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The Master of Laws degree commonly known as the LL.M., is an advanced graduate law degree. Candidates often already hold a first degree in law and are interested in furthering their studies of the law. Obtaining an LL.M. possesses a number of distinct advantages.

When a law student gains the sense that he or she would be able to find a fulfilling career in the field of business and commerce, taking courses for an LLM in commercial law is often a great start.    

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

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LLM in Intellectual Property

Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School
Campus or Online Part time January 2017 USA Lansing

WMU-Cooley’s Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law is designed both for attorneys with scientific or engineering backgrounds seeking to gain the skills necessary to succeed on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registration Examination and for attorneys with nontechnical backgrounds seeking to become proficient in copyright, trademark, licensing, and e-commerce issues. [+]

Top Part time LLMs in LLM Commercial Law in North America. Master of Laws: Intellectual Property Intellectual Property Overview WMU-Cooley’s Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law is designed both for attorneys with scientific or engineering backgrounds seeking to gain the skills necessary to succeed on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registration Examination and for attorneys with nontechnical backgrounds seeking to become proficient in copyright, trademark, licensing, and e-commerce issues. Courses are designed to address the legal issues that arise when advising corporations and individuals in the fields of patents, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets. Students learn the fundamental principles of intellectual property law, including the requirements for establishing IP rights. The curriculum also emphasizes legal issues relating to the commercial exploitation of intellectual property, including IP licensing, e commerce, and IP management. Students may earn credit for developing skills in a practice setting through externship placements. [-]

LLM in Fashion Law

Fordham University School of Law
Campus Part time September 2017 USA New York

LLM students in the Fashion Law program will study with the most distinguished faculty in the discipline, including both academics and industry insiders—in New York City, a capital of the world’s fashion industry. [+]

LLM students in the Fashion Law program will study with the most distinguished faculty in the discipline, including both academics and industry insiders—in New York City, a capital of the world’s fashion industry. You’ll explore what we’ve defined as the four pillars of fashion law: intellectual property business and finance, including areas such as investment, employment law, and real estate international trade and government regulation, including sustainability, privacy, and issues related to wearable technology consumer culture and civil rights You’ll also gain direct access to events and networking opportunities available through the nonprofit Fashion Law Institute. Established with the assistance of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, it’s the world’s first center dedicated to the law and business of fashion—and it’s based at Fordham Law. CURRICULUM FOR U.S. JD HOLDERS If you hold a JD from a law school in the U.S., you must take the following classes: Fashion Law* (3 credits) Fashion Law Capstone/Thesis (3 credits; final semester) At least four of the following courses designated "FASH" on the course listing published on the registrar's website: Fashion Ethics, Sustainability, and Development (2 or 3 credits) Fashion Law and Finance (2 credits) Fashion Licensing (2 credits) Fashion Modeling Law (2 or 3 credits) Fashion Retail Law (2 credits) Fashion Law Practicum (3 credits) (Note: limited enrollment Additional electives, chosen from the range of courses open to LLM students, for a total of 24 credits. Consider choosing electives that complement your fashion-related courses and cover areas of legal specialization important to fashion law that you may not have studied in the past. CURRICULUM FOR NON-U.S. LAW DEGREE HOLDERS (BAR EXAM OPTION) Below are the requirements for non-U.S. law degree holders. This option fulfills the requirements of the "Cure Provision," which allows foreign-trained lawyers and law students with a "Qualifying" first degree in law to sit for the New York Bar Examination. For more details, see www.nybarexam.org and click on "Foreign Legal Education." Introduction to the U.S. Legal System (2 credits) Legal Writing and Research for LLM Students (2 credits) Introduction to the U.S. Legal Profession (2 credits) or another Professional Responsibility course (3 credits) 6 credits in subjects tested on the New York bar exam from the list available at law.fordham.edu/llm/contentoutline. Consider choosing courses that will not only assist in your studying for the bar exam but also complement your fashion-related courses and cover areas of legal specialization important to fashion law that you may not have studied in the past. Fashion Law* (3 credits) Fashion Law Capstone/Thesis (3 credits; final semester) 6 credits from the following courses designated "FASH" on the course schedule published on the registrar's website: Fashion Ethics, Sustainability, and Development (2 or 3 credits) Fashion Law and Finance (2 credits) Fashion Licensing (2 credits) Fashion Modeling Law (2 or 3 credits) Fashion Retail Law (2 credits) Fashion Law Practicum (3 credits) (Note: limited enrollment) Students who completed the Fashion Law Institute's Fashion Law Bootcamp(R) summer intensive program are exempt from the Fashion Law course requirement and should instead take 3 other credits of their choice. CURRICULUM FOR NON-U.S. LAW DEGREE HOLDERS (BAR EXAM WAIVER) Below are the requirements for non-U.S. law degree holders. This option does not fulfill the requirements of the "Cure Provision," which allows foreign-trained lawyers and law students with a "Qualifying" first degree in law to sit for the New York Bar Examination. For more details, see www.nybarexam.org and click on "Foreign Legal Education." Before making course selections that will make you ineligible to sit for the New York Bar Examination, please consult with a program advisor. A waiver is required to exercise this option ("Request for Waiver from LLM Program Requirement," available on LawNET Forms Central). Introduction to the U.S. Legal System (2 credits) Legal Writing and Research for LLM Students (2 credits) Fashion Law* (3 credits) Fashion Law Capstone/Thesis (3 credits; final semester) At least four of the following courses designated "FASH" on the course schedule published on the registrar's website: Fashion Ethics, Sustainability, and Development (2 or 3 credits) Fashion Law and Finance (2 credits) Fashion Licensing (2 credits) Fashion Modeling Law (2 or 3 credits) Fashion Retail Law (2 credits) Fashion Law Practicum (3 credits) (Note: limited enrollment) Additional electives, chosen from the range of courses open to LLM students, for a total of 24 credits. Consider choosing electives that complement your fashion-related courses and cover areas of legal specialization important to fashion law that you may not have studied in the past. Students who completed the Fashion Law Institute's Fashion Law Bootcamp(R) summer intensive program are exempt from the Fashion Law course requirement and should instead take 3 other credits of their choice. A Note Regarding Course Selection for Part Time Students The LLM program strives to ensure that there is a wide range of courses available in the evening in each of our LLM areas of specialization, and to ensure that students will be able to meet their program requirements within their desired time frame for completion. However, it would be impossible to ensure that any specific course will be offered at a time that is convenient to all students. We encourage you to look at the schedules from past semesters, available on the registrar's website, to get a sense of what courses may be offered in the future (noting, of course, that the schedule varies from one semester to the next). [-]

