Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Program Description

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) program aims to provide (1) a broad overview of local and international laws and regulations that govern international businesses and (2) engage students in the ongoing discussions on issues related to the use and regulation of digital technologies. With the significant growth of international commerce and in today’s digital economy, AUPP’s unique graduate law programs will develop your knowledge and skills that are highly in demand in the international economy.

Through the study of relevant laws, regulations, and policies in Cambodia and other prominent common and civil law jurisdictions, students will learn to analyze complex legal issues that arise in international business, the fast-growing developments of digital technologies, and how these developments have affected the application of laws and different approaches to their solutions.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the American University of Phnom Penh’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program will be able to:

1. Demonstrate fundamental substantive knowledge of various areas of law related to international business and the intersection of law and digital technology;

2. Analyze and apply legal knowledge and critical analysis skills to practical situations in order to address legal issues involving international business and new and evolving technologies;

3. Explain and evaluate some of the ways in which rapidly changing technologies affect business and society and how law develops in response to technological and business changes; and

4. Exhibit professional legal skills, including critical thinking, legal analysis, problem solving, and legal research and writing.

Key Features of the LL.M Program

If applicants have an undergraduate degree in law, applicants will be enrolled in LL.M.

This Program is tailored for professionals with a legal background (undergraduate degree in law) who wish to advance their careers—by gaining expertise in laws related to international business and the role of digital technologies in business and gaining the skills to “think like a lawyer”–and build a professional network. Students will gain a deeper understanding of international business, the role of digital technologies in how global businesses operate, and the regulations surrounding these digital technologies. Graduates from this program will have the knowledge required by lawyers to fully participate in today’s global and digital economy.

This program is intended for aspiring and early- and mid-career private law practitioners (law graduates, paralegals, in-house counsel, associates), as well as legally trained members of the public sector, trade associations, development organizations, and consulting firms. It is a rigorous program with a student-centered approach that optimizes delivery of quality learning. With a flexible module structure, this program is suitably designed for working professionals and full-time students.

Admissions

Graduates with Bachelor’s degrees who have: 

  • An overall GPA of 3.00 or above from their undergraduate studies at accredited universities and;
  • IELTS Overall Band of 6.5 (with no individual skill band below 6.5) or a TOEFL score of 79. Applicants with scores below the English language requirement may enroll in AUPP’s Graduate English Preparatory Program. 
  • Documents:
    1. A birth certificate (with English name), or National ID card, or Passport
    2. An earned bachelor’s degree diploma to be uploaded in the application form
    3. An Unofficial Transcript to be uploaded in the application form (If you accept our offer of admission, we will request official transcripts at that time)
    4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    5. Personal Statement
  • Admission Interviews
  • Fee: Application & English Placement Test Fee: $35

Note:

  • Applicants who have the requisite IELTS or TOEFL score do not need to take the English Placement Test.
  • The application form may be found on the Master’s Admissions Application on our website, please visit:
Online Application

Program Structure

  • Graduate EPP: Required if the applicant’s English language skills are below AUPP’s English language requirements.
  • Bridging courses: Required in order to provide students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the Core Program.
  • Core LLM/MLS Program

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee is paid by semester and depending on the number of courses that students are enrolled in.