Master of Laws in North America

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

An LLM is a postgraduate program for law students who want advanced training and knowledge in a particular area. Specialization areas may include commercial law, finance, human rights law, tax law, and international business law.

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

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

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 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 [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. 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). 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. [-]

LLM in American Legal Studies

Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2017 USA San Diego + 1 more

The Thomas Jefferson Residential LLM Program enables foreign students to study American law – with opportunities to specialize in cutting edge areas. [+]

The Thomas Jefferson Residential LLM Program enables foreign students to study American law – with opportunities to specialize in cutting edge areas. The Program Includes: Introduction to American Law for Foreign Students Core American Law courses taken with JD students Practice Skills Classes Bar Preparation Classes Expert Faculty Mentors in Many Specializations Earn a Master's Degree LLM Studying in San Diego, California, America's Finest City American Legal Studies LLM with specialization in Intellectual Property International Trade & Investment Sports & Entertainment Law General American Law Eligibility to take American bar exams in some jurisdictions Practice Skills Oriented Classes Expert Bar Preparation Work Directly with Your Own Faculty Advisor to Plan Your Program of Study ABA Acquiescence in All Graduate Programs Enjoy Beautiful San Diego Application Requirements In order to complete an on line application, students must submit: An official transcript indicating a degree in law, JD or non-U.S. equivalent A resume reflecting educational and work history as well as other information relevant to the consideration of an application to the LLM program A personal statement/statement of interest. The statement should be generally 2-3 pages double spaced Interview – All students will be required to interview with the Admissions Department in person or via Skype. International Students must also submit: English translated and independently evaluated copies of transcripts. The Law School Admission Council (LLM) and World Educations Services (WES) can provide the necessary evaluation services necessary to demonstrate equivalency to the U.S. grading system. Thomas Jefferson School of Law recommends these services. But other independent evaluation services are available. Proof of English Language Proficiency through one of the following: TOEFL score - Average test scores: 92 (internet based); 240 (computer based); 590 (paper based) IETLS score – Average test scores: 6.5 Reading 6.5 Writing 6.0 Listening 6.0 Speaking Language assessment interview – contact the admissions office to schedule Curriculum Core Law School Courses (Available Fall & Spring Semesters) Business Associations Civil Procedure I Civil Procedure II (Practice Skill Oriented) Contracts I & II Constitutional Law I & II Criminal Law Criminal Procedure Evidence Legal Writing I & II (Practice Skill Oriented) Professional Responsibility (required to take an American bar exam) Property I & II Remedies Torts I & II Elective Courses (Different electives are offered each semester; the following are generally offered at least once each year) California Evidence Community Property Contracts Drafting (practice skill oriented) Copyright Law Criminal Procedure (advanced) Employment Law Entertainment Law Family Law Immigration International Law Introduction to IP Practice (Practice Skill Oriented) Introduction to Intellectual Property Legal Advocacy (Moot Court Competition) Mediation (Practice Skill Oriented) Negotiation Theory & Practice (Practice Skill Oriented) Patent Law Trademark Law Trial Practice (Practice Skill Oriented) Wills & Trusts Bar Admission Eligibility Students earning an LLM in residence at Thomas Jefferson School of Law's San Diego, California, campus may be able to take the bar exam in California, the District of Columbia, and New York. The requirements for each state bar vary, and students must plan their program of study carefully to ensure eligibility to take a particular bar exam. Please contact Professor Steven Semeraro at ssemeraro@tjsl.edu before matriculating at Thomas Jefferson School of Law to discuss your bar eligibility interests and plan a program of study. Career Services LLM candidates work closely with their faculty advisors and the LLM Program Director to design a program of study designed to fit their career goals. The Career Services and Student Affairs Offices provide individualized career counseling, including assisting LLM students: with everything from resume drafting to interviewing to networking; finding employment and internship opportunities through a variety of resources; working with foreign lawyers earning LLM degrees to receive Optional Practical Training allowing graduates to work with a law firm or government agency in the United States for up to twelve months after completing their studies. Students graduating from this program now work in a wide variety of legal positions in San Diego as well as throughout the United States and the world. [-]

Law and Business in China

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Campus Full time 5 - 6 days August 2017 China Shanghai

How do you gain a foothold in the world’s largest market and successfully navigate its ever changing landscape? The module at the internationally renowned Fudan University in Shanghai focuses on the peculiarities of the Chinese economic and legal system. [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017.

