Online LL.M - Master of Laws in International Business Law

Module Descriptions

There are no average modules within our LL.M in International Business Law programme. We are committed to providing an exceptional learning experience, and there is no better way to achieve this than with outstanding modules. They have been carefully crafted by experienced professors and are all intended to make you a more successful and efficient legal professional.

There are no old-fashioned exams. Instead, you are given real-life case studies to work on and essays to write, which allow you to think critically about current legal issues that might be directly relevant to your own career. All this might seem too glossy but there is one catch: we do not accept average candidates. Only individuals as outstanding as our values are accepted for admission to Robert Kennedy College.

Induction

Not-for-credit module

A not-for-credit induction module will be the starting point of the programme. The induction process is designed to familiarise you with the programme design, requirements and resources, as well as with the way that the online interaction, learning and grading will take place. After the induction you will be familiar with academic life, including academic writing, library services and library access, the OnlineCampus access, and academic support services.

This module, which is compulsory for all LLM students, provides an opportunity for students to develop core skills in legal research. Expert guidance is provided in locating and using international law sources especially electronic sources. Particular attention is also paid to analysis of legal texts, reasoning skills, presenting research, both orally and in writing and appropriate referencing.

LAWS7123 Transnational Business Law

The aim of this module is to provide students with a sound understanding of different issues in transnational business law. This survey of transnational business law will cover several topics including transnational lawyering, the international legal environment, international tax law, transnational sales, agency & distribution agreements, mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures.

Through the analysis of both the case law and sample agreements emphasis will be placed on practical issues in a range of transnational legal problems relevant to both legal practitioners and international managers.

LAWS7124 Contracts and International Trade Law

The aim of this module is to provide an appreciation of the laws governing the trading of goods on the international marketplace. To examine the development and influence of the laws governing such export trading, legal relationships between the parties, the nature of the particular types of contracts and the rights and liabilities that arise.

LAWS7104 International Alternative Dispute Resolution

Requires a one week residency at the University of Cumbria Carlisle or Lancaster campus

The purpose of this module is to familiarise students with a wide range of dispute resolution processes as alternatives to conventional forms of adjudication and their impact on legal system. The module will equip you with basic tools which can help you in representing your client in an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process, primarily in mediation. The module in particular aims to form ones own approach to help clients and society select and employ the most effective, just, and humane methods of dispute resolution. The module will cover a wide range of jurisdictions where ADR is possible, developing a comparative standpoint and focusing more on the broad area of commercial disputes. ADR is a truly interdisciplinary field comprising law, social science, economics, psychology and others. However, the module is primarily designed for lawyers and experts directly involved in resolution of legal disputes. ADR is also a newly emerging and vibrant area of scholarship where it is impossible to give simple “yes” or “no” answers to most questions. Therefore the module will employ critical thinking and an open discussion approach.

LAWS7122 Dissertation

This dissertation module aims to enable students to provide a major piece of summary evidence as to the student’s understanding of a topic selected from the optional topics offered on the international business law degree or on the advanced information technology law degree, depending on the programme of study of the student.

It will provide an opportunity for the students to demonstrate how they can synthesise their acquired knowledge and skills into an analytical or empirical study of a legal topic relevant to their degree.