Applicants for the LL.M. in International Business Law program must have completed their undergraduate studies in law before enrolling to the program. A law degree will be considered as adequate if, in a given country, academically it would allow the applicant to take the bar exam. Non-university practice or traineeship periods for such bar exam shall not be necessary.
Completed applications must be submitted through online application system (LLM in International Business Law) by the deadline.
Required documents for online application:
- Completed CEU Application Form
- Letters of Recommendation
- Two academic referees / One academic and one professional referee if the candidate has more than three years of work experience
- Academic Records
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Proof of English Proficiency
- Academic Writing Submission(s)
- 1500-word essay in total (750 words - excluding footnotes and bibliography - per question) on the topics specified below (both questions need to be answered)
“International trade law, enforced by the WTO and regional institutions, promotes liberalization in the exchange of goods, services, and intellectual property assets among States. Some consider it as a key tool for global governance and economic prosperity. Others criticize it as being skewed in favour of developed countries to the detriment of the developing world. Based on your national experience, which side do you take? Please explain whether and how your home country has benefited or suffered from its international trade commitments under the WTO or other regional regime.”
"Intellectual property laws grant exclusive rights over (certain) intangibles, i.e. products of the human mind. Intangibles can adopt different forms and, thus, there are different types of intellectual property rights. Copyright, for instance, grants protection over literary, scientific and artistic works, including songs or movies. The grant of copyright protection is often justified on utilitarian terms as providing the necessary incentive for authors to invest in creating new works. This is only possible where copyright owners can prevent third parties from, amongst other things, reproducing or copying their works without their consent, including by means of downloading them from the internet. With the rise of online piracy in recent decades, countries are struggling to guarantee the effective protection of authors’ copyright. Explain what measures should be adopted to adequately combat online piracy. In answering your question, please discuss: (a) why the proposed measures would be effective; (b) how they compare to the measures adopted in your home jurisdiction, if any; and (c) whether you believe the proposed measures to be justified and/or fair.”
NOTE: Late submission of required documents is not possible, and incomplete applications may lead to early stage rejection.
The admission procedure is composed of the following:
- Review of application packages
- Online interview offered to selected applicants on the basis of their application package
The Department of Legal Studies reserves the right to check the originality of all submissions.