Law Degrees in International Law

Compare 111 LLM Degrees in International Law

International Law

International Law is traditionally separated into two branches: jus gentium, or the customary laws articulating standards of international conduct; and jus inter gentes, or international agreements and treaties. An LLM in International Law provides the student with specialized knowledge of the framework governing stable international relations. While an LLM alone does not entitle the bearer to practice law, graduates from an LLM in International Law program are better equipped to meet relevant challenges in their careers.

What are the benefits of an LLM in International Law?

Typically lasting only one year, an LLM in International Law represents a modest time commitment with substantial payoff. The specialist knowledge gained through an LLM in International Law can enhance career prospects. Some students use an LLM in International Law as a stepping-stone from law studies in their home country to be eligible to take qualifying law exams in another country.

What are the LLM in International Law requirements?

Most law faculties require that applicants to an LLM in International Law have an undergraduate degree in law or another related program (such as International Relations, Human Rights or similar). Some LLM in International Law are strictly coursework-based, while others require the submission of a thesis based on research. 

Which career with an LLM in International Law?

Lawyers with an LLM in International Law programs often go on to work for

- the United Nations (UN),

- the International Criminal Court,

- the European Court of Human Rights,

- and others.

Graduates from LLM in International Law, even those without a prior law degree, go on to rewarding careers in EU- and UN-sponsored organizations or further study through a PhD. 

How much does it cost to take an LLM in International Law?

The costs of an LLM in International Law will vary greatly between different schools, programs and depending on the individual student. Some faculties offer online study options for LLM in International Law programs. An LLM in International Law online course adds the flexibility of not needing to travel to campus for classes.

How to enroll in an LLM in International Law?

If you are interested in a Law Degree and have a connection to the international affairs, the LLM in International Law is right for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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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 (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 organisations, 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. International and Comparative Law

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Ireland Dublin

With the increased globalisation of the last twenty years and, even earlier, with the rise to prominence of the international human rights movement, there has been the impetus for students of all nationalities towards studying areas of law with a broad international and comparative focus. [+]

Programme Overview With the increased globalisation of the last twenty years and, even earlier, with the rise to prominence of the international human rights movement, there has been the impetus for students of all nationalities towards studying areas of law with a broad international and comparative focus. In the LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) we offer students the chance to study from a large range of modules with a broad international and comparative law feel - many of which relate, unsurprisingly to international and regional human rights. LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) Modules We offer a very extensive and diverse range of modules on this programme. At least two modules must be chosen from the list of Section A modules set out below each semester (four in total). The remaining two modules may be chosen from either Section A or Section B modules set out below. Each module is worth 10 ECTS credits. Students must also complete a Research Dissertation (30 ECTS) *The Law School reserves the right to vary the following list and, in particular, the right to withdraw and add modules. Note that timetabling considerations may also restrict choice. Programme Structure The LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) is taught over a period of one academic year, commencing in September. The year is divided into two semesters during each of which students are required to take three modules. Each module is offered in one semester only and involves 22 hours of classwork. Various forms of assessment are utilised in... [-]

Competition Law

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Campus Full time 5 - 6 days January 2018 Belgium Brussels Switzerland St.Gallen + 2 more

Whether competition law protects consumers, the market structure, or both, is the subject of an ongoing discussion in academia and practice. The traditional interpretation of competition rules has been challenged by a more economic approach. [+]

LLMs in International Law. Whether competition law protects consumers, the market structure, or both, is the subject of an ongoing discussion in academia and practice. The traditional understanding of competition rules has been challenged by a more economic approach. Whereas the purpose and interpretation of competition law have always been controversial, today, there is no doubt about its capital: Brussels has proven to be a global center of competition law and policy, attracting experts from the entire world. Thus, the Flying Classroom could not be closer to recent developments in European and global competition law, than in the EU capital. Competition Economics The Fight against Cartels Abuse of Dominance U.S. and EU Antitrust Global Antitrust Merger Control State Aid Control Leniency, Compliance, Settlements Private Enforcement of Competition Rules Competition Law Compliance [-]

MASTER OF LAWS IN CROSS-BORDER BUSINESS AND FINANCE LAW IN ASIA (LLM)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 Singapore

This LLM programme prepares students to advise on cross-border legal matters in the Asia region. [+]

