Master in International Criminal Law


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Hi all, right now I'm choosing the right Master's program for me and I'm considering taking international criminal law but my background is indonesian private law, do you think it's possible or i should consider a different program?

Hi all, right now I'm choosing the right Master's program for me and I'm considering taking international criminal law but my background is indonesian private law, do you think it's possible or i should consider a different program?
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chicken so...

What are you goals? International criminal law would be obviously good to study if you're looking at working in NGOs or international organizations, etc.

If that's what you're looking for, maybe do a little reading. Here's a thread on the LLM at UNICRI (including a post from a graduate of the program):
http://www.llm-guide.com/board/91353

Also look into the programs at Amsterdam, Leiden, Sussex, and even Columbia if you're interested in the US.

Of course, there's some overlap with LLM programs in human rights, so that might be something to look in as well. Again, it depends on your goals.

What are you goals? International criminal law would be obviously good to study if you're looking at working in NGOs or international organizations, etc.

If that's what you're looking for, maybe do a little reading. Here's a thread on the LLM at UNICRI (including a post from a graduate of the program):
http://www.llm-guide.com/board/91353

Also look into the programs at Amsterdam, Leiden, Sussex, and even Columbia if you're interested in the US.

Of course, there's some overlap with LLM programs in human rights, so that might be something to look in as well. Again, it depends on your goals.
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KJP

Given the specialized nature of international criminal law, graudates in this field will most likely be involved in public interest cases more than private/commercial law. That is a major factor to consider.

Given the specialized nature of international criminal law, graudates in this field will most likely be involved in public interest cases more than private/commercial law. That is a major factor to consider.
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cathexis

Agree with the replies above, esp on career path and potential employers.

Will add the following 2 things to see if they fit your interest:

(1) Consider your existing skill-set & any new skills the LLM can teach you -- e.g. do you want to write litigation pleadings and stand up to orally address a court? That is possible with Int'l Crim L. Conversely, if you are shy or like to sit-on-the-fence on legal issues, then pleadings and oral advocacy may take more time to do.

(2) You say you did private law. Perhaps you can also consider what laws / practices are transferrable to / from Int'l Crim L. For example: jurisdictional conflicts from Private Int'l L (e.g. choice of law, choice of procedure, choice of venue, etc. to a contract) may have similarities to Int'l Crim L. Another example: interpreting a commecial contract can be similar to interpreting an int'l treaty (e.g. good faith interpretation in light of object & purpose of the text, the document is to be interepreted as a whole, etc.).

If you get those 2 points, then maybe you are off to a good start.

Agree with the replies above, esp on career path and potential employers.

Will add the following 2 things to see if they fit your interest:

(1) Consider your existing skill-set & any new skills the LLM can teach you -- e.g. do you want to write litigation pleadings and stand up to orally address a court? That is possible with Int'l Crim L. Conversely, if you are shy or like to sit-on-the-fence on legal issues, then pleadings and oral advocacy may take more time to do.

(2) You say you did private law. Perhaps you can also consider what laws / practices are transferrable to / from Int'l Crim L. For example: jurisdictional conflicts from Private Int'l L (e.g. choice of law, choice of procedure, choice of venue, etc. to a contract) may have similarities to Int'l Crim L. Another example: interpreting a commecial contract can be similar to interpreting an int'l treaty (e.g. good faith interpretation in light of object & purpose of the text, the document is to be interepreted as a whole, etc.).

If you get those 2 points, then maybe you are off to a good start.
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