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ELLM: Overview

The Executive LLM programme offers a powerful combination of information and inspiration. The teaching has been superb and the calibre of the student body is excellent.

A part-time executive degree 

The Executive LLM is a part-time degree for working professionals who have obtained at least three years post-degree work experience. We envisage that the programme of study will typically be completed in four years, although students with more time flexibility will be able to complete the programme in three years. To obtain the Executive LLM, students must complete eight modules from any of the modules offered.

Intensive module teaching

The modules will be taught in short intensive sessions. Each module will provide between 24 and 26 hours of contact teaching time. Students will be provided with online and hard copy materials for the module well in advance of the intensive teaching. The teaching will take place in week-long sessions, which will typically be held in the first half of September, December and April. Where there is student demand we will also offer modules taught over two intensive weekends. For the week-long sessions, the module will run from either Monday to Friday, or Sunday until Friday with a rest day on Wednesday.

Teaching delivery

In our view high-quality intensive programmes can only be delivered through interactive seminar-based teaching. The intensive teaching sessions are a perfect environment for such interaction allowing the teacher to get the best from the students and enabling the students to learn not only from the teacher but also from each other's professional experience and knowledge.

Examination

Students will be examined through a combination of assessed long essays and take-home examinations. The take-home examinations will be uploaded and submitted electronically and will be set two months after the completion of the intensive teaching. Video revision / question and answer sessions will be offered to students between the end of the teaching session and the exam. The examination dates are listed here.  

Alternative completion options: Degrees, diplomas and certificates

Whilst we hope and expect that most of our Executive LLM students will complete the whole programme, we recognise that unexpected work commitments may sometimes make this unfeasible. With this in mind, the Executive LLM also offers alternative exit points for students who have completed several modules but do not think it will be possible to complete the whole degree. An LSE Diploma in Legal Studies is available on the completion of six modules and a Certificate of Legal Studies on the completion of four modules.

Enrolment

Enrolment on the degree can take place at any time during the course of the year. There is no requirement to wait until the beginning of the next academic year to start the programme as there is on a typical LLM degree programme.

Specialisms

Students who successfully complete the Executive LLM assessment requirements may elect to have one of the following titles attached to their degree certificate if, in the opinion of the Programme Director, the title reflects the course of study followed by the student. This would mean taking a minimum of four modules within a specialist area. The possible titles are listed below with the modules attached to those areas listed with them (click on each area for full listings). If no such election is made, the LLM degree certificate will state 'LLM' without further specification. 

Corporate and Commercial Law

LL400E European Capital Markets Law

LL410E International Financial Law and Practice I

LL411E International Financial Law and Practice II

LL415E Fundamentals of International Commercial Arbitration

LL416E Advanced Issues of International Commercial Arbitration

LL417E International Commercial Contracts: General Principles

LL418E Comparative Corporate Governance

LL419E Law of Corporate Finance

LL431E Takeover Regulation in the US and UK

LL432E Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructurings

LL433E State and Market in the EU

LL438E Commercial Remedies

LL439E UK Corporate Law

LL441E Employment Law

LL442E Insolvency Law-Principles, Rescue and Reconstruction Processes

LL443E Corporate Bankruptcy

LL4COE Taxation of Wealth

LL4CPE Tax Avoidance

Financial Law and Regulation

LL400E European Capital Markets Law

LL406E Regulation of Financial Markets I

LL407E Regulation of Financial Markets II

LL410E International Financial Law and Practice I

LL411E International Financial Law and Practice II

LL419E Law of Corporate Finance

LL431E Takeover Regulation in the US and UK

LL434E Regulation: Strategies, Theories and Implementation

LL443E Corporate Bankruptcy

LL4COE Taxation of Wealth

LL4CPE Tax Avoidance

Regulating Innovation, Communication and Technology

LL423E Media Law: Regulating Publication

LL424E Media Law: Regulating Newsgathering

LL425E Competition Law

LL433E State and Market in the EU

LL435E Innovation, Technology and Patent Law

LL440E Digital Rights, Privacy and Security

LL449E Cyberlaw

Human Rights and Constitutional Law

LL403E International Human Rights: Concepts, Law and Practice

LL404E European and UK Human Rights Law

LL408E Comparative Constitutional Law: Institutions

LL409E Comparative Constitutional Law: Rights

LL426E Theory of Human Rights Law

LL427E Constitutional Law and Theory

LL436E Rethinking EU Law

LL448E Terrorism and the Rule of Law

International Law

LL401E Law of Armed Conflict

LL402E Key Issues in Transnational Environmental Law

LL403E International Human Rights: Concepts, Law and Practice

LL412E International Economic Law I

LL413E International Economic Law II

LL420E International Law and Climate Change

LL430E Investment Treaty Law

LL437E International Criminal Law

LL444E International Law and the Use of Force

LL447E International Law: Courts and Tribunals

LL448E Terrorism and the Rule of Law

EU Law

LL401E Law of Armed Conflict

LL402E Key Issues in Transnational Environmental Law

LL403E International Human Rights: Concepts, Law and Practice

LL412E International Economic Law I

LL413E International Economic Law II

LL420E International Law and Climate Change

LL430E Investment Treaty Law

LL437E International Criminal Law

LL444E International Law and the Use of Force

LL447E International Law: Courts and Tribunals

LL448E Terrorism and the Rule of Law

Courses with no specialism area

 LL405E Dispute Resolution and Advanced Mediation

LL445E Cultural Property and Heritage Law

LL446E Art and Antiquities Law