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A Master of Laws (LLM) is an internationally-recognized, second-level law degree offered in many countries around the world.  LLMs are offered at the graduate level and in many countries an LLM, or equivalent degree, is required before a graduate can practice law.  The term ‘Master of Laws’ derives from the Latin Magister Legum or Legum Magister.  Like the LLB, the two ‘Ls’ refer to the study of both canon and civil law.

LLMs are usually conferred by Law Schools, or the school of law at an accredited university.  Students wishing to pursue an LLM are normally required to hold an undergraduate degree in either a related subject or in a law degree like an LLB or a JD.  LLMs may be specialized and can be undertaken by students wishing to concentrate or develop expertise in a particular field like tax law, international law, or human rights law.  In some countries, LLMs are considered a supplementary degree similar to the MLS. LLMs may also be completed by a student with a law degree who wishes to pursue a legal career in another country.

LLM degrees vary in length and intensity. In most countries, the Master of Laws degree is awarded after one year of intensive study; however, it may also be the culmination of a lengthier course of study that included an undergraduate degree in Law.  In most countries, LLM graduates will have completed significant research and a written thesis in addition to any coursework required by the program of study.  LLM programs are often international in nature and you may study with students from around the world who are working to expand their legal expertise.

If you studied law as an undergraduate, or would like to pursue a career in law you may wish to consider an LLM.  You can use the list below to find LLMs in many countries around the world.  Each program page is connected directly to the school’s admissions office.  Use the form to contact them and find out more about enrolling in an LLM.

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The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of ... [+]

LLM Company Law

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Requirements

Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.

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United Kingdom Bristol Manchester London UK Online  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Online
U Law Hong Kong

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist area of Comme ... [+]

LLM Legal Practice (Commercial Law)* - full-time (*Pending registration)

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist area of Commercial Law* (Pending registration). This qualification will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. If you are already working in these fields, our LLM will enhance your CV and help you take on a more senior role.

*The University of Law is seeking registration under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Cap. 493 for the LLM Legal Practice (Commercial Law).... [-]

Hong Kong
October 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF

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 ... [+]

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 ... [-]
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  + 22 More
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Online
King's College London Online

Develop your global legal career with an online LLM from The Dickson Poon School of Law, one of the world’s leading law schools. The 100% online International Corporate & ... [+]

Develop your global legal career with an online LLM from The Dickson Poon School of Law, one of the world’s leading law schools. The 100% online International Corporate & Commercial Law LLM allows you to benefit from the world-renowned teaching of King’s College London wherever you are. You will gain an unrivalled understanding of the areas of law governing the highly complex, sophisticated and dynamic corporate and commercial worlds that are increasingly global in character.

This master’s of law degree is taught online, meaning that you can advance your education without taking a break from work or other commitments. Six entry points throughout the year put learning on your schedule.... [-]

United Kingdom London
April 2019
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Online
Boston University School of Law

The Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law is the oldest LLM program of its kind in the United States. ... [+]

The Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law has been at the forefront of financial services law since 1984. It is the oldest LLM program of its kind in the United States and, since its inception, has trained more than 2,000 lawyers for leadership positions in the United States and around the world. Our graduates hold influential positions in government agencies, law firms, corporations, financial institutions, and non-governmental organizations on a global basis.

In this program, we seek to provide an education that is both relevant and practical. To do this, we have assembled a faculty of financial services professionals who are masters in their field and who have the passion, dedication, and commitment to teach and train young lawyers. Our co-curricular activities provide our students with total immersion in the financial law area, through internships, career discussions, lectures and the opportunity to serve on the staff of the Review of Banking and Financial Law, the nation’s oldest student-run law journal devoted to this subject.... [-]

USA Boston
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 8 semesters
Campus
University of St. Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs

The shifting balance between the state and the economy has given rise to new challenges at the intersections of law, business and government. Addressing these issues call ... [+]

The MIL offers students enormous latitude and flexibility in choosing courses from the programme’s rich and diverse curriculum to put together a degree course that meets their professional objectives and personal preferences. A distinctive feature of the MIL curriculum is the carefully arranged combination of compulsory courses and electives. Three compulsory courses ensure that students will acquire a sound general understanding of the normative and analytical framework of international law. At the same time, a wide range of electives enables them to specialize in selected topics and, if they so wish, to complement their legal education with courses from related areas such as management studies or political science. Blending law, management, and politics MIL courses allow for a great diversity of subjects, among them international and European business law, financial and capital markets law, dispute resolution, international organizations and politics and the legal profession. Students may also elect courses from related areas such as management studies and political science. They are invited to take part in international Moots and similar practical work. They benefit from numerous exchange schemes and partnership programmes. Variety of academic backgrounds Some MIL students will have earned their first degree in law or law and economics, others in fields such as international affairs, management, and economics. They all have a basic legal education. Given its specialized focus, the MIL differs from standard legal programmes intended for students that want to take the bar exam and work as attorneys in their national jurisdictions. Some law graduates might... [-]

