Law - International Commercial Law

An opportunity to specialise in the exciting field of International Commercial Law for great career opportunities.

The LL.M. in International Commercial Law is available on both a full and part-time basis over a 1 or 2 year period.

Please note: The LL.M. in International Commercial Law is a cognitive masters. In order to be eligible for the course you will need to possess the following:

2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree) or foreign equivalent

Relative work experience may also be taken into consideration.

Why Study International Commercial Law at Griffith College?
The LL.M. in International Commercial Law offers students the opportunity to specialise in International Commercial Law in order to facilitate enhanced career opportunities and/or to lay the foundations for Ph.D. study.

Graduates of this programme will receive an internationally recognised postgraduate Master of Law degree.

Students will gain a firm understanding of the key principles of International Commercial Law including in areas such as EU Competition Law, International Financial Services Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and Corporate Governance.

Students will acquire highly transferable skills, attractive to a wide range of businesses including in major corporations and international institutions.

A strong international focus gives students a key advantage when building a career in today's globalised legal landscape.

All of our lecturers are experienced academics who are specialists in their particular field of international commercial law.

Course Highlights
Unique International Commercial Law focus
Experienced lecturers who are experts in their field
Small class sizes mean more individual attention to help you reach your personal potential
Evening time lectures mean that it is possible to obtain an LL.M. with work or other day time commitments

Course Details
The LL.M. in International Commercial Law is one year in duration or can be divided over two years. The student will complete six modules and a dissertation. In the first semester, the student will complete three mandatory subjects and in the second semester, they will choose three commercial electives. (Electives run subject to demand and at the discretion of the faculty.)

Assessment in the taught modules in semesters 1 and 2 is by way of assignments and examinations. A dissertation of 20,000 words is completed throughout the academic year and written up over the summer months under the guidance of a designated supervisor.

Entry requirements

2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree)or foreign equivalent or relevant work experience.

Assessment Info

Assessment is by means of written assignments combined with examinations.

Subjects taught

Semester One
Public International Law
Advanced Legal Research and Writing
International Commercial Law

Semester Two: Electives
International Commercial Arbitration
International Tax Law
International Financial Services Law
EU Internal Market and Competition Law
International Intellectual Property Law
Corporate Governance
International Privacy and Data Protection Law

Semester Three: Dissertation


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

A copy of the provisional timetable is available on the college website. Please be aware that this timetable may be subject to change.

Enrolment dates

Intake Dates
This course will next commence September 2020.

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Academic Progression
Many of our LL.M. graduates go on to pursue PhD studies, having acquired not only legal expertise but also advanced academic writing and legal research skills during the LL.M. programme.

Career Progression
Through the LL.M. in International Commercial Law, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong foundation of critical analysis and presentation skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

Promotion for those who are already practising in law
In-house legal roles with international or domestic businesses
Legal advisor within international or domestic commercial entity
Legal researcher in area of international commercial law
PhD study for an academic career

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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