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Many professionals are interested in how the law impacts their sector or business. You'll be able to notify employers, clients, and consumers of legal difficulties when they develop if you have a thorough grasp of legislation, contracts, policy, and other legal ideas. An MLS improves your ability to recognize and solve problems from a legal standpoint.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies

If you want to pursue legal studies but already have an undergraduate degree in another field, our online PGDL is the road to legal practice for you.

Many companies respect the combination of a non-law undergraduate area of specialization paired with thorough training in essential legal ideas and legal abilities in an increasingly competitive legal employment market. You will have learned numerous transferrable abilities by studying another degree topic and pursuing a profession in another discipline. By deciding on law later in life, you demonstrate the desire and perseverance to pursue a new career.

You will receive frequent online help and comments on your work from one of our qualified legal instructors as part of the online PGDL. You'll get access to world-class learning resources, as well as our innovative online engagement techniques and unrivaled online instructor supervision and assistance. We've made certain parameters that you'll have access to extensive online learning materials as well as lots of expert tutor support, giving you essential information and practical skills so you know what to anticipate in real-life scenarios.

PG Diploma program Key Learning outcomes are

  • Interpret cases, legislation, and regulations about the law and policies
  • Examine the role of the Swiss legal system, particularly administrative agencies.
  • Examine compliance and risk from a legal standpoint, which includes legal analysis, research, and written communication
  • Regardless of sector or company setting, demonstrate the ability to perform key non-attorney responsibilities

Admission Requirements:

Candidates are eligible for admission by satisfying the following admissions criteria:
A bachelor’s / Undergraduate degree.
Submission and evaluation of graduate school application including; undergraduate academic transcripts, ID or passport copy, and resume.
Applicants for the PGDL program exempted from an English exam provided they completed their schooling years and/or bachelor’s program at a recognized school where the medium of teaching is English.

Application Go Through:

Applications are only accepted online. Once the application form is received, our team looks after past your performance and future potential and will contact you accordingly.

What is Next?

Once Admission Committee’s reviews your application with +ve response, you will receive a letter of admission. Having processed the payment, you will receive an email with your login credentials and will be granted access to our Learn Management System.

The Curriculum

The Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies program consists of 10 core courses and one three month internship training in Switzerland or abroad. It is mandatory to submit a final project / thesis to get the graduation done, which will count as 20 credits. All courses are worth 4 credits and are assessed by exam, assignment, or a combination of the two. 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits are awarded to students who obtain the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies.

Modules During Your Course Work

First Semester

This course examines ways in which the Swiss Constitution (a) distributes power among the various units of government in the Swiss political system, and (b) limits the exercise of those powers. The course considers two sets of structural limitations on government: the division between the Nation and the States in the federal system, and the separation of powers among the three branches (legislative, executive, and judicial) of the national government. A major focus throughout is the proper role of the judiciary in limiting the action of other branches of government.

This survey course examines the causal and remedial relationship of law to racial discrimination. The course begins with a historical overview of the law’s engagement with race in order to understand the framework of Swiss anti-discrimination law. We will examine how the legal system has both enabled and constrained anti-racist politics, movements and objectives with particular attention to contemporary civil rights cases and controversies.

This course surveys the law of wills and trusts. Topics include: interstate succession, wills (with an emphasis on execution and revocation), will substitutes, planning for incapacity, trusts, and problems arising during trust administration. The course emphasizes cases and materials arising under the Swiss Probate Code.

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and problems of public international law and the international legal system. The course will deal with a broad range of topics including the origins and sources of international law; Swiss foreign relations law; statehood and recognition in international law; principles of state sovereignty, territory, and jurisdiction; the law of treaties; state responsibility; state immunity and immunity of diplomats and consular; responsibility for injury to aliens; international criminal and humanitarian law; the United Nations and collective enforcement; the use of force and self-defense; terrorism; international human rights; international trade; and the law of the sea, air, and space.

This course surveys the taxation and structuring aspects of corporate and partnership merger and acquisition transactions. Coverage will include tax-free corporate acquisitions and divisions, the tax aspects of troubled company restructurings and workouts, and innovative acquisition and disposition techniques involving partnerships. Our objective will be to gain a conceptual understanding of the tax planning considerations for these transactions. 

