LLM in Commercial Law

Objective

The immediate objective of the LL.M. in Commercial Law is to equip law graduates with knowledge and skills that are most useful for commercial practice.

The long-term objective of the program is to provide law graduates with an understanding of trends in commercial law, in their areas of interest, producing academics and practitioners that are able to improve the existing legal framework for businesses in Pakistan.

Standards and Benchmark

The program is structured in accordance with the guidelines prescribed by Higher Education Commission.

The faculty’s aim is to produce commercial lawyers who are able to meet these benchmarks. Resultantly, LL.M. in Commercial Law is a rigorous program. Unlike certain other LL.M. programs in Pakistan, the degree requirements cannot be completed in a piecemeal, casual manner. It is a serious commitment.

Duration

Total duration of the program is two years.

Credits and Roadmap

The program comprises of 36 credits and has the following structure:

 

Semester

Courses

Credits

1st

Intellectual Property

3

 

Islamic Finance

3

 

Competition

3

 

 

 

2nd

International Trade

3

 

Multinational Enterprises

3

International Commercial Arbitration

3

 

 

 

3rd

Corporate Governance

3

 

Taxation

3

 

Negotiation

3

 

 

 

4th

Transnational Commercial Law

3

 

Mergers and Acquisitions

3

 

Research and Writing for Commercial Lawyers

3

 

 

 

 

Total Credits

36

 

Students interested in submitting a thesis may do so by dropping any two of the courses, except Research and Writing for Commercial Lawyers, mentioned above.

Admission Criteria

An applicant must have a first law degree (i.e., J.D., LL.B., LL.B. (Hons.), B.A/LL.B., or equivalent) from a Pakistani or foreign university in order to be considered for admission.

SLP conducts its own written test, which consists of three parts. Applicants who pass the written test are interviewed by a committee of three faculty members whose decision is final. The committee considers the applicant's performance in the written test, previous academic performance, letters of recommendation, professional and personal accomplishments, and other relevant factors.

Teaching Methodology

Courses are taught using the Socratic Method, which has been used at top American law schools for over a century.

Fee

Total fee for the program is Rs. 500000/- (rupees five hundred thousand).

Recognition by Higher Education Commission

LL.M. in Commercial Law program is recognized by Higher Education Commission. Therefore, graduates can apply to HEC for the attestation of their degrees.

For Further Information

Ali Ammar, Coordinator

Tel: +92-42-35211058 (Direct Line)
Tel: +92-42-35212801 (Ext. 3308) Cell: +92 305 444 0 672 (between 10:30AM to 03:30PM)
Email: ali.ammar@umt.edu.pk
http://slp.umt.edu.pk

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