Law Degrees in LLM Public Interest Law

Compare 22 LLMs in LLM Public Interest Law

LLM Public Interest Law

An LLM in Public Interest Law is an excellent choice for those who seek to make the world a better place. Those who hold this graduate degree have the opportunity to engage in public service by providing specialized legal counsel to charities, nonprofit organizations, government entities and businesses.

 

What is an LLM in Public Interest Law? This is a graduate-level degree, generally reserved for those who have already completed some sort of formal legal education. Those who pursue this LLM do so to gain a specialized knowledge in a particular area of public interest law. Because this field is wide and varied, there are a number of paths of study from which students can choose. Study areas can include human rights, environmental policy and consumer protection.

 

Obtaining an LLM in Public Interest Law provides a number of benefits. Those who hold this degree are able to build on their existing legal knowledge to become experts in a particular field of law. This can make them highly valuable assets in both the public and private sectors.

 

It is difficult to gauge the precise cost of earning this degree, as tuition and living expenses will depend on the country and the institution. For this reason, it is important that prospective students thoroughly research the expenses associated with the programs in which they are interested.

 

Those who hold an LLM in Public Interest Law are considered experts in their fields, and as such they are in a competitive position for employment. Graduates may find work with government agencies, nonprofit organizations or advocacy groups. Traditional private practice is also an option, as are in-house counsel positions with corporations and other business entities. 

 

Many institutions accept online applications for this degree. It is advisable to thoroughly research the admission requirements prior to submitting your application. This information can be easily found through our program listing. 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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Master of Laws in Indigenous Peoples Law

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 USA Norman + 1 more

Located in the heart of the original Indian Territory, OU Law provides an ideal environment for the study of Native American law and issues concerning indigenous peoples [+]

LL.Ms in LLM Public Interest Law . Located in the heart of the original Indian Territory, OU Law provides an ideal environment for the study of Native American law and issues concerning indigenous peoples. Oklahoma contains nearly forty tribal nations and the second largest Native American population in the United States. Given their presence and the history of the region, Indian law affects virtually all areas of legal practice, making it a vibrant and growing field. The LL.M. in Indigenous Peoples law can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. The University of Oklahoma - College of Law - LL.M. The John B. Turner LL.M. Program offers a unique combination of courses, available only at OU, and allows students to choose from three specializations: energy and natural resources, indigenous peoples law, or US Legal Studies (for foreign-educated lawyers). OU Law provides LL.M. students outstanding opportunities such as studying in the classroom with world class faculty and juris doctor students and attending guest lectures, field trips, social events, and networking opportunities. LL.M. students may also receive credit for related courses offered by other OU departments. Legendary professors including Richard Hemingway, Drew Kershen, Peter Krug, Victor Kulp, Eugene Kuntz, Maurice Merrill, Joe Rarick and Rennard Strickland have made the OU Law a national leader in energy, natural resources and indigenous peoples. Professors who continue this tradition include Owen Anderson (oil and gas law, oil and gas contracts and tax, international petroleum law and transactions), Monica Erhman, joining the faculty Fall 2013 (Energy Law), Taiawagi Helton (environmental law and Indian natural resources law), Joyce Palomar (land tenure security law, real estate development law, and land use law), Lindsay Robertson (Indian law, indigenous peoples law, human rights law) and Murray Tabb (environmental law). In addition, the College is fortunate to have several distinguished adjunct and visiting professors who teach highly specialized classes in this program area. Entry Requirements To qualify for admission to the John B. Turner LL.M. program, applicants must have earned their first law degree — LL.B., J.D., or equivalent. Admission is highly selective, and those admitted must have excellent law school records, strong letters of recommendation, proficiency in English and leadership potential. Although not required, some work or research experience following completion of the first law degree is preferred. Language This program does not require the LSAT exam; however, students must be proficient in the English language. International students whose primary language is not English must submit satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam (TOEFL). Residency International applicants must submit a clear copy of the biographic page and expiration date of their passport. If a spouse or dependents will accompany the applicant to OU, clear copies of their passport biographic pages and expiration dates must also be submitted, along with marriage and birth certificate(s), as applicable, to verify family relationships. If the applicant is currently residing in the U.S., a copy of the page from his or her passport showing a current U.S. visa must be submitted. Financial Support Documentation International students must submit financial documentation to verify your financial resources, such as a bank statement(s) less than 90 days old showing the total amount of financial support available. If the bank account is not in the student’s name, include a letter from the account holder verifying that he or she will be supporting the student. If the bank statement does not show the money in U.S. dollars, please include a conversion of the balance in U.S. dollars. If the student is being supported by a government, business or organization, the student must provide a letter less than 90 days old stating the U.S. dollar amount of support. [-]

