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The LLM or Master of Laws is an internationally-recognized postgraduate degree in law. LLM programs are usually open to those who have first obtained a degree in law.

Master of Laws (LLM) is one of the most reputable course work programs.This is the process of furthering your understanding and education on the laws as well regulations by pursuing higher academics heights especially through a specialization in a more defined area. It also broadens your mind on legal practice as well as experience when faced with difficult situations. It is a flexible and highly sought after degree that caters specifically to the needs of the legal profession. It has a unique and promising career option.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

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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 Master of Law in North America 2017. 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. [-]

Master of Laws (General)

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 36 - 60 months August 2017 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. (B) Completion of 24 term hours in courses, seminars, or research and writing recommended by the student's academic adviser. A student entering the program must have an average of C or 2.00 on all courses taken. The requisite G.P.A. of C or 2.00 must be obtained in the first 24 credit hours. A student will not receive credit for a course or seminar in which his or her grade is below D or 1.00. With prior approval of the Committee on Graduate Legal Studies, a student may take four of the required 24 term hours in graduate programs of Dedman College (SMU's school of humanities and sciences), in Perkins School of Theology, or in the Cox School of Business. The student will receive law school credit on completion of all work to the instructor's satisfaction, but the grades will not be computed into a student's law school average. The student may be permitted to undertake directed research for a one- to three-hour graded paper if the student can obtain a faculty sponsor. A student has the option of writing a Master's thesis (for four to six credit hours). This thesis must be written under the direction of a professor at the School of Law and must be approved by both the professor and the Committee on Graduate Legal Studies. After the supervising professor approves the thesis, the student must submit four copies of the thesis to the Committee on Graduate Legal Studies at least 60 days before the date on which the student seeks to receive the degree. In writing the thesis, the student must comply with committee instructions. A thesis is either approved or disapproved; it is not graded. (C) Completion of all requirements within 36 months from the date of initial registration as a graduate law student. However, a candidate continuously enrolled as a part-time student has 60 months to complete all requirements.   How to Apply Admission Criteria Admission to this program is by selection. An applicant for admission to the general LL.M. degree program must hold a J.D. degree. If applying for this program and you are an international student, you will also have to comply with the admission criteria for the LL.M. for Foreign Law School Graduates.    Application Requirements Applicants to the LL.M. programs (For Foreign Law Graduates, Taxation, and General) must submit the following: - completed application Application Instructions in PDF format (For the accessibility version, please click here) Download the LL.M. Application in PDF format (For the accessibility version, please email LSAC (Law School Admissions Council) Electronic Application personal statement (including why you are interested in entering the graduate degree program) résumé two letters of recommendation $75 (U.S. dollars) nonrefundable application fee payable to SMU Dedman School of Law. certified undergraduate and law school transcripts. Transcripts must be mailed directly to the Admissions Office from your schools. In addition, international applicants must submit personal and bank certifications of sufficient financial resources to cover anticipated tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. These certifications must be in U.S. dollars. International applicants for whom English is not the first language also must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151 Princeton, New Jersey 08541 ( The score must be reported to the Admissions Office directly from the Educational Testing Service. It is important when applying that you indicate on the TOEFL form the code number 6660, department code 03, to ensure that your score is sent to SMU Dedman School of Law. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 575 or its equivalent. Students whose TOEFL score does not meet these requirements can apply for conditional admission subject to the student successfully completing sufficient English as a second language course at SMU or another institution. Application Deadline Applications for LL.M. programs are processed on a continuous basis beginning in early December. It is in your best interest to submit your application as early as possible with all supporting documentation. Applications will be accepted on a space-available basis. Applications will be reviewed upon completion, and decisions will be made shortly thereafter. Financial Aid  The SMU Financial Aid Office is available to assist students in obtaining student loans. Scholarships SMU Dedman School of Law typically will offer some scholarship aid to most of our LL.M. students.  All applicants are automatically considered for partial scholarships.  In addition to the partial scholarships, we do offer a few full scholarships.  A separate application for these scholarships is not necessary. For further information, please contact the Office of Graduate Legal Programs by email at or by telephone at 214-768-2758 or toll free at 1-888-768-5291. 2016-2017 Tuition, Fees, Estimated Expenses for General LL.M.   Tuition         $45,433  Fees             $5,664    Estimated Expenses    Books   $1,000  Living Expenses $15,000  Miscellaneous $2,500   Total $69,597* *Note: The total cost above does not include travel between the student’s home country and the Dallas area. If you are bringing family to the United States, you are required to show proof of an additional $7,000 for one dependent.  If you are bringing more than one dependent, in addition to the $7,000, you are required to show proof of $3,000 per dependent.   About Founded in 1925, SMU Dedman School of Law is a top-ranked tier-one private law school located in Dallas, Texas, and is situated in a tree-lined neighborhood, just minutes from the city center.  Established in 1949, the law school's graduate degree law programs have played an important role in training some of the foremost leaders around the world. We are proud our global alumni network - more than 2,000 graduates from 80 countries who hold prominent positions in government, legal practice, business, the judiciary, and legal education worldwide. 
 Exceptional Graduate Degree Programs SMU Dedman School of Law offers graduate degree programs for both U.S. and foreign trained lawyers. The LL.M. and S.J.D. Programs enhance careers in the private practice of law, teaching, and public service by teaching analysis and problem-solving skills for meeting the complex demands of our world. The programs increase the student’s understanding of legal theory and policies, broaden the student’s legal horizons, and encourage the development of legal research and writing skills. 
Studying in Vibrant Dallas, Texas SMU Dedman Law offers international students an opportunity to become part of a vibrant, diverse, scholarly community with the advantage of studying in Dallas - not only an international business center, but a dynamic cultural center situated midway between the east and west coast of the United States in a region known for its mild, sunny climate.  Dallas is the ninth-largest city and the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex make up the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is a sophisticated city with a thriving job market, high quality of life and relatively low cost of living. It is a great place to live and study! 

