Gujarat Maritime University LLM International Trade Law Mock Tests

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Note : The admissions for the GMU LLM International Trade Law program are through the CLAT PG Scores

International trade law encompasses all the Laws and commercial aspects of law that govern International trade and commerce. Lawyers who specialize and work in this field deal with various international agreements and the laws relating to movement of Goods, Services and People across International borders. Given the increasingly global nature of most businesses, compliance with rules and regulations of different countries is essential.

The objective of the LLM International Trade Law program offered by the Gujarat Maritime University is to offer an encompassing view on International Trade and Commerce where the focus lies exclusively on the commercial law side of matters. This course is intended at exposing students to the International Trade Laws and Regulations, the ways in which trade benefits nations and also touch upon modern advancements that affect trade between nations.

GMU also offers an LLM program with specialization in Maritime Law. Read more about it here : Maritime Law LLM

About Gujarat Maritime University

Gujarat Maritime University has been established under the Gujarat Private Universities Act, 2009. The prime objective of GMU is to be a global center of excellence in maritime education, research & development and professional training. In addition to focusing on the niche area of Maritime law, the University is also offering other courses, such as the LLM in International Trade, that cater to a wider audience.

They launched with a set of specialized programs, including the LLM in International Trade Law and will be eventually offering a range of options, from short-term certifications to long term PG qualifications.

Eligibility criteria for the GMU – LLM International Trade Law

The basic prerequisite for the GMU LLM in International Trade Law is a BCI recognized LL.B. degree/equivalent degree in law from a recognized University, with not less than 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST students). Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination can apply provisionally, subject to the production of necessary qualification documents before or at the time of admission – as may be required by the University.

Admission Process for GMU – LLM International Trade Law

Candidates seeking admission to the GMU – LL.M in International Trade Law must appear for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT PG) , conducted by the Consortium of National law Universities. Candidates will be selected strictly on the basis of their performance / ranking in the CLAT PG. There is no additional interview / GD / GT as part of the process.

This course will help Law Graduates and practicing Lawyers get on to the very exciting and challenging field of International Trade Law. This LLM can be a doorway to various corporate roles, association with prestigious law firms or independent practice.

Main themes of the LLM in International Trade Law

While the syllabus of the International Trade Law LLM program will have all the essential courses needed for this specialization, there will be certain themes that will be focal points of the study.

  • Introduction to International Trade – Familiarize students with theories and policies that guide international trade. With insights into why international trade is important for a country and how it effects production, profit and the economy
  • International Business – Concepts and strategies that will help in building a successful international or domestic business. With exposure to the concept of globalization and how it affects business though case studies.
  • The World Trade Organization – Familiarize students with the laws and regulations set in place by the World Trade Organization. Touching upon how to meet the trade regulations and discuss the principles behind the organization’s dispute resolution system.
  • Trade and Investment – where students will learn what different nations have to trade, when they trade it, why they trade it and what they hope to gain from the trade.
  • Risks, insurance, transportation and intellectual property rights – How to cover risks and liability involved in business transactions. Touching upon areas like contracts of carriage, transport documents and related documents, and the liabilities of the carrier and the shipper.
  • Policy and Theory – Learn trade theory and explore trade laws. Analyze laws pertaining to monopolies and trade protection and discuss theories critical to international trade.

Syllabus covered in GMU’s International Trade Law LLM

The tentative range of topics covered in the LLM program is as below. The syllabus is subject to change and is expected to be updated on the basis of Industry demand and relevance.

  • Comparative Public Law / System Of Governance
  • Law And Justice In Globalized World
  • Research Methods And Legal Writing
  • Introduction To International Trade
  • India And Foreign Trade
  • Dispute Settlement Mechanism
  • Rules Of Market Access
  • Rule Of Origin
  • Trade Remedies

Student Exchange programme at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

A highlight of the GMU International Trade Law LLM program is a 2 week international study tour organized to visit the Erasmus University, a premier maritime university at Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Rotterdam is considered to be the Maritime Capital of Europe. The Port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe, and it is one of the world’s busiest ports.

While the to and fro (tickets, visa and other travel related experience) will have to be met by the students themselves, the cost of training at the Netherlands including the boarding and lodging will be sponsored by the Gujarat Maritime University.

Candidate Documents for Admissions to the GMU LLM in International Trade Law

As mentioned earlier, the admissions will be on the basis of the CLAT PG exam that is conducted for admissions to the LLM programs of various NLUs. Only current year’s CLAT PG scores will be considered.  The essential documentation that candidates should have for completing the application are as below.

  • 10th Mark sheet and pass Certificate (Original and two photocopies)
  • 12th Mark sheet and pass Certificate (Original and  two photocopies)
  • LLB Mark sheet and pass Certificate (Original and two photocopies)
  • CLAT PG Admit card (downloaded copy)
  • CLAT PG Mark sheet/Score card issued by CLAT Consortium (Downloaded copy)
  • Aadhar card (Original and two photocopies)
  • Caste Certificate (Original and two photocopies, If applied under reserved category)
  • Gujarat domicile certificate (Original and two photocopies, If applied under reserved category)
  • Undertaking (Format will be provided during admission process)
  • Application form (Format will be provided during admission process)
  • UGC Undertaking (Format will be provided during admission process)
  • Parents Undertaking (Format will be provided during admission process)

 

Frequently Asked Questions About the GMU International Trade Law LLM program


WHEN DID GMU START THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW LLM PROGRAM?

The Gujarat Maritime University under School of International Trade Law Policy and Administration started the International Trade Law LLM program from the 2019 Academic Year i.e July 2019


WHAT IS THE DURATION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW LLM PROGRAM?

