Master of Laws in North America

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An LL.M. is the first step towards academics in many countries. It presents many opportunity to specialize in a particular field or to undertake thorough research. It can also prove beneficial in obtaining a doctoral level degree in law.

An LLM is a postgraduate program for law students who want advanced training and knowledge in a particular area. Specialization areas may include commercial law, finance, human rights law, tax law, and international business law.

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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Master of Legal Studies at Washington University School of Law

Washington University School of Law
Online Full time September 2017 USA Saint Louis

The online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree from Washington University School of Law offers an in-depth perspective of the U.S. legal system and develops practical skill sets used by attorneys – debate, analytical thinking, legal writing, and more. [+]

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The online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree from Washington University School of Law offers an in-depth perspective of the U.S. legal system and develops practical skill sets used by attorneys – debate, analytical thinking, legal writing, and more. Designed for non-lawyers, the degree provides students with the legal acumen needed to advance their careers in a wide variety of professions – from business to health care. Delivered entirely online through @WashULaw, the program blends live, face-to-face classes with self-paced coursework that is designed and taught by Washington University School of Law faculty. Graduates of the online Master of Legal Studies program receive the same degree as on-campus candidates, participate in graduation, and join the global Washington University School of Law alumni network. Program Benefits: Academically rigorous curriculum designed and delivered by Washington University School of Law faculty. Students must meet the same selective admissions standards as students in the on-campus program. Live, online classes allow students to network with classmates around the world in an intimate, collaborative environment. Students benefit from dedicated student support from matriculation through graduation, including Washington University School of Law's global alumni network. Real-world application of course content through an optional one-week immersion in St. Louis, MO where students observe live court hearings, tour legal landmarks and network in-person with peers professors. [-]


LLM in American Legal Studies

Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2017 USA San Diego + 1 more

The Thomas Jefferson Residential LLM Program enables foreign students to study American law – with opportunities to specialize in cutting edge areas. [+]

The Thomas Jefferson Residential LLM Program enables foreign students to study American law – with opportunities to specialize in cutting edge areas. The Program Includes: Introduction to American Law for Foreign Students Core American Law courses taken with JD students Practice Skills Classes Bar Preparation Classes Expert Faculty Mentors in Many Specializations Earn a Master's Degree LLM Studying in San Diego, California, America's Finest City American Legal Studies LLM with specialization in Intellectual Property International Trade & Investment Sports & Entertainment Law General American Law Eligibility to take American bar exams in some jurisdictions Practice Skills Oriented Classes Expert Bar Preparation Work Directly with Your Own Faculty Advisor to Plan Your Program of Study ABA Acquiescence in All Graduate Programs Enjoy Beautiful San Diego Application Requirements In order to complete an on line application, students must submit: An official transcript indicating a degree in law, JD or non-U.S. equivalent A resume reflecting educational and work history as well as other information relevant to the consideration of an application to the LLM program A personal statement/statement of interest. The statement should be generally 2-3 pages double spaced Interview – All students will be required to interview with the Admissions Department in person or via Skype. International Students must also submit: English translated and independently evaluated copies of transcripts. The Law School Admission Council (LLM) and World Educations Services (WES) can provide the necessary evaluation services necessary to demonstrate equivalency to the U.S. grading system. Thomas Jefferson School of Law recommends these services. But other independent evaluation services are available. Proof of English Language Proficiency through one of the following: TOEFL score - Average test scores: 92 (internet based); 240 (computer based); 590 (paper based) IETLS score – Average test scores: 6.5 Reading 6.5 Writing 6.0 Listening 6.0 Speaking Language assessment interview – contact the admissions office to schedule Curriculum Core Law School Courses (Available Fall & Spring Semesters) Business Associations Civil Procedure I Civil Procedure II (Practice Skill Oriented) Contracts I & II Constitutional Law I & II Criminal Law Criminal Procedure Evidence Legal Writing I & II (Practice Skill Oriented) Professional Responsibility (required to take an American bar exam) Property I & II Remedies Torts I & II Elective Courses (Different electives are offered each semester; the following are generally offered at least once each year) California Evidence Community Property Contracts Drafting (practice skill oriented) Copyright Law Criminal Procedure (advanced) Employment Law Entertainment Law Family Law Immigration International Law Introduction to IP Practice (Practice Skill Oriented) Introduction to Intellectual Property Legal Advocacy (Moot Court Competition) Mediation (Practice Skill Oriented) Negotiation Theory & Practice (Practice Skill Oriented) Patent Law Trademark Law Trial Practice (Practice Skill Oriented) Wills & Trusts Bar Admission Eligibility Students earning an LLM in residence at Thomas Jefferson School of Law's San Diego, California, campus may be able to take the bar exam in California, the District of Columbia, and New York. The requirements for each state bar vary, and students must plan their program of study carefully to ensure eligibility to take a particular bar exam. Please contact Professor Steven Semeraro at ssemeraro@tjsl.edu before matriculating at Thomas Jefferson School of Law to discuss your bar eligibility interests and plan a program of study. Career Services LLM candidates work closely with their faculty advisors and the LLM Program Director to design a program of study designed to fit their career goals. The Career Services and Student Affairs Offices provide individualized career counseling, including assisting LLM students: with everything from resume drafting to interviewing to networking; finding employment and internship opportunities through a variety of resources; working with foreign lawyers earning LLM degrees to receive Optional Practical Training allowing graduates to work with a law firm or government agency in the United States for up to twelve months after completing their studies. Students graduating from this program now work in a wide variety of legal positions in San Diego as well as throughout the United States and the world. [-]

