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Master of Laws in International Trade Law

Master of Laws in International Trade Law

Deadline for application: 04 September 2016

Starting date: 07 November 2016


07 November 2016 - 06 November 2017


Course Structure

The LL.M. is an intensive course of one full year duration structured in three different parts as follows:

Part I - DISTANCE LEARNING - 10 European Credits

During this first part participants will be provided with preliminary and essential material in order to acquire the pre-requisite entry level knowledge in the disciplines of Part II.

In this phase of preparation students will be assisted on the following topics:

  • introduction to trade economics, including evolution and features of the world’s current trading system
  • introduction to contract law in major legal systems
  • international trade and other regulatory issues
  • preferential trade agreements and regional trade agreements

During this phase of distance learning, participants will have access to an on-line platform, through which they will be given access to the material, while receiving advisory support from a dedicated tutor.

Part II - FACE TO FACE LEARNING (18 weeks’ duration)

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Module I - 10 European Credits

Institutions Specialized in the Field of International Trade Law and English Legal Drafting Techniques

Module II - 20 European Credits

Contracts: General Principles, Contract Types, Corporate/Investment, IPR, Competition and Taxation Laws

General Aspects

Types of international contracts

Corporate and company laws

Intellectual Property Rights


Taxation - Investments

Module III - 10 European Credits

Moot Court & Arbitration

During each module participants will be requested to sit for writing exams:

Distance Learning: Written Test
Module I: Written Test
Module II: A) Written Test
B) Written test and case study
C) Written test and case study
Module III: Written Test

Part III

The third part consists of the submission of the final thesis/dissertation by the end of November 2015 supervised by an advisor or by a Module coordinator.

The Master Thesis will deal with an issue raised in general terms in the taught course, whereby the student will further analyse the topic in its specific context presenting his/her own arguments and findings.

The Master Thesis has to be written in English.

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