Master of Laws Degrees in China

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Advanced law degrees in China are becoming increasingly sought after as China’s prominence, power, and global connections continue to grow. Being immersed in Chinese culture, lifestyle, and society can foster intellectual and cultural growth and can help students develop into well-rounded legal professionals. In addition, students pursuing an LLM in China can enjoy the beauty of this fascinating country and there will never be a dull day with all of the exciting things to see, do and explore.

An LLM in China is an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in subjects like commercial law, comparative law, and civil law. Earning an LLM in China generally takes about two years of full-time study. Students can expect curriculum that includes a combination of coursework, research and a master’s thesis. Graduates of LLM in China programs have gained valuable international experience and can go on to careers in China or abroad.

To learn more about an LLM in China, take a look through the programs below and you may find the next step toward your academic and professional career goals!

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Law and Business in China

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Campus Full time 5 - 6 days August 2017 China Shanghai

How do you gain a foothold in the world’s largest market and successfully navigate its ever changing landscape? The module at the internationally renowned Fudan University in Shanghai focuses on the peculiarities of the Chinese economic and legal system. [+]

Law Degrees in China 2017.

How do you gain a foothold in the world’s largest market and successfully navigate its ever changing landscape? The module at the internationally renowned Fudan University in Shanghai focuses on the peculiarities of the Chinese economic and legal system. From a western perspective, issues such as property, patents, copyright, trademarks, accounting, and tax and contract law, as well as Chinese company law, are of particular interest. The module will also examine Chinese legal culture by looking at traditional ways of resolving disputes.... [-]


Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months Open Enrollment China Shanghai

– Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law – Nine modules within 18 months in Europe, the United States and Asia – Continue working throughout the entire program – Truly international – In English – For lawyers and non-lawyers - 20 years of experience – Academic title of “Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG” [+]

- Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law - Nine modules within 18 months in Europe, the United States and Asia - Continue working throughout the entire program - Truly international - In English - For lawyers and non-lawyers - Academic title ‹Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG› The Executive M.B.L.-HSG - recently listed among the most innovative law programs by the Financial Times - is built upon the concept of a flying classroom and a global faculty. In nine attendance modules, leading experts from three continents will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge directly applicable in your professional working life. Module 1 - St.Gallen Introduction to European & International Business Law Module 2 - Zurich Finance Module 3 – Frankfurt a. M. Mergers & Acquisitions Module 4 - Luxembourg Litigation & Lobbying Module 5 - Brussels Competition Law Module 6 - New York International Taxation Module 7 - Shanghai Law & Business in China Module 8 - Tokyo Law & Business in Japan Module 9 - Austin Energy & IT Law Supplementary Module - Harvard Negotiation For their master theses, candidates analyze a current problem in European or international business law. Topics are proposed by the faculty, or students may choose their own. More information and online application at www.mbl.unisg.ch Program start date Next year's course starts on 12 June 2017. However, as flexibility is one of our advantages, it is possible to start the course with whichever module suits your needs. It is also possible to join in a course which is already in progress. Application deadline The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017. Tuition The fee for tuition is CHF 38.500.–. If your application is submitted by 28 February 2017, you will receive a tuition fee discount of CHF 1.500.–. [-]

Master of Laws

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 1 year

The Master of Laws is designed to meet the needs of lawyers working in the area of environmental law or international law (or who wish to do so), as well as... [+]

Master of Laws

The Master of Laws is designed to meet the needs of lawyers working in the area of environmental law or international law (or who wish to do so), as well as for those seeking to extend their understanding of issues in environmental regulation.

Key features

Builds your conceptual understanding and practical skills across a range of areas of environmental law, international environment law and international law Enables you to work with innovative researchers in the Centre for Legal Governance as well as the Centre for International and Environmental Law Gives you an interdisciplinary perspective, which is enhanced by students and staff from diverse backgrounds ... [-]

LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year

Paris is home to the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of International Arbitration, the leading law firms in the field of international arbitration and many of the most reputed arbitration specialists, making it a key venue for international arbitration worldwide. [+]

LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Why study arbitration in Paris? Paris is home to the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of International Arbitration, the leading law firms in the field of international arbitration and many of the most reputed arbitration specialists, making it a key venue for international arbitration worldwide. Why study arbitration at Sciences Po Law School? The faculty of Sciences Po Law School is internationally recognised for excellence in arbitration and international law, with leading experts such as Emmanuel Gaillard, Horatia Muir Watt, Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo, and Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet, Makane M. Mbengue (University of Geneva) and George A. Bermann (Columbia Law School). Each year, the Sciences Po Law School organises events that bring together the major stakeholders in arbitration. What will you study in this LLM programme? At the core of the programme is the study of international arbitration
. Accordingly, courses and workshops will focus on the law and practice of international commercial, investment and sports arbitration. The programme also covers other mechanisms of international dispute settlement. These include judicial and non-judicial forms of dispute resolution, such as litigation before the International Court of Justice, at the World Trade Organization (Panel and Appellate Body), and human rights litigation (e.g., European or American framework). In addition, the programme will offer insight into litigation in domestic courts, recourse to mediation and online dispute settlement. The “procedural” tools governing dispute settlement procedures will be covered in depth, while “substantial” lectures will address public international law, international contracts law, private international law, energy law, international investment law and the protection of human rights. The combination of these “procedural” and “substantial” insights will prepare students to work in the extraordinary variety of tribunals and courts that exist in the world today. A wide range of teaching and learning methods The programme will be delivered through intensive mandatory courses and elective courses taught in small groups to facilitate intellectual and professional exchanges; and practical workshops in arbitration law firms and at the ICC, conferences, and internships to offer students an immersion experience in the transnational arbitration network. Governance The LLM will be coordinated by Diego P. Fernández Arroyo (Sciences Po professor). "The Sciences Po Law School is launching its long-awaited LLM programme in Transnational Arbitration & Dispute Settlement. The LLM brings together several of the most outstanding scholars and practitioners in the field, who will deliver the programme entirely in English in the heart of Paris, between Sciences Po's main campus (Saint Germain district), law firms and the ICC Court of International Arbitration." Academic Advisory Board: Scientific Advisory Board Emmanuel Gaillard, Emeritus Professor at Sciences Po (Chairman) George A. Bermann, Professor at Columbia University Andrea Bjorklund, Professor at McGill University Gary B. Born, President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration Franco Ferrari, Professor at New York University Maurice Kamto, Professor at Yaoundé II University Pierre Mayer, Emeritus Professor at Paris I University Alexis Mourre, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Horatia Muir Watt, Professor at Sciences Po Alain Pellet, Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense Mónica Pinto, Dean and Professor at Buenos Aires University Emmanuel Tourme-Jouannet, Professor at Sciences Po Practitioners Consultative Committee Rodman Bundy & Wesley Pydiamah, Eversheds LLP Carine Dupeyron, Darrois, Villey, Maillot, Brochier Simon Greenberg, Clifford Chance LLP Laurent Gouiffès, Hogan Lovells LLP Maude Lebois, Shearman & Sterling LLP Carole Malinvaud, Gide Loyrette Nouel Fernando Mantilla Serrano, Latham & Watkins LLP Isabelle Michou, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP Charles Nairac, White & Case LLP Tim Portwood, Bredin Prat Eduardo Silva Romero, Dechert LLP Roland Ziadé & Christian Albanesi, Linklaters LLP Faculty The Faculty comprises the members of the two governance bodies joined by other renowned scholars and practitioners from all over the world. Students The LL.M is a one-year programme taught entirely in English. It is designed for candidates with a graduate degree in law and one to two years' professional experience who want to immerse themselves in a challenging university environment, gain further expertise and pursue new horizons in arbitration and international dispute settlement. The LLM is a full-time programme and runs from late August to the end of July. Classes are taught in central Paris at Sciences Po's main campus in the St Germain district. Eligibility and admissions Candidates must hold a law degree (Master 2, JD, LL.B., or the equivalent). professional experience (internships included) is required. Admissions are now open: find out more about the admissions procedure Tuition fees and financial aid Tuition fees for the entire programme are set at €24,000 Contact For more information, please contact Anne-Solenne de Roux [-]

Master in International Finance and Law (Dual Degree with the University of Pennsylvania Law School)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

The Dual Master's degree program in International Finance and Law is a two-year full time Master's Program. Spanning a wide range of disciplines, this program offers core courses in management, finance and law. [+]

Law Degrees in China 2017. Master in International Finance and Law (Dual Degree with the University of Pennsylvania Law School) Dual degree program - Penn Law Sciences Po and Penn Law: Two world class institutions Sciences Po at a Glance Sciences Po functions as a top-level research university in the social sciences, offering a wide and varied curriculum and drawing on academics and experts in such fields as political science, international relations, sociology, law, and economics. Scholars as well as professionals from the business world and public administration comprise Sciences Po's distinguished faculty. Located in the heart of Paris, Sciences Po is a symbol of excellence and attracts outstanding students from all over the world. With more than 470 partner universities worldwide and 47% of international students, Sciences Po has become a truly international institution. Innovation and creativity in research and education have always been a driving force at Sciences Po. Through its multidisciplinary programs, Sciences Po delivers a solid methodological training and provides students with the tools to deal with complexity. Besides, Sciences Po's education constantly encourages bold intellectual attitudes and mutual respect and consideration. Penn Law at a Glance Penn Law is a world leader in legal education, uniquely equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in today's legal marketplace, wherever their career aspirations and intellectual interests take them. Our Strengths: The Wharton Business and Law Certificate, a custom designed program taught by Wharton faculty and industry experts selected for their teaching skills, subject expertise and ability to offer applied concepts and examples to participants. World-class faculty who are celebrated scholars and devoted teachers. A culture of collegiality, where students feel welcome and supported, allowing students to safely take risks that deepen and broaden their study. The Law School: The Law School's campus is state-of-the-art, with four fully interconnected buildings surrounding a green courtyard. Students are steps away from the amenities of the University of Pennsylvania, with its activities for graduate and professional students, its state-of-the-art gym and health club, and its many libraries, museums, theaters, lectures, and events. Program overview A high standard multicultural program in Finance and Law The Dual Master's degree program in International Finance and Law is a two-year full time Master's Program. Spanning a wide range of disciplines, this program offers core courses in management, finance and law. The curriculum blends financial and legal expertise and professional skills courses. It is designed to offer advanced education in the area of financial law and to give students the opportunity to develop a top-level career in the private, public or non-profit sectors. All students will spend their first year at Sciences Po, and their second year at Penn Law. After two years of study, and provided credits have been completed in both institutions, students will receive Master's degrees from both Sciences Po (Master's in Finance and Strategy or Master's in Economics and Business) and Penn Law (LLM). The faculty involved in this program is comprised of internationally renowned academics and practitioners. By joining both the Penn Law and Sciences Po communities, dual degree students will be able to benefit from the exceptionally stimulating intellectual environment of both institutions during the duration of the program, and as alumni to extend their networks and opportunities to both sides of the Atlantic. Students participating in the program will have access at both Sciences Po and at the University of Pennsylvania to all facilities normally offered to students, such as libraries, computer network, career services, sports facilities, and student associations and cultural life. Year 1 at Sciences Po Students who are jointly admitted will spend their first year of study at Sciences Po either in the Master Finance et Stratégie (French taught) or in the Master Economics and Business (English taught): Master Finance et Stratégie, mention International Business (French taught program) Master Economics and Business (English taught program) A specific concentration can appear on the Master's degree at Sciences Po according to the courses completed at Penn Law. The Master in Finance and Strategy and the Master in Economics and Business gather a very diverse student body, in terms of academic as well as cultural backgrounds, with more than 40% international students. Year 2 at Penn Law Students spend their second year at Penn Law earning an LLM alongside 115 other foreign-trained attorneys, typically from over 30 countries. The LLM is a one-year, full-time course of study in advanced legal topics. Students select courses from an extensive curriculum of specialized courses and seminars at Penn Law. Penn Law grants a generalized LLM that allows each student to design his or her own curriculum and, in doing so, may choose to focus on a particular topic. LLM students take courses alongside our upper level JD students and are with us for ten months including the five-week summer program. Penn Law LLM students are also eligible to enroll in the Wharton Business and Law Certificate (WBLC), a custom designed program for Penn Law LLM students taught by Wharton faculty and industry experts selected for their teaching skills, subject expertise and ability to offer applied concepts and examples to participants. All LLM students may participate in this program which runs concurrently with the LLM program. In addition to our outstanding course offerings, our LLM students have the opportunity to gain real world US legal experience. As an integral part of the program, the LLM Public Service Program provides students with important opportunities to develop their professional skills while learning more about the communities that exist beyond the walls of Penn Law as well as supporting students seeking to satisfy the New York Bar pro bono requirement. LLM students are also eligible to participate in four clinical programs focusing on Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property and Technology, International Human Rights and Immigration, and Mediation. At Penn Law, LLMs also have the opportunity to get involved with JDs in student groups ranging from Law School Light Opera Company to Penn Soccer Club, and including participation in Journal of International Law, Journal of Asian Law, and Journal of Constitutional Law. Penn Law has staff dedicated to supporting LLMs, including a Career Counselor who provides LLM specific programming and materials as well as ample availability to meet individually with LLM students. How to Apply Applications will be done online via the Sciences Po Admissions website. Please visit our admission website to learn more about the admission online process. Candidates, no matter their academic background (studies abroad or in France), seeking admission to a dual degree do neither need to sit a written exam nor take an interview. Admission is granted only by virtue of the information given in the application form. To be eligible to take the New York Bar Exam, in general, candidates must have obtained a law degree requiring at least three years of study prior to admission to the program. See the page about the foreign legal education. Most Penn Law LLMs have obtained a law degree prior to matriculation in the Program. However, applicants without a prior law degree have been admitted to the Program where they can show sufficient knowledge and/or experience in a related field as well as demonstrate how the LLM Program will advance their career and/or scholarly work. Tuition and fees Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and Penn Law for Year 2). Financial aid Dual degree students are eligible to the same financial aid as other students in the institution where they are enrolled (at Sciences Po for Year 1 and at Penn Law for Year 2). However, financial aid at Sciences Po and Penn Law is limited and will not cover the total cost of the dual degree program. Students are therefore strongly encouraged to also look for external grants and fellowships. Year 1: Financial aid at Sciences Po Sciences Po offers a wide range of merit-based and need-based scholarships to French, EU and international students. Year 2: Financial aid at Penn Law Penn Law has a limited amount of funding available for dual degree students. Students should consider every option available in order to fully budget for their studies at Penn Law, including taking out private loans as well as government-sponsored ones. Important information about student loans In order to apply for student loans, students have a variety of options: French citizens are eligible for French-based loans; US citizens may take out American federal loans from either Penn Law or Sciences Po but not both. Under no circumstances may the student take out loans on behalf of both institutions. This is a dual degree with the University of Pennsylvania Law School. [-]

