Master of Laws in North America

See Top LLM Programs in North America 2018

LLM

Law school graduates and lawyers routinely apply an LL.M. to gain expertise in a specialized area of law, such as tax law or international law, or to move from one practice area into another.

Those who have a professional degree in law can pursue an advanced academic degree in Masters of Law or LLM. To take the course, you must have a first degree in law as well as extensive field experience. It is offered in a range of countries from across the world.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

Request Information Law Degrees in North America 2018

Read More

LLM (Master of Laws)

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New York Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Nigeria Lagos Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Cyprus Online + 25 more

The University of South Wales’s LLM course offers you a flexible approach to postgraduate study, where you can tailor your Master’s programme to suit your specific needs and career aspirations. You can explore a broad range of legal subjects, including commercial law, international trade law, competition law, employment law and intellectual property law. [+]

LLM (Master of Laws)

The University of South Wales’s LLM course offers you a flexible approach to postgraduate study, where you can tailor your Master’s programme to suit your specific needs and career aspirations. You can explore a broad range of legal subjects, including commercial law, international trade law, competition law, employment law and intellectual property law.

Educational Aim

The course aims to:

Provide engagement with theoretical and current issues of debate on topical, cutting-edge areas of concern. Develop advanced legal knowledge to provide for rigorous analysis of key areas of contemporary law and practice Develop the skills needed to deal with the legal rules relating to the relevant area of law and the ability to analyze and critique those rules in a practical and academic context. Place those studies in appropriate conceptual frameworks using a range of academic disciplines and insights. Develop the skills needed to use a range of legal and policy documents, including primary and secondary sources from the European Union, United Kingdom, and other legal jurisdictions. Develop research skills necessary for participation in a project or other professional task requiring the deployment of knowledge, comprehension, application, evaluation, analysis, and synthesis in the relevant area of law. Provide an opportunity to focus on contemporary and possibly controversial areas of law and policy development in order to engage in informed debate. Pathway ... [-]

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

University of California, Irvine - School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 USA Irvine

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program at the University of California, Irvine School of Law offers a first-rate legal education to lawyers, judges, government officials and others wishing to become educated about the legal system and practice of law in the United States. [+]

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program at the University of California, Irvine School of Law offers a first-rate legal education to lawyers, judges, government officials and others wishing to become educated about the legal system and practice of law in the United States. We offer a general LL.M. program that can be tailored to each individual’s interests, thus uniquely equipping students with the knowledge and skills to excel in today’s global legal community, whatever their personal and professional goals may be.

The program is a one-year, full-time, 24-credit course of study in advanced legal topics, designed primarily for lawyers trained outside of the United States. Students are required to take four courses: Introduction to American Law; Research, Analysis, and Writing in American Law; American Legal Practice in Context; and Professional Responsibility, Globalization, and the Legal Profession in the United States. For the remainder of their courses, students select from a broad range of courses across the upper-level curriculum. Dedicated staff are available to assist students in planning their course of study and, if desired, ensuring that students’ coursework meets the eligibility requirements of California, New York, or other state bars.... [-]


LL.M. Degree Program

Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2018 USA Saint Paul

Mitchell Hamline’s LL.M. introduces foreign law graduates to the legal system of the United States. The program brings together a global community of lawyers who receive the specialized training and education they need to practice law and compete on an international level. LL.M. students attend classes with Mitchell Hamline J.D. students, choosing courses and seminars that reflect their individual practice interests. [+]

LL.M. Degree Program

An advanced legal studies program for lawyers from around the world

Mitchell Hamline’s LL.M. introduces foreign law graduates to the legal system of the United States. The program brings together a global community of lawyers who receive the specialized training and education they need to practice law and compete on an international level. LL.M. students attend classes with Mitchell Hamline J.D. students, choosing courses and seminars that reflect their individual practice interests.

Key components of the LL.M. Structured for students who possess an LL.B. or equivalent degree earned outside the United States. Most students complete the program in two full-time semesters. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor based on the student’s interest or area of study. Together, the advisor and student design a course of study that includes rigorous law courses and the opportunity to learn from practicing lawyers and judges. Students and advisors meet regularly throughout the program. Students take a required introductory course and then choose from the law school’s J.D. courses. Tutors are available for LL.M. students. All degree-seeking LL.M. students must complete a substantial writing component. Students can choose courses in specialized areas of law, such as alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, international and comparative law, business and corporate law, and others. Benefits of an LL.M. degree from Mitchell Hamline Learn American legal doctrine and receive an in-depth understanding of America’s legal system and the practice of law in the United States. Deal more effectively with American trained lawyers on international... [-]

Law

International Accelerator
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Boston

The LL.M. (Master of Law) is a post-graduate program in law for lawyers who have completed their first law degree in another country. It is composed of 24 credits and is based entirely on coursework that runs one academic year – from August to May. It does not have subject specialties, and the courses taken by LL.M. students are determined on an individual basis. [+]

Law

Established in 2001, the Law faculty is proud to be South Florida’s only public law school. Law Faculty is diverse and student body makes it an outstanding option for prospective students. The College of Law achieved provisional accreditation in 2003 and full accreditation in 2006 by the American Bar Association, both in the shortest possible times. In January 2009, it was also accredited by the American Association of Law Schools.

