Master of Laws in National Law Studies in North America

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A specialized LL.M. degree enables attorneys to intensify or change their expertise in a particular area of law. Have a special concentration in a particular area can open new opportunities.

If legal professionals, or students, are interested in the processes and practices of national law, then national law studies will likely be beneficial. Based on the domestic laws of a particular nation (state), national law studies generally focus on common and case law.

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

Boston University School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA Boston

The LLM in American Law Program is one of the nation’s premier programs for global practitioners seeking to learn how US lawyers think, approach legal programs, and handle client matters. You’ll be integrated into the JD classroom, and have the opportunity to select from 200+ courses when creating your individualized study plan. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM) - American Law

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

This program is designed for students who received their law degree from a school in a foreign country. The program is fully customizable and students will have the option to select courses that are more closely related to their interest and goals. [+]

General LLM

This program is designed for students who received their law degree from a school in a foreign country. The program is fully customizable and students will have the option to select courses that are more closely related to their interest and goals. Our Faculty Director, Professor Aaron Ghirardelli, will guide students through the selection of courses and the designing of the LLM curriculum. The General LLM program is usually chosen by students interested in becoming eligible to take the California or New York Bar Exam or by students having interest in areas of law that are not currently covered by one of our specializations.

LLM Specializations

Loyola Law School also offers specializations in several areas of law. Enrolling in a specialization is the perfect choice for students particularly interested in a particular area of law. The curriculum of each specialization has been carefully tailored to equip graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the specialized topic.... [-]


LLM for Foreign Law School Graduates

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 USA Dallas

A primary goal of the LL.M. for Foreign Law School Graduates program is to provide law students with an understanding of the United States legal system, give a frame of reference for dealing with transnational business and legal interests, offer an appreciation of the role of law in national and internal development and equip them with the analysis and problem-solving skills needed to meet the complex demands of the world. [+]

The LL.M. degree for Foreign Law School Graduates is a one- year, full-time program for students who hold a basic law degree from a recognized international law school. Students enrolled in this degree program must complete 24 credit hours including the required two-credit course in Perspectives of the American Legal System. The remaining courses are elective and offer a wide range of choices. Students have the freedom to choose from a wide array of classes and can design their LL.M. degree to meet their needs and goals in studying in the United States. Students desiring to take a bar examination in Texas, New York or California can take classes required to qualify to sit for those exams. Other students may want to specialize in international studies or in other areas of the law.... [-]


LL.M. in American Law

University of Missouri School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA Columbia

The Mizzou LL.M. in American Law provides an introduction to the American legal system and U.S. legal practice for students who earned their first degree in law outside the United States. [+]

The LL.M. degree program consists of 24 credits hours of study and can normally be completed in a year, although a part-time option is available for domestic students in the LL.M. in Dispute Resolution program.

The highly selective nature of the programs allows students to individualize their plan of study in light of their specific needs and interests. Applicants come from a variety of walks of life and from a wide array of countries.

LL.M. in American Law

The Mizzou LL.M. in American Law provides an introduction to the American legal system and U.S. legal practice for students who earned their first degree in law outside the United States.

Beyond the 6 credit hours of required courses – introduction to U.S. law, professional responsibility, and legal research and writing – students can customize their study in fields such as intellectual property, commercial law, international law, environmental law, and employment law.... [-]


LLM in American Law

Wake Forest University School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Winston-Salem

The Wake Forest University School of Law LL.M. degree program is designed primarily for international lawyers and students who hold a first degree in law from their home countries and desire to enhance their legal careers by studying the laws of the United States. [+]

The Wake Forest Law University School of Law LL.M. degree program is designed primarily for international lawyers and students who hold a first degree in law from their home countries and desire to enhance their legal careers by studying the laws of the United States. Program features include:

A one year, full-time course of study starting in the fall semester. Students may elect to extend their course of study for longer than a year with approval. A course of study that encourages students to pursue their individual interests through research and coursework. A supportive mentoring program that includes both J.D.'s and the talents of Wake's dedicated faculty. Wake Forest School of Law has offered strong international programs for over a decade and many faculty members are experts in international legal issues. ... [-]

LL.M. in U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

University of Miami School of Law
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Tampa

Specifically designed for the foreign law graduate, the LL.M. in U.S. & Transnational Law for Foreign-Trained Lawyers is Miami Law’s general LL.M. The program welcomes attorneys from all over the world to continue the study of law in a context that emphasizes American common law and its impact in the global economy. [+]

Specifically designed for the foreign law graduate, the LL.M. in U.S. & Transnational Law for Foreign-Trained Lawyers is Miami Law’s general LL.M. The program welcomes attorneys from all over the world to continue the study of law in a context that emphasizes American common law and its impact in the global economy. While technically a specialization in the International Law LL.M., the program permits unusual flexibility and allows students to choose courses in their area of interest from the general law school curriculum and structure their studies according to their professional goals.

