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Who can apply?

The LLM programme in International Trade, Investment and Business Law is a collaborative programme between UWC and the University of Pretoria (UP).  

This course focuses on world trade, business and investment law, with a specific focus on the interests of Africa in the context of globalisation. Students with good academic records are invited to apply.

The standard coursework Masters format is two modules and a  mini-thesis of 30 000 words (Mode II).  

International Trade, Investment and Business Law Specialisation

Students register and spend one semester of full-time coursework at  UWC (Jan – June 2020). The second semester is used to complete the research component of the degree – this should preferably be done at UWC, but can be done on a distance basis.

Structure

 During the first semester of 2020 at UWC, students  enroll for the following two modules:

  • International Economic and Investment Law (presented full-time)
  • International Business and Regional Trade Law (presented full-time)

NOTE THAT THESE MODULES ARE OFFERED ON A FULL-TIME BASIS, WITH LECTURES FROM 9:00 – 4:30 DAILY (OR AT LEAST 4 DAYS A WEEK)

PLUS:

  • Students complete the mini-thesis of 30 000 words under supervision of an UWC  academic during the second semester of 2020.

Course Content

 International Business and Regional Trade Law 812 (ITB 812)

  • Forms of international business: international sales, international finance, trade finance and financial market regulation;
  • Dispute settlement in international business transactions: overview of public and private aspects, arbitration;
  • International business and environmental and social considerations: environment, ethics, human rights etc;
  • Introduction to European Union Law;
  • Introduction to African economic relations, including GSP, AGOA, EPA, Cotonou, SA/EU TDCA, etc. African regional and sub-regional organisations: AU, TFTA, CFTA, SADC etc;
  • Implementation of international economic agreements into domestic law in Africa;
  • The role of Africa and African lawyers in international trade negotiations; The role of lawyers in international economic and business transactions.

International Economic and Investment Law 813 (ITB813)

  • Global economic institutes: overview of institutions and changing functions;
  • Role of UNCTAD (development in Africa, independence), African Development Bank, IMF etc;
  • Regulation of international trade: WTO – general introduction, concept of free trade, agriculture, trade remedies, trade in services, competition, etc
  • International Intellectual Property Law and transfers of technology: TRIPS, WIPO, WTO etc., licensing, pharmaceuticals;
  • Regulation of foreign investment in Africa: private and public aspects; agreements and privatisation, international insolvencies.

Programme Coordinator:

Prof Riekie Wandrag
International Trade, Investment and Business Law
Faculty of Law
University of the Western Cape
Tel:  +27 (0) 21 959 3294  
Fax: +27 (0) 21 959 2971
Email: mwandrag@uwc.ac.za

Applications and Next Intake

Please note: The next intake at UWC: January 2020

Closing date for applications for the 2020 intake: 30 June 2019

To apply, please send the following:

  • Motivation letter,
  • Full CV
  • All academic results/records,
  • Photo

No forms required at this stage. Students who are offered placements will be required to complete UWC application / registration forms

Applications to be submitted to:

Prof R Wandrag
Faculty of Law
UWC
Private Bag X17
Bellville
7353

or emailed to 

mwandrag@uwc.ac.za

Limited scholarships may be available, but cannot be guaranteed at this point. Should funding be required, include proof of financial status and motivation for financial assistance in application.

THIS IS A VERY COMPETETIVE PROGRAMME, ONLY 20 STUDENTS ARE SELECTED AND OFFERED PLACEMENTS PER YEAR.

 

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Who can apply?

The LLM programme in International Trade, Investment and Business Law is a collaborative programme between UWC and the University of Pretoria (UP).  

This course focuses on world trade, business and investment law, with a specific focus on the interests of Africa in the context of globalisation. Students with good academic records are invited to apply.

The standard coursework Masters format is two modules and a  mini-thesis of 30 000 words (Mode II).  

International Trade, Investment and Business Law Specialisation

Students register and spend one semester of full-time coursework at  UWC (Jan – June 2020). The second semester is used to complete the research component of the degree – this should preferably be done at UWC, but can be done on a distance basis.

Structure

 During the first semester of 2020 at UWC, students  enroll for the following two modules:

  • International Economic and Investment Law (presented full-time)
  • International Business and Regional Trade Law (presented full-time)

NOTE THAT THESE MODULES ARE OFFERED ON A FULL-TIME BASIS, WITH LECTURES FROM 9:00 – 4:30 DAILY (OR AT LEAST 4 DAYS A WEEK)

PLUS:

  • Students complete the mini-thesis of 30 000 words under supervision of an UWC  academic during the second semester of 2020.

Course Content

 International Business and Regional Trade Law 812 (ITB 812)

  • Forms of international business: international sales, international finance, trade finance and financial market regulation;
  • Dispute settlement in international business transactions: overview of public and private aspects, arbitration;
  • International business and environmental and social considerations: environment, ethics, human rights etc;
  • Introduction to European Union Law;
  • Introduction to African economic relations, including GSP, AGOA, EPA, Cotonou, SA/EU TDCA, etc. African regional and sub-regional organisations: AU, TFTA, CFTA, SADC etc;
  • Implementation of international economic agreements into domestic law in Africa;
  • The role of Africa and African lawyers in international trade negotiations; The role of lawyers in international economic and business transactions.

International Economic and Investment Law 813 (ITB813)

  • Global economic institutes: overview of institutions and changing functions;
  • Role of UNCTAD (development in Africa, independence), African Development Bank, IMF etc;
  • Regulation of international trade: WTO – general introduction, concept of free trade, agriculture, trade remedies, trade in services, competition, etc
  • International Intellectual Property Law and transfers of technology: TRIPS, WIPO, WTO etc., licensing, pharmaceuticals;
  • Regulation of foreign investment in Africa: private and public aspects; agreements and privatisation, international insolvencies.

Programme Coordinator:

Prof Riekie Wandrag
International Trade, Investment and Business Law
Faculty of Law
University of the Western Cape
Tel:  +27 (0) 21 959 3294  
Fax: +27 (0) 21 959 2971
Email: mwandrag@uwc.ac.za

Applications and Next Intake

Please note: The next intake at UWC: January 2020

Closing date for applications for the 2020 intake: 30 June 2019

To apply, please send the following:

  • Motivation letter,
  • Full CV
  • All academic results/records,
  • Photo

No forms required at this stage. Students who are offered placements will be required to complete UWC application / registration forms

Applications to be submitted to:

Prof R Wandrag
Faculty of Law
UWC
Private Bag X17
Bellville
7353

or emailed to 

mwandrag@uwc.ac.za

Limited scholarships may be available, but cannot be guaranteed at this point. Should funding be required, include proof of financial status and motivation for financial assistance in application.

THIS IS A VERY COMPETETIVE PROGRAMME, ONLY 20 STUDENTS ARE SELECTED AND OFFERED PLACEMENTS PER YEAR.