Masters Degree in Law Studies in Africa

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Master In International Business Law

Université Internationale de Casablanca
Online 2 years August 2018 Morocco Casablanca

This new branch within the Faculty of Commerce and Management of the International University of Casablanca offers an innovative approach to business law, in line with the new requirements of companies. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in Africa 2017/2018. This new branch within the Faculty of Commerce and Management of the International University of Casablanca offers an innovative approach to business law, in line with the new requirements of companies. This Master is in line with the dynamics of the International University of Casablanca, namely the opening of higher education internationally. The aim of the Master is to give students an excellent command of international business law. ADMISSIONS The Master's Degree in International Business Law offered by the International University of Casablanca is aimed at students with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree who wish to pursue a professional career in international business law. The first year of the Master's degree (M1) requires a Bachelor's degree in law or political science or an equivalent degree (Bac +3) in the fields of international relations or other courses in economics, management whose relevance Of the training in relation to the pedagogical prerequisites of the Master will be evaluated by the pedagogical team. TERMS OF ACCESS Access follows: A case study An admission test for a test in English and French An oral interview OPPORTUNITIES Academic Opportunities The objective of the specialty is to acquire the knowledge of students in order to grasp complex issues in international business law. These include international contract law, international arbitration law, international taxation, corporate mergers and acquisitions, investment law, competition law and intellectual property law. In addition, some lessons are available to familiarize students with Common Law law. Special... [-]

Master In Business Law And Taxation

Université Internationale de Casablanca
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Morocco Casablanca

The establishment of a "Business Law" branch at the International University of Casablanca aims to enable future lawyers to better control the general functioning of the company and more particularly its legal field. [+]

The evolution of the institutional environment of the Moroccan company gives the law professions greater importance and the field of intervention of the experts of the law has widened considerably. Indeed, faced with the complexity of laws and regulations, the Moroccan entrepreneur is beginning to become aware of the need to seek advice and assistance from high-level law specialists. The establishment of a "Business Law" branch at the International University of Casablanca aims to enable future lawyers to better control the general functioning of the company and more particularly its legal field. For this, a solid legal training in business law is essential. The education provided in this field includes legal and business management subjects (such as accounting, economics, taxation and IT ...). The "Business Law" branch also aims to develop the initiative of its students by encouraging them to carry out or develop professional and personal projects. The Master's Degree in Business Law and Taxation aims to: To train high-level business lawyers, specialized and recognized specialists in Business Law and Taxation. Acquire real competence in company law, tax law, accounting, contract law and legal communication tools, within the framework of a comparative international approach Emphasize the theoretical tools and practical applications (real case studies in particular) in order to prepare students for a quick integration into the labor market. Exclusive to UIC The International University of Casablanca is part of Laureate International Universities, the world's largest network of private universities: more than 70 universities in 25 countries and more... [-]

Master of Laws in Information and Communication Technology Laws (eLLM in ICT)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years September 2017 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

Whether for academic, personal or professional development, the LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law is an ideal choice for law graduates, lawyers and IT specialists seeking to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge to formulate and apply law in the information society. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in Africa 2017/2018. The LLM in Information Communication Technology is a re-branded form of the LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications (LLM IT&T) that had been on offer at OUT since 2009. The course is offered in collaboration with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the UK Telecommunications Academy (UKTA). The course is taught and assessed by professors from OUT and the UK, maintaining the same standards in quality assurance, as the accredited programme being offered by UK Universities. The course is open to law and other professions graduates with interest in taking on a specialization in Information Technology and Telecommunications law. The course is conducted in modular form. Programme Overview Candidates selecting this programme undertake a unique opportunity - to study the legal implications surrounding Information Communication Technology on the world's longest established postgraduate masters (LLM) course in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law. As the international nature of the student body demonstrates, Information Communication Technology law is of wide interest and significant importance. The master’s degree in Information Technology Law encourages students to consider legal initiatives both at European and International levels as well as within their own jurisdictions. Students examine a diverse range of key themes including information security, privacy, intellectual property, telecommunications, e-commerce, internet governance and access to public information. These may be now be undertaken by attendance at Open University of Tanzania. Whether for academic, personal or professional development, the LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law is an ideal choice for... [-]