Globally Recognized Faculty The faculty includes scholars and innovators in a variety of fields, including constitutional law, corporate law, criminal law, environmental law, health law, intellectual property, national security law, oil and gas law, public interest law, and tax law. These scholars regularly engage the world by appearing before congressional committees, working with state and federal regulatory agencies, arguing before state and federal courts, working with corporate executives and nonprofits, and regularly appearing in the media to translate their research or offer commentary on important stories of the day. Studying law at SMU gives students access to an exceptional faculty engaged in timely and cutting-edge research often informed by years of experience. Learning Experience In addition to our diverse curriculum, students are invited to take advantage of the many activities outside the classroom. At SMU Dedman Law, your learning experience will be enriched through year-round international conferences and lectures, bringing prominent international figures to campus to discuss current global legal issues.  International LL.M. students take classes with American J.D. students and participate in our Inns of Court Program - a program that is introduced during orientation where students connect in small groups with fellow classmates, faculty, student leaders, career advisors, and alumni for a community experience throughout their time at SMU Dedman School of Law. A faculty member will serve as your personal academic advisor. Practicing lawyers from the Dallas Bar Association International Law section also serve as mentors for our students. Internationally Prominent Alumni International graduates of SMU Dedman School of Law have made an impact all over the world. Our international alumni network includes more than 2000 graduates in more than 80 countries. These professionals can be found at the highest levels of government, legal practice, and business. SMU’s international alumni represent a broad spectrum of legal systems, including those from Central and South America, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim. We strive for global geographic diversity in our student enrollments, and provide a high degree of individual attention and support for each international student. Sobchok Sukharomna ’81 Supreme Court President, Thailand Dr. Shen Shiaoming ’81 International Legal Consultant for  Mackenzie & Albritton LLP The Honorable S.M. Krishna ’59 Minister for External Affairs for India (2009-2012) Siriporn Chaiyasuta ’85 General Counsel, Chevron Europe, Eurasia and  Middle East Exploration & Production Limited Moath Alhussain ’11 Assoc. Counsel, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation Antonio M. Garza ’83 Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Dr. Helmut Sohmen ’66 Chairman and President, BW Group Dr. Hassan Okour ’07 Former Dean, Qatar Law School Jinsung Lee ’88 Justice, Constitutional Court of Korea Yukio Horigome ’71 Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan Hans Heppe ‘97 International Partner, Locke Lord LLP Honorary German Consul Student Life The law school is located on the northwest corner of SMU’s main campus – with the classroom buildings, administration building and law library forming what is called the “Law Quad.” This ideal location provides easy access to many of SMU’s wonderful student resources, including dining services, a premier fitness center, and health services center. [-]

Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months Open Enrollment Switzerland St.Gallen USA Cambridge New York Zurich Germany Frankfurt am Main Belgium Brussels Austin China Shanghai Japan Tokyo Luxembourg + 14 more

– Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law – Nine modules within 18 months in Europe, the United States and Asia – Continue working throughout the entire program – Truly international – In English – For lawyers and non-lawyers - 20 years of experience – Academic title of “Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG” [+]

LL.Ms in Master of Law in North America 2017. - Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law - Nine modules within 18 months in Europe, the United States and Asia - Continue working throughout the entire program - Truly international - In English - For lawyers and non-lawyers - Academic title ‹Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG› The Executive M.B.L.-HSG - recently listed among the most innovative law programs by the Financial Times - is built upon the concept of a flying classroom and a global faculty. In nine attendance modules, leading experts from three continents will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge directly applicable in your professional working life. Module 1 - St.Gallen Introduction to European & International Business Law Module 2 - Zurich Finance Module 3 – Frankfurt a. M. Mergers & Acquisitions Module 4 - Luxembourg Litigation & Lobbying Module 5 - Brussels Competition Law Module 6 - New York International Taxation Module 7 - Shanghai Law & Business in China Module 8 - Tokyo Law & Business in Japan Module 9 - Austin Energy & IT Law Supplementary Module - Harvard Negotiation For their master theses, candidates analyze a current problem in European or international business law. Topics are proposed by the faculty, or students may choose their own. More information and online application at Program start date Next year's course starts on 12 June 2017. However, as flexibility is one of our advantages, it is possible to start the course with whichever module suits your needs. It is also possible to join in a course which is already in progress. Application deadline The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017. Tuition The fee for tuition is CHF 38.500.–. If your application is submitted by 28 February 2017, you will receive a tuition fee discount of CHF 1.500.–. [-]

The LLM American Law Program (for Non-U.S. Lawyers)

Boston University School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Boston


Foreign trained attorneys are increasingly called upon to handle the complex demands of their global clients -- clients whose cross-border interests implicate US law. The issues they face range far and wide: What’s the best legal structure for my company’s affiliate in the US? How does the First Amendment apply to the Internet? What liabilities does my company face if it lists on a US stock exchange? Will my company's merger violate US antitrust laws? To serve their clients or advise their companies, global lawyers must not only understand the substance of US law, they must also work effectively with their US-trained counterparts. They must understand US legal culture and how U.S. counsel are trained to "think," and they must possess highly polished legal English skills that allow them to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally. The LLM in American Law Program is specifically designed to prepare foreign lawyers for the challenge of global practice. In this program, students are fully-integrated into BU Law's JD classes, where they sit side-by-side with American students being trained in the tradition of US legal education. This means you will not only learn the substance of US doctrine in virtually any area of interest -- intellectual property, international business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, alternative dispute resolution, to name only a few -- but you will learn something equally as important: how US lawyers are trained to analyze legal questions and advocate on their clients' behalf. By the end of the year, we expect you will have developed skills to make you a more effective global practitioner. You will have gained unique insight into the "mind set" of US lawyers and others trained in the common law. You will have the necessary perspective to work across borders, and transact with lawyers from diverse traditions and backgrounds. In that sense, our American Law Program is anything but American. It's truly global. [-]

Master of Laws (LLM)

Cornell Tech
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. [+]

