Law Degrees in Germany

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Germany, as a prominent, powerful, and central country in Europe, is an ideal location for many students pursuing an advanced law degree. An LLM in Germany is a great opportunity to explore this beautiful country while pursuing education and career advancement. Students obtaining an LLM in Germany can enjoy the mountains, castles, charming villages, vibrant cities, outdoor activities, arts, and culture.

There are several opportunities and specialization areas for earning an LLM in Germany. Students can focus on sectors of law such as finance, business, economics, European law, taxation, and international law, among others. To earn an LLM in Germany, it generally takes a minimum of one year of full-time study, and there are also options for part-time study for those who require more flexibility in scheduling. Students earning their advanced law degree in Germany will gain expertise in a specific area of interest to allow them to advance their career in Germany, Europe, or globally.

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Master International Maritime Law and Logistics

Kühne Logistics University - KLU
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Hamburg

This degree will qualify you to master groundbreaking logistics challenges and legal issues. Learn to navigate through the new laws that govern the sea and maritime operations. They are designed to protect the environment and maintain human rights in the societies and communities involved. Acquire experience in analyzing the legal issues that arise at sea and along the world’s coastlines. Find out how to organize logistics operations based on your knowledge of the legal issues. You will have the skill set necessary for assessing the financial implications of legal decisions in logistics. And you will experience how this fast-paced field has become a building [+]

Check out this brand new Master of Science, that the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta will start again in October 2017 in cooperation with Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg!

This degree will qualify you to master groundbreaking logistics challenges and legal issues. Learn to navigate through the new laws that govern the sea and maritime operations. They are designed to protect the environment and maintain human rights in the societies and communities involved. Acquire experience in analyzing the legal issues that arise at sea and along the world’s coastlines. Find out how to organize logistics operations based on your knowledge of the legal issues. You will have the skill set necessary for assessing the financial implications of legal decisions in logistics. And you will experience how this fast-paced field has become a building block of modern society.... [-]


LLM in European and Transnational IP and IT Law

Faculty of Law - University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Germany Göttingen

The LL.M. in European and Transnational Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (LIPIT) is a postgraduate program directed at providing the in-depth understanding of legal issues arising from the creation and use of literary or artistic works, mechanical or scientific inventions, digital information, and other intangible assets. [+]

Key points Degree: Master of Laws (LL.M.) Specialization: European and Transnational Law of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Language of instruction: English Duration: 1 year (1 October to 30 September) Workload: 60 ECTS credits Admission requirements: bachelor's degree plus 1 year of professional experience Tuition fee: 7,800 euros; early applicants 7,200 euros Scholarships: full and partial tuition waivers Application deadline: 30 June Maximum number of participants: 30 Program website: www.uni-goettingen.de/lipit Contact: lipit@uni-goettingen.de Overview The LL.M. in European and Transnational Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (LIPIT) is a postgraduate program directed at providing the in-depth understanding of legal issues arising from the creation and use of literary or artistic works, mechanical or scientific inventions, digital information, and other intangible assets. It covers a wide variety of subjects, including copyright, patents, trademarks, telecommunications, electronic commerce, information security, and data protection. Because it is more and more common for transactions with intellectual property and information technology products to transcend national boundaries, this LL.M. Program is conceived as distinctly international and comparative in nature. Solutions from various legal systems are often presented when examining modern problems of the IP and IT law, and cases spreading over two or more countries are regularly discussed and analyzed. One consequence of such an approach is that this Program is suitable for lawyers and other professionals from different countries, rather than being limited to one particular jurisdiction. Besides the Program's international character, strong emphasis is placed on establishing the direct link to practice. Many classes are taught... [-]

LLM Labour Law and Employment Relations

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Germany Stuttgart

The LLM Labour Law and Employment Relations integrates the study of labour law with related areas such as employment relations, labour market and social policy, from an international and European perspective. This program’s approach will provide you with the skill-set modern professionals in employment relations need, with the opportunity to distinguish yourself in a highly competitive market. [+]

