Master of Laws in Business Law Studies in North America

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An LLM or Master of Laws degree is an academic degree, often sought by students with undergraduate law degrees who are looking to educate themselves more thoroughly in one specific area of law study. LLM programs are research-oriented and typically last for one year.

Business law studies can also be referred to as commercial law. Because its foundation is based on the accountabilities, responsibilities and legal rights of businesses, it helps to ensure that the marketplace is fair for all parties involved.

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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LL.M. Specializations for International Legal Practitioners (Focus on Technology and Global Intellectual Property Issues)

Southwestern Law School
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Los Angeles

Southwestern Law School invites inquiries from foreign law firms and individual international practitioners in the fields of technology, entertainment, and intellectual property, for specialized training proposals leading to the award of the LL.M. [+]

Southwestern Law School invites inquiries from foreign law firms and individual international practitioners in the fields of technology, entertainment, and intellectual property, for specialized training proposals leading to the award of the LL.M.

In an age-accelerated information and communication, the practice of law is becoming increasingly global. Southwestern Law School, located in the most culturally diverse city in the U.S., and a hub of entertainment and technology industries, offers individualized expertise and domain-specific knowledge in these and other areas. Beyond core courses in intellectual property and contract law, Southwestern offers the largest number of electives in entertainment and technology law, allowing for customized specializations for global practitioners. What will be the impact of re-negotiated international trade deals between the US and its neighbors? Who are the winners and losers in the U.S. net neutrality debate? How will the EU's Data Privacy Law impact innovation and competition? What is China's evolving position on trade secrets? How does Hollywood interact with international film industries in China, India, Nigeria, (and most recently Saudi Arabia)? In a world where the questions change as quickly as the answers, Southwestern trains its students to master fundamental legal concepts as well as industry-specific business practices, providing them the relevant context and skills to navigate emerging needs of their employers and clients.... [-]


LL.M. in Law and Technology

The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months September 2019 USA Washington + 1 more

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty, plan a course of study in one of the following concentrations: Law and Technology, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. [+]

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty, plan a course of study in one of the following concentrations: Law and Technology, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. Foreign LL.M. students have the option to pursue a curriculum that helps prepare them for a U.S. bar examination while acquiring a broad understanding of the U.S. common law system. Through the law school's extensive curricular offerings, LL.M. candidates enhance their knowledge for practice by acquiring significant expertise in the area of specialization they have selected, as well as honing their skills in U.S. legal research, analysis, and legal writing.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM) - Entertainment & New Media Law Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Los Angeles

In addition, Loyola's Fashion Law Project offers unique symposia, rare industry networking opportunities and a cache of fashion business courses. Also, classes like Introduction to Negotiations and Right of Publicity prepare students for important sports management issues. [+]

Loyola Law School has been ranked 6th in Entertainment Law by The Hollywood Reporter, the leading magazine on the entertainment business. The LLM Specialization in Entertainment Law takes advantage of Loyola’s prime location in downtown LA (a media and fashion capital) and offers students a broad spectrum of courses, taught by leading faculty and practitioners in this field.

In addition, Loyola's Fashion Law Project offers unique symposia, rare industry networking opportunities and a cache of fashion business courses. Also, classes like Introduction to Negotiations and Right of Publicity prepare students for important sports management issues. Power agents and team executives regularly lecture. Finally, students can navigate the evolving electronic frontier with professors who teach classes like Digital Media & the Law, and Technology & Privacy.... [-]


LLM in International Commercial Arbitration

Pepperdine University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Malibu

The LLM in International Commercial Arbitration is designed to combine a robust academic foundation, a capstone practice experience in which every student will gain experience in a mock international arbitration setting, methodical examination and practice of the negotiation and mediation processes, and enough electives for students to be able to take electives to sit for the New York or California bar exam. [+]

The LLM in International Commercial Arbitration is designed to combine a robust academic foundation, a capstone practice experience in which every student will gain experience in a mock international arbitration setting, methodical examination and practice of the negotiation and mediation processes, and enough electives for students to be able to take electives to sit for the New York or California bar exam.

Why Get an LLM from Pepperdine? Qualify for the NY or CA Bar While Focusing in ADR

With the increased use of dispute resolution, more international attorneys and judges are choosing to specialize in negotiation, mediation or arbitration while meeting the requirements to sit for the California or New York Bar exam... [-]


LL.M. in Entertainment, Art & Sports Law

University of Miami School of Law
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Tampa

Available only at The University of Miami School of Law, and taught by prominent faculty and practicing attorneys, students study this combined graduate degree to focus on areas of law that in today’s world are expanding, converging and at times, intersecting. Hands-on, practical learning teaches students how to negotiate and draft transactional agreements within the specific entertainment, arts, and sports industries. [+]

The EASL LLM Difference: All-Encompassing Preparation + Focused Track of Study Available only at The University of Miami School of Law, and taught by prominent faculty and practicing attorneys, students study this combined graduate degree to focus on areas of law that in today’s world are expanding, converging and at times, intersecting.

Hands-on, practical learning teaches students how to negotiate and draft transactional agreements within the specific entertainment, arts, and sports industries. They gain skills of high value which can provide the tipping point for attorneys contending for jobs in very competitive areas.

Students get a wide-range of skills in the interconnecting areas of entertainment, arts and sports law while honing their specific area of interest with a choice of three specializations: the entertainment law track, the sports law track, and the art law track.... [-]


LLM in Comparative Law

University of San Diego School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2019 USA San Diego + 1 more

The LLM in  Comparative Law program is designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States.  Candidates for the LLM in  Comparative  Law are enrolled in two required courses,  Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Writing and Research. Other courses are electives and may be taken in any area of law. Students have the option of pursuing a Concentration in one of six popular areas of law. [+]

LLM in Comparative Law

Program Description

The LLM in Comparative Law program is specifically designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States.

Candidates for the LLM in Comparative Law are enrolled in two required courses, Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Writing and Research. Except for these two required courses, candidates in the Comparative Law program choose their courses from the same curriculum as JD students and other LLM students.

Students whose native language is not English are also eligible to receive extra time on examinations and the use of a translating dictionary, provided they submit a TOEFL/IELTS score at the time of admission.... [-]


LL.M in Commerce & Technology

UNH School of Law
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 USA Concord

New challenges are created by the growth of electronic commerce, new products and services, and the growing proliferation of cybercrime every day. Our strong IP foundation has allowed us to extend our reach into a commerce and technology concentration. [+]

New challenges are created by the growth of electronic commerce, new products and services, and the growing proliferation of cybercrime every day. Our strong IP foundation has allowed us to extend our reach into a commerce and technology concentration.

Supported by UNH Law's strong IP foundation, the Commerce and Technology program is built at the intersection of business and law to tackle evolving legal issues facing new business and e-commerce in the global information age economy.

Expert faculty tailor courses to current events and developments, and the program offers flexibility to match the career objectives of each individual student. Course work addresses rapidly-developing areas of the law, such as cybercrime and consumers’ private information.... [-]


LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Cleveland

Focus on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. [+]

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law is designed to provide graduates of foreign law schools with a deep understanding of the doctrine and policy of United States intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Intellectual property has become a focus in the global marketplace and information economy, presenting some of the most important and complex issues facing legal systems, as well as the business, entertainment and technology communities.

The one-year program requires full-time attendance and 24 hours of course credits.

Required Courses U.S. Contract Law for LL.M. (3) Patent Law (3) or Intellectual Property Survey (2) Copyright Law (3) or International Intellectual Property Law (3) Trademark Law (3) or International Intellectual Property Law (3) U.S. Legal Writing (2) U.S. Scholarly Legal Writing (1) Foreign Graduate Seminar (1, fall) + (1, spring) ... [-]

LL.M. in Six Specialties

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Campus Full time Part time August 2019 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. [+]

Practical Work Experiences at a Fraction of the Cost

Are you looking for an exciting and first-rate educational experience? Make IU McKinney the next stop on your path to a fulfilling legal career. Ranked by the International Jurist in three competitive LL.M. categories (Best Academics, Best Law Student Experience, and Best Value Law School), IU McKinney

represents the best of what an American LL.M. can offer. Here's what some of our current students and alumni have to say:

Our downtown location–in the heart of state government and business - enhances everything about the student experience and is the driving reason behind our student academic and employment success. As the only law school in the capital city, our students benefit from over 350 externship/internship opportunities each semester ranging from federal and state governmental posts to large and niche law firm and corporate posts.... [-]


Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property

American University Washington College of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 USA Washington + 1 more

American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) offers a unique Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property (IP Law) through one of the world’s leading centers for the study of intellectual property and information law. Applications are now being accepted for Information Justice Fellowships – a merit scholarship, internship and mentoring program for outstanding candidates. [+]

American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) offers a unique Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property through one of the world’s leading centers for the study of intellectual property and information law. Applications are now being accepted for Information Justice Fellowships – a merit scholarship, internship and mentoring program for outstanding candidates.

Outstanding applicants may qualify for the Information Justice Fellowship, which includes tuition support for up to half of the required credits, as well as mentoring and the opportunity to organize an event relevant to one's area of specialization.

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Online LLM / Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Albany Law School
Campus Full time Part time 3 weeks September 2019 USA Albany + 1 more

The LL.M. program offers several different study options. Candidates may specialize in government administration and regulation, health law, intellectual property law, or international law, or may design a course of study other than those specialized programs. The school offers an LLM in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law, offered completely online, allowing international students to take the courses from home. [+]

The LL.M. program offers several different study options. Candidates may specialize in government administration and regulation, health law, intellectual property law, or international law, or may design a course of study other than those specialized programs.

Candidates can take the fully-online Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law LLM from anywhere in the world.

LL.M. candidates are required to earn 24 credits in approved courses. Students are strongly encouraged to earn academic credits, up to a limit of six, by engaging in faculty-supervised research and writing projects. A minimum GPA of 2.0, current and cumulative, is required.

Students are expected to complete their degrees within three years and to be continuously enrolled (full- or part-time) during fall and spring semesters until all degree requirements are met.... [-]


LLM in International Business Law

OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 Canada Toronto

This one-year, full-time specialization is designed to give lawyers and professionals from around the world advanced training in international business law. [+]

Program Overview

This one-year, full-time specialization is designed to give lawyers and professionals from around the world advanced training in international business law. The award-winning faculty teaches the latest developments in international trade law, international finance, international business transactions, taxation of cross-border transactions and other related topics. The specialization provides students with knowledge in critical, core international business law courses while allowing you the opportunity to pursue your academic interests through electives.

Who is this Specialization for?

Law graduates, preferably with legal practice experience, related work experience or a demonstrated interest in international business law.... [-]


LLM in Corporate Compliance

Fordham University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA New York

Fordham Law’s LLM in Corporate Compliance—the first of its kind in the country—introduces students to a rapidly emerging field that is often global in scope. This unique program prepares candidates to respond effectively to new and complex regulatory demands. [+]

Fordham Law’s LLM in Corporate Compliance — the first of its kind in the country—introduces students to a rapidly emerging field that is often global in scope. This unique program prepares candidates to respond effectively to new and complex regulatory demands. Students will explore the role of in-house counsel, the corporate compliance office, and the elements of compliance, including risk assessment, attorney-client privilege, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, global codes of conduct, crisis management, deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements, and corporate social responsibility. Students will learn the basic regulatory framework, especially in the banking and financial regulatory industries, and will be trained in the skills that are essential for any compliance professional.... [-]


LLM in Global Law and Technology

Suffolk University Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 USA Boston + 1 more

Suffolk Law's LL.M. in Global Law and Technology will help you meet these challenges and prepare for the future practice of law. [+]

Breakthroughs in science, technology, and communication have resulted in legal challenges never before faced -- challenges of global proportions for tomorrow's leaders. Suffolk Law's LL.M. in Global Law and Technology will help you meet these challenges and prepare for the future practice of law.

Created in 2002, Suffolk's Global Law and Technology program was the first of its kind in the United States: an LL.M. combining different specializations into one program. You can choose to specialize in one of the four areas below, or select from a wide range of courses to choose your own professional program:

Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Biotechnology and Health Law International Law and Business U.S. Law and Legal Methods ... [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property

Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School
Online Campus Full time Part time January 2019 USA Lansing + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]