International Trade Law LLM (LLM)

Brunel University London the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 5990

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 10335

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About International Trade Law LLM at Brunel University London

The course is designed for law graduates from anywhere in the world who wish to develop a specialist knowledge of the increasingly important field of international trade law, international economic law and related areas. Such specialist knowledge is increasingly sought by law firms, businesses and governmental bodies all over the world, in response to the expansion of international trade and commerce and international regulation, resulting from economic, political and technological change.Course ContentYou will take four taught modules, which run concurrently through the teaching year. You will have a choice from a range of modules covering various aspects of international and European commercial law.Typical ModulesCore ModulesInternational Trade LawThe law governing international contracts for the supply of goods, including the issues of transport, insurance, finance, arbitration, conflicts of laws, and international harmonisation of laws.International Economic LawThe law governing economic relations between states, and in particular the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its rules on the supply of goods and services, tariffs, subsidies and dumping.DissertationDuring the summer, after the taught modules have been completed, you will work on a dissertation on an topic to be agreed between you and the Course Director, related to some aspect of European or international commercial law. The dissertation is due at the end of the summer. This will provide you with an opportunity to deepen your understanding of a particular area of interest. Elective ModulesTwo from a selection that currently includes:International Intellectual Property LawThe basic principles of the law of intellectual property; European and international conventions on harmonisation and mutual recognition of intellectual property rights; and the WTO "TRIPs" rules concerning intellectual property.International Financial LawThe nature and function of banking, securities, and financial markets; European and international legal regulation of financial markets; the role of international financial organisations.Public International LawThe law governing relations between states, including international personality, statehood and recognition, territorial sovereignty, immunity, the law of the sea, state responsibility, dispute resolution and the use of force and international human rights.International Labour LawThe international structures, standards and processes developed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) concerning equality, health and safety, child labour, freedom of association, and other aspects of social justice in the workplace.European and International Environmental LawThe framework of environmental protection in the European Union and the relationship with market integration; the enforcement of EU environmental law; WTO law on environmental protection and the relationship with EU law.European and International Competition LawProviding an understanding of competition law, together with the ability to subject it to critical legal and economic analysis, this module will show how competition law can curb anti-competitive business practices which restrict competition in economic markets. Although emphasis is placed predominantly on EC competition law, developments at a broader public international level will also be explored.Note: modules are subject to withdrawal at the School's discretion.Teaching and LearningThe teaching will usually take the form of seminar classes, involving discussion of prepared reading, supplemented by lecturing from the module teacher to introduce and consolidate the discussion. For each module you will be assessed twice, first by way of a written essay and then by way of a "seen" or "pre-release" examination, when the question paper is released a short time before the day of the exam. Each assessment is worth 50% of the overall mark.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardLLMHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5990International course feesGBP 10335

Entry requirements for this course

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