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An LLM program focuses on equipping participants with a deeper understanding of a specialized area of the law. Master of Laws programs can take anywhere from one to three years to complete.

What is an LLM in Jurisprudence? “Jurisprudence” refers to the philosophy of law, and individuals who choose to pursue an LLM in the area generally want to obtain a broader understanding of the law in and of itself. However, within this program, individuals may still choose to narrow their studies and take courses in areas like legal research, legal practice, conflict resolution, comparative law, international law or the law as it relates to the healthcare industry.

Individuals who graduate with their Master of Laws in Jurisprudence tend to be knowledgeable and well-rounded individuals. Many are equipped with conflict resolution skills, critical-thinking capabilities and a thirst for justice. Each of these traits may serve them well in practice and in life.

The cost of an LLM varies and depends on a number of factors. Before applying to a program, a potential student should do his or her research and talk to an advisor.

Many organizations and individuals can benefit from the skills of a graduate of the jurisprudence program. Because of this, participants of the program may go on to become corporate attorneys, civil rights lawyers, contract attorneys, regulations and ethics lawyers or international business lawyers. Individuals may choose to start their own firms as well and focus on copyright infringement, bankruptcy, tax law or any other area of law of their choosing.

Many schools offer an LLM in Jurisprudence, but where a student ends up ultimately comes down to his or her location, budget and schedule. Online courses offer the most flexibility and are ideal for individuals with full-time jobs and families to care for. 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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27 Results in Jurisprudence

The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of ... [+]

LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of Conflict Resolution. This qualification will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. If you are already working in these fields, our LLM will enhance your CV and help you take on a more senior role.

Course Requirements UK entry requirements: Students should possess a UK bachelors degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. While we accept applications from E... [-]
United Kingdom London Austria Vienna
March 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty, ... [+]

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty, plan a course of study in one of the following concentrations: Law and Technology, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. Foreign LL.M. students have the option to pursue a curriculum that helps prepare them for a U.S. bar examination while acquiring a broad understanding of the U.S. common law system. Through the law school's extensive curricular offerings, LL.M. candidates enhance their knowledge for practice by acquiring significant expertise in the area of specialization they have selected, as well as honing their skills in U.S. legal research, analysis, and legal writing.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 36 months
Campus
University of San Diego School of Law

The LLM in ComparativeLaw program is designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States. Candidates for the LLM in Comparative Law are ... [+]

LLM in Comparative Law

Program Description

The LLM in Comparative Law program is specifically designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States.

Candidates for the LLM in Comparative Law are enrolled in two required courses, Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Writing and Research. Except for these two required courses, candidates in the Comparative Law program choose their courses from the same curriculum as JD students and other LLM students.

Students whose native language is not English are also eligible to receive extra time on examinations and the use of a translating dictionary, provided they submit a TOEFL/IELTS score at the time of admission.... [-]

USA San Diego
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
University of the Witwatersrand

The LLM programme is suitable for law graduates and legal professionals who are interested in research and writing and who have the time as well as the ability to underta ... [+]

The LLM programme is suitable for law graduates and legal professionals who are interested in research and writing and who have the time as well as the ability to undertake fairly extensive legal research at an advanced academic level. Because of the demanding nature of the research component, entry to the programme is limited to applicants with an excellent academic record in the LLB. However, there are alternative entry routes for applicants who are able to demonstrate their suitability for the programme.

The coursework component consists of four courses, which may be taken either in a specialized field or in the general field. The research component consists of an attendance course in Research Methodology, two research essays of 5 000 words each and a Research Report of 10 000 words.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 
Campus
Utrecht University

Would you like the opportunity to complete an in-depth masters-level program in law that extends beyond the standard one-year period? The two-year Legal Research master’s ... [+]

JUDGED BEST IN THE FIELD

The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2018 ranked Utrecht University’s Legal Research program as the best in the field in the Netherlands.

