The University Of Georgia
Program name: International Business Law Program
Study Level: Graduate
Program leader: Sturua Nata
Study language: English
Qualification: Master of Law
Program capacity: 120
Program permission:

Enrollment of students in the second-level of academic higher education (master's programs) is implemented:

based on the administrative registration and the order of the presidents.

University-defined internal examinations include: written examination in English and oral interview (in English) within the defined topics for the educational program.

Compulsory English language proficiency is defined as B2 level, which can be accomplished alternatively: A) by internal examination, in case of exceeding the threshold of at least 70%; Or B) by presenting a document certifying successful completion of internationally recognized language exams (IELTS, TOEFL, or Cambridge English Exam; IELTS - 5.5-6.5; TOEFL iBT 72-94; Cambridge English Exam - 160-179); or C) based on a document certifying English as the primary language of study at the undergraduate level.

The program will admit individuals with a bachelor's degree in law or an equivalent degree.

If admission to the program is announced, a link will be activated to allow those interested in viewing the English language test samples and interview exam questions.

Program goals:

The aim of the program is to prepare highly-qualified professionals who will have a deep and systematic knowledge of international business law, will be able to critically comprehend it in a coparative perspective, conduct independent research, solve complex legal issues, and conduct additional professional activities independently.

In the wake of the globalization of international business, the program focuses on aspects of its legal regulation. This program contributes to the development of the field and the improvement of legal regulations of the business environment. The program enables graduates to respond to challenges related to the transnational and multidisciplinary context of international business, and current local and international labor market demands.

Graduates will be able to be employed in all positions, taking into account the field of study, where the academic degree of Master of Law is required and it is not necessary to pass the state certification exam. As a result of developing research skills, graduates will be able to continue their studies at the doctoral level.

The goal of the program is to create an educational platform that will unite both local and international students and professionals.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • Explanatory method
  • Team Work
  • Demonstration method
  • Discussion / debates
  • Induction, deduction, analysis, and synthesis
  • Interactive lectures
  • Critical analysis
  • Literature review
  • Role-play
  • Practical work
  • Submitting presentations
  • Problem-solving exercises
  • Problem-based Learning
  • Project-based Learning
  • News investigation
  • Action Based Learning
  • Case Study
  • Search for relevant material in electronic format or in a library
  • Method of written work
  • Method of working on the book
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
  • Program graduate:

    • Describes modern regulation of international business production, including both international and national law and their interrelation, legislative trends, challenges and shortcomings, main ways for their improvement and resolution, the most recent significant case law, based on which the graduate will be able to solve practical problems;
    • Describes current issues of legal science, modern field methods of scientific research, rules of academic integrity and issues of academic ethics; as well as, the basic rules and principles of creating professional scientific texts;
    • Describes the rules of judicial ethics, including issues of communication of the judge with public and the peculiarities of the disciplinary legal proceedings of judges;
    • Defines the essence of comparative law and the purpose of using the comparative-legal method, including explaining the importance of the influence of EU law on the development of Georgian law.

  • Skills
  • Program graduate:

    • Evaluates the factual circumstances of a legal case, identifies complex legal issues or legislative shortcomings in the field of business law, and formulates original ways of their solution, including defining the positive and negative consequences of the decision, based on professional explanation, synthesis, and analysis of legally important information (legislation and legislative innovations, case law, dogmatics, and the most recent scientific views).
    • Identifies legal risks associated with international business, determines the measures required to eliminate or reduce them, identifies ways to resolve legal disputes, and provides relevant legal advice;
    • Clarifies and uses legal drafting techniques and/or modifies legal and other professional documents, including contracts, case summaries, legal opinions, and conclusions;
    • Identifies current legal issues in the field of business law, develops scientific ways to solve them, plans research processes on current legal issues, uses the latest research methods and approaches to systematize information from various sources, including foreign legal information resources,  primary data, complex or incomplete information, and develops a research project / paper in compliance with the standards of academic ethics;
    • Communicates in writing and orally with the academic, complex, and professional community the results, conclusions, and arguments of one's research, adhering to the principles of academic good faith.

  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • Program graduate:

    • Determines and plans future studies independently, accepts responsibility for one's own and others' activities and professional development, and creates conditions for a common team decision;
    • Receives guidance on how to manage complex, unpredictable, or multidisciplinary materials or environments. Among other things, plans and manages working time, and develops a research strategy for preparing a paper;
    • Participates in the development of professional knowledge and legal practice, uses strategic approaches and / or innovative ways of problem solving, assists colleagues and shares own experience with them;
    • Respects the standards of judicial ethics, aspects of the judge's values (impartiality, inviolability, equality, competence, and diligence) and, if necessary, participates in the development of these values to ensure a fair balance between the interests of the parties;
    • Recognizes and respects the rules of academic integrity, ethical results of scientific research;
    • Expresses respect for democratic values, recognizes the need for a balance between freedom and responsibility in a democracy.
  • Date of approval: 02-26-2016
    Approval protocol number: 07-16
    Date of program update:
    Update protocol number: 06/22
    Program details:

    The program consists entirely of 120 credits, which are divided into the core (72 credits) and elective components of the program (48 credits). The main component of the program includes:

    • Three studying courses in the field of education;
    • Three studying courses focused on the development of legal, academic research, and writing skills;
    • Master's thesis;
    • Law Clinic.

    The program's elective component consists of 144-credit study courses from which the student selects the courses he or she prefers.

    A student will be admitted to defend his / her master's thesis if one has accumulated at least 84 credits in total. The performance of a master's thesis in a law school is regulated by the relevant regulations.

    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    The study process includes weekly meetings (lecture / seminar, etc.) lasting 2 academic hours (hours - 60 minutes).

    There are a maximum of 25 students in the group.

    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    LAWBUS6122Fundamentals of Research Methods and Analysis6 3
    LAWBUS5112Legal Research and Writing I: Legal Drafting6 1
    LAWBUS5115Comparative Corporate Law6 1
    LAWBUS5120Comparative Contract Law6 1
    LAWBUS5211Legal Research & Writing II: Academic Writing6 2
    LAWBUS5220International Business Transactions6 2
    LAWBUS6115Law Clinic6 3
    LAWBUS6210Thesis30 4

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    LAWBUS5123Negotiation Techniques6
    LAWBUS6160International Tax Law6
    LAWBUS5125International Commercial Arbitration6
    LAWBUS5130International Investment Law6
    LAWBUS5135Legal Foundations of the EU6
    LAWBUS5140World Trade Organization Law6
    LAWBUS5146US Legal System6
    LAWBUS5148Internet Law6
    LAWBUS5149Entrepreneurship Development6
    LAWBUS5150White Collar Crime in Criminal Law6
    LAWBUS5215Comparative Property Law6
    LAWBUS5225Comparative Corporate Governance6
    LAWBUS5230English, French and German Comparative Law6
    LAWBUS5235EU Internal Market6
    LAWBUS5236Artificial Intelligence, Human Rights and Cyberspace6
    LAWBUS5246Maritime Law6
    LAWBUS5259Intellectual Asset Management and Licensing6
    LAWBUS6131International Banking Law6
    LAWBUS6120EU Competiton Law6
    LAWBUS6126Business and Human Rights Law6
    LAWC5316EMoot Court for Masters18
    LAWBUS5122EMoot Court Advance Workshop6

    Credits sum:


    Matrix Of Privequisites

    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed

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