LLM in Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law

Fordham University School of Law
Campus Part time September 2017 USA New York

Students seeking the LLM in Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law acquire a sophisticated appreciation of corporate structure, an understanding of the laws relating to capital markets and financial institutions, and genuine insights into the goals and strategies of U.S. executives and business lawyers. [+]

Top Part time LLMs in LLM Commercial Law in North America. Students seeking the LLM in Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law acquire a sophisticated appreciation of corporate structure, an understanding of the laws relating to capital markets and financial institutions, and genuine insights into the goals and strategies of U.S. executives and business lawyers. In this program, students enroll in core courses including Corporations, International Banking Law, Banking Law, or Financial Institutions and choose from a broad array of additional courses in corporate, banking, and finance law and related topics. Through these courses, students explore such areas as bankruptcy, corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate tax, cross-border insolvency, mergers and acquisitions, and securities regulation and enforcement. PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED COURSES The 24-credit minimum must include 12 credits of Specialization Distribution Courses approved for the Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law program. The 12-credit Specialization Distribution Course requirement must include the following Core Course: Corporations And at least one of the following Core Distribution Courses: Banking Law International Banking Law Financial Institutions I Financial Institutions II We recommend that students in this program register for Corporations during their first semester of study (or shortly thereafter for part-time students), as Corporations may be a pre-requisite for many other courses of interest. Note that students may not receive credit for both Banking Law and Financial Institutions I, as they cover substantially the same material. Financial Institutions I and Financial Institutions II are independent courses and students may take either or both, in any order. Remaining credits needed to fulfill the 12-credit Specialization Distribution requirement must be chosen from among the wide selection of Specialization Distribution Courses approved for the Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law program ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES For students who do not hold a JD degree from a U.S. law school, the following courses are also required: Introduction to the U.S. Legal System* Legal Writing and Research for LLM Students Introduction to the U.S. Legal Profession At least 6 credits of Content Outline courses Students are required to take Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Legal Writing and Research for LLM Students during their first semester of study in the LLM program. A Note Regarding Course Selection for Part Time Students The LLM program strives to ensure that there is a wide range of courses available in the evening in each of our LLM areas of specialization, and to ensure that students will be able to meet their program requirements within their desired time frame for completion. However, it would be impossible to ensure that any specific course will be offered at a time that is convenient to all students. We encourage you to look at the schedules from past semesters, available on the registrar's website, to get a sense of what courses may be offered in the future (noting, of course, that the schedule varies from one semester to the next). [-]

Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Air and Space Law

The University of Mississippi - School of Law
Campus or Online Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Oxford

The University of Mississippi School of Law is a world leader in air and space law education, research, and public service. [+]

The University of Mississippi School of Law is a world leader in air and space law education, research, and public service. This LL.M. degree program is designed for both U.S. and foreign-trained law school graduates interested in a rigorous legal curriculum in U.S., international, and comparative air and space law. It is the first and only LL.M. program in the U.S. offering a combined air and space law postgraduate law degree at an ABA accredited law school. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. LL.M. Program Advantages Unique emphasis in U.S. air and space law. Extensive air law expertise and over 45 years in space law. On-campus or online, full-time or part-time. Participate, if qualified, in the Journal of Space Law. Comprehensive air and space law collection. Access to University of Mississippi Space Law Archives. American Bar Association accredited law school. All LL.M. students will be required to successfully complete six core-courses: Comparative National Space Law, International Space Law, Private International Air Law, Public International Air Law, U.S. Aviation Law, and U.S. Space Law. Additionally, LL.M. students will have to complete three thesis-writing courses, and produce a thesis of publishable quality. Students will also have the opportunity to take elective courses in lieu of the standard core-courses. Curriculum Thesis Program (26 Credit Hours) Fall U.S. National Aviation Law 3 U.S. National Space Law 3 Public International Air Law 3 Master’s Thesis I (Advisor) 1 (Elective: Space Security Law 3) Semester Credits 10 Spring International Space Law 3 Private International Air Law 3 Comparative National Space Law 3 Master’s Thesis II (Advisor) 1 (Elective: International Aviation Finance and Leasing Law 3) (Elective: International Telecommunication Law 3) (Elective: Remote Sensing Law 3) Semester Credits 10 Summer Master’s Thesis III (Advisor) 6 Semester Credits 6 Total Credits 26 Part-Time – Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Air and Space Law Program Admission The part-time LL.M. in Air and Space Law is ideal for practicing attorneys who want the added advantage of an LL.M. but who prefer to continue working while earning the degree. Admission requirements to the part-time program are the same as for the full-time program. Following admission, a change in status (i.e., part-time to full-time) requires the approval of the Director. Degree Requirements Part-time students must satisfy the same course requirements as the full-time students in order to receive the LL.M. degree. All students must successfully complete a minimum of 26 credit hours. Course Selection Part-time students will work with the Director to design a course schedule that suits each student’s needs. This is essential since part-time students will not take the same number of courses per semester as full-time students. This custom schedule is intended to facilitate each student’s successful completion of the LL.M. program in two years. On-Line Mode – Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Air and Space Law Program Admission With the on-line option, a practitioner can take courses anytime and anywhere without the time and geographical constraints required to attend on-campus courses. Admission requirements to the part-time program are the same as for the full-time program. Following admission, a change in status (i.e., on-line to on-campus) requires the approval of the Director. Degree Requirements On-line students must satisfy the same course requirements as the on-campus students in order to receive the LL.M. degree. All students must successfully complete a minimum of 26 credit hours. The course materials, deadlines, and grading standards will be the same for on-line and on-campus students. The only difference between the two is where the student is located. On-line Student Experience The on-line requirements are identical to the on-campus requirements. Both options are exactly the same in terms of curriculum, thesis requirements, exams, and student participation. 