Master of Laws in Energy and Natural Resources

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 USA Norman + 1 more

Located at the crossroads of energy in the United States, OU Law has long specialized in energy law and offers this LL.M. to lawyers interested in a career in energy law. [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. OU Law is at the forefront in its offering of legal courses focused on energy and natural resources. With many energy and natural resources companies headquartered in Oklahoma, OU Law sends a large number of graduates into energy-related fields and practices every year. OU Law prepares students to be leaders in energy and natural resources law and policy, assisting in the sustainable development of all forms of energy and natural resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The LL.M. in Energy and Natural Resources can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. The University of Oklahoma - College of Law - LL.M. The John B. Turner LL.M. Program offers a unique combination of courses, available only at OU, and allows students to choose from three specializations: energy and natural resources, indigenous peoples law, or US Legal Studies (for foreign-educated lawyers). OU Law provides LL.M. students outstanding opportunities such as studying in the classroom with world class faculty and juris doctor students and attending guest lectures, field trips, social events, and networking opportunities. LL.M. students may also receive credit for related courses offered by other OU departments. Legendary professors including Richard Hemingway, Drew Kershen, Peter Krug, Victor Kulp, Eugene Kuntz, Maurice Merrill, Joe Rarick and Rennard Strickland have made the OU Law a national leader in energy, natural resources and indigenous peoples. Professors who continue this tradition include Owen Anderson (oil and gas law, oil and gas contracts and tax, international petroleum law and transactions), Monica Erhman, joining the faculty Fall 2013 (Energy Law), Taiawagi Helton (environmental law and Indian natural resources law), Joyce Palomar (land tenure security law, real estate development law, and land use law), Lindsay Robertson (Indian law, indigenous peoples law, human rights law) and Murray Tabb (environmental law). In addition, the College is fortunate to have several distinguished adjunct and visiting professors who teach highly specialized classes in this program area. Entry Requirements To qualify for admission to the John B. Turner LL.M. program, applicants must have earned their first law degree — LL.B., J.D., or equivalent. Admission is highly selective, and those admitted must have excellent law school records, strong letters of recommendation, proficiency in English and leadership potential. Although not required, some work or research experience following completion of the first law degree is preferred. Language This program does not require the LSAT exam; however, students must be proficient in the English language. International students whose primary language is not English must submit satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam (TOEFL). Residency International applicants must submit a clear copy of the biographic page and expiration date of their passport. If a spouse or dependents will accompany the applicant to OU, clear copies of their passport biographic pages and expiration dates must also be submitted, along with marriage and birth certificate(s), as applicable, to verify family relationships. If the applicant is currently residing in the U.S., a copy of the page from his or her passport showing a current U.S. visa must be submitted. Financial Support Documentation International students must submit financial documentation to verify your financial resources, such as a bank statement(s) less than 90 days old showing the total amount of financial support available. If the bank account is not in the student’s name, include a letter from the account holder verifying that he or she will be supporting the student. If the bank statement does not show the money in U.S. dollars, please include a conversion of the balance in U.S. dollars. If the student is being supported by a government, business or organization, the student must provide a letter less than 90 days old stating the U.S. dollar amount of support. [-]

Online Logistics and Transportation LL.M. Program

Florida Coastal School of Law
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 USA Jacksonville + 1 more

Coastal Law offers the only LL.M. degree in Logistics and Transportation in the U.S. The program concentrates in four key areas: maritime law, trucking and rail law, aviation law and military logistics. In each of those areas, students obtain expertise in litigation, regulation, and contracting skills relating to international and domestic transportation. [+]

Coastal Law offers the only LL.M. degree in Logistics and Transportation in the U.S. The program concentrates in four key areas: maritime law, trucking and rail law, aviation law, and military logistics. In each of those areas, students obtain expertise in litigation, regulation, and contracting skills relating to international and domestic transportation. To learn more about the importance of the logistics industry in the world market and how this program prepares students to enter and be successful in this industry, please visit Coastal Law’s Logistics and Transportation website. The program is entirely online and can be completed in approximately one year. Law school graduates are required to complete twenty-four credits in order to obtain a Master of Law (LL.M.) degree or twelve credits in order to obtain a Certificate in Logistics and Transportation Law. Non-lawyers may enroll in the program and obtain a Certificate in Logistics and Transportation Regulation after completing twelve credits. Each academic year, there are five eight-week terms. Each term has seven weeks of classes and one week for the preparation of final assignments. A few of the courses offered include Administrative Law for Transportation Professionals: Adjudication and Judicial Review, Employment Law for Transportation Professionals, Customs Regulation, Transportation Insurance, Trucking Liability, Ocean Marine and Inland Marine Cargo Insurance, and Contracting Fundamentals for the Department of Defense. Accomplished Coastal Law professors and practicing attorneys teach the Logistics and Transportation courses. The faculty includes a licensed custom house broker, a former administrative law hearing officer, distinguished members of the military, and corporate counsel for large logistics companies. Applications for this program are accepted on a rolling basis. Students may matriculate into the program only at the start of each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer). The cost of the program is $600 per credit hour. Contact: Please contact Lea Fernandes at Lfernandes@fcsl.edu or at 904.256.1216 if you have any questions about the program. You may also contact the LL.M. Admissions Team at +1.904.256.1268. Anybody requiring assistance in Spanish may also contact Academics Director-Non J.D. Programs, Ana Rexach at arexach@fcsl.edu or at (904) 256-1225. Florida Coastal School of Law, Logistics and Transportation Law http://www.fcsl.edu/logistics 8787 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256 [-]

Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months Open Enrollment USA New York Luxembourg Switzerland Zurich Germany Frankfurt am Main Belgium Brussels Austin St.Gallen China Shanghai Cambridge Japan Tokyo + 14 more

– Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law – Nine modules within 18 months in Europe, the United States and Asia – Continue working throughout the entire program – Truly international – In English – For lawyers and non-lawyers - 20 years of experience – Academic title of “Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG” [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. - Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law - Nine modules within 18 months in Europe, the United States and Asia - Continue working throughout the entire program - Truly international - In English - For lawyers and non-lawyers - Academic title ‹Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG› The Executive M.B.L.-HSG - recently listed among the most innovative law programs by the Financial Times - is built upon the concept of a flying classroom and a global faculty. In nine attendance modules, leading experts from three continents will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge directly applicable in your professional working life. Module 1 - St.Gallen Introduction to European & International Business Law Module 2 - Zurich Finance Module 3 – Frankfurt a. M. Mergers & Acquisitions Module 4 - Luxembourg Litigation & Lobbying Module 5 - Brussels Competition Law Module 6 - New York International Taxation Module 7 - Shanghai Law & Business in China Module 8 - Tokyo Law & Business in Japan Module 9 - Austin Energy & IT Law Supplementary Module - Harvard Negotiation For their master theses, candidates analyze a current problem in European or international business law. Topics are proposed by the faculty, or students may choose their own. More information and online application at www.mbl.unisg.ch Program start date Next year's course starts on 12 June 2017. However, as flexibility is one of our advantages, it is possible to start the course with whichever module suits your needs. It is also possible to join in a course which is already in progress. Application deadline The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017. Tuition The fee for tuition is CHF 38.500.–. If your application is submitted by 28 February 2017, you will receive a tuition fee discount of CHF 1.500.–. [-]

LLM FOR FOREIGN LAW SCHOOL GRADUATES

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year January 2016 USA Dallas

A primary goal of the LL.M. for Foreign Law School Graduates program is to provide law students with an understanding of the United States legal system, give a frame of reference for dealing with transnational business and legal interests, offer an appreciation of the role of law in national and internal development and equip them with the analysis and problem-solving skills needed to meet the complex demands of the world. [+]