How do you gain a foothold in the world’s largest market and successfully navigate its ever changing landscape? The module at the internationally renowned Fudan University in Shanghai focuses on the peculiarities of the Chinese economic and legal system. From a western perspective, issues such as property, patents, copyright, trademarks, accounting, and tax and contract law, as well as Chinese company law, are of particular interest. The module will also examine Chinese legal culture by looking at traditional ways of resolving disputes.... [-]


LLM FOR FOREIGN LAW SCHOOL GRADUATES

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 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. A primary goal of the program is to enhance the international student's legal skills so that he or she may become a more effective lawyer and member of society. In this respect the program seeks to develop: an appreciation of the role of law in national and international development the ability to identify, through comparative and international studies, policy considerations of various legal rules an appreciation of the role of the lawyer in social and economic change legal analysis and problem solving abilities to enable the student to meet the complex needs of our modem world a basic understanding of the U.S. legal system, as studied from a comparative perspective a frame of reference for dealing with business and legal interests in a transnational setting To view an online LL.M. for Foreign Law School Graduates Admissions Brochure CLICK HERE How to Apply Admission Criteria An applicant for admission to the LL.M. Degree for Foreign Law School Graduates must be a graduate of a recognized foreign law school. The applicant's undergraduate record must demonstrate scholarly legal aptitude. An applicant for whom English is a second language must present evidence of a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) computer based score of 233 or written score of 575. U.S. trained law students may not apply to this degree program. 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 bheine@smu.edu) LSAC (Law School Admissions Council) Electronic Application personal statement (including why you are interested in entering the graduate degree program) résumé (curriculum vitae) two letters of recommendation in English (or translated into English) from the dean of the applicant's law school and from a law professor evidence of proficiency in English (normally a TOEFL computer based score of 233 or written score of 575)* certified transcript in English of grades received in law school - transcripts must be mailed directly to the Admissions Office from your schools. evidence of financial ability to pay tuition, fees, and all other expenses during the applicant's stay in the United States** a recent head and shoulders photograph of the applicant $75 (U.S. dollars) nonrefundable application fee payable to SMU Dedman School of Law. *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 (www.TOEFL.org). 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. **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. 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. Specialized Courses SMU Dedman School of Law offers a rich curriculum to enhance the international students' legal skills to become a more effective lawyer. The diversity and depth of courses offered can be found in the SMU Dedman School of Law course catalog or in the course schedule listing. Degree requirements A) Students may begin their studies in the fall term or the spring term. They must participate in an orientation program held at SMU Dedman School of Law in mid-August (for fall term) or early January (spring term) of each year before the start of classes.

(B) Students pursuing the LL.M. degree for foreign law school graduates must complete 24 hours of credit from courses or seminars selected in consultation with the student's faculty advisor who is assigned during orientation. Faculty members advising candidates for this degree will make every effort to tailor a student's study plan to his or her specific graduate objectives. However, all students are required to take the course on Perspectives of the American Legal System. They will normally also take one basic J.D. course such as Contracts. 
SMU Dedman Law awards the degree to those students who complete their course work with an average grade in all courses equivalent to a C­ or 1.70. A student will not receive credit for a course or seminar in which his or her grade is below D or 1.00. Students for whom English is a second language are allowed additional time to complete written final examinations. 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 bheine@smu.edu or by telephone at 214-768-2758 or toll free at 1-888-768-5291. 2016-2017 Tuition, Fees, Estimated Expenses for LL.M. for Foreign Law School Students   Tuition         $45,433  Fees             $5,664    Estimated Expenses    Books   $1,000  Living Expenses $15,000  Miscellaneous $2,500   Total $69,597 Bar Exam Eligibility International students who wish to practice law in this country and qualify for admission to the bar in one of the states or the District of Columbia should familiarize themselves with the bar admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction where they plan to practice. Bar admission requirements vary from state to state. Some states require applicants to have a J.D. degree, and others will require only a certain number of course credits from a law school in this country. Texas now allows qualified foreign educated attorneys who have completed an LL.M. degree to sit for the Texas Bar examination. For complete rules governing Admission to the State Bar of Texas CLICK HERE For a fact sheet that summarizes the Eligibility of Foreign-Educated Applicants and Foreign Attorneys to take the Texas Bar Examination CLICK HERE 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. [-]

