LL.M – International Trade Law

This program would offer you an encompassing view on International Trade and Commerce where the focus lies exclusively on the commercial law side of matters This course would also expose students to the International Trade Laws and Regulations, the ways in which trade benefits nations and modern advancements that affect trade between nations.

This course would take a student through

Introduction to International Trade – which familiarizes students with theories and policies that guide international trade. Students will get meaningful insights into why international trade is important for a country and how it effects production, profit and the economy

International Business – where concepts and strategies that will help in building a successful international or domestic business. Students would also be exposed to the concept of globalization and how it affects business though case studies.

The World Trade Organization – where students are familiarized with the laws and regulations set in place by the World Trade Organization. They would also learn how to meet the trade regulations and discuss the principles behind the organization’s dispute resolution system.

Trade and Investment – where students will learn what different nations have to trade, when they trade it, why they trade it and what they hope to gain from the trade. This would sharpen the skills of students and they become more competitive when engaging in deals and making investments

Risks, insurance, transportation and intellectual property rights – where students are taught how to cover risks and liability involved in business transactions. Also covered in this program is contracts of carriage, transport documents and related documents, and the liabilities of the carrier and the shipper

Policy and Theory – where students learn trade theory and explore trade laws. They would be in a better position to analyze laws pertaining to monopolies and trade protection and discuss theories that can help them become successful in international trade.

Target Audience

The course would evince interest of individuals with a keen interest of specializing in a legal career focused on in trade, mostly international trade, by building on their trade law skills.

The program would equip students interested in international trade and most importantly, would offer first-hand training of the complex and challenging environment.

LL.M - International Trade Law – unlimited career prospects

  • Work for large Indian trading houses as legal consoles
  • Work with industry that imports or exports raw material or finished goods
  • Work with reputed Indian law firms servicing the sector
  • Work with MNCs setting up sourcing or selling offices in India
  • Work globally with Indian trading companies abroad or with foreign companies dealing with India
  • Further specialize to WTO / IP sectors for better prospects

LL.M - International Trade Law – Broad Course Structure 

Semester - 1

Paper 1Research Methods & Legal Writing

  • Introduction to Research Methodology
  • Identification of Problem of Research
  • Preparation of the Research Design
  • Survey Method and Sampling, Basic Quantitative Analysis
  • Elements of Writing: Structure of Paper, Thesis & Report
  • Research Proposal
  • Publication Process
  • Legal Research Sessions
  • Source and science of legal research
  • Ethics and legal writing Session

Paper 2Comparative Public Law /System Governance

  • Module – 1 Scope of the Comparative Study of Public Law or Systems of Governance
  • Module: 2 Nature of the Constitution (Unitary and Federal Constitutions)
  • Module: 3 Principles of Public Law (Rule of Law and Doctrine of Separation of Powers)
  • Module: 4 Principles of Natural Justice
  • Module: 5 Federal Governance (Legislative, Administrative and Financial Relations between the Federal and the Provincial Governments)
  • Module: 6 Forms of Government
  • Module: 7 Judicial System (Role of Judiciary, Judicial Review, and Doctrine of State Action)
  • Module: 8 Liability of State and Administration under the Constitution
  • Module: 9 Civil, Political, and Socio-Economic Rights under the Constitution

Paper 3Law and Justice in a Globalizing World

  • Introduction
  • Concept of Law and Legal System
  • Concept and Theories of Justice
  • Concept of Global Law and Justice
  • New Models and Approaches of Global Justice
  • Indian Constitutional Law and Global Justice
  • International Law and Global Justice

Paper 4Law of World Trade Organization

  • Introduction
  • Sources of International Trade Law and Structure of WTO
  • WTO Dispute Settlement
  • Principles of non-discrimination
  • Regulation of Market Access
  • Measures against unfair trade
  • Trade-Related Intellectual; Property Rights
  • Exceptions under WTO Regime

Paper 5International Commercial Law

  • INCOTERMS & Introduction To CISG
  • Sale of Goods Under CISG
  • Principles of Insurance
  • Principles OF International Contracting
  • Indian Prospective on International Commercial law

Semester - 2

Paper 1Law of International Carriage

  • Introduction to International Carriage of Good by Sea
  • Introduction to International Carriage of Passenger and luggage by Sea
  • Introduction to International Carriage by Air
  • Introduction to International Carriage in Outer Space
  • Introduction to International Carriage International Carriage by Road and Rail

Paper 2India and Foreign Trade

  • History & Introduction to Trade
  • Export Import Policy of India
  • India & its International Trade relations
  • Foreign Exchange and International Trade
  • Trade & Environment

Paper 3International Investment Law

  • History Nature and Sources of International Investment Law
  • Interpretation and application of Investment Treaties
  • Investment Contracts
  • Admission and establishment
  • Expropriation
  • Standard of Protection
  • State Responsibility, attribution, and Settling Investment Disputes

Paper 4International Commercial Arbitration

  • Introduction, Nature and Development of ICA
  • Theoretical Aspects of International Commercial Arbitration
  • The Agreements of Arbitration
  • Laws Governing International Commercial Arbitration
  • The Arbitral Tribunal
  • The procedure to conduct the proceedings
  • The Award
  • Investment Arbitration and International Law

Paper 5Dissertation

Note: Course Faculty may modify the syllabus as per needs/requirements of the paper.


Sr. No. Particulars Fee
One Time
1 Admission Fee (One Time) Rs. 2,000
2 Alumni Fund (Non-Refundable) Rs. 15,000
Total (one time) Rs. 17,000
3 Tuition Fee (Per annum) Rs. 1,20,000
4 Infrastructural Maintenance Fee (per annum) Rs. 28,000
5 Examination Fee (per annum) Rs. 6,000
6 Academic Facility Fee (per annum) Rs. 18,000
7 Extra-Curricular (per annum) Rs. 3,000
8 Hostel Fees* Rs. 24,000
9 Mess Fees** Rs. 46,200
Annual Fee Rs. 2,62,200/-
10 Cost of Global Externship Programme (Optional) On Actual Basis

The fee structure is subject to revision and in case of any changes, final fees shall be binding to the students being admitted.
* Electricity charges will be charged extra as per the usage.
**Subject to change as per the tender awarded amount from time to time.