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.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Part-time Professional LLM in Labour Relations and Employment Law

OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University
Campus Part time 2 years August 2018 Canada Toronto

The Professional LLM in Labour Relations and Employment Law gives students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the theory, policies, and principles that underlie labour and employment law. Students will develop the skills to consider, at an advanced level, the social, economic and political forces shaping this dynamic field today. [+]

Program Overview

Osgoode's two-year, part-time Professional LLM in Labour Relations and Employment Law gives students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the theory, policies, and principles that underlie labour and employment law. Students will develop the skills to consider, at an advanced level, the social, economic and political forces shaping this dynamic field today.

Who is the Specialization for?

Law graduates with legal work experience in the labour and employment field.

Professionals without a law degree who have excellent academic credentials and significant and senior-related professional experience.

Specialization Structure

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals located across Canada and abroad, Labour Relations and Employment Law courses are available via video conferencing and are structured as either weekly evening sessions or 3-day intensives. The Labour Relations and Employment Law specialization is a cohort-based specialization where courses progressively build upon one another. New students are only accepted into the specialization once every three years – the next specialization start is Fall 2018. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through coursework or through a combination of coursework and a Major Research Paper.... [-]


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.... [-]


LLM in Corporate Law and Finance

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

The WMU-Cooley Law Graduate Program in Corporate Law and Finance provides students with an opportunity to solve challenging, real-world business problems with guidance from our faculty of actively practicing litigation and transactional business law professionals. [+]

Master of Laws: Corporate Law & Finance

Corporate Law & Finance overview

The WMU-Cooley Law Graduate Program in Corporate Law and Finance provides students with an opportunity to solve challenging, real-world business problems with guidance from our faculty of actively practicing litigation and transactional business law professionals. We provide classroom access to legal experts who not only understand the challenges confronting their business clients in today’s economy but also offer constructive and practical advice regarding the efficient delivery of legal services to both in the house and private practice clients. Our curriculum emphasizes the financial aspects of corporate practice, filling a gap that is often identified by employers as missing in today’s pool of future leaders. This program prepares students and lawyers to become more accomplished practitioners in the dynamic corporate arena, by providing a basic foundation in corporate law as well as a competency in the broader legal issues that impact a business.... [-]


LLM International Business and Trade Law

Fordham University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New York

This program prepares students to meet the challenges of an increasingly global economy by giving them the knowledge and training needed to handle complex transnational transactions that define the current legal and business environment. [+]

This program prepares students to meet the challenges of an increasingly global economy by giving them the knowledge and training needed to handle complex transnational transactions that define the current legal and business environment.

This program includes core courses in European Union Law, International Law, International Business Transactions, and International Trade Regulation, as well as a range of elective courses in such subjects as Admiralty and International Maritime Law, U.S. Contract Law, International Arbitration, and Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions. Students may also choose courses from an evolving curriculum that reflects current global economic power players with courses such as Islamic Finance and Estate Planning and China and International Law.... [-]


LLM in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

Fordham University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New York

This unique program combines the classic study of intellectual property rights with the rapidly emerging field of information technology law. [+]

This unique program combines the classic study of intellectual property rights with the rapidly emerging field of information technology law. Students study fundamental and advanced intellectual property rights issues in copyright, patent, and trademark law and also learn about issues that lie at the heart of today’s digital information society, such as cybercrime, e-commerce, information privacy law, and Internet law. Core courses include Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Law, Internet Regulation, Mass Media Law, Patent Law, and Trademark Law. Students also choose from more advanced and specialized courses in the fields of information technology and intellectual property law.

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LLM in Fashion Law

Fordham University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New York

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

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

You’ll explore what we’ve defined as the four pillars of fashion law:

intellectual property business and finance, including areas such as investment, employment law, and real estate international trade and government regulation, including sustainability, privacy, and issues related to wearable technology consumer culture and civil rights

You’ll also gain direct access to events and networking opportunities available through the nonprofit Fashion Law Institute. Established with the assistance of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, it’s the world’s first center dedicated to the law and business of fashion—and it’s based at Fordham Law.... [-]


LLM in Corporate Compliance

Fordham University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 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 Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law

Fordham University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New York

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

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

In this program, students enroll in core courses including Corporations, International Banking Law, Banking Law, or Financial Institutions and choose from a broad array of additional courses in corporate, banking, and finance law and related topics. Through these courses, students explore such areas as bankruptcy, corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate tax, cross-border insolvency, mergers and acquisitions, and securities regulation and enforcement.... [-]


LLM in International Business Law

OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 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 Intellectual Property Law

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Chicago + 1 more

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

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


LLM in International Business & Trade Law

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 semesters September 2018 USA Chicago + 1 more

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

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


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

American University Washington College of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 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.

LL.M. Program Features

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LLM in International Business Law

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Cleveland

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

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) ... [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 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. Business Law Concentration

University of Oregon School of Law
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2018 USA Eugene

The Oregon LL.M. program is a full-time program and requires at least two semesters of study. [+]

LL.M. Program Duration

The Oregon LL.M. program is a full-time program and requires at least two semesters of study.

LL.M. Course Requirements

Students who elect the Business Law concentration must complete at least 24-semester credits of required and elective courses as follows:

Required Courses (if a student has taken the same or substantially similar J.D. course, an approved substitute course will be required):

Business Associations Federal Income Tax I Contracts (for students who do not hold a J.D.) Secured Transactions

At least one of the following courses:

Intellectual Property Survey IP Licensing Copyrights Sales or Sales Survey Trademark Law International Business Transactions Patent Law Accounting for Lawyers ... [-]