Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ILAW503 ADVANCED LEGAL WRITING: ARGUMENT, ADVOCACY, DRAFTING 3 3 0
ILAW590 SEMINAR 0 0 0
ILAW5X1 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
ILAW5X2 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
ILAW5X3 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ILAW500 THESIS 0 0 0
ILAW502 ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH 3 3 0
ILAW5X4 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
ILAW5X5 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ILAW509 INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW 3 3 0
ILAW525 COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 3 3 0
The course will cover a series of topics arising in the comparative study of constitutional systems. Comparing constitutional structures of different countries such as the USA, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Turkey, Britain, India, Japan, and Nigeria, we will examine the constitutional structures, principals and basic problems related to constitutional design of different countries. Some likely topics include the varying foundations, structures and procedures of judicial review of the constitutionality of laws; the relationships between branches of government and presidential compared to parliamentary systems of governance and whether/how constitutions should address “emergency” powers; approaches to protecting minority groups; gender equality; regimes of fundamental rights and freedoms.
ILAW516 BIOETHICS AND THE LAW 3 3 0
This course combines the study of ethics with law within the context of biological sciences. The course scrutinizes the ways in which laws may reflect socially held moral norms. The seminar explores the complex relationship between law and bioethics with an emphasis on both clinical and population-level (or macro) bioethics. Topics in population-level ethics include rationing and priority setting, personal responsibility for health, organ sales, and outsourcing clinical trials overseas. Topics in clinical ethics (and population-level ethics) include euthanasia, physician assisted suicide, medical futility, abortion, contraception and involuntary medical treatment. Students will be evaluated based on class participation and a final research paper.
ILAW523 RETHINKING SOVEREIGNTY UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW 3 3 0
The course focuses upon the concept of sovereignty within the theoretical framework of international law. It reflects upon the historical emergence of the concept and scrutinises its connections with the notions of people, self-determination, and statehood. This initial focus is supplemented by the consideration of emerging alternative perceptions of sovereignty. Emphasis is laid upon minorities, property relations, and globalism. Within the contextual framework of these emphases, the concept of sovereignty is treated in two ways. First, sovereignty is deconstructed to expose its modern exclusionary tendencies; for instance, white, European and colonialist justifications. Second, sovereignty is reconstructed to reveal its potential for inclusive alternatives that overcome Euro-centric prejudices.
ILAW514 LEGAL ETHICS 3 3 0
ILAW515 TAX LAW, FINANCE AND STRATEGY 3 3 0
ILAW511 INTERNATIONAL TAXATION 3 3 0
ILAW512 INTERNATIONAL LAW: THE LAW OF WAR 3 3 0
ILAW508 EUROPEAN UNION LAW 3 3 0
ILAW510 INTERNATIONAL TRADE 3 3 0