Who Should Consider this Program? Foreign-trained attorneys who want to learn about the U.S. legal system Those looking for the possibility of remaining in the U.S. to practice law with the opportunity to earn a J.D. and/or qualify to take a U.S. Bar Exam, including New York Individuals wanting to explore the field of international law outside of his or her own country Foreign-trained attorneys who want to do an LL.M. and first need to improve English skills ... [-]

LLM Masters of Law in the U.S. Legal System

The University of Cincinnati College of Law LLM
Campus Full time 9 months September 2019 USA Cincinnati

The LLM program is designed to introduce internationally trained lawyers to the US legal system while also giving each student an opportunity to design a course of study at UC Law that best advances his or her professional agenda. Students who complete the program are better able to represent U.S. clients and more prepared for negotiations and litigation with U.S. parties. You choose your focus area! [+]

The University of Cincinnati College of Law is pleased to offer a program of study on the US legal system to practicing attorneys and law school graduates who received their legal education outside the United States.

The LLM program is designed to introduce internationally trained lawyers to the US legal system while also giving each student an opportunity to design a course of study at UC Law that best advances his or her professional agenda. Students who complete the program are better able to represent U.S. clients and more prepared for negotiations and litigation with U.S. parties.

The LLM program can be completed in as little as 9 months, although some students decide to spend up to two academic years in the program.... [-]


LL.M. for Internationally Trained Lawyers

Brooklyn Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 USA New York + 1 more

Our program is designed to meet the New York Court of Appeals requirements for foreign-trained lawyers who wish to sit for the New York State bar exam. [+]

LL.M. for Internationally Trained Lawyers

Our program is designed to meet the New York Court of Appeals requirements for foreign-trained lawyers who wish to sit for the New York State bar exam. Through a complement of courses and pedagogy that focuses on the specific academic needs of those with legal training from abroad, Brooklyn Law School has created a program that will help its graduates become more effective and confident transnational lawyers.

Our program also facilitates specialized study in a number of areas, including business law, intellectual property law, and refugee and immigration law. While these three specializations draw on Brooklyn Law School's academic strengths, the Law School can also accommodate tailored study plans for those students who wish to explore other areas of the law.... [-]


Cross-Border Legal Studies LL.M.

University at Buffalo School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA Buffalo

Our innovative Cross-Border Legal Studies LL.M. Program, one of the first of its kind in the United States, recognizes the increasingly global nature of legal practice and the need for skilled attorneys to guide clients through their cross-border interactions. [+]

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

Our innovative Cross-Border Legal Studies LL.M. Program, one of the first of its kind in the United States, recognizes the increasingly global nature of legal practice and the need for skilled attorneys to guide clients through their cross-border interactions.

Located just 20 minutes from Canada, the US’s largest trading partner, the School of Law is uniquely situated to provide students with exposure to cross-border legal issues both inside and outside the classroom. A strong network of alumni based in Buffalo, New York, and Ontario, Canada engage in a wide range of cross-border legal practice including trade, tax, immigration, real estate, and corporate and transactional work. These practitioners serve as community partners in the program and informal mentors to LL.M. students throughout the course of their studies. In addition, each student is assigned an academic advisor to provide one-on-one guidance throughout the program.... [-]


LLM in United States and Global Legal Studies

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Cleveland

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

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the 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 the 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:... [-]


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 January 2019 USA Central Islip + 1 more

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 the United States jurisprudence, law, and procedure. [+]

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 the 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:... [-]


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).... [-]


LLM/MCL Program for Foreign Lawyers

California Western School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2019 USA San Diego + 1 more

The Master of Laws in US Law (LLM) & Master of Comparative Law (MCL) Program is designed to prepare lawyers from other countries to work knowledgeably with lawyers in the United States on questions of common interest arising under either their own or the US legal system. [+]

Overview

The Master of Laws in US Law (LLM) & Master of Comparative Law (MCL) Program is designed to prepare lawyers from other countries to work knowledgeably with lawyers in the United States on questions of common interest arising under either their own or the US legal system.

The courses offered by our program allow you to tailor the program to fit your academic and professional interests. As a complement to the existing LLM/MCL Program for foreign lawyers, California Western offers a Certificate Program in US Law for lawyers, judges, and legal academics and scholars who are available to visit the US for only one semester. Why California Western? California Western was one of the first schools to offer an LLM course in the USA for foreign lawyers. Our program has over 500 graduates from 62 countries. Read our trimesterly newsletter to see the successes our graduates have had after completing the program and using their LLM degree in the USA. You will be joining a diverse student body. 44 percent of our entering fall 2012 students represent ethnically diverse backgrounds. National Jurist magazine recently named California Western among the top 40 law schools in the country for diversity. San Diego an ideal city to live in while you continue your legal education. Mild year-round weather and convenient access to beaches and the ocean are only part of the appeal. The California Western campus is located in the heart of San Diego's legal and political community. How to Apply Fill... [-]

LLM in Canadian Common Law

OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Canada Toronto + 1 more

This exciting program provides foundational training in Canadian common law to internationally trained lawyers and law graduates. Whether you have a common or civil law degree from outside Canada [+]

Program Overview

The LLM in Canadian Common Law provides the opportunity to take core courses in Canadian common law topics taught at the graduate level along with a wide range of elective options. The core courses are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada's National Committee on Accreditation (NCA). Students in the Canadian Common Law specialization benefit from both academic and career support to assist in their transition to the Canadian legal marketplace.

Note: Completing the Professional LLM in Canadian Common Law does not automatically entitle you to practice law in Canada or to be admitted to the Bar of a Canadian province or territory. Consult the NCA or your provincial/territorial law society for more information.... [-]