LLM in Homeland and National Security

Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School
Campus or Online Full time Part time January 2017 USA Lansing

WMU-Cooley Law School is one of the first law schools in the country to offer an LL.M. degree in Homeland and National Security Law. This Master of Laws degree includes intensive study in air and transportation security, border security, military operations within the United States, intelligence and privacy issues, and technology and cyber-security. [+]

Master of Laws: Homeland & National Security Homeland & National Security Law WMU-Cooley Law School is one of the first law schools in the country to offer an LL.M. degree in Homeland and National Security Law. This Master of Laws degree includes intensive study in air and transportation security, border security, military operations within the United States, intelligence and privacy issues, and technology and cyber-security. Practical courses on federal contracting and administrative law are also included. The unique and compelling courses within this program were developed through Director Michael McDaniel’s diverse experience, both civilian and military, and federal and state senior positions. Students within this program have the opportunity to serve on the prestigious HNS Law Review, a student edited legal periodical published twice yearly. [-]

Master In Procedural Law

Grupo Tiradentes
Campus Full time 374 hours March 2017 Brazil Aracaju

The need for practical improvement and acquisition of new theoretical knowledge drive and demonstrate to legal professionals the importance of continuing education in its various forms, especially with the entry into force in the year 2016, the new Civil Procedure Code, which will result in the need for legal professionals to upgrade to face the new procedural scheme of the new law. [+]

LL.Ms in LLM Public Interest Law . Differentials Course The need for practical improvement and acquisition of new theoretical knowledge drive and demonstrate to legal professionals the importance of continuing education in its various forms, especially with the entry into force in the year 2016, the new Civil Procedure Code, which will result in the need for legal professionals to upgrade to face the new procedural scheme of the new law. Inserted in this reality, the specialization course in Procedural Law of the University Center Tiradentes (UNIT-AL), in partnership with Superior Law School (ESA - OAB / AL), proposes a multidisciplinary graduate, theoretical and practical, aimed at updating and the formation of a professional able to act in various areas of law, with emphasis on the New Code of Civil procedure and its relationship with other branches of science procedural. This is an innovative project as it covers issues and practices inherent to the various legal professions. The approach used in the course goes on to consider the professional needs of lawyers and new challenges in the training of a law degree. Goals General: upgrade the professional legal careers with a view to the modification engendered by the advent of the new Civil Procedure Code; provide knowledge and legal practice in experiential and instrumental bias; and promote the theoretical and technical-scientific discussions. Specific: train professionals with critical and reflective thinking to act with full responsibility for the produced legal acts; provide the necessary knowledge of the tools and technical tools to manage any litigations within Brazilian jurisdiction; allow students to structure information and provide conditions for the development of capacity for reflection, analysis and synthesis. TARGET AUDIENCE This course is the various legal professions, since all judicial activity requires a clear understanding of the legal phenomena instrumentally, that is, focused on procedural performance. In this sense, the course is aimed at lawyers, advisors and legal counsel, prosecutors and public defenders, as well as all those preparing for such careers, mainly due to the entry into force in 2016, the New Code Civil lawsuit. METHODOLOGY The courses will be conducted through lectures, in which theoretical and practical aspects will be addressed, including cases of discussions, being always encouraged the active participation of students, as well as the previous reading of the content to be taught. [-]

LLM Public International Law

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

“Imagine all the people, Sharing all the world... You may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one…” (John Lennon) International law is not a dream nor for dreamers. [+]

Public International Law

“Imagine all the people, Sharing all the world... You may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one…” (John Lennon) International law is not a dream nor for dreamers.

