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LLM International Economic Law


Course Description

In just one generation, the world has witnessed a dramatic increase in the economic interdependence of countries and shifts in global economic power. This reshaped global economic map has many drivers, including key international institutions and accords that seek to promote enhanced competitiveness, trade and foreign direct investment globally.

The LLM in International Economic Law aims to provide students with both a theoretical understanding and the practical legal skills set for analysing the roles that institutions play in regulating crucial international economic relations and their specific rules that often become the agreed framework for national regulation across economic sectors.

This programme will enable you to explore the significant policy issues that arise in the development and implementation of these international economic legal frameworks.

You will be able to choose from a comprehensive range of modules that focus on these international economic regulatory frameworks as they impact diverse economic sectors, including finance, trade, investment, innovation and knowledge.

Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and, in many cases, professional experience from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.

You will have the opportunity to critically explore pressing development, environmental and financial stability concerns arising from the globalisation of the world economy in a genuinely international atmosphere.

The knowledge and skills gained on this course are suitable for careers in government, international organizations, law firms and NGOs concerned with international development, trade, investment and finance.

Taught Modules

To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of International Economic Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of available LLM modules.

All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated below.

Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year and semesters listed can be subject to change. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.

The updated module list below represents the result of our ongoing modularisation of the LLM which is intended to offer students greater flexibility and choice of module options.
◦ QLLM044 International and Comparative Competition Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM062 International Tax Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM069 Law of Finance and Foreign Investment in Emerging Economies (45 credits)
◦ QLLM080 Multinational Enterprises and the Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM096 Climate Change Law and Policy (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM097 International Natural Resources Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM128 Telecommunications Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM155 Principles of Regulation (Sem1)
◦ QLLM187 International Investment Law (Sem 1)
◦ QLLM188 Regulation of International Investment and Public Policy (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1)
◦ QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2)
◦ QLLM340 Global Intellectual Property: Fundamental Principles (Sem 1)
◦ QLLM341 Global Intellectual Property: Technology and Policy (sem 2)
◦ QLLM364 Law and Finance in Emerging Economies (Sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM365 Legal Aspects of Financing Development (sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM367 International Financial Regulation (sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM370 WTO Law: Market Access and Non-Discrimination (sem 1)
◦ QLLM371 WTO Law: Trade Remedies and Regulatory Issues (sem 2)
◦ QLLM376 International Economic Law (sem 1)
◦ QLLM387 International Trade and Investment Law of the EU (sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM388 Trade, Climate Change and Energy: EU and International Perspectives (Sem 2)

Visit the LLM International Economic Law page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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Jasmin Hansohm

1014.jpg LLM in International Economic Law 2015-2016

Currently: Working in the Financial Service Practise Group as a lawyer with Baker and McKenzie in Bangkok.

Why did you choose Queen Mary for your postgraduate study?

The LLM in International Economic Law at QMUL appealed to me since I was interested in a more inter-disciplinary focus to my studies, which this programme offers by taking a legal perspective on economic issues and institutions. The reputation of the law school as one of the best LLM providers, the incredible range of modules available to me, and the flexibility in designing a programme that would best suit my interests and future ambitions made this my top choice.

Apart from the modules themselves, I was given the opportunity to conduct research for a professor during my degree, enabling me to further discuss and explore the issues raised in class. I also attended networking events and guest lectures that were offered by the university. This includes learning first-hand about the international organisations, and in particular the international financial institutions involved in the development sphere. I also attended lectures outside my specialism; especially memorable was a series comparing the genocide in Sudan with that in Burma. This inspired me to think about the intersection of conflict and trade, and this is an area I would like to explore further and work with in the future."


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LLM and MA Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The School of Law is offering a total of ten full LLM scholarships (fee waiver) covering the LLM programmes listed below. Of the ten full scholarships, the School of Law will award four overseas fee scholarships and six Home/EU fee scholarships for those with an offer on one of the following LLM programmes:
◦LLM Banking and Finance Law
◦LLM Commercial and Corporate Law
◦LLM Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
◦LLM Competition Law
◦LLM Computer and Communications Law
◦LLM Economic Regulation
◦LLM Energy and Natural Resources Law
◦LLM Environmental Law
◦LLM European Law
◦LLM Human Rights Law
◦LLM Immigration Law
◦LLM Insurance Law
◦LLM Intellectual Property Law
◦LLM International Business Law
◦LLM International Shipping Law
◦LLM Master of Laws (General)
◦LLM Legal Theory
◦LLM Media Law
◦LLM Medical Law
◦LLM Public International Law
◦LLM Tax LawThe School of Law offers one of the largest LLM Programmes in the UK with 18 different LLM Programmes covering most areas of law.7 LLM Scholarships (Home/EU tuition fee)
7 LLM Scholarships (overseas tuition fee)

Value of Scholarship(s)

Home and Overseas Tuition fees

Eligibility

Home and Overseas students

Application Procedure

For further details on all our available funding and deadlines, please visit:
http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate /fees/

