In today’s world affairs and economy that is adapting to rapid developments in digital technologies, corporations, governments, and society as a whole are navigating an evolving global environment. The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) programs aim to (1) provide a broad overview of local and international laws and regulations that govern international businesses, (2) engage students in the ongoing discussions on issues related to the use and regulation of digital technologies, and (3) provide an overview of global issues and the role of the state and businesses in development policies and global issues.
Through the study of relevant laws, regulations, and policies in Cambodia and other prominent common and civil law jurisdictions, students will learn to analyse complex global and 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 policies and different approaches to their solutions.
Graduates of the American University of Phnom Penh’s Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree programs will be able to:
If applicants have an undergraduate degree in other subjects than law, applicants will be enrolled in Master of Legal Studies.
This program is specifically tailored for professionals without legal background (professionals who have undergraduate degrees in subjects other than the law) who wish to advance their careers—by gaining expertise in global policies and international affairs, 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.
The MLS program is a great fit for:
It is a rigorous program with a student-centered approach that optimizes the delivery of quality learning. With a flexible module structure, this program is suitably designed for working professionals and full-time students.
|Legal Research and Writing 2||3|
|Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Settlement||3|
|Advanced Corporations Law||3|
|International Business Transactions||3|
|Intellectual Property and Digital Technology||3|
|International Labor Law||3|
|Data Protection and Privacy||3|
|International Economic Law / International Investment and Trade Laws||3|
|Competition and Consumer Protection||3|
|International Financial Regulations and Compliance||3|
|Emerging Technologies and the Law||3|
|Cybersecurity and Cybercrime||3|
|Contemporary Issues in World Affairs and Global Department and Innovation Policy||3|
|Advanced International Relations / International Political Economy / International Comparative Politics||3|
Subject to Changes
Tuition fee is paid by semester and depending on the number of courses that students are enrolled in.
|Graduate English Preparatory Program||$3,000 Per Semester|
|Core LLM/MLS Program||$900 Per Course|
|Bridging Courses||$900 Per Course|