Master in Economic Law

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

The Master in Economic Law is a two-year program. The application procedure is exactly the same as for other Master programs at Sciences Po, with the identical tuition fees, deadline and scholarships. [+]

Master in Economic Law The Master in Economic Law is a two-year program. The application procedure is exactly the same as for other Master programs at Sciences Po, with the identical tuition fees, deadline and scholarships. Teaching method Courses in the master in Economic Law are designed in a gradual fashion, so that students, even without any specific legal knowledge prior to admission, can become familiar with the required techniques. Thus, first semester classes will essentially cover core concepts, while later semesters will gradually evolve towards specialized and practical bodies of law. To implement this incremental approach, first year courses are taught by academics, while second year courses are mostly taught by professionals. The Sciences Po Law School curriculum provides students with a firm handle of fundamental concepts of law, a deep comprehension of their theoretical underpinnings, and a clear understanding of their practical implications. Therefore, courses mainly rely on a teaching method that gives priority to debates between professors and students. This itself requires that classes be prepared by each student in advance, based on distributed handouts. This way, students acquire a global understanding of Law, along with experience in exposing and discussing various points of view. Emphasis is also laid on readings, analysis of decisions, research on concrete cases (past or current), contracts elaboration, etc. Organization of courses The master in Economic Law is a very intensive formation. Curriculum is structured in the following way: During the first year fundamentals of law and economic law are taught to acquire or reinforce an indispensable legal culture; The second year is optional, students may take a gap year and become interns in law firms, companies or public services, considering that practical experience is absolutely necessary in law studies; In the final year, students have to choose their specialization among the six that have been created. Each of them is specific, oriented towards different technical profiles, for distinct professional aspirations and different ways of practicing law. [-]

Master in International Affairs and Law (Dual Degree with Georgetown Law School)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

The Dual Master of International Affairs and Law (M.I.A./LL.M.) established by Georgetown Law and Sciences Po is open to students who have completed a law degree that satisfies the academic requirements for practicing as a lawyer in the country where they studied. [+]

