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.
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.
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.
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:
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
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.
No work experience is required.
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