Masters Programs in International Law

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International Law

International law governs the binding relations between nations. While it may be argued that international law is one of the relatively newer specializations in law—what with the United Nations, which set its current framework, only created in 1945—international law goes way back. Which is not surprising, considering that has always been a need for nations, be they from the ancient times or the contemporary era, to form binding relationships with each other. International law is an exciting and high-paying practice that many lawyers are aiming for. Theories in international law gives us profound insights how international diplomacy and treaties work, for example, and a student of Master in International Law will explore these issue in depth.

International law can be further divided into three sub-disciplines: public international law, which concerns itself with the explicit relationship of nations and transnational entities with each other and among themselves; private international law, which answers questions of criminal jurisdiction, cross-border law enforcement, extradition et cetera; and supranational law, which is the set of rules that governs transnational entities, like the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the European Union.

Students of Master in International Law will study, among other thing, international lawmaking, international arbitration, economic sanctions, international trade, mutual defense, history of international law and armistices. Graduates of a Master in International Law program should be able to provide sound counsel to states in conducting diplomacy, trade and law enforcement; they are also highly important to individual appellants and plaintiffs, especially in cases of state-acted human rights abuses, extradition, asylum, political detention, and more.

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LLM - Master of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt (Oder) + 1 more

The Master’s program prepares graduates for taking up career opportunities in policy making, international, public and governmental service, public and private legal practice, work for non-governmental organisations, and academic teaching and research. [+]

Masters in International Law. This postgraduate program provides advanced study of the international protection of fundamental human rights. The curriculum integrates general human rights protection in times of peace and war with the special protection of basic rights in situations of armed conflict (under international humanitarian law). Such an approach is especially important as the boundary between war and peace becomes increasingly blurred. Such a blurring of the boundary is the result from many different circumstances including: the rise of terrorism, the diversity in its cause and nature and wide scope of possible reactions to it; the often unclear boundary between situations of civil war, external aggression, guerrilla action and even domestic policing; the reliance on both official (Security Council-sanctioned) and unofficial (sometimes invited) peace-keeping forces in a broad range of conflict situations. Confusion in drawing a clear line may even emerge from humanitarian military intervention in the name of the defence of human rights itself. Responses to various forms of civil unrest (often itself provoked by alleged breaches of human rights) or states of emergency (whether of political or natural origin) including, for example, the establishment of a state of martial law, or merely reliance upon domestic or even foreign military forces to assert control or provide assistance expands the range of situations which are difficult to categorise. Beyond this, national intelligence services may conduct operations (whether at home or abroad) with (quasi-)military character but which formally, not invoke the regulatory framework of humanitarian law. Reliance on mercenary forces... [-]

Master of International Relations: Europe in the Visegrad Perspective

Matej Bel University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Slovakia Banská Bystrica

Over 4 semesters, the student will gain an insight and depth of knowledge in International Relations as they study at a combination of various universities. [+]

Program Information This joint Master’s degree programme in international relations is carried out within the framework of the VNDREAM network, which consists of: Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), University of Pecs (Hungary) and Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia). This joint Master’s programme offers a unique opportunity to study international relations, European politics, economy, society & culture from the perspective of the Visegrad region. Experienced faculty of the leading universities from the Visegrad region as well as visiting professors and guest lecturers from renowned international academic and diplomatic institutions provide insightful and inspiring instruction about major developments in contemporary international law, economics, politics and culture in light of the European integration processes seen from the standpoint of the Visegrad region. The programme lasts 4 semesters. The overall workload corresponds to a total of 120 ECTS. English is the leading language of instruction. Instruction in national languages of the partner universities is provided as well. Upon the completion of all requirements of the programme students obtain a joint degree equivalent to a title of the Master of Arts in accordance with national nomenclature of the partner universities. Following the first semester at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, students spend a semester at each partner university: second semester at Masaryk University, third semester at University of Pecs and final semester at Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica All information are available here: https://visegradstudies.eu/ Graduate Profile Upon the completion of this programme graduates will demonstrate high competence in... [-]