Law Degrees in Germany 2017. Master Labour Law and Employment Relations The LLM Labour Law and Employment Relations integrates the study of labour law with related areas such as employment relations, labour market and social policy, from an international and European perspective. This program’s approach will provide you with the skill-set modern professionals in employment relations need, with the opportunity to distinguish yourself in a highly competitive market. Cope with international and comparative labor issues from a variety of perspectives The growing importance and number of multi-national enterprises as well as an increase in international employability call for a new type of specialist that is able to cope with international and comparative labor issues from a variety of perspectives. This is particularly true for the European Union’s internal market in which complex legal and policy relations arise. Why the Master in Labour Law and Employment Relations in Tilburg? Gain interdisciplinary and international knowledge and skills. Combine courses in the field of International Labour Law with courses in the fields of Social Policy, Labour Market and Human Resources Studies.. Learn to understand and analyze evolving employment relationships and contemporary organizational dynamics in internationalizing labour markets. Develop a thorough understanding of the individual and collective labour law systems governing the different markets. Apply the theory in real-world practice. An internship is part of the curriculum. Labour Law and Employment Relations in short Language English Start End of August and end of January Duration One Year (12 Months) Title Master in Laws (LLM)... [-]

LLM European Union Law

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Germany Stuttgart

The master's program in European Union Law deals with the interplay between national and European Union law - focusing on the manifold ways in which the laws emanating from the European Union and other European organizations are influencing the legal developments within national states. [+]

LLM European Union Law The master's program in European Union Law deals with the interplay between national and European Union law - focusing on the manifold ways in which the laws emanating from the European Union and other European organizations are influencing the legal developments within national states. A short introduction to the master's program European Union Law The European Union, with its supranational powers, is interacting directly with the legal systems of its Member States in substantive as well as procedural matters; also playing an increasing role at the international level, creating obligations for its Member States. These developments are creating exciting opportunities as well as challenges - and a growing demand for professionals with the qualifications to address them. Why the master European Union Law in Tilburg? Explore the constitutional, institutional and economic foundations of EU law. The European Union Law track explores the constitutional, institutional and economic foundations of EU law, preparing students for a wide range of careers. EU Law trumps national law. It penetrates all legal disciplines, from administrative law to labor and criminal law: no field of law is unaffected by EU law. Specialize in one of the two sub-tracks: EU Economic and Competition Law and The EU in a Global Legal Context. Situated between two of Europe's most important legal and political centers Tilburg Law School is conveniently situated right between two of Europe's most important legal and political centers, making it the ideal place to study European Union Law. Brussels is the... [-]

Master of Laws - Competition & Regulation (LL.M.)

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time 3 semesters April 2017 Germany Lüneburg

The professional Master’s program Competition & Regulation LL.M. is located in two growing and major legal fields, regulation and competition law. Students also learn about the economic aspects of the legal fields which are becoming increasingly significant after the introduction of the “more economic approach” in legal theory. [+]

Law Degrees in Germany 2017. The professional Master’s program Competition & Regulation LL.M. is located in two growing and major legal fields, regulation and competition law. Students also learn about the economic aspects of the legal fields which are becoming increasingly significant after the introduction of the “more economic approach” in legal theory. The new continuing-education Master's program resulting in an LL.M. in Competition & Regulation is intended for jurists, lawyer trainees, assessors and attorneys interested in further qualifications in the areas of competition and regulation law. Those successfully completing the Master's program have an opportunity to continue on to the doctoral degree. A pioneering qualification in the law of competition The goal of the program is to acquire substantive skills through exposure to the contents of the law of competition and regulation in harmony with the economic aspects involved in these fields. As a graduate with an LL.M. in Competition and Regulation, you have in-depth knowledge in the law of competition and regulation you have a basic command of the function of markets you have the ability to analyze the opportunities and limits of state interventions in markets, and you are ideally prepared for the application of economic questions within the framework of the law of competition and regulation. NEW STUDY FORMAT The study program Competition & Regulation LL.M. will be modified starting in the winter semester 2016/2017. The number of classroom sessions will be reduced and there will be only 3 intensive study phases of 5-8 days. These... [-]

LLM - Master of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt (Oder) + 1 more

The Master’s program prepares graduates for taking up career opportunities in policy making, international, public and governmental service, public and private legal practice, work for non-governmental organisations, and academic teaching and research. [+]