Making law work in our global society is a tough task that needs well-trained and highly dedicated lawyers ... is that you?

Imagine a peaceful, prosperous and environmentally sustainable world society respecting human dignity and social justice. Would this be possible without international law? Do not dream, make it work! Allow yourself to become a good international lawyer by getting to know the achievements and shortcomings or international law today. Develop ideas about how to improve international law and acquire the skills to advise your government, an international organization, a company, individuals, or groups.... [-]


LLM/PgDip/PgCert Global Environmental Law and Governance

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other. [+]

LL.Ms in LLM Public Interest Law . Why this course? Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other. There's also a growing need to understand the relevance for environmental governance of the legal practices of indigenous peoples and local communities, business entities, local administrations, and transnational environmental practitioners. The programme aims to help students critically appraise and creatively contribute to environmental regulation and governance at the international, transnational, national and local levels. Studying this course, you'll be equipped with a wide range of expertise in environmental law, in areas like: biodiversity land food and agriculture climate change and energy corporate accountability environmental justice water and oceans human rights sustainable development You'll focus on the global dynamics of environmental law. In particular, you'll look at the mutual influences and interactions among different regulatory levels. The programme draws both on cutting-edge academic research on global environmental law, and on first-hand professional experience in environmental law and governance at different levels. Employability Your ability to gain international employment is at the heart of this course. It'll equip you with the skills and expertise you need to pursue a career in: international organisations national governments involved in international, EU and/or transnational law matters non-government organisations that operate at a regional, sub-national, national or international level private companies concerned with international, EU and/or transnational environmental law Work experience We have a successful track record of helping LLM students obtain competitive international internships with United Nations organisations. These are optional, and their duration and conditions vary depending on the host organisation. They usually start towards the end of the course. Our programme directors are currently concluding formal agreements with selected international organisations to secure a number of internships for LLM students each year. Career advice Our course directors will provide advice on international careers. They can give you some insider tips on how to apply for jobs with, for example, the United Nations and will be available to review job applications. Network with other professionals LLM students will become part of a closed alumni group on LinkedIn. This will give you the opportunity to network with other professionals in environmental law and governance. It'll also ensure you're updated on selected job opportunities. Global Practitioners among teaching staff This course is taught by one of the most wide-ranging groups of environmental law experts in the UK. Our staff have expertise in: biodiversity climate change forests oceans and fisheries land water human rights and the environment environmental justice corporate accountability and more They'll not only draw from their own cutting-edge academic research, but also their involvement in multilateral environmental negotiations, consultancies for the United Nations and regional organisations, legal advice to developing countries on reforms of natural resource laws, and collaborations with non-government organisations and indigenous and local communities’ organisations. Some of your classes will also include input from many of our external experts and practitioners. This includes those from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) the European Commission Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance (SCELG) aims to identify and shape emerging areas of legal research in environmental governance. Our students are an integral part of the centre, together with academic staff, PhD students and visiting scholars. You'll have the chance to take part in the research and consultancy work carried out by the centre. You can put your new skills and knowledge into practice, strengthening your CV. The BENELEX project The BeneLex project aims to investigate the conceptual and practical dimensions of benefit-sharing. You'll be involved in ongoing research on fair and equitable benefit-sharing, in the areas of: international biodiversity climate land oceans human rights law Events You'll take part in SCELG events, and will be responsible for organising the annual Festival of Environmental Law and Governance. There, you'll present your LLM dissertation project, and network with other students and a wide range of experts already working in the area. Residential sessions Climate Change Law & Policy (LLM) is taught via distance learning with the exception of two residential weeks. Students on the course come to Scotland and stay for one week per semester to attend masterclasses and workshops with their peers. You'll be given the opportunity to take part in these residential sessions for learning and networking purposes. Facilities Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series and houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas. You'll have access to a wide range of electronic information which you can access from home. This includes all major legal databases. Student competitions You'll be invited to take part in a selection process to participate in the Climate & Sustainability Project (CASP). It's an annual student-run project that explores a particular area of law and policy related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project culminates every year in an interactive workshop led by students and contributed to by a range of sustainable development experts. Entry requirements Normally a first class or second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in law or environment-related discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications, upon approval by the course director, if the applicant has accrued substantial professional experience in the area of environmental law, policy and/or management. English language requirements For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you're a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check the most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English language requirements before making your application. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year (2016/17) unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU LLM: £4,800 PgDip: £4,000 PgCert: £2,000 Rest of UK LLM: £4,800 PgDip: £4,000 PgCert: £2,000 International LLM: £13,500 PgDip: £9,000 [-]