Master International Maritime Law and Logistics

Kühne Logistics University - KLU
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Malta Valletta Germany Hamburg + 2 more

This degree will qualify you to master groundbreaking logistics challenges and legal issues. Learn to navigate through the new laws that govern the sea and maritime operations. They are designed to protect the environment and maintain human rights in the societies and communities involved. Acquire experience in analyzing the legal issues that arise at sea and along the world’s coastlines. Find out how to organize logistics operations based on your knowledge of the legal issues. You will have the skill set necessary for assessing the financial implications of legal decisions in logistics. And you will experience how this fast-paced field has become a building [+]

Check out this brand new Master of Science, that the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta will start again in October 2017 in cooperation with Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg!

This degree will qualify you to master groundbreaking logistics challenges and legal issues. Learn to navigate through the new laws that govern the sea and maritime operations. They are designed to protect the environment and maintain human rights in the societies and communities involved. Acquire experience in analyzing the legal issues that arise at sea and along the world’s coastlines. Find out how to organize logistics operations based on your knowledge of the legal issues. You will have the skill set necessary for assessing the financial implications of legal decisions in logistics. And you will experience how this fast-paced field has become a building block of modern society.... [-]


LLM FOR FOREIGN LAW SCHOOL GRADUATES

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA Dallas

A primary goal of the LL.M. for Foreign Law School Graduates program is to provide law students with an understanding of the United States legal system, give a frame of reference for dealing with transnational business and legal interests, offer an appreciation of the role of law in national and internal development and equip them with the analysis and problem-solving skills needed to meet the complex demands of the world. [+]

The LL.M. degree for Foreign Law School Graduates is a one- year, full-time program for students who hold a basic law degree from a recognized international law school. Students enrolled in this degree program must complete 24 credit hours including the required two-credit course in Perspectives of the American Legal System. The remaining courses are elective and offer a wide range of choices. Students have the freedom to choose from a wide array of classes and can design their LL.M. degree to meet their needs and goals in studying in the United States. Students desiring to take a bar examination in Texas, New York or California can take classes required to qualify to sit for those exams. Other students may want to specialize in international studies or in other areas of the law. A primary goal of the program is to enhance the international student's legal skills so that he or she may become a more effective lawyer and member of society. In this respect the program seeks to develop: an appreciation of the role of law in national and international development the ability to identify, through comparative and international studies, policy considerations of various legal rules an appreciation of the role of the lawyer in social and economic change legal analysis and problem solving abilities to enable the student to meet the complex needs of our modem world a basic understanding of the U.S. legal system, as studied from a comparative perspective a frame of reference for dealing with... [-]

International Tax Law (LLM)

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 Austria Vienna + 1 more

The postgraduate program in International Tax Law, as the name suggests, aims to provide postgraduate education in the area of international tax law focusing on significant national tax law regimes and related areas, in particular business administration. A unique, worldwide, and specialized postgraduate degree program in international tax law [+]

International Tax Law (LLM)

 

The Postgraduate Program in International Tax Law, as the name suggests, aims to provide postgraduate education in the area of international tax law focusing on significant national tax law regimes and related areas, in particular business administration. Graduates should be in a position to skillfully apply international tax law in professional corporate, consulting and administrative environments.The Rector of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration will confer the degree of "Master of Laws” (LL.M.) on graduates of the postgraduate program in accordance with the terms of the University Studies Act.The partnership with the Academy of Public Accountants guarantees a very efficient management of the program.... [-]


Master's Programme in International Law

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The shifting balance between the state and the economy has given rise to new challenges at the intersections of law, business and government. Addressing these issues calls for professionals who understand their complexity and have the necessary legal skills and management capacities. [+]

