Master in International Legal Studies University of Vienna

The program has the purpose of deepening the knowledge of fundamental structures, as well as specific issues of international law. Students will acquire a series of essential skills in the practice of international law, useful both for international organizations and for law firms. The program contains four modules: 

1. Fundamental Issues of International Law, 

2. International Economic Law, 

3. International Organizations 

4. International Dispute Settlement

The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is one of the oldest universities in the German-speaking countries, as well as one of the biggest universities in Europe. It is mostly specialised in humanistic studies and it is known as the academic home of 15 Nobel Prize winners.

Location: Vienna, Austria

Single/Double Diploma: Single Diploma

Language: English

Number of Places/Students per year: Not mentioned

Duration: One year

Price/Fee: EUR 11,000 for the academic year, as well as EUR 18, per semester (Student union fee)

Scholarships: Not mentioned

Accommodation: No on-campus housing

Application Process:

Applicants must have a first law degree in order to be eligible for the LL.M. Program. Students holding a Bachelor or Master of Law, JD, LL.B., or LL.M. are eligible to apply. They must complete the application form, as well as send a CV, a letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation typed on the recommender’s or the University’s official letterhead stationery. These shall be sent in sealed envelopes, which shall be signed by the recommender across the seal, once closed. The application file must also contain transcripts of the applicant’s report with the final grades (all transcripts or translations thereof must be in the German, English or French). The transcripts must also be sent in sealed envelopes with the seal stamped across the backflip. The applicants will also send a photocopy of the school/college leaving certificate indicating the exact date, name of school, and city.

1. Application deadline: March 1, 2016 (They will be sent by post, to LL.M. in International Legal Studies, attn.: Claudia Luxon, University of Vienna, Department of European, International and Comparative Law, Schottenbastei 10-16, A-1010 Vienna, Austria, Fax: +43/1/4277 9353, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

2. Necessary Docs:

- Application form

- 1 CV

- Letter of Motivation

- 2 Letters of Recommendation – typed on the recommender’s or the University’s official letterhead stationery, in sealed envelopes signed by the recommender

- Transcripts of the report with the final grades (all transcripts or translations thereof must be in either the German, English, or French language), in sealed envelopes

- A photocopy of the school/college leaving certificate indicating the exact date, name of school, and city

3. Additional docs for Non-EU/EEA: not necessary

4. Supplements: Applicants whose first law degree program was not taught in English must take the TOEFL or IELTS and achieve a score of at least 100 (minimum 25 for each subsection) for TOEFL and 6.5 for IELTS. The application fee is EUR 50,00. TOEFL or IELTS degree, not older than 2 years..  

 

Program Structure:

• Courses ( ECTS)

Fundamental Issues of International Law

- Legal Foundations of World Politics 

- Human Rights 

- The Law of Treaties 

- Research Seminar in International Law

International Economic Law

- International Standards of Investment Protection 

- WTO Law, Institution and Dispute Settlement 

International Organizations

- Accountability of International Organizations

- The European Union as an International Actor 

International Dispute Settlement

- Crises Management and Conflict Settlement 

- Investment Arbitration 

- Immunities in International Law 

- GATT/WTO Substantive Law for International Trade 

Thesis: yes

Internship: not required

 

LLM Contact: 

Mag. Claudia LUXON MA

Department of European, International and Comparative Law, Section for International Law and International Relations, University of Vienna, Schottenbastei 10-16, A-1010 Vienna/AUSTRIA

tel: +43-1-4277 35316

fax: +43-1-4277 9353

 

Read more information about the master here.

 

By Georgiana Caramihai