The Executive LLM programme in Public Procurement Law and Policy is an innovative part-time programme provided by the School of Law under the auspices of the School’s world-renowned Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG).
This is the first course of its kind anywhere in the world and has been developed in recognition of the growing importance of legal regulation in controlling public procurement. Although it is intended to provide a “gold standard” in legal training in public procurement, the programme is aimed both at those with a legal background and those without and does not require that applicants possess a law degree.
Those taking the programme will obtain a thorough understanding of:
- the nature of law and the legal process
- the principles and rules of public procurement law
- the application of these rules in key national and international systems/models including those of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the World Trade Organistaion (WTO), the EU and the UK
- how to implement best practice in the context of a legal framework
The programme is designed, in particular, for:
- policy makers responsible for designing and implementing legal rules on public procurement
- procurement officers whose roles demand an understanding of the legal rules
- lawyers advising on public procurement
- those seeking to undertake research or teaching in public procurement
The Executive LLM is studied part-time by distance learning. Single weekend intensive teaching sessions are offered in Nottingham for each module taken.