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

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months Open Enrollment Germany Frankfurt am Main

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

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

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. [+]

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 business and, last but not... [-]

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. [+]

LLM Programs in Germany 2017. 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. [-]

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 April 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... [-]

European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE)

University of Hamburg, Institute of Law & Economics
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 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. Each partner university awards a Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc.). [+]

LLM Programs in Germany 2017. 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.). 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 organisations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms. Graduates are also well prepared for doctorate research in a PhD 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. EMLE Programme Features The EMLE... [-]

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. [+]

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 will take place in October,... [-]

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. [+]

LLM Programs in Germany 2017. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 period between the winter and... [-]

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 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 in European and International Energy Law

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

The course addresses lawyers, legal practitioners and economists who want to gain in-depth, special knowledge in the field of international and European energy law. Students will become acquainted with the technical and economic foundations of the energy markets as well as with all legal topics relevant for the whole value chain in the energy sector. The curriculum comprises of competition law, regulatory law and economic fundamentals among others. [+]

LLM Programs in Germany 2017. Introduction Since the academic year 2014/2015 „Technische Universität Berlin“ offers a new masters course on European and International Energy Law on the  EUREF Campus  in the centre of Berlin. The course addresses lawyers, legal practitioners and economists who want to gain in-depth, special knowledge in the field of international and European energy law. Students will become acquainted with the technical and economic foundations of the energy markets as well as with all legal topics relevant for the whole value chain in the energy sector. The curriculum comprises of competition law, regulatory law and economic fundamentals among others. Lectures come from the international community (Germany, USA, Switzerland, Belgium, UK, Russia) and are experts from universities, European and national authorities, international and national energy companies, major law firms, and courts. To name a few, technical universities, the European Commission, the German regulatory authority BNetzA. The course is also supported by the Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law Berlin (enreg.eu)  and benefits from experts‘ knowledge of the European and German energy sector which is the largest one in Europe. The academic director is Professor Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen Säcker who is the editor and author of leading publications in the field of energy law. Course Structure The first Semester is dedicated to the fundamentals of energy Regulation. The technical and economic characteristics of the electricity and gas sector will be taught. Students will become acquainted with the technical and economic fundamentals to follow... [-]

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... [-]

LL.M. Finance

Institute for Law and Finance
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main + 1 more

The LL.M. Finance degree program at the ILF will train you not only to deal with but also to 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 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 to 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.... [-]


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... [-]

International Economic And Company Law

SRH University Heidelberg
Campus Full time 24 months October 2017 Germany Heidelberg

The master's program "International Economic and Business Law", based on quite scientifically-oriented bachelor's and diploma courses, is the next stage in the legal study program and SRH essential component of professional career. [+]

The Master program is designed interdisciplinary and combines legal with business know-how. The various aspects of international business law and international management are closely linked by the students edit legal issues against the background of entrepreneurial activity and penetrate. The legal focus is the penetration of the European Economic law and foreign legal systems, in particular the Chinese business law and intellectual property law in China.

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