Taught course

Transnational Law

Institution
King's College London · Dickson Poon School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements to be considered for the LLM: 2:1 degree (or equivalent international qualification) in law (or a degree with at least 70% law content). Exceptionally, you may be considered where a comparable academic level has been achieved through other graduate studies (such as a Graduate Diploma in Law) and where work or experience (at least three years legal work experience) has made you a suitable candidate for the LLM. A pdf download of equivalent entry requirements by region is available from the "further information" tab. NOTE: Meeting the minimum requirements for your application to be considered does not guarantee an offer. Applications for this programme are competitive. See "Applying, fees and funding" for further guidance.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This new LLM is the only programme of its kind to teach core legal courses from a distinctly transnational perspective. With the globalisation of law its centre, it prepares graduates for a career in a fast-changing global context, teaching competence to analyse complex legal problems through solid legal doctrine, training in transnational legal cultures, lawyerly practice, legal theory, and law’s global socio-economics.

  • Taught by world leaders in their fields with a strong emphasis on rigorous analysis combined with ‘thinking outside the box’.
  • A foundational core module on ‘Transnational Law and Global Governance’ and a ‘Transnational Law Colloquium’ featuring intensive interaction with experts from legal London and global practice and academia.
  • Covering key areas in public law from a transnational law perspective, including human rights, development, refugee law, criminal law, policing & security and the interplay between domestic and international organizations.
  • Covering key areas in transnational private law, including corporate governance, corporate restructuring, commercial arbitration, labour law, business & human rights, and family law.
  • Modules will investigate through an inter-disciplinary lens the co-existence of different normative orders and discuss issues of jurisdiction, legal pluralism, indigenous law and the tension between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ law with a view to addressing urgent transnational legal problems of poverty, climate change, financial governance and post-conflict justice.
  • New exciting scholarship offerings for our LLM programme for entry 2015: The Yeoh Tiong Lay Scholarship Programme, The Bosco Tso and Emily Ng Scholarship Programme and the Nigerian Law Scholars Fund. Please note that the new Norman Spink Scholarship Fund has recently been announced for 2015 entry. For more information, please see our Law Scholarship information page.
  • For UK/EU applicants, please note our King's Master's Support Scheme 2015-16 (deadline for application 29 May 2015), exclusively aimed at widening access to PG study, where up to 273 new awards of £10,000 will be available to students looking to pursue master’s study in 2015. For more information on this scheme and other available King's PGT funding, please visit our funding webpages.
  • For more information about the LLM Transnational Law community at King's, have a look at our Transnational Law LLM brochure(pdf).

Qualification and course duration

LLM

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
law-llmadmissions@kcl.ac.uk