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Transnational Law Institute

The Transnational Law Institute (TLI) is dedicated to the development and dissemination of knowledge that addresses key transnational issues in which law and lawyers can play a relevant role. These include the protection of universal human rights, the strengthening of democracy and the rule of law, the protection of human health and the environment and the regulation of transnational corporations and transnational crime.

To achieve our aims, we carry out a diverse range of activities which are organised under four main areas: research, teaching, events and public service.

Most of our activities are carried out through collaborations with partners both within King’s College London and outside, including academic institutions, think tanks, non-governmental organisations and other civil society actors. Check our activity and events pages for more info.

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Leading the way for our students 

The Institute started with a gift from Sir Dickson Poon, who asked us to create a world-leading centre for transnational law. We’ve worked hard to fulfil that ambition and have grown to become a renowned centre and host to some of the world’s leading experts on a wide range of transnational law subjects.

We were the first university to offer the LLM with a transnational law pathway. This popular course at King’s gives students a choice of over 20 modules covering all areas of transnational law.

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