Master of Laws in Law Studies in North America

Find LLM Programs in Law Studies in North America 2018

An LL.M. is the first step towards academics in many countries. It presents many opportunity to specialize in a particular field or to undertake thorough research. It can also prove beneficial in obtaining a doctoral level degree in law.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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General LL.M.

University at Buffalo School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 USA Buffalo

The General LL.M. is intended for people who already hold a law degree, and who wish to "go deeper." Some students choose to design a specific course of study. Many students, with law degrees from other countries, choose to study US law and perhaps strengthen their English language skills. [+]

Lawyers looking to take their career to the next level will find challenge, choice, and flexibility at the School of Law.

The General LL.M. Program allows lawyers who have demonstrated success in their legal education, their practice, or both, to create individualized programs designed to take their careers to the next level. LL.M. students have access to nearly the entire J.D. curriculum and admitted students receive one-on-one academic advisement in the selection of their courses to help them navigate through our substantial range of course offerings and out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities. The program takes one year to complete. Our dynamic classrooms give LL.M. students the opportunity to learn alongside students in our three- and two-year J.D. programs and share their global perspectives, enriching our community both in and out of class.... [-]


Master of Laws in US Legal Studies (for foreign educated lawyers)

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Norman

The US Legal Studies specialization allows foreign-educated lawyers to gain a general education in US law and legal issues. Students are encouraged to tailor the curriculum to [+]

The US Legal Studies specialization allows foreign-educated lawyers to gain a general education in US law and legal issues. Students are encouraged to tailor the curriculum to fit their individualized needs, and courses may be selected to help the student prepare for taking a bar exam in the United States.

Courses within the US Legal Studies specialization may include Civil Procedure, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, and Torts, among others.

The LL.M. in US Legal Studies can be completed in one year of full-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).... [-]


Online Master's in Paralegal Studies

The George Washington University Online
Online Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Washington Four

One of a select few paralegal master’s degrees in the country and designed specifically for working professionals, GW’s online Master’s in Paralegal Studies and Graduate Certificate programs offer a rigorous and current curriculum to advance the profession and the legal landscape. If you are an established paralegal who aspires to advance in the profession, GW’s Master’s in Paralegal Studies online program will give you the skills and confidence you need to succeed and lead the field. [+]

One of a select few paralegal master’s degrees in the country and designed specifically for working professionals, GW’s online Master’s in Paralegal Studies and offers a rigorous and current curriculum to advance the profession and the legal landscape. As a student in either of our online programs, you’ll expand your legal knowledge, refine your skill set and develop practical tools that can be applied to your job from day one; as a GW graduate, you’ll have the confidence and recognized academic credential to lead a fulfilling and prosperous career in the legal field. GW’s Master’s in Paralegal Studies program is seen as a trailblazer in the legal community, having been developed to address shifting roles and new requirements in the legal profession. Today’s firms expect paralegals who are more highly-educated, embody both breadth and depth of legal knowledge and have the drive to tackle complex challenges and make a difference. GW’s Paralegal Studies programs are recognized for delivering just that – an exceptional learning experience and the practical tools to succeed in today’s dynamic and evolving legal space. GW’s integrated curriculum weaves career preparation, ethics and professionalism, technology, and effective written and oral communication throughout the program so that students internalize these critical skills. Fully online coursework accommodates the unique demands of working professionals. ... [-]


General LLM

Suffolk University Law School
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months September 2018 USA Boston

The general Master of Laws program is for students who have already completed a law degree and want to enhance their legal skills by focusing on a particular field or an emerging area of law. [+]

The general Master of Laws program is for students who have already completed a law degree and want to enhance their legal skills by focusing on a particular field or an emerging area of law.

Launched in 2012 to capitalize on the depth and breadth of Suffolk Law's curriculum, this LL.M. offers you maximum flexibility. You can create your own track in a field of your choosing, or select courses from Suffolk's recognized areas of expertise, including dispute resolution and civil litigation, business law and financial services, biomedical and health law, intellectual property, international law, or labor and employment law.