Switzerland St. Gallen
September 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law

The LLM (Master of Laws) Program at the University of Hawaii is a one-year course of study of the U.S. legal system. ... [+]

The LLM (Master of Laws) Program at the William S. Richardson School of Law is a one-year course of study of the U.S. legal system. If you have a law degree, or will soon graduate with a law degree, you may apply for the Program. The Program runs from August to mid-May. Our Program will help to enhance your legal English skills and understanding of American legal culture while providing you with the opportunity to interact daily with excellent American law students and faculty in a warm and friendly environment.

Program Highlights: Specializations in Business, International, Environmental Law, and more. Opportunity to Transfer to the Juris Doctorate Program Networking with Top Legal and Business Leaders Personalized Attention for LLM Students Hawai‘i’s Strategic Location to Pacific Rim Countries Hawai‘i’s Culture, Recreation & Beauty The William S. Richardson School of Law ... [-]
USA Honolulu
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
SMU Dedman School of Law

The Masters in Taxation program (LLM Tax Law), for full-time or part-time students, is a comprehensive, advanced-degree program designed for attorneys intending to specia ... [+]

LLM in Tax Law

The law school has a long tradition of strength in the area of federal taxation. The graduate taxation program, for full-time or part-time students, is a comprehensive, advanced degree program designed for attorneys intending to specialize in tax practice. It focuses not only on technical mastery of the tax laws but also on wider issues of tax and fiscal policy. Most of the courses in the curriculum provide survey level instruction in subjects typically not addressed in J.D. level tax courses. In addition, advanced courses develop in-depth, practice-oriented expertise.

Courses are taught by the law school's faculty and by adjunct professors and lecturers who are experienced, practicing tax specialists in Dallas area law firms and corporate law departments. To accommodate employed students, many tax courses are offered in the early morning, the late afternoon, and during the evening. ... [-]

USA Dallas
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 60 months
Campus
Université de Montréal Law Faculty

Uniquely tailored for international students seeking an edge in the competitive field of international business law, our LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context offers stu ... [+]

Uniquely tailored for international students seeking an edge in the competitive field of international business law, our LL.M. Business Law in a Global Context offers students advanced knowledge of North American law, comparative law, and international law, in addition to addressing the growing complexity of law in a globalized world. The program is conceived in such a manner as to equip participating students with significant analytical and research skills.

The following topics feature among the courses offered:

Western Legal Systems Common Law Aspects of Commercial Transactions Business Organization and Governance Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy Intellectual and Industrial Property Electronic Commerce Law International Commercial Dispute Resolution Legal Aspects of International Finance International Tax Law for Business Lawyers Globalization and Emerging Economies International Economic Crimes Legal Practice in Canada ... [-]
Canada Montreal
August 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Munich Intellectual Property Law Center MIPLC

The MIPLC provides a truly international and interdisciplinary experience, thanks to its four partners, international faculty, and students from all over the world. ... [+]

Our Program

The MIPLC provides a truly international and interdisciplinary experience, thanks to its four partners, international faculty, and students from all over the world.

With just 38 students (maximum) per year, our program is much smaller than others. This guarantees intensive interaction between students, professors, and staff, as well as personalized support. Our courses are designed especially for our program and our students.

Our program is:

Specialized and fully-accredited, and intensive Suitable for law graduates and students with other backgrounds alike Taught entirely in English Multi-jurisdictional, covering civil law and common law traditions and multiple countries Diverse with a wide variety of modules to choose from Interdisciplinary, discussing all aspects of IP from the legal and relevant economic perspectives Applicable, with the practical aspects of IP covered in simulations, case-studies, and internship Supplemented with study visits to European Patent Office and other IP organizations, an optional study visit to Washington, D.C., and guest lectures and talks throughout the year A member of the EIPIN network Located in Europe's IP Capital Munich Our Faculty ... [-]
Germany Munich
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Lausanne

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation (MASIT) offered by the Tax Policy Center of the University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland is aimed at those wish ... [+]

Welcome to the Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation (MASIT)

The Tax Policy Center, a joint initiative between the Faculty of Business & Economics | HEC Lausanne and the Faculty of Law, Criminal Sciences & Public Administration offers The Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation (MASIT) program. The aim of the MASIT is to impart high-quality education in tax law.