Law Degrees in China 2017. Master in International Affairs and Law (Dual Degree with Georgetown Law School) Dual Degree - Georgetown Law School Georgetown University Law Center is one of the world’s premier law schools. It has the largest faculty of any law school in the United States, and is preeminent in several areas, including constitutional, international, tax and clinical law. Drawing on its Jesuit heritage, it has a strong tradition of public service and is dedicated to the principle that law is but a means, justice is the end. With this principle in mind, Georgetown Law has built an environment that cultivates an exchange of practical ideas and the pursuit of academic excellence. It brings together an extraordinarily varied group of teachers, scholars and practitioners, as well as an outstanding student body. Georgetown Law’s LL.M. program draws approximately 400 students per year from the United States and more than 60 countries around the world. Through the various available degree options and certificate programs, Georgetown Law offers an unparalleled opportunity for lawyers to broaden and deepen their understanding of law. The depth of its faculty allows Georgetown Law to offer more than 300 courses and seminars, covering everything from foundational issues in jurisprudence to cutting-edge issues of the most sophisticated legal practice. Our talented LL.M. students bring exemplary academic credentials and practice experience from throughout the United States and around the world. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., Georgetown Law’s campus is within walking distance of the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, and other government agencies and courts. Washington is a beautiful, international city that is the seat of U.S. government and is also home to major international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Organization of American States. The many governmental, international and non-profit organizations. An elite program in international affairs and law Georgetown Law and Sciences Po recognize the importance of preparing lawyers and policy makers to function in an increasingly globalized society. With this understanding, Georgetown Law and Sciences Po worked together to create a program of study that allows young lawyers to expand their backgrounds in the social sciences, and to deepen their knowledge in their chosen area of law, in preparation for careers in international affairs and law. Sciences Po’s wide and varied curriculum, its multidisciplinary approach, and the availability of several specializations complement Georgetown Law’s array of courses dealing with transnational and international law (both public and private), and its institutional focus on preparing lawyers for transnational practice. Both institutions are located in cities that are major centers for international policy, law and business, where students can have the opportunity to observe the principles that they are learning being put into action. Program Overview The Dual Master of International Affairs and Law (M.I.A./LL.M.) established by Georgetown Law and Sciences Po is open to students who have completed a law degree that satisfies the academic requirements for practicing as a lawyer in the country where they studied. This dual degree is ideal for individuals who wish to combine their law studies with careers in international affairs, and is open to students of any nationality. Academic Program Students will begin the two-year degree program at Sciences Po in Paris, where they will complete two semesters of coursework in international affairs. Students have the option to choose among the following degree specializations for their M.I.A.: International Economic Development; Environment, Sustainable Development, and Risk Management; International Public Management; International Economic Policy; and International Security. For each specialization, the Sciences Po curriculum includes a mix of required and elective courses. During the second year, students complete the Master of Laws (LL.M.) curriculum at Georgetown Law in Washington, DC. Georgetown’s extensive course list and flexible degree requirements allow students maximum freedom to design a program of study that best meets their interests and career objectives. At the completion of the two-year program, students will earn both an LL.M. degree from Georgetown, and the Master in International Affairs from Sciences Po. Foundations of American Law and Legal Education Students also have the option of enrolling in a 4-week summer program at Georgetown, “Foundations of American Law and Legal Education", in between the first and second years of the dual degree. Year 1 - at Sciences Po During the first year of the Dual Degree, students join one of the four tracks of Sciences Po’s Master of International Affairs: International Public Management International Economic Policy International Security Environmental Policy International Development International Energy Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Each student will meet with his/her advisor at Sciences Po before classes start in order to discuss his/her first-year curriculum. Some changes can be made within each of these tracks to allow students to be best prepared for the concentration they have chosen at Georgetown. Core Courses and electives Students must complete required courses and electives related to their chosen track. Assessment Students will have to complete at least 60 ECTS credits during their year at Sciences Po. Students who have not completed the required number of credits over the first year will be asked to take extra courses in order to fulfil credit requirements before they start year 2 of the program at Georgetown Law. Degree Students will receive the Master’s degree of Sciences Po in International Affairs after completing their two years of studies and all requirements at the two institutions. A specific specialization will appear on their Master’s degree according to the courses completed at Georgetown. Academic calendar The academic calendar at Sciences Po runs from early September to mid-January (fall semester) and from end of January to mid-May (spring semester), corresponding to two 12-week semesters. Dual degree students may attend the “Orientation Program” at Sciences Po before the beginning of courses. Year 2 - at Georgetown Law For the LL.M. portion of their studies, students will select from among the following LL.M. degree specializations (this program selection will be made after admission to the dual degree program, during Year 1 of study): Master of Laws (general) Master of Laws in International Legal Studies Master of Laws in International Business & Economic Law Master of Laws in Securities & Financial Regulation Master of Laws in Taxation Master of Laws in Global Health Law* Students also have the option of combining one of the following Certificates with their LL.M. degree: Certificate in International Human Rights Law Certificate in National Security Law Certificate in World Trade Organization Law Curriculum Requirements and Course Selection During their LL.M. year, students who have earned their first law degree outside the United States complete 20 academic credits, including a 1-credit course in U.S. Legal Discourse (although students who participate in Foundations of American Law during the summer are exempted from this requirement). Foreign languages Students are not required to enrol in language classes at Georgetown Law. (They are required to demonstrate proficiency in English prior to admission to the program.) Externship Students are not required to complete an externship in order to earn the LL.M. degree, but have the opportunity during the second semester to earn course credit by completing an externship at a government agency, non-governmental organization or non-profit organization. Students work under the direct supervision of a lawyer for at least 10 hours per week, and earn two academic credits on a pass/fail basis. Recent externship placements have included: Center for International Environmental Law, Federal Trade Commission, Inter-American Development Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Assessment To receive the LL.M. degree, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for their Georgetown coursework. All credit requirements must be completed within the prescribed period of study, i.e., one academic year for full time students. Written examinations are held at the end of the class work in all courses, unless otherwise indicated on the course schedule, and final papers in seminars and other courses are normally due on the date announced in the academic calendar. Degree Students will receive the Master’s degree of Sciences Po in International Affairs and the LL.M. from Georgetown Law after completing their two years of studies and all their requirements at the two institutions. Academic calendar The academic year at Georgetown Law typically runs from September to December and from January to May. Students are required to attend Orientation events during the last week of August before the start of first semester classes. *Admission to the LL.M. in Global Health Law is selective. Students who wish to specialize in Global Health Law must submit an additional essay during Year 1 to a committee at Georgetown. Those who are not selected for Global Health may choose any of the other LL.M. specializations, and will still have an opportunity to enroll in classes related to health law. This is a dual degree with Georgetown Law School. [-]

LLM Intellectual Property Law

University of Kent, Kent Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years

This specialisation in Intellectual Property Law equips postgraduate students with the necessary in-depth knowledge to practise intellectual property law or work in creative industries. It also provides an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a research degree in the field. [+]

This specialisation in Intellectual Property Law equips postgraduate students with the necessary in-depth knowledge to practise intellectual property law or work in creative industries. It also provides an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a research degree in the field. The specialisation provides students with a detailed insight into the dynamic and growing area of intellectual property law by taking a distinctively contextual approach: delineating its histories, materialisations and practices, as well as analysing their conceptual foundations and dilemmas. The students will be introduced to critical, practical and socio-historical approaches to the framing and studying of intellectual property related problems. Such a contextual and critically informed approach to the study of intellectual property is unique in the UK and international postgraduate degree programmes. The modules are taught by distinguished academic specialists who cover a large and diverse range of subjects within the field. [-]

LLM Law and the Humanities

University of Kent, Kent Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years

Law and the Humanities is a distinct field of interdisciplinary study of growing significance. As the only programme of its kind in the UK, this LLM specialisation, taught at the University’s Canterbury and Paris centres, offers a unique perspective on the study and practice of law. [+]

Law Degrees in China 2017. Law and the Humanities is a distinct field of interdisciplinary study of growing significance. As the only programme of its kind in the UK, this LLM specialisation, taught at the University’s Canterbury and Paris centres, offers a unique perspective on the study and practice of law. It draws upon the theoretical and methodological richness of the humanities, including history, political and social theory, literature, theatre and visual culture studies, to equip students with the conceptual tools and skills for a more thorough understanding of the traditions and workings of the law. It develops and strengthens students’ analytical, critical, and imaginative capabilities, and cultivates specific skills such as textual analysis, critical reading, and effective argument. Modules The following modules are indicative of this specialisation stream. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation and student demand. Most specialisation streams will require you to study a combination of subject specialisation modules and modules from other specialisation streams so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you. Several modules from the MA on Resistance offered by the School of Politics and International Relations are also available. - LW 927 - Law and the Humanities I: Ethos and Scholarship - LW 928 - Law and the Humanities 2: Current Issues - LW 925 - Cultural Heritage Law - LW 843 - International Human Rights Law - LW 813 - Contemporary Topics in Intellectual Property [-]

Master Of Science In One Cycle In-law With The State University Of Scutari Luigj Gurakuqi / Albania

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus Full time 5 years

The Department of Law of the SUN, From the year. 2016/2017, has activated a new integrated study course with the State University of Shkodra Luigj Gurakuqi (Albania). The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master's study in Law. [+]