LLM Program Requirements

The LLM curriculum is primarily elective in nature. Students should meet with the Director of Graduate Law Programs to select courses to best fulfill their career objectives. International students are required to enroll in the seminar entitled, Introduction to US Law, Legal Reasoning and Writing in their first semester. The Legal English Institute is recommended for LLM students whose primary language is not English.... [-]


Master of Laws (General)

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 36 - 60 months August 2018 USA Dallas + 1 more

The general LL.M. program offers law graduates an opportunity to broaden their backgrounds in certain specialized areas of law by enrolling in advanced courses and seminars and by engaging in specialized research. Most students seeking this degree concentrate in areas such as corporate and commercial law, international law, intellectual property law, legal practice and procedure, natural resources law, or property law. [+]

The general LL.M. program offers law graduates an opportunity to broaden their backgrounds in certain specialized areas of law by enrolling in advanced courses and seminars and by engaging in specialized research. Although the School of Law awards no specific subject designated LL.M. degrees under this program, most students seeking this degree concentrate in areas such as corporate and commercial law, international law, legal practice and procedure, natural resources law, or property law.

For degree requirements

To receive the general LL.M. degree the student must meet all of the following requirements:

(A) Residence in the School of Law for no fewer than two terms if a full-time student and no fewer than three terms if a part-time student.... [-]


LL.M. in Six Specialties

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 USA Indianapolis

We have found that students often enter the program unsure of which track is best for them, so you will be admitted into the LL.M. program and not a specific track of study. When you arrive for orientation, you will have the chance to talk with faculty, staff, and students about the LL.M. program and the different tracks, and then your academic advisor will help you to decide which track best fits your career goals and interests. [+]

Practical Work Experiences at a Fraction of the Cost

Are you looking for an exciting and first-rate educational experience? Make IU McKinney the next stop on your path to a fulfilling legal career. Ranked by the International Jurist in three competitive LL.M. categories (Best Academics, Best Law Student Experience, and Best Value Law School), IU McKinney

represents the best of what an American LL.M. can offer. Here's what some of our current students and alumni have to say:

Our downtown location–in the heart of state government and business - enhances everything about the student experience and is the driving reason behind our student academic and employment success. As the only law school in the capital city, our students benefit from over 350 externship/internship opportunities each semester ranging from federal and state governmental posts to large and niche law firm and corporate posts.... [-]


LLM

Albany Law School
Campus Full time Part time 3 weeks September 2018 USA Albany + 1 more

The LL.M. program offers several different study options. Candidates may specialize in government administration and regulation, health law, intellectual property law, or international law, or may design a course of study other than those specialized programs. The school offers an LLM in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law, offered completely online, allowing international students to take the courses from home. [+]

The LL.M. program offers several different study options. Candidates may specialize in government administration and regulation, health law, intellectual property law, or international law, or may design a course of study other than those specialized programs.

Candidates can take the fully-online Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law LLM from anywhere in the world.

LL.M. candidates are required to earn 24 credits in approved courses. Students are strongly encouraged to earn academic credits, up to a limit of six, by engaging in faculty-supervised research and writing projects. A minimum GPA of 2.0, current and cumulative, is required.

Students are expected to complete their degrees within three years and to be continuously enrolled (full- or part-time) during fall and spring semesters until all degree requirements are met.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM)

Cornell Tech
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 USA Chelsea

The explosion of new tech products and new tech companies has created a growing demand for skilled lawyers who are passionate about technology and understand the legal and regulatory challenges faced by startup businesses. This first-of-its-kind tech LLM will give you the knowledge and experience you need to advise innovative tech startups. [+]

Master of Laws (LLM)

As technology continues to transform our economy and culture, businesses need a new breed of lawyers who understand the legal and commercial aspects of new technology as well as the challenges of bringing new products and new companies to market.

Open to practicing attorneys and recent law graduates, Cornell Tech's one-year Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship degree will provide you with the specialized skills you need to support and lead tech companies in the increasingly complex and dynamic digital economy.

Learn in Teams at the Intersection of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Cornell Tech's Master of Laws in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship is the first degree of its kind in the world. It's a year-long immersion in innovation, creativity and new business development that will have you learning side-by-side with designers, engineers, and business students. Working together in teams, you'll create new products for existing businesses in the Product Studio and develop your own new business in the Startup Studio. You'll also have ample opportunity to network with the vibrant community of investors, business leaders and entrepreneurial faculty members that only a city like New York and a university like Cornell can provide.... [-]


LL.M. Degree Program

Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2018 USA Saint Paul

Mitchell Hamline’s LL.M. introduces foreign law graduates to the legal system of the United States. The program brings together a global community of lawyers who receive the specialized training and education they need to practice law and compete on an international level. LL.M. students attend classes with Mitchell Hamline J.D. students, choosing courses and seminars that reflect their individual practice interests. [+]

LL.M. Degree Program

An advanced legal studies program for lawyers from around the world

Mitchell Hamline’s LL.M. introduces foreign law graduates to the legal system of the United States. The program brings together a global community of lawyers who receive the specialized training and education they need to practice law and compete on an international level. LL.M. students attend classes with Mitchell Hamline J.D. students, choosing courses and seminars that reflect their individual practice interests.