LLM Public International Law

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Our master’s programme in Public International Law (PIL) at Utrecht University will equip you with a broad range of tools to address current legal concerns facing the global population. [+]

Our master’s programme in Public International Law (PIL) at Utrecht University will equip you with a broad range of tools to address current legal concerns facing the global population. Our PIL programme has been chosen as the Best Master Programme in the Netherlands in the field of International Law by the highly regarded Dutch Elsevier Guide on the Best Degrees for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). PIL is a flexible programme that offers you many options, both during your study period and in your career possibilities post-graduation. In today’s globalised world, public international law addresses complex, challenging issues that touch everyone’s lives. In our PIL programme, you will explore common themes of public international law with the option to take a specialisation in Human Rights or Environment and Law of the Sea. You will build relevant and current skills by studying actual cases facing the International Court of Justice and other international dispute-settlement institutions. You’ll develop your argumentation abilities in moot courts, amongst other training methods and learn to apply your knowledge of the law to real-life situations. This academic, challenging, English-taught LLM programme reflects the multidisciplinary research emerging from Utrecht University’s Faculty of Law, Economics, and Governance. The approach of the faculty’s research, and the PIL programme, is multi-dimensional: developments in public international law are best seen from a broad perspective. You will develop general precepts pertaining to worldwide concerns and learn to apply these precepts to specific cases. As an added benefit, the international mix of students in this programme means that you - by working together – will actually offer each other personal ‘comparative’ insights on international law. ACTIVE, SELF-DESIGNED LEARNING Our master’s programme in Public International Law offers you active learning methods in which your own interests, ambitions, and aims guide your programme. Your professors take a supportive role in this self-created individualised approach to your studies. In the Capita Selecta modules and in your own specialisation, you will be trained in the essential skill of how to quickly deepen your knowledge in a current, specialised legal topic. From the very beginning you will also take part in the Research and Thesis Training that prepares you to write your master’s thesis, the culmination of your LLM programme. If you have the drive to go the extra mile in your studies, there is - the Excellent Master’s Track -an additional honours programme for the best and most highly motivated students. SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, BROAD PERSPECTIVES The Master in Public International Law provides you with thorough and highly individualised training that will prepare you for a legal career in an international environment. You’ll develop your academic and practical abilities through taking part in moot courts, visiting legal and professional organisations, and undertaking research focused on your thesis. You’ll also learn to reflect critically on current legal dilemmas, both human and environmental, presented by our globalised and interdependent world. Whether you aim to build a career as a diplomat, attorney or policy officer in national government, research scientist, legal advisor in an NGO or governmental organisation, or attorney in the legal department of a multinational corporation business, you’ll learn to work effectively and ethically in the complex world of public international law. When you graduate from this programme, you will receive an LLM diploma. [-]

LLM in Public Law

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

In today’s world, where there is a growing need to adopt legal approaches to cope with local as well as global issues, resolving legal controversies require a multi-dimensional perspective based [+]

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Public Law

 