LL.Ms in Master of Law in North America 2017. 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. Who Should Apply? The Master of Laws in Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship is for practicing attorneys or recent law graduates who want to further hone their legal and leadership skills in the heart of New York City’s ever-evolving technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Topics Covered Tech and Corporate Transactions Intellectual Property Cybersecurity Employment Law Internet Law FEATURED COURSE Technology Transactions I Credits 2.00 This course is designed to familiarize students with common issues that arise in technology transactions, and how they are addressed by attorneys who structure such transactions. Going beyond the black letter law, it will draw on the expertise of lawyers and law firms with substantial experience in the area who will review the principal transactional documents in detail and describe how they address the principal issues that arise in technology transactions. Although topics may be modified over each semester, a wide range of topics is expected to be covered, including: Formation Issues; Initiating a Technology Transaction; Common Transactions for Early Stage Companies; Patent Prosecution; License Agreements; Technology in M&A Transactions; and Open Source Software. Students who complete this course will have a strong foundational understanding of the principal technology transactions and how they are structured and documented. They will be able to think through the principal legal issues that are likely to arise and formulate strategies in response. Curriculum The LLM curriculum will teach you the legal principles and practical business applications you need to support and lead technology companies in the increasingly complex and dynamic digital economy. You’ll also explore the public policy and legal frameworks that promote or limit innovation, and analyze the institutional, legal and business issues that affect technology-related startups. In an educational innovation unique to Cornell Tech, you'll also participate in an immersive Studio Experience, in which you'll develop your team-building and leadership skills while developing a new product idea in response to the strategic needs of a real organization and create your own startup. What Your Schedule Might Look Like In the fall you’ll spend your mornings in classroom-based courses covering the legal aspects of entrepreneurship, venture capital, privacy, cybersecurity and intellectual property. In the afternoons you'll work on team-based projects in Product Studio and Startup Ideas. In the spring you’ll continue your required classroom coursework and complement it with three electives. In the afternoons you’ll provide legal counsel to your team-members as you pursue projects in Startup Studio. Application Timeline Cornell Tech offers three application rounds. The 2016-2017 application deadlines are as follows: Round 1 - October 3, 2016 Round 2 - January 20, 2017 Round 3 - March 3, 2017 Application Requirements To be considered, all applicants must provide the following in their online application: Résumé You must submit a current résumé along with your application. With the use of LinkedIn, you will have the option to auto-populate the employment and education information listed within your online professional profile. Any information that is auto-populated from LinkedIn can be edited. Please note, this must be the most current and relevant information regarding your bachelor’s degree and all post–bachelor’s degree education and employment. Personal Statement At Cornell Tech you will be part of an environment where creativity, leadership and the ability to work with technologists, entrepreneurs and others, are of equal importance. We value expressions of who you are and what you add to this formula. Please submit a one- to two-page statement that describes your interest in this program. Your submission should highlight personal experiences that demonstrate your creativity, leadership and ability to work in an innovative environment. In particular, feel free to elaborate on projects you have completed and their creative (and technical, if any) aspects; any entrepreneurial or leadership experiences; your professional career goals; the benefit you envision being part of the tech ecosystem in New York City; and why this program is the one for you. Two Recommendations Recommenders should be faculty members, supervisors or other individuals who know you professionally and have seen you play a major role in substantial projects. Recommendations must be submitted online. Transcripts Transcripts from each previously-attended law school and university are required and must be uploaded online with the application. Admitted students will be required to submit official transcript(s) directly to Cornell Law School prior to matriculation. Application Fee A nonrefundable application fee of $95 must be submitted with the online application. International Students Transcripts In addition to the program requirements listed above, international applicants must provide a certified English translation of transcripts if the original language is not English. Successful international applicants will have received a baccalaureate degree in law from a college or university of recognized standing. TOEFL Proficiency in English is required for admission and your level of proficiency, as demonstrated by all aspects of the application, is a significant factor in our decision-making process. If your native language is not English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) unless you have received your first degree in law from a college or university in a country where both the language of instruction and the native language is English. A minimum overall TOEFL score of 100 (Internet-based) is required in order to be considered for admission.Our institution code is 2098, department code 03. The official score report must be received in order for an application to be considered. The TOEFL is offered frequently throughout the world. [-]


International University Alliance
Campus Full time September 2017 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’s 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 practice 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. The Law Faculty: is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Faculty members are actively engaged in research in their respective areas of expertise. Law Students: seeks to graduate students who appreciate the lawyer’s professional and ethical obligations to serve the community. Law College will educate future lawyers who will understand the value – to the community and to them personally – of helping those in need. Students are required to satisfy a community service requirement, and participate in clinical legal work in which students represent clients who cannot afford legal representation. Faculty members model these values by participating in local, state, national and international professional service activities. LL.M. (Master of Law) 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. LL.M. is a residential program where students live in Miami, go to class with students from the United States, study in the library, and experience daily life on and off the campus. The LL.M. graduate has studied law in English in the United States and knows not only the content of United States law, but also the daily life and culture of the country from personal experience. Admissions Requirements: Must have completed your first law degree from another country Transcripts from foreign law degree English proficiency exam requirement: TOEFL – 590 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based) or IELTS – 7.0 Two letters of recommendation Resume or curriculum vitae Statement of purpose Interview by phone if requested Application available as of September 2016 Application deadline: May 15, 2017 Application fee: $30 Fact Sheet: English Fact Sheet: Español About the program: Duration: One academic year (August-May), beginning mid-August 2016. Credits required: 24 Required courses: Legal Skills & Values LL.M., U.S. Law I, and U.S. Law II Elective courses: chosen by student and faculty advisor [-]

Master of Laws (LLM)

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus Full time July 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Newcastle Law School is a supportive and research-focused School, deeply committed to teaching. The Newcastle Law School has fostered an intellectual community devoted to the development of the next generation of lawyers. Through taking an innovative and integrated approach to legal education, the Newcastle Law School ensures that graduates gain all the necessary theory, skills and experience for a career in legal practice. [+]

