Master of Laws in Comparative and International Law (LL.M.)

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The Master of Laws (LLM) Degree in International and Comparative Law offers a wide range of courses designed to provide students with the intellectual tools to promote and critically assess economic, social, and legal developments. The curriculum is flexible and allows students to pursue advanced studies in specialized areas (e.g., business regulation, Islamic law and Middle Eastern legal systems, gender studies, and international human rights law). LL.M. students have an invaluable opportunity to benefit from the multidisciplinary offerings of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP). Fulfilling the requirements of the LL.M. degree normally calls for two years of study.

The current curriculum for the LL.M. in International and Comparative Law matches the “generalist” orientation of the degree.  It is designed to provide students with as much flexibility as possible to take courses in their areas of interests.  

  • The Master of Laws (LL.M) Degree in International and Comparative Law is intended for law school graduates who seek to acquire the intellectual and analytical tools to intervene critically and effectively in the global policy debates confronting their societies, as policy-makers, practicing lawyers, judges, academics, activists or international civil servants. In the context of constantly changing global economic and political realities and the crumbling of old regulatory models; the Degree is designed to empower students to adapt, innovate and gain mastery over what they don’t know.

    •  Applicant should have an acceptable bachelor’s degree in law, political science or a closely related social science (preferably with a minor in political science or law studies) with a grade of gayyid (good) or its equivalent for full admission. Students lacking the grade requirement may be eligible to be considered for provisional admission (as specified in the AUC catalog supra)
    • Acceptance is by a decision of the Law Faculty Committee, which may grant provisional admission pending the fulfillment of certain conditions
    • English language proficiency is required as per general AUC graduate admission requirements
    • Admitted degree candidates should normally start their course sequence in the fall semester. Students enrolled in the AUC English Language Institute must complete all ELI Courses and modules before being allowed to enroll in Law classes. For these students, spring enrollment is allowed
    • For students admitted to the LL.M degree without a first degree in law, the Equivalent Certificates Committee (ECC) of the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt may consider on a case-by-case basis, the equivalence of the LLM degree