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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Bucerius Master of Law and Business

Bucerius Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 Germany Hamburg

The one-year Bucerius Master of Law and Business prepares young professionals for international careers in which an understanding of both legal and business concepts as well as intercultural skills are essential. The interdisciplinary approach of the program brings lawyers and business professionals from all over the world together in one classroom. It thereby creates a unique learning environment which stimulates knowledge transfer and inspires the exchange of perspectives between disciplines and across cultures. [+]

Aim of the Program

The one-year Bucerius Master of Law and Business (LLM /MLB) is the ideal program for young professionals who strive to work at the intersection of law and business. Its graduates are equipped with an impressive set of skills and knowledge with direct relevance for work in international companies, law firms, and other organizations. They belong to a group of cutting-edge professionals who have been systematically trained to take an interdisciplinary approach to legal and management questions. Graduates of the Master of Law and Business program understand complex legal situations, grasp their economic dimensions and perform effectively in an intercultural environment. They meet the increasing demand for corporations, law firms and non-profit organizations for interdisciplinarily educated and internationally oriented young professionals.... [-]


LL.M. in International Banking, Securities & Finance (for Asian Graduates)

Institute for Law and Finance
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Germany Frankfurt

Graduates from Asia holding a first degree in law, business or economics and who have good academic records are eligible to apply to join our LL.M. International Finance program. Our LL.M. International Finance program offers excellent interdisciplinary and practice-oriented training in the areas of international and European banking, securities and finance law. [+]

Graduates from Asia holding a first degree in law, business or economics and who have good academic records are eligible to apply to join our LL.M. International Finance program.

Our Master of Laws in international Banking, Securities, and Finance (LL.M. International Finance) program offers excellent interdisciplinary and practice-oriented training in the areas of international and European banking, securities and finance law. By studying at the ILF, you will be trained not only to deal with but also to excel in this increasingly important area where the worlds of international law and global finance meet. You will be taught by prominent professors from Goethe University Frankfurt am Main as well as experts from the legal and financial industries. Frankfurt plays a central role in European and global finance.... [-]


LL.M. Finance

Institute for Law and Finance
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2018 Germany Frankfurt + 1 more

The LL.M. Finance degree program at the ILF will train you not only to deal with but also excel in this increasingly important area where the worlds of international law and global finance meet. [+]

LL.M. Finance

Numerous rapid changes in the global financial markets over the past few decades have dramatically altered the requirements for and contents of the legal study. With the development of new financial instruments such as derivatives and international hedge funds as well as entirely new requirements for financial regulation, central banking, and insolvency law, there is an urgent need for professionals to be trained in the qualitatively new and rapidly evolving areas of legal practice.

The LL.M. Finance degree program at the ILF will train you not only to deal with but also excel in this increasingly important area where the worlds of international law and global finance meet.The LL.M Finance program may be done on a part-time basis by completing the regular one-year LL.M. Finance program over a period of two years. The purpose of such an arrangement is to allow students to work part-time during their studies, thereby financing their studies at the ILF.... [-]


LLM - Master of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters Open Enrollment Germany Frankfurt an der Oder + 1 more

The Master Program on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (IHL 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 organizations, and academic teaching and research. [+]

Overview

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 of 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.... [-]


LL.M. Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center MIPLC
Campus Full time October 2018 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. [+]

Our Program

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

With just 38 students (maximum) per year, our program is much smaller than others. This guarantees intensive interaction between students, professors, and staff, as well as personalized support. Our courses are designed especially for our program and our students.

Our program is:

Specialized and fully-accredited, and intensive Suitable for law graduates and students with other backgrounds alike Taught entirely in English Multi-jurisdictional, covering civil law and common law traditions and multiple countries Diverse with a wide variety of modules to choose from Interdisciplinary, discussing all aspects of IP from the legal and relevant economic perspectives Applicable, with the practical aspects of IP covered in simulations, case-studies, and internship Supplemented with study visits to European Patent Office and other IP organizations, an optional study visit to Washington, D.C., and guest lectures and talks throughout the year A member of the EIPIN network Located in Europe's IP Capital Munich Our Faculty ... [-]

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

University of Hamburg in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
Campus Full time 12 months October 2018 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. [+]

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? Do 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.... [-]


LL.M. German Law for foreign graduates

University of Passau
Campus Full time 2 - 3 semesters October 2018 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 competencies 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. ... [-]


LL.M. German and Russian Law (Double Master's Programme)

University of Passau
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Passau

A research-focused, fully integrated postgraduate double-degree programme in German and Russian Law. As a student enrolled in this programme, you will study towards your double master's degree at two universities – the University of Passau and Siberian Federal University Krasnoyarsk. The programme carries a total workload of 120 ECTS credits and is directed at students who have an undergraduate degree in law or in a subject with a strong legal focus. [+]

About the programme

This double degree programme is a research-focused, fully integrated postgraduate programme in German and Russian Law. As a student enrolled in this programme, you will study towards your double Master's degree at two universities – the University of Passau and Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk. The programme carries a total workload of 120 ECTS credits and is directed at students who have an undergraduate degree in law or in a subject with a strong legal focus.