The Department of Law of the SUN, From the year. 2016/2017, has activated a new integrated study course with the State University of Shkodra Luigj Gurakuqi (Albania). The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master's study in Law. More precisely, the course lasts five years; It provides a training program designed together at their university alien and a mobility period abroad (1 ½ years); It involves the release, at the end of the study period, two graduate degrees in Law (double degree), one of which will be valid in Italy and the other partners of the university in the country. Therefore, for students that new course provides a unique opportunity to enrich their curriculum and introduce the world of work with an educational profile of the peculiar and captivating. The State University of Shkodra Luigj Gurakuqi is one of the most respected Albanian universities; almost all of the teachers and the city's inhabitants speak Italian; many speak English. The Faculty of Law is located in a modern and functional structure situated in the center of the city of Shkodra which, in turn, is located a few kilometers from the sea and in an area of ​​scenic beauty and historical. The city is located to the north of the capital Tirana, which is about an hour. Scutari is home to one of the main Albanian courts, so that counts on numerous studies of lawyers and notaries who work with the entrepreneurial fabric that extended throughout Albania deals with international trade. EDUCATIONAL GOALS The new international CDL activated in partnership with the University of Shkodra Luigj Gurakuqi State enables members to achieve, at the end of the course, a double degree that is a double degree Master's study in Law. This is another way of two graduate degrees (a double degree), one of which will be valid in Italy as a Master's Degree in Law, and the other in Albania as a Master of Science in Law. Both titles, of course, will be spent in the international arena in the euro area or extraUE. Therefore, the new international CDL aims to train a class of professionals who have access to the legal professions in the partner countries and the euro area; and that they can present themselves on the labor market in the context of international trade - in particular between Italy and the Balkan countries - such legal professionals with special expertise and Experienced Candidates. In fact, in the CDL exam it is planned during the course of a study period abroad (half a year) and a period of vocational training in the country of origin. Among the educational objectives of the International CDL SUN / Scutari State finally there is also the learning of foreign languages ​​as enrolled students, in addition to the languages ​​of the two partner countries, they will be able to perfect the knowledge as both Departments (Italian and Albanian) offer courses in English. RECIPIENTS AND GRANTS They can enroll in the International Law CDL activated in partnership with the State University of Shkodra all interested students: those already enrolled in the SUN Department of Law all degree courses; those from another University; those who enroll for the first time at the University. For students already enrolled in other degree courses who decide to move to the new international CDL in partnership with the University of Shkodra, they will be activated custom procedures for recognition and validation of already taken exams; this in order to avoid that the work already done is lost. Those who decide to enroll in CDL International Law in Partnership with the University of Shkodra can request to avail of scholarships annually allocated by SUN. Some of these scholarships are reserved for foreign students. HEADQUARTERS AND METHOD 'OF CONDUCT Courses in Italy will take place at the offices of the Department of Law of the SUN, in Santa Maria Capua Vetere (CE). Similarly Courses in Albania will be held at the headquarters of the Department of Law of the State University of Shkodra Luigj Gurakuqi, located in the center of Shkodra. The teaching is organized, both in partner universities to lecture cycles with any evidence elapsed written and / or oral. The exams are oral and may be preceded by a written examination. [-]

Master Of Science In One Cycle In-law With The University Of Murcia / Spain

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus Full time 5 years

Starting from the AA 2016/2017, the Department of Law of the SUN offers its students a new opportunity to go international, in addition to traditional exchange programs. Students will take a new course of study jointly developed at the University of Murcia (Spain) that will allow them to spend three semesters at a foreign university and to achieve, at the end of the path, a double degree, ie a double degree . [+]

Law Degrees in China 2017. Starting from the AA 2016/2017, the Department of Law of the SUN offers its students a new opportunity to go international, in addition to traditional exchange programs. Students will take a new course of study jointly developed at the University of Murcia (Spain) that will allow them to spend three semesters at a foreign university and to achieve, at the end of the path, a double degree, ie a double degree . More precisely, the licenses issued to the term of the course are the "Grado en Derecho" at the University of Murcia and the "Master of Law" at the Second University of Naples. The goal is to enable the students to live SUN challenging experience in a prestigious foreign university and to expand so their academic horizons, cultural and future job opportunities. The release of the double degree allows access to the "Master en abogacia" in Spain for the forensic obtain the qualification. The University of Murcia is located in the eponymous town in southern Spain, was founded in 1915 and is a young and dynamic university. The Department of Social and Legal Sciences is located in the city center, in a modern and functional structure, and is home to a bioethical studies center of international importance (CEBES). The city is located a few kilometers from the sea, the center of an area that offers many historical and scenic beauty, south of the capital Madrid, which is about 3.5 hours away. EDUCATIONAL GOALS The new international CDL activated in partnership with the University of Murcia enables members to achieve, at the end of the course, a double degree that is a double degree in Law. It is, in other words, two graduate degrees (a double degree), one of which will be valid in Italy as a Master's Degree in Law, and the other in Spain as Grado en Derecho. Both titles will be spent on an international scale in the EU area or extraUE. The new international CDL aims to form a professional class that has access to the legal professions in the partner countries and in the EU and that it can enter the job market with great competence and experience gained in the field. To this end, the course provides for the conduct of a study abroad period (half a year) and a period of vocational training in the country of origin. The release of the double degree allows access to the "Master en abogacia" in Spain for the forensic obtain the qualification. Among the educational objectives of the International CDL SUN / University of Murcia there is also finally learning foreign languages ​​since enrolled students, in addition to the languages ​​of the two partner countries, will be able to improve their knowledge of other foreign languages. RECIPIENTS AND GRANTS Can enroll in CDL International Law enabled in partnership with the University of Murcia all interested students: those already enrolled in the SUN Department of Law (all active degree courses); those from another University; those who enroll for the first time at the University. For students who are already enrolled in other degree courses of the SUN and decide to embark on the new international CDL in partnership with the University of Murcia, will be activated custom procedures for recognition and validation of already taken exams. Those who decide to enroll in CDL International Law in Partnership with the University of Murcia will seek to avail of scholarships annually allocated by SUN. Some of these scholarships are reserved for foreign students. RECIPIENTS AND GRANTS Can enroll in CDL International Law enabled in partnership with the University of Murcia all interested students: those already enrolled in the SUN Department of Law (all active degree courses); those from another University; those who enroll for the first time at the University. For students who are already enrolled in other degree courses of the SUN and decide to embark on the new international CDL in partnership with the University of Murcia, will be activated custom procedures for recognition and validation of already taken exams. Those who decide to enroll in CDL International Law in Partnership with the University of Murcia will seek to avail of scholarships annually allocated by SUN. Some of these scholarships are reserved for foreign students. HEADQUARTERS AND METHOD 'OF CONDUCT Courses in Italy will take place at the offices of the Department of Law of the SUN, in Santa Maria Capua Vetere (CE). Likewise the course in Spain will take place at the headquarters of the Department of Social and Legal Sciences, located in the center of Murcia city. The teaching is organized, both in partner universities to lecture cycles with any evidence elapsed written and / or oral. The exams are oral and may be preceded by a written examination. [-]