This postgraduate program provides advanced study of the international protection of fundamental human rights. The curriculum integrates general human rights protection in times of peace and war with the special protection of basic rights in situations of armed conflict (under international humanitarian law). Such an approach is especially important as the boundary between war and peace becomes increasingly blurred. Such a blurring of the boundary is the result from many different circumstances including: the rise of terrorism, the diversity in its cause and nature and wide scope of possible reactions to it; the often unclear boundary between situations of civil war, external aggression, guerrilla action and even domestic policing; the reliance on both official (Security Council-sanctioned) and unofficial (sometimes invited) peace-keeping forces in a broad range of conflict situations. Confusion in drawing a clear line may even emerge from humanitarian military intervention in the name of the defence of human rights itself. Responses to various forms of civil unrest (often itself provoked by alleged breaches of human rights) or states of emergency (whether of political or natural origin) including, for example, the establishment of a state of martial law, or merely reliance upon domestic or even foreign military forces to assert control or provide assistance expands the range of situations which are difficult to categorise. Beyond this, national intelligence services may conduct operations (whether at home or abroad) with (quasi-)military character but which formally, not invoke the regulatory framework of humanitarian law. Reliance on mercenary forces and other forms of... [-]

Master in European and International Energy Law

TU-Campus EUREF
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Germany Berlin

For the fourth year now Technische Universität Berlin offers the advanced Master of Business Law European and International Energy Law on the EUREF Campus in the centre of Berlin. The course offers lawyers, legal practitioners and economists an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in the field of international and European energy law. [+]

Law Degrees in Germany 2017. Introduction Germany is home to the largest energy sector in Europe and a forerunner in renewable energy deployment. Where else would you study energy law than in Germany’s capital? For the fourth year now Technische Universität Berlin offers the advanced Master of Business Law European and International Energy Law on the EUREF Campus in the centre of Berlin. The course offers lawyers, legal practitioners and economists an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in the field of international and European energy law. Students will become acquainted with the technical and economic foundations of energy markets as well as all areas of law relevant for the value chains in the electricity and gas sector. The curriculum covers competition law, regulatory law and economic fundamentals inter alia. Lecturers come from the international community (Germany, USA, UK, Russia, Switzerland, Belgium) and cover expertise in all relevant areas of energy regulation such as universities, European and national authorities (European Commission and National Regulatory Authority), international and national energy companies, major law firms, and courts. The course is supported by the Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law Berlin (enreg.eu). The academic director is Professor Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen Säcker, editor and author of leading publications in the field of energy law. He is editor and co-author of the large-scale academic work Berlin Commentary on Energy Law (“Berliner Kommentar zum Energierecht”), which encompasses 4 volumes and more than 12.000 pages. Course Structure The Master programme is taught... [-]

LL.M. in Law

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Kiel

Taught in the heart of Europe, this programme is designed to prepare students for an international legal career through a unique combination of knowledge transfer, interdisciplinary research and practice in legal clinics, across the traditional boundaries of legal education in public and private law or global, European and domestic law. [+]

Our students participate in a pioneering problem-oriented programme that defies traditional boundaries within the legal discipline. As a student you’ll explore a law in context approach in course modules on multi-level governance, on sustainable development and human rights, on business and on private autonomy. You’ll have to think critically on the contemporary relevance of law to global societal challenges. This LL.M. in Law offers you the opportunity to meet with faculty members up close and become part of a community that acquires knowledge through intercultural dialogue. The programme aims to develop your research skills through skills training and through exchanges with our (first class) module-supporting research groups. You’ll be encouraged to write a thesis that can be published in an international journal. Our students enjoy the legal clinic that provides unique opportunities to work on projects together with practitioners. You will be able to make use of the opportunities that studying at the heart of Europe offers to link up with European and international organizations. The programme offers you to take one semester abroad at one of the excellent universities across the globe UAntwerp has a partnerships with. [-]

Master Governance and Human Rights

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Berlin Lüneburg + 1 more

The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. Students learn to use good governance principles to protect human rights. The program primarily uses e-learning tools and is also designed for professional students. [+]

