Kathmandu University Announces Admissions to Two-Year LL.M. and MEIL Programs
Kathmandu University's School of Law (KUSoL) at Dhulikhel has announced the commencement of admissions to two of its two-year postgraduate law programs - Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Energy and Infrastructure Law and Master in Energy and Infrastructure Law (MEIL).
Specialist Programs in Energy and Infrastructure Law
These programs are the first of their kind in Nepal and are aimed at producing experts in energy and infrastructure law. The LL.M. and MEIL programs intend to equip students with advanced legal skills and professional knowledge through a rigorous full-time study on legal and regulatory issues associated with energy and infrastructure projects.
Curriculum and Dissertation Research
The curriculum will cover a wide range of topics related to hydro-power, highways, railways, tunnels, and airports. In addition, the programs will impart advanced academic research skills to students to enable them to conduct high-quality academic legal research projects in the field of energy and infrastructure law. Students will also have to produce an original research work in the form of a dissertation, which can be published in a peer-reviewed law journal.
The LL.M. and MEIL programs are open to Nepali and foreign nationals who hold a Bachelor's degree in Law, Engineering, Business Management/Administration, and Economics from universities/boards recognized by Kathmandu University. Applicants must have a minimum of 50 percent aggregate or CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0 and relevant work experience. Law graduates are eligible for the LL.M. program, while non-law graduates can apply for the MEIL program.
Application and Selection Process
Interested candidates can visit http://sol.ku.edu.np or call at 011-490735 to get detailed information about the application and selection processes. The deadline for completing the application process is April 10, 2023 (Monday).
Kathmandu University's LL.M. and MEIL programs are a great opportunity for aspiring legal professionals to specialize in the field of energy and infrastructure law. The programs' comprehensive curriculum, combined with the opportunity to conduct high-quality academic legal research, will enable students to become experts in the field. The eligibility criteria for these programs are broad, making them accessible to a wide range of students with different backgrounds.
The Two-Year LL.M. (Master of Laws) is a postgraduate degree in law that typically takes two years to complete. It is designed for individuals who have already obtained a law degree and wish to deepen their knowledge and expertise in a specific area of law. The curriculum of a Two-Year LL.M. program typically involves advanced coursework, research, and a thesis or capstone project. Many law schools offer specialized LL.M. programs in areas such as international law, taxation law, intellectual property law, and human rights law.
MEIL stands for Master of Energy and Infrastructure Law, which is a specialized postgraduate degree program that focuses on the legal and regulatory aspects of the energy and infrastructure sectors. This program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in energy or infrastructure law and require a thorough understanding of the legal framework that governs these sectors. The MEIL program typically covers a range of topics, including energy policy, renewable energy, electricity markets, natural resources law, environmental law, and infrastructure development.
Both LL.M. and MEIL programs offer students the opportunity to specialize in a specific area of law and deepen their knowledge and expertise in that area. While LL.M. programs are more general and cover a broad range of legal topics, MEIL programs are more specialized and focus specifically on the legal and regulatory aspects of the energy and infrastructure sectors. Both programs typically require a high level of academic achievement and may include a thesis or capstone project as part of the curriculum.