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University of Malta

Faculty of Laws

Doctor of Laws
(LL.D.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2015)

YEAR ONE

Part one shall extend over the first four semesters of the course. To successfully complete part one of the course, a candidate must obtain a minimum of 110 credits (including the credits for all compulsory study-units), of which a minimum of 54 credits (including the credits for the compulsory study-units), shall be taken in the first two semesters.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PAT4751 Forensic Medicine 4 ECTS
PBL5014 Private International Law 12 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CML5036 Corporate Re-Organisation and Liquidation 5 ECTS
CVL4004 Minor Contracts 2 ECTS
CVL4007 Introduction to Notarial Law 4 ECTS
CVL4013 Registration of Acts and Titles 4 ECTS
CVL4020 Fiscal Legislation Associated with Immovables - 1 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CML4015 International Trade and Investment Law 4 ECTS
CML4016 Admiralty Jurisdiction and Salvage, Towage, Pilotage and Collision 4 ECTS
CVL4019 Refugee Law and Policy Issues 4 ECTS
ECL5065 EU Legal Translation and Drafting EN/MT 5 ECTS
ERL4000 Climate Change and International Law 4 ECTS
INL4000 International Human Rights Law 4 ECTS
INL4001 Global Maritime Security and International Law 4 ECTS
INL5007 International Migration Law 5 ECTS
PBL4014 The EU Treaties: Institutional and Democratic Powers 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CVL4001 Matrimonial Regimes 4 ECTS
CVL4021 Fiscal Legislation Associated with Immovables - 2 4 ECTS
CVL4025 The Law of Guarantees 4 ECTS
CVL4026 The Law of Succession 6 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CML5000 Asset Finance Law (Ships and Aircraft) 5 ECTS
CML5025 Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts 2 ECTS
CVL4005 Child Law 4 ECTS
CVL4028 Select Issues in the Law of Letting and Hiring 4 ECTS
CVL5022 Advocacy Skills 1 - Lectures and Role Plays 5 ECTS
INL4002 International Criminal Law 4 ECTS
PBL4016 VAT and Indirect Taxation Law 4 ECTS
PBL4017 International Taxation 4 ECTS
PBL5009 Arbitration 2 ECTS




Candidates who, during the first two semesters of Part One of the course obtain a minimum of 54 credits (including the credits for the compulsory study-units) shall be entitled to be awarded the Diploma of Notary Public.

YEAR TWO

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CRL5008 Criminal Procedure 1 5 ECTS
CVL5033 Introduction to Civil Procedure 5 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CML4007 Introduction to Financial Services Legislation 8 ECTS
CML4014 Intellectual Property 4 ECTS
CVL4019 Refugee Law and Policy Issues 4 ECTS
CVL4027 Introduction to the Law of Trusts, Foundations and Fiduciary Obligations 4 ECTS
CVL5023 Advocacy Skills 2 - Practicum 5 ECTS
CVL5029 Practical Applications in Family Law 5 ECTS
ECL4008 EU Law on State Aid 4 ECTS
ECL4013 EU Technology Law 4 ECTS
ECL4014 E-Commerce Law in the EU 4 ECTS
ECL5065 EU Legal Translation and Drafting EN/MT 5 ECTS
INL4001 Global Maritime Security and International Law 4 ECTS
PBL4014 The EU Treaties: Institutional and Democratic Powers 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CRL5009 Criminal Procedure 2 5 ECTS
CVL5034 Advanced Issues in the Law of Civil Procedure 5 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CML4011 Regulation of Business: Consumer Protection and Ethical Issues 4 ECTS
CML5000 Asset Finance Law (Ships and Aircraft) 5 ECTS
CML5042 Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts with Special Focus on Securities and Financing Related Contracts 5 ECTS
CVL5023 Advocacy Skills 2 - Practicum 5 ECTS
CVL5027 Examination of Title 5 ECTS
ECL4005 European Conflict of Laws and Comparative Private Law 4 ECTS
ECL4006 EU Consumer Law 4 ECTS
ECL4012 The Law of EU Trade Policy 4 ECTS
LHM5000 The Historical Development of the Office of Notary Public 5 ECTS
MCT5007 Main Principles of Arbitration and Mediation Law 5 ECTS
PBL4016 VAT and Indirect Taxation Law 4 ECTS
PBL4017 International Taxation 4 ECTS




YEAR THREE

Part Two shall consist of study-units to which not less than 20 credits shall be assigned, the submission of a thesis to which 40 credits shall be assigned and a final oral examination on the subject thereof, provided that no candidate shall be allowed to submit his thesis to the board before he has obtained a pass grade in all the compulsory study-units taught in Part One of the course, and provided that if a student obtains more than 110 ECTS credits in Part One of the course, he may carry over the extra credits so obtained in Part One of the course to Part Two of the course on account of the study-units to which not less than 20 credits are assigned in this part. The compulsory units indicated for Part Two of the course shall have to be taken by the student independently of the number of credits obtained as a result of such carrying over.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LAW5010 Dissertation 40 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CVL5024 Conveyancing Law, Condominia and Notarial Practice 10 ECTS




Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CVL4027 Introduction to the Law of Trusts, Foundations and Fiduciary Obligations 4 ECTS
CVL5023 Advocacy Skills 2 - Practicum 5 ECTS
CVL5029 Practical Applications in Family Law 5 ECTS
ECL5065 EU Legal Translation and Drafting EN/MT 5 ECTS
LAW5000* Internship in an International Institution 6 ECTS
LAW5038 Accountancy Skills for the Legal Profession 5 ECTS
PBL4015 Due Process in International Human Rights Law 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CVL5021 Professional Ethics 5 ECTS
PBL5028 Constitutional and Human Rights Procedure 5 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CVL5023 Advocacy Skills 2 - Practicum 5 ECTS
ECL5069 Advanced EU Law of Procedure 5 ECTS
LHM5000 The Historical Development of the Office of Notary Public 5 ECTS
PBL5004 Due Process under Maltese Law 5 ECTS

* Besides registering for the study-unit on LAW5000 - Internship in an International Institution, students must apply through a letter, for Faculty Board's approval, attaching a copy of the institution's approval of the traineeship. This must reach the Faculty Office by not later than the end of the registration period for study-units. Students are to note that no approvals will be given for traineeships extending beyond the end of the first semester. Late applications will not be considered.



This programme of study is governed by the Doctor of Laws Degree Course Regulations, 1997 under the auspices of the Faculty of Laws.
 
Last Updated: 2 February 2017
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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