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LLM International Commercial Law


Course Description

Entry requirements:
Places are only offered to those students at the highest academic level.

Candidates should normally have a first or good second class honours degree in law OR an equivalent degree where law is a substantial element OR an equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline. Relevant professional experience post-graduation is given due credit in considering entry requirements,

Course aims:
This stream allows you to choose a range of areas of study dealing with international trade and finance, corporate law, e-commerce, intellectual property and the world trading system. Such modules can be combined with others dealing with public international law, European Law or Human Rights. The course allows you to develop expertise at international and regional level in the issues raised for trade, commerce and corporations by their legal regulation. It would suit those wishing to specialise in commercial legal practice or commercial legal work within corporations, NGO’s or government.

Course structure:
You will take one 15 credit compulsory module in semester one:

Writing Skills:
You must then choose 75 credits of modules from the list below and 30 credits of modules from the LLM General Programme. You will also be required to complete a 60 credit dissertation on a topic within the area of international commercial law.

Civil Dispute Resolution Methods
Commercial Conflict of Laws: Choice of Law Issues*
Commercial Conflict of Laws: Issues of Jurisdiction*
Contemporary Legal Problems of World Trade
Contracts for the Carriage of Goods by Sea
Financial Services Crime
Financing of International Sales Transactions*
Intellectual Property and the European Internal Market*
International Commercial Arbitration Moot
International Corporate Insolvency*
International Law and Development
International Regulation of Companies
International Sales Transactions*
International Trade and Intellectual Property
Issues and Procedures in European Union Competition Law
Law and Organisation of the World Trading System
Principles of EU Competition Law
Regulation of Financial Markets
* module only available to students with a degree in law (or in which law is a substantial element) or an appropriate legal professional qualification

Teaching and assessment methods:
The modules are taught by seminars which are designed to allow students to discuss and debate the subject, with guidance from the tutor. All modules are assessed by written coursework, although other forms of assessment may be used as well. Students also complete a dissertation over the summer months. This can be normally in the stream of their choice but is subject to the staffing resources being available. Students registered for the LLM in International Commercial Law have priority within that stream.

Visit the LLM International Commercial Law page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

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School of Law Scholarships - 7 Awards

3 x International student scholarships of £2,000 for students who may be experiencing difficulty funding their studies.
4 x Home/EU student scholarships of £1,000 for students who achieve excellent results in their undergraduate degree or who are experiencing hardship in funding their studies.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2000 (overseas) / £1000 (Home/EU)

Eligibility

3 x International student scholarships of £2,000 for students who may be experiencing difficulty funding their studies.
4 x Home/EU student scholarships of £1,000 for students who achieve excellent results in their undergraduate degree or who are experiencing hardship in funding their studies.

Application Procedure

Closing date for scholarship applications is 31 May 2012. Students applying for the awards should hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a full time place on an LLM programme beginning October 2012.Email application form, details are on the website.

Further Information

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/law/postgraduate/llm-taught/fees-and-funding


(Scholarship)

LLM International Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The School of Law is pleased to announce new scholarships for international students who excel academically in their undergraduate degree.Eligible for international students who achieve a higher final grade than our benchmark entry requirement.International Human Rights Law students are eligible for a scholarship of £2000 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. Public International Law students are eligible for a scholarship of £2000 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. General Law Programme or the Legal Research Programme students are eligible for a scholarship of £2000 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. International Commercial Law programme students are eligible for a scholarship of £1500 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. These students may be eligible for a scholarship of £2000 instead, if their qualifying degree is a first or equivalent.

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £2000

Eligibility

The School of Law is pleased to announce new scholarships for international students who excel academically in their undergraduate degree.Eligible for international students who achieve a higher final grade than our benchmark entry requirement.

Application Procedure

Scholarship applications must be made before 31st August 2012 with the application form and relevant proof of final degree achieved. Applicants for the scholarships must hold a valid offer for a place on a campus based LLM programme for 2012. Scholarship awards cannot be carried over to the following year.For confirmation of the benchmark entry requirements, first class degree equivalency or further information please email [email protected]

Further Information

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/law/postgraduate/llm-taught/fees-and-funding



Entry Requirements

See below

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