Master of Law in International Criminal & Justice (LLM ICJ)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years September 2017 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

Whether for academic, personal or professional development, the LLM in International Criminal Justice is an ideal choice for law graduates, lawyers, judges and magistrates, and international law specialists seeking to equip themselves withspecialist knowledge on international criminal law and justice, the creation of such laws and their application in the real world. [+]

International criminal Justice (ICJ) is an area of public international law that has for many years been the preserve of scholars and experts in international law. As an aspect of public international law, ICJ focuses on acts prohibited under international for which individuals are held responsible. Individual criminal responsibility is the primary goal of ICJ, thus ICJ has two aspects; prohibition of acts and accountability mechanisms. ICJ has developed rapidly in the past decade especially with regard to the accountability aspect. Norms prohibiting international crimes have existed for decades, for example the Genocide Convention was concluded in 1948. Activity around ICJ, in terms of its expanding jurisprudence through the various mechanism mentioned above, has seen an exponential increase in interest in ICL and the issue of international criminal justice. Nowhere more so than in Africa. Recent events have propelled ICJ from an obscure international law subject to a topic discussed and debated by the general public across the continent, primarily as a result of the ICC and the cases it has initiated that are from the continent. As of 2004 the ICC has investigated and initiated proceedings against individuals from 4 African countries; Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Sudan and Uganda. Thus Africans have had to learn quickly about ICJ. Worryingly, however, much of the debate around ICJ has been in the media. It would appear that there has not been much input on the subject from Africa scholars. This is not surprising given that... [-]

LLM in Insurance Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Are you interested in the insurance industry and how it works in South Africa? Do you want to know how insurance products function in the financial services industry? Do you want to gain expert knowledge on specialised matters pertaining to insurance litigation? [+]

Masters in Law Studies in Africa 2017/2018. Are you interested in the insurance industry and how it works in South Africa? Do you want to know how insurance products function in the financial services industry? Do you want to gain expert knowledge on specialised matters pertaining to insurance litigation? Insurance is a grudge purchase and many South Africans only acquire this particular financial product as part of credit transactions. Other types of insurance products are often utilised by prudent consumers as part of a savings strategy. Be it as it may, there is a variety of insurance products available and these products are marketed and sold on a daily basis. In addition, it is inconceivable that any lawyer who practices commercial law should not have a well-founded knowledge of insurance law. Insurance as we know it has had an interesting development in South Africa and many legal systems influenced the insurance contract as we know it. Recent developments such as the introduction of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002 and the introduction of the so-called “Twin Peaks” system of financial regulation created a fairly complex legal framework for insurance and this has lead to tension in the industry. The challenge is therefore to gain knowledge of the legal framework, to identify the challenges that South African consumers face, to consider the Policyholder Protection Rules and other consumer protection measures and to evaluate the system by comparing it to other legal systems. Insurance is a powerful tool... [-]

Master Of Law: Private And Judicial Law, International Humanitarian Law

Université Francophone du Congo
Campus Full time September 2017 Congo, DR Goma

Master of Law: Private and Judicial Law, International Humanitarian Law [+]

Master of Law: Private and Judicial Law, International Humanitarian Law UFRACO will use all possible means to achieve its objectives by intensifying conferences, seminars, symposiums, scientific days. And as a university linked to the Bologna process, the LMD system, through the mobility of its students and professors with other universities attached to the system. UFRACO adopts the following philosophy: 1) Facilitate the mobility of students and learners in Central Africa and the Great Lakes in particular as well as throughout the world. 10 2) To make the training offerings of African countries legible, visible and predictable; 3) Valuing African formations on a global scale and making them compatible, adoptable and adaptable to knowledge and practiced rigorously in all other countries. It is the national program, plus the cross-curricular courses, but the system is that of License , Master and Doctorate (LMD). However, we will closely follow the different orientations of the Ministry of Trustees on this system. [-]

Master In Business Law

UNIVERSITÉ INTERNATIONALE DE TUNIS (UIT)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Tunisia Tunis

