Master of Comparative Law

1. Program Learning Outcomes

The Master of Law major in Comparative Law (LL.M in Comparative Law) is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the field of law through comparative method of learning and research of the national and foreign justice system in context of globalization. By the end of this program, the students will be able to identify the weaknesses/problems of the law and the legal system in Cambodia and propose the resolutions for the said weaknesses/problems through comparative law approach. Students will complete 48 credit hours comprising of 36 credits for basic core courses, major courses and elective courses and 12 credits for thesis.

Under this program, students may select any research topic in any field of study including but not limited to digital law, constitutional law, administrative law, civil law, civil procedure, criminal law, criminal procedure, corporate law, tax law, commercial law, banking law, labor law, contract law, etc.

Under this program, the students are encouraged to actively participate in guest lectures/workshops, academic dialog forum and local/oversea study tours.

2. Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Law or any other equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport. Applicant must successfully defend the research proposal and English proficiency test.

*Note: Your research proposal for Master’s Thesis generally should include the following items (i) topic of Master’s Thesis, (ii) introduction to the research problem, (iii) research problem, (iv) research questions, (v) methodology, (vi) significances of your research, and (vii) timeline for your research. Applicant should submit a proposal of 3-5 pages in PDF file to School of Graduate Studies of NUM. Only applicants in the shortlist will be called for proposal defenses and English tests.

3. Schedule

  MONDAY – FRIDAY: 5:30PM – 8:30PM    WEEKEND CLASS: SATURDAY & SUNDAY (Not Available Now)

4. Semester Breakdown

Semester 1 (4 Basic Courses+1 Seminar)Credit 13Semester 2 (2 Majors+ 2 Electives+1 Seminar)Credit 13
MCL501-Philosophy of Law/Jurisprudence  3  MCL511-Research Methodology  3  
MCL502-Comparative Constitutional Law  3  MCL512-Comparative Administrative Law  3  
MCL503-Comparative Civil Law  3  MCL521-Comparative Civil Procedural Law  3  
MCL504-Comparative Criminal Law  3  MCL522-Comparative Criminal Procedural Law3  
Specialized Seminar I*1Specialized Seminar II**1
Semester 1 (3 Majors+ 1 Elective+1 Seminar)Credit 13Semester 2 Research ThesisCredit 12
MCL611-Comparative Labor & Social Security Law3  Research Thesis**** (including Specialized Seminars I*, II**, III**)9 (3)
MCL612-Comparative Digital Laws3
MCL613-Comparative Corporate Law3  
MCL621-Comparative Intellectual Property Law3
MCL614-Specialized Seminar III***1

(*,**,***,**** are under each student’s Academic Supervisor)