LLM International Commercial Law, University of Nottingham
An increasingly globalised economy requires commercial law to meet a wide variety of exciting challenges, from the transactional to the regulatory, from shipping to finance, or from access to markets, to dispute resolution.
The LLM International Commercial Law reflects international business in its diversity, innovation, and contemporary relevance. The school boasts an internationally renowned team of international commercial lawyers, combining established experts with exciting early-career scholars. Published scholarship is extensive, with every member of the academic staff engaged in high quality research.
The International Commercial Law, University of Nottingham programme covers several areas of special interest:
International Trade and Maritime Law
Private International Law/Conflict of Laws
Intellectual Property Law
Commercial Law of the European Union
The World Trade Organization
Banking and Finance Law
The School of Law was ranked 41st best law school in the world by the QS World Rankings 2016
The school enjoys professional relationships with international institutions, leading UK law firms, private industry and consultancies, and non-governmental organisations
We have a dedicated Legal Skills Advisor who delivers workshops and one-to-one sessions on issues such as time management, how to answer a problem question, how to research and reference, and how to choose a dissertation topic
The LLM programme is offered on a full-time basis, to be completed in one academic year; and a part-time basis, to be completed in two academic years.
Students must complete at least 90 credits worth of modules from the qualifying specialist module options for the LLM International Commercial Law. The remaining 30 credits needed to complete the taught stage of the degree can be chosen from the full suite of modules offered across all of our LLM programmes.
In addition, students must choose a dissertation topic which sits within the field of International Commercial Law. Students are given a wide array of support when choosing their dissertation title and preparing to undertake research, with bespoke workshops and one-to-one support available throughout the process.
The LLM programme operates small-group seminar teaching, allowing for an integrative and interactive learning experience. Students are encouraged and expected to prepare for and participate in seminars so that they get the maximum benefit from teaching sessions.
All seminars offer dedicated teaching, open only to postgraduate students, including postgraduate research students, where the module option is relevant to a student’s doctoral research.
Students are given the opportunity to complete formative assessments in both the autumn and spring term, which acts as a practice assignment that does not contribute towards their degree. Rather, formative assessments provide valuable feedback which can be utilised constructively when completing summative assessments.
All summative assessments take place at the end of the spring term; this includes assessments for autumn options. Modules are assessed by either essay, examination, or a combination of both.
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