Master of Laws in Africa

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LL.M. programs vary in length, value and quantity. The regular program is one year of full-time article or two to three years of part-time study. Students often take their courses to either specialize in a particular field, such as international law, or create a custom course of study to suit their personal interests or professional needs.

Those who have a professional degree in law can pursue an advanced academic degree in Masters of Law or LLM. To take the course, you must have a first degree in law as well as extensive field experience. It is offered in a range of countries from across the world.

Even if you choose East Africa’s mythological, enchanting Tanzania; Senegal, land of teranga or South Africa, with its wide opportunities to soak in and serve, research in Africa will be overwhelming.

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Master in litigation and arbitration

Catholic University of Central Africa
Campus 2 years February 2019 Cameroon Yaounde

The objective of this training is to train lawyers in litigation and arbitration. [+]

FORMATION'S GOAL

The objective of this training is to train lawyers in litigation and arbitration.

TRAINING DURATION

The training lasts two years.

TARGETED SKILLS

The holders of the Master will be able to intervene on the questions:

The holders of the Master will be able to intervene in the following areas: Civil, criminal and administrative proceedings Emergency procedures Common Law Procedures Internal and international arbitration Private and public business litigation

CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

Two possibilities :

For students holding a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Management of the UCAC in the field of law, admission in the first year is based on a study For any external candidate holding a BAC + 3 in law, the admission in the 1st year is done on study of file ... [-]

Master of Laws

ST AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 Tanzania Mwanza

The Master of Laws (LL.M) intends to accomplish the following goals: developing candidates' mastery of the general foundations principles and methodologies of law; developing among candidates an advanced and thorough understanding of key issues and current trends in the chosen area of specialization... [+]

Master of Laws

The Master of Laws (LL.M) intends to accomplish the following goals: developing candidates' mastery of the general foundations principles and methodologies of law; developing among candidates an advanced and thorough understanding of key issues and current trends in the chosen area of specialization; developing candidate's analytical skills and critical understanding, in order to systematically and creatively deal with complex legal issues in the chosen area of specialization, cultivating the capacity to undertake independent study in order to build the candidate's ability to function in any of the four main tracks of the legal professional, namely academia, administration of justice, advisory functions and administrative or executive work.... [-]


LLM

Adekunle Ajasin University
Campus Full time Part time March 2019 Nigeria Nigeria Online

LL.M and Ph.D Degree Programme in the following areas of specializations: Private and Property Law; Commercial and Industrial Law; Public Law; Jurisprudence Law and International Law. [+]

FACULTY OF LAW

LL.M and Ph.D Degree Programme in the following areas of specializations:

Private and Property Law Commercial and Industrial Law Public Law Jurisprudence Law and International Law Admission Requirements:

The following shall be eligible for admission into the degree of Master of Laws:

A holder of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the Adekunle Ajasin University, with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) or any other University recognized by Senate. A holder of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree with Third Class and Postgraduate Diploma in Law may be considered for admission into the LLM degree. For admission into the Ph.D Degree, a candidate must have scored at least 60% in LL.M degree of this Adekunle Ajasin University or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University. [-]

LLM in Law

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time March 2019 Nigeria Benin City

The Law Programme is tailored after the National University Commission’s guidelines which emphasize the need for Law graduates to be knowledgeable in other fields of human endeavour, such as Psychology, Economics, Philosophy, etc., so as to fully appreciate analyze and understand the important role that law plays in the Nigerian Society in particular and the entire humanity in general. [+]

The University commenced its academic programmes in the 1999/2000 session in five Colleges namely, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Health Sciences, Law and Natural and Applied Sciences. The foundation students arrived Okada on Friday, 15th October 1999. Since then, the University has without interruption upheld its resolve to return tertiary education to the internationally accepted calendar of September to June. The College of Engineering commenced its programme in the 2002/2003 session. The College of Health Sciences continued to be an area of popular demand. The College of Pharmacy and B.Sc Nursing commenced in 2004/2005 session. The Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital administered by a Management Board inaugurated first on 12th January 2003, oversees the affairs of the Hospital. As part of its objectives to train and produce job providers, Igbinedion University has Packaged entrepreneurial and skills acquisitions modules to expose students sufficiently enough to be 'fit for the world of work'. In addition, a community service programme was introduced in the 2009/2010 session. Under the programmed, all second-year students across the Colleges are required to undertake a practical development Programme in a chosen area and community in and around the university/town.... [-]


