Law Degrees in North American Law

Compare 5 Law Studies in North American Law

A Master of Laws, or LLM, is often pursued by students who have a keen interest in the legal field and may already hold a law degree. This program allows for further study in the legal arena and the opportunity to focus more sharply on a particular subject.

What is an LLM in North American Law? This program allows a student to concentrate on a particular area of legal study concentrated upon North American law. Subject areas may include US business law, Canadian law or Mexican law. It is typically a year-long program for full-time students. Coursework could include seminars, classroom learning and discussion, or could be through online portals. Some typical classes in this program could include civil law, criminal law and procedure, and contracts and sales.

Graduates from this program often develop advanced communication skills, which can be helpful in work and social situations. They also may develop the ability to understand procedures in a courtroom setting, as well as be able to prepare legal briefs, both of which can lead to professional advancement.

The cost of this program depends upon many factors and varies from school to school. Some programs may be entirely online, which could reduce costs. Potential students should contact each school individually to determine expenses.

Students who graduate from this program may be able to find work in Canada, the USA or Mexico. Many legal firms hire graduates as lawyers and legal analysts. Private companies often strive to have educated legal representation on their staffs. In addition to being hired as lawyers by a legal firm or starting up their own firm, graduates may be hired as legal counsel for governments, finance analysts, executive directors of NGOs and commercial real estate consultants.

Programs in North American Law are offered by many universities across the globe. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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LLM in Canadian Common Law

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

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

Program Overview

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

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


LL.M in American Indian & Indigenous Law

College of Law - The University of Tulsa
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2019 USA Tulsa + 1 more

The LL.M in Indian law program is flexible. In consultation with the faculty, students can tailor a field of study not just to Indian law in general, but to specific sub-specialties they wish to develop. The program is available as either an academic track (emphasizing coursework) or a research track. [+]

The LL.M in Indian law program is flexible. In consultation with the faculty, students can tailor a field of study not just to Indian law in general, but to specific sub-specialties they wish to develop. The program is available as either an academic track (emphasizing coursework) or a research track. Both tracks require successfully completing a minimum of 24 credit hours from the Indian law curriculum.

Students are encouraged to make a preliminary choice of which track they intend to pursue when they enter the program. That preliminary choice, however, is not binding on the student. The faculty is committed to working individually with each student to meet particular academic needs.... [-]


Online LL.M. in U.S. Law for International Lawyers

Florida Coastal School of Law
Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years May 2019 USA Jacksonville + 1 more

Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) was the first U.S. law school to offer the LL.M. Masters of U.S. Law for International Lawyers degree entirely online. Using the latest virtual classroom technology, students can listen to pre-recorded lectures at their convenience. Students also have the opportunity to join distinguished U.S. law professors in live, interactive review sessions. [+]

Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) was the first U.S. law school to offer the LL.M. Masters of U.S. Law for International Lawyers degree entirely online. Using the latest virtual classroom technology, students can listen to pre-recorded lectures at their convenience. Students also have the opportunity to join distinguished U.S. law professors in live, interactive review sessions. All students have access to the Desire2Learn online learning management platform, where they can view reading materials, take practice quizzes, watch podcasts, and interact with their professors and classmates in discussion boards. Upon enrollment, students are provided with access to premier online legal research databases, including LexisNexis and Westlaw, as well as the Coastal Law Library electronic database. LL.M. students are also able to join student organizations and participate in on-campus student and alumni events, including networking activities and law symposia. They are invited to participate in the annual Florida Coastal School of Law graduation ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida each May. Although we welcome the opportunity for our U.S. Law LL.M. students to visit our campus, they are not required to do so.... [-]


LLM/MCL Program for Foreign Lawyers

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

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

Overview

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

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

Cross-Border Legal Studies LL.M.

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

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

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

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

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