The LL.M. degree for Foreign Law School Graduates is a one- year, full-time program for students who hold a basic law degree from a recognized international law school. Students enrolled in this degree program must complete 24 credit hours including the required two-credit course in Perspectives of the American Legal System. The remaining courses are elective and offer a wide range of choices. Students have the freedom to choose from a wide array of classes and can design their LL.M. degree to meet their needs and goals in studying in the United States. Students desiring to take a bar examination in Texas, New York or California can take classes required to qualify to sit for those exams. Other students may want to specialize in international studies or in other areas of the law. A primary goal of the program is to enhance the international student's legal skills so that he or she may become a more effective lawyer and member of society. In this respect the program seeks to develop: an appreciation of the role of law in national and international development the ability to identify, through comparative and international studies, policy considerations of various legal rules an appreciation of the role of the lawyer in social and economic change legal analysis and problem solving abilities to enable the student to meet the complex needs of our modem world a basic understanding of the U.S. legal system, as studied from a comparative perspective a frame of reference for dealing with business and legal interests in a transnational setting To view an online LL.M. for Foreign Law School Graduates Admissions Brochure CLICK HERE How to Apply Admission Criteria An applicant for admission to the LL.M. Degree for Foreign Law School Graduates must be a graduate of a recognized foreign law school. The applicant's undergraduate record must demonstrate scholarly legal aptitude. An applicant for whom English is a second language must present evidence of a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) computer based score of 233 or written score of 575. U.S. trained law students may not apply to this degree program. Application Requirements Applicants to the LL.M. programs (For Foreign Law Graduates, Taxation, and General) must submit the following: - completed application Application Instructions in PDF format (For the accessibility version, please click here) Download the LL.M. Application in PDF format (For the accessibility version, please email bheine@smu.edu) LSAC (Law School Admissions Council) Electronic Application personal statement (including why you are interested in entering the graduate degree program) résumé (curriculum vitae) two letters of recommendation in English (or translated into English) from the dean of the applicant's law school and from a law professor evidence of proficiency in English (normally a TOEFL computer based score of 233 or written score of 575)* certified transcript in English of grades received in law school - transcripts must be mailed directly to the Admissions Office from your schools. evidence of financial ability to pay tuition, fees, and all other expenses during the applicant's stay in the United States** a recent head and shoulders photograph of the applicant $75 (U.S. dollars) nonrefundable application fee payable to SMU Dedman School of Law. *International applicants for whom English is not the first language also must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151 Princeton, New Jersey 08541 (www.TOEFL.org). The score must be reported to the Admissions Office directly from the Educational Testing Service. It is important when applying that you indicate on the TOEFL form the code number 6660, department code 03, to ensure that your score is sent to SMU Dedman School of Law. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 575 or its equivalent. Students whose TOEFL score does not meet these requirements can apply for conditional admission subject to the student successfully completing sufficient English as a second language course at SMU or another institution. **International applicants must submit personal and bank certifications of sufficient financial resources to cover anticipated tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. These certifications must be in U.S. dollars. Application Deadline Applications for LL.M. programs are processed on a continuous basis beginning in early December. It is in your best interest to submit your application as early as possible with all supporting documentation. Applications will be accepted on a space-available basis. Applications will be reviewed upon completion, and decisions will be made shortly thereafter. Specialized Courses SMU Dedman School of Law offers a rich curriculum to enhance the international students' legal skills to become a more effective lawyer. The diversity and depth of courses offered can be found in the SMU Dedman School of Law course catalog or in the course schedule listing. Degree requirements A) Students may begin their studies in the fall term or the spring term. They must participate in an orientation program held at SMU Dedman School of Law in mid-August (for fall term) or early January (spring term) of each year before the start of classes.

(B) Students pursuing the LL.M. degree for foreign law school graduates must complete 24 hours of credit from courses or seminars selected in consultation with the student's faculty advisor who is assigned during orientation. Faculty members advising candidates for this degree will make every effort to tailor a student's study plan to his or her specific graduate objectives. However, all students are required to take the course on Perspectives of the American Legal System. They will normally also take one basic J.D. course such as Contracts. 
SMU Dedman Law awards the degree to those students who complete their course work with an average grade in all courses equivalent to a C­ or 1.70. A student will not receive credit for a course or seminar in which his or her grade is below D or 1.00. Students for whom English is a second language are allowed additional time to complete written final examinations. Scholarships SMU Dedman School of Law typically will offer some scholarship aid to most of our LL.M. students.  All applicants are automatically considered for partial scholarships.  In addition to the partial scholarships, we do offer a few full scholarships.  A separate application for these scholarships is not necessary. For further information, please contact the Office of Graduate Legal Programs by email at bheine@smu.edu or by telephone at 214-768-2758 or toll free at 1-888-768-5291. 2016-2017 Tuition, Fees, Estimated Expenses for LL.M. for Foreign Law School Students   Tuition         $45,433  Fees             $5,664    Estimated Expenses    Books   $1,000  Living Expenses $15,000  Miscellaneous $2,500   Total $69,597 Bar Exam Eligibility International students who wish to practice law in this country and qualify for admission to the bar in one of the states or the District of Columbia should familiarize themselves with the bar admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction where they plan to practice. Bar admission requirements vary from state to state. Some states require applicants to have a J.D. degree, and others will require only a certain number of course credits from a law school in this country. Texas now allows qualified foreign educated attorneys who have completed an LL.M. degree to sit for the Texas Bar examination. For complete rules governing Admission to the State Bar of Texas CLICK HERE For a fact sheet that summarizes the Eligibility of Foreign-Educated Applicants and Foreign Attorneys to take the Texas Bar Examination CLICK HERE About Founded in 1925, SMU Dedman School of Law is a top-ranked tier-one private law school located in Dallas, Texas, and is situated in a tree-lined neighborhood, just minutes from the city center.  Established in 1949, the law school's graduate degree law programs have played an important role in training some of the foremost leaders around the world. We are proud our global alumni network - more than 2,000 graduates from 80 countries who hold prominent positions in government, legal practice, business, the judiciary, and legal education worldwide. 
 Exceptional Graduate Degree Programs SMU Dedman School of Law offers graduate degree programs for both U.S. and foreign trained lawyers. The LL.M. and S.J.D. Programs enhance careers in the private practice of law, teaching, and public service by teaching analysis and problem-solving skills for meeting the complex demands of our world. The programs increase the student’s understanding of legal theory and policies, broaden the student’s legal horizons, and encourage the development of legal research and writing skills. 
Studying in Vibrant Dallas, Texas SMU Dedman Law offers international students an opportunity to become part of a vibrant, diverse, scholarly community with the advantage of studying in Dallas - not only an international business center, but a dynamic cultural center situated midway between the east and west coast of the United States in a region known for its mild, sunny climate.  Dallas is the ninth-largest city and the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex make up the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is a sophisticated city with a thriving job market, high quality of life and relatively low cost of living. It is a great place to live and study! 