Professional Master in Business Law and Business prepares you after the license to the professional world and mainly in the legal environment for businesses and institutions. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in Africa 2017/2018. Professional Master in Business Law and Business prepares you after the license to the professional world and mainly in the legal environment for businesses and institutions. This diploma allows to reach an academic level in legal sciences (+5) also preparing you to the various national competition or pursue research abroad. The Master in Law from the business and business is focused on the professional world; the graduate should know adviser on legislation, develop, modify and negotiate contracts in control clauses (contract law), but also manage litigation and disputes that any institution; Business, SME ... may encounter. The theoretical and specialized training lasts 3 semesters and practical training in a company or firm to validate learning a probation report and memory. This professional Masters in Law at the ITU has several advantages; a partnership with renowned firms and companies in various industries (banking, insurance, IT, centers and institutes, authorities ...) for better specialization and partnerships in France and Germany for professional exchange (internship , semester abroad) and to pursue academic in research. [-]

LLM in Tax Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Tax laws have become increasingly complex in the last century. More and more anti-avoidance measures have recently been introduced to curb the effectiveness of tax avoidance structures, thus increasing the volumes of tax provisions applicable to day-to-day commercial transactions. The Master’s in Tax Law is a structured qualification intended to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of the tax core as well as developing tax laws in South Africa and in the international community. [+]

Tax laws have become increasingly complex in the last century. More and more anti-avoidance measures have recently been introduced to curb the effectiveness of tax avoidance structures, thus increasing the volumes of tax provisions applicable to day-to-day commercial transactions. The Master’s in Tax Law is a structured qualification intended to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of the tax core as well as developing tax laws in South Africa and in the international community. The minimum duration for this degree is two years and it is offered on a part-time basis. Classes or seminars in the taught modules are presented in the evenings on weekdays from 18h00 to 20h00 (one seminar per week per module). The next student intake will be in February 2018. In general, in order to be admitted, students must have attained an average of at least 65% for the law subjects in their LLB degree. In addition, an applicant’s mark for Tax Law at undergraduate level will be taken into account. This qualification consists of a minor dissertation on a Tax Law topic together with the following three taught modules: TAX LAW: BASIC PRINCIPLES (FIRST SEMESTER) Topics that will be covered include: an introduction to Tax Law and tax concepts, an overview of the South African tax system and the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962, an analysis of the general principles of determining taxable income entailing gross income, exemptions, allowable deductions and assessed losses, an introduction to the tax treatment of capital allowances and deductibility... [-]

LLM in Labour Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The LLM in Labour Law (one year full-time or two years of part-time studies) provides students with an opportunity to develop their intellectual and theoretical competencies at an advanced level and to strengthen their ability to understand labour law from a viewpoint of critical analysis of the underlying principles. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in Africa 2017/2018. The LLM in Labour Law (one year full-time or two years of part-time studies) provides students with an opportunity to develop their intellectual and theoretical competencies at an advanced level and to strengthen their ability to understand labour law from a viewpoint of critical analysis of the underlying principles. Modules The LLM in Labour Law consists of the following compulsory modules: NAME OF MODULE CODE TYPE General Principles and Individual Labour Law GPI9X0C or GPI9X1C Coursework Public Law, International Law and Comparative Law Relevance PIC9X1C or PIC9X0C Coursework Collective Labour Law and Dispute Resolution CLD9X0C or CLD9X1C Coursework Labour Law Masters Minor Dissertation LL19XDC or LL29XDC Minor Dissertation Programme Format Modules will be presented in a combination of weekly and intensive formats.Lectures take place between 18:00 and 20:00 on weekdays to accommodate students who work during the day. Minimum Admission Requirement In general, as a minimum admission requirement, students must have attained an average of 65% for the law subjects in their LLB degree. Bursaries Bursaries are available. Please contact Ms Daphney Nemakhavhani (011 559 4409 or daphneyn@uj.ac.za) for more information concerning merit bursaries. In addition, students who register for the first time in 2017 and complete their Master’s degree within a period of two years, qualify for a reimbursement of their full tuition fee (excluding the registration fee and ICT levy), subject to certain terms and conditions. Enquiries Requests for information may be directed to: Mrs P Magongoa: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus... [-]