On-line students can attend all of the LL.M. lectures live (synchronous), if the on-line student connects at the time the courses are being offered. When on-line students are able to attend live, the on-line student will be able to participate in the classroom experience with on-campus students and other online students live. All students and the professors will be able to see and hear the on-line students, and vice-a-versa. Alternatively, if the on-line student cannot attend the live classes, the on-line student will attend at his or her own convenience by downloading the lectures/PowerPoint slides online (on the computer or mobile phone), and participating in classroom assignments, discussion forums, and exams/papers. All students, regardless if on-campus or on-line, will be able to access the courses anytime and anyplace with a computer or phone with an Internet connection. We will also use Blackboard which will allow professors to post course information such as their syllabi, PowerPoint, lecture materials, notes, assignments, tests, announcements, and discussion forums. The discussion forums will enable all students and professors to post questions, answers, and comments 24/7 and from any location around the globe. Eligibility Requirements To be considered for the LL.M. program in Air and Space Law, an applicant must have a J.D. degree (Juris Doctor) from an accredited U.S. law school or a first law degree (J.D., LL.B., and Bachelor of Laws) from a foreign law school. To see a list of minimum degree requirements to obtain the law degree by country, visit the LSAC Minimum Degree Requirements website. Admissions Criteria In evaluating applications, the Admissions Committee takes into consideration the applicant’s grades and rank in his or her law school and other university studies, letters of recommendation, areas of interest, proposed thesis topic, and professional and personal accomplishments. English Language Requirement The University of Mississippi School of Law requires official score reports for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) before admitting an applicant whose primary language is not English. The minimum score required is 100 on the TOEFL Internet-based test, 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test, or 7.0 on the IELTS. [-]

LL.M. in Insurance Law

UConn School of Law
Campus or Online Part time September 2017 USA Hartford

Our Insurance Law LL.M. program is the top destination for lawyers and students from the U.S. and around the world who seek serious graduate training in insurance and financial services law. [+]

Top Part time LLMs in LLM Commercial Law in North America. Our Insurance Law LL.M. program is the top destination for lawyers and students from the U.S. and around the world who seek serious graduate training in insurance and financial services law. Thanks to our location in historic Hartford, Connecticut -- the famed INSURANCE CAPITAL and headquarters to some of the largest global insurance companies -- our students study with the most sophisticated insurance law experts in the country. New York City and Boston are just two hours away and Fairfield County, Connecticut, the hedge fund capital of the U.S., is even closer. Who is Eligible Applicants to our Insurance Law LL.M. program should have: (1) a J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school, or (2) a law degree from a faculty outside the United States. We will also consider applications from individuals holding an advanced degree in a related field. International applicants must also meet the English proficiency requirements described further down on this page. Lawyers with J.D. degrees from accredited U.S. law schools who are not within commuting distance of Hartford, Connecticut, may also apply to the LL.M. program as distance learners, which allows them to enroll and complete the program without having to travel to the Law School for courses. International students are not eligible to participate as distance learning students and must attend classes on campus. Expenses Our LL.M. students pay program fees based on the number of credit hours they take each semester. You need 24 credit hours to complete the LL.M. degree. For the 2015-16 academic year the program fees are $1,226 per credit hour. In addition, the University charges several other fees. If you are enrolled full time and registered for 24 credit hours over two semesters, your total fees will be $30,280 in 2015-2016. Important Dates June 15, 2016 – Application Deadline for Fall Semester 2016 November 1, 2016 – Application Deadline for Spring Semester 2016 August 18, 2016 – Fall Semester Orientation [-]

LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law

University of San Francisco - School of Law
Campus Part time 1 year August 2017 USA San Francisco

USF offers three Master of Law (LLM) programs that make it possible for students who have already earned a law degree to expand their professional expertise and [+]

