LL.M. International Commercial Law

University of Dundee | Dundee, United Kingdom
The LLM in International Commercial Law covers the core issues relevant to the resolution of commercial disputes together with contractual principles. This course will will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the area of corporate law with subjects specifically pertaining to e-commerce, intellectual property, contracts and more

Description of International Commercial Law

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Why study International Commercial Law at Dundee?

The International Commercial modules at Dundee provide students with a detailed understanding of core issues relevant to the resolution of commercial disputes and an appreciation of contractual principles. Central to this are the courses in International Business Transactions [IBT] I and II and Problems in International Commercial Litigation. These focus on the resolution of business disputes and cover such areas as: commercial arbitration; jurisdiction in domestic, European and international litigation; the conflict between common law and civil law approaches to jurisdiction; the use of injunctions and other jurisdictional tools in international litigation; the recognition of foreign judgments in different legal systems; international attempts to harmonise jurisdiction rules; the law applicable to contractual obligations within Europe; the role of the lex mercatoria; the law applicable to corporations and international insolvency actions.

These modules are complemented by the comparative contract law course Principles of International Contract Law which considers not only the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods but also developments in the USA and at European level. International Dispute Settlement focuses on inter-State dispute settlement with regard to commercial/economic disputes and also covers the settlement of disputes between corporate bodies and States.

What's so good about International Commercial Law at Dundee?

In the Times Good University Guide 2012 Dundee Law School was placed 7th in the United Kingdom law school rankings, and we were ranked 1st in Scotland in the 2011 National Student Survey (NSS).

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise Dundee Law School was one of only two law schools in the United Kingdom to achieve a 100% international standard classification, with half of our submissions being graded internationally excellent or world leading. Our commitment on is to provide high quality instruction, with a focus on matters of practical relevance, to prepare students for a successful legal career, whether at home or abroad.

Postgraduate culture

Dundee Law School prides itself as being a friendly Law School where all members of staff are accessible and students are treated as individuals and valued members of our legal community.

We offer all new students an induction programme at the start of each semester, to ensure that all students have the necessary understanding of the UK and European legal systems as well as core principles of public and private law.

We seek to integrate all LLM students into the life of the Law School, and invite you to all guest lectures and seminars. We also have an annual reading party to a beautiful country house location, where you are joined by senior staff and can work on academic skills and dissertation preparation.

"Studying at Dundee University helped me develop my legal writing, speaking, and analytical skills and as a result to become a real specialist in the legal field."

Margarita Khegay, LLM 2009

Employability

Dundee graduates have reached the highest levels of success in the profession as senior partners, Queen's Counsel, judges and front bench politicians.

We have close links with employers and we offer programmes to support and develop the employability of our students. Our good reputation throughout the profession and close links to employers help Dundee graduates find employment.

The Law School runs an annual Law Fair which attracts law firms and employers from around the UK and further afield. Law firms also regularly visit the law school on an individual basis for recruitment purposes.

While many students study law in order to qualify to practise, the skills acquired in a law degree are also attractive to many prospective employers in professions such as:

  • the Police
  • Banking
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Civil service

Find out more about legal careers from our Careers Service.

"At present I do work at Deloitte TCF, LLP as a legal consultant in Tax and Legal Department. Our Department deals with clients from various professional fields: construction, telecommunications, energy resources and others. In future I ... hope to be able to draw on my good experience and skills from the School of Law of Dundee University and make my own contribution on the commercial issues in my country, on the development of International Commercial Law in Kazakhstan."

Margarita Khegay, LLM 2009

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

Fees for students starting January 2015

Scottish students

  • £5,000

Rest of UK students

  • £5,000

EU students

  • £5,000

Overseas students (non-EU)

  • £11,500

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Not specified
Start date September  2015, January  2016 This course has January and September start dates and can be taken part time and full time.
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Part-time variant Weekday

Course Content

What you will study

* International / comparative modules.

Semester 1

  • International Business Transactions I*
  • Principles of International E-Commerce*
  • Principles of International Contract Law*
  • Corporate Governance
  • Principles of Corporate Law
  • The Law of the Fair Trade Movement

Semester 2

  • Private International Law (Common Law Perspectives)*
  • International Insolvency Law*
  • International Dispute Resolution*
  • World Trade Organisation Law*
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Competition Law

From the portfolio of commercially orientated modules available on the Dundee LLM students can opt to study for a LLM in Commercial Law or International Commercial Law. To qualify for the latter students must complete at least two options which adopt an international or comparative focus and complete their dissertation on an international commercial law topic.

How you will be assessed

Substantive modules: continuous assessment plus end of semester examinations in December and March/April. Compulsory dissertation: 12-15,000 words.

Audience

Who should study this course?

This course is designed for individuals with a background in law, i.e. a good honours degree in law (acquired or anticipated to have by the expected start date), or in exceptional circumstances non-law graduates with a considerable amount of relevant legal experience.

English Language Requirements

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for International Commercial Law

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Work Experience for International Commercial Law

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

In the Times Good University Guide 2012 Dundee Law School was placed 7th in the United Kingdom law school rankings, and we were ranked 1st in Scotland in the 2011 National Student Survey (NSS).

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise Dundee Law School was one of only two law schools in the United Kingdom to achieve a 100% international standard classification, with half of our submissions being graded internationally excellent or world leading. Our commitment on is to provide high quality instruction, with a focus on matters of practical relevance, to prepare students for a successful legal career, whether at home or abroad.

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