LLM in International Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Are you interested in current affairs? Does the idea of studying international law in the most vibrant city in Africa appeal to you? Do you want to further your studies in a vibrant and dynamic field of the law? [+]

Are you interested in current affairs? Does the idea of studying international law in the most vibrant city in Africa appeal to you? Do you want to further your studies in a vibrant and dynamic field of the law? In an increasingly globalised world, it is no longer sufficient to be familiar with domestic law. Whether you are interested in the prosecution of war crimes or in global warming, the LLM in International Law offered by the Faculty of Law of the University of Johannesburg offers you a chance to specialise in fields of the law which are not only interesting but also increasingly useful and relevant. The one year course takes an interdisciplinary approach and assesses international legal questions from the perspective of international law as well as from a regional African perspective. The lecturing style is interactive. Students benefit from close contact with their lecturer and with experts from the relevant legal field. The diversity of the participants in the LLM program contributes significantly to the educational experience. The University of Johannesburg has a superb library and electronic resources. The course will consist of the following three modules: International Protection of Human Rights International Criminal Law/International Humanitarian Law International Environmental Law Students are expected to complete a minor-dissertation on any topic in International Law. Students will benefit from research workshops which will be held to guide students in the writing process. The degree can be undertaken as full time or part time study. Lectures take place after 18h00... [-]

LLM in International Commercial Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Johannesburg (the flagship programme of the Faculty of Law) is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in Africa 2017/2018. The LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Johannesburg (the flagship programme of the Faculty of Law) is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. The programme consists of the modules International Commercial Law A, B and C, as well as a minor dissertation on a topic in International Commercial Law. International Commercial Law A and B are offered during the first semester and International Commercial Law C during the second. The LLM programme provides the student with an overview of the private-law aspects of international trade, with an emphasis on privateinternational legal issues. The conflicts-orientation of the course indeed makes it unique and a wide comparative approach is taken in this regard, comprising legal systems in Africa, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and North and South America, together with the relevant regional, supranational and international instruments in this field. Most lectures are offered by Prof Jan L Neels, distinguished professor of International Commercial Law and director of the Research Centre for Private International Law in Emerging Countries at the University of Johannesburg. Prof Neels was a member of the working group responsible for the drafting of the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts and the official commentary on the Principles under the auspices of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. He is a member of the Governing Council of UNIDROIT in Rome.... [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 weeks February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

This LLM aims to provide the student with the necessary tools to navigate the IP landscape, and create awareness of pitfalls or opportunities that may present themselves. [+]

IF YOU WANT TO BE A STRATEGIC THINKER ON IP, COMPLETE THE LLM AT UJ! “The future of the nation depends in no small part on the efficiency of industry, and the efficiency of industry depends in no small part on the protection of intellectual property.” Judge Richard Posner in Rockwell Graphic Systems, Inc. v. DEV Industries, 925 F.2d 174 (7th Cir. 1991) The field of intellectual property (IP) reaches wide, and is probably the most dynamic field of law, as it constantly changes. What does it relate to? The nature of IP is best understood through a comparison with other, tangible, forms of property. One example is immovable property, such as a piece of land. Other examples are things, such as a vehicle, a watch, or a soccer ball. In these instances one has rights to the object itself. In other words, your rights would be infringed if the object is destroyed. The position with IP is different. An example might be a patent for a pair of night vision binoculars. The intellectual property rights of the patentee would not be infringed if the binoculars are destroyed. The reason for this is that it is the invention that is protected and not the binoculars. IP is, accordingly, that body of law that regulates the creation and utilisation of immaterial property, and the enforcement of resultant rights. The objects of the various IP rights typically include patents, copyright, registered designs, and trade marks. To properly understand all these issues, it... [-]

