International and Comparative Law (MICLaw)

The one and a half year Master of International and Comparative Law (MICLaw) programme offers you modern expertise and education where you will be in the forefront of legal research in these fields. The programme has two specializations: Arctic Law and Governance, and Transcultural Business Law.

The programme consists of general studies which gives students wide perspective on Public International Law and Comparative Law. During the Specialization studies the student will go in depth in either to the Arctic Law and Governance or the Transcultural Business Law. Applicants must choose one or the other in their application. In the last module, the students will develop their skills in research and academic writing. Development of Expertise module can be completed as distance learning.

Arctic Law and Governance

  • Gives a comprehensive knowledge of the key areas related to the Arctic governance, such as climate change, ocean governance and the rights of indigenous peoples;
  • Provides an understanding of international environmental law in general and its application in the Arctic region in particular, as well as a knowledge of the various levels of law- and policy-making in the Arctic;
  • Develops skills for working with international instruments, case law, and literature with a view to writing research and engaging in legal praxis.

Transcultural Business Law

  • Develops key legal professional capacities to encounter new transcultural elements in a globalized world;
  • Provides the conceptual tools for understanding the profound interaction between culture and law;
  • Enhances skills in analysing encounters in legal and cultural contexts ranging from new forms of international economic co-operation between nation-states to global business.


Program details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Lapland
Fields of studyLaw (broad programmes)
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