The programme acquaints German students with the principles of the Russian legal system, allowing them, for instance, to put the focus on the economic and tax laws in Germany and Russia. This requires knowledge of Russian (legal) language, which is taught as part of the degree programme.... [-]


LL.M. In International Business Law (Online)

Steinbeis School Of International Business And Entrepreneurship (SIBE)
Online Part time 16 months November 2018 Germany Germany Online

Our SIBE Online LL.M. program in International Business Law is a 1 year program (+ 4 months for the Master Thesis incl. Master Thesis Defense) with 60 ECTS, covering all the relevant fields of International Business Law (such as transnational company law, M&A, International Competition Law, Intellectual Property, European Law, Contract Law, CISG, Litigation, etc.). [+]

LL.M. + MBA option - an excellent step for your future career!

Our SIBE Online LL.M. program in International Business Law is a 1 year program (+ 4 months for the Master Thesis incl. Master Thesis Defense) with 60 ECTS, covering all the relevant fields of International Business Law (such as transnational company law, M&A, International Competition Law, Intellectual Property, European Law, Contract Law, CISG, Litigation, etc.).

SIBE studies combine theory application, skill development and practical qualification with actual, ongoing real-life challenges in a continuous learning process. The LL.M.’s highly learner-centered online study format promotes an advanced level of interaction between the students and with their professors. As part of their studies, SIBE`s LL.M. students work on individually defined law projects. These are ongoing legal challenges from their professional background and workplace. The projects cover a broad spectrum of legal questions, ranging from data protection over international competition law to the cross-border fight against tax fraud, etc. This advancement of an individual area of expertise is complemented by the LL.M.’s interactive online format. As peers, the students discuss and share their individual project development, challenges and solutions. This process broadens each student’s international legal comprehension beyond the program’s theoretical content and the own law project, while the international course composition adds an enriching comparative perspective.... [-]


LL.M. in European and International Law - Specialization in Foreign Trade and Investment

Europa-Institut
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Germany Saarbrücken

The Europa-Institut at Saarland University offers a one year Master's program in European and International Law. One of the specializations offered is a specialization in Foreign Trade and Investment. [+]

The Europa-Institut at Saarland University offers a one year Master's program in European and International Law with five modules: Module 1: European Integration and Modules 2-5 with the study units European Economic Law, Foreign Trade and Investment, International Dispute Resolution and European and International Protection of Human Rights.

Example: Specialization in Foreign Trade and Investment

The study unit deals with economic globalization especially in the areas of trade, investment, and capital transactions. Courses such as International Trade, Investment and Raw Materials Law and further selected parts of International Economic Law convey essential knowledge of the key material in International Economic Law. Special attention is given to the interplay between economics and law, a relationship that is becoming increasingly important in both international and European legal practice. Courses that delve more deeply into the subject matter include lectures based on the Foreign Trade Law of the European Union and its member states, substantive WTO Law (particularly focusing on the GATT, the GATS, and the TRIPS Agreement) and the harmonization of national trade laws. Certain courses are centered on legal areas that are becoming increasingly more important as a result of increased international trade (such as laws relating to financial supervision). In addition, courses on international economic and monetary policy as well as on international economic sanctions laws are offered.... [-]


LL.M. in European and International Law - Specialization in International Dispute Resolution

Europa-Institut
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Germany Saarbrücken

The Europa-Institut at Saarland University offers a one year Master's program in European and International Law. One of the specializations offered is a specialization in International Dispute Resolution. [+]

The Europa-Institut at Saarland University offers a one year Master's program in European and International Law with five modules: Module 1: European Integration and Modules 2-5 with the study units European Economic Law, Foreign Trade and Investment, International Dispute Resolution and European and International Protection of Human Rights.

Example: Specialization in International Dispute Resolution

The study unit International Dispute Resolution familiarizes students with typical problems and the basic concepts of international commercial arbitration, international investment arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. The aim of the study unit is to focus on efficient and fair dispute resolution in a transnational context, in a world where commercial courts are national institutions. This study unit offers, in addition to the named lecture topics, complementing lectures for increased understanding and insight, for instance in “International Business Transactions”, a lecture focusing on students acquiring specialized expertise as well as insight into the many cultural perspectives and aspects relevant to doing business across borders, in order for students to get an enhanced understanding of the complexity of cross-border trade. Case studies, negotiation, and procedural training are an important part of the study unit and provide an ideal addition to the lectures on offer. This enables students to obtain an ideal mix of theoretically minded lectures, equipping students with the necessary analytical abilities, and more practically applicable courses, allowing students to put their acquired theoretical knowledge into practice. Distinguished guest lecturers form an integral part of the program. Furthermore, excursions to international institutions (such as the ICC in... [-]