LLM in Law

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years

Bolton Business School’s LLM Law degree enables both law graduates and non-law graduates to pursue advanced legal study and gain sought after postgraduate legal skills in a challenging yet supportive environment. You will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of modules and focus your studies on areas of personal and professional interest. We offer knowledge and expertise in areas including medical law, EU and international law, employment... [+]

Law – LLM Bolton Business School’s LLM Law degree enables both law graduates and non-law graduates to pursue advanced legal study and gain sought after postgraduate legal skills in a challenging yet supportive environment. You will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of modules and focus your studies on areas of personal and professional interest. We offer knowledge and expertise in areas including medical law, EU and international law, employment law, corporate and financial law, and brand and marketing law. You will be able to customise your learning experience and learn to critically analyse and understand the complexities arising in the specialist fields you have chosen. Our commitment to curriculum innovation and continuing quality enhancement means that our LLM responds to the national and international need for specialists that possess in-depth understanding of the role and purpose of law in today’s increasingly global society. You will learn to take a critical legal approach and look at issues from both comparative and contextual perspectives. You will also gain an impressive array of transferable skills that are in high demand in the international employment market. About the course We strive to create a positive learning environment for students, where you can gain academic and intellectual progression whatever your prior area of study. Bolton Business School’s LLM is a professionally-focused programme that provides advanced legal knowledge and assists you to develop the associated research and reasoning skills that are highly valued by employers. Our dedicated team will deliver intellectually stimulating course content that is underpinned in many areas by internationally recognised research. We will equip you with a range of advanced legal research methods that will prepare you to complete a highly specialised piece of original research of your own. You will develop a keen appreciation for the value and significance of existing and emerging research in your chosen fields of law and the academic and project management skills that will allow you to utilise this knowledge to best effect in your future career. Special features Teaching is conducted by a highly dedicated team, with specialist knowledge in a wide range of subject areas, and close links to the legal profession. You can draw from a wide variety of modules in order to customise your learning experience. Course materials are available online, allowing you to prepare work at home and ensuring that in-class learning is highly interactive. You will be taught in small classes and receive excellent academic and pastoral support. What you will learn A variety of teaching and learning methods will be employed including lectures, workshops, tutorials (group and individual) and guest speakers. We will use case studies to illustrate, explore and contextualise contemporary issues in each field that are challenging the international community. Critical knowledge of legal systems and a creative and systematic approach to understanding problematic legal issues are addressed in all modules. This course will develop and enhance your ability to construct a persuasive legal argument based on evidence and communicate your ideas and subject knowledge clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences. You will learn to deal with complex legal matters in a systematic yet creative way. The core modules of Research Methods and Dissertation will help you to develop scholarly integrity and the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial piece of independent research. You will learn to work independently and exercise initiative; taking personal responsibility for the work you produce. Completing your Dissertation will help you to synthesise the academic knowledge you have gained during the course and produce an evaluative and critical discussion of salient issues relevant to the subjects you have chosen. It will help you to develop originality in your application of knowledge and give you a clear practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline. The learning and teaching strategy for each individual module is detailed in the module guides that you will receive at the beginning of each semester. What you will study The LLM programme offers a suite of contemporary modules which allow you to develop a detailed knowledge of specific areas of law. There are two core modules that all students will complete. These are: Research Methods (LAW7021 – 20 credits); Dissertation (LAW7006 – 40 credits). You will then choose four from the following list of option modules: International Business Law* (LAW7013 – 30 credits); Aspects of Medical Jurisprudence (LAW7001 – 30 credits)); Corporate Insolvency (LAW7005 – 30 credits); Financial and Economic Crime (LAW7011 – 30 credits); Law of International Trade (LAW7017 – 30 credits); Medical Ethics, Reproduction and the Law (LAW7018 – 30 credits); Medical Negligence (LAW7019 – 30 credits); Public International Law (LAW7020 – 30 credits); Banking Law (LAW7002 – 30 credits); Collective Labour Law (LAW7003 – 30 credits); Corporate Governance (LAW7004 – 30 credits); Employment Tribunal Practice (LAW7007 – 30 credits); Equality Law (LAW7008 – 30 credits); EU Labour Law (LAW7009 – 30 credits); EU Public Law (LAW7010 – 30 credits); Globalisation, Brands and Marketing Strategy (LAW7012 – 30 credits); Individual Employment Law (LAW7014 – 30 credits); Trade Mark Law and Policy (LAW7023 – 30 credits). *If your first degree is not in law or your first language is not English, we strongly encourage you to take International Business Law as your first option as this module will provide you with an overview/foundation of understanding of the principles of legal systems. Modules will be available subject to student demand and staffing. Prior to enrolment you will be sent a module choice form so that you can list your preferences. Entry requirements You should have at least a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in any subject (or a comparable qualification from a UK or overseas institution). Applications from candidates offering other qualifications or appropriate experience are also welcomed and will be considered on a case by case basis. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme. If your first degree is not in law or your first language is not English, we strongly encourage you to take International Business Law as your first option. This module will provide you with an overview/foundation of understanding of the principles of legal systems. We are more than happy to have an informal chat with you about this course, either over the phone or in person. If you wish to meet in person please contact the programme director to arrange a mutually convenient time. (While we reserve the right to interview it is not our usual practice for this course.) If you are interested in becoming a solicitor or barrister you need to study our undergraduate LLB (Hons) Law degree. Alternatively, graduates can consider one of the conversion courses for law that are offered by many other educational establishments. [-]

LLM (Master of Laws)

Peking University School of Transnational Law
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 China Shenzhen

STL’s LL.M. program combines courses in transnational law from many legal traditions to prepare students for global practice involving conflicting legal traditions, complex transnational business transactions, and dispute resolution. Staffed with top multi-national scholars, STL focuses on immersive, interactive classroom instruction and training in critical thinking. [+]

Law Degrees in China 2017. STL’s LL.M. Program LL.M. students will gain deep knowledge and understanding of Chinese and Western law and legal traditions as well as the practical skills necessary for cross-cultural success. LL.M. graduates from PKU STL will go on to distinguished careers in private sector, public sector, public interest legal work, and legal academia around the world. Peking University Peking University (“PKU”) is one of the most distinguished research universities in the world. The Times of Higher Education 2017 has named PKU the number 1 university in China, the number 2 university in all of Asia, and the 29th most academically renowned university in the world. Students, Faculty and Careers Leading students from around the world compete for admission to STL. The law school’s multinational faculty includes world-renowned scholars and practitioners from China, the U.S., the E.U., and elsewhere. STL graduates are highly sought after for positions with leading multinational law firms and corporations, leading Chinese law firms and corporations, major SOEs, and leading international NGOs. Cutting-Edge Curriculum STL’s curricula emphasize lawyering skills and knowledge for the 21st century: (i) transnational law and practice, (ii) cross-cultural competence, and (iii) the professional responsibilities of lawyers in these contexts. No law school anywhere better equips graduates for private sector, public sector, or public interest legal work related to China, the United States, the United Kingdom, or British Commonwealth nations. Global Leaders STL graduates will be uniquely equipped for leadership in today’s inter-connected world, with deep knowledge and understanding of Chinese and Western law and legal traditions and with the practical skills necessary for cross-cultural and transborder success. Shenzhen–A Dynamic City STL is located in the Southern city of Shenzhen. A fast-growing metropolis of 12 million people, Shenzhen has been on a steady rise since it was established as China’s first Special Economic Zone in 1979. Now, Shenzhen is not only a major hub of China’s most populous province, Guangdong, but also a market leader within all of China and a unique area where the world’s great legal systems merge and influence transborder conduct. The city is a lodestar for biotechnology, logistics, and new energy industries, and top companies such as Huawei and Tencent are based here. On the world stage, Shenzhen has made its mark as well; in 2008, it was named UNESCO City of Design, and in 2011, it hosted the 26th Summer Universiade. Geographically and economically, Shenzhen is also closely integrated with Hong Kong, with which it shares a border. Extensive public transportation options link the two cities–from downtown, one may visit Hong Kong via bus, metro, and ferry. With a combined GDP of more than $650 billion, the Shenzhen-Hong Kong region is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Program Structure Like the LL.M. programs offered by the best U.S. law schools, PKU STL’s LL.M. program for foreign students will consist of one year to two years of full-time study. The curriculum will be designed to emphasize skills and knowledge for the 21st Century: (i) transnational law and practice; (ii) cross-cultural competence; and (3) the professional responsibilities of lawyers in these contexts. Specialized offerings in Chinese legal history and law will enable students to acquire a deep understanding of the cultural traditions and modern developments of China today. LL.M. graduates will emerge from the program as lawyers uniquely equipped for leadership in today’s inter-connected world, with deep knowledge and understanding of Chinese and Western law and legal traditions and with the practical skills necessary for cross-cultural success. The curriculum is the most diverse and extensive English- language coursework in China with more than 60 English-language courses covering a wide range of subjects, from international and comparative law to American law to Chinese law; courses cover complex transnational business transactions and dispute resolution, and as well as China law, legal system and legal history. LL.M. graduates from PKU STL will go on to distinguished careers in private sector, public sector, public interest legal work, and legal academia around the world. To earn the LL.M. degree, candidates must: have been in residence for at least three full academic quarters; earn a minimum of 36 credits (approximately 12 courses); complete a thesis or substantial research paper under faculty supervision on a topic of their choice, pass the thesis defense and; have completed their studies with a minimum grade point average of 80 or better. How to Apply Applicants ordinarily should have a first degree in law (e.g., J.D., J.M., or LL.B.) or otherwise be licensed to practice law in their home jurisdiction. We also accept applications from students currently enrolled in a first degree program in law who wish to earn credits toward STL’s LL.M. degree simultaneously. For example, U.S. law students are eligible to transfer a certain number of credits earned abroad toward their J.D. degrees; credits earned in STL’s LL.M. program accordingly might be eligible to apply simultaneously toward both the U.S. J.D. and STL’s LL.M. Applicants whose first language is not English or who did not have a postsecondary education entirely conducted in the English language must provide evidence of English proficiency. The Program requires a minimum score of 92 in TOEFL IBT, or 6.5 in IELTS with 7.0 in IELTS writing. Application Procedures 1. Please apply by submitting your complete application via email by March 31, 2017. 2. After electronically submitting your application, please print out the completed form and send it by mail to our campus along with the supporting documents listed below. Application Checklist Applicants must submit the materials listed below. Applications will only be reviewed after all materials are received. All documents should be written in English. If the documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by a notarized English translation. 1. Peking University School of Transnational Law Application Form. 2. Personal statement: Submit a personal statement explaining the reasons you are pursuing an LL.M. degree and how the degree will help you advance your plans and goals. (700 to 1000 words) 3. Academic Records: Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions, and official degree certificates (original or notarized documents with English translations if documents are not in English). 4. Resume or Curriculum Vitae 5. Letters of Recommendation: At least two signed letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or others familiar with your academic and professional qualifications. (original) 6. Proof of English Competency: One photocopy of results of TOEFL or IELTS examination (unless you are a native English speaker or you have a degree from a postsecondary institution entirely conducted in the English language). 7. Copy of passport, or identification card. Please note: all the Application Materials must be received before the March 31, 2017 deadline. Application Fee Amount: 800 RMB. Applicants should send the application package to: Admissions for Master of Laws, Room B103, Peking University School of Transnational Law, University Town, Nanshan District Shenzhen 518055, China Deadline for Application The deadline for application is March 31, 2017. All application materials should reach the program office before the deadline. Admission Decisions The Admissions Committee will make decisions according to the applicants’ materials after approved by Peking University. Official admission letter will be sent out by June, 2015. Accommodations and Services Most international students choose to live on our beautiful campus and to enjoy the community, dining, and sports opportunities as well as the close proximity to the law school building. Single and double rooms are available on campus. Students may also choose to live off campus. Tuition and Costs The tuition fee for the STL LL.M. program is 176,000 CNY staying for one or two years. Accomoadtion cost is 12,000 CNY for a single room with private bath for one year. TL is committed to making the program accessible for qualified candidates and there are a limited number of international fellowships available. Applicants are also encouraged to consider scholarships for which they are qualified. Scholarships STL is committed to making the program accessible for qualified candidates and there are a limited number of international fellowships and partial tuition scholarships and other financial awards available to successful applicants. Applicants are also encouraged to consider scholarships for which they are qualified. Scholarships from the Chinese Government Scholarships from the Chinese government are also available to international students. [-]

LLM in International Law

University of Kent, Brussels Schools of International Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years

The process of economic globalisation is placing demands on scholars, lawyers and regulators that traditional legal education is increasingly unable to meet. [+]

