Master of Laws

Compare 487 LLM Programs 2018

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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Criminal Law LL.M.

University at Buffalo School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 USA Buffalo

Like the General LL.M., the Criminal Law LL.M. is intended for people who already hold a law degree, and who wish to "go deeper." The Criminal Law LL.M. builds on the Law School's recognized strength in the multidisciplinary inquiry into criminal law to allow the design of advanced projects. [+]

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

The Criminal Law LL.M. Program builds on the School of Law’s strength in the interdisciplinary study of criminal law. One of the only post-professional programs in the United States devoted exclusively to the study of criminal law, this program has attracted lawyers from all over the world who intend to teach, do policy work, or work as prosecutors or judges in their home jurisdictions. They are advised by Professor Luis Chiesa, an internationally known criminal law scholar with extensive experience in Spain and Latin America.

In either program, you can choose to write a more extended piece of scholarly work under the guidance of a professor.... [-]


Online MSc International Business with Law - University of Salford (UK)

Robert Kennedy College
Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 Switzerland Zurich Switzerland Online United Kingdom Carlisle + 4 more

This course is ideal if you want to develop your knowledge of business and law in an international context. Your learning will enable you to perform effectively in the development and implementation of an international business strategy, which in turn will greatly enhance your employability. [+]

3 good reasons to study International Business with Law at Salford: A practical course with an international focus that offers the opportunity to gain a broad overview of international business, including the role of law in the sphere of international business, before specialising in your chosen area Develop expertise in both business and law Learn in an internationally-orientated environment with access to a global network of like-minded professionals Course Details

This course is ideal if you want to develop your knowledge of business and law in an international context. Your learning will enable you to perform effectively in the development and implementation of an international business strategy, which in turn will greatly enhance your employability. You’ll also become skilled at working alone and with teams to systematically and creatively apply theory and practical solutions that resolve international business problems.... [-]


LLM (Conflict Resolution)

University of Law Online
Online Full time Part time 18 - 60 months January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This master's degree is designed for modern lawyers and managers and explores the legal and commercial aspects of conflict resolution. The programme is designed in partnership with major law firms and industry leaders. [+]

LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

This master's degree is designed for modern lawyers and managers and explores the legal and commercial aspects of conflict resolution. The programme is designed in partnership with major law firms and industry leaders. The University of Law is an international leader in legal education with a 140-year-old history.

Course Requirements UK entry requirements: Students should possess a UK bachelor's degree in any subject at 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualifications. International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. [-]

i-LLM LPC

The University of Law
Online Part time 22 months September 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

The i-LLM LPC supports those who have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor via our supported online learning option. [+]

i-LLM LPC

The i-LLM LPC supports those who have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor via our supported online learning option.

Balance your studies with other commitments and receive equally high levels of training and feedback Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects Qualify with an LPC and a Master's award (LLM) at no extra cost

With a strong emphasis on improving future employability, 96% of our full-time 2015/16 and accelerated 2016/16 LPC students graduating in summer 2016 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.

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LLM (Master of Laws)

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Giving you the opportunity to extend your knowledge of the law and develop advanced legal research skills, the taught LL.M will give your future prospects a significant boost by adding an internationally recognized postgraduate legal qualification to your existing skills and experience. [+]

Overview

Giving you the opportunity to extend your knowledge of the law and develop advanced legal research skills, the taught LL.M will give your future prospects a significant boost by adding an internationally recognized postgraduate legal qualification to your existing skills and experience.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of how and why the law is formed, how it is applied and its relationship with policy and policy-making processes at national, European and international levels.

The programme is designed to provide you with the flexibility to tailor your study to meet your own professional or academic goals. You specialize in a specific area of the law that interests you, whilst developing advanced critical, analytical and evaluative skills.... [-]


LLM (Master of Laws)

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA New York Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Cyprus Online + 24 more

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. [+]

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 ... [-]

Master in International Business Law

University of Lincoln
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Lincolnshire + 1 more

The LLM International Business Law is designed for law graduates and professionals who wish to develop the specialist legal expertise required in today’s global economy. [+]

The LLM International Business Law is designed for law graduates and professionals who wish to develop the specialist legal expertise required in today’s global economy.