LLM in Commercial Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master’s in Commercial Law is a flexible qualification allowing a wide choice of modules that can be combined according to the interests and focus of each student. It can be completed in one year for full-time students and over two years for part-time students. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in Africa 2017/2018. Many large corporate and commercial transactions take place in Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub. The UJ Law Faculty is thus well placed to offer a highly relevant LLM in Commercial Law, drawing students from leading commercial firms. The team of lecturers involved combine intellectual leadership and cutting edge practical insight which is reflected in their teaching. The Master’s in Commercial Law is a flexible qualification allowing a wide choice of modules that can be combined according to the interests and focus of each student. It can be completed in one year for full-time students and over two years for part-time students. This qualification consists of a minor dissertation on a commercial law topic together with three taught modules selected from the following: (i) Banking Law (first semester) The module in Banking Law is designed to provide students with specialist knowledge regarding aspects of the law that are highly relevant in the banking sector. The module investigates the essence of central concepts such as “banking”, “money” and “payment”; provides a brief overview of the most important provisions of the Banks Act (the course having a distinct private-law orientation); investigates in greater detail the role of banks as payment intermediaries in various instruments of payment, including credit and debit transfers, letters of credit and documentary collections; similarly investigates the role of banks as guarantors in both accessory and independent guarantees and deals with various instances of bank liability arising from breach of contract, delict or... [-]

International Business Law, LLM

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Mauritius Vacoas

This highly-regarded course offers choice and flexibility. The teaching strategy is innovative and allows you to pursue areas that are of particular interest to you. The course has an international orientation and has been attracting students from all over the world since it was established. [+]

This highly-regarded course offers choice and flexibility. The teaching strategy is innovative and allows you to pursue areas that are of particular interest to you. The course has an international orientation and has been attracting students from all over the world since it was established. Students must take five compulsory modules: Legal Research Skills, Law of the International Sale of Goods, Law and Policy of the World Trade Organisation, International Commercial Ligitation and Arbitration and the Dissertation. Students will also choose two other modules from a range of subjects (subject to demand) including Foundations and Principles of International Law, English Commercial Law, International Organisations and International Dispute Resolution, International Maritime Law and Comparative Corporate Governance. Taught modules are devised to ensure active learning both of the subject matter and of the skills essential to masters level study. You undertake various forms of shorter exercises throughout the taught programme, for example, you may give an oral presentation, read and comment on an academic article or prepare detailed answers to questions set in advance. You will receive additional training in choosing a research topic, advanced research methods and academic writing before beginning work on your dissertation. Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed through coursework, exams, class participation, oral presentations and a dissertation. Why Study LLM International Business Law at Middlesex University? Open to suitably qualified non-law graduates, provided they take the short non-assessed 'Introduction to Law' module during the induction period. The teaching strategy is innovative and is designed to be... [-]

LLM in Human Rights

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Students are expected to complete a minor dissertation on any topic in the broad field of fundamental rights. They will benefit from research workshops which help [+]

Masters in Law Studies in Africa 2017/2018. DO YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS BUILDING A TRANSFORMED SOUTH AFRICA WHICH RESPECTS AND PROTECTS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE? DO YOU WANT TO STUDY AT THE HISTORIC CONSTITUTION HILL, WHERE THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT IS LOCATED AT? Register for the LLM on HUMAN RIGHTS at the UJ Faculty of Law which offers the following outstanding elements: 1) PROGRESSIVE: The LLM will examine the most current developments and academic writing on fundamental rights and seek to address the future of fundamental rights in South Africa and Africa. 2) GLOBAL: The LLM will examine fundamental rights in a global context, with consideration given to International Law as well as foreign case law. 3) TRANSFORMATIVE: The LLM will consider the way in which fundamental rights in South Africa are designed to transform our society, and will consider both the practical and theoretical methods of doing so. 4) FACULTY: The course will expose students to a range of guest lecturers, from judges to practitioners. 5) LOCATION: The lectures will take place on the historic Constitution Hill which itself represents a bridge from a past of repression and inequality to a future of social justice, freedom and equality. The Constitutional Court Library is a marvelous resource which students will be encouraged to use. Johannesburg is, of course, the city that raises many questions relating to constitutional democracy in South Africa, and the urban environment will be used as a... [-]