ABOUT

Are you curious, analytical and ready to take on new challenges in a dynamic academic environment? Are you interested in writing academic texts, engaging in debate, and tackling complicated legal issues? Would you like to be given the opportunity to complete an in-depth Master’s-level program in law that extends beyond the standard one-year period? If so, the two-year Legal Research Master’s at Utrecht University may be the perfect choice for you!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A GROWING NEED FOR LEGAL RESEARCHERS ... [-]
Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Edinburgh Law School - The University of Edinburgh

This programme aims to equip you with an in-depth understanding of core areas of private law across the two great legal traditions of Europe, common and civil law. ... [+]

Programme description

This programme aims to equip you with an in-depth understanding of core areas of private law across the two great legal traditions of Europe, common and civil law. It offers you the opportunity to obtain an advanced qualification that is both academically rigorous and professionally beneficial.

Drawing on both the civil and common-law traditions, it combines the comparative study of key areas of private law with the dynamics of European harmonisation initiatives. It is particularly suited to those who have studied a range of private law subjects at undergraduate level, although it is also open to those whose undergraduate law degree has combined other specialisations.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Bond University

The Master of Laws (by Research) program is comprised of a 50,000-word research thesis, completed over two years full time. The thesis is supervised by expert staff in th ... [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Master of Laws (by Research) is offered to those with a professional law qualification (Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor or equivalent). Applications are required to have at least 65 percent average and/or extensive professional experience.

An applicant may be required to satisfy the Dean that they have the appropriate level of research skills to write a thesis of up to 50,000 words.

Admission is on the basis of an approved research proposal and availability of appropriate supervision.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Laws (by Research) program can be completed via a 50,000-word research thesis. While the Faculty can offer supervision in most areas of law, it has particular strengths in:... [-]

Australia Robina
January 2020
Full-time
104 weeks
Campus
California Western School of Law

The Master of Laws in US Law (LLM) & Master of Comparative Law (MCL) Program is designed to prepare lawyers from other countries to work knowledgeably with lawyers in ... [+]

Overview

The Master of Laws in US Law (LLM) & Master of Comparative Law (MCL) Program is designed to prepare lawyers from other countries to work knowledgeably with lawyers in the United States on questions of common interest arising under either their own or the US legal system.

The courses offered by our program allow you to tailor the program to fit your academic and professional interests. As a complement to the existing LLM/MCL Program for foreign lawyers, California Western offers a Certificate Program in US Law for lawyers, judges, and legal academics and scholars who are available to visit the US for only one semester. Why California Western? California Western was one of ... [-]
USA San Diego
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
SRH University Heidelberg

Modern enterprises need profoundly educated and well-trained legal experts. Our program focuses on highly engaged and qualified students interested in a thorough global u ... [+]

School of Social and Legal Sciences

Modern enterprises need profoundly educated and well-trained legal experts. Our program focuses on highly engaged and qualified students interested in a thorough global understanding of law and its mechanisms to coordinate human interactions in modern societies. According to the concept of a functional comparison of law, the study program centers on important questions of contemporary business law, with focuses on German, European, Anglo-American and Chinese Law. Graduates will be optimally prepared for international transactions, leadership roles in intercultural teams, and to face the challenges of today‘s globalized economy.

Key points Experien... [-]
Germany Heidelberg
April 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Beijing Institute Of Technology

The program of Law at BIT, with law as its key subject, has carried out characteristic education in Jurisprudence (with Customary Law and Legal Methods as the core), Civi ... [+]

The program of Law at BIT, with law as its key subject, has carried out characteristic education in Jurisprudence (with Customary Law and Legal Methods as the core), Civil and Commercial Law (with Intellectual Property Law as the core), Environmental and Resources Protection Law (with Energy Law and Environmental Tort Law as the core), International law (with Laws of Air Space and Outer Space and International Human Rights Protection Law as the core) and Procedural Law (with Judicial and Procedural System as the core).

Students are equipped with the solid basic theory of law, the basic training of legal thought and legal practice, and the background knowledge of natural science foundation and science and engineering, who then have the ability to analyze and solve problems with legal theory and legal methods.... [-]

China Beijing
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Westminster

If you want to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you will need to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) – the vocational stage of training that bridges the ... [+]

Course summary

If you want to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you will need to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) – the vocational stage of training that bridges the gap between academic studies and life in a law firm.

Westminster Law School has a well-established reputation for the delivery of solicitors' vocational training and our LLM in Legal Practice (which incorporates Stages 1 and 2 of the LPC) equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful 21st-century lawyer.

