City Launches International Energy Litigation Law LLM


dralanrile...

City has launched for this coming academic year 2010/2011 a new LLM in International Energy Litigation Law. Increasingly energy litigation is developing both as a major focus under bilateral investment treaties and in cases under the ECT which is now developing real maturity with over 20 cases pending cases registered with the ECT Secretariat. The largest of them is the $100 billion claim by Yukos against the Russian Federation. (For some further details see my paper. http://www.ceps.eu/book/yukos-decision-profound-implications-eu-russia-energy-relationship ).

I have taken some soundings from industry over the last year and we came to the conclusion that we could run a suite of LLM courses drawn together as an International Energy Litigation Law LLM. The core courses are Energy Law, International Energy Litigation Law, International Arbitration and Public International Law.

We also have at least one internship for students following this LLM. The internship is for three months with K&L Gates in Paris www.klgates.com and is paid. It will take place during May to July of the year of the LLM. City provides an automatic two month extension for the student who wins the internship.

You may well ask why we insist on Public International Law. This is a point often lost on law students who want to focus on commercial law. PIL is vital for energy litigation. Often energy investors are bringing actions against states under BITs (Bilateral Investment Treaties) or multilateral treaties like the Energy Charter Treaty. The legal regime for the case is essentially a PIL regime and draws from PIL legal concepts. An understanding of PIL is therefore vital.

Happy to discuss with anyone by email further details of the course or the prospects in this field

ALAN RILEY

Professor Alan Riley
LLM Programme Director
City Law School
Grays Inn
London
Electronic Mail: alan.riley.1@city.ac.uk
To obtain a view of the Grays Inn campus see this link http://www.flickr.com/photos/citylawschool/sets/72157619957092800/show/with/3641325166/

City has launched for this coming academic year 2010/2011 a new LLM in International Energy Litigation Law. Increasingly energy litigation is developing both as a major focus under bilateral investment treaties and in cases under the ECT which is now developing real maturity with over 20 cases pending cases registered with the ECT Secretariat. The largest of them is the $100 billion claim by Yukos against the Russian Federation. (For some further details see my paper. http://www.ceps.eu/book/yukos-decision-profound-implications-eu-russia-energy-relationship ).

I have taken some soundings from industry over the last year and we came to the conclusion that we could run a suite of LLM courses drawn together as an International Energy Litigation Law LLM. The core courses are Energy Law, International Energy Litigation Law, International Arbitration and Public International Law.

We also have at least one internship for students following this LLM. The internship is for three months with K&L Gates in Paris www.klgates.com and is paid. It will take place during May to July of the year of the LLM. City provides an automatic two month extension for the student who wins the internship.

You may well ask why we insist on Public International Law. This is a point often lost on law students who want to focus on commercial law. PIL is vital for energy litigation. Often energy investors are bringing actions against states under BITs (Bilateral Investment Treaties) or multilateral treaties like the Energy Charter Treaty. The legal regime for the case is essentially a PIL regime and draws from PIL legal concepts. An understanding of PIL is therefore vital.

Happy to discuss with anyone by email further details of the course or the prospects in this field

ALAN RILEY

Professor Alan Riley
LLM Programme Director
City Law School
Grays Inn
London
Electronic Mail: alan.riley.1@city.ac.uk
To obtain a view of the Grays Inn campus see this link http://www.flickr.com/photos/citylawschool/sets/72157619957092800/show/with/3641325166/
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ArunS

I can't seem to find this new LLM in International Energy Litigation Law on the school's website: http://www.city.ac.uk/law/courses/postgraduate/index.html

How is anyone going to apply to the new LLM for 2010/2011 if there's no information about it?

I can't seem to find this new LLM in International Energy Litigation Law on the school's website: http://www.city.ac.uk/law/courses/postgraduate/index.html

How is anyone going to apply to the new LLM for 2010/2011 if there's no information about it?
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dralanrile...

I am giving LLMguide.com readers advance information regarding this development of our LLM programme. The full details will be up on the website in the next week.

As I am trying to give LLMguide readers some advance information. I don't see that as a reason to be criticised!

Professor Alan Riley
LLM Programme Director
City Law School
Grays Inn
London
Electronic Mail: alan.riley.1@city.ac.uk
To obtain a view of the Grays Inn campus see this link www.flickr.com/photos/citylawschool/sets/721576199

I am giving LLMguide.com readers advance information regarding this development of our LLM programme. The full details will be up on the website in the next week.

As I am trying to give LLMguide readers some advance information. I don't see that as a reason to be criticised!

Professor Alan Riley
LLM Programme Director
City Law School
Grays Inn
London
Electronic Mail: alan.riley.1@city.ac.uk
To obtain a view of the Grays Inn campus see this link www.flickr.com/photos/citylawschool/sets/721576199…
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ArunS

No criticizm, had just been wondering ;-)

No criticizm, had just been wondering ;-)
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