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  • Local: $ 13.6k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 20.6k / Year
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  • English

    The LLM in Paris is an innovative Master of Laws programme, which is taught in English by Queen Mary academics with prestigious visiting lecturers.

    Developed by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) this LLM will lead to a prestigious Queen Mary University of London qualification.

    This course will provide you with in-depth immersion in commercial law from both comparative and international perspectives, within a common law framework. It will enable you to enhance your understanding of your own legal system, by giving you the tools to explore current commercial law issues from an international and comparative perspective. Ultimately, the course aims to better prepare contemporary lawyers for an increasingly globalised world.

    One of the distinctive features of the LLM in Paris programme is its flexible structure, designed to enable you to complete the programme without having to interrupt your professional career. The taught elements are delivered in intensive daytime or evening classes, with the option to spread your studies over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).
    We appreciate that for many students, improving their command of legal English is a vital part of undertaking an LLM and we have therefore incorporated legal English support throughout the course.

    Overview

    The LLM in Paris is an innovative Master of Laws programme, which is taught in English by Queen Mary academics with prestigious visiting lecturers.

    Developed by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) this LLM will lead to a prestigious Queen Mary University of London qualification.

    This course will provide you with in-depth immersion in commercial law from both comparative and international perspectives, within a common law framework. It will enable you to enhance your understanding of your own legal system, by giving you the tools to explore current commercial law issues from an international and comparative perspective. Ultimately, the course aims to better prepare contemporary lawyers for an increasingly globalised world.

    One of the distinctive features of the LLM in Paris programme is its flexible structure, designed to enable you to complete the programme without having to interrupt your professional career. The taught elements are delivered in intensive daytime or evening classes, with the option to spread your studies over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).

    We appreciate that for many students, improving their command of legal English is a vital part of undertaking an LLM and we have therefore incorporated legal English support throughout the course.

    Read the (ULIP), in premises shared with the British Council in the 7th arrondissement, a short walk from the Champs Elysées in Paris, France.

    Partnerships

    We have arranged with the Paris Bar School to allow their students to validate the LLM as part of their training (PPI). For further details, contact the Bar School.

    We also have an informal partnership with who can provide support and advice to Paris students in the same manner as for London-based students, though often remotely.

  • Many of our students undertake internships with Paris law firms.

  • We offer a Critical Thinking and Writing course designed to improve your writing and research in law skills.

  • You will be able to take part in networking and social events run by the Queen Mary in Paris and, upon graduating, join our extensive alumni network which includes more than 50 members of a Paris-based group.

  • Facilities

    At the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) premises in central Paris, students have access to a library, computing and printing facilities, as well as a café and space in which to meet up outside of classes. You will be able to access WiFi in all of these areas. The ULIP library, which looks out over the Esplanade des Invalides, holds a small number of the most prominent textbooks. You will also have access to local libraries, including the nearby Sciences Po law library.

    Like all registered students at Queen Mary University of London Paris LLM students have easy access to a full range of electronic resources, including LexisNexis, Westlaw and a wide range of electronic journals.

    If you decide to visit London you will have access to the main library sites in London, at Mile End, Lincoln's Inn Fields and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) Library. These all have freely available WiFi and other computing facilities.

    The School of Law attaches great importance to the provision of support, both academic and pastoral, to its students. It recognises that there is a need for students, especially those who have come from abroad, to be able to discuss their progress and any issues relating to their studies or stay in Paris during the academic year.

    The School of Law attaches great importance to the provision of support, both academic and pastoral, to its students. It recognises that there is a need for students, especially those who have come from abroad, to be able to discuss their progress and any issues relating to their studies or stay in Paris during the academic year. The Queen Mary Advice and Counselling Service offers support for emotional and personal difficulties, and helps with financial, legal and practical issues. The ULIP Student and Academic Services team can also offer on-site assistance.