Globally Recognized Faculty The faculty includes scholars and innovators in a variety of fields, including constitutional law, corporate law, criminal law, environmental law, health law, intellectual property, national security law, oil and gas law, public interest law, and tax law. These scholars regularly engage the world by appearing before congressional committees, working with state and federal regulatory agencies, arguing before state and federal courts, working with corporate executives and nonprofits, and regularly appearing in the media to translate their research or offer commentary on important stories of the day. Studying law at SMU gives students access to an exceptional faculty engaged in timely and cutting-edge research often informed by years of experience. Learning Experience In addition to our diverse curriculum, students are invited to take advantage of the many activities outside the classroom. At SMU Dedman Law, your learning experience will be enriched through year-round international conferences and lectures, bringing prominent international figures to campus to discuss current global legal issues.  International LL.M. students take classes with American J.D. students and participate in our Inns of Court Program - a program that is introduced during orientation where students connect in small groups with fellow classmates, faculty, student leaders, career advisors, and alumni for a community experience throughout their time at SMU Dedman School of Law. A faculty member will serve as your personal academic advisor. Practicing lawyers from the Dallas Bar Association International Law section also serve as mentors for our students. Internationally Prominent Alumni International graduates of SMU Dedman School of Law have made an impact all over the world. Our international alumni network includes more than 2000 graduates in more than 80 countries. These professionals can be found at the highest levels of government, legal practice, and business. SMU’s international alumni represent a broad spectrum of legal systems, including those from Central and South America, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim. We strive for global geographic diversity in our student enrollments, and provide a high degree of individual attention and support for each international student. Sobchok Sukharomna ’81 Supreme Court President, Thailand Dr. Shen Shiaoming ’81 International Legal Consultant for  Mackenzie & Albritton LLP The Honorable S.M. Krishna ’59 Minister for External Affairs for India (2009-2012) Siriporn Chaiyasuta ’85 General Counsel, Chevron Europe, Eurasia and  Middle East Exploration & Production Limited Moath Alhussain ’11 Assoc. Counsel, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation Antonio M. Garza ’83 Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Dr. Helmut Sohmen ’66 Chairman and President, BW Group Dr. Hassan Okour ’07 Former Dean, Qatar Law School Jinsung Lee ’88 Justice, Constitutional Court of Korea Yukio Horigome ’71 Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan Hans Heppe ‘97 International Partner, Locke Lord LLP Honorary German Consul Student Life The law school is located on the northwest corner of SMU’s main campus – with the classroom buildings, administration building and law library forming what is called the “Law Quad.” This ideal location provides easy access to many of SMU’s wonderful student resources, including dining services, a premier fitness center, and health services center. [-]

MicroMasters Program in International Law (Université catholique de Louvain)

edX MicroMasters Programs
Online Full time Part time 32 weeks January 2017 USA Cambridge + 1 more

Master the language of the international law community, including the rules and institutions, relevant to human rights, war and foreign investment. [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. Average Length: 8 weeks per course Effort: 5-7 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 4 Courses in Program Subject: Humanities, Law Institution: Université catholique de Louvain Institution Offering Credit: Université catholique de Louvain Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $150 per course Master the language of the international law community, including the rules and institutions, relevant to human rights, war and foreign investment. International Law is the law of the international community and in our globalized world, it is an expanding field and international politics cannot be understood today without some knowledge of the legal constraints bearing on it. With this International Law MicroMasters Program, you’ll master the language and institutions of international law. The MicroMasters Program will give you a clear understanding of the ways by which international law exists as a legal order and bears on domestic governance (human rights), war (law of armed conflicts) and the economy (investment law). You’ll learn to decode international news from a legal perspective and to understand the legal rules at play in specific professional fields of international relations (diplomacy, humanitarian aid, NGOs...). If you’re not a lawyer, you’ll become able to interact with professional lawyers in an articulate way. If you already graduated in law, political sciences or international relations, you might even become interested in taking your credential to the next level and become an advanced master student at Louvain! Your MicroMasters Credential will be worth 20 credits out of the 60 credits needed to complete the advanced master. 33% of study time saved! Job Outlook Career opportunities include: Attorneys, political scientists, journalists, economists, activists and NGO specialists members of the armed forces, Civil servants, members of governmental and intergovernmental organizations, diplomats, embassy staff What You'll Learn: Understand the legal rules at play in specific professional fields of international relations (diplomacy, humanitarian aid, NGOs...) Make sound legal arguments in order to enhance claims based on international law and interact with professional lawyers in an articulate way Decrypt international news from a legal perspective MicroMasters Program Details How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential Successfully earn a Verified Certificate in all three courses. We suggest you start with the International Law course, as it will provide you with the prerequisite knowledge useful to more easily take the following courses. Take Your Credential To The Next Level Study in Belgium (near Brussels)! Register in the (Residential) Advanced Master (LL.M.) in International Law. Each MOOC in this MicroMasters Program is worth 5 credits. Therefore the entire MicroMasters Program is valued at 20 credits, or 33% of the full residential master’s program. As this is a specialized master program, you need to be graduated in law (master in law), in international relations or in political sciences in order to apply to the advanced master. Courses International Human Rights Law Learn how an individual’s human rights are protected from both public and private power by international laws. International Law Learn about the Law of the International Community, including how International Law is created, applied and upheld in today's world. International Humanitarian Law Learn how international law regulates armed conflicts, protects individuals in wartime, and guarantees minimum compliance. International Investment Law Learn the features and dynamics of an important field of international law that grants rights to foreign investors. What is a MicroMasters Program? Developed to advance a career and born from Master's programs of leading universities, MicroMasters programs are a series of higher-level courses recognized by companies for real job relevancy, and may accelerate a Master's degree. [-]

Master of Laws (LLM)

Cornell Tech
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Chelsea

The explosion of new tech products and new tech companies has created a growing demand for skilled lawyers who are passionate about technology and understand the legal and regulatory challenges faced by startup businesses. This first-of-its kind tech LLM will give you the knowledge and experience you need to advise innovative tech startups. [+]

