Master of Laws (LLM) in Energy and Infrastructure Law

Master of Laws (LLM) in Energy and Infrastructure Law

2 years

LLM in Infrastructure and Law program aims to produce highly skilled specialists in legal and regulatory issues related to hydropower and other energy sector investments, as well as high-value infrastructure projects such as ropeways, highways, railways, tunnels, mass transit, and telecommunications. 

Students will also gain expertise in project finance, regulatory regimes, and alternative dispute resolution. 

Course Objective of LLM in Infrastructure and Law

  1. To provide students with an advanced set of legal skills and knowledge that will enhance their ability to serve their clients or organizations and establish them as experts in the field of energy and infrastructure law
  2. To enable students to conduct high-quality academic research and produce an original dissertation that meets the standards for publication in a peer-reviewed law journal. 

To achieve these objectives, equal emphasis is placed on the coursework and dissertation. Students will engage in 
rigorous coursework to develop their professional legal skills and knowledge while also receiving guidance and 
support in developing a research project for their dissertation. The goal is for students to produce an 
original piece of research work that demonstrates their ability to engage in high-quality legal scholarship and 
contribute to the field of energy and infrastructure law.

Salient Features

  1. Highly specialized to enhance sophisticated professional and academic skills and knowledge in energy and infrastructure-related legal issues.
  2. Flexible, convenient, and offered in a hybrid format (online and in person) at Kathmandu and Dhulikhel to suit the needs of working professionals.
  3. Courses will be offered by national and international leading academicians and professionals experienced in the subject areas.
  4. Interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and learning methods, with a combination of in person and online lectures, case studies, research, practicum and simulation exercises.
  5. A diverse set of students, as the LL.M. program is open to law graduates, and they can also interact with MEIL program to non-law graduates.
  6. Internship opportunities to gain practical knowledge.
  7. Limited number of teaching assistantship to highly meritorious students who wish to pursue an academic career in the future.


  • Completion of a five-year integrated BBM, LL.B, or BEC., LL.B. degree of Kathmandu University or any other equivalent undergraduate degree in law from any recognized university or institution with at least 50 percent marks in aggregate or a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5.
  • Successful completion of the Entrance Examination


Curricular Structure

Program/Course Structure:

  1. Advanced Jurisprudence and Approaches to Legal Scholarships
  2. Advanced Legal Research Methodology Advanced Legal Writing and Seminar Energy Law and Regulation I & II Fundamentals of Infrastructure Law
  3. Urban Infrastructure Law
  4. Natural
  5. Resources Governance and
  6. Regulatory Theory
  7. Advanced Environmental and Climate
  8. Change Law
  9. Construction Law
  10. Public Procurement Law
  11. Law for Energy and Infrastructure Project Finance
  12. Negotiation Skills and Dispute Resolution

In addition to the required taught courses, students will complete a dissertation worth 12 credits. The dissertation will be an original piece of research work demonstrating the student's ability to engage in high-quality legal scholarship in energy and infrastructure law.