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About Comparative Law
Masters degrees in Comparative Law offer advanced training in the differences and similarities between the laws of different countries. In particular, they involve an examination of different legal systems, such as civil law and social law.
Related postgraduate specialisms include International Law and Jurisprudence. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant Law discipline.
Courses in this field equip you with the skills to understand and undertake techniques in litigation across a range of legal systems, particularly in an international context.
For example, you may learn to decipher and analyse foreign judgements on issues such as contract law, copyright, and banking. Or, you might opt to focus your studies on multinational enterprises and international trade, examining issues such as international labour and equality rights, for example within EU law. You can also opt to specialise in the laws and legal systems of a particular country, or even a particular community, for example Jewish Law or Canon Law.
Aside from traditional legal roles, careers in this field can include roles within the business and corporate community such as private accounting and finance management, or workplace consultancy.
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The LLM in Intellectual Property Law programme allows you to study introductory and advanced intellectual property (IP) and technology law and to scrutinise the policies affecting intellectual property and technology law under the guidance of leading scholars in the field.
International trade Law and Treaty Negotiation with Professional Skills gives you a great range of legal knowledge which you can either study on campus for this programme or a mix of.
The LLM in Comparative & European Private International Law offers you tuition on conflicts of jurisdiction and laws in two countries by renowned specialists.
The MA in International and Comparative Commercial Law allows students to learn about commercial law and its application in the globalised world.
Taught in the critical tradition of Kent Law School, this programme 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.
This well-known specialist LLM, led by a team of reputed academics, explores the complex legal issues arising out of international banking, trade and business from the standpoint of both transactional perspective and dispute settlement mechanisms (litigation and arbitration).
The LLM in International Business Law programme offers a comprehensive range of modules relevant to international trade law, business law, competition law, corporate governance, intellectual property and market regulation.
This second year* of Master in Comparative and European Private International Law (CEPIL) provides a research master’s degree. It is entirely taught in English and has been set up in September 2011 by a cooperation agreement between the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole and the University of Dundee in Scotland.
With the increased globalisation of the last twenty years and, even earlier, with the rise to prominence of the international human rights movement, there has been the impetus for students of all nationalities towards studying areas of law with a broad international and comparative focus.
Established in 2010, the Joint LLM in Comparative & European Private International Law is unique. It offers tuition on conflicts of jurisdiction and laws in two countries by renowned specialists.
https://www.ies.be/about. The Institute for European Studies (IES), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Brussels, offers an outstanding research-focused environment in the heart of Europe.
We currently offer 16 on-campus taught master’s programmes, 2 on-campus research LLM programmes, and 6 online LLM programmes. Some of our programmes are listed below. Our full selection of programmes can be found on our website.
SOAS specialises in the study of law in relation to the developing world. It has expertise in the field of comparative law (China, Africa, South/South East Asia, the Middle East) complemented by a range of academics dealing with issues of international and transnational law.
Study this world-class LLM anywhere in the world. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and give you the flexibility to fit your learning around your other commitments.