LLM in International Economic Law
The LLM in International Economic Law draws students from around the world, providing you with the opportunity to explore the pressing international economic issues of the day in a truly international environment.
The course provides a theoretical and practical understanding of the regulatory framework of the international trading system as well as addressing a range of other legal issues arising from different kinds of international business transactions.
It begins by providing a general understanding of international law and the international legal system in Semester 1, allowing you to place international economic relations in context. In Semester 2 you can explore questions of governance through study of the World Trade Organisation and examine the workings of more specific systems such as international trade law, international investment, international commercial arbitration, international intellectual property law, and international corporate governance.
The skills and knowledge gained will equip you for a career not only in law, but also in fields such as business, trade, finance, banking, shipping or marketing.
Teaching learning and assessment
A wide diversity of teaching methods are employed throughout the LLM courses in order to provide a high-quality learning experience. These include lectures, seminar discussions, individual and small group tutorials, case studies, and group and individual presentations. Particular emphasis is placed on skills training, with opportunities provided to acquire and practise legal reasoning as well as research and IT skills. Assessment methods include coursework and individual and group presentations.
Graduates from the LLM succeed across an impressive range of careers from policy makers and human rights activists through to diplomats and commercial lawyers.
LLM staff can advise you and direct you to possible careers and employers depending on your particular needs and ambitions. Depending on your existing legal qualifications, you may wish to take additional legal training at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.
Students will normally be required to have (or to be expecting) a good honours degree, or an equivalent degree awarded by a university outside the United Kingdom. The degree may be in law or in a related discipline. We welcome applications from both law and non-law graduates.
Students new to the academic study of law will be advised to read a number of recommended texts by way of induction before they begin the course. Students are also encouraged to attend the induction sessions provided in the week prior to the beginning of the course.
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Last updated November 24, 2016