LL.M. CURRICULUM

  • The International Master of Laws Program (LL.M.) is offered by the Ateneo Law School as a one-year program with a strong focus on research that culminates in a thesis.
  • Courses are delivered entirely in English using a multidisciplinary approach in synergy with the other Ateneo de Manila University postgraduate schools, namely, the Graduate School of Business, School of Government , and School of Medicine and Public Health.
  • LL.M. students design their own course of study specializing in one of four major areas of interest: (1) International Corporate and Business Law, (2) International Economic Law, (3) Interntional Human Rights, and (4) Intellectual Property.
  • Each LL.M. student is assigned a faculty adviser. The LL.M. faculty is composed of professors who hold post graduate degrees in law obtained from top universities in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America.
  • Candidates who hold a LL.B. or J.D. degree from a Philippine law school are required to take all the LL.M. core and elective courses. Those who do not hold a LL.B. or J.D. degree from a Philippine law school are required to take the Introduction to the Philippine Hybrid Legal System in addition to the core and elective subjects.
The LL.M. Program should be pursued in one of the four major areas under the auspices of the existing units of the Ateneo Law School managed by faculty with extensive experience and expertise in the field:
  1. International Human Rights
  2. International Corporate and Business Law
  3. International Economic Law
  4. Intellectual Property