Department of Public and International Law


The programme aims to offer to the student who has an aggressive intellectual stance and who wishes to advance the frontiers of knowledge in a challenging  and somewhat arduous discipline

The course of study for the award of the LLM degree at a time when there is a feeling that academic standards in the country are falling.


A unique feature of the programme is a requirement that every student must offer at least 8 Units but not more than 16 Units of Core subject(s). it is expected that the student will successfully defend his dissertation/thesis on a topic chosen from and an area covered by one of the- subjects 'or fields of Law comprised in his study before a Board of Examiners approved by Graduate School.

The dissertation will in addition offer him experience of sustained, intensive, personal work on specific legal problems. We consider this to be substantial aspect of the legal education of our Graduate Students.


  1. Courses for the LLM degree shall be-chosen from the list of subjects referred to in these Regulations as Core and Elective subjects; together with a Thesis which shall not be less than 15,000 words.
  2. The course of studies will normally be for a period of not less than 2 semesters after initial registration


Examination for the LLM Degree shall be by:

  1. Written examinations at the end of period of study in all subjects selected and approved for the candidate.
  2. Oral examination of a Thesis which shall not be less than 15000 words