The significance of national boundaries is diminishing and a comprehensive knowledge of the law governing international trade and commercial relationships is of the utmost importance. This programme provides you with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of the law and regulations which govern corporate and commercial activities across national borders.

Allowing you the opportunity to reflect on the private and public dimensions of the legal rules necessary to govern the world economy, this programme aims to prepare you to respond to the changing and dynamic nature of legal relations between corporations, individuals, and states.... [-]


LLM in International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration)

Queen Mary Online
Online Part time 2 years April 2018 United Kingdom London

Queen Mary University of London’s online programmes in International Dispute Resolution aim to inspire a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict and its resolution, and to equip them with the tools required to succeed in the field. They combine solid theoretical grounding, broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities for individual study and skills development. Further, our dynamic programmes are designed to offer you all the excellent learning opportunities you would get on campus, without the restrictions of fixed times and locations. [+]

Overview

Queen Mary University of London’s online programmes in International Dispute Resolution aim to inspire a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict and its resolution and to equip them with the tools required to succeed in the field. They combine solid theoretical grounding, broad interdisciplinary training, and opportunities for individual study and skills development. Further, our dynamic programmes are designed to offer you all the excellent learning opportunities you would get on campus, without the restrictions of fixed times and locations.

The online programmes in International Dispute Resolution can be studied part-time as Master of Law (LLM), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert). The PGDip and the PGCert are shorter versions of the LLM programme. Unlike the LLM, they do not require completion of a dissertation but provide you with masters-level content. The difference between the PGDip and the PGCert is the number of modules required (the PGCert is shorter than the PGDip).... [-]


LLM in International Business Law

University of Liverpool Online Programmes
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom Liverpool UK Online + 1 more

Aim for a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or government organization with this fully online masters programme that equips students with the legal skills and knowledge required in today’s global business [+]

Aim for career goals in an international law firm, multinational company or government organisation with this fully online master’s programme that equips students with the legal skills and knowledge required in today’s global business environment.* Designed for both practising lawyers and business professionals with commercial responsibilities, this programme provides a firm foundation in international business law and the opportunity to pursue your interest in specific legal areas. Modules include Conflict of Laws in Business and Commerce, Law of the World Trade Organisation, and Corporate Governance.

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* Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree programme. The University of Liverpool Online Programmes does not offer programmes that lead to professional licensure.... [-]


Master in International Business Law

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

People gather here at the University of Helsinki to make the world a better place. Our master’s programme is linked to research efforts that are crucial to the future of humanity. The programme is designed to create future experts. We’ll give you the skills you need to address tomorrow’s questions today. Join us now to study International Business Law! [+]

Be the one who un­der­stands fine print on a global scale

People gather here at the University of Helsinki to make the world a better place. Our master’s programme is linked to research efforts that are crucial to the future of humanity. The programme is designed to create future experts. We’ll give you the skills you need to address tomorrow’s questions today. Join us now to study International Business Law!

Goal of the pro­gramme

As economic life is affected by globalization, it is important for successful business law professionals to have extensive knowledge of the international business law. The MDP in International Business Law (IBL) is a two-year research-oriented Master´s programme where you will become an internationally-oriented business law professional well-qualified for a career in legal practice and academia.... [-]


Master In Intellectual Property

OBS Business School
Online Full time Part time 12 months May 2018 Spain Barcelona Madrid + 2 more

The Master in Intellectual Property provides a practical overview of the main legal, economic and technical issues affecting businesses and organizations operating in markets or sectors closely related to the issue of Intellectual Property. Also you will try key aspects of business and technology management, by approaching the legal field with ... [+]

Master in Intellectual Property

The growing technological development that we have observed for some years has multiplied the factors of creation, production, protection and exploitation of Intellectual Property works and products.