USF offers three Master of Law (LLM) programs that make it possible for students who have already earned a law degree to expand their professional expertise and qualifications. Students in the LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law program, offered exclusively to foreign lawyers, may choose to focus on international commercial and business transactions law or on an in-depth study of a particular area of U.S. law. In the LLM Mentor Program, all international students benefit from individual counseling with a faculty member and one-on-one mentor relationships with USF alumni who are practicing attorneys or judges. Students attend hearings, depositions, and other legal proceedings with mentors, as well as social events. The program can be completed in two full-time semesters (August through May). A part-time option is available with approval from the program director. Graduates of the LLM programs may be eligible to take the bar examination in California and other states. LLM Admissions Overview Located in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative cities, the USF School of Law offers a rigorous education with a global perspective in a diverse, supportive community. Its Master of Laws programs seek to admit a diverse group of students who are among the most capable lawyers from the Bay Area, nationwide, and countries throughout the world. The LLM programs are open to foreign and U.S. students and practitioners with law degrees who are fluent in English. The Admissions Committee reviews files in the order they are completed, on a rolling basis. Therefore, it is to the applicant’s advantage to submit the complete application with supporting materials as early as possible. Applications will be reviewed once all required documents and the application fee have been received. Applications will still be accepted after the priority deadline subject to the availability of space remaining in the entering class. The program requires completion of 25 course units of credit over two consecutive full-time semesters of study at the USF School of Law (August through May). With the approval of the director, the program may also be completed through part-time study. The International Transactions and Comparative Law Program offers two options for specialized study: 1) law relating to international commercial transactions; or 2) a student-selected area of American law as a comparative law study. Completion of either option leads to the LLM degree in International Transactions and Comparative Law. [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Campus or Online Part time September 2017 USA Chicago

With new technologies and social practices giving rise to new intellectual property issues, leading-edge training in IP law and related practice techniques is necessary to keep up and advance in the fast-moving, competitive world of intellectual property. [+]

LLM in Intellectual Property LawWith new technologies and social practices giving rise to new intellectual property issues, leading-edge training in IP law and related practice techniques is necessary to keep up and advance in the fast-moving, competitive world of intellectual property. Our LLM in Intellectual Property Law gives you the competitive advantage you need to excel in practice. Learn substantive law and practical skills from some of the nation's top IP academics, judges, and practitioners.LLM in Intellectual Property Law candidates choose The John Marshall Law School for its extensive curriculum offerings, including numerous patent law courses. The LLM program offers two degree tracks: a patent track for candidates with technical backgrounds who wish to specialize in patent practice and a general IP track for candidates who wish to gain in-depth knowledge about the full range of IP laws and developments.Degree candidates can also earn their LLM in Intellectual Property Law online through eDegrees distance education.RequirementsLLM in Intellectual Property Law candidates must complete 24 credit hours in order to earn their degree. In addition to required courses, you will select elective courses specific to your areas of interest. Degree candidates must graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better.Our program attracts recent law graduates and practicing attorneys who desire a better understanding of the complex and ever-changing practice of intellectual property law. To accommodate the diverse needs and experiences of degree candidates, the program may be pursued full-time and completed over two semesters or completed part-time in less than five years.... [-]


LLM in International Business & Trade Law

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Campus Part time 2 - 5 semesters September 2017 USA Chicago

Position yourself for a successful international legal career with our LLM in International Business and Trade Law. Optimized to provide degree candidates with a solid foundation in the rules, regulations, and legal approaches underlying international business and trade law, our ... [+]

LLM in International Business & Trade LawPosition yourself for a successful international legal career with our LLM in International Business and Trade Law. Optimized to provide degree candidates with a solid foundation in the rules, regulations, and legal approaches underlying international business and trade law, our LLM program offers enhanced marketability by building on Chicago's legal, business, and trade resources.Our curriculum combines coursework, skills training, and research developed to meet the needs of a changing world and marketplace. Courses are taught by leading international and trade law practitioners and U.S. academics who have international practices and who know the cutting-edge issues involved in trade, investment, and regulation.The LLM in International Business and Trade Law offers concentration certificates in two areas:... [-]


LLM in U.S. Legal Studies

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Campus Part time 2 - 5 semesters September 2017 USA Chicago

Designed for well-qualified lawyers with law degrees from other countries, John Marshall’s LLM in U.S. Legal Studies provides foreign lawyer students with a customized course of study to best meet their individual career goals and professional needs [+]

Now is the time to earn an LLM in U.S. Legal Studies at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Designed for well-qualified lawyers with law degrees from other countries, John Marshall’s LLM in U.S. Legal Studies provides foreign lawyer students with a customized course of study to best meet their individual career goals and professional needs.

We accept students for the fall semester, providing the opportunity to complete the LLM program in two semesters, or nine months. Students may also begin in the spring semester, but will not finish until the following December.  However, students who wish to take fewer credits per semester may take up to five semesters to finish the degree program. Students must successfully complete 24 credit hours to earn the LLM in U.S. Legal Studies. Students in this LLM program will typically take between 9–12 courses to earn the degree.... [-]