LL.M. in International Energy Law & Regulation

  • Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Starting date: January; September
  • Tuition Fee: $19,620.00 USD
  • Language: English
  • Program type: Part-time; Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year; 2 years
  • Specialization: Environmental and Energy Law

Who is it for?

The Specialist LLM course in International Energy Law and Regulation gives students the unique opportunity to study sustainable use and trade in energy resources, among the most vibrant and dynamic sectors in the global economy.

 

The Specialism in International Energy Law and Regulation will appeal to students at all stages of their career and from around the world who have an interest in the energy sector from a global perspective. It will enable you with this focus to develop your career in private commercial practice or in-house in the oil and gas sector. You will also be well-prepared to embark on policy-oriented careers for government of the private sector.

 

Objectives

The Specialist LLM in International Energy Law and Regulation is one of very few LLMs in the UK and elsewhere which provide you with an in-depth study of energy law and regulation.

 

This masters degree emphasises the role of law in ensuring a sustainable use and trade in energy resources. It affords you the opportunity to study the subject in context - that means, you will explore the subject from the lenses of competition law, business regulation, and public international law.
 

The Specialist LLM in International Energy Law and Regulation takes a public-private law approach to energy. You will be given an opportunity to examine how public law regulates the use and trade in energy and to evaluate how private commercial parties could trade in energy resource
 

The programme emphasises the role of law in ensuring a sustainable use and trade in energy resources. It affords you the opportunity to study the subject in context – exploring the subject from the lenses of competition law, business regulation, and public international law.

 

Placements

Each year a small number of internships become available and you will be provided with information about such opportunities and how to apply during the year of your study.

 

Academic facilities

As a City Law School student you will benefit from everything the institution has to offer including the Learning Success department and Lawbore, an online resource designed to help you find the information you need for the course modules. All course modules have online depositories through Moodle.

 

As part of the University of London you can also become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.

 

You will benefit from City, University of London’s extensive library of hard copy and electronic resources, including its comprehensive database of domestic and international caselaw, legislation, treaties and legal periodicals. There are two law-specific libraries – one at the Gray’s Inn campus and one at our Northampton square campus -  with individual study spaces and dedicated rooms for group work.

 

Additionally, we are a short walk away from the British Library and the Law Library of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

 

We offer a free language course for City, University of London students. Find out how to apply

 

Teaching & Learning

This course is taught by leading academics as well as visiting practitioners including barristers and solicitors who work in private practice and in legal departments of major companies.

Assessment

Assessment will draw on a range of approaches which include written coursework, presentations, skills work, in-class tests, projects and a dissertation.  The purpose of this is to assess a range of different skills and knowledge, as well as exposing you to different approaches.

 

The majority of modules will be assessed on the basis of written coursework of 5,000-5,500 words.

 

The 30-credit dissertation module will involve the submission of a dissertation of 10,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director. If you decide to offer the 60-credit dissertation instead, you are required to submit a dissertation of 20,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director.

 

Most modules have a single summative assessment with 100% weighting but there are some where there is more than one assessment and the weighting for each will be 50%.

 

You have the option of completing formative coursework in each module. The formative assessment will give you an opportunity to understand and appreciate the academic attainment levels expected. At different stages of the programme, it provides you with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate legal research, quantitative, cognitive and other skills in addition to your knowledge and understanding of the subjects.

 

The dissertation provides you with an opportunity to display competence in legal research. It allows some autonomy and enables you to show that you can manage information as well as developing complex arguments and innovative ways to solve problems.

 

Each assessment tests whether you:

 

• have grasped the relevant principles;

• are able to analyse and interpret those principles critically;

• are able to apply them to complex factual problems; and

• can present the relevant points in concise, clear and grammatical terms.

 

Modules

To qualify for this specialist Master in International Human rights, you must complete a total of 180 credits.

 

You must complete at least 90 credits of taught modules in the specialist pathway as well as a dissertation (of either 30 or 60 credits) in the same area of specialisation.

 

Dissertation (incorporating research methods training)

 

  • 10,000 word Supervised Dissertation (30 credits) or
  • 20,000 word Supervised Dissertation (60 credits)

 

Career prospects

As a graduate of this specialist LLM you will be well placed to pursue careers in this area of law in private practice, in-house in a law firm, policy and government, non-governmental organisations and a wide range of non-legal careers in the energy sector.

 

The City Law School has a vibrant Pro Bono programme including our award-winning commercial law clinic for tech start-ups Start-Ed.

Postgraduate experience

Students who complete the LLM may wish to continue their academic studies by enrolling in a PhD offered by The City Law School.