Master of Laws in Law Studies in North America

Find LLM Programs in Law Studies in North America 2019

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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Master of Laws (LL.M.)

University of California, Irvine - School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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.... [-]


LL.M. Degree Program

Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2019 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 Laws (General)

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 36 - 60 months January 2019 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 2019 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.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM) - Bar Track

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Los Angeles

The Bar Track LLM is designed for students interested in completing an LLM degree as a way to become eligible to sit for the Bar exam in California and/or New York. Loyola has one of the highest bar passage rates in California and its faculty has extensive experience in training students for the bar exam. Our Bar Track LLM takes advantage of this experience and offers to our students a unique course of study, created by keeping in mind the specific challenges that foreign law graduates face when preparing for the bar exam. [+]

The Bar Track LLM is designed for students interested in completing an LLM degree as a way to become eligible to sit for the Bar exam in California and/or New York. Loyola has one of the highest bar passage rates in California and its faculty has extensive experience in training students for the bar exam. Our Bar Track LLM takes advantage of this experience and offers to our students a unique course of study, created by keeping in mind the specific challenges that foreign law graduates face when preparing for the bar exam.

Loyola’s Benefits One-on-one counseling with our LLM Director to design a course of study that will maximize your chances of passing the bar exam. Fall workshop for foreign law graduates on the structure of the bar exam in California and New York. Spring bar writing course specifically designed for foreign law graduates. Exclusive one-on-one private tutoring from one of our leading professors on bar readiness offered following graduation and up to the date of the bar exam. ... [-]

Law

International Accelerator
Campus Full time September 2019 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 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.... [-]


Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Advocacy

American University Washington College of Law
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 semesters September 2019 USA Washington + 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.... [-]


General LL.M.

University at Buffalo School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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 (LLM)

Cornell Tech
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA New York

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. for Foreign Law Graduates

Albany Law School
Campus Full time Part time August 2019 USA Albany

The law school offers a rigorous curriculum with a rich history of excellence. Students will be joining a community of distinguished faculty, focused and determined students, and a network of accomplished alumni that can provide mentorship, internships, and potential employment. Located in the heart of New York state’s capital, the law school has educated leaders since 1851. With 10,400 alumni practicing across the country, this powerful network provides a community of opportunity for its students. An affiliation agreement with University at Albany includes shared programs, and access for students and faculty to learn from one another. The law school has a proven history of launching brilliant careers throughout the region, the nation and internationally. Presidents, CEOs, financial executives, and business owners credit their Albany Law School experience for their success. [+]

Academic Requirements

The law school offers a rigorous curriculum with a rich history of excellence. Students will be joining a community of distinguished faculty, focused and determined students, and a network of accomplished alumni that can provide mentorship, internships, and potential employment.

Located in the heart of New York state’s capital, the law school has educated leaders since 1851. With 10,400 alumni practicing across the country, this powerful network provides a community of opportunity for its students. An affiliation agreement with University at Albany includes shared programs, and access for students and faculty to learn from one another.

The law school has a proven history of launching brilliant careers throughout the region, the nation and internationally. Presidents, CEOs, financial executives, and business owners credit their Albany Law School experience for their success.... [-]


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

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 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).... [-]


Master of Law in Spanish (LL.M)

California Western School of Law
Online 1 year August 2019 USA San Diego

This is an academic program designed for Spanish speaking lawyers, primarily from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, who look for new opportunities to learn the necessary skills, techniques, and abilities of oral litigation. [+]

LLM Programs in Law Studies in North America 2019. Who are we?

California Western School of Law (CWSL) established in 1924, is a non-profit private law university in the United States located in San Diego, California. Accredited by the American Bar Association since 1962, it is the oldest law school in Southern California.

The Latin American Institute of Law and Justice officially known in Spanish as Instituto Latinoamericano de Derecho y Justicia is an academic institution that offers four programs in The Americas: the accelerated one year Master of Laws in Spanish (LL.M), ACCESO Capacitación (oral litigation workshops), Concurso Nacional de Juicios Orales en México (Mexican Moot Court) and Red Inocente (Innocence Project).... [-]


LLM

University of Manitoba
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2019 Canada Winnipeg

A Robson Hall education is a passport to accomplish groundbreaking legal work anywhere in the world. For over 100 years, Robson Hall Faculty of Law has been renowned for its dynamic and interdisciplinary approach to the study of law. As the only law school in Manitoba, Robson Hall enjoys a strong, exclusive relationship with practicing lawyers and judges in the community who teach and mentor students throughout their studies. Robson Hall offers an exceptional education paired with supports and opportunities to build a successful legal career. [+]

A Robson Hall education is a passport to accomplish groundbreaking legal work anywhere in the world. For over 100 years, Robson Hall Faculty of Law has been renowned for its dynamic and interdisciplinary approach to the study of law. As the only law school in Manitoba, Robson Hall enjoys a strong, exclusive relationship with practicing lawyers and judges in the community who teach and mentor students throughout their studies. Robson Hall offers an exceptional education paired with supports and opportunities to build a successful legal career.

Degree options J.D. Juris Doctor - 3 years LL.M. Master of Law - 1 years Interesting courses The Art of the Deal Popular Culture and the Law Aboriginal Law & Policy Unique opportunities ... [-]

LLM in General Studies

Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School
Campus Full time Part time January 2019 USA Lansing

The General Studies LL.M. Program provides lawyers and law graduates the flexibility to study a wide range of legal subjects or focus on specific legal areas. Degree candidates design their own course of study based on their needs and objectives. [+]

Masters of Law: General Studies

Program overview

The General Studies LL.M. Program provides lawyers and law graduates the flexibility to study a wide range of legal subjects or focus on specific legal areas. Degree candidates design their own course of study based on their needs and objectives.

Degree overview

The General Studies LL.M. degree is earned by successfully completing 24 credit hours with an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Scholarly Writing for LL.M. Students is a two-credit course required for General Studies LL.M. degree candidates. (This course is waived if Scholarly Writing was successfully completed as a J.D. student.)

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