Master of Laws in North America

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

An LLM is a postgraduate law degree that is pursued by students who want to specialize in a particular area of law. Graduates with this specialized training are often qualified to work in global legal environments.

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

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

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

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. The Executive M.B.L.-HSG - recently listed among the most innovative law programs by the Financial Times - is built upon the concept of a flying classroom and a global faculty. In nine attendance modules, leading experts from three continents will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge directly applicable in your professional working life. Module 1 - St.Gallen The Notion of Business Law and Economic Law Module 2 - Zurich Finance Module 3 – Frankfurt a. M. M&A Module 4 - Luxembourg Lobbying & Litigation Module 5 - Brussels Competition Law & Economics Module 6 - New York International Taxation Module 7 - Shanghai Law & Business in China Module 8 - Tokyo Law & Business in Japan Module 9 - Austin IT & Energy Law Supplementary Module - Harvard Negotiation For their master theses, candidates analyze a current problem in European or international business law. Topics are proposed by the faculty, or students may choose their own. More information and online application at www.mbl.unisg.ch Program start date & Application deadline The Executive M.B.L.-HSG offers rolling admission and course start. This means that candidates are able to choose the start date to match their personal schedule. The application deadline is one month prior to module start. Early application is recommended since places are limited. Tuition The fee for tuition is CHF 38.500.–. [-]

Master of Arts in US National Security

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a unique, professionally-oriented graduate school offering a Master of Arts Degree in US national security. The DMGS program is specifically designed to support the professional development of aspiring, new, and mid-level professionals in government, the private sector, and in civil society who seek to advance and secure the interests and ideals of the nation. [+]

Program Objectives The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a unique, professionally-oriented graduate school offering a Master of Arts Degree in US national security. The DMGS program is specifically designed to support the professional development of aspiring, new, and mid-level professionals in government, the private sector, and in civil society who seek to advance and secure the interests and ideals of the nation. The focus of this program is to enhance students’ historical, conceptual, and theoretical knowledge of skills necessary to develop strategy and policy; to develop the skills to diagnose contemporary and over-the-horizon threats and opportunities; and based on this diagnosis, to consider policy options and the integration of alternative capabilities which could be applied to ongoing security challenges and conflict melioration and resolution. This includes the skills to anticipate the trends in the global environment; the short-and long-term aims, strategies, instruments and vulnerabilities of competitors; and to identify the resulting specific opportunities ― in a given region or globally ― to advance US interests. The program will also cover US government organizational and institutional arrangements, and the authorities of individual agencies to implement policy. In addition, the tensions between national security policy and practices and liberal democracy will be considered – and how the US and other democracies have sought to reconcile them. This program will also cover the functional utility of individual instruments, and integrated “whole of government” planning in regional geographic contexts, with particular emphasis on the non-kinetic capabilities of the other two... [-]

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. [+]

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

General LLM

Suffolk University Law School
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months September 2017 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. [-]

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.  [+]

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

LLM Master of Law in the US Legal System

The University of Cincinnati College of Law LLM
Campus Full time 9 months September 2017 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. The LLM Program LLM degree students can be practicing attorneys or recent law school graduates who will improve their English legal writing skills, develop an in-depth understanding of the U.S. legal process, and hone in on the particular areas of law that most interest them. Students will enjoy the opportunity to make lasting relationships with other international lawyers in the LLM program as well as students in the JD program, to work closely with our esteemed UC law faculty members, and to network with local lawyers, judges and business leaders. Specialization UC Law LLM students generally complete the program in one academic year. The LLM degree program begins with an orientation and the first course--Introduction to Law--in August and concludes in May. During the course of the... [-]

Master of Laws (LLM) - International Business Law Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA Los Angeles

Loyola Law School’s specialization in International Business Law targets students interested in assisting companies in a globalized market. By specializing in this area, students will be able to advise clients on a plethora of issues, from the incorporation of a company, to its corporate management, tax issues, and mergers and acquisitions. [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. Loyola Law School’s specialization in International Business Law targets students interested in assisting companies in a globalized market. By specializing in this area, students will be able to advise clients on a plethora of issues, from the incorporation of a company, to its corporate management, tax issues, and mergers and acquisitions. Los Angeles and its Silicon Beach are an extremely busy market for international business lawyers. New and exciting startups are created on a daily basis. Some of the leading venture capitalists are located in the area, and deals are made to finance these startups, buy, or sell them. In addition to the startup world, Los Angeles is one of the top financial markets in the United States, second only to New York. Some of the top companies and firms are located in the city, and Loyola's prime location in Downtown LA allows students to be in close contact with the top players in the market. The LLM degree requires 24 total units of credit. The International Business Law Specialization will be recognized upon the satisfactory completion of 16 units of coursework. This includes 4 units of required courses and 12 units of electives. [-]

International Law LL.M.

