Master of Laws in Energy and Environmental Law
Master of Laws
EducationThe Master of Laws in Energy and Environmental Law offers students a comprehensive programme in energy and environmental law, including elements of public international law, European Community law and national law. The topics covered range from sector-specific environmental law and energy law to the impact of the EC and international economic business law on the environmental and energy sector. Students also receive a thorough introduction to climate change law. Since 2002, the programme has welcomed students from all over the world, including Russia, Tanzania, Jamaica, Ecuador, Algeria, Nigeria, Colombia, the United States, Canada, Turkey, the People's Republic of China, New Zealand, Taiwan, Peru, Mexico, El Salvador, Chile, Brazil, Albania, as well as students from almost every EU member state.
The Master of Laws in Energy and Environmental Law is an advanced Master's programme. You can follow this programme on a full-time or part-time basis.
ProfileFor full time students wishing to obtain an LLM degree, the programme requires a relevant law degree, that is, a degree that enables the holder to practice law in his/her home state. For a considerable number of students (including Belgian students), this entails holding a Master's degree. However, for other students (including UK students), this is an LL.B. degree. The course convenors refer specifically to the provision foreseen in the relevant Flemish legislation, which provides for the host university to regard foreign qualifications as equivalent to the Belgian degree.
Students are expected to have a proficient level of written and spoken English, as well as a proven academic track record, research skills, and, finally, an interest in the areas of energy law and environmental law.
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ObjectivesThe programme aims to deliver experts in the fields of energy and environmental law, as well as keeping existing experts in the sector up to date. Energy law and environmental law are booming areas of legal practice, of academic research, as well as of societal importance. In these areas, the programme aims to deliver three key anchor points of legal resources: knowledge and know-how, skill (both verbally and written), and the professional approach and intuition required in the sector. So as to reach these goals, students are offered a thorough examination of energy and environmental law, comprising both public international law, European Community law, and national law elements. The issues covered range from sector-specific environmental law and energy law, through to the impact of EC and international economic business law on the environmental and energy sector.
Students are expected to develop the aforementioned key anchor points of legal resources in each of the three areas covered: International energy and environmental law; European energy and environmental law; Comparative energy and environmental law.