The MLS with a concentration in Compliance and Legal Risk Management is designed to educate professionals to meet the demand for legal compliance officers and to train those for whom compliance is an important part of their job or career.Supplementing the core legal subjects, this program combines courses offering a nuts and bolts understanding of legal compliance and more specialized courses.

The MLS with a concentration in Family Law is designed to prepare professionals or aspiring professionals for careers in which knowledge of family and juvenile law is essential, such as family and divorce mediation, social work, psychology, court-appointed juvenile advocates and other professions dealing with families and/or children. The program provides thorough training in family and juvenile law, and also interdisciplinary familiarity with related fields of study, including psychology, human development, family systems, gender dynamics, special education, child abuse and neglect, business transactions, and finance.

Second Semester

Patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law are increasingly playing a central role in the economy, in business strategy, in scientific achievement, and in culture as well.  This survey is designed to introduce to students all of these major areas of intellectual property law.  For some students, this will be their only exposure to these fundamental legal rules. 
The goal in this respect is to provide enough information that, in practice, students will at least be able to spot intellectual property issues and know where to turn for help.

Legal Research and Writing is the students foundational clinical module and focuses on practice-oriented legal analysis. During this module, students develop the analytic skill set needed by practising lawyers and desired by legal employers.  Students are introduced to fundamentals of legal reasoning, the structure of objective and persuasive arguments, effective written analysis, legal research methods, statutory interpretation, compelling oral advocacy, fact investigation, client counseling, and negotiation. 

A trademark is a designation that distinguishes the source of goods or services. The law of trademarks is part of the broader law of unfair competition, which protects against a variety of “deceptive” and “inequitable” business practices. In this course, we will examine the subject matter of trademark law, the relationship between trademark law and patent and copyright law, the requirements for acquiring and retaining trademark rights, the standards for determining whether a trademark (registered or unregistered) has been infringed or diluted, limitations on the scope of trademark rights and various defensive doctrines.

Integrated Rights & Law Book / dissertation off-campus / Final project report based on the independent study during your Switzerland or abroad internship in the court/law industry with tutor support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the online experience like? Do I need to attend class?

    The online experience is interactive and flexible. Most of the online coursework is considered asynchronous, where you can complete your learning activities (such as readings, discussion board postings, assignments, quizzes and exams) in your own time. Each class also offers a synchronous component that we call a “live session.”

  • How much time should I spend on coursework each week?

    Expect approximately 16 hours of work per week. This may include lecture videos, readings, discussions and assessments.

  • Will I get any guidance on which courses I should take?

    Yes. An academic advisor will be assigned to you upon your completion of your application, per your concentration. Your advisor will work with you to create an individualized curriculum tailored to your needs and interests.

  • I’m worried about the time zone difference; how will this work for live lectures?

    Live sessions will take place according on different time zones.

  • What kind of support is available?

    As an online student, you will have access to several types of support resources when you need help or guidance, beginning with new student orientation. Other services include a help desk for technical issues, a student services coordinator, financial aid advisers and more.

  • Can I study online and on-campus for a hybrid option?

    Unfortunately, no. Online programs are completely separate from on-campus programs. You should have to complete the program in Online Mode only.

  • Can I take the Bar Exam with my Law degree?

    Law Master's degree and certificate programs do not qualify students to sit for the bar exam or become licensed attorneys. Students who intend to practice law should pursue a JD degree.

  • Will the MLS degree / PGDL allow me to practice law?

    No.  The M.L.S. degree / PGDL will not qualify you to sit for a bar examination or obtain a license to practice law.

  • When do classes meet?

    Depending on the course, classes meet twice a week, Saturday and Sunday based on your Time Zone.

  • Will I get advice or guidance about what law classes I should take?

    Yes. Law students work with a faculty advisor to develop a concentration plan to meet the student's interests and goals. A human resources professional will have a different course concentration from a healthcare professional. Possible concentrations include: Business Law Employment Law Environmental Law Family Law Healthcare Law Real Estate State and Local Government Taxation

  • Are the lectures pre-recorded or are there any live lectures?

    All online courses are live online not pre-recorded session. Beside that, there are often live workshops/masterclasses organized.