Law

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. [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. 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)

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. [+]

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. [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law Program

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

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Best Law Studies in North America 2017. BU Law is proud to offer a select group of lawyers the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in one of the most dynamic fields of legal practice today: intellectual property law. This initiative builds upon the academic excellence that has earned our school its leading reputation in the field. BU Law has been ranked one of the top intellectual property law schools, ranking 10th among American law schools for intellectual property law studies, according to U.S. News and World Report (2016 edition). The excitement of studying IP law at our school is palpable. Our world renowned intellectual property faculty; the breadth of curricular choices in such emerging topics as the Internet and biotechnology; and a graduate student body representing over 30 nations—with backgrounds in high-technology, engineering, biotechnology, publishing, the arts and entertainment—create a truly invigorating learning environment for advanced study.   As an Intellectual Property Law LLM student, you will pursue a range of IP and IP-related classes offered through the School's JD curriculum. That means you will have access to the "Best Professors" in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. Included among our intellectual property instructors are a number of prominent practitioners engaged in cutting-edge work at Boston's top intellectual property boutiques and biotechnology companies. You will also benefit from being a part of a world-class university: Students seeking interdisciplinary-learning can supplement their law studies by cross-registering in IP-related classes at the University's other graduate schools.   If you are not familiar with Boston, you will soon discover that it is a robust and vibrant market for intellectual property work and study, boasting the highest concentration of high-tech industries in America, with leading-edge software, hardware, biotechnology and medical device firms. You will benefit directly from being in one of America's leading communities for discovery and innovation.   The program's limited size ensures that each Intellectual Property Law LLM student receives the dedicated support of a faculty advisor and full-time career manager, in addition to the undivided attention of the program director, who is available to counsel on all academic planning and adjustment issues.  [-]

International Law LL.M.

Stetson University College of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2017 USA Gulfport + 1 more

The LL.M. in International Law is an intensive one-year course that leads to an advanced legal degree in international law. Stetson Law's program accommodates the specialization needs of both experienced practicing attorneys [+]

Stetson University Stetson University, College of Law is ranked #1 in trial advocacy and #3 in legal writing by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report in 2016. Effective advocacy and legal writing skills are two of the most important skills of a successful lawyer, and Stetson’s commitment to teaching advocacy and legal writing is unmatched. Stetson is proud to be a leader in these areas. Located in a safe and friendly campus in beautiful Gulfport, Florida, Stetson’s LL.M. in International Law is an intensive one-year course that accommodates the specialization needs of both experienced practicing attorneys and recent law school graduates from the U.S. and abroad. The curriculum prepares graduates to enter the global marketplace thoroughly prepared for positions in business, government, teaching and international law practice or related professions.

