The Swansea LLM programmes already enjoy an international recognition among professors and practitioners alike for offering their students an excellent specialisation in the fields of maritime and commercial law.

Oi RigBuilding on this success, the postgraduate department of the School of Law is delighted to announce the launch of an entirely new LLM degree in Oil and Gas Law (starting October 2015). This offers a comprehensive curriculum, recognising that petroleum law encompasses not only raw exploitation of oil and gas but also many different aspects of law and business, including intellectual property rights in new technology, intricate joint venture contracts and compensation regimes for pollution liability. The modules on offer reflect this.

The entire course is taught by a team of acclaimed experts from the internationally renowned Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL) at Swansea University (which indeed recently organised an international colloquium on offshore contracts and liabilities, attracting a stellar cast of speakers).
Reflecting the position of Swansea as the leaders in teaching commercial law in the UK, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, one of the foremost shipping and commercial law firms in the world, has very generously agreed  to award an annual prize to the LLM student with the best performance in Oil and Gas.
Like all Swansea LLM graduates, graduates in the LLM in Oil & Gas Law who have an undergraduate law degree from a common law jurisdiction, or who otherwise satisfy the New York bar educational requirements, are offered a unique opportunity to qualify for practice in the US. Such graduates benefit from the option to study for the New York bar qualification at Swansea with Barbri International Ltd -- the top international provider of US bar qualification courses -- and in addition will receive a substantial discount of £500 from the normal tuition fee.
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