Master of Laws (LLM) As technology continues to transform our economy and culture, businesses need a new breed of lawyers who understand the legal and commercial aspects of new technology as well as the challenges of bringing new products and new companies to market. Open to practicing attorneys and recent law graduates, Cornell Tech's one-year Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship degree will provide you with the specialized skills you need to support and lead tech companies in the increasingly complex and dynamic digital economy. Learn in Teams at the Intersection of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cornell Tech's Master of Laws in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship is the first degree of its kind in the world. It's a year-long immersion in innovation, creativity and new business development that will have you learning side-by-side with designers, engineers and business students. Working together in teams, you'll create new products for existing businesses in the Product Studio and develop your own new business in the Startup Studio. You'll also have ample opportunity to network with the vibrant community of investors, business leaders and entrepreneurial faculty members that only a city like New York and a university like Cornell can provide. Who Should Apply? The Master of Laws in Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship is for practicing attorneys or recent law graduates who want to further hone their legal and leadership skills in the heart of New York City’s ever-evolving technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Topics Covered Tech and Corporate Transactions Intellectual Property Cybersecurity Employment Law Internet Law FEATURED COURSE Technology Transactions I Credits 2.00 This course is designed to familiarize students with common issues that arise in technology transactions, and how they are addressed by attorneys who structure such transactions. Going beyond the black letter law, it will draw on the expertise of lawyers and law firms with substantial experience in the area who will review the principal transactional documents in detail and describe how they address the principal issues that arise in technology transactions. Although topics may be modified over each semester, a wide range of topics is expected to be covered, including: Formation Issues; Initiating a Technology Transaction; Common Transactions for Early Stage Companies; Patent Prosecution; License Agreements; Technology in M&A Transactions; and Open Source Software. Students who complete this course will have a strong foundational understanding of the principal technology transactions and how they are structured and documented. They will be able to think through the principal legal issues that are likely to arise and formulate strategies in response. Curriculum The LLM curriculum will teach you the legal principles and practical business applications you need to support and lead technology companies in the increasingly complex and dynamic digital economy. You’ll also explore the public policy and legal frameworks that promote or limit innovation, and analyze the institutional, legal and business issues that affect technology-related startups. In an educational innovation unique to Cornell Tech, you'll also participate in an immersive Studio Experience, in which you'll develop your team-building and leadership skills while developing a new product idea in response to the strategic needs of a real organization and create your own startup. What Your Schedule Might Look Like In the fall you’ll spend your mornings in classroom-based courses covering the legal aspects of entrepreneurship, venture capital, privacy, cybersecurity and intellectual property. In the afternoons you'll work on team-based projects in Product Studio and Startup Ideas. In the spring you’ll continue your required classroom coursework and complement it with three electives. In the afternoons you’ll provide legal counsel to your team-members as you pursue projects in Startup Studio. Application Timeline Cornell Tech offers three application rounds. The 2016-2017 application deadlines are as follows: Round 1 - October 3, 2016 Round 2 - January 20, 2017 Round 3 - March 3, 2017 Application Requirements To be considered, all applicants must provide the following in their online application: Résumé You must submit a current résumé along with your application. With the use of LinkedIn, you will have the option to auto-populate the employment and education information listed within your online professional profile. Any information that is auto-populated from LinkedIn can be edited. Please note, this must be the most current and relevant information regarding your bachelor’s degree and all post–bachelor’s degree education and employment. Personal Statement At Cornell Tech you will be part of an environment where creativity, leadership and the ability to work with technologists, entrepreneurs and others, are of equal importance. We value expressions of who you are and what you add to this formula. Please submit a one- to two-page statement that describes your interest in this program. Your submission should highlight personal experiences that demonstrate your creativity, leadership and ability to work in an innovative environment. In particular, feel free to elaborate on projects you have completed and their creative (and technical, if any) aspects; any entrepreneurial or leadership experiences; your professional career goals; the benefit you envision being part of the tech ecosystem in New York City; and why this program is the one for you. Two Recommendations Recommenders should be faculty members, supervisors or other individuals who know you professionally and have seen you play a major role in substantial projects. Recommendations must be submitted online. Transcripts Transcripts from each previously-attended law school and university are required and must be uploaded online with the application. Admitted students will be required to submit official transcript(s) directly to Cornell Law School prior to matriculation. Application Fee A nonrefundable application fee of $95 must be submitted with the online application. International Students Transcripts In addition to the program requirements listed above, international applicants must provide a certified English translation of transcripts if the original language is not English. Successful international applicants will have received a baccalaureate degree in law from a college or university of recognized standing. TOEFL Proficiency in English is required for admission and your level of proficiency, as demonstrated by all aspects of the application, is a significant factor in our decision-making process. If your native language is not English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) unless you have received your first degree in law from a college or university in a country where both the language of instruction and the native language is English. A minimum overall TOEFL score of 100 (Internet-based) is required in order to be considered for admission.Our institution code is 2098, department code 03. The official score report must be received in order for an application to be considered. The TOEFL is offered frequently throughout the world. [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law Program

Boston University School of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Boston

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Best Law Studies in North America 2017. BU Law is proud to offer a select group of lawyers the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in one of the most dynamic fields of legal practice today: intellectual property law. This initiative builds upon the academic excellence that has earned our school its leading reputation in the field. BU Law has been ranked one of the top intellectual property law schools, ranking 10th among American law schools for intellectual property law studies, according to U.S. News and World Report (2016 edition). The excitement of studying IP law at our school is palpable. Our world renowned intellectual property faculty; the breadth of curricular choices in such emerging topics as the Internet and biotechnology; and a graduate student body representing over 30 nations—with backgrounds in high-technology, engineering, biotechnology, publishing, the arts and entertainment—create a truly invigorating learning environment for advanced study.   As an Intellectual Property Law LLM student, you will pursue a range of IP and IP-related classes offered through the School's JD curriculum. That means you will have access to the "Best Professors" in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. Included among our intellectual property instructors are a number of prominent practitioners engaged in cutting-edge work at Boston's top intellectual property boutiques and biotechnology companies. You will also benefit from being a part of a world-class university: Students seeking interdisciplinary-learning can supplement their law studies by cross-registering in IP-related classes at the University's other graduate schools.   If you are not familiar with Boston, you will soon discover that it is a robust and vibrant market for intellectual property work and study, boasting the highest concentration of high-tech industries in America, with leading-edge software, hardware, biotechnology and medical device firms. You will benefit directly from being in one of America's leading communities for discovery and innovation.   The program's limited size ensures that each Intellectual Property Law LLM student receives the dedicated support of a faculty advisor and full-time career manager, in addition to the undivided attention of the program director, who is available to counsel on all academic planning and adjustment issues.  [-]

LL.M. in Six Specialties

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Indianapolis

We have found that students often enter the program unsure of which track is best for them, so you will be admitted into the LL.M. program and not a specific track of study. When you arrive for orientation, you will have the chance to talk with faculty, staff, and students about the LL.M. program and the different tracks, and then your academic advisor will help you to decide which track best fits your career goals and interests. [+]

The LL.M. degree is designed to deliver in-depth knowledge in a specific area, such as American Law for Foreign Lawyers Corporate and Commercial Law Health Law, Policy, and Bioethics Intellectual Property Law International and Comparative Law International Human Rights Law We have found that students often enter the program unsure of which track is best for them, so you will be admitted into the LL.M. program and not a specific track of study. When you arrive for orientation, you will have the chance to talk with faculty, staff, and students about the LL.M. program and the different tracks, and then your academic advisor will help you to decide which track best fits your career goals and interests. Program Tracks Although the LL.M. program at McKinney Law offers a structured format, it also gives you the flexibility to choose the electives and hands-on experiences best suited to your goals. When you arrive on campus you will be able to choose to pursue one of six program tracks, each designed to satisfy a specific set of needs. Then, within the framework of your chosen program, you can create a curriculum certain to set you on the path to success. LL.M. Courses Taught by Judges, Justices, and an Attorney General Our Master of Laws students come from around the world to study with the best our state has to offer Courses for the LL.M. program have recently been taught by: Justice Steven David, ’82, Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert D. Rucker, Indiana Supreme Court Judge John G. Baker, Indiana Court of Appeals (former Chief Judge) Greg Zoeller, Indiana Attorney General The LL.M. program has several purposes: it gives currently practicing U.S. lawyers a place to hone their skills and deepen their knowledge base on a specific subject. it helps licensed lawyers from other countries get to know American law in preparation for passing the Bar in the United States. it provides a focused curriculum for legal scholars who are interested in advancing their knowledge in a specific area of law in order to prepare for the S.J.D./Ph.D. in law and an academic career. As an LL.M. student, you’ll complete a 24-credit program. If you attend on a full-time basis, you can complete your degree in a single year. Foreign students, note that to satisfy visa regulations, you must finish within eighteen months. However, if you are a domestic student, you have up to three academic years to complete the degree requirements, and can take classes on a part-time or evening basis. The LL.M. program includes: Area-specific coursework with a wide range of elective options Externships, clinical courses, or pro bono legal service and optional practical training (OPT) opportunities A research component and Master's thesis (optional for the American Law for Foreign Lawyers track) Advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction (the law school will provide a 50% scholarship for these courses, if required) The opportunity to publish your thesis, if in a thesis track, on the ScholarWorks network at Indiana University. This network makes your research available to lawyers and legal scholars worldwide. Eligibility requirements for the LL.M. program To gain admission to the LL.M. program at the law school, you must demonstrate a combination of academic achievement, professional accomplishment, and English language competency (although work experience is not required). In addition, you must satisfy one of the following education requirements: Hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. Hold a first degree in law or comparable from a university outside of the U.S. Prove that you are licensed to practice outside the U.S. (foreign applicants only) Language requirements for the LL.M. program If English is not your first language, you must provide proof of langauge proficiency by: Earning a composite iBT TOEFL score of at least 81, or a composite IELTS score of at least 6.5 Official transcript showing satisfactory completion of Level 7, Advanced & Academic English at the Program for Intensive English (PIE) at IUPUI Successfully completing Intensive English Master Level 112 at any ELS Language Center in the United States Earning a "First Grade" on the national Japanese English Proficiency STEP Exam Having earned a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university in a country designated by the Office of International Affairs as predominantly English-speaking Qualifying language scores must be less than two years old at the time of application. Scholarships To demonstrate the law school's commitment to the LL.M. program and to make it more accessible for qualified students, we will provide scholarship assistance to you if you have a demonstrated financial need or outstanding academic/professional credentials. Detailed information on applying for scholarship assistance is included on our application. We also encourage you to seek out scholarship and grant opportunities through your government, employer, the U.S. government, and private foundations in the U.S. and abroad. Some suggestions are to research scholarships through the Fulbright Program, the Edmund S. Muskie / Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Program, Ford Foundation, and Open Society Institute. The National Jurist just named us for three awards! Best Law School Experience Career Opportunities - our picture is featured here Best Value [-]