Key components of the LL.M. Structured for students who possess an LL.B. or equivalent degree earned outside the United States. Most students complete the program in two full-time semesters. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor based on the student’s interest or area of study. Together, the advisor and student design a course of study that includes rigorous law courses and the opportunity to learn from practicing lawyers and judges. Students and advisors meet regularly throughout the program. Students take a required introductory course and then choose from the law school’s J.D. courses. Tutors are available for LL.M. students. All degree-seeking LL.M. students must complete a substantial writing component. Students can choose courses in specialized areas of law, such as alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, international and comparative law, business and corporate law, and others. Benefits of an LL.M. degree from Mitchell Hamline Learn American legal doctrine and receive an in-depth understanding of America’s legal system and the practice of law in the United States. Deal more effectively with American trained lawyers on international... [-]

Master of Law

Penn State Dickinson Law
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment USA Carlisle

The LL.M. Program at Penn State’s Dickinson Law gives students and lawyers trained outside of the U.S. a high-level understanding of the American legal system. The program’s foundational courses introduce you to our unique analytic methodologies. Students then may choose courses from our “Lawyer As …” curriculum divided by specialized fields of study, and create personalized tracks based on areas of interest. [+]

The LL.M. Program at Penn State’s Dickinson Law gives students and lawyers trained outside of the U.S. a high-level understanding of the American legal system. The program’s foundational courses introduce you to our unique analytic methodologies.

To ensure that we can provide hands-on training for our students, Dickinson Law has capped each LL.M. cohort at 20 students. This intentionally small class size ensures that students receive focused attention from faculty, guarantees ample opportunities to learn in practice settings, and fulfills the law school’s promise to best position its students to secure employment in a competitive marketplace.

The LL.M. program is a 24-credit, one academic year course of study. Students must enroll in at least 12 credits per semester and may enroll in no more than 17 credits per semester. The program’s foundational courses introduce you to our unique analytic methodologies. Students then may choose courses from our “Lawyer As …” curriculum divided by specialized fields of study, and create personalized tracks based on areas of interest.... [-]


Online General Law Studies LL.M.

Florida Coastal School of Law
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years May 2018 USA Jacksonville + 1 more

Coastal Law's LL.M. in General Law Studies is an online program open to anyone with a law degree, including international and U.S. attorneys. [+]

PROGRAM COURSES: Coastal Law's LL.M. in General Law Studies is an online program open to anyone with a law degree, including international and U.S. attorneys. This program provides an overview of U.S. law and the U.S. legal system. It meets the curricular requirements for the Washington State Bar Exam. Students in this program enjoy the flexibility of taking electives and obtaining "specialization" in one of several concentrations such as Logistics and Transportation, Law Practice Technology, and Business Law. Students can complete the program in as little as one year or take up to twenty-four months. The next start date for the Summer 2017 term is May 10, 2017.

This online program consists of 26 credit hours. Thirteen credits of courses are required. They include Professional Responsibility (2 credits); Legal Research and Writing (3 credits); Civil Procedure (3 credits); Constitutional Law (3 credits); and Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal System (2 credits).... [-]


Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Advocacy

American University Washington College of Law
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 semesters September 2018 USA Washington DC + 1 more

The Master of Laws in Advocacy (Advocacy LL.M. Program) at American University Washington College of Law, administered by the law school's Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program, combines a rigorous academic component and a breadth of practical litigation training. The Program offers an array of courses, externships, and opportunities to pursue legal scholarship and gain teaching experience. Important focuses of the Advocacy LL.M. Program are the use of modern technology in litigation and the training of ethical trial lawyers. The Program's innovative curriculum will aid graduates in preparation for all aspects of litigation. [+]

The Master of Laws in Advocacy (Advocacy LL.M. Program) at American University Washington College of Law, administered by the law school's Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program, combines a rigorous academic component and a breadth of practical litigation training. The Program offers an array of courses, externships, and opportunities to pursue legal scholarship and gain teaching experience. Important focuses of the Advocacy LL.M. Program are the use of modern technology in litigation and the training of ethical trial lawyers. The Program's innovative curriculum will aid graduates in preparation for all aspects of litigation.