LL.Ms in Master of Law in North America 2017. Designed for law graduates and legal practitioners who seek to advance their legal knowledge and enhance their professional skills, the University of Newcastle LLM features: real life learning opportunities high-quality teaching in core and emerging areas of law a local-to-global perspective on contemporary legal and policy issues a small student cohort in a supportive professional environment affordable tuition fees and scholarship opportunities Real Life Learning Newcastle Law School is well known for the strength of its clinical legal education and real-life, experience-based learning. LLM students can combine advanced study and research with practical opportunities to build professional skills. You may choose to prepare a legal research report for a partner organisation, participate in a legal clinic or other internship, and attend events to interact with industry, government and community groups. High Quality Teaching in Core and Emerging Areas Choose from a broad range of subjects and tailor the LLM to your interests or career area. The program offers many courses in the field of International Business Law and cutting-edge electives in areas such as environmental and climate change law, international child and family law, and human rights law. You will learn from lecturers who are experts in their field, participate in interactive seminars and have access to quality online learning resources. With one-to-one supervision by one of our experienced faculty members, you may choose to complete an Advanced Legal Research project in an area of special interest to you. Many courses will be offered in intensive blocks over a four-day period. Is it for you? As a law graduate or legal professional, the LLM enables you to extend your skills in legal research and analysis, whilst broadening your existing knowledge of domestic and international law and policy. A Local to Global Perspective Issues affecting business, governments, families and citizens in your community are increasingly being shaped by global forces. As Australia’s largest regional economy, Newcastle provides a dynamic, local setting for an LLM where student will engage in rigorous analysis of legal problems from local and global perspectives. Many courses include international, transnational or comparative law elements, exploring different legal approaches to problems, analysing intersections between the Australian legal system and other domestic legal systems, and understanding legal relations among states. You will critically appraise the role of law in promoting strong economies, resilient communities and global relationships. Small Student Cohort You will be part of a small, friendly cohort of postgraduate law students where you will build lasting professional networks and join an exclusive alumni group. Affordable Fees and Scholarships Scholarships are available to provide up to three international students per year with a $5000 reduction in fees. Career Pathways The Master of Laws (LLM) is a prestigious legal qualification that is recognised internationally. You may use this qualification to pursue a range of exciting and stimulating legal or non-legal career opportunities that are suited to your professional and personal aspirations and interests. The LLM will help you develop the expert judgment, creativity and adaptability valued by employers in a dynamic and globalised legal market. You may apply the advanced knowledge and skills you develop in the Master of Laws (LLM) program to a wide range of professional contexts, including: Private legal practice: you may use the Master of Laws (LLM) program to develop specialised knowledge and advanced legal research and analysis skills that are highly valued by many law firms and legal practitioners. The corporate sector: the Master of Laws (LLM) program offers you the opportunity to develop advanced legal expertise and professional skills to pursue a career as in-house counsel or a corporate officer with a legal role. Government and public administration: your advanced skills in legal research and analysis developed in the Master of Laws (LLM) program will assist in pursuing careers in law reform and legal policy development. Non-governmental organisations: you may use the specialised knowledge and advanced skills developed in the Master of Laws (LLM) program to pursue a legal, policy or research role within a range of domestic and international non-governmental organisations. Specialisations The two core courses in legal research will provide advanced training in contemporary approaches to legal research, focusing on both the design and implementation of a legal research project. The range of elective courses available in the program will allow you to develop specialised knowledge in areas relevant to your career and professional interests. Flexible study options Many LLM courses will be delivered in intensive mode, with attendance at classes over four days during the semester, possibly on weekends. If there is sufficient student demand, some intensive courses may be delivered in Sydney. The location and mode of delivery of the LLM courses (i.e. whether in Newcastle or Sydney) will at all times remain at the discretion of Newcastle Law School. Master of Laws (LLM) structure The program consists of two core courses in Advanced Legal Research (one per semester) and six elective courses in various areas, with many options in International Business Law. Compulsory Courses Advanced Legal Research I Advanced Legal Research II Legal System of Australia (this course is compulsory for students who obtained their undergraduate law degree outside Australia) Elective Courses - General Advanced Legal Research Project International Environmental Law and Policy International Climate Change Law and Policy International Child and Family Law Advanced International Human Rights Law International Human Rights Law: Collective Rights Advanced Public International Law Global Administrative Law International Air and Space Law Crime and Society Sentencing: Global Theory, Law and Practice Elective Courses - International Business Law Advanced Corporate Governance Competition Law and Policy International Insolvency Law International Trade Law Corporations, Globalisation and Human Rights International Private Law Australian International Taxation Advanced Taxation Law Corporate Taxation Law Courses in the field of International Business Law will expand your knowledge of legal rules applicable to a variety of private transactional settings. You will explore the role of law and legal regulation as it intersects with business practice. Advanced legal research component Advanced Legal Research I (compulsory) - In your first semester, you will develop the specialised knowledge and skills required to design a legal research project in an area of your choice. Advanced Legal Research II (compulsory) - In your second semester, you will finalise the design of, and carry out, your chosen research project. You may have the opportunity to conduct your research on a real-life issue for a partner organisation. Advanced Legal Research Project (elective) - You may choose to complete an Advanced Legal Research project in an area of special interest to you. A faculty member with relevant research experience will provide one-to-one supervision. We will provide guidance on publishing your work if you would like to develop a publication profile. Applications Early applications for the LLM are highly recommended. Admission Requirements Students will be required to have completed the following requirements for admission to the program: An AQF level 8 Law qualification, such as a: Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree either embedded (320 units) or ‘end-on’ (80 units) or equivalent law degree from a recognised tertiary education institution, or Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Law or Legal Practice following the completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Laws degree, or an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in Law and have completed a minimum of two years relevant work experience in a legal environment (RPL). RPL will be assessed by the Program Convenor through the consideration of a statement outlining the relevant work experience. Transcripts and detailed CVs must be provided to the University. One of the degrees below: a five year combined law degree program (400 units of learning in total, at least 240 cognate) or a four year Bachelor of Laws degree program (320 units of learning, all cognate) or a three year graduate entry Bachelor of Law program following the completion of a three year non-cognate degree (480 units of learning in total, at least 240 cognate) Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at [-]

Master of Legal Studies (MLS)

The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington

The Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) program from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law offers flexibility, versatility, and broad-ranging instructional excellence. [+]

The Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) program from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law offers flexibility, versatility, and broad-ranging instructional excellence. The 26-credit program equips students with both a general understanding of the American legal system and specific knowledge of their chosen field of interest. During the first semester, all students enrolled in the M.L.S. program take Introduction to American Law and Legal Methods. This introductory course designed exclusively for M.L.S. students provides an overview of the American legal system and teaches the process of legal analysis. All M.L.S. students will conclude their studies by working with a faculty member on a final project. The remaining credits allow candidates to further their knowledge in their chosen field of interest. The M.L.S. degree program enhances the ability of professionals to work with lawyers and legal issues, to gain a deeper knowledge of a particular legal field, and to understand laws and regulations. Students can choose to concentrate in the fields of Compliance and Corporate Responsibility, Criminal Justice, Employment and Human Resources, Intellectual Property, and Political Law. Alternatively, students may choose a General U.S. Law option, which allows students to design a course of study that best suits their interests and needs. M.L.S. degree recipients will be able to distinguish themselves in their chosen profession based on the specialized knowledge they have gained regarding the role of the law across industries and in particular disciplines. Eligibility Applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution. The Catholic University of America is seeking candidates who hold a Bachelor's degree and have a demonstrated, successful career (minimum three to five years professional experience), or have a graduate degree in another discipline. Resumes and personal statements will be carefully considered by the Admissions Committee. Deadlines The regular deadline to apply is June 15, with priority given to applications received by May 1. Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year, and most applicants will receive an admission decision within two weeks from the date their application becomes complete Application Checklist Application Official transcript(s) from all universities and colleges attended Resume or curriculum vitae Personal statement Writing Sample One Letter of recommendation (no more than two) Graduate school entrance exams are not required; however, those who have taken these exams are requested to provide their scores. Master of Legal Studies Program – Concentrations Compliance and Corporate Responsibility The M.L.S. track in Compliance and Corporate Responsibility is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of regulatory issues and how they affect an entity. Compliance officers are responsible for ensuring corporate and regulatory compliance with the laws and regulations in a variety of industries. Students will learn how to plan, develop, implement and coordinate systems to detect, correct and prevent potential problems of noncompliance within entities. Employment and Human Resources The M.L.S. track in Employment and Human Resources provides students with the opportunity to engage in an in-depth study of crucial issues in human resources rules and regulations such as employee hiring and termination, managing the employer/employee relationship and negotiation, contract formation and enforcement, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Intellectual Property The M.L.S. track in Intellectual Property is designed to provide a comprehensive look at the laws shaping our patent, trademark, and copyright systems. Students will benefit from learning about how intellectual property rights are granted, protected, and enforced, as well as the relationship among various intellectual property regimes. This track may be particularly attractive to students with technical or scientific backgrounds who are eligible for the Patent Bar and interested in pursuing a career as a patent agent representing individuals and companies in the patent prosecution process before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Criminal Justice The M.L.S. track in Criminal Justice is designed for those employed in the criminal justice system—such as law enforcement officers, probation or parole officers, court employees, and other criminal justice professionals. Courses will cover the nature and structure of core criminal offenses and defenses, including the legal rules governing police conduct in investigating crimes and the procedural rules specific to criminal prosecutions. Political Law The M.L.S. track in Political Law is designed to provide students with a comprehensive exposure to the various laws and entities that regulate the political process. Courses will cover the legal issues that arise before, during, and after an election, and that apply to the various interactions and activities of government entities and representatives. This track may be attractive to individuals working with or in Congress or any Executive Branch department or agency, including government affairs personnel, or individuals that work in campaign politics or issue advocacy. General U.S. Law The General Masters of Legal Studies degree provides an introduction to the major areas of law and allows students to design a course of study that best suits their interests and needs. This degree is designed for students whose careers require a working knowledge of a broad spectrum of legal concepts and procedures or those with careers related to an area of the law not covered by our current M.L.S. tracks. [-]

LLM Law and the Humanities

University of Kent, Kent Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Law and the Humanities is a distinct field of interdisciplinary study of growing significance. As the only programme of its kind in the UK, this LLM specialisation, taught at the University’s Canterbury and Paris centres, offers a unique perspective on the study and practice of law. [+]

LL.Ms in Master of Law in North America 2017. Law and the Humanities is a distinct field of interdisciplinary study of growing significance. As the only programme of its kind in the UK, this LLM specialisation, taught at the University’s Canterbury and Paris centres, offers a unique perspective on the study and practice of law. It draws upon the theoretical and methodological richness of the humanities, including history, political and social theory, literature, theatre and visual culture studies, to equip students with the conceptual tools and skills for a more thorough understanding of the traditions and workings of the law. It develops and strengthens students’ analytical, critical, and imaginative capabilities, and cultivates specific skills such as textual analysis, critical reading, and effective argument. Modules The following modules are indicative of this specialisation stream. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation and student demand. Most specialisation streams will require you to study a combination of subject specialisation modules and modules from other specialisation streams so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you. Several modules from the MA on Resistance offered by the School of Politics and International Relations are also available. - LW 927 - Law and the Humanities I: Ethos and Scholarship - LW 928 - Law and the Humanities 2: Current Issues - LW 925 - Cultural Heritage Law - LW 843 - International Human Rights Law - LW 813 - Contemporary Topics in Intellectual Property [-]

LL.M. Degree in United States Law

University of North Carolina School of Law
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year August 2017 USA Chapel Hill

The one-year LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree is for foreign lawyers who have already earned primary law degrees from universities in their home countries. The program offers international lawyers the opportunity to develop mastery of key areas of American law at one of the nation’s top law schools. [+]