In today’s world, where there is a growing need to adopt legal approaches to cope with local as well as global issues, resolving legal controversies require a multi-dimensional perspective based on a conception of different legal disciplines; hence, the lawyer profile who is able to add to the development of society, economy, politics and the legal profession has been changing. With this respect, Koç University Institute of Social Sciences targets to contribute to the molding of this new lawyer profile, with an understanding based on reliable academic research, as well as practicing experience. We also offer non-thesis programs as well as thesis programs. The program with thesis is composed of 3 core courses followed by 4 elective courses and is concluded with a thesis. The non-thesis program is composed of 10 courses and a final paper.... [-]


LLM Public International Law

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is designed for those who want a general public international law qualification, which can be tailored towards a particular specialist interest such as environmental protection, international trade, or human rights. [+]

LLM Public International Law The LLM Public International Law allows you to develop an excellent grounding in the techniques of argument and interpretation of international law, as well as providing you with the opportunity to acquire expertise in how these elements are put to the test in very different contexts, ranging from protection of the environment, regulation of world trade to humanitarian protection. With over 25 qualifying options, there is the flexibility to decide the extent to which you focus on any specialist area of public international law. Key facts The School of Law was ranked 41st best law school in the world, and 9th in the UK, by the QS World Rankings by Subject 2016 Since its introduction in 1987, our LLM programme has continued to grow in popularity and prestige and now attracts some 140 to 160 students each year, from more than 50 countries, confirming its status as one of the leading LLM programmes available Research-led teaching means that you will be exposed to current issues, advanced debate, and innovative thinking and regular guest seminars and lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners complement teaching in the school Dedicated resources for students in the school, including a Legal Skills Advisor who delivers workshops and one-to-one sessions, a Law School computer room, and a Law Reading Room in the Hallward Library, contribute to a unique and positive learning experience The school enjoys professional relationships with international institutions, leading UK law firms, private industry and consultancies, government departments, both foreign and domestic, and non-governmental organisations Course details You must complete at least 90 credits worth of modules from the qualifying specialist module options for the Public International Law LLM. The remaining 30 credits required to complete the taught stage of the degree can be chosen from the full suite of modules offered across all of our LLM programmes. In addition, you must choose a dissertation topic which falls within the field of public international law. Guidance and support on deciding a dissertation topic and designing your project will be provided through bespoke workshops and one-to-one support. Teaching The LLM programme operates small group seminar teaching wherever possible, allowing for an integrative and interactive learning experience. You are encouraged and expected to prepare for, and participate in, seminars so that you get the maximum benefit from these teaching sessions. Modular assessments All taught courses are assessed by examination or essay, or a combination of both. All assessments take place at the end of the spring term. Practice assignments, workshops on issues such as exam technique and time management, as well as one-to-one sessions with the Legal Skills Advisor are offered throughout the academic year to prepare you for these assessments. Modules Qualifying module options Biodiversity and International Law Business and Human Rights Detention and Imprisonment in the International Criminal Justice System Economic and Social Rights The European Convention on Human Rights General Themes and Principles of International Environmental Law Governance of the EU International and Comparative Penal Law and Human Rights International Criminal Evidence International Criminal Law International Financial and Monetary Law International Human Rights Law International Humanitarian Law International Investment Law International Law of the Sea International Law of Transboundary Pollution International Law of Treaties Law, Development and the International Community Mental Disability and International Human Rights Minorities and International Human Rights Principles of Public International Law The Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in International Law Public Procurement in EU and International Trade Law Regional Human Rights Law Religion and International Human Rights United Nations Law The World Trading System The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers. Many graduates either go into the legal profession or return to their previous legal careers with their experience and prospects enhanced by their experiences on the course. A large number also work with NGOs, or return to their countries with the relevant skills to help add to the future development of that country. A selection of graduates progress onto our PhD programme each year, in order to progress their academic career. These students often choose to stay at The University of Nottingham beyond their doctorate, with a number of our current academics having completed both the LLM or Masters and PhD programmes with us before becoming members of staff. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 93% of postgraduates in the School of Law who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £27,031 with the highest being £40,800.* * Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

LLM Advanced Studies in Public International Law

Leiden University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Den Haag

The Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Public International Law is an intensive, high-level postgraduate programme in public international law. [+]

