Master in International and Commercial Law (LLM) University of New York - Tirana (UNYT)
The Master of Laws (Magister Legum, LL.M.) in International and Commercial Law is a post-graduate degree programme. The programme has been validated in 2009 and undergone accreditation in 2011 and 2018.
Purpose of this LL.M. programme is to offer postgraduate students an opportunity to explore and study established and rapidly developing areas of law by taking both an academic and professional approach to the subject. As such, the programme is intended to cater to a variety of individuals, ranging from recent undergraduates wishing to acquire specialist knowledge as part of their legal education, to practicing lawyers and public or private sector employees wishing to supplement their work with further legal study as well as to academics, wishing to broaden their scope.
The programme has a strong international and comparative approach, covering mainly EU, US and issues within the context of the international legal framework. However, the applicability of these aspects in diurnal business will be emphasized by also considering the Albanian context. In terms of career prospects, students completing the programme successfully may go on to a variety of career options including: practice of international and commercial law within respective home jurisdictions, a career with International Organisations, working with NGOs, university teaching and further research. Thus, the underlying aim of the programme is to develop a sound understanding of substantive legal principles in public international and commercial law – focusing EU related, US related and to International Organisations’ related issues – through combination of taught core and optional courses, and to develop appropriate legal research by means of a significant piece of independent written work supported by appropriate academic supervision and two compulsory modules in postgraduate research skills and methodology.