Law Degrees in Japan

Compare 8 Top LLM Programs in Japan 2017

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An LL.M. is the first step towards academics in many countries. It presents many opportunity to specialize in a particular field or to undertake thorough research. It can also prove beneficial in obtaining a doctoral level degree in law.

An LLM is a postgraduate program for law students who want advanced training and knowledge in a particular area. Specialization areas may include commercial law, finance, human rights law, tax law, and international business law.

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south.

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Law and Business in China

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

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 Studies in Japan 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 Japan Tokyo

– 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.–. [-]

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. [+]

Law Studies in Japan 2017. 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. [+]

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. [+]

Law Studies in Japan 2017. 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. [+]

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 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. [+]

Law Studies in Japan 2017. 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. [+]

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. [-]