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Master of Laws
Part – time studies
Duration – 1,5 years
Language – English
Scholarship – equal to tuition fee for the best student

Location – Vilnius

Do you have any questions?

Contact: admission@ksu.lt

About the Programme

The programme offers students an introduction into the legal infrastructure of global transactions which significance increased dramatically over the recent decades around the globe. The objective of the programme in international trade and business law is to educate legal practitioners who desire to specialize in international trade and international business law. The programme is designed to equip students with both practical and academic tools to provide legal services in a globalized knowledge-based economy.

The programme is composed of 2 core modules, which are taught in English in two semesters and thus is designed to provide students with a systematic learning process.

The programme offers several foundational courses cover the major areas in business – contracts, investment, insurance and transportation, as well as corporate regulations, followed by alternative dispute resolutions.  It also covers trade law, payments and finances, banking regulation, intellectual property protection and international tax law.

Program unique features

Possibility to combine studies and work

Small group of students,

individual attention to each student

Lecturers are experts in their fields

After graduation you will be able to:

  • Make effective legal decisions independently;
  • Apply socially responsible and ethical legal knowledge to evaluate consequences;
  • Solve various international business problems, carry out legal analyzes, initiate and implement ideas and projects;
  • Integrate international business law information into an entity that has commercial and economic meaning;
  • Understand the trends of the modern international trade and legal development, ongoing processes, legal solutions;
  • To apply the specific areas of business law regulating legal norms and to analyze the peculiarities of the legal regulation of separate fields on the basis of scientific methods.

Career prospects

Students completing this degree program can become legal experts or managers in law firms, in the public sector operating in the territory of Lithuania and in various international corporations.

Study subjects

  • International contract law
  • International investment law
  • International transport law and insurance 
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Law of WTO
  • Payments and Finance in International Trade
  • International Banking Law and Practice 
  • International and comparative company law
  • International Tax Law 
  • Industrial property protection: patents, trademarks and industrial design
  • Master thesis

Requirements

Bachelor degree in Law

English language skills – level B2

Post Qualification Legal Training Courses 

(with the possibility to obtain LL.M degree)

In 2016 KSU has launched two international LL.M degree programmes, which are also open to the legal practitioners who wish to attend just several courses and obtain the post qualification training certificate. 

Post qualification training certificate can be obtained within the framework of these Master programs:
LL.M in European Union Law and Globall Challenges
LL.M in Internetional Commerce and Business Law

Each course in the programme is taught 4 hours/ day and consists of 20 hours (6 ECTS). KSU Law faculty organizes post qualification courses using the module system meaning that each course is taught within one week.

The participant who is interested in obtaining a post qualification certificate can choose to attend one or more courses and is free to choose whether or not he/she will participate in the final exam. In the case the participant chooses to take the final exam, he will be provided with final certificate, which includes the number of earned ECTS (6 ECTS/course) that are recognized at the university level.

Meanwhile if the participant chooses just to attend the course(s)– he/she will be provided with final attendance certificate without ECTS, which is also recognized as post qualification training.

Price

400 EUR per course (attendance of the course and post qualification training certificate).

300 EUR final exam (exam and post qualification training certificate with 6 ECTS).

Courses for Post Qualification Training

Courses

LL.M programme

Professor

International trade law International Commerce and Business Law Prof. dr. Makane Mbengue, University of Geneva, Switzerland
International investment law Prof. dr. Makane Mbengue, University of Geneva, Switzerland
International contract law Prof. dr. Leonila Guglya, Business school Lausanne, Switzerland
Alternative dispute resolution Prof. dr. Leonila Guglya, Business school Lausanne, Switzerland
Competition Law of the EU European Union Law and Global Challenges Prof. dr. Jacques Bourgeois Ghent university/College of Europe, Belgium
Legal aspects of Europe’s Integration into the Global Economy Prof. dr. Thomas Bruha, University of Hamburg, Germany
Legal reasoning in the EU law Dr. Gerard Conway, Brunel law school, Brunel University London, UK

Professors

The professors are from the best European universities, leading in the field of law, such as: University of Geneva (Switzerland), Business school Lausanne (Switzerland), Central European university (Hungary).

Prof. dr. Makane Moïse Mbengue is Associate Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. Prof. Mbengue is also a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po Paris (School of Law). He holds a Ph.D. in Public International Law from the University. He acts as a professor for courses in international law organized by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) and by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Prof. Mbengue acts as counsel in disputes before international courts and tribunals.