Stetson University College of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2017 USA Gulfport Tampa + 2 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... [-]

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. [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. Master of Laws (LLM) As technology continues to transform our economy and culture, businesses need a new breed of lawyers who understand the legal and commercial aspects of new technology as well as the challenges of bringing new products and new companies to market. Open to practicing attorneys and recent law graduates, Cornell Tech's one-year Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship degree will provide you with the specialized skills you need to support and lead tech companies in the increasingly complex and dynamic digital economy. Learn in Teams at the Intersection of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cornell Tech's Master of Laws in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship is the first degree of its kind in the world. It's a year-long immersion in innovation, creativity and new business development that will have you learning side-by-side with designers, engineers and business students. Working together in teams, you'll create new products for existing businesses in the Product Studio and develop your own new business in the Startup Studio. You'll also have ample opportunity to network with the vibrant community of investors, business leaders and entrepreneurial faculty members that only a city like New York and a university like Cornell can provide. Who Should Apply? The Master of Laws in Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship is for practicing attorneys or recent law graduates who want to further hone their legal and leadership skills in the heart of New York City’s ever-evolving technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Topics... [-]

Environmental Law LL.M.

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

Environmental law plays a major role in structuring the relationship between human beings and the world around them. Almost every kind of legal practice today touches some aspect of environmental law. The Environmental Law LL.M. offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of environmental law and policy through a structured program of study and experience. [+]

Lawyers looking to take their career to the next level will find challenge, choice and flexibility at the School of Law. Environmental law plays a major role in structuring the relationship between human beings and the world around them. Almost every kind of legal practice today touches some aspect of environmental law. Lawyers practice environmental law in large and small private law firms, in the offices of in-house corporate counsel in trade associations, in federal, state and local government agencies, in the offices of state attorneys general and the U.S. Department of Justice, and in many non-governmental organizations. Whether future employment entails advocating the position of a public interest group, a corporate client, a government agency, or a private citizen, the Environmental Law Program is designed to meet the need for knowledgeable and skillful application of legal principles and techniques to environmental and natural resource problems, including climate change. The Environmental Law LL.M. offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of environmental law and policy through a structured program of study and experience. Admission to the LL.M. Programs Students in our LL.M. programs come from countries all over the world, including the United States, but those we accept have several things in common: they demonstrate superior achievement in law school and/or the legal profession, they possess excellent communication skills, and most importantly, they have a very clear sense of how an LL.M. degree from the School of Law is going to help them achieve their professional goals.... [-]

Master of Laws in Energy and Natural Resources

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 USA Norman + 1 more

Located at the crossroads of energy in the United States, OU Law has long specialized in energy law and offers this LL.M. to lawyers interested in a career in energy law. [+]

Best Law Studies in North America 2017. OU Law is at the forefront in its offering of legal courses focused on energy and natural resources. With many energy and natural resources companies headquartered in Oklahoma, OU Law sends a large number of graduates into energy-related fields and practices every year. OU Law prepares students to be leaders in energy and natural resources law and policy, assisting in the sustainable development of all forms of energy and natural resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The LL.M. in Energy and Natural Resources can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. The University of Oklahoma - College of Law - LL.M. The John B. Turner LL.M. Program offers a unique combination of courses, available only at OU, and allows students to choose from three specializations: energy and natural resources, indigenous peoples law, or US Legal Studies (for foreign-educated lawyers). OU Law provides LL.M. students outstanding opportunities such as studying in the classroom with world class faculty and juris doctor students and attending guest lectures, field trips, social events, and networking opportunities. LL.M. students may also receive credit for related courses offered by other OU departments. Legendary professors including Richard Hemingway, Drew Kershen, Peter Krug, Victor Kulp, Eugene Kuntz, Maurice Merrill, Joe Rarick and Rennard Strickland have made the OU Law a national leader in energy, natural resources and indigenous peoples. Professors who continue this tradition include Owen Anderson (oil and gas law, oil and gas contracts... [-]

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 August 2017 USA Central Islip + 1 more

Touro’s LL.M. program for foreign law graduates is the third oldest such program in the New York City metropolitan area, after those of Columbia and New York University. It is a 27-credit program designed to provide grounding in United States jurisprudence, law, and procedure. [+]

Touro’s LL.M. program for foreign law graduates is the third oldest such program in the New York City metropolitan area, after those of Columbia and New York University. It is a 27-credit program designed to provide grounding in 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... [-]

LL.M. in Six Specialties

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Campus Full time Part 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 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. Flexible Schedule and World-wide Externships! Unlike some other law schools, IU McKinney offers day, evening, and summer courses tailored to fit your specific scheduling needs. Interested in an externship? Planning to work during the day and take courses at night? Interested in breaking up your 24 credits into two semesters and a summer instead of two 12-credit hour semesters? Would you prefer to take online classes from home for a semester? At IU McKinney we can accommodate your specific needs. LL.M. students enjoy the flexible scheduling options which allow them to maximize their time with us. Our worldwide externship opportunities, while closed to some LL.M. students at other schools, are precisely the reason why our students have enhanced career opportunities upon graduation. Check... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

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... [-]