The one-year LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree is for foreign lawyers who have already earned primary law degrees from universities in their home countries. The program offers international lawyers the opportunity to develop mastery of key areas of American law at one of the nation’s top law schools, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). LL.M. students receive legal training in American law through UNC School of Law’s nationally recognized centers and areas of academic strength in legal fields that are in high demand throughout the world (e.g., banking and finance law, energy/natural resources law, and IP law). LL.M. students take most of their classes together with J.D. students, enabling them to share their international perspectives while learning American law. LL.M. students may focus on a specified track of expertise offered within a few select areas of law; or LL.M. students can pursue a more general United States law system coverage. Due to the smaller size of the program, LL.M. students receive strong individual attention and assistance by the LL.M. program administration, LL.M. faculty director, and the law school faculty. LL.M. students are provided the additional resources of two Dean’s Fellows and a Honors Writing Scholar serving as peer mentors and student advisers to the LL.M. students. ... [-]

LLM in Corporate Law and Finance

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

The WMU-Cooley Law Graduate Program in Corporate Law and Finance provides students with an opportunity to solve challenging, real world business problems with guidance from our faculty of actively practicing litigation and transactional business law professionals. [+]

LL.Ms in Master of Law in North America 2017. Master of Laws: Corporate Law & Finance Corporate Law & Finance overview The WMU-Cooley Law Graduate Program in Corporate Law and Finance provides students with an opportunity to solve challenging, real world business problems with guidance from our faculty of actively practicing litigation and transactional business law professionals. We provide classroom access to legal experts who not only understand the challenges confronting their business clients in today’s economy, but also offer constructive and practical advice regarding the efficient delivery of legal services to both in house and private practice clients. Our curriculum emphasizes the financial aspects of corporate practice, filling a gap that is often identified by employers as missing in today’s pool of future leaders. This program prepares students and lawyers to become more accomplished practitioners in the dynamic corporate arena, by providing a basic foundation in corporate law as well as a competency in the broader legal issues that impact a business. [-]

Master in International Affairs and Law (Dual Degree with Georgetown Law School)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris USA Georgetown + 2 more

The Dual Master of International Affairs and Law (M.I.A./LL.M.) established by Georgetown Law and Sciences Po is open to students who have completed a law degree that satisfies the academic requirements for practicing as a lawyer in the country where they studied. [+]

Master in International Affairs and Law (Dual Degree with Georgetown Law School) Dual Degree - Georgetown Law School Georgetown University Law Center is one of the world’s premier law schools. It has the largest faculty of any law school in the United States, and is preeminent in several areas, including constitutional, international, tax and clinical law. Drawing on its Jesuit heritage, it has a strong tradition of public service and is dedicated to the principle that law is but a means, justice is the end. With this principle in mind, Georgetown Law has built an environment that cultivates an exchange of practical ideas and the pursuit of academic excellence. It brings together an extraordinarily varied group of teachers, scholars and practitioners, as well as an outstanding student body. Georgetown Law’s LL.M. program draws approximately 400 students per year from the United States and more than 60 countries around the world. Through the various available degree options and certificate programs, Georgetown Law offers an unparalleled opportunity for lawyers to broaden and deepen their understanding of law. The depth of its faculty allows Georgetown Law to offer more than 300 courses and seminars, covering everything from foundational issues in jurisprudence to cutting-edge issues of the most sophisticated legal practice. Our talented LL.M. students bring exemplary academic credentials and practice experience from throughout the United States and around the world. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., Georgetown Law’s campus is within walking distance of the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, and other government agencies and courts. Washington is a beautiful, international city that is the seat of U.S. government and is also home to major international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Organization of American States. The many governmental, international and non-profit organizations. An elite program in international affairs and law Georgetown Law and Sciences Po recognize the importance of preparing lawyers and policy makers to function in an increasingly globalized society. With this understanding, Georgetown Law and Sciences Po worked together to create a program of study that allows young lawyers to expand their backgrounds in the social sciences, and to deepen their knowledge in their chosen area of law, in preparation for careers in international affairs and law. Sciences Po’s wide and varied curriculum, its multidisciplinary approach, and the availability of several specializations complement Georgetown Law’s array of courses dealing with transnational and international law (both public and private), and its institutional focus on preparing lawyers for transnational practice. Both institutions are located in cities that are major centers for international policy, law and business, where students can have the opportunity to observe the principles that they are learning being put into action. Program Overview The Dual Master of International Affairs and Law (M.I.A./LL.M.) established by Georgetown Law and Sciences Po is open to students who have completed a law degree that satisfies the academic requirements for practicing as a lawyer in the country where they studied. This dual degree is ideal for individuals who wish to combine their law studies with careers in international affairs, and is open to students of any nationality. Academic Program Students will begin the two-year degree program at Sciences Po in Paris, where they will complete two semesters of coursework in international affairs. Students have the option to choose among the following degree specializations for their M.I.A.: International Economic Development; Environment, Sustainable Development, and Risk Management; International Public Management; International Economic Policy; and International Security. For each specialization, the Sciences Po curriculum includes a mix of required and elective courses. During the second year, students complete the Master of Laws (LL.M.) curriculum at Georgetown Law in Washington, DC. Georgetown’s extensive course list and flexible degree requirements allow students maximum freedom to design a program of study that best meets their interests and career objectives. At the completion of the two-year program, students will earn both an LL.M. degree from Georgetown, and the Master in International Affairs from Sciences Po. Foundations of American Law and Legal Education Students also have the option of enrolling in a 4-week summer program at Georgetown, “Foundations of American Law and Legal Education", in between the first and second years of the dual degree. Year 1 - at Sciences Po During the first year of the Dual Degree, students join one of the four tracks of Sciences Po’s Master of International Affairs: International Public Management International Economic Policy International Security Environmental Policy International Development International Energy Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Each student will meet with his/her advisor at Sciences Po before classes start in order to discuss his/her first-year curriculum. Some changes can be made within each of these tracks to allow students to be best prepared for the concentration they have chosen at Georgetown. Core Courses and electives Students must complete required courses and electives related to their chosen track. Assessment Students will have to complete at least 60 ECTS credits during their year at Sciences Po. Students who have not completed the required number of credits over the first year will be asked to take extra courses in order to fulfil credit requirements before they start year 2 of the program at Georgetown Law. Degree Students will receive the Master’s degree of Sciences Po in International Affairs after completing their two years of studies and all requirements at the two institutions. A specific specialization will appear on their Master’s degree according to the courses completed at Georgetown. Academic calendar The academic calendar at Sciences Po runs from early September to mid-January (fall semester) and from end of January to mid-May (spring semester), corresponding to two 12-week semesters. Dual degree students may attend the “Orientation Program” at Sciences Po before the beginning of courses. Year 2 - at Georgetown Law For the LL.M. portion of their studies, students will select from among the following LL.M. degree specializations (this program selection will be made after admission to the dual degree program, during Year 1 of study): Master of Laws (general) Master of Laws in International Legal Studies Master of Laws in International Business & Economic Law Master of Laws in Securities & Financial Regulation Master of Laws in Taxation Master of Laws in Global Health Law* Students also have the option of combining one of the following Certificates with their LL.M. degree: Certificate in International Human Rights Law Certificate in National Security Law Certificate in World Trade Organization Law Curriculum Requirements and Course Selection During their LL.M. year, students who have earned their first law degree outside the United States complete 20 academic credits, including a 1-credit course in U.S. Legal Discourse (although students who participate in Foundations of American Law during the summer are exempted from this requirement). Foreign languages Students are not required to enrol in language classes at Georgetown Law. (They are required to demonstrate proficiency in English prior to admission to the program.) Externship Students are not required to complete an externship in order to earn the LL.M. degree, but have the opportunity during the second semester to earn course credit by completing an externship at a government agency, non-governmental organization or non-profit organization. Students work under the direct supervision of a lawyer for at least 10 hours per week, and earn two academic credits on a pass/fail basis. Recent externship placements have included: Center for International Environmental Law, Federal Trade Commission, Inter-American Development Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Assessment To receive the LL.M. degree, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for their Georgetown coursework. All credit requirements must be completed within the prescribed period of study, i.e., one academic year for full time students. Written examinations are held at the end of the class work in all courses, unless otherwise indicated on the course schedule, and final papers in seminars and other courses are normally due on the date announced in the academic calendar. Degree Students will receive the Master’s degree of Sciences Po in International Affairs and the LL.M. from Georgetown Law after completing their two years of studies and all their requirements at the two institutions. Academic calendar The academic year at Georgetown Law typically runs from September to December and from January to May. Students are required to attend Orientation events during the last week of August before the start of first semester classes. *Admission to the LL.M. in Global Health Law is selective. Students who wish to specialize in Global Health Law must submit an additional essay during Year 1 to a committee at Georgetown. Those who are not selected for Global Health may choose any of the other LL.M. specializations, and will still have an opportunity to enroll in classes related to health law. This is a dual degree with Georgetown Law School. [-]


