ENERGY LAW, POLICY AND PRACTICE (LL.M. & M.A.)

MASTER OF LAWS (LL.M.) IN ENERGY LAW, POLICY AND PRACTICE & MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) IN ENERGY LAW, POLICY AND PRACTICE

 

ENERGY LAW, POLICY AND PRACTICE (LL.M. & M.A.)

The aim of this Energy Law programme is to provide specialised legal training in Energy to equip with knowledge and skills to navigate relevant work-related legal and other regulatory situations and to provide opportunities and substantive training to engage in postgraduate research.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES
The overall objectives of the LL.M/MA Energy Law, Policy and Practice programme are to:
1.    Provide students with an in-depth insight into relevant legal, political and economic issues related to energy and environmental law at the regional, national, and international level;
2.    Provide an understanding of the dynamics of the past and current energy and environmental law, policymaking and governance, as well as likely future developments in the area;    
3.    Offer students an in-depth understanding of the legal aspects governing the key challenges of energy security and environmental protection;
4.    Train students for practice in the areas of energy investment and trade, project finance and infrastructure development, clean energy and climate change mitigation, with a focus on the specific energy and sustainability challenges of Africa.
5.    Offer students an exclusive opportunity to learn from recognized academics very well-versed in the industry along with reputable, knowledgeable and experienced industry practitioners so as to know the subjects in a thorough and comprehensive manner.
6.    Train students to think in a more introspective and analytic manner in respect of issues and challenges that arise in the energy industry;
7.    Train students for practice in the areas of energy investment and trade, project finance and infrastructure development, clean energy and climate change mitigation, with a focus on specific energy and sustainability challenges;
8.    Provide students with an in-depth insight into relevant legal, political and economic issues related to energy and environmental law at the national, regional and international level;
9.    Provide students with an understanding of the dynamics of the past and current energy law, policymaking and governance architecture, as well as likely future developments in the area;
10.    Augment the knowledge of law of students in the industry and provide a much enhanced and holistic understanding which when applied to their area of interest or practice will yield much more desirable results.

 


COURSE DURATION:
One (1) Academic Year

Start Date: January 2023

Venue: University of Ghana – Accra City Campus, Adabraka.

Format: Hybrid (in-person and online lectures)

Time: Mondays – Thursdays : 5:00pm – 8:00pm
           Fridays                      : 3:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Fees:

  • GHS 22,355.00 (Ghanaians)
  • USD 9,178.00 (Non-Ghanaians)
  • GHS 2,445.00 (Admission Processing Fees)

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • First degree from a recognized University.
  • Entry Exam / Interview
  • M.A. – proven interest, exposure or experience in Tax law, Policy and Practice.
  • LL.M. – Bachelor of laws degree or its equivalent.

 


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE:
This two-semester programme comprises, lectures, seminars and dissertations. Continuous assessment shall be the main mode of examination.
Students are therefore expected to actively participate in topical seminars and make contributions on tax policy formulation, tax legislation design, tax administration and tax practice. Research works leading to dissertations and papers are expected to be selected according to student interests. Industry practitioners shall facilitate seminars to increase student exposure to the job market and industry needs.

 

PROGRAMME CONTENT

The LL.M. programme has the following courses:
•    Legal Research Methods
•    Oil and Gas Law, Policy and Practice
•    Oil and Gas Contracts
•    Renewable Energy Law, Policy and Practice
•    Energy Law - Downstream and Electricity Markets
•    Fiscal Dimensions and Political Economy of Oil and Gas
•    International Project Financing and Investment Regulation in the Oil and Gas Industry
•    Environmental, Human Rights and Social License to Operate in the Oil and Gas Industry
•    Negotiating Power Purchase Agreements
•    International Energy and Environmental Law, Policy and Practice
•    Electricity Markets and Low Carbon Energy Law

 

The MA programme has the following courses:
•    Legal Research Methods
•    Oil and Gas Law, Policy and Practice
•    Oil and Gas Contracts
•    Renewable Energy Law, Policy and Practice
•    Energy Law - Downstream and Electricity Markets
•    Environmental, Human Rights and Social License to Operate in the Oil and Gas Industry
•    International Project Financing and Investment Regulation in the Oil and Gas Sector
•    Fiscal Dimensions and Political Economy of Oil and Gas

           

 

Contact Details:
Website: https://law.ug.edu.gh
Email: lawschool@ug.edu.gh
Phone Numbers: +233 (0) 30 396 3750 / +233 (0) 30 395 8555

Application Deadline: Tuesday January 31, 2023