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Masters (LLM) Degree in Extractive Industry Law in Africa

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Masters (LLM) Degree in Extractive Industry Law in Africa

Time: February 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Location: South Africa
City/Town: Pretoria
Website or Map: http://www.up.ac.za/centre-of…
Event Type: llm - extractive industry law in africa
Organized By: Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2016

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The Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria, widely known as Africa's Global Law Faculty, forms part of an unsurpassed network of universities from the African continent and abroad, with graduates from its post-graduate programmes filling leading positions across the region. The quality and relevance of the Faculty’s post-graduate programmes are widely acclaimed, and recognised as such by the likes of the United Nations and the African Union through the awarding to the Faculty of its highest honours.

An established suite of cutting edge masters programmes focussed on Africa, addresses themes as diverse as human rights and democratisation, to trade and investment law in Africa. Adding to this selection, the Faculty has now embarked on presenting a specialised masters programme in extractive industry law in Africa.

A first for the continent, this new programme will focus on extractive industries in African from a multi-disciplinary perspective, with a particular emphasis on the law aspects associated with contemporary oil, gas and mineral extraction. In addition to lectures presented by eminent academics and practitioners in this field of law, the learning experience will be enhanced, as never before, by comprehensively incorporating aspects of macro- and micro economics and management, finance, mining engineering and earth sciences. The student experience will be further enriched by field visits to operational mines and extractive industry operations, related organisations and institutions.

The aim is to deliver graduates who have a comprehensive and holistic understanding of all relevant aspects of the extractive industries in Africa, equipping them with the knowledge and confidence to take on the toughest challenges with which they will be presented. Tailor-made in Africa, for students who will be working in Africa, the ambition is nothing short of grooming the next generation of industry and government leaders, who will be at the vanguard of unlocking the riches of the continent in a way that can change the future of Africa's countries and her people for the best.

As such, it will be of particular interest to candidates from legal practice who work with the extractive industries, the judiciary, government officials, legislators, policymakers, and industry regulators. The programme also provides an excellent foundation for recent graduates on which to prepare for a career in this dynamic and exciting field.

Individuals with a first degree in law (e.g. LLB or licence en droit or licenciatura em direito) from all African universities or abroad are invited to apply for admission to the programme. The first intake of the programme is due to commence in February 2016.

In order to allow for the greatest flexible learning experience and to accommodate working professionals, the course will consist of a blend of intensive, on-campus contact sessions throughout the year, and distance learning modules. This is a selection course, and thus only 25 students will be selected per intake.

Deadline for receipt of applications for the 2016 class is:

- South African students: 31 October 2015
- International students: 31 October 2015

Applications should be directed to:

The Coordinator LLM (Extractive Industry Law in Africa)
Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law
University of Pretoria (Hatfield Campus)
Lynnwood Road
Private bag X20 Hatfield
PRETORIA
0028
Republic of South Africa

For further enquiries:
E-mail: leon.gerber@up.ac.za

Further information on the programme specifications, and eligibility criteria can be found here.

Further information on the Faculty can be found here.

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