Law College Curriculum: incorporates important developments in the globalization of both public and private law. The academic program takes a pervasive approach to international and comparative law, incorporating these perspectives into all domestic law classes, and includes a required introductory course and a rich array of upper-level electives in international, transnational and comparative law. The curriculum further provides students with extensive, rigorous legal research and writing experiences, introduces other lawyering skills such as counseling and negotiation, and introduces the important professional values of civility and ethical practice. In Fall 2013, the Law College introduced the Academic Excellence Program (AEP) for the purpose of providing students with resources to help them succeed in law school, pass the Bar Examination, and develop strong practical skills. AEP reflects our commitment to our students’ success by aiming to teach our students explicitly what they need to do to maximize their performance.... [-]


LLM in Comparative Law

University of San Diego School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2019 USA San Diego + 1 more

The LLM in  Comparative Law program is designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States.  Candidates for the LLM in  Comparative  Law are enrolled in two required courses,  Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Writing and Research. Other courses are electives and may be taken in any area of law. Students have the option of pursuing a Concentration in one of six popular areas of law. [+]

LLM in Comparative Law

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The LLM in Comparative Law program is specifically designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States.

Candidates for the LLM in Comparative Law are enrolled in two required courses, Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Writing and Research. Except for these two required courses, candidates in the Comparative Law program choose their courses from the same curriculum as JD students and other LLM students.

Students whose native language is not English are also eligible to receive extra time on examinations and the use of a translating dictionary, provided they submit a TOEFL/IELTS score at the time of admission.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM) - Entertainment & New Media Law Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Los Angeles

In addition, Loyola's Fashion Law Project offers unique symposia, rare industry networking opportunities and a cache of fashion business courses. Also, classes like Introduction to Negotiations and Right of Publicity prepare students for important sports management issues. [+]

Loyola Law School has been ranked 6th in Entertainment Law by The Hollywood Reporter, the leading magazine on the entertainment business. The LLM Specialization in Entertainment Law takes advantage of Loyola’s prime location in downtown LA (a media and fashion capital) and offers students a broad spectrum of courses, taught by leading faculty and practitioners in this field.

In addition, Loyola's Fashion Law Project offers unique symposia, rare industry networking opportunities and a cache of fashion business courses. Also, classes like Introduction to Negotiations and Right of Publicity prepare students for important sports management issues. Power agents and team executives regularly lecture. Finally, students can navigate the evolving electronic frontier with professors who teach classes like Digital Media & the Law, and Technology & Privacy.... [-]


LLM in American Law

Wake Forest University School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 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 American Law

University of Missouri School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 Master of Law in the US Legal System

The University of Cincinnati College of Law LLM
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Laws (General)

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 36 - 60 months January 2019 USA Dallas + 1 more

The general LL.M. program offers law graduates an opportunity to broaden their backgrounds in certain specialized areas of law by enrolling in advanced courses and seminars and by engaging in specialized research. Most students seeking this degree concentrate in areas such as corporate and commercial law, international law, intellectual property law, legal practice and procedure, natural resources law, or property law. [+]

The general LL.M. program offers law graduates an opportunity to broaden their backgrounds in certain specialized areas of law by enrolling in advanced courses and seminars and by engaging in specialized research. Although the School of Law awards no specific subject designated LL.M. degrees under this program, most students seeking this degree concentrate in areas such as corporate and commercial law, international law, legal practice and procedure, natural resources law, or property law.

For degree requirements

To receive the general LL.M. degree the student must meet all of the following requirements:

(A) Residence in the School of Law for no fewer than two terms if a full-time student and no fewer than three terms if a part-time student.... [-]


LL.M. in Real Estate/Property Development

University of Miami School of Law
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Tampa + 1 more

Until recently, to in the LL.M. in Real Estate/Property Development program students had to come to Miami, FL. But now, the LL.M. program—widely regarded as the nation's best—is available on campus and in an online format that offers both innovation and academic excellence. [+]

Until recently, to in the LL.M. in Real Estate/Property Development program students had to come to Miami, FL. But now, the LL.M. program—widely regarded as the nation's best—is available on campus and in an online format that offers both innovation and academic excellence.

