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Master of Laws Program in Business Laws (English Program)

Program Title
Master of Laws Program in Business Laws (English Program)
 

Degree
Master of Laws in Business Laws

LL.M. (Business Laws)
 
Objectives
It is undeniable that rapid economic and social developments of Thailand is inevitably related to those of the world. Such developments result in a number of students planning to persue their master and doctoral degrees abroad particularly in
English speaking countries.


The Faculty of Law
, Thammasat University, with its qualified faculty members and reputation as the long time leading legal institution in the country, deems it appropriate to offer the Master of Laws Program in Business Laws (English Program) as an alternative for the students who can enjoy their stay in the country and at the same time master their law degree of international standard with the following objectives.

  1. To generate graduate personnel who are capable of learning, researching and analyzing laws on their own
  2. To generate graduate personnel who have knowledge and skills at international level of laws and English language for their legal profession
  3. To generate graduate personnel of knowledge and capacity of high standard particularly students in Plan A Form Kor 2
  4. To generate graduate personnel who specialize in the field of business laws in response to the needs of both academic and professional expertise in both private and public sectors
  5. To generate graduate personnel of good ethics and governances and lawyers’ code of ethics capable of applying Thai legal knowledge and experience to develop Thai society and country

Applicants' Qualifications

1. Applicants must have earned a bachelor degree of laws from universities accredited by Thammasat University with cumulative GPA of 2.75 and upper or been selected by the Implementing Subcommittee on Graduate Program in Business Laws (English Program) together with a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or a lecturer taught in a bachelor level or a superior in support of consideration.

2. Applicants must have passed the TU-GET test of the Language Institute, Thammasat University or TOEFL or IELTS as required by the Faculty of Law and Thammasat University with the scores valid not exceeding 2 years as of the date of application provided that the TU-GET scores are 550 and upper or TOEFL scores are 520 and upper for paper-based test or 190 and upper for computer-based test or 68 and upper for internet-based test or IELTS scores are 6.0 and upper, or as approved by the Admission Committee upon approval of the Implementing Subcommittee on Graduate Program in Business Laws (English Program)

3. Applicants must have other qualifications as required by Thammasat University Regulation on Graduate Studies B.E. 2553 as amended (No.2) B.E. 2555.

Learing System

The Program is a part-time two-semester system. Classes are conducted in the evening of Monday through Friday from 17.30 - 20.30 hours. There are two compulsory semesters in an academic year. Each of such semesters consists of 15-16
weeks of classes.

Summer semester may also be available covering not less than 8 weeks provided that extra hours are added for each class in order to make cumulative hours equal to those required for classes in normal semesters. Summer classes,however, are not compulsory.

The Program is conducted entirely in English. The Program offers two plans of study as follows.

  1. Plan A Form Kor 2 offers the fulfillment of required courses and a thesis. Plan A Form Kor 2 requires not less than 39 credits not less than 24 of which are for certain required courses and 15 credits of which are for a thesis.
  2. Plan B, on the other hand, offers the fulfillment of required courses and an independent research. Plan B requires not less than 39 credits not less than 33 of which are for certain required courses and 6 credits of which are for an independent research.

Grading system

  1. Grading of examination of each course is divided into 9 levels designated and evaluated per credit in accordance with the Regulations of Thammasat University on Graduate Studies B.E. 2553 as follows.

    Level A A- B+ B B- C+ C D F
    Grad Points 4.00 3.67 3.33 3.00 2.67 2.33 2.00 1.00 0.00
  2. Credits earned shall be counted only from credits of each course earning S or not lower than C level. Courses either compulsory or elective earning D or F level shall be counted for calculation of a grade point average of a given semester and a subsequent cumulative grade point average.
     
  3. A student earning a U or D or F level in any compulsory course shall only be allowed to register the same course once again and for the latter registration, the student must earn an S or not lower than C level otherwise his/her name shall be removed from the student register.

    If the course mentioned in the preceding paragraph is an elective one, the student may register the same course or a different course as a substitute thereof. A student earning not lower than C level in any course shall not be entitled to register the same course.

     
  4. Grading of a thesis or independent research is divided into 2 levels namely S (satisfied) and U (unsatisfied). Only a thesis or independent research earning an S level is qualified to pass and earn credits.
     
  5. Grading of English language and comprehensive examinations is divided into 2 levels namely P (passing) and N (not passing). Only a student earning P level is qualified to pass.
     
  6. Other requirements shall be in accordance with the Regulations of Thammasat University on Graduate Studies B.E. 2553 as amended (No.4) B.E.2555

Duration of Study

The duration of study in this Program shall not exceed 4 academic years of normal (compulsory) semesters.

Registration
In each semester, students are required to register for courses and/or thesis not less than 3 credits and not exceeding 12 credits provided that other registrations shall be in accordance with the Regulations of Thammasat University on Graduate Studies B.E. 2553 as amended (No.4) B.E. 2555

2 Year-program Courses Schedule 

First year; 1st Semester 

Codes                                        Courses

LB600                                         Advanced Contracts and Torts Law

LB601                                         Comparative Company Law and Good Governance

LB624                                         Insurance Law and Risk Management

LB626                                         Comparative Company Law

LB647                                         Advanced Criminal Law 

                                                    ( Estimated tuition and fees for 1st semester; 54,100 Baht )

First year; 2nd Semester 

Codes                                        Courses

LB603                                       International Sale of Goods Law

LB623                                       International Transportation Law

LB644                                        Advanced Environmental Law

LB645                                       Selected Problems in Consumer Protection Law

LB700                                       Independent Study

LB800                                       Thesis

                                                   (Estimated tuition and fees for 2nd semester; 47,500 Baht)

Second year;1st Semester 

Codes                                        Courses

LB602                                        Intellectual Property Law

LB622                                        Alternative Dispute Resolution

LB650                                        Comparative Law of Civil Procedure and Evidence

LB800                                        Thesis

                                                    (Estimated tuition and fees for 1st semester; 53,100 Baht)

Second year;2nd Semester 

Codes                                        Couses

LB604                                         International Business Law

LB625                                         Income Tax Law

LB700                                         Independent Study

LB800                                         Thesis

                                                     (Estimated tuition and fees for 2nd semester; 29,500 Baht)

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