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Degree Programs

Master of Laws Program


1. In-depth Study of International Law & International Business Law

    With the rapid pace of change in the global society, we inevitably have shifted our focus to international legal knowledge, instead of restricting our interests to domestic law. TLBU Graduate School of Law in Seoul will provide intensive lectures on International Law and International Business Law. Lectures on International Law will include field studies in International Organizations, where students can actually experience the operational system of International Organization.


2.  Field Studies in Europe (Field Experience of International Organization and European Community Law)

TLBU Institute in Geneva-Lyon organizes very practical field studies for international organizations and European Community Law. During one month in Paris, students will embark upon in-depth practical field studies of international organizations and comparative studies of European Community Law. The field training is also an invaluable opportunity to experience the culture of Europe. TLBU Institute in Paris is designed to be a forum for exchange and cooperation between East Asian students and European students.                  




3. Field Studies for Chinese Law in Beijing

(Cooperative Agreement with China University of Political Science and Law)


During the first year, students will participate in 'Field Studies in Beijing' at the China University of Political Science & Law, one of the finest law schools in China. For this purpose, an official agreement on student exchange programs was reached with CUPL.



S.J.D.(Doctoral) Program

The SJD is the highest degree offered by the TLBU Graduate School of Law. Candidates for the doctorate degree undertake coursework, research, field studies and develop a concentrated research dissertation. Because of our expectation of outstanding scholarship, TLBU is very selective in  accepting candidates to the program and only applicants with exemplary credentials are considered. Admission is based upon the applicant’s academic qualifications, scholarly potential, dissertation topic, and personal virtue and character.


-        SJD Program Overview


Reading Assignments and Tutor System


Each SJD student will have monthly reading assignments in accordance to his/her area of focus. Extensive reports and presentations based upon such reading assignments are to be submitted on a monthly basis. Participation in coursework will be conducted in small groups and extensive one-on-one consultations with a supervising professor ensure personalized academic growth.


Special Lectures


SJD students will attend various special lectures at TLBU covering modern trends in law, policy, culture, and business. International and regional government officials, experts and scholars share practical “real-world” knowledge and insight through TLBU Special Lectures. SJD students will be able to put their legal knowledge in the broader context of actual application and interaction with other social, cultural, political, and economic frameworks.


Field Studies


TLBU Graduate School of Law provides Field Studies in Europe for its students. Once in-depth coursework is completed, first-hand exposure to international organizations provides invaluable experience for TLBU graduates. Students will meet with international experts, tour facilities, and study the backdrop behind the policies, procedures and mechanisms of international organizations.


Case Study


Every semester, candidates are given a case assignment in accordance with their area of focus. The study of the actual implementation of international laws, regulations, and policies, in real-world conflicts is an important aspect of the TLBU SJD program. Students are expected not only to hone their analytical and advocacy skills, but to become fully proficient with all forms of dispute resolution.


Research Assignments

All graduates of the TLBU SJD Program must be skilled in legal research and analysis. The ability to locate and discern relevant sources of information is emphasized through comprehensive research assignments. Ultimately, the development of a quality SJD dissertation depends heavily on a student’s ability to efficiently and effectively conduct systematic research.


Teaching Internships

The ability to comprehend and analyze complex international legal systems is further developed at TLBU through Teaching Internships. Students will develop coursework and materials, and administer lectures based upon their area of focus. In addition to providing training for students interested in becoming qualified professors, Teaching Internships require students to fully grasp a subject area and develop their own expressions of the details and mechanisms of that topic.


-        Course of Study

In most cases, candidates will complete the SJD coursework in two years. Candidates must earn at least a “B” average, and must also complete substantial independent research and writing. After completion of the coursework, candidates must successfully defend and complete a dissertation to earn the SJD diploma.


-        Scholarship

Full scholarships will be extended to all accepted candidates, covering tuition, room & board, and limited stipends for foreign research & field studies.

-        Residence

In principle, all candidates are to reside at the TLBU Graduate School of Law in Seoul throughout their SJD studies.


-        Who May Apply

In principle, holders of a Masters of Law degree from the TLBU Graduate School of Law in Seoul are given highest priority for SJD admissions.



Quick Link

  • TLBU, 230, Naeyu-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 412-751, Korea
  • Tel : 82-31-960-1001~4 Fax : 82-31-964-7196