 Courses emphasize professionalism, leadership and business skills in addition to training in the law. Applicants may either opt for a general LL.M. in International Law (for those interested in international public or international private law) or an LL.M. with an emphasis in international environmental law or international business law. “What makes the ‘Stetson experience’ really special is their system of practical coaching…and focus on giving you a real life experience... The professionalism and diligence I acquired at Stetson will always  be my second nature.” Michal Homza, LL.M. ‘12 Owner of Regenezis, s.l.o. Slovak Republic Stetson's LL.M. in International Law program features: Guided study through mentorships with prominent international law faculty Two-week introduction to U.S law for foreign attorneys Two semester, 24-credit program on Stetson’s safe and friendly campus in Tampa Bay, Florida Scholarships are available for outstanding students interested in international law Curriculum and Program Duration 
Full-time students complete the requirements for the LL.M. degree in one academic year (fall and spring). Candidates for the LL.M. degree must successfully complete 24 hours of academic credit, and will normally take no more than four classes per semester. Most classes are three credits. All students enrolled in an emphasis program must attend on a full-time basis. Part-time students may enroll in as few as one course per semester and as many as three courses per semester. Part-time students are allowed a full three-year period to complete all requirements of the degree. Courses Offered in Following Areas Courses are available in a wide array of subjects including, but not limited to: Advocacy and Skills Business and Corporate Law Civil Law Criminal Law Elder Law Environmental Law Family Law Health Law Higher Education Law Intellectual Property Law International and Comparative Law Jurisprudence and Legal History Labor and Employment Law Property Law and Probate Public Interest Law Public Law Tax Law Emphasis Programs Applicants of the International Law LL.M. Program may also decide to apply to one of our emphasis programs in International Business Law or International Environmental Law. These exclusive programs give students the opportunity to: Team teach courses Participate on competition teams Research and write in area of interest Engage in small discussion groups One on one advising/mentorship by faculty member Scholarships 
Scholarships are available for outstanding students interested in international law. The Scholarship Application PDF must be submitted to the attention of the Director of International Programs, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, Florida 33707 or via email at international@law.stetson.edu.

 Application Deadline One class is admitted each August, with the preferred application deadline due by July 1 of each year. Late applications may be accepted, time and space permitting. The Faculty Committee on Admissions will consider applications on a rolling basis. International Students: APPLY EARLY. It can take up to three months (or more) processing time for students to receive their student visa (F-1 visa). We would recommend students needing a student visa apply before April 1st. Note: The application fee for 2016-2017 admission has been waived. About Stetson Law 
Founded in 1900 as Florida's first law school, Stetson University College of Law is a leader in international legal education. Stetson is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the American Association of Law Schools. Stetson offers a welcoming environment for lawyers around the world, with renowned professors who share the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the global marketplace.  

 About Tampa Bay, Florida
 Stetson Law's primary campus is nestled within the residential beachfront community of Gulfport, a tranquil place to live and work that is contiguous with the city of St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg is a part of the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay has numerous options for recreation, entertainment and exercise. In addition to popular attractions such as Busch Gardens and Lowry Park Zoo, students can find nature trails, bike paths, tennis and golf clubs, fishing piers, and other diversions from academic pressure. [-]

LL.M. in Transnational Legal Practice (TLP)

St. John’s University School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA New York

