Programs

Master’s program in Comparative Private and International Law

The aim of the program is to develop competencies in the field of comparative private and/or international law needed for conducting activities at internationally active national, as well as international and transnational institutions. As a student, you can get acquainted with modern developments in respective fields and be able to conduct independent research in accordance with NQF VII level competencies.

The broad choice between comparative private and international law components enables a student to shape his/her profile in either way: to make emphasis on comparative private law or on international law or to combine components from both concentrations and develop competencies most suitable for prospective employment. Core courses are offered only in the first semester  of the course developing competencies generally necessary in both fields of concentration.

Methods employed are widely based on the mixture of interactive teaching and promotion of independent personal development through a combination of theoretical components and practical experience, aiming at the development of skills and values needed to interpret the law in line with the requirements of human rights primacy, i.e. equality and proportionality. 

The Graduates will have:

  • Broad and systemic knowledge in the field of chosen concentration, which fosters development of original ideas and exposure to the wider understanding of the lawyer’s role in the changing environment;

  • Ability to act in a new, unpredictable and multidisciplinary environment while providing complex assessment of legal problems and developing original ways of resolving them  through utilization of  the most recent methods and approaches in analyzing legislative developments and judicial practice;

  • Ability to make sound judgments on the basis of critical analysis of complex and incomplete information (including analysis of novelties in the context of new legislative regulation, judicial practice or recent research approaches) and capacity to synthesize innovatively recent data with older one;

  • Ability to communicate own judgments, arguments, and research methods to academic and professional community in the English language, with due consideration of the academic integrity/disclaiming standards and recent developments in the field of information, technology and communication;

  • Ability to independently manage learning process, to determine the synthesis of theoretical components and practical experience, as well as to expand own knowledge on the basis of recent methods through generalized analysis of primary sources, academic articles and court decisions;

  • Ability to evaluate own and others’ attitude towards values, to analyse the existing legal values with a view to fair balancing of the party interests and, in the case of need, contribute to the creation of new ones; to develop values needed to interpret law in line with the requirements of human rights primacy (i.e. equality, proportionality) and to contribute to the establishment of new solutions.

The program was re-accredited on January 22th, 2019 through involvement of international experts. 

 

Program (Qualification):

Master's Program in Comparative Private and International Law (Master of Laws, LL.M.)

ECTS / Duration:

120 credits / 2 years

The Language of Instruction:

English