Call for applications for the 28th Master of Laws (LL.M.) programme in International Maritime Law
Call for applications for the 28th Master of Laws (LL.M.) programme in International Maritime Law which will commence in October 2016 and which will last for one academic year. It is noteworthy that a number of donors have agreed to provide full funding for chosen candidates, if they meet their selection criteria.
As background information, I would like to inform you that the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) is an international institution dedicated to the training of lawyers in international maritime law including marine environmental law, law of the sea, shipping law, international maritime security law and maritime legislation drafting.
IMLI was established by a statute promulgated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and under an agreement concluded between the IMO and the Government of Malta, which offered the premises and other facilities. It is located on the University of Malta campus and began operation in October 1989.
The LL.M. programme is open to law graduates already working in a maritime field or in a legal department or law office dealing with maritime matters. The programme is also suitable for persons aspiring to undertake a career in maritime law. Unless candidates are in possession of a law degree from a recognized university, their application may not be considered.
The LL.M. programme consists of postgraduate training in international maritime law for one full academic year leading to the Degree of Master of Laws in International Maritime Law. It is envisaged that graduates of the Institute will provide the expertise required for the implementation of IMO and other maritime conventions into their respective national legal systems.
The number of admissions is a limited one due to the intensive nature of the programme. In line with the IMO strategy for integration of women in maritime activities, up to fifty per cent of admissions are reserved for deserving women candidates. To date, the Institute has a total of 669 graduates from 132 States.
The programme is exclusively delivered in English, hence the need for candidates to have language proficiency.
Students receive on average 22½ hours of lectures per week. The programme requirements include written examinations, a maritime legislative drafting project and a 10,000-word dissertation. A number of field trips are included within the programme.
Due to the limited amount of places the matter will generally be treated on a first come first served basis.
The application packages for nominated and self-financed candidates, including information about the Institute, admissions and application forms are attached herewith for your kind perusal. The same can be also downloaded by accessing the following URL link: http://www.imli.org/programmes-and-courses/how-apply.
Further information about the Institute can be obtained from our website at: http://www.imli.org.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Elda Belja (Admissions Officer) on her telephone number: +356 21 310 816 ext. 107 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.