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LL.M. – International Trade and Commercial Laws

Offered by:

1. School of Ethics, Governance, Culture & Social Systems


International Trade and Commercial Laws


1 Year

Eligibility :

Candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% in their LL.B. There will also be tests/interviews to determine selection of the candidates for the programme

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The 1 year LL.M in International Trade and Commercial Laws provides the opportunity to study how the law relates to commercial endeavors within a globalised economy from the perspective of a legal practitioner. The program intends to cover a broad range of commercially focussed modules that draw on the wealth of commercial expertise across academics and industry. The faculty of CVV brings together highly qualified law professors and experienced law practitioners to ensure that the classroom experience is supplemented with adequate practical training on issues related to trade and commercial laws.


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Course Structure

Programme Structure

Core Courses

  • Law and Justice in globalizing word (UGC mandate)
  • Comparative Law: Theory and Praxis (UGC Mandate)
  • Law Relating to Foreign Trade in India
  • WTO Laws
  • Applied Corporate Law

Elective Courses (offered on the basis faculty-student arrangements)

  • Competition Law 
  • International Taxation
  • Regulation of International Finance and Investments
  • IPR and International Law

Skill Development Courses

  • Legal Research Methodology (with special emphasis on Economic fact-finding)
  • Clinical Course on Advanced Legal Writing

Foundation Courses

  • Foundations of Private International Law
  • Basics of International Economic Governance

Exit Criteria

A student should complete all the core and foundational courses, along with skill development courses chosen separately from each group. Further, he needs to submit a dissertation and defend his thesis in an open viva-voce. Students also have an option to take up a litigation/arbitration/para-legal assignment instead of a dissertation, after taking prior consent from the programme coordinator and guide. Internships or research assignments may also be prescribed by the School from time to time.

Faculty Information

1. Dr Vanisree Ramanathan
Associate Professor & HoS, EGCS School
Course Offering:      
(1) Law and Justice in Globalizing World

2. Prof. Martin Patrick
Visiting Faculty & Chief Economist, Centre for Public Policy Research
Course Offering:
(1) Basics of International Economic Governance

Dr Martin Patrick secured his PhD in Applied Economics from the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi. He has worked as faculty of Economics in various government colleges. He received post-doctoral training at Tilburg University, Netherlands. He has won the award of Excellence in Education instituted by the Global Society for Health and Educational Growth, New Delhi in 2006. He has completed various projects for ICSSR, CDS, Planning Board (Kerala for UNDP), KILA and GIFT (for World Bank). He has served as the member of graduate and postgraduate board of studies of Calicut University, CUSAT, Kalady University and Kerala University. Presently, he is a Visiting Fellow at Indian Maritime Institute, Ernakulam and Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Ernakulam.

3. K M Gopakumar 
Professor of Practice (Intellectual Property), EGCS School
Course Offering:  
(1) Intellectual Property Law

K.M. Gopakumar is the Legal Advisor and Senior Researcher with the Third World Network (TWN), New Delhi. His area of focus is the global intellectual property regime and its impact on developing countries.

4. Nithin Ramakrishnan
Assistant Professor of International Law, EGCS School  
Course Offerings: 
(1) Research Methods in Law and Theory
(2) Foundations of Private International Law
(3) Law Relating to Foreign Trade in India

5. Arun Krishnan
Consultant, EGCS School
Course Offering:  
(1) Clinical Course on Advanced Legal Writing

Known for his teaching of Legal Theory in National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkatta, he has been instrumental in launching the LL.M. Legal Theory Programme in Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, the only post-graduate programme in Legal Theory in India. He has more than 6 years of teaching experience and a few years of litigation experience. Currently he also has consultancy assignments with a few important corporates in South Asia region and has expertise in both academic writing as well as commercial contract drafting. 

6. Prof. Nagaraj Neerchal
Vice-Chancellor (officiating August), Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth
Course Offering:  
(1) Statistics for Lawyers

7. Professor of Commercial Laws – TBA

Board of Studies
  • Prof. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Director of Indian Law Institute, New Delhi
  • Prof. Sreenivasa Varakhedi, Vice Chancellor, Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Nagpur
  • Prof. Sai Baba, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
  • Prof. Valson, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Cochin
  • Prof. Nagraj Paturi, Director, Indic Academy and Former Professor of Cultural Studies, FLAMES School of Communication, Pune Maharastra
  • Prof. B Kannan, Retired Professor of Sanskrit, Jain University Bangalore and Academic Director, Swadeshi Indology
  • Mr. K M Gopakumar, Legal Advisor, Third World Network, New Delhi
  • Dr. DhanuRaj, Director, Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi
  • Mr. Arun Krishnan, Adhoc Faculty, EGCS School & Consultant LL.M. Legal Theory programme
  • Prof. Vanisree Ramanathan, Head of the EGCS School
  • Dr. Sushree Sasmita Pati, Assistant Professor of Dharmasastra, EGCS School
  • Mr Nithin Ramakrishnan, Assistant Professor of International Law, EGCS

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