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:
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|
|10||International Litigation / International Arbitration||Mandatory||3|
|12||Excursion WTO (November 2021)||
|13||Excursion USA (August 2021)||Optional||5|
Excursion China (June 2022)
|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).