LL.M (Commercial Law)

Since 2012, the Faculty has offered a Master of Laws in Commercial Law [LL.M(Commercial Law)] degree programme which is delivered over an 18-month period through a combination of coursework and a research-based dissertation. The coursework covers the following core and elective core courses:

  • LLM 611:Corporate Finance Law
  • LLM 612:International Commercial Law
  • LLM 614:Private International Law
  • LLM 615:Advanced Research Methodology
  • LLM 623:International Banking and Financial Law
  • LLM 627:International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration
  • LLM 629 :Theory and Practice of Corporate Governance
  • LLM 6210:WTO Law and Global Business

Elective

  • LLM 6212: Corporate Tax Law
  • LLM 6213 :Theory and Practice of Insolvency Law
  • LLM 6214 :International And Comparative Intellectual Property Law

The degree is awarded to students who successfully complete the coursework and supervised research on any commercial law topic of his or her choice which culminates in the submission of a dissertation which passes prescribed assessment.

LL.M (Governance)

Commencing in the 2017-18 academic year, the Faculty will offer the LL.M (Governance) degree programme which will be delivered over an 18-month period through a combination of coursework and a research-based dissertation. The coursework covers the following core and elective courses:

  • LLM 711 Research Methodologies in Governance
  • LLM 712: Governance in the Field
  • LLM 713: Political Economy of Governance
  • LLM 714: Law, Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development
  • LLM 715: Dissertation
  • LLM 716: Democracy, Law-making and Elections
  • LLM 717: Human Rights and the Courts
  • LLM 718: Global Governance
  • LLM 719: Non-state Actors and Governance
  • LLM 721: Inter-governmental Governance in Africa
  • LLM 722: Constitutionalism, the Executive and State Institutions
  • LLM 723: Gender and Governance

The degree is awarded to students who successfully complete the coursework and supervised research on any commercial law topic of his or her choice which culminates in the submission of a dissertation which passes prescribed assessment.

In addition to delivering the courses listed above, the Department of Foundational Law actively contributes to the Faculty of Law's research, community outreach and consultancy activities, including those aimed at enhancing the synergies between theory and practice, and promoting linkages with the community, the private sector, the government and other stakeholders.

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Chancellor College is the largest among the constituent colleges of the University of Malawi. Ever since its establishment, the college has produced graduates who have gone on to become leaders in various sectors of Malawian society.

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