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 &… Read more
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.
Learn from some of the nation's most acclaimed tax law professors, in our online Tax LLM—ranked No. 3 online tax law program in the nation, based on U.S. News & World Repo ... +
Whether you take a modern or a utilitarian view on energy use and the environment, the University of Birmingham’s Online LLM in Energy and Environmental Law will arm you with ... +
Take your passion for law to the next level with advanced study and research. Be at the center of the debate, analysis, and dialogue about law and legal policy issues in New Z ... +
Queen Mary's online programmes in International Dispute Resolution - Arbitration aim to inspire a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict and i ... +
The Online Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Business Law is the prime management qualification for lawyers and managers wishing to strengthen their legal knowledge; rese ... +
The LL.M. International and European Law is a full-time professional postgraduate program offering to all participants the opportunity to gain in-depth specialized knowledge o ... +
Koç University Law School aims to nurture creative and sophisticated lawyers with its content-rich courses in public law, private law, and its core program, which enables stud ... +
Our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law course has been developed by subject experts and experienced legal professionals with many years of experience. It builds on you ... +
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 ... +
Five institutions organize the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice. The Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria) has more than 5,000 lawyer members th ... +
The goal of the program is to shape internationally renowned legal experts who are ready to take challenges on a global scale and confident to handle complex issues in the int ... +
In the Master's Programme in International Business Law (IBL), you increase and deepen your knowledge and understanding of business law, including contract law, company law, i ... +
The programme will be particularly attractive to law graduates who wish to develop a specialisation in commercial law, and especially an ability to understand and apply commer ... +
This unique programme offers a combination of public air law, private air law and space law, both from an international and a European perspective.
This course provides law graduates with the opportunity for advanced learning in key areas of international commercial law, including International Sale of Goods, Internationa ... +