The LLM- International Trade Law will be of 1 Year Duration


WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ADMISSION PROCESS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW LLM PROGRAM?
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY LLM ADMISSION ?

The details of the eligibility criteria and the admissions process is mentioned in detail earlier in this article. The overview of the eligibility and admissions process is as below :

  • Eligibility criteria: An LL.B graduate from a recognized University with minimum 50% marks in graduation is eligible to apply for the International Trade Law LLM
  • Admission process: Score of the admission test (CLAT PG)
  • See the official prospectus and announcement for the year for specific details

HOW MANY SEATS ARE THERE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW  LLM?

To start with, GMU shall offer the International Trade Law LLM specialization with 15 seats (In 2019). The number may vary year on year. Refer to the official announcement of the year for the latest details.


HOW SHOULD I APPLY FOR THE ADMISSIONS TO THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW LLM AT GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY ?

The online application form will be available under the admissions tab on the GMU website – http://gmu.edu.in/

Every year, there will be an official announcement calling for applications. Keep checking the official website for details.

Since the admissions is done on the basis of CLAT PG scores, ensure that you take the exam in the year in which you seek to join. The CLAT PG application process is completely independent of the GMU application process.


WHEN ARE THE CLASSES GOING TO COMMENCE FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR?

The tentative Academic Calendar for the International Trade Law LLM program shall commence around mid July.  Refer to the University website for details of the specific year.

Considering that the selections will happen on the basis of the CLAT PG exam scores, there will be a suitable time-gap between the completion of the CLAT exam; to allow for the University admission process to be completed.


WHAT ARE THE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW ?
HOW ARE THE GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ?
  • Work for large Indian trading houses as legal counsels
  • Work with industries that import or export raw material or finished goods
  • Work with reputed Indian law firms servicing export or import sectors
  • Work with MNCs setting up sourcing or selling offices in India
  • Work globally with Indian trading companies abroad or with foreign companies dealing with India
  • Pursue further specialization in  areas such as International Intellectual Property

IS THERE A PLACEMENT PROCESS FOR LLM INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW ?
HOW ARE THE GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY PLACEMENTS ?
  • Due to the fact that GMU will be a unique Institute focused on Maritime Law and the course is a niche specialization, there will be industry interest in the graduating students
  • Placement processes in most Tier 1 & 2 Institutes is a Student & Faculty driven process; the model should be followed by the students of this course also
  • After the first few batches are placed in various companies, the reputation of the company will grow
  • Due to the relatively small batch size and the increasing demand for International Trade Law Professionals, placements are expected to be on par with the NLUs

WHAT WILL BE THE PROFILE OF THE GMU FACULTY ?
  • As per the University’s website, the faculty shall be sourced through a mix of Academicians and Industry personnel.
  • Faculty of national and global repute shall be invited to teach specific modules of their expertise and a few modules shall be taken up by the renowned faculty of GNLU.

ARE THERE ANY PLANS TO LAUNCH DISTANCE LEARNING OR PART TIME COURSES IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW ?

Over the next few years, GMU will be introducing new programs, which may eventually include Distance Learning or Part time Courses.


IS HOSTEL/RESIDENTIAL FACILITY AVAILABLE FOR CANDIDATES ENROLLING INTO THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW LLM?

Hostel facility will be available for students partially in Campus and partially Off Campus. Currently the University is operating from the GNLU campus. The facilities will expand once the Institute moves to it’s own dedicated campus.


HOW IS THE GUJARAT INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW LLM FEES STRUCTURE ?

Currently the approximate fees for the LLM program is mentioned as below :

  • For Indian candidates – (Including Mess Charges) – ₹ 200000/- *
  • For NRIs & Foreign Nationals (including Mess Charges) – ₹ 110000/- + 4000 USD *

* Students should also factor in the cost of the international travel expenses (To Rotterdam), which will be in addition to the fee mentioned above. Refer to the specific year’s admissions brochures for complete details.


WHERE CAN I FIND GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY REVIEWS ?

Since GMU has started it’s courses recently, the University may not be part of most popular rankings. Also, this being a niche area of Law, there might not be enough parametric data to compare it with other Institutions such as the NLUs.

However, since this is a Government Established University, the Institute will eventually have all the advantages and benefits as applicable to any of the NLUs. The Degrees and Certifications will also enjoy high levels of acceptance and credibility in the Industry.


HOW CAN I CONTACT GMU ?
WHAT IS THE GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY CONTACT NUMBER ?
WHAT IS GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY’S ADDRESS ?

Currently GMU is operating from the GNLU campus. The complete contact details including the phone number and generic email address are as below. For admissions related queries, you can email the other email ID as mentioned in the previous answer.

GMU Transitory Campus:
GNLU Campus,
Attalika Avenue Knowledge Corridor,
Koba, Gandhinagar
Gujarat – 382426

General email : contact@gujaratmaritimeuniversity.in

Phone : +91 79 23270500


HOW CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION ?

You can refer to the University’s website at https://gmu.edu.in or you can also email the GMU School of Law, Policy and Administration at : admissions@gmu.edu.in


GMU also offers an LLM program with specialization in Maritime Law. Read more about it here : Maritime Law LLM


Note : The admissions for the Gujarat Maritime University LLM International Trade Law program are through the CLAT PG Scores.

The details on this page are subject to change. Refer to the GMU website for the latest and official information.

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  • Eighty Three (83) LawMint users were offered seats across various NLUs in CLAT PG 2019 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR & NLU Delhi
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  • 50 Full Length Mock tests of 100 questions each - from a question bank of 9500 selected MCQs
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