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LLM Programme in Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law

Details
Code SP-LLM-PESiZM
Organizational unit Faculty of Law and Administration
Field of studies Law
Form of studies Part-time
Level of education Postgraduate (post diploma)
Language(s) of instruction English
Admission limit 30
Duration 2 semesters
Recruitment committee address Collegium Iuridicum I room 221
Wydział Prawa i Administracji
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warszawa
tel. 22 55 24 374
Office opening hours Monday-Friday, from 10am to 3pm
WWW address http://www.rekrutacja.wpia.uw.edu.pl/oferta/llm/
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Past phases in this registration:
  • Phase 1 (15.07.2019 00:01 – 04.10.2019 23:59)

Candidates

The LLM program is designed for law graduates or graduates from any of the following areas of study: economy, finance, management, or any equivalent, with documented professional experience (e.g. internships).

Program description

The study program (478 hours) is divided into 3 thematic blocks and a seminar. The participants have to complete a traineeship and to write a dissertation.

Introduction:

  • Recap of the basic principles of public international law,
  • Introduction to international action on climate change, the politics and the law,
  • Energy, the environment and climate in relation to sustainability and the sustainable development goals,
  • Recap of the basic principles of European Union Law I,
  • Recap of the basic principles of European Union Law II,
  • Recap of the basic principles and methodology of comparative law,

Block I 

  • International Energy, Climate Change And Environmental Law: International Energy Law: Oil, Gas and Electricity,
  • International Energy Law: Nuclear Energy,
  • International Environmental Law,
  • The protection of the Marine Environment in International Law,
  • Conservation of Biodiversity in International Law,
  • International Energy Law: Energy Security,
  • International Climate Change Law: Climate Change Mitigation I,
  • International Climate Change Law: Climate Change Mitigation II,
  • International Climate Change Law: Climate Change Adaptation I,
  • International Climate Change Law: Climate Change Adaptation II,
  • International Trade Law and the Protection of Human Health and the Environment,

Block II

  • European Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Law: EU Primary Environmental Law and Tax Law,
  • EU Secondary Environmental Law, EU Environmental Law: Enforcement and Implementation,
  • EU Environmental Law: Waste Law, EU Water Law, EU Climate Change Law: Adaptation Law,
  • EU Energy Law: Market Liberalisation I,
  • EU Energy Law: Market Liberalisation II,
  • EU Energy Law: Renewable Energy Law and Energy Efficiency,
  • EU Climate Change Law: Climate Change Mitigation I: ETS,
  • EU Climate Change Law: Climate Change Mitigation II: Effort sharing,
  • EU Nature Protection Law, EU Industrial Emissions Law.

Block III Comparative Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Law:

  • Env, Energy, Climate Change law in the United States,
  • Env, Energy, Climate Change law in Brazil,
  • Env, Energy, Climate Change law in Japan,
  • Env, Energy, Climate Change law in China,
  • Env, Energy, Climate Change law in Africa,
  • Env, Energy,Climate Change law in Norway.

Seminars (one to choose):

  • Seveso Installations and Civil Protection,
  • Legal Implications of Sea Level Rise upon Maritime Jurisdictional Zones,
  • Mining law,
  • Biofuels, CCS, Shale Gas and Shale Oil,
  • Energy Infrastructure,
  • Climate change, Food security and agriculture, and its consequences for climate justice,
  • Environmental Liability and Insurance,
  • Chemicals law,
  • the Arctic Ocean.

Lecturers

Prof. Kurt Deketelaere, dr Aleksander Grebieniow, prof. Katarzyna Myszona-Kostrzewa, dr hab. Anna Zawidzka-Łojek, Mr Ralf Callaerts, dr Magdalena Pożerzyńska, dr Magdalena Słok-Wódkowska, dr Simone Borg, dr Leonardo Massai, dr Valentin Jeutner, dr Cathy Suykens, dr Bram Delvaux, dr Javier de Cendra de Larragan, prof. Marleen Rijswick, prof. Lucas Bergkamp, dr Maciej Sokołowski, prof. Daniel Rincón, prof. Louis Kotze, prof. Catherine Banet. 

Study structure

The Lectures (introduction, block I-III and seminars) will be held during the weekdays from October to February.
The Traineeship take place in March-April.
The Seminars take place in April-June.

Terms of graduation:

In order to graduate from the course of study, the student must meet the conditions of graduation:

  1. participating in and passing 3 thematic blocks
  2. participating in and passing the thematic seminar
  3. obtaining 63 ECTS points (3 thematic blocks of 15 ECTS, thematic seminar of 3 ECTS: one to choose to elaborate on, internship of 5 ECTS, thesis seminar of 10 ECTS)
  4. elaborating and submitting a thesis for assessment

LLM Graduates

Graduates receive a post-graduate diploma containing a list of subjects covered by their course of study.

Enrollment

Documents

  • an application for admission to studies printed from the IRK system (https://irk.uw.edu.pl/);
  • a certified copy of a higher education diploma;
  • a completed personal questionnaire (a template of the questionnaire is available on the website);
  • a cover letter;
  • confirmation of English language proficiency at a minimum level of B2 (TOEFL, FCE, CEA, CPE, IELTS Academic or another recognised certificate);
  • a thesis proposal;
  • a copy of an identity document (identity card / passport);
  • a statement of a mailing address (a template of the statement is available on the website);
  • 2 photos (37 x 52 mm);
  • a payment declaration (a template of the declaration is available on the website).

 

Recruitment process

The candidates with the highest score will be accepted by the Recruitment Commission. The Commission will assess the professional and scientific experience of the candidate, his motivational letter and his thesis proposal.

Tuition

4950 EUR