Program 2021/2022

Program 2021/2022

Structure of the Program

The LL.M. program takes place over one year (8 months lectures plus thesis), and is conducted on a full-time basis. The program consists of basic courses and a specialization course. To obtain the LL.M. title, all basic lectures, a specialization course and a diploma thesis must be successfully completed.

The entire course covers about 410 lectures. Classes take place from Monday to Friday in the mornings, Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings (attendance is compulsory). Lectures are held in English.

The basic courses teach the basics of international business and important foreign areas of law. Furthermore, the focus is on European and international business law (especially EU business law, competition law, WTO law, corporate law, tax law, commercial criminal law, civil procedure law, contract law, arbitration).

The following specializations are possible:

International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law

International Sports Law

Asian Business Law

 

Curriculum 2021/2022

In order to successfully complete the LL.M. program a minimum  of 70 ECTS out of a maximum 83 ECTS points must be achieved.

 

Module Name of the Module Mandatory / Optional ECTS
1 Introduction to Swiss Law Mandatory 2
2 Legal English for Lawyers Mandatory 3
3 International Economic Law Mandatory 4
4 European Business Law / Competition Law Mandatory 7
5 International Private Law / Corporate Law / Compliance Mandatory 6
6 International Tax Law Mandatory 3
7 Corporate Criminal Law / Capital Markets Mandatory 3
8 Drafting Contracts / Legal Tech / Legal Management Mandatory 4
9 Conducting Negotiations Mandatory 2
10 International Litigation / International Arbitration Mandatory 3
11 Final Thesis

Mandatory

12
12 Excursion WTO (November 2021)

Mandatory

5
13 Excursion USA (August 2021) Optional 5
14

Excursion China (June 2022)

Optional 5
15 Excursion Luxembourg / Brussels (tba) Optional 3
S1 Specialization Course (Module I/II) Mandatory 10
S2 Specialization Course (Module II/II) Mandatory 9

--> Students who are interested in taking the specialization course only can be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS).