The LLM or Master of Laws is an internationally-recognized postgraduate degree in law. LLM programs are usually open to those who have first obtained a degree in law.
While earning an LLM in international law does not usually permit an individual to take a test in order to practice professionally, the in-depth knowledge provided by these academic programs often makes for a worthy investment.
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The LLM programme in European Law is dedicated to the legal environment of the European Union. That environment consists of EU law as such, but also of international law and of member state [+]
The LLM in International and European Law offers the broadest spectrum of options available for students with an international career or research orientation. It allows students to handpick courses from a wealth of topics of European (EU) or international relevance, enabling an educational programme tailored to their personal interests and career needs. Ghent University Law School has a wide array of English language courses on a great variety of European and international law issues. The LLM programme provides students with the opportunity to design their own course of studying accordance with their career priorities. It enables them to gain expertise on many relevant and topical issues of international law. For students seeking to broadly develop their skills and knowledge for a career with an international dimension, this programme offers the best possible personal preparation. While enabling students to focus on particular subjects of interest, it also fully accommodates the needs of those students who seek a general European and international legal education. With its combination of academic and practical skills modules, the programme prepares students for the international professional life that is increasingly the reality of law professionals all over the world. NOTE: The application process for the academic year 2018-2019 is open since 01 October 2017 (will be open until 1 June for the applicants who do not need a visa and 1 March for all applicants who need a visa).... [-]
This course provides law graduates with the opportunity for advanced learning in key areas of international commercial law, including International Sale of Goods, International Intellectual Property Law, International Corporate Law and Governance, and Advanced Contract Law and Negotiation. [+]
Minimum 12 months, maximum three yearsCourse Summary
This course provides law graduates with the opportunity for advanced learning in key areas of international commercial law, including International Sale of Goods, International Intellectual Property Law, International Corporate Law and Governance, and Advanced Contract Law and Negotiation.... [-]
Part of our comprehensive range of LLM programmes, the LLM in International Law offers you an opportunity to study the fundamentals of international law at an advanced level, linking theory to practice. [+]
Part of our comprehensive range of LLM programmes, the LLM in International Law offers you an opportunity to study the fundamentals of international law at an advanced level, linking theory to practice.
You will examine the key legal principles and rules underpinning the international legal system, and develop a contextual and critical understanding of key issues in contemporary international law. The depth and breadth of study will equip you well for working either in international law or international organisations.Diverse choice of modules
Pursuing an LLM allows you to focus in on a particular area of law by delving deep into the subject and undertaking independent research and learning. The modules available cover a diverse range of legal topics, making it possible to tailor the course towards the specific areas of law you wish to explore further.... [-]
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 have the necessary legal skills and management capacities. The Master’s programme in International Law (MIL) combines a specialist legal education with essential aspects of business and politics. We prepare our graduates for a wide range of careers in the corporate world, in government, diplomacy, and other public and private sector institutions. [+]
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 specialize 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 the 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 law graduates might... [-]
Want to become a part of one of the oldest LLM programs around, offering 95% employability, a 1,200+ strong alumni network from 108 nationalities, and situated just around the corner? Then the LLM in International and European Law, an English-language programme at the VUB’s Institute for European Studies may well be what you’re looking for! [+]
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 more than 45 years. Created in 1971 as the Programme on international and Legal Cooperation (PILC), it is one of the most established LLMs of its kind. And it has a dedicated website: www.llminbrussels.eu
The programme offers each year a selection of 40 international postgraduate students a demanding and versatile curriculum that opens fascinating career paths in European and international legal affairs. The programme has for more than 45 years been successful in combining academic rigor with the latest practical insights and cultural diversity. International audits and the leading positions of its graduates in various international organizations attest to the programme's excellence.... [-]
This is a programme like no other offered in Europe. Our aim is to teach Law in a European and Global Context and to do so with a top international faculty and employing new methodologies and pedagogical techniques. [+]
This is a programme like no other offered in Europe. It is not simply one more programme focusing on European and International Law, our aim is to teach Law in a European and Global Context and to do so with a top international faculty and employing new methodologies and pedagogical techniques.WHY LAW IN A EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL CONTEXT Law is changing. Lawyers increasingly need to operate in the context of a plurality of jurisdictions and legal sources. As a consequence, a growing number of legal actors (in courts as outside courts and even in the legislative process) need to operate in multiple jurisdictions and be comfortable working with different legal sources. At the same time, economic and social integration increases the multinational character of the cases in which lawyers are called in to assist on a daily basis. This has also given rise to an emerging international market for legal services. All this requires a different type of lawyer from the traditional lawyer trained exclusively in a particular domestic legal system. It requires a truly international legal education, where courses are specifically tailored to meet the challenges of this pluralism of legal sources and jurisdictions. This is the purpose of this Master/LL.M. Degree on Law in a European and Global Context. The programme will adopt the approach to teaching that Joseph Weiler has coined as “Total Law™”. This represents a bold pedagogical and intellectual break with the traditional ways of teaching... [-]
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. [+]
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 honor to welcome you to LLM International and European Law, two years' Master program with specializations: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 with 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.... [-]
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. [+]
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.... [-]
