Understanding of global economic relations requires specialized and advanced learning of trade and investment institutions, rules and principles. This programme, therefore, seeks to provide a platform for richer theoretical, contextual, practical and multidisciplinary inquiry to understand institutional frameworks, global legal processes, policy dynamics, and contemporary challenges in the area of international trade and investment. Students will engage in an intensive study of global, regional and local economic regimes concerned with trade and investment, their interactions and contemporary relevance through a carefully selected elective courses. Students can explore a wide variety of topics and examine emerging issues in international trade and investment in great detail in their areas of professional and research interest. This specialisation will enable students to develop critical thinking, a range of perspectives and policy-oriented approach towards the most pressing contemporary issues arising from global economic relations.
In addition to core courses, JGLS offers a range of exciting and stimulating elective courses in the area of international trade and investment that are global in focus, innovative and progressive in curriculum design, and benchmarked against leading global law schools in terms of teaching, learning and assessment to provide a challenging and rewarding academic experience. The courses are designed by JGLS faculty members, who not only hold qualifications from leading universities of the world, but also are highly experienced and outstanding scholars, innovative thinkers, leading professionals and experts in their field, engaged in cutting-edge research, and publish regularly in leading trade and investment law journals. Academics at JGLS follow research-led and highly interactive teaching method.
LL.M. in International Trade and Investment Law is a 28-credit programme including core, foundational and elective courses. All students must complete the required credits in order to receive the LL.M .degree. Asa compulsory requirement, LL.M. students need to write a dissertation of 10,000 – 12,000 words. Students are allowed to take a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 electives.
|CORE COURSES ( 3 & 2 CREDITS)||ELECTIVE COURSES (2, 3 OR 4 CREDITS)||ELECTIVE COURSES (2, 3 OR 4 CREDITS)||ELECTIVES FROM OTHER STREAMS (2 OR 4 CREDITS)|
|Legal Research Methodology||International Economic Law||Anti-Dumping Laws and Trade Remedies||Legal Foundations of New World Order|
|Law and Justice in a Globalizing World||International Investment Law||Trade and Human Rights||Commercial Contract Drafting|
|Comparative Public Law and Systems of Governance||International Commercial Transactions||International Commercial Arbitration||International Commercial Law|
|Trade and Investment Law Clinic||WTO Law and International Dispute Settlement||International Settlement of Disputes|
|Law of International Trade||Trade and Development||Intersections of Law, Business and Human Rights|
|International Intellectual Property and Practice|
|Dissertation (5 credits)|
The electives mentioned above are merely indicative and may vary from year to year depending on the availability of faculty members, their research interests, and the number of students opting for an elective course. It may not be possible to offer every course listed above. With permission, it is possible to take up to two modules external to your programme, as optional choices.