The law department’s new Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Public International Law is an advanced level programme which seeks to give students a profound knowledge of both general public international law and selected branches of the field.
The programme opens with the mandatory “Advanced Course in Public International Law” (15 ECTS) which provides the foundations of public international law, such as its subjects, sources of law, relationship between national and international law, state responsibility, along with jurisdiction and immunity. After introduction, students will choose between two tracks, International Law and the Individual and International Law and Global Justice.
In International Law and the Individual, students study two 15 ECTS credit courses “Human Rights in a Global Perspective” and “International Criminal Law”.
In International Law and Global Justice, after having taken the course “Human Rights in a Global Perspective”, students take the elective course of 15 ECTS credits ”International Law and the Global Economy”.
The programme concludes with a master thesis on a selected topic of international law. The final master thesis contains, in addition to the thesis itself, a course in academic writing. Moreover, there is a year-long seminar running through the programme which seeks to impress upon students the realization that abstract theories do not lead a separate existence from more concrete facts.
Methodology and Practice: All the courses include both written and oral exercises in the form of legal memos and essays as well as mooting and negotiations simulations alike.
The teaching staff includes reputed academics and practitioners in the field. The programme is a full-time course of study and requires active participation.