LL.Ms in LLM Public Interest Law . International legal questions The Master of Laws’ Advanced Studies in Public International Law is an intensive, high-level postgraduate programme which will bring you to the doorstep of international courts and tribunals. As a student in one of the two specialisations of this programme, you will gain in-depth knowledge of the foundations of public international law and become familiar with the current debates in the field. An important objective of our programme is to provide you with skills that will enable you to thoroughly analyse and interpret legal sources, literature, and cases, to research and formulate an independent opinion on international legal questions. You will also learn to clearly present your findings both orally and in writing to legal specialists as well as non-lawyers, to actively participate in academic debate, and to apply this advanced academic knowledge in public international law in a professional context. International courts and tribunals The programme benefits from the proximity of the many international judicial and other institutions in nearby The Hague, such as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and the International Criminal Court (ICC). For whom? This programme is suitable for: law graduates or professionals in possession of a full law degree (offering access to legal practice), with sufficient knowledge of public international law; graduates who hold an equivalent degree and/or have sufficient professional experience in the field. The programme caters for those already working in, or pursuing a career in international organisations, governmental institutions, international non-governmental organisations, or in academia. Specialisations International Criminal Law (Advanced) Peace, Justice and Development What the professionals have to say “The programme, ideally located in The Hague, offers students the unique opportunity to have a face-to-face conversation with Judges and other people working in International Criminal Justice” (Judge Elizabeth Odio-Benito, International Criminal Court). “This is an excellent programme. It is a pleasure to meet such dedicated professors and talented students from all parts of the world and to discuss criminal law and ICC procedure with them at the Court or at Campus Den Haag” (Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, International Criminal Court). Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/public-international-law/en/introduction. [-]

LLM International and European Union Law

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 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. [+]

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 Organization (WTO). Also you are challenged to consider the effects of market integration including for example human rights and the protection of the environment. In the second block you will explore the multidimensional nature of legal orders. You will study ‘real world issues’ to learn how international and European legal orders inter-relate with international private legal orders and national legal orders. In the third and fourth block you choose your specialization. You can opt for a track in European Union Law or in International Law and Global Governance. The European option focusses on Economic Integration Law and includes courses like EU competition law, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and Financial Supervision.
In the International Law specialization the focus lies on International Governance and includes courses like Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Economic Law and Environmental Law. 
During the final block you follow only one course because you will spend the majority of your time in writing your thesis based on your specialization. Practical skills Acquiring practical legal skills is an important and useful aspect of this programme. You are trained to structure, write and present legal advice for example by producing a policy paper or pleading in a moot court session. In addition you will receive cross-cultural communications training which enables you to successfully negotiate in an international environment. Several courses include lectures from professionals working in the legal practice including (international) judges and lawyers.
Each year visits to European and international courts and/or organisations are organised by the staff and students. During these visits you are able to see how things work in practice. The LL.M. programme in International and European Union Law offers small scale education in which international students and the international staff actively engage with each other.  [-]

LL.M. International Litigation and Arbitration

University Of Zurich - Faculty of Law
Campus Part time 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Zurich

Since 20 years the LL.M. International Litigation and Arbitration offers a unique and valuable further education for lawyers taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. [+]

