Legal Practitioners and jurists often choose to pursue a Master of Law (LLM) after they have obtained their professional law degree. It is a good way to focus on a specialized area of the law and to build a network of other professionals with the same interest.
What is a Master of Law? A Master of Law is advanced education that usually contains both coursework and research into a very specific area of the law. Although courses will vary based on your interests, you will most likely take a course that teaches you more specific legal research methods as it is such a big part of what you will be doing. Specialties include topics like international law, information technology, environmental law, and tax law. The law is dynamic, and it’s important to be on the cutting edge of the available information.
An LLM may be research oriented, which will assist you when you are practicing law. Many programs offer opportunities to meet with other legal practitioners and observe judicial proceedings to enhance your education and practice.
The cost of pursuing a Master of Law will vary based on the institution. The program generally consists of around 24 credit hours, which will probably take you one to five years. Because you may also be working and practicing law while you are pursuing this degree, there are many online options so that you can do your coursework in the evenings and weekends.
An LLM shows that you have received advanced study in a specialized area of the law. You have more teaching opportunities, and it will open doors to law firms that focus on a certain type of law. If you are relocating internationally, an LLM will expand your practice into the specifics of the law where you are moving.
Take steps to advance your career by applying for the LLM in the field of your interest. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
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 [+]
This LLM programme prepares students to advise on cross-border legal matters in the Asia region. [+]
The shifting balance between the state and the economy has given rise to new challenges at the intersections of law, business and government. Addressing these issues calls for professionals who understand their complexity and have the necessary legal skills and management capacities. [+]
The Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law provides you with the skills needed to communicate, manage, and lead more effectively across the combined business, legal, and regulatory specialties. [+]
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 Master of Laws is designed to meet the needs of lawyers working in the area of environmental law or international law (or who wish to do so), as well as... [+]
Master of Laws
The Master of Laws is designed to meet the needs of lawyers working in the area of environmental law or international law (or who wish to do so), as well as for those seeking to extend their understanding of issues in environmental regulation.
Key featuresBuilds your conceptual understanding and practical skills across a range of areas of environmental law, international environment law and international law Enables you to work with innovative researchers in the Centre for Legal Governance as well as the Centre for International and Environmental Law Gives you an interdisciplinary perspective, which is enhanced by students and staff from diverse backgrounds ... [-]
This course is one of only five in the country, and the only one in London and the South East. It gives you both a Qualifying Law Degree and exemption from the requirement to undertake the Legal Practice Course (LPC). The course is geared to professional practice, and you can start your training to become a solicitor as soon as you graduate. [+]
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. [+]
To succeed as a well-rounded leader, you need the right knowledge to make informed business decisions relating to the law. In an increasingly regulated work environment, legal competence can considerably enhance your ability to successfully work across commercial and corporate landscape. [+]
STL’s LL.M. program combines courses in transnational law from many legal traditions to prepare students for global practice involving conflicting legal traditions, complex transnational business transactions, and dispute resolution. Staffed with top multi-national scholars, STL focuses on immersive, interactive classroom instruction and training in critical thinking. [+]
The program allows for specialization in the subject of the Law on the theoretical and practical level. A postgraduate education at degree holders legal or related qualification and individuals who aim to work on subjects related to the legal science (Law profession, judiciary, solicitors, companies and private organizations, Public Service, Semi-Government Organisations, Local Government ( Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, diplomatic corps). The aim is to further develop and increase the level of knowledge, skills and abilities of people who will attend this program. [+]
The “Master of Laws - LLM” is offered in co-operation with the University of Bolton. With the growing importance of world trade and the global community, legal consultants are expected to look beyond national jurisdictions and understand issues of European and international law. [+]
The Master in Law follows the Bachelor programme to complete students’ basic legal training. Graduates can therefore enter the job market directly. Thanks to the range of available electives and the dissertation, students may have the opportunity to gain general knowledge in various legal fields. [+]
Bolton Business School’s LLM Law degree enables both law graduates and non-law graduates to pursue advanced legal study and gain sought after postgraduate legal skills in a challenging yet supportive environment. You will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of modules and focus your studies on areas of personal and professional interest. We offer knowledge and expertise in areas including medical law, EU and international law, employment... [+]