LLM in International and Comparative Commercial Law SOAS University of London

The LLM in International and Comparative Commercial Law allows students to learn about commercial law and its application in the globalised world. The courses available cover a broad range of geographical and legal areas, including comparative law, economic approaches to law, law and globalisation, banking and finance, Islamic, Chinese and Middle Eastern law,labour law, copyright, trade law, fraud,multinational enterprises and the WTO.

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  • LLM
  • English
  • Full time
  • 12 Months

The courses available cover a broad range of geographical and legal areas, including comparative law, economic approaches to law, law and globalisation, banking and finance, Islamic, Chinese and Middle Eastern law,labour law, copyright, trade law, fraud,multinational enterprises and the WTO. All SOAS LLM courses are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings.
All teachers on courses offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field.

Aims

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Students will acquire specialist knowledge of commercial law in an international and comparative context.
  • This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, knowledge and understanding of the following:
  • the theoretical and practical underpinnings of international and comparative commercial law;
  • the context in which law is made, interpreted, adjudicated, and amended;
  • the role played by law, particularly commercial law in  different international and comparative situations;
  • the role and function of legal institutions in managing commercial relationships in an international and comparative context;
  • the weight and significance of different sources and methodologies.
  • Students will develop knowledge of how to locate relevant materials and assess their relevance and/or importance.

Intellectual (thinking) Skills

  • Students should develop rigor in analysis and assessment of legal arguments.
  • Students should develop the ability to understand, summarise and critically assess differing perspectives on theoretical debates.
  • Students should develop independence of thought and the confidence to challenge the accepted wisdom.
  • Students should learn to identify issues and formulate questions for further research through independent work.
  • Students will be encouraged to bring to bear their own previous experience and knowledge in addressing legal issues in an interdisciplinary manner.

Subject-based Practical Skills

 The programme will help students develop the ability to:

  • Write clear research essays and dissertations.
  • Research in a variety of specialized research libraries and institutes and online, and retrieve, sift and select information from a variety of sources.
  • Present seminar papers and defend the arguments therein.
  • Discuss ideas introduced during seminars.
  • Develop essay and dissertation research questions.
  • Read legal source materials rapidly and critically.
  • Present legal arguments in moots and debates.

Students must take modules to a total value of 180, consisting of a dissertation (60 credits) and 120 credits of taught modules. Taught modules are worth either 15 or 30 credits.

Students who wish to graduate with a specialised LLM are required to take at least 60 credits associated with his or her specialised LLM, a further 30 credits within the School of Law (General Law Postgraduate Taught Module List), and a final 30 unit which can either be taken within the School of Law or from the Language Open Options or Non-Language Open Options pages with the LLM Programme Convenor’s permission. The dissertation topic will be undertaken within the LLM specialisation.

Dissertation

Dissertation (12,000 words), on a topic related to the specialism of the degree

With a student population of around 4,000 from over 100 countries, our relatively small size ensures that we offer a friendly and welcoming environment while at the same time being able to take advantage of all University of London facilities.

  • International class
  • International faculty
  • International study tours
  • Issuance of foreign diploma and certifications

The role of the Student Recruitment is to provide information, advice and guidance about studying at SOAS to prospective students, educational representatives, universities and schools both in the UK and overseas.

Criteria for assessing applications:
  • CV Screening
  • Motivation letter
  • References
  • Language test and/or interview

A score of 90/110 for Italian students, or above.A certified English language test.

Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. Individual courses may have specific entry requirements, so you are advised to consult the postgraduate prospectus for further information.

Admission Requirements:
  • Bachelor
Maximum number of students admitted: 2500
Please see our website for eligibility criteria.
Cost of the master: Not declared
Scholarships available
A range of student services exist to help you during your time at SOAS. They provide an invaluable source of advice and support and are available to all students of the School.
  • Tutoring
  • Wifi access
  • Disability services
  • Canteen/Meal tickets
  • Housing capacity 1000
  • Sport activities
  • Cultural activities
The University of London Careers Group staff at SOAS will be available to support you throughout your time with us. We are the dedicated provider of careers advice, events and information services for current SOAS students, staff and GradClub members.

  • Job posting
  • Book and/or database of graduates
  • Polls about alumni careers
  • Multimedia resources: links/e-books
  • Dedicated office
  • Assessment tool (strenghts, weaknesses, attitude etc.)
  • Start-up support and mentoring
  • CV sending
  • Feedback monitoring
  • International opportunities
  • Companies presentations
  • Careerday
  • Careerday per area (finance, HR, etc.)
  • Support in CV writing
  • Identifying companies for traineeship
  • Orientation seminars
  • In-company training
  • Job hunting tecniques
  • Interview preparation
  • Coaching during company's interviews
  • Traineeship quality monitoring
The Alumni team at SOAS would be delighted for all students to join the Alumni network upon graduation. SOAS alumni have access to a wide range of benefits and a strong network for post graduation support.
Activities related to Alumni Community:
  • Alumni association
  • Presence in social network
  • Alumni in the teaching body
  • Meetings with alumni
  • Workshops
  • Reunions
  • Polls
  • Yearbook
  • Access to bibliographic services
  • Lifelong mailings
  • Magazine
  • Newsletter
  • Blog/Forums
  • Alumni Directory
  • Personal page of alumni
  • Alumni Press Review
  • Business and sport club
  • Facilitations for executive programs
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