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International Economic Law LLM

Why study International Economic Law?

Economic globalisation is placing demands on scholars, lawyers and regulators that traditional legal education is increasingly unable to meet. This LLM programme seeks to transcend the usual distinctions among academic disciplines, and within the study of law – public and private, domestic and international, the polity and the economy, the social and the legal. The aim is to improve both the analysis and the normative evaluation of global economic governance.

The programme is of benefit to those seeking careers in international organisations, international law firms, governmental and non-governmental organisations in the fields of trade and finance, and international business.

Study in Brussels

This LLM programme is offered at Brussels campus of the University of Kent.

Programme Structure

For full-time students, study is divided between taught modules, which last for one term each, and dissertation work. A total of six modules must be taken over the first two terms. These modules are divided into three complementary components – one on international law, a second on the legal regulation of private actors in the international economy, and a third on the perspectives of other disciplines on economic internationalisation.

Four modules are to be taken from the following:

  • Corporate Governance
  • International Economic Law
  • International Economic Regulation
  • Legal Aspects of Contemporary International Problems
  • Public International Law

Two further modules are taken from within the MA programmes in Political Science and International Relations offered at our Brussels campus.

These include:

  • Contemporary Economic Diplomacy
  • Economic Approaches to International Studies
  • International Political Economy
  • International Relations Theory
  • State, Markets and Society

Supervised dissertation work, on a relevant agreed subject, is then undertaken during the remainder of the academic year. This is supported by a module on research methodology and legal writing skills, delivered during the final six-week term.

Further Information

Please contact:

Brussels School of International Studies
University of Kent at Brussels
Boulevard de la Pleine 5
1060 Brussels

Tel.: +32 2 6411721

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