LLM in Insurance Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Are you interested in the insurance industry and how it works in South Africa? Do you want to know how insurance products function in the financial services industry? Do you want to gain expert knowledge on specialized matters pertaining to insurance litigation? [+]

Are you interested in the insurance industry and how it works in South Africa? Do you want to know how insurance products function in the financial services industry? Do you want to gain expert knowledge on specialized matters pertaining to insurance litigation?

Insurance is a grudge purchase and many South Africans only acquire this particular financial product as part of credit transactions. Other types of insurance products are often utilized by prudent consumers as part of a savings strategy. Be it as it may, there is a variety of insurance products available and these products are marketed and sold on a daily basis. In addition, it is inconceivable that any lawyer who practices commercial law should not have a well-founded knowledge of insurance law. Insurance as we know it has had an interesting development in South Africa and many legal systems influenced the insurance contract as we know it. Recent developments such as the introduction of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002 and the introduction of the so-called “Twin Peaks” system of financial regulation created a fairly complex legal framework for insurance and this has lead to tension in the industry. The challenge is therefore to gain knowledge of the legal framework, to identify the challenges that South African consumers face, to consider the Policyholder Protection Rules and other consumer protection measures and to evaluate the system by comparing it to other legal systems. Insurance is a powerful tool with which consumers may protect themselves against... [-]


LLM in Master of Laws by Dissertation

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of this qualification is to let a student demonstrate through research training an ability to master at an advanced level the current state of specialized knowledge on a given topic within a particular branch of the law and to provide a sound training in research methodologies. [+]

PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION

The purpose of this qualification is to let a student demonstrate through research training an ability to master at an advanced level the current state of specialized knowledge on a given topic within a particular branch of the law and to provide a sound training in research methodologies.

RULES OF ACCESS

General

i. The minimum entry requirement is an LLB degree (or equivalent qualification) at NQF level 7 or 8 and a minimum number of credits of 624. Candidates for admission to Master’s degrees, in general, need to have obtained their previous degree with an average mark of at least 65%.

ii. The relevant Head of Department may permit an applicant to register as a student for purposes of receiving guidance with and use the facilities of the University for, the preparation of a research proposal. This does not create an expectation that the student will be admitted to Master’s studies and such registration is provisional pending the approval of the admission of the student by the Board of the Faculty of Law. The Board of the Faculty of Law approves the admission of a student on the basis of the academic merit of the student, the research proposal submitted by the student and the ability of the Faculty to provide appropriate and continuous study guidance and supervision.... [-]


LLM in Tax Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Tax laws have become increasingly complex in the last century. More and more anti-avoidance measures have recently been introduced to curb the effectiveness of tax avoidance structures, thus increasing the volumes of tax provisions applicable to day-to-day commercial transactions. The Master’s in Tax Law is a structured qualification intended to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of the tax core as well as developing tax laws in South Africa and in the international community. [+]

Tax laws have become increasingly complex in the last century. More and more anti-avoidance measures have recently been introduced to curb the effectiveness of tax avoidance structures, thus increasing the volumes of tax provisions applicable to day-to-day commercial transactions. The Master’s in Tax Law is a structured qualification intended to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of the tax core as well as developing tax laws in South Africa and in the international community.

The minimum duration of this degree is two years and it is offered on a part-time basis. Classes or seminars in the taught modules are presented in the evenings on weekdays from 18h00 to 20h00 (one seminar per week per module). The next student intake will be in February 2018. In general, in order to be admitted, students must have attained an average of at least 65% for the law subjects in their LLB degree. In addition, an applicant’s mark for Tax Law at the undergraduate level will be taken into account.... [-]


LLM in Labour Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The LLM in Labour Law (one year full-time or two years of part-time studies) provides students with an opportunity to develop their intellectual and theoretical competencies at an advanced level and to strengthen their ability to understand labour law from a viewpoint of critical analysis of the underlying principles. [+]

The LLM in Labour Law (one year full-time or two years of part-time studies) provides students with an opportunity to develop their intellectual and theoretical competencies at an advanced level and to strengthen their ability to understand labor law from a viewpoint of critical analysis of the underlying principles.

Modules

The LLM in Labour Law consists of the following compulsory modules:

NAME OF MODULE CODE TYPE General Principles and Individual Labour Law GPI9X0C or GPI9X1C Coursework Public Law, International Law and Comparative Law Relevance PIC9X1C or PIC9X0C Coursework Collective Labour Law and Dispute Resolution CLD9X0C or CLD9X1C Coursework Labour Law Masters Minor Dissertation LL19XDC or LL29XDC Minor Dissertation ... [-]

LLM in International Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Are you interested in current affairs? Does the idea of studying international law in the most vibrant city in Africa appeal to you? Do you want to further your studies in a vibrant and dynamic field of the law? [+]

Are you interested in current affairs? Does the idea of studying international law in the most vibrant city in Africa appeal to you? Do you want to further your studies in a vibrant and dynamic field of the law?

In an increasingly globalized world, it is no longer sufficient to be familiar with the domestic law. Whether you are interested in the prosecution of war crimes or in global warming, the LLM in International Law offered by the Faculty of Law of the University of Johannesburg offers you a chance to specialize in fields of the law which are not only interesting but also increasingly useful and relevant. The one year course takes an interdisciplinary approach and assesses international legal questions from the perspective of international law as well as from a regional African perspective.... [-]


LLM in International Commercial Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Johannesburg (the flagship programme of the Faculty of Law) is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. [+]

The LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Johannesburg (the flagship programme of the Faculty of Law) is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. The programme consists of the modules International Commercial Law A, B, and C, as well as a minor dissertation on a topic in International Commercial Law. International Commercial Law A and B are offered during the first semester and International Commercial Law C during the second.

The LLM programme provides the student with an overview of the private-law aspects of international trade, with an emphasis on private international legal issues. The conflicts-orientation of the course indeed makes it unique and a wide comparative approach is taken in this regard, comprising legal systems in Africa, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and North and South America, together with the relevant regional, supranational and international instruments in this field. Most lectures are offered by Prof Jan L Neels, distinguished professor of International Commercial Law and director of the Research Centre for Private International Law in Emerging Countries at the University of Johannesburg. Prof Neels was a member of the working group responsible for the drafting of the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts and the official commentary on the Principles under the auspices of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. He is a member of the Governing Council of UNIDROIT in Rome. UJ has formal agreements in place... [-]


LLM in Intellectual Property Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 weeks February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

This LLM aims to provide the student with the necessary tools to navigate the IP landscape and create awareness of pitfalls or opportunities that may present themselves. [+]

IF YOU WANT TO BE A STRATEGIC THINKER ON IP, COMPLETE THE LLM AT UJ!

“The future of the nation depends in no small part on the efficiency of industry, and the efficiency of the industry depends in no small part on the protection of intellectual property.” Judge Richard Posner in Rockwell Graphic Systems, Inc. v. DEV Industries, 925 F.2d 174 (7th Cir. 1991)

The field of intellectual property (IP) reaches wide, and is probably the most dynamic field of law, as it constantly changes. What does it relate to? The nature of IP is best understood through a comparison with other, tangible, forms of property. One example is immovable property, such as a piece of land.

Other examples are things, such as a vehicle, a watch, or a soccer ball. In these instances, one has rights to the object itself. In other words, your rights would be infringed if the object is destroyed. The position with IP is different. An example might be a patent for a pair of night vision binoculars. The intellectual property rights of the patentee would not be infringed if the binoculars are destroyed. The reason for this is that it is the invention that is protected and not the binoculars. IP is, accordingly, that body of law that regulates the creation and utilization of immaterial property, and the enforcement of resultant rights. The objects of the various IP rights typically include patents, copyright, registered designs, and trademarks.... [-]


LLM in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Are you interested in negotiating, drafting and executing contracts? Does the idea of studying contract law in South Africa’s vibrant commercial hub appeal to you? Do you want to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the drafting of contracts? [+]

Are you interested in negotiating, drafting and executing contracts? Does the idea of studying contract law in South Africa’s vibrant commercial hub appeal to you? Do you want to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the drafting of contracts?

In a commercial atmosphere where more and more statutes propagate consumer rights and where plain language is becoming increasingly important, the drafter of modern-day contracts can no longer resort to the cutting and pasting of disjointed, archaic and even illegal phrases, thereby fudging together a contract. Rather, knowledge of current law pertaining to the drafting and interpretation of contracts and excellent language skills are the tools required by lawyers who negotiate and draft contracts. Indeed, practical as well as theoretical knowledge of drafting and interpretation of contracts are indispensable to practicing lawyers.... [-]


LLM in Corporate Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

An LLM in Corporate Law provides the ideal foundation for specializing in this popular focus area. UJ is unique in offering four dedicated corporate law modules. [+]

Recent substantive legislative reforms have led to increased demand for expertise in the field of corporate and securities law. An LLM in Corporate Law provides the ideal foundation for specializing in this popular focus area. UJ is unique in offering four dedicated corporate law modules.

The Master’s in Corporate Law can be completed in one year for full-time students and over two years for part-time students. It consists of a minor dissertation on a corporate law topic together with three taught modules as set out below:

Company Law (first semester)

This compulsory module, which anchors the LLM in Corporate Law, essentially deals with problematic aspects of corporate personality: the nature of legal personality and piercing the corporate veil; corporate capacity; corporate criminal liability; corporate social responsibility; corporate governance; directors’ duties and liability; shareholder protection; creditor protection; corporate groups and companies and the constitution. Specific aspects of the South African company law are considered against a conceptual or theoretical basis. This module is presented by Professor Kathleen van der Linde. Plus any two of the following:... [-]


LLM in Commercial Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master’s in Commercial Law is a flexible qualification allowing a wide choice of modules that can be combined according to the interests and focus of each student. It can be completed in one year for full-time students and over two years for part-time students. [+]

Many large corporate and commercial transactions take place in Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub. The UJ Law Faculty is thus well placed to offer a highly relevant LLM in Commercial Law, drawing students from leading commercial firms. The team of lecturers involved, combine intellectual leadership and cutting-edge practical insight which is reflected in their teaching.

The Master’s in Commercial Law is a flexible qualification allowing a wide choice of modules that can be combined according to the interests and focus of each student. It can be completed in one year for full-time students and over two years for part-time students.

This qualification consists of a minor dissertation on a commercial law topic together with three taught modules selected from the following:... [-]


LLM in Banking Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The University of Johannesburg’s LLM in Banking Law programme is designed to provide students with specialist knowledge in aspects of the law that are highly relevant to the banking sector. It is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. [+]

The University of Johannesburg’s LLM in Banking Law programme is designed to provide students with specialist knowledge in aspects of the law that are highly relevant to the banking sector. It is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years.

This programme consists of a minor dissertation (60 credits) together with three compulsory taught modules (3x40 credits) namely:

(i) Banking Law (offered in the first semester): This module has a distinct private-law focus. The central concepts of money and payment are investigated by way of introduction. This is followed by a study of banks as payment intermediaries (in various methods of domestic and international payment), banks as guarantors (both independent and accessory), and banks as lenders. Finally, the module deals with bank liability arising from contract, delict or enrichment. Most of the lectures are led by Prof Charl Hugo who heads the University’s Centre for Banking Law. Guest lecturers are used occasionally due to their particular expertise.... [-]