LL.M International Law - Course Overview

Duration: 2.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 3,00,000 / Year


About LL.M International Law

Master of Law in International Law is a specialisation of the LL.M degree that enables the aspirants to pursue jobs pertaining specifically to the international law. The course is designed to impart knowledge regarding the relationships between states and different nations. Candidates pursuing this course are provided with detailed knowledge of law and its practices in different regions of the world. The course also covers studies related to public law, human rights, laws of sea, air and space along with the usual law courses.

LL.M - International Law Syllabus

Legal Method and Research Methodology

Law of Sea, Air and Space

International Courts and Tribunals

Law and Justice in Internationalized World

Comparative Public Law

International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Dissertation & Viva-Voce

International Dispute Resolution Bodies

International Law and International Relations: Development and Trends

International Organizations

Research Project


Career Options and Job Prospects

Although there are various jobs available after pursuing LL.M in international law, graduates often choose to pursue MPhil or Ph.D. in this discipline in order to get better jobs opportunities after completing the doctorate level programmes. Graduates who want to work or practice aw can also take up positions in private as well as public sector organisations such as Criminal Lawyer, Legal Analyst Document Drafting Lawyer, Civil Litigation Lawyer, Legal Journalist, Government Lawyer, Legal Advisor, Judge, etc. After gaining experience in the field, candidates can also apply for jobs in the UN, European Court of Human Rights, International Criminal Court, etc. Following are some job profiles that candidates can seek after completing LL.M in International Law:

  • Criminal Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Legal Analyst
  • Legal Consultant
  • Legal Advisor
  • International Trade Manager
  • Senior Associate
  • Professor of Law
  • Legal Counsellor

Candidates can expect a starting salary of Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 3.5 lakh in this field. Salaries also vary for different profiles. Usually, global profiles or international jobs in this field offer better salary packages as compared to the jobs offered in India. International lawyers can earn up to Rs. 60 lakh per annum or more depending on profile and experience. Judges in this field in India get salary packages of Rs. 12 lakh to Rs. 34 lakh per annum.

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