Law - International Law - LLM

Overview
An opportunity to specialise in the exciting field of International Law for great career opportunities and further study.

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

Please note: The LL.M. in International 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 Law at Griffith?
The LL.M. in International Law programme aims to develop students' academic capabilities to their fullest, enhance their communication skills and develop their research skills, preparing them for career progression and/or laying the foundations for Ph.D. study.

- Unique international law focus

- Experienced lecturers - experts in their field

- Small class sizes - more individual attention to help you reach your personal potential

- Evening time lectures - it is possible to obtain an LL.M. with work or other day time commitments

- Internationally recognised Master of Law degree.

- Students will gain a firm understanding of the key principles of international law such as Public International Law, International Human Rights Law and International Commercial Law (depending on personal choice of modules).

- Students will acquire highly transferable skills attractive to a wide range of areas outside law including academia, journalism, media, finance, public administration, industry and commerce.

- 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 field.

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

Course Deatails
The LL.M. in International Law is normally one year in duration but it is possible to split this programme over two years. The student will complete six subjects and a dissertation. In the first semester, the student will complete three mandatory subjects (including a choice of either International Commercial Law or International Human Rights Law). In the second semester, they will choose three 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 is completed 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.

In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022.

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
International and European Human Rights 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 Humanitarian Law
Social and Economic Rights
International Asylum and Immigration Law
International Criminal Law
Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights
International Privacy and Data Protection Law
Transitional Justice and Human Rights

Semester Three: Dissertation:
Dissertation

Duration

1 or 2 years full-time.

Enrolment dates

Intake Dates
This course will next commence September 2020.

Post Course Info

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 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 human rights organisations
- Legal advisor within international or domestic NGOs
- Legal researcher in area of international human rights law
PhD study for an academic career

More details
  • Qualification letters

    LL.M.

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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