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Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Paris, France
The Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement programme offered by the Sciences Po offers an extensive training in theoretical and practical aspects of arbitration and dispute settlement. The core matter of the program will be the study of transnational arbitration in all its forms.

Overview

What will you study?

The Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement programme offered by the Sciences Po  will cover other mechanisms of international dispute settlement. These include judicial and non-judicial means of dispute resolution such as litigation before the International Court of Justice, at the World Trade Organization (Panel and Appellate Body), Human Rights Litigation (e.g. European or American framework).

In addition, the program will offer an insight into litigation before domestic courts, recourse to mediation and online dispute settlement. Ultimately, the program will not exclusively focus on "procedural" tools governing dispute settlement. "Substantial" lectures will offer an insight into public international law, international contracts law, private international law, energy law, international investment law and the protection of human rights. The combination of these "procedural" and "substantial" insights will adequately prepare students to act before the extraordinary variety of tribunals and courts that exist in the world today.

Students in the program (20-25 maximum each year) will be offered a series of small-group courses (intensive mandatory classes as well as elective courses) to further intellectual and professional exchange, workshops (on practice skills) entirely taught in law firms and at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, conferences, internships, and participation in international moots. All in all the LLM offers a unique opportunity to immerse in the transnational arbitration network.

Career

The high-level education received during the programme, enables students to be extremely competitive to get positions in international law firms, arbitration institutions and international organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Transnational commercial arbitration
  • Public international law issues in international litigation
  •  Fondamental issues of international commercial arbitration
  •  Litigation strategy in inter State dispute settlement
  • Brazilian Arbitration Forum 
  • Use of Comparative Law methodology in international arbitration (8 October)
  • Sciences Po & Queen Mary Joint Conference
  • Global competition litigation 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    75 ECTS

    between 75 and 100

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • Candidates must hold a law degree (Master 2, JD, LL.B., or the equivalent) and a professional experience. Please note that internships could be considered as professional experience.
  • Admission to a One-Year Master's programme is open to applicants having completed their university education in France or abroad and holding any of the following diplomas:
  • an undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences/licenciatura/licence) at the time of entry to Sciences Po;
  • a minimum of 180 ECTS credits;
  • a Master's degree (magister or magistracy, for example) from universities which do not award undergraduate qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    24000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Paris

  • 1195 - 1780 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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