A degree program designed for both American and foreign-trained attorneys seeking advanced training for transnational practice. With concentration tracks in public international legal practice, cross-border transactions, or transnational dispute resolution, students may also design their own course of study to meet their professional needs and personal interests. [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. LL.M. in Transnational Legal Practice (TLP) The LL.M. in Transnational Legal Practice (TLP) is designed to train foreign attorneys in the rapidly expanding cross-border practice of law, to educate global attorneys within the New York City legal community ― the center of global legal practice ― and to enhance non-native English speaking attorneys’ skills in practicing law in English, the lingua franca of the global legal profession. Train foreign attorneys in the rapidly expanding cross-border practice of law. All TLP students receive an in-depth education of transnational practice. In addition to the capstone Transnational Legal Practice courses, our students take courses focusing on the increasing legal interconnectedness of the world. In addition to learning the law in traditional lectures, TLP students learn the law by engaging in supervised simulations meant to mimic transnational practice. Educate global attorneys within New York City. TLP students benefit from St. John’s location in New York City. Our TLP students are able to attend events focused on transnational practice at the New York City Bar Association, attend panels at major conferences like International Law Weekend, and visit the United Nations. We also bring esteemed practitioners onto campus to provide real-world insight to our students. Enhance non-native English speaking attorneys’ skills in practicing law in English. The TLP program places a strong emphasis on communicating in legal English, and works with non-native English speakers to enhance these skills. TLP students take specialized courses focused on legal research, writing, and analysis. They also present during role play simulations and work on weekly writing assignments to improve their English. Our students leave TLP with an enhanced ability to work in English. Dual Diploma: LL.M. in International Trade and Investment Law/LL.M. in Transnational Legal Practice (Lyon Catholic University Law School - St. John’s University School of Law) St. John’s University School of Law and Lyon Catholic University Law School offer a dual LL.M. International Trade & Investment Law/LL.M. in Transnational Legal Practice program starting in September. The program, entirely taught in English, is designed specifically for students interested in working in international trade, customs, and investment positions. Topics include regional trade agreements (NAFTA, CAFTA, TPP), EU trade law, trade and development, TRIPs agreement, trade preferences, international banking regulation, and bilateral investment treaties. The students will spend the Fall semester in Lyon (France) from September to December, and the Spring semester in New York City (U.S.A.) from January to May. This gives the unique chance to be immersed in two distinct linguistic, cultural and legal contexts. All students enrolled in this track receive a dual diploma (an LL.M. in European and International Trade and Investment Law by Lyon Catholic University and an LL.M. in Transnational Legal Practice by St. John’s). For more information, please click here. Pathways to the Profession Every student entering the Transnational Legal Practice LLM Program comes from a different background, has a different area of academic interest, and has a different plan for post-graduate opportunities. With that in mind, TLP offers four Pathways, allowing students within the same program to focus on different areas of transnational practice. Cross-Border Transactions The Pathway designed specifically for students interested in working in private practice with a focus on corporate law. Topics in this Pathway include project development, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, global corporate compliance, cross-border employment law, international competition (antitrust) law, and cross-border IP licensing. International Trade & Investment The Pathway designed specifically for students interested in working in international trade, customs, and investment positions. Topics in this Pathway include regional trade agreements (NAFTA, CAFTA, TPP), EU trade law, trade and development, TRIPs agreement, trade preferences, international banking regulation, and bilateral investment treaties. Public International Legal Practice The Pathway designed specifically for students interested in working at the United Nations, an international organization, a non-governmental organization, or a government agency focused on international law. Topics in this Pathway include public international law theory, treaties, international courts and tribunals, the law of international organizations, statehood and recognition. Transnational Dispute Resolution The Pathway designed specifically for students interested in working in litigation, investor-state arbitration or international commercial arbitration, and international mediation. Topics in this Pathway include mediation of armed conflict, peace processes, investment-state arbitration, dispute settlement in international organizations, and the settlement of territorial disputes. Admission Admission to the LL.M. in Transnational Legal Practice LL.M. program at St. John’s School of Law is selective and based upon excellence in prior legal studies. Evidence of academic scholarship as well as professional achievements will be considered. The LL.M. Program is designed to have a limited enrollment in order to enrich the quality of the experience for each LL.M. candidate. Eligibility Any American or foreign law school graduate holding a first degree in law (J.D., LL.B. or equivalent) from an ABA-accredited law school or a foreign law school recognized in the country where founded and located. English Proficiency Tests Because of the nature of the LL.M. Program in Transnatioanl Legal Practice, it is essential that all students have a high level of comprehension and oral and written expression in the English language. Foreign graduates (other than students from Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom) are required to have taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test prior to applying. Learn more about these requirements on the Office of Graduate Studies site. English for American Law School English for American Law School is an intensive four-week summer course designed for students entering St. John’s LL.M. programs who are not native English speakers. The course’s aim is to familiarize these students with the U.S. legal system and its vocabulary, thereby enabling them to participate more effectively in their studies in the LL.M. Program. LLM in Transnational Legal Practice Application The LL.M. in Transnational Legal Practice program is designed to provide advanced practice and subject-matter instruction to recent U.S. and foreign law graduates and young practictioners seeking to expand their careers in transnational practice. Apply to the LL.M. Program in Transnational Legal Practice Prospective LL.M. students may apply to the program two ways: Online at Law School Admission Council (LSAC), or, By completing and returning the following forms. Please read all instructions carefully before submitting your application: LL.M. Application Form - (PDF form for printing and mailing) Application Instructions (PDF) Payment Form Scholarship Application Recommendation Form Read the full list of application requirements on the Office of Graduate Studies site. For additional information about program admission, please contact us. Additional Information American Law: Discourse & Analysis St. John’s University School of Law offers a non-degree program, American Law: Discourse and Analysis Program (“ALDA”), which can be combined with a the TLP LLM program at St. John’s. The program offers foreign-trained lawyers the opportunity to master the core principles and concepts of American law while earning a certification of proficiency in technical legal English. The ALDA pathway enables students to begin their core LLM coursework with a professional level of proficiency in the language, cultural and analytical skills used in American law. The program teaches the key aspects of U.S. law (in particular constitutional structure, rights, and civil procedure) and the legal analysis skills (spoken and written) required for success in the LLM program. Students who follow the formal ALDA pathway spend two years (4 semesters) completing the ALDA work and their LLM courses before completion of the LLM degree. ALDA Courses ALDA students take three classes each semester for a total of twelve (12) non-degree credits. Students leave the ALDA program with twenty-four (24) non-degree credits. The three courses, each one broken into two parts, are: ALDA: Introduction to U.S. Law & Analysis I and II. This course introduces ALDA students to methods and ideas that are fundamental components of the American legal system, with an emphasis on reading, briefing, and analyzing cases. ALDA: Introduction to Legal Writing & Analysis I and II. This course introduces ALDA students to legal analysis and writing. Students will learn the fundamental components of communicating with U.S. law firm colleagues and clients through email, client letters and legal memoranda. ALDA: American Law & Legal Culture Project I and II. This course introduces ALDA students to basic concepts in U.S. legal ethics, asks students to consider those concepts in the context of well-known stories and cases of American legal culture, and provides opportunities for students to discuss issues of legal ethics and professional responsibility with members of the legal profession. Scholarships We offer a limited number of scholarships based on merit. Scholarship criteria include academic performance, experience in practice (where applicable), published and unpublished written work, and personal interview. Emphasis will be placed on the applicant having achieved an outstanding academic record in law school and on the applicant's employment history. 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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. [+]

