Master of Laws

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Program Description

Master of Laws

The Master of Laws (LLM) is a two-year part-time programme of intensive study that provides students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Law. LLM has four specializations: Natural Resource Law; Commercial Law; International Human Rights Law and Public International Law. This Programme is designed to address the trending challenges in the legal profession.

Future Career Opportunities

  • Judges
  • Academicians
  • Private Bankers
  • Law Firm Partner
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Politicians

Career objective

  • To improve students’ understanding of the context in which the law operates.
  • To stimulate greater intellectual and philosophical understanding of the law as one of the vehicles for achieving economic growth, human development, and social justice.
  • To enable post-graduate students of law to specialize in particular areas of law according to their interests.
  • To enhance students’ understanding and knowledge of particular legal topics through a supervised research project.
  • To provide a conducive environment for students to make a contribution to the body of knowledge by writing a dissertation of publishable quality.
  • To prepare students to take on more specialized legal advisory roles in various sectors of the polities and economies of Uganda & the world at large; in the commercial, public service or NGO/charity sector.
  • To contribute to the growth of an academic and intellectual community that can contribute to national development through research, innovation, critical analysis and debate.

Programme Structure

Semester One

  • LLM 711 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  • LLM 712 Oil and Gas Law & Policy I
  • LLM 713 Corporate Governance
  • LLM 714 International Criminal Law
  • LLM 715 International & Regional Child Law
  • LLM 716 Intellectual Property Law I
  • LLM 717 Forensic Justice and Criminology I

Semester Two (Students may choose 3 optional Courses)

  • LLM 721 Governance and Anti-Corruption I
  • LLM 722 Natural Resources and Energy Law
  • LLM 723 International Humanitarian Law
  • LLM 724 International Law of Banking & Financial Institutions I
  • LLM 725 World Trade Organisation & Regional Integration Law
  • LLM 726 Intellectual Property II
  • LLM 727 Forensic Justice and Criminology II

Semester Three (Research Methods and 2 Optional Courses)

  • LLM 811 Research Methodology I (Compulsory)
  • LLM 812 Governance and Anti-Corruption II
  • LLM 813 Public International Law
  • LLM 814 International and Regional Human Rights Law
  • LLM 815 Cyber Law
  • LLM 816 Law and Development
  • LLM 817 International and National Commercial Transactions

Semester Three (Research Methods and 2 Optional Courses)

  • LLM 821 Dissertation (Compulsory)
Last updated Apr 2019

About the School

Cavendish University Uganda (C.U.U.) is licensed and accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE), and was established in 2008. The student-centric academic model of C.U.U. d ... Read More

Cavendish University Uganda (C.U.U.) is licensed and accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE), and was established in 2008. The student-centric academic model of C.U.U. deploys global best practices in teaching and learning and is aimed at fulfilling the Mission of C.U.U. which is to transform students into responsible, educated, employable and entrepreneurial citizens (R.E.E.E.). C.U.U. offers market-relevant and accredited academic programs which are hosted in its four Faculties of Law, Science & Technology, Business & Management, and Socio-Economic Sciences. There is also a School of Postgraduate Studies & Research. Read less