The Advocacy LL.M. is designed to provide students maximum flexibility. It was developed to take into account the differing needs and interests of students and practitioners. Program participants may select an individualized curriculum from a list of 17 core trial advocacy courses and 40 litigation-based courses. Every student must complete the Advanced Trial Advocacy and Ethics for Trial Lawyers courses before receiving their LL.M. degree. To be awarded the LL.M. degree, a student is required to earn at least 24 credits while pursuing study on a full or part-time basis.... [-]


Law

International Accelerator
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Boston

The LL.M. (Master of Law) is a post-graduate program in law for lawyers who have completed their first law degree in another country. It is composed of 24 credits and is based entirely on coursework that runs one academic year – from August to May. It does not have subject specialties, and the courses taken by LL.M. students are determined on an individual basis. [+]

Law

Established in 2001, the Law faculty is proud to be South Florida’s only public law school. Law Faculty is diverse and student body makes it an outstanding option for prospective students. The College of Law achieved provisional accreditation in 2003 and full accreditation in 2006 by the American Bar Association, both in the shortest possible times. In January 2009, it was also accredited by the American Association of Law Schools.

Law College Curriculum: incorporates important developments in the globalization of both public and private law. The academic program takes a pervasive approach to international and comparative law, incorporating these perspectives into all domestic law classes, and includes a required introductory course and a rich array of upper-level electives in international, transnational and comparative law. The curriculum further provides students with extensive, rigorous legal research and writing experiences, introduces other lawyering skills such as counseling and negotiation, and introduces the important professional values of civility and ethical practice. In Fall 2013, the Law College introduced the Academic Excellence Program (AEP) for the purpose of providing students with resources to help them succeed in law school, pass the Bar Examination, and develop strong practical skills. AEP reflects our commitment to our students’ success by aiming to teach our students explicitly what they need to do to maximize their performance.... [-]


Master of Laws (LL.M.)

University of California, Irvine - School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 USA Irvine

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program at the University of California, Irvine School of Law offers a first-rate legal education to lawyers, judges, government officials and others wishing to become educated about the legal system and practice of law in the United States. [+]

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program at the University of California, Irvine School of Law offers a first-rate legal education to lawyers, judges, government officials and others wishing to become educated about the legal system and practice of law in the United States. We offer a general LL.M. program that can be tailored to each individual’s interests, thus uniquely equipping students with the knowledge and skills to excel in today’s global legal community, whatever their personal and professional goals may be.

The program is a one-year, full-time, 24-credit course of study in advanced legal topics, designed primarily for lawyers trained outside of the United States. Students are required to take four courses: Introduction to American Law; Research, Analysis, and Writing in American Law; American Legal Practice in Context; and Professional Responsibility, Globalization, and the Legal Profession in the United States. For the remainder of their courses, students select from a broad range of courses across the upper-level curriculum. Dedicated staff are available to assist students in planning their course of study and, if desired, ensuring that students’ coursework meets the eligibility requirements of California, New York, or other state bars.... [-]


LLM in U.S. Legal Studies

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 semesters September 2018 USA Chicago + 1 more

Designed for well-qualified lawyers with law degrees from other countries, John Marshall’s LLM in U.S. Legal Studies provides foreign lawyer students with a customized course of study to best meet their individual career goals and professional needs [+]

Now is the time to earn an LLM in U.S. Legal Studies at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Designed for well-qualified lawyers with law degrees from other countries, John Marshall’s LLM in U.S. Legal Studies provides foreign lawyer students with a customized course of study to best meet their individual career goals and professional needs.

We accept students for the fall semester, providing the opportunity to complete the LLM program in two semesters or nine months. Students may also begin in the spring semester, but will not finish until the following December. However, students who wish to take fewer credits per semester may take up to five semesters to finish the degree program. Students must successfully complete 24 credit hours to earn the LLM in U.S. Legal Studies. Students in this LLM program will typically take between 9–12 courses to earn the degree.... [-]