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

For a personality, who is...

is fair and seeking justice,

has analytical thinking skills and a strong sense of responsibility,

is already able to solve a variety of legal issues,

can think conceptually,

aims to become a top-level legal specialist in international trade and business law.

Wants to become a...

a sought-after specialist, expert or manager not only in Lithuanian, but also international private structures (law firms, lawyers’ offices, various types of international corporations, etc.), and in the public sector, particularly in the institutions operating in the territory of Lithuania (e.g.: Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania) or abroad (directorates general of the European Commission).

Wants to be able to...

understand of trade and law development trends, processes, legal decisions of the modern world,

apply legal norms governing different business areas, and analyse legal regulation of different fields on the basis of scientific approach,

make independent effective legal decisions,

solve various problems in international business, perform legal analyses, initiate and lament ideas and projects,

integrate international business law information to the whole having commercial and economic sense,

apply legal knowledge socially responsibly and ethically, and evaluate the consequences.

About the Programme

The programme offers students an introduction into the legal infrastructure of global transactions which significance increased dramatically over the recent decades around the globe. The objective of the programme in international trade and business law is to educate legal practitioners who desire to specialize in international trade and international business law. The programme is designed to equip students with both practical and academic tools to provide legal services in a globalized knowledge-based economy.

The programme is composed of 2 core modules, which are taught in English in two semesters and thus is designed to provide students with a systematic learning process.

The programme offers several foundational courses cover the major areas in business – contracts, investment, insurance and transportation, as well as corporate regulations, followed by alternative dispute resolutions.  It also covers trade law, payments and finances, banking regulation, intellectual property protection and international tax law.

Professors

The professors are from the best European universities, leading in the field of law, such as: University of Geneva (Switzerland), Business school Lausanne (Switzerland), Central European university (Hungary).

Requirements

Bachelor degree in Law

English language skills – level B2

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Subjects

International contract law / International investment law / International transport law and insurance  / International and comparative company law / Alternative dispute resolution / Law of WTO / Payments and Finance in International Trade / International Banking Law and Practice  / International Tax Law  / Industrial property protection: patents, trademarks and industrial design / Master thesis

Post Qualification Legal Training Courses 

(with the possibility to obtain LL.M degree)

In 2016 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

01.09.2016

For more information, please contact

Dr. Aida Kišūnaitė
Dean of Law faculty
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).