• LL.M_Curriculum

    llm program

  • LL.M. Curriculum

    SUMMER TERM
    INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILIPPINE HYBRID LEGAL SYSTEM (for Foreigners) 1
    SEMINAR ON CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW 2
    METHODS OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS 1
    FUNDAMENTALS OF THESIS WRITING 1
    SEMINAR ON COMPARATIVE STUDIES 2
    TOTAL UNITS 4/5
    FIRST SEMESTER SECOND SEMESTER
    LL.M. MAJOR COURSES 9 LL.M. MAJOR COURSES 6
    LL.M. ELECTIVE COURSES 6 LL.M. ELECTIVE COURSES 3
    LL.M. THESIS 6
    TOTAL UNITS 12 TOTAL UNITS 12

    Course Requirements

    LL.M. Foundation Courses                    6/7 units

    LL.M. Major Courses                               15 units

    LL.M. Elective Courses                            9 units

    LL.M. Thesis                                             6 units

    Total                                   36/37 units

    LL.M. Foundation Courses

    During the Summer Term, an LL.M. student must take the following Foundation Courses:

    • Introduction to the Philippine Hybrid Legal System
    • Seminar on Contemporary Developments In International Law
    • Methods of Legal Research and Statistics
    • Fundamental of Thesis Writing
    • Seminar on Comparative Studies

    Major LL.M. Courses (12 Units)

    In each of the First and Second Semesters, the LL.M. student must enroll in at least ten (10) units of major elective courses under the LL.M. Program, following an area of specializations, thus:

    ASEAN Legal Practice Credit Units
    ASEAN Economic Relations, Law & Policy 3
    International Public Law 3
    Law and Business in ASEAN 3
    Law and Business in ASEAN 3

    INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS Credit Units
    Children’s Rights Law 3
    Gender and the Law 3
    Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflict 3
    Indigenous Peoples and the Law 3
    International Human Rights 3
    Refugee Law 3
    Street Law 3

    INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE AND BUSINESS LAW Credit Units
    Corporate Finance 3
    Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions 3
    International Corporate Governance Principles 3
    International Labor Law Standards 3
    International Taxation and Planning 3
    Problems and Issues in Commercial Law 3
    Seminar on Securities Market Regulations 3
    Transnational Corporate Law 3

    INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW Credit Units
    International Commercial Transactions 3
    International Competition Laws 3
    International Economic Law I 3
    International Economic Law II 3
    Law and Economic Development 3
    Seminar on Current Issues on International Economic Law 3
    Seminar on Securities Market Regulations 3
    International Economic Law 3
    Seminar on European Business Law 3
    WTO and the International Trade Law 3
    INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION AND OTHER DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS Credit Units
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Training Seminar 3
    International Business Dispute Resolution 3
    International Commercial Arbitration 3
    International Arbitration Procedure 3
    Negotiations Seminars 3
    Philippines and International Arbitration Laws 3