• Curriculum (Academic Year 2014)

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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 15 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.

    • TU 100 Civic Education (3 credits)
    • TU 110 Integrated Humanities  (2 credits)
    • TU 120 Integrated Social Sciences (2 credits)
    • TU 130 Integrated Sciences and Technology (2 credits)
    • TU 151 General College Mathematics / TU 153 General Concept of Computer (3 credits)
    • TH 160 Basic Thai (for foreigners) / TH 161 Thai Usage (3 credits)
    • EL 171 English Course 2 (3 credits)
    • EL 172 English Course 3 (3 credits)

    Student may be exempted from taking language courses, EL 171 and EL 172 if you meet the requirements (TU-GET, TOEFL, IELTS).

    Another 9 credits must be collected from the following courses.

    • AS 125 Introduction to ASEAN (3 credits)
    • EE 210 Introductory Economics (3 credits)
    • LB 150 Fundamental Rights (3 credits)
    • TU 113 Fundamentals of Philosophy and Religions (3 credits)
    • TU 117 Development of the Modern World (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 204 Drafting Contracts and Legal Documents (3 credits)
    • LB 235 Secured Transactions (3 credits)
    • LB 236 Specific Contracts (4 credits)
    • LB 253 Introduction to Public Economic Laws (3 credits)
    • LB 313 Business Crime (3 credits)
    • LB 333 Law on Business Organizations (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 Income Tax Law (3 credits)
    • LB 344 Business Law Seminar (3 credits)
    • LB 345 Accounting Principles and Financial Statements for Lawyers (3 credits)
    • LB 346 Customs Law and Global Trade (3 credits)
    • LB 347 Consumption Tax Law (3 credits)
    • LB 348 Property Tax Law (3 credits)
    • LB 349 Banking and Finance Law (3 credits)
    • LB 353 Labor Law (3 credits)
    • LB 354 Natural Resource and Environmental Law for Business (3 credits)
    • LB 363 Law on Information Technology (3 credits)
    • LB 366 Law on Mass Communication and Telecommunication Business (3 credits)
    • LB 383 Insolvency Law (3 credits)
    • LB 393 Private International Law (3 credits)
    • LB 395 International Environmental Law (3 credits)
    • LB 396 European Union Law (3 credits)
    • LB 403 Law on Real Estate Development (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 436 Copyright Law (3 credits)
    • LB 437 Patent Law (3 credits)
    • LB 438 Trademark Law (3 credits)
    • LB 439 International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law (3 credits)
    • LB 443 Maritime Law (3 credits)
    • LB 444 Comparative Business Law (3 credits)
    • LB 445 Introduction to International Tax Law (3 credits)
    • LB 446 Taxation Theories and Tax Policies (3 credits)
    • LB 447 Principles of Tax Accounting (3 credits)
    • LB 448 Tax Dispute Settlement
    • LB 449 Administration of Taxation and Tax Planning (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 496 ASEAN Law (3 credits)
    • LB 497 Comparative Economic Community Law (3 credits)

    Non-Business Law Courses (12 credits)

    • LB 103 Basic Legal Writing Skills (3 credits)
    • LB 203 Private Law Seminar (3 credits)
    • LB 263 Introduction to the American Legal System (3 credits)
    • LB 264 Introduction to the Chinese Legal System (3 credits)
    • LB 265 Introduction to the English Legal System (3 credits)
    • LB 266 Introduction to the French Legal System (3 credits)
    • LB 267 Introduction to the German Legal System (3 credits)
    • LB 268 Introduction to the Japanese Legal System (3 credits)
    • LB 283 Judicial Systems and Procedure (3 credits)
    • LB 303 Family Law (3 credits)
    • LB 304 Law of Succession (3 credits)
    • LB 364 Economic Analysis of Law (3 credits)
    • LB 365 Evolution of the Legal Systems (3 credits)
    • LB 367 Medical Law (3 credits)
    • LB 384 Law of Evidence (3 credits)
    • LB 394 Human Rights and Citizen Rights (3 credits)
    • LB 397 Law of the Sea (3 credits)
    • LB 404 Comparative Private Law (3 credits)
    • LB 464 Current Legal Issues (3 credits)
    • LB 498 International Law for Development (3 credits)
    • LB 499 Moot Court (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