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 http://lsac.org/llm 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 www.wes.org 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 www.toefl.org 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 www.nybarexam.org [-]

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. [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. 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 Taxation

University of San Diego School of Law
Campus Full time August 2017 USA San Diego

For almost 40 years, alumni of the University of San Diego School of Law’s LLM in  Taxation  program have gone on to practice successfully throughout California, the U.S. and the world. The LLM provides students with the theoretical and practical framework to become skilled leaders in the field of  tax  law.  [+]

LLM in Taxation PROGRAM DESCRIPTION For almost 40 years, alumni of the University of San Diego School of Law’s LLM in Taxation  program have gone on to practice successfully throughout California, the U.S. and the world. The LLM provides students with the theoretical and practical framework to become skilled leaders in the field of  tax law.  In order to apply to this Master of Laws program,  you  must have received your JD degree from a U.S. law school or  you  must have a law degree (such as a Bachelor of Laws) from an accredited institution in a country other than the United States.  The LLM in Taxation degree requires completion of 24 credits of coursework including five required courses: Corporate Tax (3 credits), Partnership Tax (3 credits), International Tax (3 credits), Taxation of Property Transactions (2 credits), and Tax Practice and Penalties (3 credits). Required courses can be waived by the director of the tax program upon good cause shown by any student. The remaining required credit hours can be selected from our broad selection of tax course offerings and (with permission of the director of the tax program) other related courses. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & DEADLINES To assist  you  in the application process, please review our  application checklist.  You  can also obtain further information, and access our online application from our  website.   The priority deadline to apply for entrance to the LLM programs for the Fall semester is  June 1.  The priority deadline for the Spring semester is  November 1. The Graduate Programs Office uses a "rolling admissions" process, so as soon as your file is complete it will be submitted to the Admissions Committee. TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS The tuition for the LLM in Taxation  program for the 2016-2017 academic year is $1,635 per credit. Tuition and fees are subject to change; current tuition rates are available on the School of Law’s Financial Aid  webpage. The LLM in  Taxation  program requires 24 credits of course work.    The Graduate Programs Office offers a Merit Scholarship for LLM students, including candidates for the LLM in Taxation. This scholarship can be awarded to  full-time  students entering in either the Spring or the Fall semester, and is awarded based on the contents of your admissions file.  No additional application is necessary to be considered for this scholarship.  In addition to available Merit Scholarships, admitted LLM in Taxation  students may be considered for various specialty tax scholarships. These awards are based on the merits of the applicant’s scholastic and professional experience, as demonstrated by the contents of the applicant’s admission file. The School of Law’s  Financial Aid Office  can provide  you  with answers to your questions regarding financial aid, including directing  you  toward appropriate resources for graduate law students.   [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