The MIL offers students enormous latitude and flexibility in choosing courses from the programme’s rich and diverse curriculum to put together a degree course that meets their professional objectives and personal preferences. A distinctive feature of the MIL curriculum is the carefully arranged combination of compulsory courses and electives. Three compulsory courses ensure that students will acquire a sound general understanding of the normative and analytical framework of international law. At the same time, a wide range of electives enables them to specialise in selected topics and, if they so wish, to complement their legal education with courses from related areas such as management studies or political science. Blending law, management and politics MIL courses allow for a great diversity of subjects, among them international and European business law, financial and capital markets law, dispute resolution, international organizations and politics and legal profession. Students may also elect courses from related areas such as management studies and political science. They are invited to take part in international Moots and similar practical work. They benefit from numerous exchange schemes and partnership programmes. Variety of academic backgrounds Some MIL students will have earned their first degree in law or law and economics, others in fields such as international affairs, management, and economics. They all have a basic legal education. Given its specialized focus, the MIL differs from standard legal programmes intended for students that want to take the bar exam and work as attorneys in their national jurisdictions. Some law graduates might think... [-]

Master of Laws (LLM)

Melbourne Law School
Campus Full time Part time 12 months January 2018 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

Melbourne Law School's Master of Laws (LLM) is a graduate degree in law of the highest quality with one of the largest subject ranges in the world. [+]

Masters in International Law. Melbourne Law School's Master of Laws (LLM) is a graduate degree in law of the highest quality with one of the largest subject ranges in the world. More than 165 subjects are offered in 2016. Students enrolled in the LLM can choose from all subjects available in the Melbourne Law Masters, allowing them to tailor the degree to suit their professional aspirations and personal interests. Students may also choose to undertake the LLM as a combination of coursework and a minor thesis. These courses are available only for law graduates. Learning Outcomes Master of Laws by Coursework Graduates of the Master of Laws by Coursework will: Have advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in selected areas of law Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently: analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in selected areas of law research and apply such information, concepts and theories to the relevant body of knowledge and practice and interpret and transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner and learner in selected areas of law. Master of Laws by Coursework and Minor Thesis Graduates of the Master of Laws by Coursework and Minor Thesis will: Have advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in one or more selected areas of law Have expert, specialised cognitive... [-]

LLM in International and Commercial Dispute Resolution Law

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

The course is intended for anyone wishing to demonstrate a commitment to contentious law in public and private international and commercial legal contexts. The taught part of the programme includes modules which reflect the three main forms of dispute resolution process, namely adjudication (litigation and arbitration), alternative dispute resolution (ADR – principally mediation), and negotiation. [+]

The course is intended for anyone wishing to demonstrate a commitment to contentious law in public and private international and commercial legal contexts. The taught part of the programme includes modules which reflect the three main forms of dispute resolution process, namely adjudication (litigation and arbitration), alternative dispute resolution (ADR – principally mediation), and negotiation. This course differs from the International Commercial Law LLM course which is primarily concerned with non-contentious aspects of commerce (modules include competition law, trade, and insurance). Class sizes are, in general, quite small, and you will be able to mix with students on other Masters courses at Westminster Law School. Course content The course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the substantive and procedural issues involved in the field, and also the acquisition of skills involved in some of the processes. It is centrally concerned with law and other rules (international and commercial) which are applicable in adjudication and also in the other dispute resolution processes. In addition to taught modules, there is also the Dissertation module which provides an opportunity for developing a specialist knowledge of a small area of the field, which might lead to a publishable article. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules PERSPECTIVES ON CONFLICTS AND DISPUTES This taught module introduces some of the essential elements of dispute resolution, and is designed to enable anyone to develop insights into the nature of international and commercial disputes and how they might... [-]

Master of Laws in International Trade Law - UNCITRAL

Turin School of Development (International Training Centre of the ILO)
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Turin

The Master is design for law practitioners and fresh graduates wishing to expand their knowledge in the field of international contracts and related dispute resolution mechanisms. [+]

