2
Experimental Research including Master Thesis 4
Program Specialization Elective course 3
Program Specialization Elective course 3
Program Specialization Elective course 3
Total 18
Summer I Semester
Comprehensive Master’s exam

1

Thesis Defense 3
Total 4

Prerequisites

Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in law are required to take the following an Introduction to the Legal System of Kazakhstan course (LL.B holders are not eligible to take the course).

Students who graduated from KIMEP LL.B program may transfer two out of the four following courses earned within their LL.B curriculum to count toward their LL.M:

  • LAW3303 Company Law of Kazakhstan
  • LAW4501 Commercial Litigation in Kazakhstan
  • LAW3301 Contract Law of Kazakhstan
  • LAW3302 Tort Law of Kazakhstan
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated July 17, 2018
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Sept. 2019
Duration
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Price
103,700 KZT
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