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

Focus on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law is designed to provide graduates of foreign law schools with a deep understanding of the doctrine and policy of United States intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Intellectual property has become a focus in the global marketplace and information economy, presenting some of the most important and complex issues facing legal systems, as well as the business, entertainment and technology communities. The one-year program requires full-time attendance and 24 hours of course credits. Required Courses - U.S. Contract Law for LL.M. (3) - Patent Law (3) or Intellectual Property Survey (2) - Copyright Law (3) or International Intellectual Property Law (3) - Trademark Law (3) or International Intellectual Property Law (3) - U.S. Legal Writing (2) - U.S. Scholarly Legal Writing (1) - Foreign Graduate Seminar (1, fall) + (1, spring) During the Foreign Graduate Seminar, students working toward the specialized LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property Law must receive a grade of H on the research paper, required in the second semester, on an intellectual property law topic. The grade of H is equivalent to a B+ or better. Students who receive a grade of S on the research paper receive an LL.M. in U.S. and Global Legal Studies and a certificate in Intellectual Property Law. Elective Courses: In addition to the required classes above, students pursuing the LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law must complete 8 or 9 credit hours from the list of elective courses below. - Business Associations (4) - Cyberlaw (3) - Computer Law & Policy (2) - Doing Business in the U.S. (3) - International Business Transactions (3) - International Issues in Intellectual Property Seminar (3) - Internet and the Law (1) - Intellectual Property Survey (2) - Intellectual Property Transactions (2) - Intellectual Property from a Business & Strategic Point of View (1) - Intellectual Property & Deal Making (2) - Law and the Visual Arts (2) - Law of Music Industry (2) - Patent Prosecution (2) - Professional Responsibility (2) or (3) NOTE: Course offerings may change from year to year and other intellectual property elective courses may qualify for the LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law at the discretion of the Director of Foreign Graduate Legal Studies. 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. Foreign patent attorneys who do not have an LL.B. but are working in Intellectual Property are also welcome to apply. [-]

LLM International Law

University of Kent, Kent Law School
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This specialisation is taught primarily by examining current international events and the theoretical bases of international law. It is particularly suited to those involved with, or who are hoping to work for, international [+]

This specialisation is taught primarily by examining current international events and the theoretical bases of international law. It is particularly suited to those involved with, or who are hoping to work for, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, international law firms and foreign affairs departments. Students studying International Law are encouraged to participate in the activities of the Centre for Critical International Law (CeCIL) at Kent. These include, workshops, trips to international courts and tribunals, and guest lecture series. The specialisation will enable you to understand and evaluate international law and its role, potential and limitations in international affairs. The programme will also emphasise the theoretical bases of international law. The specialisation is of particular benefit for those involved with, or hoping to work for, international organisations, non-governmental organisations or in international law firms. Modules Modules associated with this specialisation include: - International Criminal Law - International Protection of Human Rights - European Human Rights Law - International Environmental Law - Substantive Legal Aspects - International Environmental Law - Legal Foundations - International Migration Law - Legal Aspects of Contemporary International Problems - Public International Law - Transnational Criminal Law - Transnational Justice and Rule of Law Programming [-]