Masters in International Law. For 22 years the International Training Centre of the ILO, the University of Turin, the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in collaboration with other world-class universities have been offering a shortened version of this programme under the name “International Trade Law Post-Graduate Course”.In recognition of increasing demand for higher levels of specialization in the fields of contract law and international trade and overlapping with the decision to establish the Turin School of Development as a unique mechanism for delivery of joint UN-academic programmes, it was decided to expand and upgrade the programme’s learning contents to a Level 1 European Master as of the Academic Year 2010-2011. />This LL.M. Programme is now designed for more comprehensive coverage of the topics related to the globalisation of supply chains, the vast expansion in international and regional trade in goods and services as well as the accompanying technological developments like e-commerce and digital signatures which have all contributed to an increasing complexity in the legal framework governing contractual transactions in a technologically interconnected global market. The master programme is an intensive course of one full year duration, of which only 18 weeks require full classroom attendance. The programme is composed of three parts. Upon successful completion and fulfilment of Part I (distance learning), Part II (face-to-face) and Part III (submission of the final version of the research paper) participants will be awarded the 1st level master degree from the University of Turin. The face-to-face training approach is flexible, with... [-]

LLM Master in International and European Law

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The LLM in International and European law is a one-year 60 ECTS Advanced Master's degree. It is a demanding day course which is composed of compulsory courses and two specialisation options: Public Law or Business Law. Students also have to carry out legal research as part of their thesis (worth 18 ECTS credits). [+]

The LLM in International and European law at the Institute for European Studies (IES) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
(VUB) has been an internationally renowned programme
for over 40 years. Created in 1971 as the Programme on international and Legal Cooperation (PILC), it is one of the most established LLMs of its kind.

The programme offers each year a selection of 40 international post graduate students a demanding and versatile curriculum that opens fascinating career paths in European and international legal affairs. The programme has for 40 years been successful in combining academic rigour with the latest practical insights and cultural diversity. International audits and the leading positions of its graduates in various international organisations attest to the programme's excellence.... [-]


Master in European and International Business Law

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

The objective of this joint master study programme is to prepare highly qualified business law specialists, who are able to provide legal advice in the transnational and European business environment, to explain the latest business law issues and trends, to analyse and assess business-related legal situations, promptly and effectively deal with legal problems faced by business, conduct research and provide suggestions for the legislator on the improvement of business environment regulation. [+]

Masters in International Law. Why this study programme? The objective of this joint master study programme is to prepare highly qualified business law specialists, who are able to provide legal advice in the transnational and European business environment, to explain the latest business law issues and trends, to analyse and assess business-related legal situations, promptly and effectively deal with legal problems faced by business, conduct research and provide suggestions for the legislator on the improvement of business environment regulation. Competitive knowledge – this programme is for the ambitious, future leaders who will be able to work in a multicultural environment in the private (law firms, business advising companies, financial institutions, etc.) and public sector (national, European and international institutions promoting, supervising or monitoring business), in commercial litigation bodies or to provide independent business legal consulting services. International studies – held in Vilnius (Lithuania) and in Chambery (France). Two diplomas of EU Member States universities are obtained. Renowned experts in the field – majority of subjects are covered by the practicing lawyers, judges of the Supreme Court and other experienced and qualified experts from Lithuania, France, as well as by visiting professors from other countries (U.S., Belgium, etc.). Traineeship – acquiring of practical skills in enterprises, law firms or other organizations acting in the field of business law. During studies at MRU tuition fee is paid to MRU only, during the semester in France tuition fee is paid to Savoie Mont Blanc University only Entry requirements Bachelor's degree of law or... [-]

LLM in International Business Law

Ghent University Law School
Campus Full time 10 months September 2017 Belgium Ghent

The LLM in International Business Law is a flagship programme for students seeking to specialise in the [+]

The LLM in International Business Law is a flagship programme for students seeking to specialise in the international legal aspects of business practice in our globalising world. While allowing a degree of personal choice, it steers students towards the key legal building blocks of international business law, guaranteeing an advanced degree with real added value in a business-oriented career. The Ghent LLM in International Business Law allows students to gain in-depth knowledge about all practice areas and is aimed at future or already experienced lawyers and in-house counsel dealing with commercial, corporate, securities and banking legal issues, as well as international economic law. Built around the renowned Financial Law Institute, the programme combines the expertise of its professors with that of experienced practitioners in areas like M&A, Intellectual Property and Arbitration, to bring you hands-on experience. All courses in the LLM focus either on EU-wide regulation or use a comparative law approach. The programme is ideally suited for students from outside the EU who need a thorough background in EU regulation and for those from within the EU who want to escape the provincial study of national law. NOTE: The application process for the academic year 2017-2018 will be open from 1 October 2016. [-]

LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 France Paris

Paris is home to the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of International Arbitration, the leading law firms in the field of international arbitration and many of the most reputed arbitration specialists, making it a key venue for international arbitration worldwide. [+]

Masters in International Law. LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Why study arbitration in Paris? Paris is home to the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of International Arbitration, the leading law firms in the field of international arbitration and many of the most reputed arbitration specialists, making it a key venue for international arbitration worldwide. Why study arbitration at Sciences Po Law School? The faculty of Sciences Po Law School is internationally recognised for excellence in arbitration and international law, with leading experts such as Emmanuel Gaillard, Horatia Muir Watt, Diego P. Fernandez Arroyo, and Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet, Makane M. Mbengue (University of Geneva) and George A. Bermann (Columbia Law School). Each year, the Sciences Po Law School organises events that bring together the major stakeholders in arbitration. What will you study in this LLM programme? At the core of the programme is the study of international arbitration
. Accordingly, courses and workshops will focus on the law and practice of international commercial, investment and sports arbitration. The programme also covers other mechanisms of international dispute settlement. These include judicial and non-judicial forms of dispute resolution, such as litigation before the International Court of Justice, at the World Trade Organization (Panel and Appellate Body), and human rights litigation (e.g., European or American framework). In addition, the programme will offer insight into litigation in domestic courts, recourse to mediation and online dispute settlement. The “procedural” tools governing dispute settlement procedures will be covered in depth, while “substantial” lectures will address public... [-]

MSc Law and Environmental Science

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This programme is offered in collaboration with the School of Geography and the School of Biosciences, exploring the relationship between scientific knowledge and law in the field of environmental protection. [+]

MSc Law and Environmental Science Modules offered by the School of Law are designed to give a wider understanding of international law perspectives on environmental problems that frequently can only be addressed through regional or international regulation. Treaty regimes explored include those relating to acid deposition, climate change, ozone layer depletion, nuclear contamination and freshwater pollution. In addition, an insight will be given to the various treaty regimes that seek to address the continuing pressures on the world's biodiversity. The scientific element of the programme is designed to provide a background in biological and/or physical sciences, and also an understanding of relevant mathematical and computer science to aid a quantitative understanding of environmental issues. Key facts The School of Law is consistently ranked among the world’s top law schools, placing 5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, and in the worldwide top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 The school enjoys professional relationships with international institutions, leading UK law firms, private industry and consultancies, and non-governmental organisations We have a dedicated Legal Skills Advisor who delivers workshops and one-to-one sessions on issues such as time management, how to answer a problem question, how to research and reference, and how to choose a dissertation topic Course details The taught component of the course is worth 120 credits and will be taken over two semesters. You will then undertake a 60-credit dissertation over the summer period. Module options You will undertake three compulsory modules... [-]

LLM Advanced Studies in Public International Law

Leiden University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Den Haag Leiden The Hague + 2 more

The Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Public International Law is an intensive, high-level postgraduate programme in public international law. [+]

Masters in International Law. International legal questions The Master of Laws’ Advanced Studies in Public International Law is an intensive, high-level postgraduate programme which will bring you to the doorstep of international courts and tribunals. As a student in one of the two specialisations of this programme, you will gain in-depth knowledge of the foundations of public international law and become familiar with the current debates in the field. An important objective of our programme is to provide you with skills that will enable you to thoroughly analyse and interpret legal sources, literature, and cases, to research and formulate an independent opinion on international legal questions. You will also learn to clearly present your findings both orally and in writing to legal specialists as well as non-lawyers, to actively participate in academic debate, and to apply this advanced academic knowledge in public international law in a professional context. International courts and tribunals The programme benefits from the proximity of the many international judicial and other institutions in nearby The Hague, such as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and the International Criminal Court (ICC). For whom? This programme is suitable for: law graduates or professionals in possession of a full law degree (offering access to legal practice), with sufficient knowledge of public international law; graduates who hold an equivalent degree and/or have sufficient professional experience in... [-]