    The LLM in Paris programme has two start dates, January (Spring Term), and September (Autumn Term), and can be taken on a full or part-time basis. As a rule, students who enrol on the programme on a full-time basis are expected to complete within one year and those who enrol part-time are expected to complete in two years. In exceptional circumstances, part-time students can complete the programme in up to four years.

    The taught elements of modules are generally taught in the evening or as intensive blocks over five days.

    The term dates are as follows:

    January 2015 Intake

    • Induction and start of spring/summer term: 19-21 January 2015

    • Spring/summer term ends: 24 June 2015

    • Exam period: 20-24 July 2015

    September 2015 Intake

    • Induction and start of autumn term: 7-9 September 2015

    • Autumn term ends:11 December 2015

    • Exam period: 4-8 Jan 2016

    Dates for individual modules can be found on the relevant module pages. View the full module index. A module calendar is provided to all students with offers, which includes details of provisional exam dates, Critical Thinking and Writing in Law Classes, and other information.

    Students can opt for an LLM in International Business Law, which offers the full range of modules available on the Paris LLM programme, or a specialised LLM.

    Specialised LLMs are offered in the following areas:
    • Banking and Finance Law

    • Intellectual Property Law

    • International Dispute Resolution and Economic Law

    Modules:
    • You must take a total of 180 credits, consisting of either:

    • Six modules, each worth 22.5 credits (total 135), 15,000-word dissertation (45 credits), a minimum of four modules must be from the specialist grouping, or

    • Seven modules, each worth 22.5 credits (total 157.5), 7,500-word essay (22.5 credits), a minimum of five modules must be from the specialist grouping

    View the LLM in Paris module descriptions

    Depending on module availability, it is possible to attend and study for the necessary number of modules to complete the taught element within the Spring Term, with the dissertation to follow. This model applies to students from the Paris Bar School (EFB) who can validate the LLM as part of their training (PPI) from January to June.

    Induction and choosing your modules

    We run three-day induction periods in Paris in both January and September, which include an overview of the programme and module selection, dissertation and research skills, as well as introductions to careers, library resources, and the Critical Thinking and Writing in Law course. You should make sure that you attend the induction as it is a key time to meet fellow students and a number of staff from London.

    Distance Learning Option – Computer and Communications Law

    In addition to completing your degree by attending taught modules in Paris, you have the option to gain credit towards your Paris LLM by taking three distance learning (DL) LLM modules, from the Distance Learning LLM in Computer and Communications Law, covering topics such as cloud computing, e-commerce, data protection, cyber crime, communications law, media law.

    If you wish to incorporate computer and communications DL modules you must choose three Distance Learning modules worth a total of 45 credits, which can also include the presentation module which forms part of the Annual Distance Learning Weekend. Read about the Distance Learning LLM in Computer and Communications Law: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/distancelearning/computer_communication/index.html


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Program requirements

    Law graduatesThe usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper-second class honours (or equivalent).We consider every application on a case-by-case basis and anticipate that some applicants will be practising lawyers who have qualified either in France or their home jurisdiction and will have legal work experience, which will also be taken into account.Non-law graduatesNon-law graduates may be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience that directly relates to specialist LLM taught courses.Non-law graduates with good honours, that have also obtained the equivalent of good honours in CPE and Bar Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors’ qualifying examination, may qualify.Law graduates with high 2.2 honours and at least five years professional legal experience may also qualify.International applicantsStudents from outside of the UK help form a global community of Queen Mary students in Paris. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. English language requirementsNon-native English speakers are required to demonstrate that they meet the Queen Mary minimum English language entry requirements through a recognised English language qualification, namely IELTS, IBTOEFL, ILEC or the PTE Academic English Test. A certificate showing the result of one of these tests must be included in the application. Since test centres and test dates can often be booked up well in advance, we strongly recommend that students make contact with their preferred option in good time. The British Council is an example of a teaching and test centre with which students can register in order to take a test to demonstrate their English-language qualifications. Visit the British Council website for information regarding exam dates and requirements in Paris. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7
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