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LLM International Law

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.

In order for international relationships between large governmental and nongovernmental entities to run as smoothly as possible, experts are needed. An LLM in international law is the way many law students prepare for a career in this field.

Japan has one of the highly integrated higher education systems in Asia. Japans approach to science and technology is highly rated thus their education levels very structured from childhood to primary through secondary to tertiary levels. With 126 million people living in Japan it has a cultural rich environment. Greater Tokyo area is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.

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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. [+]

Best Master of Laws Degrees in LLM International Law 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.... [-]


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 [-]

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. [+]

Best Master of Laws Degrees in LLM International Law 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. [-]