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The IMO International Maritime Law Institute Official Electronic Newsletter (Vol.18, Issue No.65) 15 March 2021
MASTER’S PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT IMLI FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022
The Institute would like to bring to the attention of its readers that it has opened the admissions process to its Master of Laws (LL.M.) programme in International Maritime Law and Master of Humanities (M.Hum.) programme in International Maritime Legislation for the academic year 2021-2022. The programmes will commence in October 2021 and will last for one academic year until June 2022. The programmes include in-depth education in international maritime law and training in the drafting of maritime legislation for the incorporation of IMO treaties into national legislation. It has been recognized that the most effective way to assist countries in implementing IMO treaties is the expert training of their own nationals. These nationals will subsequently constitute the initial nucleus of a well-established cadre of specialists in international maritime law, competent in maritime legislation drafting, which is of paramount importance for the safe operation and development of the shipping and port industries, the protection of the marine environment, as well as the achievement of IMO's objectives.
It is noteworthy that a number of donors have agreed to provide full funding for chosen candidates if they meet their selection criteria. Generally donors prefer young and talented candidates (under the age of 40) who have a strong motivation to work for their government and who, upon completion of their studies, will make a vital contribution to the development of the national legal framework and maritime sector. Fifty percent of the places are reserved for deserving women candidates.
Whereas the LL.M. programme is open exclusively to graduates in law, the M.Hum. programme is open to candidates holding a degree in any other discipline related to international maritime law. Unless candidates meet the academic requirements of the Institute, their application will not be considered. The programmes are exclusively delivered in English, hence the need for candidates to have the language proficiency as required in Annex 3 of the relevant application package.
The deadline for submission of applications is set on 30 April 2021. Due to the limited amount of places the matter will generally be treated on a first come, first served basis. As the Institute aims at a global outreach, we would be most grateful if these documents could be distributed as widely as possible.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Elda Kazara-Belja (Senior Lecturer / Admissions Officer) on her telephone number: +356 21 310 816 ext. 107 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org . More information on the programmes and the nomination of candidates can be found at: https://imli.org/programmes-and-courses/ll-m-programme/ .