LL.M  (Master of Laws)
Part – time studies

Duration – 1,5 years
Language – English
Scholarship – equal to tuition fee for the best student

Location – Vilnius

The ability to obtain a triple or a double diploma:
Master in Law in the following specialization: European Union Law and global challenges (Kazimiero Simonavičiaus universitetas, Lietuva)
MA degrees in Law and Politics in the EU (University of Nicosia, Kipras)
Master in International Public Law (Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraina).
Duration: 2 years (1,5 years for those who choose to study only at KSU or at KSU and the University of Nicosia)
Language: English

Do you have any questions? Contact:
E-mail priemimas@ksu.lt

For a personality, who is...

is fair and seeking justice,

has analytical thinking skills and a strong sense of responsibility,

is interested in the European Union law,

is already able to solve a variety of legal issues,

aims to become a top-level legal professional in the European Union law.

Wants to become a...

a lawyer in Lithuanian and European Union public institutions, law firms operating in Lithuania or Belgium (especially in Brussels), in business, science and civil, international, societies, organizations, both at the national, European, and global level, linked to the solutions of issues containing the European Union and international element.

Wants to be able to...

understand the close interactions of different areas of legal regulation in the multistage legal environment,

critically assess EU development prospects, identify problems, investigate and analyse them,

legally assess regulation of different EU internal policy frameworks and evaluate it on the basis of scientific methods,

solve a variety of legal problems, and initiate and implement ideas projects,

integrate multi-level legal regulation knowledge into a unified whole and make complex decisions.

About the Programme

Where do we need more and where less Europe? What can Europe contribute to global, sustainable and socially just development? These and other questions are covered master in European and global challenges program. Students learn methodological skills and apply these to practical situations.

The program encourages students to develop a shared understanding of the complex interactions taking place within the European economy and European society. The program provides insights into the discipline of European law and also takes into account economic and sociological point of view by focusing on the interdependencies between economic trade, legal frameworks, and the social consequences for European states as well as cross-border societal development within the European Union and its neighbors. One special feature of the program is the research project in the third semester. Students are given the opportunity to work in research groups attached to faculty chairs or at an associated research facility and develop their own research proposals in the various colloquia on offer.

The Master program in European law and Global Studies is designed to produce graduates in specialized subjects at a level sufficient to take up management positions in the fields of scientific of legal and political consultation and social organisations, trade unions, industrial enterprises, international organizations and organizations active in Europe and worldwide, as well as in management pyramid and transnational institutions.

The Master program in European law and Global Studies uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and, according to the ECTS, students should complete a total of 90 credits. Of this total 60 credits will be completed during the two semesters of the course and 30 credits will be gained through a master’s thesis over a period of 6 months.

Students who want to follow academic careers will be able to apply to PhD program in universities in the European Union and worldwide.

Professors

The professors are from the best European universities, leading in the field of law, such as: Brunel University (Great Britain), University of Hamburg (Germany), Ghent university (Belgium), College of Europe (Belgium),University of Örebro (Sweden), University of Lapland (Finland).

Requirements

Bachelor degree in Law

English language skills – level B2

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Subjects

European and international protection of human rights / European Union Law / Legal aspects of Europe’s Integration into the Global Economy / External relations of the EU / Legal reasoning in the EU law / International and European legal framework for migration and asylum / International and European social security law / Internal market and EU citizenship law / Law of competition in the EU / Legal research methods / Legal project group – case study / Master thesis

1 study – 3 diplomas

The students of KSU’ LL.M. European Union Law and Global Challenges study programme have the possibility to be awarded Master degree from three Universities within 2 years:

  • MA degrees in Law and Politics in the EU (University of Nicosia)
  • Master in Law in the following specialization: European Union Law and global challenges (Kazimieras Simonavičius University)
  • Master in International Public Law (Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University)

Students of KSU LL.M. European Union Law and Global Challenges study programme may choose to study:

  • Only at Kazimieras Simonavičius University
  • At Kazimieras Simonavičius University and at 1 of KSU partners’ universities (University of Nicosia or Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University)
  • At all of three universities (Kazimieras Simonavičius University, University of Nicosia and Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University)

Students have to study at least one semester at the universities they choose.

Please, note that University of Nicosia provides online studies so students do not have to go to Cyprus to study and may stay in their homeland country.

