LLM with majors in TaxationSeptember 7, 2023
LLM in Corporate LawSeptember 7, 2023
Faculty of Law Programme:
LLM International Trade, Investment and Business Law
The LLM programme in International Trade, Investment and Business Law is a collaborative programme between UWC and the University of Pretoria (UP). In terms of the collaboration intakes are rotated between the universities. The next intake at UWC will be in February 2024.
This course focuses on world trade, business and investment law, with a specific focus on the interests of Africa in the context of globalisation. Students with good academic records are invited to apply.
The standard coursework Masters format is two modules and a mini-thesis of 30 000 words (Mode II).
INTERNATIONAL TRADE, INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS LAW SPECIALISATION:
Students register and spend one semester of full-time coursework at UWC (Feb – July 2024). The second semester is used to complete the research component of the degree – this should preferably be done at UWC, but can be done on a distance basis.
During the first semester of 2024 at UWC, students enroll for the following two modules:
- International Economic and Investment Law (presented full-time)
- International Business and Regional Trade Law (presented full-time)
- NOTE THAT THESE MODULES ARE OFFERED ON A FULL-TIME BASIS, WITH LECTURES FROM 9:00 – 4:30 DAILY (OR AT LEAST 4 DAYS A WEEK). It is thus not possible to complete this programme on a part-time basis.
- Students complete the mini-thesis of 30 000 words under supervision of an UWC academic during the second semester of 2024.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND REGIONAL TRADE LAW 812 (ITB 812)
- Forms of international business: international sales, international finance, trade finance and financial market regulation;
- Dispute settlement in international business transactions: overview of public and private aspects, arbitration;
- International business and environmental and social considerations: environment, ethics, human rights etc;
- Introduction to European Union Law;
- Introduction to African economic relations, including GSP, AGOA, EPA, Cotonou, SA/EU TDCA, etc. African regional and sub-regional organisations: AU, TFTA, CFTA, SADC etc;
- Implementation of international economic agreements into domestic law in Africa;
- The role of Africa and African lawyers in international trade negotiations; The role of lawyers in international economic and business transactions.
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC AND INVESTMENT LAW 813 (ITB813)
- Global economic institutes: overview of institutions and changing functions;
- Role of UNCTAD (development in Africa, independence), African Development Bank, IMF etc;
- Regulation of international trade: WTO – general introduction, concept of free trade, agriculture, trade remedies, trade in services, competition, etc
- International Intellectual Property Law and transfers of technology: TRIPS, WIPO, WTO etc., licensing, pharmaceuticals;
- Regulation of foreign investment in Africa: private and public aspects; agreements and privatisation, international insolvencies.
Prof Riekie Wandrag (International Trade, Investment and Business Law)
Tel: +27 21 959 3294 Fax: +27 21 959 2971
APPLICATIONS AND NEXT INTAKE:
- NEXT INTAKE AT UWC: FEBRUARY 2024
- CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30 JUNE 2023
- IN APPLICATION, SEND THE BELOW DOCUMENTS TO PROF WANDRAG VIA E-MAIL: email@example.com
- MOTIVATION LETTER,
- FULL CV,
- ALL ACADEMIC RESULTS/RECORDS AND DEGREE CERTIFICATES
NO FORMS OR ONLINE APPLICATIONS REQUIRED AT THIS STAGE. STUDENTS WHO ARE OFFERED PLACEMENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE UWC APPLICATION / REGISTRATION FORMS ONLINE
PLEASE DO NOT USE THE UWC ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL UNTIL YOU ARE ASKED TO DO SO. PROF WANDRAG WILL NOT RECEIVE APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ON THAT PORTAL!!
Limited fee scholarships may be available, but cannot be guaranteed at this point. Should funding be required, include proof of financial status and motivation for financial assistance in application.