The rise of Asian economies has fuelled demand for legal services in the region, especially in terms of structuring cross-border deals as well as dealing with transnational disputes. The aim of this LLM programme is to expose students to a broad range of legal issues in Asia are likely to encounter so that they will be better prepared to advise on cross-border matters in the region. Areas of study LLM courses are taught by a team of distinguished faculty members in SMU’s characteristic seminar-style and conducted exclusively for LLM students in small-size classes. A holistic approach to assessment is adopted – this includes class participation, research papers, group presentations and the final examination (which typically accounts for no more than 50% of the overall grade). Students can expect to immerse themselves in rigorous legal research and intellectual discourse, whilst, at the same time, forge close personal relationships with their peers and instructors. List of Prescribed Courses Law of Mergers and Acquisitions International Business Law: An Asian Perspective Trusts and Wealth Management in Singapore and Hong Kong Financial Regulation in Singapore, Hong Kong and Greater China Foreign Investment Law in Asia Beyond the Law: Regulatory Mechanisms in Cross-border Issues in the Asian Context List of Electives* Choose 2 from: Chinese Contract Law Business Defamation: Asian and Comparative Perspectives Islamic Law and Finance in Asia Intellectual Property Law and Policy: International and Asian Perspectives Commercial Conflict of Laws Asian and Global Trends in Information Technology Law Law and the Changing Media Environment:... [-]

Master in International and European Law

University of Wroclaw - Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

LLM International & European Law - Graduate will possess skills and general knowledge in the area of dogmatic disciplines of International and European law. Depending on the specialization selected, the graduate will receive specialist knowledge and skills relevant to the profile of activities undertaken by entities operating in the area of international commercial trade or engaged in various aspects of human rights protection in the international domain. [+]

LLMs in International Law. Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics at the University of Wroclaw, with its roots at the beginning of the 16th century and Alma Mater of 9 Nobel Prize winners, has the honour to welcome you to LLM International and European Law, two years' Master program with specialisations: International Business Law Modern Human Rights Law. Upon completion of the second cycle programme LLM International & European Law, the graduate will possess skills and general knowledge in the area of dogmatic disciplines of International and European law. Depending on the specialization selected, the graduate will receive specialist knowledge and skills relevant to the profile of activities undertaken by entities operating in the area of international commercial trade or engaged in various aspects of human rights protection in the international domain. Graduates of LLM International & European Law are prepared to undertake employment in all domestic and international organizations (public and non-public) requiring basic knowledge from the legal sciences. Graduates possess interpersonal skills and the capacity to communicate during decision processes, as well as to perform the role of negotiator, mediator and arbitrator in conflict resolution processes based on both domestic and international law. Graduates also acquire skills vital for commencing commercial activity in the international aspect. Effective functioning in the highly competitive environment of contemporary commercial relations requires knowledge of elements of intellectual property law, economics, and specific areas of legal science specific to the profile of a given enterprise. Program Curriculum Entry Requirements To gain entry to... [-]

Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Online & Campus Combined Part time 14 months November 2017 Austria Vienna

The Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law provides you with the skills needed to communicate, manage, and lead more effectively across the combined business, legal, and regulatory specialties. [+]

This postgraduate program is tailored specifically for people without a law dregree working at the intersection of law, business and technical fields. Target Group Executives who frequently have to deal with legal issues in their daily work Practitioners from law departments aiming to enriching their know-how in European Business law High potentials seeking to further develop profound knowledge in business law You benefit in many ways: Get to know European Business Law by way of a comprehensive curriculum Ideal study conditions with a limited number of participants Benefit from our faculty of renowned professors and experienced practitioners Build up your comprehensive personal network by becoming a member of the WU Executive Academy alumni community Admission requirements First University degree (e.g. Bachelor) Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience Proficiency in English [-]

Master's Programme in International Law

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months February 2018 Switzerland St.Gallen

The shifting balance between the state and the economy has given rise to new challenges at the intersections of law, business and government. Addressing these issues calls for professionals who understand their complexity and have the necessary legal skills and management capacities. [+]