MSJ - Health & Hospital Law

Seton Hall University, School of Law
Online Full time September 2017 USA Newark

As an MS student, you can concentrate in Health and Hospital Law, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law & Compliance, or Intellectual Property Law. Joint concentrations are also available. [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. MS in Jurisprudence with a concentration in Health & Hospital Law Division of Online Learning Seton Hall Law's Master of Science in Jurisprudence (MSJ or MS) program is designed for non-lawyers eager to advance their careers and enhance their marketability in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, information technology, telecommunications, finance, insurance, banking and biotechnology fields. As an MS student, you can concentrate in Health and Hospital Law, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law & Compliance, Financial Services Compliance or Intellectual Property Law. Joint concentrations are also available. You will have the option of completing our 30-credit-hour Master of Jurisprudence online, or as a hybrid online/traditional (in-person) degree program. MSJ applicants do not have to take the GRE or LSAT. Students enrolled in the MSJ degree online program do not have a residency requirement. The degree can be completed in just two years on a part-time schedule. Seton Hall Law has specialized in health and intellectual property law for more than a decade, and its health law program is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Faculty conduct research on a wide range of health and intellectual property law topics. Seton Hall has also produced the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Manual published by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI). Our nationally respected faculty members are committed to helping you achieve your professional goals and move forward in your career. You can count on having the support you need to get the most out of your education. Graduates of our MSJ program have found employment as consultants, compliance officers, risk managers, contract analysts, healthcare administrators, nurse managers, patent/trademark assistants, pharmaceutical financial analysts, quality assurance managers, supervisors, clinical operations directors and lobbyists. If you're interested in learning more about our Master of Jurisprudence degree program, please contact us today. We can help you determine if this program is right for you. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE INFORMATION ON THE SCHOOL'S WEBSITE. [-]

LL.M. Program

Mississippi College
Online Full time September 2017 USA Jackson

MC Law offers several different LL.M. degree programs for applicants with diverse backgrounds and interests, including Traditional Studies, American Legal Studies, International and European Studies, and Advocacy. The programs are tailored for candidates who wish to take full advantage of MC Law’s small class size, dynamic research community, extra-curricular activities, and location in the capital to pursue their personal and professional goals. In addition to exploring the website, please contact LLM@mc.edu to learn more about these opportunities. [+]

LL.M. Program MC Law offers several different LL.M. degree programs for applicants with diverse backgrounds and interests, including Traditional Studies, American Legal Studies, International and European Studies, and Advocacy. The programs are tailored for candidates who wish to take full advantage of MC Law’s small class size, dynamic research community, extra-curricular activities, and location in the capital to pursue their personal and professional goals. In addition to exploring the website, please contact LLM@mc.edu to learn more about these opportunities. Academic Support MC Law is unique in meeting the diverse individual requirements of LL.M. candidates. At the center of the LL.M. programs are the candidates themselves. In addition to a wide range of course offerings to sharpen professional skills from faculty with rich advocacy experience and international legal expertise, MC Law offers competitive prices, one-to-one faculty mentorship, small class sizes, and administrative support at every stage of your studies, from help in securing housing and immigration status to preparing for the New York, California, Alabama, DC or other U.S. Bar to post-graduation work placement. Candidates are also offered a tremendous variety of extra-curricular activities, including career events, field trips, internships, visiting lectures and workshops, and regular social activities. Advocacy Studies The Master of Laws (LL.M.) In Advocacy at MC Law In the modern legal market, young attorneys are given few, if any, opportunities to develop the advanced advocacy skills so critical to effective client representation. Compounding this problem is the fact that many budding new lawyers do not complete more than one or two classes in advocacy during their J.D. studies. The solution is the Master of Laws (LL.M.) In Advocacy at MC Law. A hands on, practice based course of study, the Advocacy LL.M. integrates trial and appellate advocacy externships at top State and Federal agencies. Students can focus on developing their knowledge and skills in civil or criminal advocacy at the trial and/or appellate level. Perfect for the practicing attorney, students have five years to complete the degree, a variety of scheduling options and all classes also count towards CLE credit. Professor Patricia Bennett, one of the most respected trial advocates in the region, let alone the State of Mississippi; and Professor Victoria Lowery, who built MC Law in a nationally respected appellate advocacy program, will guide and teach these graduate legal students, transforming them into polished advocates prepared to excel in front of any court in the nation. Assisting these professors will be a team of the most experienced and respected jurists and advocates in the South. Admission Requirements Applicants must have completed or be scheduled to complete their J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school by the time they begin the LL.M. Program. Applicants must be eligible for or have been admitted to practice before the highest court in a U.S. state following a bar examination. Applicants must possess the professional and personal integrity associated with the practice of law in the United States. Applicants must have a proven record of academic success. Graduation Requirements 24 credits completed from the list of classes under the program within five years of beginning the program Cumulative 2.0 grade point average Costs and Scholarships MC Law is committed to providing a high quality but affordable legal education, and Jackson is one of the more cost-friendly capitals in the United States. Even so, an LL.M. degree can be a substantial financial commitment and potential candidates will be requested to demonstrate the ability to finance their entire course of study. Candidates who are U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply for financial aid loans, and international candidates are encouraged to contact the MC Law Financial Aid Office and LL.M. Programs Office to discuss possible funding opportunities. LL.M. students at MC Law enjoy the exact same low per credit tuition rate as our incoming J.D. students. For academic year 2015/16, the tuition rate is $1068 per credit hour. Total costs will vary based on the number of credits (12-36) and length (1-4 semesters) of your specific academic plan. For a total estimated cost of attendance specific to your academic goals, email LLM@mc.edu In addition, MC Law provides selective merit-based scholarships[RM1] for exceptional LL.M. applicants, as well as significantly discounted costs for candidates from international partnership institutions. Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the LL.M. Programs Office at LLM@mc.edu to learn more about available scholarship opportunities. Graduate Admission Application Checklist The LL.M. programs at MC Law offer students an unparalleled opportunity to sharpen their understanding of American law and hone their specialized interests through advanced study in American or non-American legal fields. Graduating candidates have gone on to pass the New York and other local bars, secure legal employment in the United States, and have successfully found international job placements in industry, finance, law firms and universities. MC Law provides tailored academic and career support at every stage of the degree to ensure candidates achieve their professional objectives. To apply to the LL.M. Programs, candidates must have either graduated with a JD from an ABA approved U.S. law school, earned a JD equivalent degree from a foreign law school, or be completing a degree from an international partner institution. Unlike many U.S. law schools, MC Law does not charge any application fee, which is part of our commitment to provide an affordable degree that may be achieved in an efficient time period. Applicants for all LL.M. programs must submit the following: Application Form (either through LSAC or LL.M.@mc.edu) Curriculum Vitae or Resume Personal Statement Transcripts English Language Skill Verification Letters of Recommendation (Optional) Seat Deposit English Language Skill Verification The applicant must be able to prove English language proficiency by on of the following: being a native born English speaker; a personal interview conducted by the Director of the Foreign LL.M. Program at MC Law; a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL (http://www.ets.org); a score of at least 95(5) on the iBT TOEFL; or a score of at least 6.0 (http://www.ielts.org) on the IELTS. Traditional Studies, American Legal Studies, and International and European Studies The Traditional, American Legal Studies, and International and European Studies LL.M. Programs are specifically designed for candidates educated outside the United States or with an interest in developing their knowledge of non-American legal systems. A significant number of the faculty have international legal expertise or include comparative elements in their teaching. Through access to the full JD curriculum, research and practical engagement, candidates have the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of the American legal system to pass the local or New York Bar while honing their specialized interests. MC Law offers competitive prices, one-to-one faculty mentorship, small class sizes, and administrative support at every stage of your studies; from help in securing housing and immigration status to preparing for the local or New York Bar to post-graduation work placement. Candidates are also offered a tremendous variety of extra-curricular activities, including career events, field trips, internships, visiting lectures and workshops, and regular social activities. In addition, candidates are eligible upon successful completion of the LL.M. degree to enter the JD program at unit requirement. [-]

