With the growing importance of world trade and the global community, economists, business professionals, and practicing lawyers are expected to look with accuracy and confidence beyondnational legal jurisdictions.This program is focused on the law and legal framework governing the international community, as well as on the major legal issues surrounding global markets.The Master’s Degree in International and Commercial Law (LLM) of the University of New York, Tirana, in cooperation with the University of Greenwich (UK), is a multidisciplinary program opento both practicing lawyers and other professionals of the Social Sciences, Business, and Economics.The LLM has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of professional post-graduates from all academic backgrounds in the social sciences, including economics, business, and law.Graduates will be equipped with the skills necessary for a variety of careers in the field of International Law. On completion, graduates will be able to:• Understand the substantive legal principles in public international and corporate law;• Understand the substantive legal principles in a chosen area of study offered within the program;• Present findings and conclusions by means of an independent piece of academic research.
Programme StructureThe programme will be taught by UNYT entirely in English, in full-time (14-18 months) or part-time (24-30 months) modes. There will be two teaching terms and the third term (including the summer) will be devoted to the student producing a supervised dissertation.The program has been specifically designed for working students, with lectures running in evening hours and/or on the weekends. The structure allows for the spread of contact hours over six weekends per course and gives students the opportunity to read material in advance of classes and prepare for more interactive sessions during their weekend contact time.In addition, students may take the opportunity to spend a minimum of one week at the University of Greenwich during the course of their studies in order to avail themselves of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies library in London as part of their dissertation research.The LLM program is comprised of two core courses and one optional course selected from a range of options (90 credits in total), as well as a significant research component involving a dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits) and two compulsory research skills/methodology courses (15 credits each).
Teaching and AssessmentThe program includes a combination of lectures and participatory and problem-solving sessions led by local and foreign specialists. Students on the program have access to interactive law-learning software and a large number of dedicated electronics law resources, such as LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Lawtel.
Admission Requirements• A first degree in Law, or in Humanities and Social Sciences, or in related disciplines from an accredited institution • A successful interview with the Programme Director or his designee demonstrating maturity, ability and personal motivation • Where an applicant's first language is not English, evidence of competence in English through a recognized International English language qualification (TOEFL 213 computer score / IELTS Level 6.0) or other evidence deemed appropriate, like study for a first degree through the medium of English, etc. For the latter, the candidates will be interviewed and may be required to sit a diagnostic test administered by the schoolFinancial AidIt is UNYT´s philosophy that everyone should aspire to achieve a post-graduate university education and that no student should be deterred from applying solely on the grounds of economic hardship. Thus, a plan of financial aid has been set in place to support prospective students of excellence.