The course is centred on the needs of the modern professional lawyer working or intending to work in trade, transport and maritime related industries. Your legal study is set in a specific context to provide you with a detailed knowledge, depth of understanding and practical insight into the industry.
Tuition through seminar participation will help develop the analytical, critical, communication and research skills upon which to build your career. A compulsory one-week foundation course precedes the first semester to provide a foundation in commercial law, research and assessment technique.
We aim to find students appropriate linked vocational activity during their degree and are fortunate to have a full-time placement and employability officer dedicated to Law students.
This course is led by Susan Hawker, expert and specialist in Maritime Law. Susan is a Principal Lecturer in International Trade and Shipping law at London Metropolitan University, and Associate Professor at the London Law Centre of the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana, USA).
After qualifying as a barrister, Susan worked in P & I, before going into academia. She is currently also the examiner for and academic consultant to the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA).
In addition to these roles Susan also lectures for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers as well as being a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School, City University School of Engineering and BCA Athens, teaching on postgraduate and professional shipping courses.
This degree provides highly specialised knowledge and research skills for legal practitioners and legal positions within trade, transport, maritime and insurance industries. A Masters degree is also a natural stepping stone towards a doctoral qualification.
Full time cost
You can either take:
eight taught modules and a research essay or six taught modules and a dissertation. Common to both structures is the core module Legal Research Methodology,
Designate modules include:
Optional modules include:
Assessment is through a mix of seen and unseen examination questions, coursework and research.
Normally a UK or overseas degree in law of at least lower second-class or its equivalent. Alternatively, a non-law degree plus a professional legal qualification. Holders of thePG Diploma in Maritime Law (distance learning) awarded by this University will obtain 120 credits towards this specific LLM.
No work experience is required.
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