Law Degrees in North American Law

Compare 3 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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Online LL.M. in U.S. Law for International Lawyers

Florida Coastal School of Law
Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years May 2018 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.... [-]


Cross-Border Legal Studies LL.M.

University at Buffalo School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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.... [-]


LL.M in American Indian & Indigenous Law

College of Law - The University of Tulsa
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2018 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.... [-]