Students are required to write a dissertation for the successful completion of the degree. The choice of topic and the title of the dissertation will be subject to the approval of the LL.M. Dissertation Committee of the School of Law and the availability of appropriate supervision. The dissertation should be between 5,000 to 6,000 words in length (including footnotes, but excluding bibliography, declaration, acknowledgment, and other formal materials). Dissertation topics must relate to the topical areas covered by the degree, and should both defend a legal thesis and provide a critical overview of relevant literature.