• Curriculum

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    The LL.B. Program in Business Law is a full-time program. Each academic year is divided into two semesters. 

    • Semester 1: August – December
    • Semester 2: January – May

    In each semester, courses normally last for 16 weeks. Some courses may be offered in summer. A summer course runs for at least 6 weeks, and the total teaching time must be equal to that of the courses offered during the normal semesters.

    Students are required to complete a minimum of 125 credits within 7 academic years, but no sooner than 7 semesters or three and a half academic years. For those who hold an undergraduate degree in subject areas other than law, the specified periods are reduced to 6 years and 6 semesters (three academic years) respectively.

     Program structure and courses

    In order to be awarded an LL.B. degree in Business Law, students are required to complete a minimum of 125 credits which shall consist of:

      • 30 credits of General Education Courses,
      • 89 credits of Specialized Courses and
      • 6 credits of Optional Courses – any course offered by Thammasat University.

    General Education Courses (30 credits)of the 30 credits, students must complete a minimum of 21 credits from the following compulsory General Education Courses.

    • TU100 Civic Education (3 credits)
    • TU110 Integrated Humanities (2 credits)
    • TU120 Integrated Social Sciences (2 credits)
    • TU130 Integrated Sciences and Technology (2 credits)
    • TU152 Fundamental Mathematics (3 credits)
    • TU153 General Concept of Computer (3 credits)
    • TU155 Elementary Statistics (3 credits)

    Language courses, i.e., TH 160 Basic Thai (3 credits), TH 161 Thai Usage (3 credits), EL 070 English Course 1 (0 credit), EL 171 English Course 2 (3 credits) and EL 172 English Course 3 (3 credits). Exemptions are granted to those who can prove a certain level of proficiency in English or Thai.

    Another 9 credits must be collected from the following courses.

    • EE 210 Introductory Economics (3 credits)
    • LB 150 Fundamental Rights (3 credits)
    • TU 143 Man and Environment (3 credits)
    • TU 113 Fundamentals of Philosophy and Religions (3 credits)
    • TU 117 Development of the Modern World (3 credits)
    • AS 125 Introduction to ASEAN (3 credits)

    Specialized Courses (89 credits) – Specialized Courses are made up of Compulsory Courses and Designated Optional Courses. For Compulsory Courses, students must complete a minimum of 41 credits from the following options.

    • LB 100 Introduction to Law and Legal Systems (3 credits)
    • LB 101 Juristic Acts and Contracts (3 credits)
    • LB 260 Skills in Legal Language : Research Writing and Presentation ( 3 credits)
    • LB 200 Obligations: General Principles (3 credits)
    • LB 201 Wrongful Acts, Management of Affairs Without Mandate and Undue Enrichment (3 credits)
    • LB 202 Property Law (3 credits)
    • LB 210 Principles of Criminal Law (3 credits)
    • LB 250 Introduction to Public Law (3 credits)
    • LB 251 Constitutional Law (3 credits)
    • LB 361 Legal Methodology (3 credits)
    • LB 380 General Principles of Procedural Law (3 credits)
    • LB 390 Public International Law (4 credits)
    • LB 460 Philosophy of Law (2 credits)
    • LB 461 Legal Profession (2 credits)

    At least 48 more credits are required through completion of Designated Optional Courses; which are categorized into Business Law Courses and Non-business Law Courses. Of the 48 credits, students must complete 36 credits of Business Law Courses and 12 credits of Non-business Law Courses from the following options.

    Business Law Courses (36 credits)

    • LB 233 Specific Contracts 1 (3 credits)
    • LB 234 Specific Contracts 2 (3 credits)
    • LB 235 Secured Transactions (3 credits)
    • LB 253 Introduction to Public Economic Laws (3 credits)
    • LB 333 Partnerships and Company (3 credits)
    • LB 334 Consumer Protection Law (3 credits)
    • LB 335 Law on Negotiable Instruments (3 credits)
    • LB 336 Insurance Law and Practice (3 credits)
    • LB 337 Law on Securities and Exchange (3 credits)
    • LB 338 Competition Law (3 credits)
    • LB 339 Intellectual Property Law (3 credits)
    • LB 343 Taxation Law (3 credits)
    • LB 344 Business Law Seminar (3 credits)
    • LB 345 Accounting Principles and Financial Statements for Lawyers (3 credits)
    • LB 349 Law on Financial Institutions  (3 credits)
    • LB 353 Labor Law (3 credits)
    • LB 354 Natural Resource and Environmental Law for Business (3 credits)
    • LB 383 Insolvency Law (3 credits)
    • LB 393 Private International Law (3 credits)
    • LB 433 Law on International Business Transactions (3 credits)
    • LB 434 Alternative Dispute Resolutions for Business (3 credits)
    • LB 435 International Commercial Arbitration (3 credits)
    • LB 496 ASEAN Law (3 credits)

    Non-Business Law Courses (12 credits)

    • LB 203 Private Law Seminar (3 credits)
    • LB 283 Judicial Systems and Procedure (3 credits)
    • LB 303 Family Law (3 credits)
    • LB 304 Law of Succession (3 credits)
    • LB 363 Law on Information Technology (3 credits)
    • LB 364 Law and Calculation (3 credits)
    • LB 365 Evolution of the Legal Systems (3 credits)
    • LB 384 Law of Evidence (3 credits)
    • LB 394 Human Rights and Citizen Rights (3 credits)
    • LB 403 Law on Real Estate Development (3 credits)
    • LB 464 Current Legal Issues (3 credits)
    • LB 488 Legal Internship (3 credits)
    • LB 493 International Trade Law (3 credits)
    • LB 494 International Investment Law (3 credits)
    • LB 495 International Monetary and Financial Law (3 credits)
    • LB 497 Comparative Economic Community Law (3 credits)
    • LB 498 International Development Law (3 credits)
    • LB 499 Moot Court for International Law (3 credits)

    Optional Courses (6 credits) – students are free to choose any course which is taught in English and offered by any faculty of Thammasat University to collect a minimum of 6 credits. Language courses from the list of General Education Courses (as seen above) may also be accepted. However, the following courses are always excluded.

    • LB 169, LB 209 and LB 249
    • Any fundamental mathematics and science courses
    • Any General Education Courses with the course code TU
    • TH 162 and TH 163