Lebanese American University
Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Beirut

The program aims to prepare high-caliber legal advisers and advocates who are conversant in international best practices in the field of law and related business topics. [+]

LL.Ms in Master of Law in North America 2017. LL.M. LL.M. Mission Statement The program aims to prepare high-caliber legal advisers and advocates who are conversant in international best practices in the field of law and related business topics and committed to serving both public and private sectors. Through small classes with outstanding faculty, close interaction among the students and with the faculty, and numerous short seminars and field observations, students will receive an intensive graduate law education in theoretical and practical settings. Curriculum Remedial Courses (9 cr.) Introduction to Law (3cr.) * Fundamentals of Corporate Law (3 cr.) * Introduction to Contracts (3 cr.) * General Core Courses (9 cr.) Analytical Legal Methods (3 cr.) Legal Ethics (2cr.) Legal Research (2cr.) Legal Writing (2cr.) Emphasis Core Courses (6 cr.) Accounting, Finance and Strategy For Lawyers (3cr.) International Commercial Contracts (3cr) Electives (15 cr.) International corporate and commercial taxation (3 cr.) Capital Markets Law and Regulation (3 cr.) Corporate Finance Laws (3 cr.) Corporate Governance (3 cr.) Family Businesses and Offices (3 cr.) Secured Transactions (3 cr.) International Financial and Banking Regulations (3 cr.) Corporate Insolvency Law and Bankruptcy (3 cr.) International Intellectual Property (3 cr.) International Courts and Processes(3cr) International Sales of Goods (3 cr.) Law of Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructurings (3 cr.) International Trade (3 cr.) Islamic Banking and Finance(3cr.) Private Public Partnerships (3cr.) Topics in Business Law (3 cr.) Alternative Dispute Resolutions (3 cr.) * LL.M.: Major Learning Goals LL.M. Program Objectives Develop a deepened understanding of law in a variety of contexts; Formulate research questions and develop appropriate research methodologies; Write clearly and in an appropriate legal style, in accordance with legal writing standards; Display the ability to deal with different types of legal systems and laws; Develop the ability to analyze, articulate and write on the subject, by linking previous or current experience with an academic inquiry; A critical understanding of the main legal, economic and financial matters pertaining to the entire life-cycle of a corporation in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective; A sound understanding of fundamental concepts of finance and economics which are necessary for a holistic understanding of the context in which corporate law and regulation operate; An ability to work with international legal materials and to grasp the legal implications of transactions involving international institutions and corporations; A critical awareness of the theoretical and practical challenges created by the globalization of law and business and the increasing cross-border mobility of corporation; Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving legal problems. [-]

LLM in United States and Global Legal Studies

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA Cleveland

Focus on U.S. law, with flexible curriculum, best LL.M. preparation for a U.S. bar exam. [+]