Various business sectors (such as musical, audiovisual, multimedia, Internet, publishing, biotechnology ...) live with special intensity the need to innovate in products and processes which will generate enormous competitive advantage and, thanks to this great economic benefits . Therefore, these companies require legal professionals and law properly prepared to manage and protect with guarantees, in a global environment, the capital that involves the creation of these copyright and intellectual property.... [-]


LLM (Applied Law) in Common Law Practice

The College of Law
Online Full time Part time May 2018 New Zealand Auckland

The Master of Laws (Applied Law) in Common Law Practice is designed to meet the needs of the New Zealand legal profession for higher level, practice-based skills acquisition across a range of specialized practice areas. [+]

THE LLM (APPLIED LAW) COMMON LAW PRACTICE

The Master of Laws (Applied Law) in Common Law Practice is designed to meet the needs of the New Zealand legal profession for higher level, practice-based skills acquisition across a range of specialized practice areas.

Six of the initial subjects of this programme is also designed to equip foreign qualified lawyers with the knowledge and skills needed to pass the six subjects New Zealand Law and Practice Examination (NZLPE).

NZLPE Part I (New Zealand Legal System) - NZLP1 Constitutional and Administrative Law Practice (New Zealand) NZLPE Part II (Law of Contract) - NZLP2 Commercial Contracts Practice (New Zealand) NZLPE Part III (Criminal Law) - NZLP3 Criminal Law Practice (New Zealand) NZLPE Part IV (Property) - NZLP6 Property Law Practice (New Zealand) NZLPE Part V (Law of Torts) - NZLP5 Personal Injury and Torts Practice (New Zealand) NZLPE Part VI (Equity) - NZLP7 Wills, Estates and Trusts Practice (New Zealand) WHY A MASTER OF LAWS (APPLIED LAW)? ... [-]

LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

The LLM offers an extensive training in theoretical and practical aspects of arbitration and dispute settlement. The core matter of the program will be the study of transnational arbitration in all its forms. The program will also cover other mechanisms of international dispute settlement. These include judicial and non-judicial means of dispute resolution such as litigation before the International Court of Justice, at the World Trade Organization (Panel and Appellate Body), Human Rights Litigation (e.g. European or American framework). [+]

Why study arbitration in Paris?

One of the most attractive and important international arbitration venues worldwide thanks to the presence of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of International Arbitration.

The most important law firms specialized in International Arbitration and many of the most renowned specialists are based in Paris.

Why study arbitration at Sciences Po Law School?

Founded nearly 150 years ago, Sciences Po stands out as a world-class university with internationally-recognized degrees and research, a multicultural community and a worldwide network of partners.

Sciences Po Law School (SPLS) has developed a strong reputation in matters related to international economic law, with a particular focus on all mechanisms of international dispute settlement.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM) - Entertainment & Media Law Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Los Angeles

In addition, Loyola's Fashion Law Project offers unique symposia, rare industry networking opportunities and a cache of fashion business courses. Also, classes like Introduction to Negotiations and Right of Publicity prepare students for important sports management issues. [+]

Loyola Law School has been ranked 6th in Entertainment Law by The Hollywood Reporter, the leading magazine on the entertainment business. The LLM Specialization in Entertainment Law takes advantage of Loyola’s prime location in downtown LA (a media and fashion capital) and offers students a broad spectrum of courses, taught by leading faculty and practitioners in this field.

In addition, Loyola's Fashion Law Project offers unique symposia, rare industry networking opportunities and a cache of fashion business courses. Also, classes like Introduction to Negotiations and Right of Publicity prepare students for important sports management issues. Power agents and team executives regularly lecture. Finally, students can navigate the evolving electronic frontier with professors who teach classes like Digital Media & the Law, and Technology & Privacy.... [-]


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 June 2018 Switzerland St.Gallen

– 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 “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 St.Gallen The Notion of Business Law and Economic Law

Module Zurich Finance

Module Frankfurt a. M. M&A

Module Luxembourg Lobbying & Litigation

Module Brussels Competition Law & Economics

Module New York International Taxation

Module Shanghai Law & Business in China

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