Masters in Law at AUPP
Masters in International Economic Law and Policy
Study for a Masters degree in Law with the University of Arizona (UA) at the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP).
The Masters in Law degrees offers multiple advantages:
- Study locally at AUPP in Phnom Penh, Cambodia;
- The courses come from UA;
- All the courses are taught by UA or AUPP professors;
- All the Law professors have Law degrees themselves.
You will study International Economic Law and Policy, an area that will be of career interest to graduates of Law, Business, Economics and Global Affairs, as well as law practitioners and other professionals from the government, non-government and corporate sectors.
- Bachelors in Law graduates who succeed in the Masters in Law program will be awarded an LLM degree;
- Students who do not have a Bachelors in Law degree will be awarded a Masters in Legal Studies (MLS) degree.
The elements of the Masters program fall into the following categories:
- Foundations Law courses (AUPP and UA dual degree Law graduates will be exempt from these courses. Other Law graduates may be exempt from some of these courses. AUPP Global Affairs graduates who choose the Law track will be exempt from these courses).
- Core Law courses Part 1 (AUPP and UA dual degree Law graduates will be exempt from these courses and AUPP Global Affairs graduates who choose the Law track will be exempt from these courses because the courses will be embedded within their Bachelors program).
- Core courses Part 2
Requirements for Masters in Law degrees:
- GPA and English requirements:
The Masters in Law program is open to Bachelor’s graduates who have an overall GPA of 3.00 or above from their undergraduates studies and an IELTS Overall Band of 6.5 (with no individual skill band below 6.5) or a TOEFL score of at least 79. Applicants with scores below these requirements may be enrolled in AUPP’s English Program.
- Foundations courses and core courses:
- Dual degree Law graduates and AUPP Global Affairs students who choose the Law track will already have completed the Foundations Law courses and Core Law courses Part 1 as part of their undergraduate studies and may be directly admitted into the Core courses Part 2 of the Master’s program.
- Applicants for the Master’s degree program who are Law graduates from other universities will be assessed on a case by case basis. Where assessed as having completed the necessary foundations courses and having the necessary education in areas covered by the UA’s Law Bridge, applicants may be able to take the UA’s Introduction to US Law for International Students course only before starting the Master’s degree.
- Other graduates (non-Law graduates from AUPP or other universities, or Law graduates assessed as needing more than just the Introduction to US Law for International Students course) will first complete:
- AUPP’s Law Bridge:
- LEGL 101 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems,
- LEGL 207 Legal Writing and Research ,
- LEGL 310 Legal Ethics,
- LEGL 360 SE Asian Law and Legal Systems, and
- LEGL 415 Commercial Enterprises.
- UA’s Law Bridge:
- LAW 501 Procedure,
- LAW 502A The American Common Law System I,
- LAW 502B The American Common Law System II,
- LAW 504 The American Public Law System, and
- LAW 507 Introduction to Legal Research and Writing.UA’s Law Bridge:
- AUPP’s Law Bridge:
- The first component of the Master’s courses (not required for dual degree graduates) will consist of the following core Law Part 1 courses:
- LAW 444B International Commercial Transactions
- LAW 455 Intellectual Property Law
- LAW 451 Introduction to Public International Law
- Law elective
- The final components of the Master’s program will consist of the Thesis and the following core Law Part 2 courses:
- Business Organizations,
- International Trade Law,
- Advanced Legal Research and Writing,
- International Business Transactions, and
- International Investment Law.