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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Economics

    Law

  • Start Date

    January, September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    30 October 2019

Explore the legal foundations of the global economy with the in depth study of the effect of trade, investment and competition on international business. The advent of Brexit makes the study of these important international subjects all the more compelling.

Who is it for?

The Master of Laws (LLM) in International Economic Law is ideally suited to law students seeking to deepen their legal knowledge of the regulatory environment underpinning the global economy. It will also be attractive to legal practitioners who wish to expand their expertise or to change directions in their career. This qualification should assist lawyers at all stages and from all backgrounds in cultivating an international dimension to their existing knowledge-based and professional portfolio.

Objectives

The Master of Laws (LLM) in International Economic Law focuses on the international laws which underpin the broad functioning of the global economy across a range of legal fields. It consists of classic modules on World Trade Law and International Investment Law as well subjects such as International Tax, Competition and Energy Law.

The demand for graduates in this specialist field is growing rapidly given Brexit and the increasing global integration of regulation of economic activity as seen in the rise in free trade agreements, investment treaties and international energy agreements.

Academic facilities

  • City, University of London invested in a new, state-of-the-art home for The City Law School. Based at Sebastian Street, the building will bring together all of our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes into a single hub of legal expertise.
  • Staff, student spaces and facilities including the law specific library and mock court room are now housed in the contemporary space, close to law firms and chambers and perfectly placed to enable students to access other university services.
  • As a City Law School student you will benefit from everything City, University of London has to offer including the Learning Success department and Lawbore, an online resource designed to help you find the information you need for the course modules. All course modules have online depositories through Moodle.
  • As part of the University of London you can also become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.
  • You will benefit from City, University of London’s extensive library of hard copy and electronic resources, including its comprehensive database of domestic and international Case law, legislation, treaties and legal periodicals.

Teaching and learning

This course is taught by leading academics as well as visiting practitioners including barristers and solicitors who work in private practice and in legal departments of major companies.

Assessment

Assessment is generally by way of coursework which comprises 100% of the final mark in each module. However there are a couple of modules which are assessed by filmed assessment. Each module carries the same weight in terms of the overall qualification. You will be allocated a dedicated supervisor for your dissertation who will help them develop a specific topic and provide support in terms of resources, content and structure.

Modules

As with all Master of Laws (LLM) specialisms at City, University of London, you may take either five modules and a shorter dissertation (10,000 words) or four modules and a longer dissertation (20,000 words). All modules are of the same duration and are taught per term (September – December or January – April) rather than the whole academic year. If you take four modules you will take two per term in each term and if you take five modules you will have three in one term and two in the other. Dissertations are written during the summer term when there are no classes.

In order to obtain this specialism, you must choose at least three modules from within this specialism and write your dissertation on a subject within the specialism.

Specialism modules

Choose from the following 30-credit modules:

  • World Trade Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • International Tax Law
  • International Energy Disputes
  • International Law & The Global Economy
  • European Business Regulation I : Foundations, Goods, Workers, Citizenship
  • European Business Regulation II : Establishment, Services, Capital, Harmonisation
  • Comparative Antitrust Law
  • International Investment Law
  • International Cartels
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Mergers.

For your remaining modules you can choose from more than 50 modules covering a diverse range of subjects.

Career prospects

It is an important objective of this course to assist individual students who wish to build effective careers in managing and conducting civil cases, whether through litigation, arbitration, negotiation or mediation.

With so much competition for those seeking to enter and develop a career in the legal profession, this Master of Laws (LLM) is designed to provide a depth of understanding and a range of skills that can make a real difference in building your career.

As a graduate of this specialist Master of Laws (LLM) programme you will be well placed to pursue careers in this area of law in private practice, in-house in a law firm, policy and government, non-governmental organisations and a wide range of non-legal careers in litigation and dispute resolution.

The City Law School has a vibrant Pro Bono programme including our award-winning commercial law clinic for tech start-ups Start-Ed.

Postgraduate Experience

Students who complete the Master of Laws (LLM) in International Economic Law may wish to continue their academic studies by enrolling in a PhD offered by The City Law School.


Visit the International Economic Law - LLM page on the City, University of London website for more details!

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