LL.Ms in LLM Public Interest Law . Since 20 years the LL.M. International Litigation and Arbitration offers a unique and valuable further education for lawyers taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. The school’s location, Zurich is the economic capital and most vibrant city of Switzerland and is situated in the heart of Europe allowing students to easily discover the European countries and explore Switzerland’s stunning nature. The ongoing demand and positive feedback from program graduates reflect the attractiveness and practical applicability of this graduate program. The specially designed LL.M. program will entail a highly challenging, practice-related work study program. 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. Academic modules conducted in the USA, as well as in China and Geneva, contribute to the international nature of the program. The program Among the strength that graduate students find at the University of Zurich are the opportunity to pursue a broad course of study, and the possibility to explore their areas of interest in the Specialization Courses. Students will profit from our LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field. The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 420 lectures. The program is completed with the submission of a thesis. The General Course lectures build the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Course. After an introduction to the economic and legal foundations of the international economy and important foreign areas of law, the emphasis shifts to European and international business (e.g., EU Common Market, Competition Law, WTO, Corporate Law, Tax and Corporate Criminal Law). The International Litigation and Arbitration Course treats procedural issues in international economic affairs. The first part focuses on the international jurisdiction of state courts, recognition and enforcement cover foreign decisions and intergovernmental legal assistance. It is also about aspects of process management and extrajudicial settlement of disputes, including cooperation with law firms abroad. The Arbitration module focuses on the key aspects of international arbitration. Besides the question of whether and which arbitration courts are to be agreed, are writing arbitration clauses, the implementation of arbitration, the possible review of arbitral awards and the recognition and enforcement of award in the foreground. The module rounds up with a Moot Court. Module 1: International Litigation Module 2: International Arbitration Students who are interested in only taking the Specialization Course can be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). Summary of key points: 4 Semester in German (and English), classes take part Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the mornings Degree: LL.M. International Litigation and Arbitration Application form: www.LLM.uzh.ch Application deadline: Please check our website Application and Eligibility The following requirements must be met for admission to the program of study: Degree in Law at a Master’s level (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis) Professional experience Good verbal and written knowledge of the teaching languages (German and English) Costs CHF 32,800.– Included in tuition costs are the costs for course materials, examination fees as well as all intensive weekends and certain additional events. Not included are costs for excursions, additional literature and living costs. [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chicago

With new technologies and social practices giving rise to new intellectual property issues, leading-edge training in IP law and related practice techniques is necessary to keep up and advance in the fast-moving, competitive world of intellectual property. [+]

LLM in Intellectual Property LawWith new technologies and social practices giving rise to new intellectual property issues, leading-edge training in IP law and related practice techniques is necessary to keep up and advance in the fast-moving, competitive world of intellectual property. Our LLM in Intellectual Property Law gives you the competitive advantage you need to excel in practice. Learn substantive law and practical skills from some of the nation's top IP academics, judges, and practitioners.LLM in Intellectual Property Law candidates choose The John Marshall Law School for its extensive curriculum offerings, including numerous patent law courses. The LLM program offers two degree tracks: a patent track for candidates with technical backgrounds who wish to specialize in patent practice and a general IP track for candidates who wish to gain in-depth knowledge about the full range of IP laws and developments.Degree candidates can also earn their LLM in Intellectual Property Law online through eDegrees distance education.RequirementsLLM in Intellectual Property Law candidates must complete 24 credit hours in order to earn their degree. In addition to required courses, you will select elective courses specific to your areas of interest. Degree candidates must graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better.Our program attracts recent law graduates and practicing attorneys who desire a better understanding of the complex and ever-changing practice of intellectual property law. To accommodate the diverse needs and experiences of degree candidates, the program may be pursued full-time and completed over two semesters or completed part-time in less than five years.... [-]


LLM Information, Technology and Intellectual Property Law

University of East Anglia Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law brings together two of the most important legal questions of the 21st century: the fate of law in the information age, and the management and exploitation of diverse forms of creativity, reputation and innovation. [+]

LL.Ms in LLM Public Interest Law . The LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law brings together two of the most important legal questions of the 21st century: the fate of law in the information age, and the management and exploitation of diverse forms of creativity, reputation and innovation. Building on a long record of teaching at the cutting edge of law and technology, the UEA Law School is home to a strong team of scholars investigating everything from IP enforcement to the rights and risks associated with ‘Web 2.0’. Students can choose from a range of specialised, internationally-focused modules on IT and IP, but can also take the opportunity to study subjects in the closely related field of media law, or other subjects offered in the School on commercial and competition law. The LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University. This degree also offers an optional Research Methods Training component. Research methods training is likely to be of particular interest to students who are considering working in the following areas: Academic legal research, including study for an advanced research degree, such as an MPhil or PhD, Law reform bodies and legal pressure groups, for example the Law Commission or Liberty, International organisations with a policy research focus, such as OECD, The World Bank. Key Facts Designed to develop legal knowledge and skills for those intending to specialise in a legal career in information technology law (including the Internet and e-commerce industries) or any area of intellectual property law Focus on the relationship between law and technology (without assuming detailed knowledge of particular technologies), and the social, economic and cultural consequences of new or amended forms of regulation and governance Over 25 subjects to choose from Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Law or cognate degree Degree Classification: Good 2.2 pass or international equivalent [-]