LLM in International Law The CIA launches drones to “legally” kill Al-Qaida leaders. An arbitrator rules that anti-smoking policies infringe a bilateral investment treaty. A father is suddenly detained at the airport as his name appears on a no-fly list. After recent decades of rule of law promotion, the need to “legally” harm, detain, profit or pollute has transformed how policy moves are now performed and contested on the world stage. This has elevated the significance of international legal rules for a range of governmental, corporate and societal actors, which all compete to devise legal norms, characterizations and strategies to address global political and economic problems. Thus, international law has become a central domain of struggle across a variety of pressing policy challenges, ranging from robotized military strategies, territorial claims spurred by climate change, the global projection of EU rules, to transnational blacklists. Our LLM in International Law provides a programme of study that responds to increasing complexity in the international legal order; where international law evolves through transformations such as global counter-terrorism, global value chains, and foreign investment arbitration. Our academic staff is at the forefront of teaching, research and practice in the International Law, and our LLM modules encompass subfields that range from European Union Law, Public International Law, the Law of the Sea, and the Law of Armed Conflict, to Trade and Investment Law. In line with the new design of programmess of study at BSIS, the LLM in International Law allows students to choose secondary areas of specialisation from the range of programs offered at the School. Thus, a focused programme of study can be constructed of studying international law in the context of International Relations, Conflict and Security, and others, leading to the award of a LLM degree in, for example, International Law with EU External Relations. The cluster of modules in the International Law specialism can also be chosen from as a secondary area of specialisation for those focusing on other fields, leading to the award of, for example, an MA degree in International Relations with International Law. Finally, the Kent Law School is a top-15 UK law school renown for its critical style of teaching, where you learn more than just the black-letter law: we want you to understand how different legal regimes came about and how they may be interpreted, challenged or possibly changed. This is complemented by the real world advantage of doing your LLM in the capital of the European Union; mere hours from the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Key facts Duration: Standard programme: One year full-time or two years part-time Extended programme: 18 months full-time or three years part-time Start: September or January. Aims The aims of the LLM in International Law are to: Provide a postgraduate qualification of value for those intending to pursue a career in the field of international trade, business or regulatory affairs; provide students with detailed knowledge and a high level of understanding of a range of specialised subject areas, and develop more general communication-based skills of value in the search for appropriate postgraduate employment; Provide students with sound knowledge and systematic understanding of the legal structures, institutions and principles underpinning efforts to regulate the international flow of goods, services, and capital; Ensure that students acquire the methodological skills and conceptual tools necessary to understand and evaluate the interplay of law and social, political and economic factors in the structure of the global economy; Encourage critical awareness of the operation of international economic law in different contexts, especially as regards issues of distributive justice; Encourage the production of original and evaluative commentary that meets high standards of scholarship; Ensure the development of critical, analytical and problem-solving skills that can be applied to a range of legal and non-legal contexts; Ensure the development of skills of academic legal research, particularly by the written presentation of arguments in a manner that meets relevant academic conventions. Structure The LLM in International Law is offered in both the Standard (90 ECTS) and the Extended (120 ECTS) Programme format. The Extended Programme allows students to broaden their knowledge and experience within the programme by taking more options whilst at the same time affording them a greater opportunity for internships. Students can also benefit by taking parts of the programme in Canterbury as well as in Brussels. To be awarded a standard LLM in International Law, students must take 6 taught modules, the methodology module 'Fundamentals, Dissertation and Research' and then submit a dissertation on a topic in International Law. For the extended programme students must take an additional 3 taught modules. Modules The programme is divided into three parts. The first part consists of compulsory modules that introduce students to key theoretical, methodological and philosophical foundations of the discipline. The second part covers optional modules (electives), while the third part of the programme consists of the dissertation. In keeping with the aims and objectives outlined above, the programme is designed so that students develop a knowledge of the theoretical and philosophical debates in the discipline, have access to their application in specialised modules, and develop a capacity to utilise these in their research project, the dissertation. [-]

LLM in Human Rights Law

University of Kent, Brussels Schools of International Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years

This LLM programme provides the knowledge, conceptual tools and analytical skills appropriate for the development of a variety of careers in diplomacy and policy-making in international affairs. [+]

Law Degrees in China 2017. LLM in Human Rights Law Taught in the critical tradition of Kent Law School, the LLM examines the theory and practice of Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law, Transitional Justice, Migration Law and other fields in the context of different policy areas and various academic disciplines. It is particularly suited to those who currently work in, or hope to work in international organisations, non-governmental organisations, international law firms and foreign affairs departments. In line with the new design of programmes of study at BSIS, the LLM in Human Rights Law allows students to choose secondary areas of specialisation from the range of programs offered at the School. Thus, a focused programme of study can be constructed of studying human rights law in the context of Conflict and Security, International Migration and others, leading to the award of a LLM degree in, for example, Human Rights Law with International Development. The cluster of modules in the Human Rights specialism can also be chosen from as a secondary area of specialization for those focusing on other fields, leading to the award of, for example, an MA degree in International Conflict and Security and Human Rights. Finally, the Kent Law School is a top-15 UK law school renown for its critical style of teaching, where you learn more than just the black-letter law: we want you to understand how different legal regimes came about and how they may be interpreted, challenged or possibly changed. This is complemented by the real world advantage of doing your LLM in the capital of the European Union; mere hours from the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Key facts Duration: Standard programme: One year full-time or two years part-time Extended programme: 18 months full-time or three years part-time Start: September or January. Aims The aims of the LLM in Human Rights Law are to: Provide a postgraduate qualification of value to those intending to play a leading role in any field of human rights law; provide detailed knowledge and a high level of understanding of a range of specialised subject areas; and more broadly-based communication skills of general value to those seeking postgraduate employment. Provide a sound knowledge and systematic understanding of the institutional structures, key legal principles and particular contexts of international law. Provide a degree of specialisation in areas of public international law of individual interest from amongst the range of options that are available and which require students to engage with academic work which is at the frontiers of scholarship. Encourage students to develop a critical awareness of the operation of public international law, particularly in contexts which are perceived to be controversial or in a state of evolution. Encourage students to develop critical, analytical and problem-solving skills which can be applied to a wide range of legal and non-legal contexts. Develop the skills of academic legal research, particularly by the written presentation of arguments in a manner which meets relevant academic conventions. Encourage the production of original and evaluative commentary that meets high standards of scholarship; Assist those students who are minded to pursue academic research at a higher level in acquiring a sophisticated grounding in the essential techniques involved by following a specialised module in research methods. Structure The LLM in Human Rights Law is offered in both the Standard (90 ECTS) and the Extended (120 ECTS) Programme format. The Extended Programme allows students to broaden their knowledge and experience within the programme by taking more options whilst at the same time affording them a greater opportunity for internships. Students can also benefit by taking parts of the programme in Canterbury as well as in Brussels. To be awarded a standard LLM in Human Rights Law, students must take 6 taught modules, the methodology module 'Fundamentals, Dissertation and Research' and then submit a dissertation on a topic in Human Rights Law. For the extended programme students must take an additional 3 taught modules. Modules The programme of study has three components. The core of the programme consists of a solid grounding in the general field of international law and its historical and political context. Students take the complementary introductory modules Public International Law and Legal Aspects of Contemporary International Problems and the module International Human Rights. The second component consists of a range of specialised courses that provide in-depth analysis of major substantive areas of international law. Students can choose from International Criminal Law, the Law of International Organisations, International Economic Law, Diplomatic Law, International Law of the Sea, and International Migration Law. The final component consists of advanced training in research and legal writing and close dissertation supervision. [-]