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International Law (Graduate)

Heads About the Programme


• Prof. Dr. Justinas Žilinskas
This Programme has been taught for more than ten years. It has grown together with its staff, mostly composed of young professors and high-ranking professionals. The programme’s delivery includes modern teaching methods such as moot courts, role-playing, case studies, individual and collective tasks, group work, etc. Students are encouraged to participate actively in the study process. They are provided with materials through the Moodle system.

About the study programme

Traditionally lawyers have been educated within one national legal system. However, the globalization is changing the rules of the game. The growing need for legal practitioners who can work multinationally and multijurisdictionally and solve legal problems within a global framework is inevitable. Emerging issues invoked by the refugee crisis, international armed conflicts, threats to human rights in the cyberspace require deep, specialized knowledge of the international law.
For those, who are interested in private law, the programme enables to choose Private International Law specialization, which allows to deepen knowledge and excel skills in International Family and Succession law, Litigation in International Consumer Cases and European Company Law.
Our programme provides both theoretical knowledge and practical skills delivered by the highest-level professionals, e.g. a former judge of the European Court of Human Rights, judges of the Lithuanian Constitutional Court, international organizations experts.

Strengths

• International Mobility: One semester abroad, students may choose from a variety of partner Universities
• Eminent Professors: Prof. Lyra Jakulevičienė (internationally recognized expert in refugee law, over 15 years of experience leading the Offices of UNHCR and UNDP in Lithuania), Prof. Justinas Žilinskas (Member of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission), Prof. Danutė Jočienė (Former judge of the European Court of Human Rights, judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania) and others.
• Internship Possibilities
• Preparation of International Law Specialists

Characteristics

Locale: Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius Lithuania (1st year) and one semester abroad.
Field: Law
Duration: 1,5 years
Credits: 90 ECTS
Language: English
NoteDue to the Covid-19 students have a possibility to complete the first semester online. Seminars and lectures will be broadcasted in accordance with the approved schedule of a specific group. Students will be able to take the midterms and examinations remotely as well. Detailed information and 1st semester schedule will be sent to all accepted students two weeks prior to the start of studies. 

Job Opportunities

Having graduated from the International Law study programme, individuals can work as advocates, diplomats, international business leaders, policy makers, in international law divisions of government institutions, in international arbitration and judicial bodies as lawyers or judges, international organizations, European Union institutions, legal departments of internationally operating law firms and enterprises, international research agencies and non-governmental sector.

Entry Requirements

Degrees: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent first university degree (3-year study duration minimum)
• English level: At least a B2 level of English proven by a certification (IELTS or TOEFL): the certification can be organized by long distance

Students About the Programme

• Linas Vaštakas, Graduate from Lithuania:
The international law programme not only allowed me to meet interesting people, but also gave me access to multiple exciting academic possibilities. I participated a few times in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in the United States of America, investment and international trade law moot court competitions in the United Kingdom and Romania. I also gained international study and legal work experience in Sweden and the Ukraine, participated in international legal summer schools. All of this revealed the interesting sides of international law to me and inspired me to seek even further legal education.

• Mariana Maksymiv, Graduate from Ukraine:
MRU is a great educational foundation for young people to become young professionals. The University offers many possibilities for upgrading interpersonal and job-related skills through mobility programs or research projects. International Law Programme will be especially attractive for students interested in public law and global challenges.

Check out the video of Ukrainian students at MRU here

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