LLMs in International Law. The MIL offers students enormous latitude and flexibility in choosing courses from the programme’s rich and diverse curriculum to put together a degree course that meets their professional objectives and personal preferences. A distinctive feature of the MIL curriculum is the carefully arranged combination of compulsory courses and electives. Three compulsory courses ensure that students will acquire a sound general understanding of the normative and analytical framework of international law. At the same time, a wide range of electives enables them to specialise in selected topics and, if they so wish, to complement their legal education with courses from related areas such as management studies or political science. Blending law, management and politics MIL courses allow for a great diversity of subjects, among them international and European business law, financial and capital markets law, dispute resolution, international organizations and politics and legal profession. Students may also elect courses from related areas such as management studies and political science. They are invited to take part in international Moots and similar practical work. They benefit from numerous exchange schemes and partnership programmes. Variety of academic backgrounds Some MIL students will have earned their first degree in law or law and economics, others in fields such as international affairs, management, and economics. They all have a basic legal education. Given its specialized focus, the MIL differs from standard legal programmes intended for students that want to take the bar exam and work as attorneys in their national jurisdictions. Some... [-]

Master of Law in International Criminal & Justice (LLM ICJ)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years February 2018 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

Whether for academic, personal or professional development, the LLM in International Criminal Justice is an ideal choice for law graduates, lawyers, judges and magistrates, and international law specialists seeking to equip themselves withspecialist knowledge on international criminal law and justice, the creation of such laws and their application in the real world. [+]

International criminal Justice (ICJ) is an area of public international law that has for many years been the preserve of scholars and experts in international law. As an aspect of public international law, ICJ focuses on acts prohibited under international for which individuals are held responsible. Individual criminal responsibility is the primary goal of ICJ, thus ICJ has two aspects; prohibition of acts and accountability mechanisms. ICJ has developed rapidly in the past decade especially with regard to the accountability aspect. Norms prohibiting international crimes have existed for decades, for example the Genocide Convention was concluded in 1948. Activity around ICJ, in terms of its expanding jurisprudence through the various mechanism mentioned above, has seen an exponential increase in interest in ICL and the issue of international criminal justice. Nowhere more so than in Africa. Recent events have propelled ICJ from an obscure international law subject to a topic discussed and debated by the general public across the continent, primarily as a result of the ICC and the cases it has initiated that are from the continent. As of 2004 the ICC has investigated and initiated proceedings against individuals from 4 African countries; Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Sudan and Uganda. Thus Africans have had to learn quickly about ICJ. Worryingly, however, much of the debate around ICJ has been in the media. It would appear that there has not been much input on the subject from Africa scholars. This is not surprising given that... [-]

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The University of New York in Prague works in partnership with the University of Bolton to offer an accredited Master of Laws (LL.M) program. [+]

Take your law degree global with a UK Master of Laws degree

The University of New York in Prague works in partnership with the University of Bolton to offer an accredited Master of Laws (LL.M) program. As trade and business become ever more global, legal consultants are expected to look beyond national jurisdictions and understand issues of European and international law.

The program focuses on the legal framework governing the European and international community, as well as various legal issues surrounding international trade and global markets. Employers now place a high premium on graduates who can demonstrate an in-depth understanding of international corporate law, commercial law and business law issues.... [-]


Master of Public and International Law

Melbourne Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years February 2018 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in public and international law brings together constitutional, administrative and public international law in recognition of the increasing interdependence of international and domestic law. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates.

The specialisation in public and international law brings together constitutional, administrative and public international law in recognition of the increasing interdependence of international and domestic law. An extraordinary range of subjects across the entire field of public law offers students access to the latest developments in theory and practice in Australia and elsewhere. The program will appeal both to practitioners and to scholars with backgrounds or interests in government, international institutions, not-for-profit organisations, business/government relations and international development. Students may specialise in international law, Australian public law or comparative public law, or may choose a range of subjects from across different areas to suit their own interests and needs. ... [-]


LLM in International and Commercial Dispute Resolution Law

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

The course is intended for anyone wishing to demonstrate a commitment to contentious law in public and private international and commercial legal contexts. The taught part of the programme includes modules which reflect the three main forms of dispute resolution process, namely adjudication (litigation and arbitration), alternative dispute resolution (ADR – principally mediation), and negotiation. [+]

LLMs in International Law. The course is intended for anyone wishing to demonstrate a commitment to contentious law in public and private international and commercial legal contexts. The taught part of the programme includes modules which reflect the three main forms of dispute resolution process, namely adjudication (litigation and arbitration), alternative dispute resolution (ADR – principally mediation), and negotiation. This course differs from the International Commercial Law LLM course which is primarily concerned with non-contentious aspects of commerce (modules include competition law, trade, and insurance). Class sizes are, in general, quite small, and you will be able to mix with students on other Masters courses at Westminster Law School. Course content The course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the substantive and procedural issues involved in the field, and also the acquisition of skills involved in some of the processes. It is centrally concerned with law and other rules (international and commercial) which are applicable in adjudication and also in the other dispute resolution processes. In addition to taught modules, there is also the Dissertation module which provides an opportunity for developing a specialist knowledge of a small area of the field, which might lead to a publishable article. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules PERSPECTIVES ON CONFLICTS AND DISPUTES This taught module introduces some of the essential elements of dispute resolution, and is designed to enable anyone to develop insights into the nature of international and commercial disputes... [-]