LL.M. in European and International Law

Europa-Institut
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Germany Saarbrücken

The Europa-Institut at Saarland University offers a one year Master's program in European and International Law. After successful completion of the program, the title "Master of Laws" (LL.M.) is awarded. The program can be done in English and/or German. It combines practice-oriented teaching with excellence in academic training and is an excellent preparation for the European and international job market. Up until now, more than 5,000 students from all over the world have graduated from the program and now hold positions in European and international organizations, internationally oriented law firms, international companies as well as in national governments and administrations. Join us today and become part of one of the oldest, most renowned Master's programs in Europe. [+]

Key Facts One-year Master's program focusing on European and International Law Program can be done in English and/or German Five modules are offered: Module 1: European Integration and Modules 2-5 with the study units European Economic Law, Foreign Trade and Investment, International Dispute Resolution and European and International Protection of Human Rights Title “Master of Laws” (LL.M.) is awarded Highly qualified specialists from the academic and business world Practice-oriented teaching combined with excellence in academic training 75 students from 40 countries Excursions to European and international institutions Intensive support from the Europa-Institut team Access to an international network via our Alumni Association EVER e.V. Excellent preparation for the European and international job market Specializations ... [-]

LL.M. in European and International Law - Specialization in European and International Protection of Human Rights

Europa-Institut
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Germany Saarbrücken

The Europa-Institut at Saarland University offers a one year Master's program in European and International Law. One of the specializations offered is a specialization in European and International Protection of Human Rights. [+]

The Europa-Institut at Saarland University offers a one year Master's program in European and International Law with five modules: Module 1: European Integration and Modules 2-5 with the study units European Economic Law, Foreign Trade and Investment, International Dispute Resolution and European and International Protection of Human Rights.

Example: Specialization in European and International Protection of Human Rights

The study unit focuses on the main features, limits, and developments in human rights protection and how to put this knowledge successfully into practice. It deals with the development and realization of human rights in public international law and in international treaties on a global level as well as on a regional European level and their respective interrelations. Moreover, the study unit focuses on the relationship between the European Union and the European Convention on Human Rights as well as on the practice of the bodies of the United Nations, the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe. The practical application of human rights law is of particular relevance and interest for the purposes of this study unit.... [-]


LL.M. in European and International Law - Specialization in European Economic Law

Europa-Institut
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Germany Saarbrücken

The Europa-Institut at Saarland University offers a one year Master's program in European and International Law. One of the specializations offered is a specialization in European Economic Law. [+]

The Europa-Institut at Saarland University offers a one year Master's program in European and International Law with five modules: Module 1: European Integration and Modules 2-5 with the study units European Economic Law, Foreign Trade and Investment, International Dispute Resolution and European and International Protection of Human Rights.

Example: Specialization in European Economic Law

The study unit comprises various areas of law which are of fundamental importance not only in Europe but in a global perspective, with regard to both economic and legal practice. The courses convey sound knowledge of the general framework that characterizes economic activity in the European Union (the Economic and Monetary Union, Banking Law and European Tax Law). Students may also deepen their knowledge of more particular regulations which economic activities in the EU might be subject to (e.g. European Competition Law, Economic and Competition Policy) or that potentially accompany such activities (e.g. Intellectual Property Law). The challenges of economic globalization are taken into account in courses in which the subject matter extends beyond EU borders. In addition, there are numerous case studies offered as part of the study unit which allow students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. Moreover, students have the opportunity to focus on European Management.... [-]


European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE)

University of Hamburg, Institute of Law & Economics
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Germany Hamburg

This European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) programme offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. There will be a joint LL.M. degree awarded from the Universities in Hamburg, Ghent and Rotterdam and all other partner universities will award an additional Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc.). [+]

European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE)

This European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) programme offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. Each partner university awards a Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc. or a Joint Degree). The programme provides students with an advanced understanding of the economic effects of divergent laws and prepares students for a professional career, for example, in public organizations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms. Graduates are also well prepared for doctorate research in a Ph.D. programme such as the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE). The EMLE has been recognized by the European Commission as an Erasmus + Programme of "outstanding academic quality". The Erasmus + label allows the EMLE programme to annually grant a substantial number of scholarships (including several full scholarships to students from “Partner Countries”). For law students, the knowledge of the specific regulations of their home country is too narrow a base for counseling firms that are active in international trade. Additionally, a familiarity with the economic effects of legal rules has become indispensable for understanding their clients' commercial needs. Similarly, economics students will profit from an accurate understanding of the institutional legal framework of market economies. For both lawyers and economists, knowledge of the other discipline and international contacts are crucial for a successful future career. The EMLE programme is the institutional response to these challenges.... [-]