LL.M. in Six Specialties

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Indianapolis

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

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. The LL.M. degree is designed to deliver in-depth knowledge in a specific area, such as American Law for Foreign Lawyers Corporate and Commercial Law Health Law, Policy, and Bioethics Intellectual Property Law International and Comparative Law International Human Rights Law We have found that students often enter the program unsure of which track is best for them, so you will be admitted into the LL.M. program and not a specific track of study. When you arrive for orientation, you will have the chance to talk with faculty, staff, and students about the LL.M. program and the different tracks, and then your academic advisor will help you to decide which track best fits your career goals and interests. Program Tracks Although the LL.M. program at McKinney Law offers a structured format, it also gives you the flexibility to choose the electives and hands-on experiences best suited to your goals. When you arrive on campus you will be able to choose to pursue one of six program tracks, each designed to satisfy a specific set of needs. Then, within the framework of your chosen program, you can create a curriculum certain to set you on the path to success. LL.M. Courses Taught by Judges, Justices, and an Attorney General Our Master of Laws students come from around the world to study with the best our state has to offer Courses for the LL.M. program have recently been taught by: Justice Steven David, ’82, Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert D. Rucker, Indiana Supreme Court Judge John G. Baker, Indiana Court of Appeals (former Chief Judge) Greg Zoeller, Indiana Attorney General The LL.M. program has several purposes: it gives currently practicing U.S. lawyers a place to hone their skills and deepen their knowledge base on a specific subject. it helps licensed lawyers from other countries get to know American law in preparation for passing the Bar in the United States. it provides a focused curriculum for legal scholars who are interested in advancing their knowledge in a specific area of law in order to prepare for the S.J.D./Ph.D. in law and an academic career. As an LL.M. student, you’ll complete a 24-credit program. If you attend on a full-time basis, you can complete your degree in a single year. Foreign students, note that to satisfy visa regulations, you must finish within eighteen months. However, if you are a domestic student, you have up to three academic years to complete the degree requirements, and can take classes on a part-time or evening basis. The LL.M. program includes: Area-specific coursework with a wide range of elective options Externships, clinical courses, or pro bono legal service and optional practical training (OPT) opportunities A research component and Master's thesis (optional for the American Law for Foreign Lawyers track) Advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction (the law school will provide a 50% scholarship for these courses, if required) The opportunity to publish your thesis, if in a thesis track, on the ScholarWorks network at Indiana University. This network makes your research available to lawyers and legal scholars worldwide. Eligibility requirements for the LL.M. program To gain admission to the LL.M. program at the law school, you must demonstrate a combination of academic achievement, professional accomplishment, and English language competency (although work experience is not required). In addition, you must satisfy one of the following education requirements: Hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. Hold a first degree in law or comparable from a university outside of the U.S. Prove that you are licensed to practice outside the U.S. (foreign applicants only) Language requirements for the LL.M. program If English is not your first language, you must provide proof of langauge proficiency by: Earning a composite iBT TOEFL score of at least 81, or a composite IELTS score of at least 6.5 Official transcript showing satisfactory completion of Level 7, Advanced & Academic English at the Program for Intensive English (PIE) at IUPUI Successfully completing Intensive English Master Level 112 at any ELS Language Center in the United States Earning a "First Grade" on the national Japanese English Proficiency STEP Exam Having earned a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university in a country designated by the Office of International Affairs as predominantly English-speaking Qualifying language scores must be less than two years old at the time of application. Scholarships To demonstrate the law school's commitment to the LL.M. program and to make it more accessible for qualified students, we will provide scholarship assistance to you if you have a demonstrated financial need or outstanding academic/professional credentials. Detailed information on applying for scholarship assistance is included on our application. We also encourage you to seek out scholarship and grant opportunities through your government, employer, the U.S. government, and private foundations in the U.S. and abroad. Some suggestions are to research scholarships through the Fulbright Program, the Edmund S. Muskie / Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Program, Ford Foundation, and Open Society Institute. The National Jurist just named us for three awards! Best Law School Experience Career Opportunities - our picture is featured here Best Value [-]