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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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. The University of Law is an international leader in legal education with a 140-year-old history. [+]

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. Duration

18 months (up to 5 years)

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LLM (Master of Laws)

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2019 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 + 25 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 ... [-]

LLM in American Law (for Non-U.S. Lawyers)

Boston University School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA Boston

The LLM in American Law Program is one of the nation’s premier programs for global practitioners seeking to learn how US lawyers think, approach legal programs, and handle client matters. You’ll be integrated into the JD classroom, and have the opportunity to select from 200+ courses when creating your individualized study plan. [+]

Foreign-trained attorneys are increasingly called upon to handle the complex demands of their global clients -- clients whose cross-border interests implicate US law. The issues they face range far and wide:

What’s the best legal structure for my company’s affiliate in the US? How does the First Amendment apply to the Internet? What liabilities does my company face if it lists on a US stock exchange? Will my company's merger violate US antitrust laws?

To serve their clients or advise their companies, global lawyers must not only understand the substance of US law, they must also work effectively with their US-trained counterparts. They must understand US legal culture and how U.S. counsel are trained to "think," and they must possess highly polished legal English skills that allow them to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally. The LLM in American Law Program is specifically designed to prepare foreign lawyers for the challenge of global practice.... [-]


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

Robert Kennedy College
Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 Switzerland Zürich Switzerland Online + 2 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.... [-]


Master of Business Law (Online)

Southern Cross University (Online)
Online Part time 16 months Open Enrollment Australia Australia Online

To succeed as a well-rounded leader, you need the right knowledge to make informed business decisions relating to the law. In an increasingly regulated work environment, legal competence can considerably enhance your ability to successfully work across the commercial and corporate landscape. [+]

Master of Business Law (Online)

Duration: 16 months, part-time

Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify

Study periods: Apr, July, Sept, Oct, Dec

Fees: $2,845 per unit, FEE-HELP available

Units: 8

Equip yourself with the knowledge to identify legal risks in business

To succeed as a well-rounded leader, you need the right knowledge to make informed business decisions relating to the law. In an increasingly regulated work environment, legal competence can considerably enhance your ability to successfully work across commercial and corporate landscapes. Professionals with a strong understanding of the law add value to organizations through their ability to formulate policy and corporate governance strategies to inform real-world business decisions.... [-]


Master's Programme in International Law

University of St. Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months February 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

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 calls for professionals who have the necessary legal skills and management capacities. The Master’s programme in International Law (MIL) combines a specialist legal education with essential aspects of business and politics. We prepare our graduates for a wide range of careers in the corporate world, in government, diplomacy, and other public and private sector institutions. [+]

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... [-]


LLM in European Union Law

Ghent University Law School
Campus Full time 10 months September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The LLM in European Union Law presents the best of Ghent Law School’s renowned expertise in EU [+]

The LLM in European Union Law presents the best of Ghent Law School’s renowned expertise in EU law for students aspiring to specialize in the law and institutions of the European Union. By a careful combination of compulsory core courses and elective specialized courses, students receive an all-around high-level EU law education, while maintaining a freedom of focus on personal career or research needs. The Ghent Law School is an EU 'Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence', recognized for its expertise and its available resources for European Union Law. With the EU institutions in its vicinity, Ghent Law School offers all the necessary facilities for an in-depth study of the law and practice of the European Union. Students can also benefit from the excellent library, which doubles as a European Documentation Centre. With an ever-expanding and further integrating the European Union, and in an ever more global legal environment, the LLM offers an additional law degree that is instrumental in the international job market. The specialized nature of the programme allows students to develop specific skills and competencies in the rapidly developing areas of EU law. In short, the Ghent University Law School LLM programme forms a significant stepping stone for lawyers and professionals who require knowledge of EU law and/or EU institutions for their career development. Curriculum: http://www.law.ugent.be/llm/llm-european-union-law... [-]


LLM in Taxation

University of San Diego School of Law
Campus Full time January 2019 USA San Diego

For almost 40 years, alumni of the University of San Diego School of Law’s LLM in Taxation program have gone on to practice successfully throughout California, the U.S. and the world. The LLM provides students with the theoretical and practical framework to become skilled leaders in the field of tax law. [+]

LLM in Taxation

Program Description

For almost 40 years, alumni of the University of San Diego School of Law’s LLM in taxation program have gone on to practice successfully throughout California, the U.S. and the world. The LLM provides students with the theoretical and practical framework to become skilled leaders in the field of tax law.