Distinctive features of the course include:

Highly experienced and approachable lecturers who are all qualified solicitors or barristers. Small, interactive group work, allowing you to benefit from individual guidance and help. All sessions are set within a balanced timetable to replicate the tasks undertaken in practice. A broad range of Stage 2 electives, reflecting areas of practice from high-street to city firms. The opportunity to undertake real client legal work under the supervision of tutors working in the Student Law Centre. The focus is on experiential learning through reflection, analysis and planning. A mentoring scheme which pairs you with mentors working in an area you are interested in. Our mentors are predominantly former Westminster LPC students who are now working in an area of legal practice. ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The purpose of this qualification is to let a student demonstrate through research training an ability to master at an advanced level the current state of specialized kno ... [+]

PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION

The purpose of this qualification is to let a student demonstrate through research training an ability to master at an advanced level the current state of specialized knowledge on a given topic within a particular branch of the law and to provide a sound training in research methodologies.

RULES OF ACCESS

General

i. The minimum entry requirement is an LLB degree (or equivalent qualification) at NQF level 7 or 8 and a minimum number of credits of 624. Candidates for admission to Master’s degrees, in general, need to have obtained their previous degree with an average mark of at least 65%.

ii. The relevant Head of Department may permit an applicant to register as a student for purposes of receiving guidance with and use the facilities of the University for, the preparation of a research proposal. This does not create an expectation that the student will be admitted to Master’s studies and such registration is provisional pending the approval of the admission of the student by the Board of the Faculty of Law. The Board of the Faculty of Law approves the admission of a student on the basis of the academic merit of the student, the research proposal submitted by the student and the ability of the Faculty to provide appropriate and continuous study guidance and supervision.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
University of Florida Levin College of Law

The LL.M. in Comparative Law Program is designed for persons who want to enhance their understanding of the legal system of the U.S.A. and the English common law system f ... [+]

LL.M. in Comparative Law Program

The LL.M. in Comparative Law Program is designed almost exclusively for persons having completed degrees in law at Universities and Law Schools outside the United States who want to enhance their understanding of the legal system of the United States of America and the English common law system from which it evolved. (The Director will determine whether or not the degree or degrees of law held by any applicant are sufficient to qualify them for entry into our program). The program also admits J.D. graduates of ABA-Accredited law schools in the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico who wish to study law in an English-dominant environment.

Unlike other law schools, Florida’s LL.M. program caters to the individual through a course of study tailored to the needs and objectives of each student, limited enrollment, and individualized counseling by the director, faculty, and staff. LL.M. students select from courses and seminars offered each year.... [-]

USA Gainesville
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Lancashire Law School - University of Central Lancashire

UCLan’s new combined LLM and LPC course gives students the opportunity to gain the professional qualification needed to become a solicitor, at the same time as achieving ... [+]

UCLan’s new combined LLM and LPC course gives students the opportunity to gain the professional qualification needed to become a solicitor, at the same time as achieving a Masters qualification. You will:

Obtain an internationally recognized qualification Gain a fully-accredited LPC and a Masters upon successful completion of your course Show employers a higher level of professional and academic competence Study in a highly practical learning environment designed to prepare you for real-life legal situations Receive excellent individual support to maximise your personal potential and career aspirations LPC

Students not wishing to pursue the full LLM, may pursue the traditional LPC qualification and obtain a postgraduate diploma.... [-]

United Kingdom Lancashire
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Independent College Dublin

The LL.M Comparative Media Law is the first and only course of its type to be offered in the Republic of Ireland. It is a specialized programme which examines the regulat ... [+]

The LL.M Comparative Media Law is the first and only course of its type to be offered in the Republic of Ireland. It is a specialized programme which examines the regulation of media in Ireland and internationally. In particular, Irish and international developments relating to restrictions on the media ranging from the laws on privacy, defamation, contempt of court and freedom of information are examined in depth. The statutory regulation of the media in Ireland and throughout the European Union is also analyzed. This course is ideal for those with an interest in the legal and ethical issues surrounding freedom of expression worldwide.

Through its association with Independent News & Media, the College has access to the very best practitioners in this area whether they be legal professionals practicing media law or editors or journalists who grapple with these legal issues on a daily basis. Together with the College’s experienced and enthusiastic teaching team, the LL.M provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about the theoretical aspects of law and how it operates in practice.... [-]

Ireland Dublin
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus