Continual developments in e-commerce and a shift towards global trading mean that new legal skills and knowledge are constantly needed in many jobs. The programme will prepare you for a career focused in these key international areas.
Why this programme
◾Commercial law has been a strength of the School of Law for many years, and this programme reflects the considerable expertise of the staff involved. ◾You will benefit from our excellent facilities including the dedicated School of Law library; our main University library also contains our extensive collection of legal materials and official publications and is a European Documentation Centre. ◾We promote a series of lectures featuring talks from highly successful lawyers and judges. ◾We have a very vibrant mooting programme and a dedicated Moot Courtroom. We have an outstanding record of success and you can participate in internal, national and international mooting competitions.
You are required to take at least three courses from the following list (plus one other) and to submit a dissertation as falling within the area. Courses are delivered through a blend of lectures and seminar style teaching. The use of international sources, such as conventions, means you learn about the law in the UK while also developing a broader international perspective.
Courses ◾Advanced international competition law ◾Corporate social responsibility and the law ◾Corporate finance ◾Corporate governance ◾Debt finance and security ◾E-Commerce, rights management and information ◾European Union trade law ◾International competition law ◾International financial regulation ◾International trade law ◾International investment law ◾International merger control ◾International sales and finance ◾International tax law ◾M&A transactions.
There is a high demand for law professionals with expertise in international commercial law. You will be well placed for roles in law firms, banks, international traders, asset managers and regulators.