Asian Legal Studies



Master of Laws (Asian Legal Studies)

The LLM (Asian Legal Studies) is a masters programme offered since the 2007-08 academic year. The one-year coursework programme adds to the diversity of the NUS law school’s graduate offerings, and rides on the momentum generated by the Asian Law Institute (ASLI), established in the law school in 2003. The programme is an innovative one which allows students to study in depth the laws, legal systems, institutions and legal traditions of South, Southeast, and East Asia, as well as affords the opportunity to focus on particular areas of law (e.g. commercial law, constitutional law and international law) as these are treated across the dynamic continent that is Asia. The programme will enable students to understand not only the law in its wider socio-cultural context, but to appreciate its linkages with regional commerce, trade and politics. Students will be taught under the guidance of leading resident as well as visiting faculty.

The LLM (Asian Legal Studies) degree requires a total of 40 credits of subjects, at least 24 credits of which must be in the Asian law specialization. Students must thus take at least six subjects (24 credits) from a list of specialized subjects, including a compulsory overview course on Asian Legal Systems.

Asian Legal Studies courses offered

· ASEAN Environmental Law, Policy and Governance
· Chinese Corporate and Securities Law
· Chinese Legal Tradition & Legal Chinese
· Choice of Law for International Contracts in Asia
· Comparative Constitutional Law
· Competition Law in Asia
· Foreign Investment Law in Vietnam
· Human Rights in Asia
· International & Comparative Law of Sale in Asia
· Introduction to Indian Business Law
· Introduction to Indonesian Law
· Islamic Law
· Japanese Corporate Law & Governance
· Law and Development in China
· Law and Society in Malaysia
· Law, Governance & Development in Asia
· Ocean Law & Policy in Asia
· The Contemporary Indian Legal System