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.
Many programs in Africa take place in a very unusual cultural and physical environment than most students are familiar with in the good old days. Come To Know to adapt to this living conditions is part of fun and the challenge of living there. The challenge is intellectual, emotional and physical.
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Whether for academic, personal or professional development, the LLM in International Criminal Justice is an ideal choice for law graduates, lawyers, judges and magistrates, and international law specialists seeking to equip themselves with specialist knowledge on international criminal law and justice, the creation of such laws and their application in the real world. [+]
International Criminal Justice (ICJ) is an area of public international law that has for many years been the preserve of scholars and experts in international law. As an aspect of public international law, ICJ focuses on acts prohibited under international for which individuals are held responsible. Individual criminal responsibility is the primary goal of ICJ, thus ICJ has two aspects; prohibition of acts and accountability mechanisms.
ICJ has developed rapidly in the past decade especially with regard to the accountability aspect. Norms prohibiting international crimes have existed for decades, for example, the Genocide Convention was concluded in 1948. Activity around ICJ, in terms of its expanding jurisprudence through the various mechanism mentioned above, has seen an exponential increase in interest in ICL and the issue of international criminal justice. Nowhere more so than in Africa.... [-]
This LLM is one of the world's only two LLM degree programs offered by an intergovernmental organization constituted under international law (the other being offered by the European University Institute). [+]
EUCLID, an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate, offers to select students from the general public an external (distance or online) degree program called the EUCLID LLM in International Law and Treaty Law (Master of Laws). As a public non-profit institution, EUCLID is able to offer affordable, low-tuition programs.
This online LLM in international law, representing 24 US credits (36-40 ECTS), is one of the world's only two LLM degree programs offered by an intergovernmental organization constituted under international law (the other one being offered by the European University Institute).
Partial scholarships are available ECOWAS residents and the permanent staff of intergovernmental organizations.... [-]
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.... [-]
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... [-]