Manipal Law School (MLS) has been presenting Master level law programs in emerging fields in various specialisations. In 2024, MLS has presented the first of its kind Master of Law (LLM) programmes focussed on Data Privacy and Cyber Law, and Information Technology Law. Continuing the trend, MLS is presenting two more LLM programs this academic year 2024 in Construction Law and Arbitration and International Invesetment and Commercial Arbitration. MLS has the unique opportunity and is suitably placed to provide specialized programmes in four distinct specializations. The specializations belong to a niche course in the market, as similar programmes do not exist in India. We offer master’s degree programmes that will open career opportunities for you in this upcoming and growing field has been designed and will be taught by industry professionals. Regular engagement with the industry will enable students to not only have regular practical exposure but will also provide good placement opportunities. Take the advantage of hi-tech city of Bengaluru in a sprawling campus equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and resources to make you succeed.

About the Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies

The Centre for Post-Graduate Legal Studies was established in the year 2022.Centre was set up with the objective of producing professionals with ethical values having an adequate blend of industry competencies and fostering societal transformation; by catering advanced, interdisciplinary, practical based learning on niche legal areas at postgraduate and doctoral level.

The centre aims to create a pool of legal experts, who will be able to tackle new-age challenges and opportunities effectively. Highly qualified, dedicated industry professionals and academicians have come together to provide quality education. Programmes offered by the centre incorporate practical case studies, transnational and comparative approach to learning and research.


LLM in International Investment and Commercial Arbitration

MLS is again offering India’s first master’s degree in international investment and commercial arbitration. The field of arbitration has gained significant prominence in the legal arena both domestically and globally. With the increase in cross-border transactions, disputes have become more complex and the demand for the skilled arbitration professionals has soared. In this dynamic landscape pursuing a Masters in International investment arbitration is indeed a rewarding opportunity.

This program shall offer a comprehensive range of courses that combine theory and practical skills in the dispute resolution field drawing from the expertise of arbitrators and international academics

Unique features of the Program

  • Industry Designed- Industry taught Programmes
  • Placement focussed with mandatory three months internship
  • Corporate Mentosrship Programme
  • Rigorous curriculum with legal & technical courses
  • Super specializations in Healthtech, Fintech & Edtech (Data privacy  and Information technology law)
  • The location of campus at Bengaluru suits best for a tech-focused law school like ours. 

Course Structure and Examination Process

Career Opportunities

For International Investment and commercial arbitration professionals

  • Firms dealing with commercial and investment arbitration, and ICJ and WTO dispute settlements
  • Government agencies dealing with investments

Fee Structure


General Category (INR)

NRI/ Foreign Category (USD)


INR 2,30,000*



INR 2,30,000*


 *Program fee is exclusive of Registration Fee (Payable once at the time of admission)

Key Dates & Deadlines


Jun 30 24

Jun ' 24

Last date to Apply


Tentative Course Commencement Date

Eligibility Criteria & Admission Process

Eliglibilty criteria :

LLB with 50% marks and a minimum of 3 years of work experience.

Admission Process: 

Admissions to the LLM Programme will be granted through submission of an application, followed by a personal interview.