The LL.M. explores the subjects necessary to develop an understanding of land acquisition, finance, regulation, tax law, construction law, residential and commercial development, landlord-tenant, closings, negotiation, planning strategies and drafting.

Who Should Consider This Program? Professionals looking for an online LL.M. program in real estate/property development Real estate professionals who need to acquire or upgrade knowledge of the area Practitioners interested in making a career pivot or fine-tuning their practice Recent law graduates who want complete instruction in the laws related to real property development Program Formats: Full or Part-Time/ On Campus or Online ... [-]

General LLM

Suffolk University Law School
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months September 2018 USA Boston

The general Master of Laws program is for students who have already completed a law degree and want to enhance their legal skills by focusing on a particular field or an emerging area of law. [+]

The general Master of Laws program is for students who have already completed a law degree and want to enhance their legal skills by focusing on a particular field or an emerging area of law.

Launched in 2012 to capitalize on the depth and breadth of Suffolk Law's curriculum, this LL.M. offers you maximum flexibility. You can create your own track in a field of your choosing, or select courses from Suffolk's recognized areas of expertise, including dispute resolution and civil litigation, business law and financial services, biomedical and health law, intellectual property, international law, or labor and employment law.

LLM Program Requirements

The LLM curriculum is primarily elective in nature. Students should meet with the Director of Graduate Law Programs to select courses to best fulfill their career objectives. International students are required to enroll in the seminar entitled, Introduction to US Law, Legal Reasoning and Writing in their first semester. The Legal English Institute is recommended for LLM students whose primary language is not English.... [-]


LL.M. in Six Specialties

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 USA Indianapolis

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

Practical Work Experiences at a Fraction of the Cost

Are you looking for an exciting and first-rate educational experience? Make IU McKinney the next stop on your path to a fulfilling legal career. Ranked by the International Jurist in three competitive LL.M. categories (Best Academics, Best Law Student Experience, and Best Value Law School), IU McKinney

represents the best of what an American LL.M. can offer. Here's what some of our current students and alumni have to say:

Our downtown location–in the heart of state government and business - enhances everything about the student experience and is the driving reason behind our student academic and employment success. As the only law school in the capital city, our students benefit from over 350 externship/internship opportunities each semester ranging from federal and state governmental posts to large and niche law firm and corporate posts.... [-]


General LL.M. (Individualized Studies)

Southwestern Law School
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Los Angeles + 1 more

Effective post-J.D. legal study provides the opportunity to explore areas of the law in more depth through a customized curriculum taught by leading experts in a stimulating academic environment. At Southwestern Law School, we offer an outstanding Master of Laws (LL.M.) program that fulfills that promise. [+]

Effective post-J.D. legal study provides the opportunity to explore areas of the law in more depth through a customized curriculum taught by leading experts in a stimulating academic environment. At Southwestern Law School, we offer an outstanding Master of Laws (LL.M.) program that fulfills that promise.

Southwestern’s flexible General LL.M. Program in Individualized Studies is designed for students who have already earned a law degree in the United States or abroad and would like to extend their legal studies in line with their own personal and professional goals.

As a student in Southwestern’s LL.M. program, you can create your own curriculum from a selection of over 150 courses focused in the area of law that will be of the most benefit to you. Over a quarter of our faculty have international experience. The LL.M. degree requires 24 credit hours of post-J.D. coursework and may be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis and may begin in fall or spring.... [-]


LLM in Global Antitrust Law & Economics: Online

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
Online Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 USA Arlington + 1 more

Antitrust laws directly impact the globalization of businesses and the complexities of the international economy. Antitrust lawyers must engage with rapidly changing regulations and global issues. The LLM in Global Antitrust Law & Economics provides students with an advanced understanding of the laws that regulate the process of business competition and the economic analysis relevant to understanding modern antitrust adjudication. [+]

Overview

Antitrust laws directly impact the globalization of businesses and the complexities of the international economy. Antitrust lawyers must engage with rapidly changing regulations and global issues. The LLM in Global Antitrust Law & Economics provides students with an advanced understanding of the laws that regulate the process of business competition and the economic analysis relevant to understanding modern antitrust adjudication.

With the growing demand in the U.S. and abroad for antitrust lawyers who can facilitate and manage mergers and acquisitions on national and international levels, determine compliance with economic laws of foreign governments, and support the efforts of law firms and corporations, Scalia Law’s LLM is designed to meet that demand.... [-]