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. and Global Legal Studies is a general LL.M. program with the goal to give foreign lawyers a grounding in U.S. law. We tailor the curriculum to the background and interests of each student. Because the curriculum is flexible, we advise LLMs preparing for a U.S. bar exam to choose the LL.M. in U.S. and Global Legal Studies with classes in bar-tested subjects. The one-year program requires full-time attendance and 24 credit hours of course credits. Required Courses - U.S. Contract Law for LL.M. (3) - U.S. Legal Writing (2) - U.S. Scholarly Legal Writing (1) - Foreign Graduate Seminar (1, fall) + (1, spring) Certification Programs LL.M. students in the U.S. and Global Legal Studies program also can earn a certificate of concentration along with the LL.M. degree in the following areas: - Criminal Law - Health Law - Intellectual Property - International Business Law - Public International Law Eligibility Candidates must have a foreign university level degree in law and a TOEFL score of 90 or IELTS of 6.5. Candidates whose TOEFL or IELTS scores do not meet the criteria, but otherwise have excellent academic and professional credentials, may be granted conditional admission with additional English language study, at ELS Cleveland located on the CWRU campus and/or completion of our Summer Language and Law Institute. Candidates who have degrees in related fields are also welcome to enroll. [-]

Master of Law (LL.M.) in U.S. Legal Studies

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 semesters September 2017 USA Central Islip + 1 more

This program gives graduates of foreign law schools a significant exposure to U.S. laws and policy. Satisfactory completion of 27 credits is required. Three courses are required, Introduction to the U.S. Legal System (3 credits), Legal Methods for Foreign Lawyers (2 credits) and Professional Responsibility 2 credits). Five non-required survey courses designed just for LL.M. students are offered each year. These are condensations of courses that are offered in the first year of the J.D. program. Otherwise, students take courses from the rich J.D. curriculum. Students are also permitted to audit one course per semester. Students who excel in the LL.M. program may be considered for transfer to the J.D. program. Graduates of the program may qualify to take the New York bar examination. [+]

LL.Ms in Master of Law in North America 2017. Touro’s LL.M. program for foreign law graduates is the third oldest such program in the New York City metropolitan area, after those of Columbia and New York University. It is a 27-credit program designed to provide grounding in United States jurisprudence, law, and procedure. The program is intended to serve the needs of two distinct groups: foreign-qualified lawyers living in the U.S. who hope to resume here the legal careers they began abroad. attorneys coming from abroad who seek familiarity with U.S. law and legal institutions, so they may use that knowledge in their foreign legal careers. The program, which emphasizes the development of analytical skills, was the first in the country to offer a research and writing course designed exclusively for foreign lawyers as well as a course devoted specifically to the U.S. legal system. Distinctive features of the program include: Optional survey courses on basic U.S. legal subjects: Constitutional Law, Property, Contracts, Civil Procedure and Torts. In these courses, attention is devoted to major cases, but most readings are commentaries on the law. Instead of the traditional J.D. format, in which students read cases and discuss them in class, the survey courses are taught in lecture format. These subjects are tested on the New York bar exam. Survey courses can be valuable for students who want a quick familiarity with a particular area of U.S. law. The opportunity to “audit” one course per semester. Auditing allows a student to attend a course at no cost and to even take the final exam, but the course does not count toward the credits needed for graduation. Auditing one course per semester over three semesters can increase learning opportunities by about 30%, at no additional cost. Students who excel in the LL.M. program may be considered for transfer to the J.D. program. Tuition is charged on a per-credit basis. Program Specifics Two of three required courses, Introduction to the U.S. Legal System (3 credits) and the LL.M. Tutorial (2 credits), are offered on 14 Sundays. Two two-credit survey courses are generally offered on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Each credit is equivalent to one hour of class per week in a 14-week semester. Students are expected to study up to three hours for each hour of class. The minimum number of credits per semester for part-time students is seven. This means that part-time students can begin their studies with the two required courses on Sundays plus one of the survey courses on a Tuesday or Thursday evening. The part-time program may extend through four semesters. Students attending full time can complete the program in as few as two semesters. International students (those on F-1 student visas) are required to take a full-time course load. Students who are permanent residents or U.S. citizens are eligible for Federal loans. Admissions This program is for students who hold a professional law degree from an educational institution outside of the United States. The educational institution must be accredited and the degree must satisfy the academic requirements for entry into the legal profession in the country where the institution is situated. Students admitted to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Legal Studies for foreign law graduates program may begin law school in either the spring or the fall semester. Tuition is charged by the semester-hour. Students must successfully complete the requirements for and be awarded an LL.M. degree within 24 months of matriculation. 24 out of the 27 credits required for the LL.M. degree must be physically completed at the campus of Touro Law Center in the United States. Requirements for application include: Authenticated law school transcripts All applicants are required to have their law school transcripts evaluated and authenticated by one of the following two services: Law School Admission Council LL.M. Credential Assembly Service 662 Penn St. Box 8511 Newtown, PA 18940-8511 U.S.A. Phone: 215.968.1315 Fax: 215.504.1456 World Education Services (WES) Postal Address Bowling Green Station PO Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087 U.S.A. Courier Address 64 Beaver St, #146 New York, NY 10004 U.S.A. Phone: 212.966.6311 Fax: 212.739.6100 English Proficiency – Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) U.S. law study is language-intensive, requiring mastery of lengthy readings that use legal and lay English in both modern and archaic forms. All applicants for whom English is not their first language must submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score approaching 240 (computer-based scale) or 95 (internet-based scale) is desirable. Touro Law’s institution code is 2902. TOEFL Services Educational Testing Service P.O. Box 6151 Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 U.S.A. Phone: 609.771.7100 TTY: 609.771.7714 Fax: 610.290.8972 Qualifications for Admission to the Bar In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. New York State Board of Law Examiners Certification Prior to beginning the program, all applicants interested in sitting for the bar exam are encouraged to obtain certification of their eligibility from the New York State Board of Law Examiners. Completion of an LL.M. program does not guarantee access to the bar exam. Eligibility is governed in part by the nature of prior legal study. For more information, contact: The New York State Board of Law Examiners Corporate Plaza, Building 3 254 Washington Avenue Extension Albany, NY 12203-5195 U.S.A. Phone: 518.453.5990 Fax: 518.452.5729 [-]