Law Degrees in Germany 2017. The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. In seven modules, the students will learn to analyze and understand legal and political theories of governance and international and regional human rights regimes and how they are interrelated. The students and scholars of the Master of Governance and Human Rights will design, plan, organize, and realize their own project addressing a practical challenge related to the field of governance and human rights. As the program is designed for students from all over the world, it primarily takes place on the internet using online learning tools. There are three mandatory classroom session lasting two weeks each (at the start of the program, after one year and in the end after two years) which take place in Berlin and Lüneburg. You will learn from practitioners from Amnesty International, Transparency International and other organisations about practical skills needed to establish and protect human rights. In addition to that, you will learn about mechanisms of human rights defence and implementing good governance principles by renown scholars and professionals working for the International Criminal Court, the European Union, Yale University or the University of Cambridge. [-]

Master Public Economics, Law & Politics

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Lüneburg + 1 more

The effectiveness and legitimacy of modern states is largely determined by the complex interaction of politics, law, and business and economics. Lately, in particular, these interactions have been affected. [+]

The effectiveness and legitimacy of modern states is largely determined by the complex interaction of politics, law, and business and economics. Lately, in particular, these interactions have been affected by dynamic transformation processes resulting from globalization and internationalization trends. This has led to the formation of modified statehood forms and new patterns of relationships between state, society and the economy. The Master's degree in Political Science – Public Economics, Law and Politics applies a theoretical and methodological, as well as problem-oriented and integrated, political analysis of these dynamic interactions. CONTENT AND RATIONALE Studies in political science at Leuphana Graduate School combine disciplines, which traditionally deal with the relationship of state, society, and business and economics. Questions, issues and approaches to solutions resulting from these intricately interwoven relationships are analyzed and treated from the joined perspectives of political science, economics and law. The focus is placed on the causes, background, as well as social and economic effects and consequences, of government action. Thus, the course aims at achieving a comprehensive reflection on the relationship between politics, law and economics by applying the tools provided by political science as a discipline, reinforced by interdisciplinary observations. This course of study is part of the scholarship program Public Policy and Good Governance of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Every year, DAAD selects around ten scholarship holders from Central and South American, African and Asian countries to come and study at Leuphana Graduate School. They enhance the experience of studying on this program by... [-]

International Economic Law (LL.M.)

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Lüneburg

The two-year dual degree study programme focuses on international economic law and has been jointly developed by the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Leuphana [+]

Law Degrees in Germany 2017. The two-year dual degree study programme focuses on international economic law and has been jointly developed by the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Leuphana University of Lüneburg. BACKGROUND AND AIMS Integrating public and private economic law, the programme brings together two areas of law that are often covered independently in legal literature as well as in teaching. This division will be overcome within the framework of this programme to provide students with a holistic approach on international economic law that characterises this area of law in practice. The programme aims to deliver a broad, scientific and profound engagement with the players and structures of international economic law (first study year in Lüneburg) and, as well as to facilitate an additional specialisation in one of the core subjects of international economic law such as Corporate & Financial Law, International Commercial Law, International Competition Law & Policy or Intellectual Property & the Digital Economy (second study year in Glasgow). The blend of compulsory modules and electives therefore constitutes a unique feature of the programme enabling students to aquire in-depth knowledge in the various fields of international economic law basic command of the functions of international markets and relations the ability to analyse the opportunities and limits of global relationships and international regulations concerning international economic aspects ideal preparation for the application of economic issues within the global framework. On successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International... [-]

LL.M. German Law for foreign graduates

University of Passau
Campus Full time 2 - 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Passau

The Master's degree in German Law for foreign graduates is a research-focused degree that imparts professional legal expertise and allows you to develop your legal skills. [+]

This master's degree in German Law for foreign graduates is a research-focused degree that imparts professional legal expertise and allows you to develop your legal skills. Unlike most other disciplines, laws are unique to the societies that brought them forth, and therefore vary significantly from country to country. There is a steadily growing demand for legal practitioners with in-depth knowledge of the German legal system. Building on a previous law degree earned abroad, this degree programme gives you essential skills and specific expertise in German law, while placing special emphasis on research. The Scientific Methods module enables you to leverage your methodological and systematic competences developed over the course of the degree programme when conducting independent research – skills you will apply when writing your master's thesis, which forms part of the programme. Language requirements As this degree programme is fully German-taught, you need to be proficient in German to apply (at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, as evidenced by DSH-1 or an equivalent language certificate). If you need to learn or perfect your German first, you may be interested in the University's preparatory German language offering, German Courses Passau. Features - The Faculty of Law of the University of Passau has an excellent reputation in Germany and regularly achieves top results in the various university rankings - A multicultural environment owing to the international orientation of the University and the Faculty of Law in particular - German Courses Passau offers German language courses... [-]