KSU Community speaks

Dr. Aida Kišunaite
Programme author and lecturer, dean of the Faculty of Law at KSU

Such structure of the program enables the reconciliation of theoretical, methodological and practical aspects and combines fundamental and contextual knowledge with applied aspects, and general and specific abilities and skills. The program brings together general and specific backgrounds so that specialist not only can theoretically perceive the subjects of studies but also are able to adapt the knowledge acquired during the training process in their practical activities.

Post Qualification Legal Training Courses 

(with the possibility to obtain LL.M degree)

In 2017 KSU has launched two international LL.M degree programmes, which are also open to the legal practitioners who wish to attend just several courses and obtain the post qualification training certificate. 

Post qualification training certificate can be obtained within the framework of these Master programs:
LL.M in European Union Law and Globall Challenges
LL.M in Internetional Commerce and Business Law

Each course in the programme is taught 4 hours/ day and consists of 20 hours (6 ECTS). KSU Law faculty organizes post qualification courses using the module system meaning that each course is taught within one week.

The participant who is interested in obtaining a post qualification certificate can choose to attend one or more courses and is free to choose whether or not he/she will participate in the final exam. In the case the participant chooses to take the final exam, he will be provided with final certificate, which includes the number of earned ECTS (6 ECTS/course) that are recognized at the university level.

Meanwhile if the participant chooses just to attend the course(s)– he/she will be provided with final attendance certificate without ECTS, which is also recognized as post qualification training.

Price

400 EUR per course (attendance of the course and post qualification training certificate).

300 EUR final exam (exam and post qualification training certificate with 6 ECTS).

Application deadline

01.09.2017

For more information, please contact

Dr. Aida Kišūnaitė
Vice-Dean for Research and Studies
Law faculty
Kazimieras Simonavičius university

Tel./fax +370 5 213 5172
E-mail: aida.kisunaite@ksu.lt

Courses for Post Qualification Training

Courses

LL.M programme

Professor

International trade law International Commerce and Business Law Prof. dr. Makane Mbengue, University of Geneva, Switzerland
International investment law Prof. dr. Makane Mbengue, University of Geneva, Switzerland
International contract law Prof. dr. Leonila Guglya, Business school Lausanne, Switzerland
Alternative dispute resolution Prof. dr. Leonila Guglya, Business school Lausanne, Switzerland
Competition Law of the EU European Union Law and Global Challenges Prof. dr. Jacques Bourgeois Ghent university/College of Europe, Belgium
Legal aspects of Europe’s Integration into the Global Economy Prof. dr. Thomas Bruha, University of Hamburg, Germany
Legal reasoning in the EU law Dr. Gerard Conway, Brunel law school, Brunel University London, UK

Professors

Prof. dr. Makane Moïse Mbengue is Associate Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. Prof. Mbengue is also a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po Paris (School of Law). He holds a Ph.D. in Public International Law from the University. He acts as a professor for courses in international law organized by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) and by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Prof. Mbengue acts as counsel in disputes before international courts and tribunals.

Dr. Guglya holds SJD degree, in International Business Law from Central European University (CEU), as well as three graduate level degrees in law, all – with a certain extent of concentration on international commercial law and international dispute settlement issues – from (chronologically) the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Ukraine); Central European University (Hungary) and University of Geneva Law School and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland). Dr. Guglya has worked with several international law firms in Ukraine, Belgium and France and carried out a major interdisciplinary international investment arbitration research project at the University of Geneva Law School. Being currently in charge of law and dispute settlement in several academic institutions in Switzerland, Dr. Guglya is an author of a number of publications on international law and dispute settlement topics.

Prof. Dr. Jacques Bourgeois is a counsel in the law firm WilmerHale where he advises on all aspects European Union law, specifically in relation to EU competition matters and international trade law. Mr. Bourgeois has been appointed Chairman of the Competition Commission advising the Belgian government. Mr. Bourgeois is Professor of the College of Europe (Bruges), guest professor at the University of Gent.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruha is Emeritus professor for European law at the University of Hamburg and the Director of European Integration Foundation of Europa-Kolleg Hamburg. He is one of the leading German legal experts  of economic and legal aspects of Europe’s Integration into the world economy.

Prof. Dr. Gerard Conway lectures at  Brunel law school and specializes in European constitutional law (European Union and comparative), especially the role and legal reasoning of the European Court of Justice and held a number of visiting positions, most recently iCourts Centre in the Law Faculty of the University of Copenhagen (2015), University of Buckingham, as leader for the course Systems Analysis in International Law (in 2009), and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal law, Freiburg, Germany (2011).