The focus of the LLM in International Commercial Law is the on the legal and practical challenges arising out of the diverse international commercial transactions. It offers the opportunity for an intensive but integrated education in different areas of commercial law. The course aims to develop an in-depth and specialist knowledge of International Commercial Law with a view to enhancing the graduates’ employability. [+]
The focus of the LLM in International Commercial Law is the on the legal and practical challenges arising out of the diverse international commercial transactions. It offers the opportunity for an intensive but integrated education in different areas of commercial law. The course aims to develop an in-depth and specialist knowledge of International Commercial Law with a view to enhancing the graduates’ employability.Key Features
Why pursue your LLM at SwanseaA thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, which provides an exceptional student experience, as evidenced by our PTES results. A professional but friendly environment with pastoral support and free English language classes which attracts students from all over the world. Lectures delivered by outstanding academics at the forefront of scholarship in their areas of expertise, which they combine with skilled and innovative teaching. Exemptions from the professional qualifying exams of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Chartered Insurance Institute. If you successfully complete the International Commercial Arbitration module, you will be eligible to apply for exemption from level 2 education requirements of CIArb membership allowing you to apply to be awarded the level of Member of the Institute or MCIArb. Extra-curricular activities such as mooting and summer schools abroad. Our employability initiatives and close links with the legal practice bear fruit as Swansea LLM alumni are particularly well placed in the job market all over the world. For further information please see the LLM Brochure (pdf) Description ... [-]
The unique and comprehensive Master programme ‘Maritime and Transport Law’ provides you with thorough, in-depth knowledge of the dynamic world of maritime and transport law. [+]
Are you ready to study the legal aspects of shipping and the transportation of goods? The unique and comprehensive Master programme ‘Maritime and Transport Law’ provides you with thorough, in-depth knowledge of the dynamic world of maritime and transport law.The Erasmus University is located in Rotterdam: Rotterdam is by far the largest seaport of Europe and one of the largest logistic and industrial hubs of the world.Studying at Erasmus School of Law means studying where the action is!The LL.M. programme Maritime and Transport Law gives you a unique opportunity to obtain the legal know-how, the skills and practical experience needed for a career in maritime and transport law. You are educated by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid academic background as a wealth of experience from legal practice and the maritime and transport industry. Your study location is a stone’s throw away from the largest part of Europe. You will visit companies to see how things work in practice. Our graduates have great job perspectives! What aspects does the programme cover? ... [-]
Five institutions organize the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice. The Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria) has more than 5,000 lawyer members throughout the world. The Law Faculty of Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland) has ranked first among Polish university law faculties for the last seven years. Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary), founded in 1635, ranks as the leading law faculty in Hungary. The Center for Financial Law and Policy at Lixin University is based in Shanghai, China, Boston University School of Law (Boston, Massachusetts) was established in 1872 and ranks in the top 25 of more than 200 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. [+]
Five institutions organize the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice. The Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria) has more than 5,000 lawyer members throughout the world. The Law Faculty of Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland) has ranked first among Polish university law faculties for the last seven years. Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary), founded in 1635, ranks as the leading law faculty in Hungary. The Center for Financial Law and Policy at Lixin University is based in Shanghai, China, Boston University School of Law (Boston, Massachusetts) was established in 1872 and ranks in the top 25 of more than 200 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association.... [-]
The LL.M. is an advanced graduate program which is designed to expand your legal knowledge and expertise in the fast-changing areas of international business law [+]
The LL.M. is a full-time program which runs from October to June. Courses are divided into two semesters, with exams held in January and June. Students are entitled to sit a second session of exams held in late August – beginning of September. LL.M. candidates who successfully complete the program are awarded an LL.M. in International Business Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (University of Brussels, ULB), which is recognized by the competent Belgian Academic Authorities (Communauté française) within the framework of the program of continuous education.
The LL.M. is designed for students who wish to take full advantage of the extraordinary range of opportunities offered in Brussels, the capital of Europe. The program includes visits to the institutions of the European Union (European Commission, Council, and Parliament) which are headquartered in Brussels. The LL.M. is part of the program offering of the University of Brussels (Université libre de Bruxelles, or “ULB”), one of the leading universities in Europe, with 25.000 students, 32% of which come from outside of Belgium.... [-]
LL.M. International Sports Law [+]
How do sporting organizations tackle the current challenges of doping, illegal betting, gaming manipulation and corruption? What are the biggest challenges of sports events, sports contract law and the resolution of sports-related disputes and arbitration?
Switzerland is home to the most important sports organizations. Within that setting Zurich University – known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs – is offering an LL.M. in International Sports Law.
The program provides economic and legal insight into sports organizations and analyzes how they operate and integrate on a national and international level. An international team of lecturers ensures that course subject matter is not limited to national issues but encompasses a growing body of international business law.... [-]
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 and combines theory application, skill development and practical qualification with actual, ongoing real-life challenges (individually defined law projects) in a continuous learning process. [+]
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.... [-]
We offer 5 different LLM streams, each with its own specialization and the flexibility for you to design your LLM around the subject areas that interest you. [+]
We offer 5 different LLM streams, each with its own specialization and the flexibility for you to design your LLM around the subject areas that interest you.LLM in Law (General)
The LLM General Stream is designed for those who want to gain specialist experience analyzing complex legal issues over an extensive range of topics. With the freedom to choose from the diverse variety of specialisms on offer, you can tailor your degree to focus on the areas that interest you and meet your career aspirations. With our unique course structure, you can choose to study modules across the fields of international law, international commercial law, public international law and international human rights law.... [-]