LLM Master in International and European Law

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Brussels

The LLM in International and European law is a one-year 60 ECTS Advanced Master's degree. It is a demanding day course which is composed of compulsory courses and two specialisation options: Public Law or Business Law. Students also have to carry out legal research as part of their thesis (worth 18 ECTS credits). [+]

The LLM in International and European law at the Institute for European Studies (IES) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
(VUB) has been an internationally renowned programme
for over 40 years. Created in 1971 as the Programme on international and Legal Cooperation (PILC), it is one of the most established LLMs of its kind.

The programme offers each year a selection of 40 international post graduate students a demanding and versatile curriculum that opens fascinating career paths in European and international legal affairs. The programme has for 40 years been successful in combining academic rigour with the latest practical insights and cultural diversity. International audits and the leading positions of its graduates in various international organisations attest to the programme's excellence.... [-]


Master of Philosophy in Legal Research or Governance Studies

European Law and Governance School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Greece Athens

The ELGS Master of Philosophy is a 2-year degree program which enables students to conduct independent research in the fields of Legal Research, Governance Studies, or on an interdisciplinary topic. It is supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. [+]

LLMs in International Law. The ELGS Master of Philosophy is a 2-year degree program which enables students to conduct independent research in the fields of Legal Research, Governance Studies, or on an interdisciplinary topic. It is supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding and awareness of the most up-to-date scholarly research, as well as a solid network to support them in their career after the ELGS. Successful applicants will be assigned a supervisor, based upon their academic interests, from the renowned International Faculty Network of the ELGS. Full time residency is not a requirement for this degree, but students may be required to attend several training sessions throughout the program which will be held at the EPLO premises in Greece. The first training session will introduce students to advanced research methods, while consecutive sessions focus on tutoring and teaching skills. Students are also expected attend classes, seminars, and lectures, as designated by their supervisors, and to be actively involved in presenting their research findings at conferences throughout Europe and the greater world . Upon completion of the program students will deliver up to a 50,000 word thesis and must successfully defend... [-]

Advanced LL.M. in International Business Law

Católica Global School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon + 1 more

This LL.M. is one of the few programmes specifically designed for those attorneys who seek to develop a professional career in international business law. [+]

Advanced LL.M. in International Business Law

This LL.M. is one of the few programmes specifically designed for those attorneys who seek to develop a professional career in international business law.

WHY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW

 For those who choose the specialization in International Business Law the programme offers an innovative approach to transnational, Anglo-American and European business law. It covers a wide range of topics, such as contracts, project finance, commercial and investment arbitration, corporate law, securities regulation, EU internal market, and international tax law. Key features An intensive, advanced programme, directed specifically to those who seek an active and international professional practice of Business Law:... [-]


LLM International and European Union Law

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

This unique and innovative LL.M. provides you with the skills to analyse the legal effects of economic integration and its consequences for the rule of law, democracy and human rights. [+]

LLMs in International Law. Are you ready to study the legal effects of economic integration? 
Economic integration affects our lives in multiple ways and is often translated into policy and law. Think of the role of law in the process of European integration and in bodies such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in regulating international trade. This unique and innovative LL.M. provides you with the skills to analyse the legal effects of economic integration and its consequences for the rule of law, democracy and human rights. 
Profit from our international and approachable teaching staff who are also active in the legal practice. After completion you are able to provide profound legal advice in the field of international and European law and economic integration to both public and private entities. Acquire active working knowledge of the trade rules of the EU and the World Trade Organization (WTO) Develop excellent legal advisory and cross-cultural communication skills and get prepared to provide profound legal advice to both public organisations and private companies Receive education by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid (international) academic background as a wealth of experience from commercial and legal practise.
 Benefit from discussions with well-known academic scholars and practitioners, such as judges, politicians and representatives of international organizations.   What aspects does the programme cover?  In the first block you will learn how European and International institutions encourage market integration. You will acquire active working knowledge of the trade rules of the EU and the World Trade... [-]