International Commercial Law LLM

School of Social Sciences

Prepare or further your international legal career by studying a range of commercial modules which highlight issues of practical and contemporary relevance

Start date

January 2022

Duration

12 months

Study mode

Full Time

Location

Dundee City Campus

In a world slowly emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic and facing the challenges of nationalism, protectionism, trade wars – students of the International Commercial Law LLM find their importance for the market and for society reaffirmed as never before. International flows of trade and investment are crucial for the development of the countries and regions, especially in moments of crises. In a world recovering from one of the worst economic crises in history, the future brings many exciting opportunities for the students of the International Commercial Law LLM programme.

In this programme, students will learn from a range of core and optative modules such as international investment law, international trade law, international disputes resolution, international taxation law, private international law of business transactions, international sales of goods, comparative corporate law, competition law and intellectual property law. Many other options are available, including from our world-leading Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP). Students will have the opportunity to engage critically with each topic of study, paying attention to the impact of the law and institutions on society.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala sat facing right
“Trade and the WTO have a critical role to play both in making COVID-19 vaccines more affordable and accessible, and in driving a global recovery in living standards”

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the WTO. Okonjo-Iweala took office on 1 March 2021, becoming the first woman and the first African to serve as Director-General

Taught by internationally recognised experts with solid experience as academics, practitioners and teachers, the modules in this programme employ state-of-the-art pedagogic techniques to enable students to build an interdisciplinary and critical knowledge of the different topics. Students are encouraged to think strategically about their choice of modules and are offered advice as from the beginning, which allows them to build a consistent curriculum to join the market from a very strong position.

Portrait photo of Oboho Inyang
“I was privileged to take the LLM International Commercial Law Programme at the University of Dundee during the 2018/2019 academic session. Indeed, it was a very rewarding experience. The lecturers displayed mastery of their modules and were likewise welcoming in their interactions with students. More so, the modules taught were all relevant to the course. In the nutshell, the programme is just what is needed for anyone desirous of acquiring top-notch insight into the interaction between law and international commerce”

Uboho Inyang attended the International Commercial Law Programme in 2018/19

Pagoda Projects Internships

Law students can apply for a global internship with Pagoda Projects to develop employability skills and gain valuable international work experience.

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Course coordinator

Dr Sufyan Droubi is the coordinator of this LLM programme. Sufyan has over 25 years working in international and economic law first as a practitioner and now as an academic.

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“Trade and investments may help society recover from the economic crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic generated – if they are a force of sustainable development with respect to the rule of law, human dignity and the environment”

Sufyan Droubi, Programme Coordinator and Co-director of the Dundee Just Transition Hub

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