LL.M. Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center MIPLC
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Munich

The MIPLC provides a truly international and interdisciplinary experience, thanks to its four partners, international faculty, and students from all over the world. [+]

Law Degrees in Germany 2017. Why Study IP Law at the MIPLC? Thank you for your interest in our LL.M. program "Intellectual Property and Competition Law." On this page, we would like to explain two things: a) why we feel intellectual property and competition law are relevant, and b) what makes the MIPLC special. Why Study Intellectual Property and Competition Law? As matters relating to intellectual property play an important role in the fields of science, technology, business and the arts, the need for expertise in intellectual property issues increases. No matter what your profession or educational training, in the course of your work you will have come across the multifaceted and fascinating nature of IP in action. The various aspects of IP law and related areas of competition law may seem independent of each other at first glance. However, in daily practice, especially when dealing with multinational clients, it quickly becomes apparent that they are highly interconnected. To cite just one example, in order to strategically manage an IP portfolio, one must have both a firm grasp of various areas of IP law as well as an understanding of the relevant markets. Whereas in the past such knowledge was divided among several departments within a company or various experts within a law firm, the complexity of modern IP transactions now demands that each person involved on a project or case possess well-rounded knowledge of IP related issues. This know-how improves the internal processes of communication, the image of the... [-]

Bucerius Master of Law and Business

Bucerius Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Germany Hamburg

The one-year Bucerius Master of Law and Business (LLM /MLB) is the ideal program for law and business graduates [+]

The Bucerius Master of Law and Business Meet us in person Bucerius Law School invites you to attend one of its Master Program Info Days or After Work Info Sessions. Meet our staff and students and get answers to any questions you may have about Bucerius Law School and the Master of Law and Business. Explore the academic side of the program during an introductory case study and get personal study advice during a meeting with a member of our staff team. Program and Registration The Program The one-year Bucerius Master of Law and Business (LLM /MLB) is the ideal program for law and business graduates, as well as graduates of other disciplines who strive to work at the intersection of law and business. The program is taught entirely in English but offers also German as a Foreign Language courses. Depending on the focus of their studies, graduates are awarded either a Master of Laws (LLM ) or a Master of Law and Business (MLB ). A Word from the Dean, Professor Clifford Larsen In order to give students a comprehensive education at the intersection of law and business, the unique LLM/MLB curriculum takes the life-cycle of a business enterprise and pursues both the legal and business aspects of that development. This includes the founding of the enterprise, transforming the firm into a publicly-held enterprise, going international, merging with or acquiring another firm, and restructuring a firm that has financial difficulties. By using the development of an enterprise as its... [-]

European Studies and European Legal Studies (LL.M.)

University of Hamburg in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
Campus Full time 12 months October 2017 Germany Hamburg

The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the University of Hamburg. After successfully completing the programme either the academic degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" or "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" will be awarded. [+]

Law Degrees in Germany 2017. Are you fascinated by the process of European integration and the way it holds fascination for other regions in the world? Do you wish to deepen your understanding of this process and be actively involved in it? You aspire to a career in which well-grounded legal, economic and political science knowledge about European integration is indispensable? You have already completed your first degree preferably in the area of law, economics or political science with an outstanding result? Then you should apply for a place in our Master Programme. The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Hamburg. After successfully completing the programme either the academic degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" or "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" will be awarded. The Master Programme takes ten months – from October to July of the following year. It is a full-time course of studies. It is subdivided into nine modules in total. There are seven modules composed of academic lectures, five of which have to be attended during the winter term, whereas a further two lecture modules follow during the summer term. After the lectures of the winter term come to an end an academic master thesis is to be written for which a period of four months is provided. A practice module scheduled for the... [-]