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation (MASIT) offered by the University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland is aimed at those wishing to practice tax law within a law or consulting firm, a bank, as an in-house counsel of a company or with the tax administration.

As the MASIT is designed for those practicing abroad or in Switzerland, it offers both an International tax and Swiss tax curriculum which may be undertaken on a part-time basis (1.5 years) or on a full-time basis (1 year).... [-]

Switzerland Lausanne
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 18 months
Campus
Emory Law

Emory University School of Law offers a practical, disciplined approach to the study of law that engages students in the roles the law plays in our community, society, an ... [+]

Emory University School of Law offers a practical, disciplined approach to the study of law that engages students in the roles the law plays in our community, society, and world. Our student-centered focus, innovative programs, and commitment to scholarship prepare graduates to make an immediate and lasting impact.

Emory Law’s LLM can be completed full-time in nine months or part-time in up to four years. Several concentrations are available or the program can be customized to a student’s specific interests through the general study option. The LLM program is open to individuals holding a foreign law degree and/or a US JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

"Emory Law is a global institution, and our ability to offer a variety of programs to train legal minds speaks to our commitment to scholarship, inclusivity, and accessibility."... [-]

USA Atlanta
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 48 months
Campus
Bucerius Law School

The one-year Bucerius Master of Law and Business prepares young professionals for international careers in which an understanding of both legal and business concepts as w ... [+]

Aim of the Program

The one-year Bucerius Master of Law and Business (LLM /MLB) is the ideal program for young professionals who strive to work at the intersection of law and business. Its graduates are equipped with an impressive set of skills and knowledge with direct relevance for work in international companies, law firms, and other organizations. They belong to a group of cutting-edge professionals who have been systematically trained to take an interdisciplinary approach to legal and management questions. Graduates of the Master of Law and Business program understand complex legal situations, grasp their economic dimensions and perform effectively in an intercultural environment. They meet the increasing demand for corporations, law firms and non-profit organizations for interdisciplinarily educated and internationally oriented young professionals.... [-]

Germany Hamburg
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Ghent University Law School

The LLM programme in European Law is dedicated to the legal environment of the European Union. That environment consists of EU law as such, but also of international law ... [+]

The LLM in International and European Law offers the broadest spectrum of options available for students with an international career or research orientation. It allows students to handpick courses from a wealth of topics of European (EU) or international relevance, enabling an educational programme tailored to their personal interests and career needs. Ghent University Law School has a wide array of English language courses on a great variety of European and international law issues. The LLM programme provides students with the opportunity to design their own course of studying accordance with their career priorities. It enables them to gain expertise on many relevant and topical issues of international law. For students seeking to broadly develop their skills and knowledge for a career with an international dimension, this programme offers the best possible personal preparation. While enabling students to focus on particular subjects of interest, it also fully accommodates the needs of those students who seek a general European and international legal education. With its combination of academic and practical skills modules, the programme prepares students for the international professional life that is increasingly the reality of law professionals all over the world.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
10 months
Campus
University of California, Irvine - School of Law

The Graduate Tax Program at the University of California, Irvine School of Law offers an innovative curriculum that instills students with both the doctrinal depth and th ... [+]

About the Graduate Tax Program

A one of a kind, practice-oriented tax law program.

The Graduate Tax Program at the University of California, Irvine School of Law offers an innovative curriculum that instills students with both the doctrinal depth and the practical skills needed to practice tax law at the highest levels, in the United States or abroad.

The Graduate Tax Program aims to produce graduates who are prepared for careers as tax attorneys, judges, tax administrators and policy advocates, as well as markedly enhance the tax skills of those who are already members of the tax profession.

In designing its innovative curriculum, the program’s founding tax faculty consulted tax practitioners, government administrators, tax policy advocates and other industry experts to develop a world-class educational experience at one of the premier law schools in the United States. At the center of the curriculum is a mandatory practical tax skills requirement, which is completed through tax externships, tax clinics, or specially designed tax classes. Ours is the only program in the United States that makes practical tax skills an inherent, mandatory part of the academic curriculum.... [-]

USA Irvine
April 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus