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LL.M. Curriculum

The LL.M. program at AUCA is a two year program. The curriculum, credit hours, and course delivery parameters are modeled on American standards. The program is established for those who would like to continue their education and to specialize in either a general or specific field of law, depending upon students’ interests. Students will have an opportunity to enlarge their body of knowledge in their field and to learn new areas of law.

The curriculum can be customized within International Public Law and/or International Business Law. Students will choose a concentration based upon their professional goals and personal interests. The available courses are designed to provide students with skills that will benefit their careers in the future, whether in law, government, business, academia or related fields. 

All students will take required courses that provide comparative legal learning on important contemporary issues in jurisprudence. No matter what career path graduates take, a foundation in international and comparative law will help students work in and understand the legal world around them.

Elective courses provide knowledge in specific subjects that students can apply in their careers. Students are encouraged to meet with professors to determine which courses are most appropriate for their goals.

Students who choose to complete the double degree option must complete one semester in residence at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, USA. Curriculum requirements for the double degree program can be discussed individually with the AUCA administration.

Successful completion of the LL.M. program requires that 120 credits be earned over four semesters. The following courses are included in the curriculum:

I           Required courses and activities (72 credits):

  1. Philosophy of Law
  2. Comparative Law in a Changing World
  3. Law and Economics
  4. Modern Teaching Methods in Jurisprudence
  5. Legal Analysis, Research and Writing
  6. Advanced Issues of Public International Law
  7. Thesis Research
  8. Internship
  9. Writing Thesis Paper

 

 

II          Elective courses (48 credits):

 

  1. Advanced International Trade Law
  2. Advanced Corporate Transactions
  3. Comparative and International Competition Law
  4. International Legal Transactions
  5. Secured Transactions
  6. Internet Law
  7. International Commercial Arbitration
  8. Mergers and Acquisitions
  9. Alternative Dispute Resolutions
  10. WTO and Human Rights
  11. International Taxation
  12. Comparative Constitutional Law
  13. International Tax Law
  14. International Criminal Law

 

(This is not an exhaustive list of elective options).

 

 

First Semester Required Courses

 

All students must complete an identical list of courses in the first semester, whether they are enrolled in the AUCA-only LL.M. program or in the double degree program in partnership with Indiana University. All students enrolled in the LL.M. program must complete a total of 15 required credits and 15 elective credits during the first semester of studies in the program.

  • Philosophy of Law                                                                                                                  (3 cr.)
  • Comparative Law in a Changing World                                                                             (3 cr.)
  • Law and Economics: History of Law and Political Economic Studies                           (3 cr.)
  • Teaching Methodology of Law                                                                                             (4 cr.)
  • Individual Student Research                                                                                                 (2 cr.)
  • Elective Courses                                                                                                                      (12 cr.)

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