Master of Laws

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LLM

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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Master In International Business Law

Université Internationale de Casablanca
Online 2 years August 2018 Morocco Casablanca

This new branch within the Faculty of Commerce and Management of the International University of Casablanca offers an innovative approach to business law, in line with the new requirements of companies. [+]

LLM 2017/2018. This new branch within the Faculty of Commerce and Management of the International University of Casablanca offers an innovative approach to business law, in line with the new requirements of companies. This Master is in line with the dynamics of the International University of Casablanca, namely the opening of higher education internationally. The aim of the Master is to give students an excellent command of international business law. ADMISSIONS The Master's Degree in International Business Law offered by the International University of Casablanca is aimed at students with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree who wish to pursue a professional career in international business law. The first year of the Master's degree (M1) requires a Bachelor's degree in law or political science or an equivalent degree (Bac +3) in the fields of international relations or other courses in economics, management whose relevance Of the training in relation to the pedagogical prerequisites of the Master will be evaluated by the pedagogical team. TERMS OF ACCESS Access follows: A case study An admission test for a test in English and French An oral interview OPPORTUNITIES Academic Opportunities The objective of the specialty is to acquire the knowledge of students in order to grasp complex issues in international business law. These include international contract law, international arbitration law, international taxation, corporate mergers and acquisitions, investment law, competition law and intellectual property law. In addition, some lessons are available to familiarize students with Common Law law. Special emphasis is placed on proficiency... [-]

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

The University of Law
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Leeds Manchester + 3 more

Our Law with Criminology* is a three year qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of criminology, including crime, criminal justice and criminal behaviour. [+]

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology Our Law with Criminology* is a three year qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of criminology, including crime, criminal justice and criminal behaviour. The law modules are predominantly delivered by professionally qualified lawyers with a high level of face-to-face tuition. The course has a practical focus, with real-world application of the law and criminology. Employability is integrated into the course to give you the academic knowledge and key transferable skills which are in demand by today’s employers. This course is ideal for students looking to pursue a career in the legal sector or, more specifically, within the criminal justice system. Awarded Gold in 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework. *Subject to approval Course Requirements Maths and English Language GCSE grade A-C, or Grade 4 equivalent Plus BBB at GCE A level or equivalent, excluding General Studies, or equivalent qualification. International Students must have one of the following: * IELTS (academic): Overall band score of 6.5 with no one component below 6.0 * ISE III (Trinity College London): Pass in all four components * Pearsons (academic): Score of 58 with no one component below 50 * Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (tests taken from January 2015): Overall 176 with no one component below 169 * Cambridge English First Certificate (test taken before January 2015): Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components * Cambridge English Advanced (test taken before January 2015): Pass at Grade... [-]

LL.M. in Dispute Resolution

University of Missouri School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 USA Columbia + 1 more

The LL.M. degree program consists of 24 credits hours of study and can normally be completed in a year, although a part-time option is available for domestic students in the LL.M. in Dispute Resolution program. [+]

The LL.M. degree program consists of 24 credits hours of study and can normally be completed in a year, although a part-time option is available for domestic students in the LL.M. in Dispute Resolution program.   

The highly-selective nature of the programs allows students to individualize their plan of study in light of their specific needs and interests. Applicants come from a variety of walks of life and from a wide array of countries.

LL.M. in Dispute Resolution

Established in 1999 as the first of its kind in the United States, the Mizzou LL.M. in Dispute Resolution is designed to assist lawyers and other dispute resolution professionals develop a deeper and broader understanding of the role that conflict plays in society, and of better ways to manage conflict through the design and implementation of appropriate, effective and fair dispute resolution processes.... [-]


Advanced Master in European Law

The Institute for European Studies
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Advanced Masters in European Law (LLM in EU law) is targeted at students who want to develop recognized expertise in European Union law and benefit from the exceptional location that the ULB offers in this respect. [+]

Organised by the Faculty of Law and Criminology with the label of the Institut d'Etudes Européennes.

The Advanced Masters in European Law (LLM in EU law) is targeted at students who want to develop recognized expertise in European Union law and benefit from the exceptional location that the ULB offers in this respect.

The course trains students in the practice of European law whilst allowing them to acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge to anticipate the evolution, during their professional careers, of law that is constantly changing. To satisfy this requirement, the academic staff is made up of high level researchers attached to the ULB but also to other international universities (European University Institute of Florence, HEC Paris, etc. …) as well as well reputed lawyers and members of European institutions (Court of Justice of the European Union, European Commission etc.).... [-]


Master of Laws (LL.M.)

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The University of New York in Prague works in partnership with the University of Bolton to offer an accredited Master of Laws (LL.M) program. [+]

Take your law degree global with a UK Master of Laws degree

The University of New York in Prague works in partnership with the University of Bolton to offer an accredited Master of Laws (LL.M) program. As trade and business become ever more global, legal consultants are expected to look beyond national jurisdictions and understand issues of European and international law.

The program focuses on the legal framework governing the European and international community, as well as various legal issues surrounding international trade and global markets. Employers now place a high premium on graduates who can demonstrate an in-depth understanding of international corporate law, commercial law and business law issues.... [-]


Master of Laws in US Legal Studies (for foreign educated lawyers)

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Norman

The US Legal Studies specialization allows foreign-educated lawyers to gain a general education in US law and legal issues. Students are encouraged to tailor the curriculum to [+]

The US Legal Studies specialization allows foreign-educated lawyers to gain a general education in US law and legal issues. Students are encouraged to tailor the curriculum to fit their individualized needs, and courses may be selected to help the student prepare for taking a bar exam in the United States. Courses within the US Legal Studies specialization may include Civil Procedure, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Property Law and Torts, among others. The LL.M. in US Legal Studies can be completed in one year of full-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 and tax, international petroleum law and transactions), Monica Erhman, joining the faculty Fall 2013 (Energy Law), Taiawagi Helton... [-]

Master in Law

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

The number of students who wish to study law in the UK continues to grow and we are proud to be partnered with some of the best law schools in the country. Whether you are looking to study an LLB (qualifying law degree) or an LLM (Master of Laws), our UK partner universities offer plenty of excellent programs. [+]

LLM 2017/2018. The number of students who wish to study law in the UK continues to grow and we are proud to be partnered with some of the best law schools in the country. Whether you are looking to study an LLB (qualifying law degree) or an LLM (Master of Laws), our UK partner universities offer plenty of excellent programs. Across The Pond’s UK Study Experts have considerable experience in advising candidates on the appropriate options to select according to your academic and professional profile, so be sure to get in touch to find out which program would be best for you!  Benefits of studying law in the UK Apply for a 3-year LLB directly out of high school Qualify in just 2 years with a Senior Status LLB degree (when you already have an undergraduate degree) Study in the country where common law originated Boost your career prospects with an international education HOW CAN ACROSS THE POND HELP?
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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” [+]

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.–. [-]

LLM - Master of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt (Oder) + 1 more

The Master Program on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (IHL Program) prepares graduates for taking up career opportunities in policy making, international, public and governmental service, public and private legal practice, work for non-governmental organisations, and academic teaching and research. [+]

Overview

This postgraduate program provides advanced study of the international protection of fundamental human rights. The curriculum integrates general human rights protection in times of peace and war with the special protection of basic rights in situations of armed conflict (under international humanitarian law). Such an approach is especially important as the boundary between war and peace becomes increasingly blurred. Such a blurring of the boundary is the result of many different circumstances including: the rise of terrorism, the diversity in its cause and nature and wide scope of possible reactions to it; the often unclear boundary between situations of civil war, external aggression, guerrilla action and even domestic policing; the reliance on both official (Security Council-sanctioned) and unofficial (sometimes invited) peace-keeping forces in a broad range of conflict situations.... [-]


LLM

University of Derby
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2018 United Kingdom Derby + 1 more

The Derby LLM offers maximum flexibility. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, it provides unrivalled choice and opportunity - enabling you to choose from specialist pathways and modules to build a degree that matches your career aspirations, research pursuits and personal interests. [+]

Why choose this LLM? The Derby LLM offers maximum flexibility. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, it provides unrivalled choice and opportunity - enabling you to choose from specialist pathways and modules to build a degree that matches your career aspirations, research pursuits and personal interests. Improve your career prospects in one of the UK's top law schools for student satisfaction and success at postgraduate level Select the focus of your study and align it to the LLM programme pathway of your choice, studying at a time and pace to suit you and your circumstances Choose new and innovative modules ranging from Transnational Organised Crime to International Commercial Arbitration and the Investigation of Human Rights Violations Benefit from our modern approach to teaching law in a global context: you can tailor your coursework and assignments to different jurisdictions, so gaining a truly international flavour of law Combine your academic and theoretical knowledge with hands-on skills honed in our superb courtroom facilities Learn from our team of expert practitioners whose teaching is delivered with passion and professionalism Spend time developing your skills in a legal practice or other professional organisation: ours is one of the few LLM programmes to offer this opportunity. About this course We have worked with the legal professions, judiciary, prosecution service and police to design the Derby LLM to be fit for the 21st century. A degree that’s right for you Our LLM provides unique opportunities to investigate areas that other courses simply do not offer. While... [-]

MASTER OF LAWS IN CROSS-BORDER BUSINESS AND FINANCE LAW IN ASIA (LLM)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 Singapore

This LLM programme prepares students to advise on cross-border legal matters in the Asia region. [+]

LLM 2017/2018. The rise of Asian economies has fuelled demand for legal services in the region, especially in terms of structuring cross-border deals as well as dealing with transnational disputes. The aim of this LLM programme is to expose students to a broad range of legal issues in Asia are likely to encounter so that they will be better prepared to advise on cross-border matters in the region. Areas of study LLM courses are taught by a team of distinguished faculty members in SMU’s characteristic seminar-style and conducted exclusively for LLM students in small-size classes. A holistic approach to assessment is adopted – this includes class participation, research papers, group presentations and the final examination (which typically accounts for no more than 50% of the overall grade). Students can expect to immerse themselves in rigorous legal research and intellectual discourse, whilst, at the same time, forge close personal relationships with their peers and instructors. List of Prescribed Courses Law of Mergers and Acquisitions International Business Law: An Asian Perspective Trusts and Wealth Management in Singapore and Hong Kong Financial Regulation in Singapore, Hong Kong and Greater China Foreign Investment Law in Asia Beyond the Law: Regulatory Mechanisms in Cross-border Issues in the Asian Context List of Electives* Choose 2 from: Chinese Contract Law Business Defamation: Asian and Comparative Perspectives Islamic Law and Finance in Asia Intellectual Property Law and Policy: International and Asian Perspectives Commercial Conflict of Laws Asian and Global Trends in Information Technology Law Law and the Changing... [-]

Master of Laws (General)

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 36 - 60 months August 2018 USA Dallas + 1 more

The general LL.M. program offers law graduates an opportunity to broaden their backgrounds in certain specialized areas of law by enrolling in advanced courses and seminars and by engaging in specialized research. Most students seeking this degree concentrate in areas such as corporate and commercial law, international law, intellectual property law, legal practice and procedure, natural resources law, or property law. [+]

The general LL.M. program offers law graduates an opportunity to broaden their backgrounds in certain specialized areas of law by enrolling in advanced courses and seminars and by engaging in specialized research. Although the School of Law awards no specific subject designated LL.M. degrees under this program, most students seeking this degree concentrate in areas such as corporate and commercial law, international law, legal practice and procedure, natural resources law, or property law. For degree requirements To receive the general LL.M. degree the student must meet all of the following requirements: (A) Residence in the School of Law for no fewer than two terms if a full-time student and no fewer than three terms if a part-time student. (B) Completion of 24 term hours in courses, seminars, or research and writing recommended by the student's academic adviser. A student entering the program must have an average of C or 2.00 on all courses taken. The requisite G.P.A. of C or 2.00 must be obtained in the first 24 credit hours. A student will not receive credit for a course or seminar in which his or her grade is below D or 1.00. With prior approval of the Committee on Graduate Legal Studies, a student may take four of the required 24 term hours in graduate programs of Dedman College (SMU's school of humanities and sciences), in Perkins School of Theology, or in the Cox School of Business. The student will receive law school credit on completion of all work to... [-]

Master in International and European Law

University of Wroclaw - Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

LLM International & European Law - Graduate will possess skills and general knowledge in the area of dogmatic disciplines of International and European law. Depending on the specialization selected, the graduate will receive specialist knowledge and skills relevant to the profile of activities undertaken by entities operating in the area of international commercial trade or engaged in various aspects of human rights protection in the international domain. [+]

LLM 2017/2018. Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics at the University of Wroclaw, with its roots at the beginning of the 16th century and Alma Mater of 9 Nobel Prize winners, has the honour to welcome you to LLM International and European Law, two years' Master program with specialisations: International Business Law Modern Human Rights Law. Upon completion of the second cycle programme LLM International & European Law, the graduate will possess skills and general knowledge in the area of dogmatic disciplines of International and European law. Depending on the specialization selected, the graduate will receive specialist knowledge and skills relevant to the profile of activities undertaken by entities operating in the area of international commercial trade or engaged in various aspects of human rights protection in the international domain. Graduates of LLM International & European Law are prepared to undertake employment in all domestic and international organizations (public and non-public) requiring basic knowledge from the legal sciences. Graduates possess interpersonal skills and the capacity to communicate during decision processes, as well as to perform the role of negotiator, mediator and arbitrator in conflict resolution processes based on both domestic and international law. Graduates also acquire skills vital for commencing commercial activity in the international aspect. Effective functioning in the highly competitive environment of contemporary commercial relations requires knowledge of elements of intellectual property law, economics, and specific areas of legal science specific to the profile of a given enterprise. Program Curriculum Entry Requirements To gain entry to UWr courses... [-]

Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Online & Campus Combined Part time 14 months November 2017 Austria Vienna

The Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law provides you with the skills needed to communicate, manage, and lead more effectively across the combined business, legal, and regulatory specialties. [+]

This postgraduate program is tailored specifically for people without a law dregree working at the intersection of law, business and technical fields. Target Group Executives who frequently have to deal with legal issues in their daily work Practitioners from law departments aiming to enriching their know-how in European Business law High potentials seeking to further develop profound knowledge in business law You benefit in many ways: Get to know European Business Law by way of a comprehensive curriculum Ideal study conditions with a limited number of participants Benefit from our faculty of renowned professors and experienced practitioners Build up your comprehensive personal network by becoming a member of the WU Executive Academy alumni community Admission requirements First University degree (e.g. Bachelor) Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience Proficiency in English [-]

Master International Maritime Law and Logistics

Kühne Logistics University - KLU
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Malta Valletta Germany Hamburg + 2 more

This degree will qualify you to master groundbreaking logistics challenges and legal issues. Learn to navigate through the new laws that govern the sea and maritime operations. They are designed to protect the environment and maintain human rights in the societies and communities involved. Acquire experience in analyzing the legal issues that arise at sea and along the world’s coastlines. Find out how to organize logistics operations based on your knowledge of the legal issues. You will have the skill set necessary for assessing the financial implications of legal decisions in logistics. And you will experience how this fast-paced field has become a building [+]

Check out this brand new Master of Science, that the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta will start again in October 2017 in cooperation with Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg!

This degree will qualify you to master groundbreaking logistics challenges and legal issues. Learn to navigate through the new laws that govern the sea and maritime operations. They are designed to protect the environment and maintain human rights in the societies and communities involved. Acquire experience in analyzing the legal issues that arise at sea and along the world’s coastlines. Find out how to organize logistics operations based on your knowledge of the legal issues. You will have the skill set necessary for assessing the financial implications of legal decisions in logistics. And you will experience how this fast-paced field has become a building block of modern society.... [-]