Dr. Guglya holds SJD degree, in International Business Law from Central European University (CEU), as well as three graduate level degrees in law, all – with a certain extent of concentration on international commercial law and international dispute settlement issues – from (chronologically) the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Ukraine); Central European University (Hungary) and University of Geneva Law School and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland). Dr. Guglya has worked with several international law firms in Ukraine, Belgium and France and carried out a major interdisciplinary international investment arbitration research project at the University of Geneva Law School. Being currently in charge of law and dispute settlement in several academic institutions in Switzerland, Dr. Guglya is an author of a number of publications on international law and dispute settlement topics.

Prof. Dr. Jacques Bourgeois is a counsel in the law firm WilmerHale where he advises on all aspects European Union law, specifically in relation to EU competition matters and international trade law. Mr. Bourgeois has been appointed Chairman of the Competition Commission advising the Belgian government. Mr. Bourgeois is Professor of the College of Europe (Bruges), guest professor at the University of Gent.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruha is Emeritus professor for European law at the University of Hamburg and the Director of European Integration Foundation of Europa-Kolleg Hamburg. He is one of the leading German legal experts  of economic and legal aspects of Europe’s Integration into the world economy.

Prof. Dr. Gerard Conway lectures at  Brunel law school and specializes in European constitutional law (European Union and comparative), especially the role and legal reasoning of the European Court of Justice and held a number of visiting positions, most recently iCourts Centre in the Law Faculty of the University of Copenhagen (2015), University of Buckingham, as leader for the course Systems Analysis in International Law (in 2009), and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal law, Freiburg, Germany (2011).

Why study in Lithuania?

Lithuania is one of the most bilingual and educated nation in Europe, which makes studying here an excellent opportunity to develop your prospects for an interesting career.

The telecommunications, digital media, biotech, aviation, and aeronautical engineering industries are distinctly strong in Lithuanian.

Another big reason why students choose to come to Lithuania is personal safety. Studying abroad can be obscure, especially if you’re leaving your friends and family behind.

Lithuania is an affordable option, Tuition fee and living cost compared to other countries is fairly low-priced.

You can earn while you learn, international students can work during their semesters, you would not require work permit as your study permit is enough to help you find a part time job.

According to surveys, 94.2% of foreign students would recommend studying in Lithuania to their friends. Currently there are students from 95 different countries of the world studying in Lithuania.

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Living in Vilnius!

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and most international city in the Baltic region. Lithuania is a member of European union and Students enjoy all the benefits of it: euros as a currency, Visa free travel – Vilnius Airport offers direct flights to many European capitals.

The inhabitants of Vilnius are the most satisfied to live in their city of all 28 European Union capital cities, according to the latest Eurostat study.

The New York Times Ranks Vilnius as one of the best places to live.

Fun facts About Lithuania!

  • Basketball is the most popular sport and said to be the second religion of Lithuanians.  Several Lithuanian basketball players have gone up to the NBA’s Hall of Fame. The Lithuanian players who are currently in the NBA include: Jonas Valanciunas, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Domas Sabonis. Ignas Brazdeikis.
  • Lithuanians Are Super aeronautical and love being in the air. Vilnius is the only capital in the world that you can fly a hot air balloon over.
  • Two famous Pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas attempted a cross Atlantic flight from NYC to Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • Aerobatic flying is another specialty; Jurgis Kairys, the world championship even has a maneuver named after him: the Kairys Wheel.
  • Lithuania is a geographical centre of Europe. Jean-George Affholder, a scientist from the French National Geographic Institute determined that the geographic centre of Europe is located at 54°54′N 25°19′E, near a Lithuanian village named Purnuškės.
  • Lithuania has one of the fastest Internet connections in the World. Lithuania is the first country in Europe which has introduced the Local Breakout (LBO) technology, offering cheap mobile internet for travellers and allowing them to avoid big data roaming charges.
  • Lithuanian Language is one of the most ancient language of all time. The longest Lithuanian word is: “nebeprisikiškiakopūsteliaujantiesiems” which has 37 letters.
  • Lithuania is famous for being the only country in the World with its own official scent, called “The Scent of Lithuania”.
  • The Easter eggs are not brought here by some cute and fluffy bunnies, it is the Easter Granny (“Velykų Bobute”) who does that job in Lithuania.