Online Masters of Law (USC-LLM)

University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Online Full time 3 semesters September 2017 USA Los Angeles

Today’s most promising international students trained in law enroll in the USC online LL.M. program to learn the practical applications of the U.S. legal system. Upon graduation, these students can be viewed as incredibly valuable and highly resourceful legal experts in their home countries, specifically for multinational organizations, international law firms and foreign governments. [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. The USC online Master of Laws (LL.M.) is open to international law graduates with an LL.B. or equivalent degree. A J.D. degree alone does not satisfy the eligibility requirements for entry to the online LL.M. program. Offered through the renowned USC Gould School of Law and taught by prominent USC law faculty, the online LL.M. classes can be tailored to individual interests and career goals. Designed to meet the growing demand for U.S.-based legal study by international attorneys, judges, government officials, prosecutors, corporate legal counsel, bankers and recent law graduates, the in-demand USC online LL.M. program has earned the American Bar Association’s acquiescence. U.S. law has become the common ground for international business and is impacting the way we do business on a global scale. As the legal profession continues to evolve, no school is better positioned to provide the education for the next generation of legal professionals who will practice on a worldwide stage. Today’s most promising international students trained in law enroll in the USC online LL.M. program to learn the practical applications of the U.S. legal system. Upon graduation, these students can be viewed as incredibly valuable and highly resourceful legal experts in their home countries, specifically for multinational organizations, international law firms and foreign governments. The Career Advantages of a USC LL.M. Degree Earning a USC law degree is a powerful credential that you can use to your career advantage. USC’s law school has a reputation that’s known around the world. In fact, adding a USC Law credential to a resume can help make a great first impression, even before your interview, helping you get the job and salary you want. Other employment benefits that come with earning your LL.M. at USC: CA Bar Prep Preparation for the California Bar Exam Completing USC’s online LL.M. may help you to be eligible for the California Bar. In fact, nearly 70% of USC LL.M. students take the bar exam. Benefits of passing the exam could include significant prestige, salary increase and promotion. Career Support Access to USC Career Support As a USC student, you will receive support to assist your own career development. Your student support team provides resources, opportunities for individual counseling, networking and workshops. Trojan Network Become a Member of the Trojan Family Research suggests the average law school graduate will change jobs at least eight times over the course of a career. Being part of the expanding USC global Trojan Family Network, one that can help open doors all over the world, can be a real advantage. Curriculum Diversity in Law USC Gould School of Law attracts diverse students with different levels of experience; yet all have the unique opportunity to customize their curriculum according to their career goals. Programs of Study Master of Laws (LL.M.) Required Courses (3 credit hours) Course Credit Hours LAW 510 Legal Research 1 LAW 520 Introduction to the U.S. Legal System 2 Elective Courses (Choose 18 credit hours) Course Credit Hours LAW 505 Legal Profession 2 LAW 508 Constitutional Law 3 LAW 521 Topics in American Law 3 LAW 603 Business Organizations 4 LAW 632 Business for Lawyers 2 LAW 658 Mergers & Acquisitions 3 LAW 710 Contract Drafting & Strategy 2 LAW 749 Securities Regulation 3 Master of Laws (LL.M.) with California Bar Required Courses (15 credit hours) Course Credit Hours LAW 505 Legal Profession 2 LAW 508 Constitutional Law 3 LAW 510 Legal Research 1 LAW 520 Introduction to the U.S. Legal System 2 LAW 521 Topics in American Law 3 LAW 603 Business Organizations 4 Elective Courses (Choose 6 credit hours) Course Credit Hours LAW 632 Business for Lawyers 2 LAW 658 Mergers & Acquisitions 3 LAW 710 Contract Drafting & Strategy 2 LAW 749 Securities Regulation 3 Master of Laws (LL.M.) with Business Law Certificate Required Courses (17 credit hours) Course Credit Hours LAW 510 Legal Research 1 LAW 520 Introduction to the U.S. Legal System 2 LAW 603 Business Organizations 4 LAW 632 Business for Lawyers 2 LAW 658 Mergers & Acquisitions 3 LAW 710 Contract Drafting & Strategy 2 LAW 749 Securities Regulation 3 Elective Courses (Choose 4 credit hours) Course Credit Hours LAW 505 Legal Profession 2 LAW 508 Constitutional Law 3 LAW 521 Topics in American Law 3 Master of Laws (LL.M.) with California Bar & Business Law Certificate Required Courses (25 credit hours) Course Credit Hours LAW 505 Legal Profession 2 LAW 508 Constitutional Law 3 LAW 510 Legal Research 1 LAW 520 Introduction to the U.S. Legal System 2 LAW 521 Topics in American Law 3 LAW 603 Business Organizations 4 LAW 632 Business for Lawyers 2 LAW 658 Mergers & Acquisitions 3 LAW 710 Contract Drafting & Strategy 2 LAW 749 Securities Regulation 3 *Curriculum is subject to change. *Under the State Bar of California’s current guidelines, those with an online master’s degree from an ABA-approved law school may be deemed eligible to meet the academic qualifications required to sit for their bar exam. Our students will have the opportunity to take courses to meet the qualifications to sit for the California Bar exam Admissions Requirements International Students First law degree (LL.B.) or equivalent outside of the United States Official transcripts from all universities attended Personal statement 2 letters of recommendation TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable) TOEFL score: 100-IBT recommended Resume LSAT: Not required U.S. Students (Business Law Certificate only) JD degree or equivalent Official transcripts from all universities attended Personal statement 2 letters of recommendation Resume LSAT: Not required Apply Now: Applications are to be submitted entirely through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). When registering for an account and selecting a school, ensure that you select the USC Online LL.M. application. [-]

Law

International University Alliance
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Boston

The LL.M. (Master of Law) is a post-graduate program in law for lawyers who have completed their first law degree in another country. It is composed of 24 credits and is based entirely on coursework that runs one academic year – from August to May. It does not have subject specialties, and the courses taken by LL.M. students are determined on an individual basis. [+]

Law Established in 2001, the Law faculty is proud to be South Florida’s only public law school. Law Faculty’s is diverse and student body makes it an outstanding option for prospective students. The College of Law achieved provisional accreditation in 2003 and full accreditation in 2006 by the American Bar Association, both in the shortest possible times. In January 2009, it was also accredited by the American Association of Law Schools. Law College Curriculum: incorporates important developments in the globalization of both public and private law. The academic program takes a pervasive approach to international and comparative law, incorporating these perspectives into all domestic law classes, and includes a required introductory course and a rich array of upper level electives in international, transnational and comparative law. The curriculum further provides students with extensive, rigorous legal research and writing experiences, introduces other lawyering skills such as counseling and negotiation, and introduces the important professional values of civility and ethical practice. In Fall 2013, the Law College introduced the Academic Excellence Program (AEP) for the purpose of providing students with resources to help them succeed in law school, pass the Bar Examination, and develop strong practice skills. AEP reflects our commitment to our students’ success by aiming to teach our students explicitly what they need to do to maximize their performance. The Law Faculty: is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Faculty members are actively engaged in research in their respective areas of expertise. Law Students: seeks to graduate students who appreciate the lawyer’s professional and ethical obligations to serve the community. Law College will educate future lawyers who will understand the value – to the community and to them personally – of helping those in need. Students are required to satisfy a community service requirement, and participate in clinical legal work in which students represent clients who cannot afford legal representation. Faculty members model these values by participating in local, state, national and international professional service activities. LL.M. (Master of Law) The LL.M. (Master of Law) is a post-graduate program in law for lawyers who have completed their first law degree in another country. It is composed of 24 credits and is based entirely on coursework that runs one academic year – from August to May. It does not have subject specialties, and the courses taken by LL.M. students are determined on an individual basis. LL.M. is a residential program where students live in Miami, go to class with students from the United States, study in the library, and experience daily life on and off the campus. The LL.M. graduate has studied law in English in the United States and knows not only the content of United States law, but also the daily life and culture of the country from personal experience. Admissions Requirements: Must have completed your first law degree from another country Transcripts from foreign law degree English proficiency exam requirement: TOEFL – 590 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based) or IELTS – 7.0 Two letters of recommendation Resume or curriculum vitae Statement of purpose Interview by phone if requested Application available as of September 2016 Application deadline: May 15, 2017 Application fee: $30 Fact Sheet: English Fact Sheet: Español About the program: Duration: One academic year (August-May), beginning mid-August 2016. Credits required: 24 Required courses: Legal Skills & Values LL.M., U.S. Law I, and U.S. Law II Elective courses: chosen by student and faculty advisor [-]

LLM in International Business Law

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA Cleveland

Focus on U.S. business law as applied to international transactions. [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business Law is designed to give graduates of law schools outside the United States an opportunity to study U.S. business law as applied to international transactions. The program prepares students for positions in international law firms, in-house legal departments of multinational corporations, government posts and other for-profit and non-profit organizations doing business internationally. The one-year program requires full-time attendance and 24 hours of course credits. Required Courses: U.S. Contract Law for LL.M. (3) Business Associations (4) U.S. Legal Writing (2) U.S. Scholarly Legal Writing (1) Foreign Graduate Seminar (1, fall) + (1, spring) During the Foreign Graduate Seminar, students working toward the specialized LL.M. degree in International Business Law must receive a grade of H on the research paper, required in the second semester, on an international business law topic. Students who receive a grade of S on the research paper receive an LL.M. in U.S. and Global Legal Studies and a certificate in International Business Law. Elective Courses: In addition to the required classes above, students pursuing the LL.M. in International Business Law must complete an additional 12 credits from the list of elective classes below. Students must choose one elective from Group I; other electives may be from either Group I or Group II ELECTIVES GROUP I: International Business Transactions (3) Mergers & Acquisitions (3) International Trade Law & Policy (3) ELECTIVES GROUP II: Alternative Dispute Resolution (2) Antitrust Law (3) Bankruptcy Law (3) Conflict of Laws (2) Contemporary Issues in International & Comparative Law (1) Corporate Finance (3) Corporate Real Estate Transactions (2) Debtor-Creditor Law (3) Doing Business in the U.S. (3) E-Payment Systems (1) Employment Law (3) Federal Income Tax (4) Federal Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders (3) Financial Integrity of Emerging Markets Lab (3) Financial Institutions, Regulations of Policy and Practice (3) Global Corporate Governance Lab (3) Immigration Law I (2) Immigration Law II: Business Immigration (1) Insurance (3) Intellectual Property Survey (2) Intellectual Property from a Business & Strategic Planning Perspective (1) International Arbitration (1) International Environmental Law (3) International Issues in Intellectual Property Seminar (3) International Law (2) International Real Estate Transactions (2) International Tax (3) International Trade & Development (3) Labor and Employment Law Issues in the Global Economy (3) Professional Responsibility (2) or (3) Property (4) Sales (3) Securities Regulation (3) Torts (4) NOTE: Course offerings may change from year to year and other international business elective courses may qualify for the LL.M. in International Business Law at the discretion of the Director of Foreign Graduate Legal Studies. Eligibility Candidates must have a foreign university level degree in law and a TOEFL score of 90 or IELTS of 6.5. Candidates whose TOEFL or IELTS scores do not meet the criteria, but otherwise have excellent academic and professional credentials, may be granted conditional admission with additional English language study, at ELS Cleveland located on the CWRU campus and/or completion of our Summer Language and Law Institute. Candidates with a foreign or U.S. first degree in business and business experience are also welcome to apply. [-]