Further Information

http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate /fees/


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Chevening/QMUL LLM Scholarships - 2 Awards

The School of Law is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to offer two jointly funded Chevening / Queen Mary LLM scholarships for September 2016 entry.The prestigious Chevening programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. Queen Mary University of London has welcomed many excellent Chevening Scholars onto its postgraduate law programmes over numerous years and is proud to be able to offer these new additional jointly funded scholarships, in addition to the main Chevening Scholarship Programme, which continues to run.The funding will allow for the two successful recipients to receive a full LLM tuition fee waiver along with a generous monthly stipend and one return flight.To encourage applicants from currently under-represented countries onto the LLM programme, the School of Law has decided on the following criteria:One scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes:LLM in Banking and Finance Law
LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
LLM in Computer and Communications Law
LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law
LLM in Insurance Law
LLM in Intellectual Property Law
LLM in International Business Law
LLM in International Economic Law
LLM in International Shipping Law
LLM in Media Law
LLM in Tax LawThe second scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes:LLM in Competition Law
LLM in Environmental Law
LLM in European Law
LLM in Human Rights Law
LLM in Immigration Law
LLM in Legal Theory
LLM in Medical Law
LLM in Public International LawIf you are not from one of the eligible countries listed here for the two Chevening/QMUL joint scholarships, please visit the Chevening website (http://www.chevening.org) to see if you are from one of their eligible countries, which would allow you to apply for any Queen Mary Postgraduate Taught Masters Law programmes or any LLM programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

20,000

Eligibility

One scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes listed below (see full details).The second scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes (see full details).

Application Procedure

The Chevening application deadline is 3 November 2015. Full details about entry criteria, how to apply, the Chevening selection process, interviews etc; can be found on http://www.chevening.org.

To be considered for a Chevening / Queen Mary LLM Scholarship, candidates must hold a conditional or unconditional offer from Queen Mary for one of the above LLM programmes.

Full details on academic entry requirements, online applications and frequently asked questions are available on the LLM programme pages.

Chevening will arrange the selection process, compile the shortlisting and undertake the interviews in country and then provide feedback to Queen Mary University of London whom will make the final decision regarding the two successful recipients.

Further Information

http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/llm-chevening/index.html


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LLM Scholarship: University of Lagos (UNILAG) - Single Award

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), part of the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, as part of long term collaboration with the Faculty of Law at the University of Lagos, a leading law school in Nigeria, is pleased to announce it will be offering one full LLM tuition fee scholarship to an exceptional law student at UNILAG to follow a CCLS-led LLM starting in September 2016. This will be the sixth year that this CCLS scholarship will be offered.Applicants are required to have achieved a minimum of 3.0 in their UNILAG law degree and must be currently at the Nigerian Law School studying for the Bar exam, with minimum IELTS 7 overall with 7 in writing or equivalent.University of Lagos students must have applied for the Queen Mary LLM programme by 15 April 2016 to be considered for the CCLS/UNILAG scholarship.The recipient will be selected by UNILAG. If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, please contact the Dean of the School of Law at UNILAG, Professor Akin Ibidapo-Obe, as soon as possible by email: [email protected] successful candidate will be notified no later than 15 May 2016.It is very important that you allow enough time to obtain your visa in good time and apply for accommodation, in order to be able to enrol on the LLM programme in September 2016.In order to be eligible to apply for one of our scholarships you must have an offer on one of the following LLM programmes:LLM in Banking and Finance Law
LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
LLM in Computer and Communications Law
LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law
LLM in Insurance Law
LLM in Intellectual Property Law
LLM in International Business Law
LLM in International Economic Law
LLM in International Shipping Law
LLM in Media Law
LLM in Tax Law.The scholarship winner will be required to select modules within their programme which are offered by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies to be agreed with the LLM Coordinator on arrival.

Value of Scholarship(s)

18,950

Eligibility

Applicants are required to have achieved a minimum of 3.0 in their University of Lagos (UNILAG) law degree and must be currently at the Nigerian Law School studying for the Bar exam.
English language requirements: Minimum IELTS 7 overall with 7 in writing or equivalent.
University of Lagos students must have applied for the Queen Mary LLM programme by 15 April 2016 to be considered for the CCLS/UNILAG scholarship.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to have achieved a minimum of 3.0 in their UNILAG law degree and must be currently at the Nigerian Law School studying for the Bar exam, with minimum IELTS 7 overall with 7 in writing or equivalent.

University of Lagos students must have applied for the Queen Mary LLM programme by 15 April 2016 to be considered for the CCLS/UNILAG scholarship.

The recipient will be selected by UNILAG. If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, please contact the Dean of the School of Law at UNILAG, Professor Akin Ibidapo-Obe, as soon as possible by email: .

Further Information

http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/lagos/index.html



Entry Requirements

The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper-second class honours (or equivalent). See: View Website

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