LLM in Environmental Law

Vermont Law School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2017 USA South Royalton + 1 more

Post-JD students find unparalleled opportunities for intensive study in Vermont Law School’s Masters of Laws (LLM) programs. [+]

Vermont Law School LLM in Environmental Law Post-JD students find unparalleled opportunities for intensive study in Vermont Law School’s Masters of Laws (LLM) programs. Ranked the number one environmental law school in the country, VLS offers more environmental and energy law courses than any other U.S. law school and is nationally renowned in dispute resolution and clinical law, Graduates further define and advance their careers through the practice of law, research, teaching, or public policy. The LLM in Environmental Law is designed for Juris Doctor graduates who want to focus their career on environmental law and issues including climate change, land use, natural resources, water resources, or environmental tax policy. Students pursue a general education in environmental law or concentrate in a particular area. You’ll design an intensive, practical curriculum that matches your objectives. Degree work includes completion of a thesis, research project, teaching practicum, or externship. And you’ll participate in a graduate seminar which explores advanced research topics through discussions and lectures by environmental law scholars. Full-time LLM students typically complete the program in 12 months but students have up to five years to obtain their degree. The program can be started in either the summer or fall semester. An LLM in Environmental Law can also be obtained through the online degree program. [-]

LLM in Corporate Compliance

Fordham University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA New York

Fordham Law’s LLM in Corporate Compliance—the first of its kind in the country—introduces students to a rapidly emerging field that is often global in scope. This unique program prepares candidates to respond effectively to new and complex regulatory demands. [+]

LL.Ms in LLM Public Interest Law . Fordham Law’s LLM in Corporate Compliance — the first of its kind in the country—introduces students to a rapidly emerging field that is often global in scope. This unique program prepares candidates to respond effectively to new and complex regulatory demands. Students will explore the role of in-house counsel, the corporate compliance office, and the elements of compliance, including risk assessment, attorney-client privilege, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, global codes of conduct, crisis management, deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements, and corporate social responsibility. Students will learn the basic regulatory framework, especially in the banking and financial regulatory industries, and will be trained in the skills that are essential for any compliance professional. PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED COURSES The 24-credit minimum must include Corporations* as well as 12 credits of Specialization Distribution Courses approved for the Corporate Compliance program. The 12-credit Specialization Distribution Course requirement must include the following core courses: Global Corporate Compliance Compliance Risk Assessment We also strongly recommend students to take either International Financial Crime or Anti-Money Laundering. Remaining credits needed to fulfill the 12-credit Specialization Distribution requirement must be chosen from among the selection of Specialization Distribution Courses approved for the Corporate Compliance program. ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES For students who do not hold a JD degree from a U.S. law school, the following courses are also required: Introduction to the U.S. Legal System Legal Writing and Research for LLM Students Introduction to the U.S. Legal Profession At least 6 credits of Content Outline courses Students are required to take Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Legal Writing and Research for LLM Students during their first semester of study in the LLM program. Note: If a course can fulfill both (i) a Specialization Distribution requirement and (ii) a Content Outline requirement, the course may count toward both requirements. A Note Regarding Course Selection for Part Time Students The LLM program strives to ensure that there is a wide range of courses available in the evening in each of our LLM areas of specialization, and to ensure that students will be able to meet their program requirements within their desired time frame for completion. However, it would be impossible to ensure that any specific course will be offered at a time that is convenient to all students. We encourage you to look at the schedules from past semesters, available on the registrar's website, to get a sense of what courses may be offered in the future (noting, of course, that the schedule varies from one semester to the next). [-]