LLM in International Economic Law
Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two, three of fours years (part-time, daytime only)
We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.
Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Law
Start of programme: September only.
Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time
The SOAS LLM degree is a postgraduate qualification for those who hold an undergraduate degree in law.
A specialist LLM in International Economic Law will be of interest to those who wish to focus on legal aspects of international economic activity.
Students following the SOAS International Economic Law LLM are immersed in one of the youngest and most dynamic fields of international legal theory and practice.
The questions they confront are difficult, urgent and compelling:
- When we regulate international trade, do we sometimes do more harm than good?
- What impact do bureaucracy and corruption have on foreign investment levels?
- What might international institutions do to prevent a future global economic crisis?
- What changes are China and India bringing to international economic law?
- What is the impact of economic liberalization on labour law and social welfare ?
Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised LLM are required to take at least three (3.0) of the four (4.0) units within their chosen specialism, including the dissertation. The assessment of one of the chosen full units (within the LLM specialism) will be by means of a 15,000 word dissertation. The fourth unit can be chosen from either the general Law Postgraduate Modules or the following modules associated with the International Economic Law specialisation:
Please note: Not all modules listed will be available every year. Please see the individual module page for information
Full Module Units (1.0)
- Banking Law - 15PLAC105 (1 Unit)
- Comparative Commercial Law - 15PLAC175 (1 Unit)
- International and Comparative Copyright Law: Copyright in the global village - 15PLAC115 (1 Unit)
- International and Comparative Corporate Law - 15PLAC116 (1 Unit)
- International Commercial and Investment Arbitration - 15PLAC153 (1 Unit)
- International Labour Law and Equality Rights - 15PLAC169 (1 Unit)
- International Trade Law - 15PLAC120 (1 Unit)
- Law and International Inequality: Critical legal analysis of political economy from colonialism to globalisation - 15PLAC131 (1 Unit)
- Law of International Finance - 15PLAC135 (1 Unit)
- Law of Islamic Finance - 15PLAC159 (1 Unit)
- Multinational Enterprises and the Law - 15PLAC140 (1 Unit)
- Law and Natural Resources - 15PLAC126 (1 Unit)
Half Module Units (0.5)
- EU Law in Global Context - 15PLAH051 (0.5 Unit)
- Foundations of Comparative Law - 15PLAH031 (0.5 Unit)
- Foundations of International Corporate Law - 15PLAH059 (0.5 Unit)
The dissertation module unit forms part of the required three (3.0) units within the chosen LLM specialism. Please see the dissertation module units below. You will need to attend the teaching on the module and then submit a dissertation in place of the module method of assessment.
- Banking Law - 15PLAD105 (1 Unit)
- Comparative Commercial Law - 15PLAD175 (1 Unit)
- International and Comparative Copyright Law: Copyright in the global village - 15PLAD115 (1 Unit)
- International and Comparative Corporate Law - 15PLAD116 (1 Unit)
- International Commercial and Investment Arbitration - 15PLAD153 (1 Unit)
- International Labour Law and Equality Rights - 15PLAD169 (1 Unit)
- International Trade Law - 15PLAD120 (1 Unit)
- Law and International Inequality: Critical legal analysis of political economy from colonialism to globalisation - 15PLAD131 (1 Unit)
- Law of International Finance - 15PLAD135 (1 Unit)
- Law of Islamic Finance - 15PLAD159 (1 Unit)
- Multinational Enterprises and the Law - 15PLAD140 (1 Unit)
- Law and Natural Resources - 15PLAD126 (1 Unit)
A Student's Perspective
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Last updated September 7, 2017