In order to apply to this Master of Laws program, you must have received your JD degree from a U.S. law school or you must have a law degree (such as a Bachelor of Laws) from an accredited institution in a country other than the United States.

The LLM in Taxation degree requires completion of 24 credits of coursework including five required courses: Corporate Tax (3 credits), Partnership Tax (3 credits), International Tax (3 credits), Taxation of Property Transactions (2 credits), and Tax Practice and Penalties (3 credits). Required courses can be waived by the director of the tax program upon good cause shown by any student. The remaining required credit hours can be selected from our broad selection of tax course offerings and (with permission of the director of the tax program) other related courses.... [-]


LLM for Foreign Law School Graduates

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 USA Dallas

A primary goal of the LL.M. for Foreign Law School Graduates program is to provide law students with an understanding of the United States legal system, give a frame of reference for dealing with transnational business and legal interests, offer an appreciation of the role of law in national and internal development and equip them with the analysis and problem-solving skills needed to meet the complex demands of the world. [+]

The LL.M. degree for Foreign Law School Graduates is a one- year, full-time program for students who hold a basic law degree from a recognized international law school. Students enrolled in this degree program must complete 24 credit hours including the required two-credit course in Perspectives of the American Legal System. The remaining courses are elective and offer a wide range of choices. Students have the freedom to choose from a wide array of classes and can design their LL.M. degree to meet their needs and goals in studying in the United States. Students desiring to take a bar examination in Texas, New York or California can take classes required to qualify to sit for those exams. Other students may want to specialize in international studies or in other areas of the law.... [-]


General LL.M. (Individualized Studies)

Southwestern Law School
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Los Angeles + 1 more

Effective post-J.D. legal study provides the opportunity to explore areas of the law in more depth through a customized curriculum taught by leading experts in a stimulating academic environment. At Southwestern Law School, we offer an outstanding Master of Laws (LL.M.) program that fulfills that promise. [+]

Effective post-J.D. legal study provides the opportunity to explore areas of the law in more depth through a customized curriculum taught by leading experts in a stimulating academic environment. At Southwestern Law School, we offer an outstanding Master of Laws (LL.M.) program that fulfills that promise.

Southwestern’s flexible General LL.M. Program in Individualized Studies is designed for students who have already earned a law degree in the United States or abroad and would like to extend their legal studies in line with their own personal and professional goals.

As a student in Southwestern’s LL.M. program, you can create your own curriculum from a selection of over 150 courses focused in the area of law that will be of the most benefit to you. Over a quarter of our faculty have international experience. The LL.M. degree requires 24 credit hours of post-J.D. coursework and may be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis and may begin in fall or spring.... [-]


Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation (MASIT)

University of Lausanne
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months February 2019 Switzerland Lausanne + 1 more

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 wishing to practice tax law with a law or consulting firm, a bank, as an in-house counsel to 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). Both curriculums take into account latest tax policy developments (for instance implementation of the G20/OECD BEPS initiative, EU Anti-avoidance package, exchange of information, tax and money laundering issues and so on). The 60 ECTS credits of the program are composed of Core Courses to enhance the understanding of key concepts, Specializations to deepen insight in a chosen focus area and a Master Thesis to augment research & writing skills. The courses are taught by distinguished faculty members, who comprise of leading academics, government officials, members of the OECD/EU, practitioners working in international consulting/law firms and in legal departments of major corporations. The program is conducted in English [+]

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).... [-]


LL.M. Law in A European and Global Context

Católica Global School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Portugal Lisbon

This is a programme like no other offered in Europe. Our aim is to teach Law in a European and Global Context and to do so with a top international faculty and employing new methodologies and pedagogical techniques. [+]

LL.M. Law in A European and Global Context

This is a programme like no other offered in Europe. It is not simply one more programme focusing on European and International Law, our aim is to teach Law in a European and Global Context and to do so with a top international faculty and employing new methodologies and pedagogical techniques.

WHY LAW IN A EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL CONTEXT Law is changing. Lawyers increasingly need to operate in the context of a plurality of jurisdictions and legal sources. As a consequence, a growing number of legal actors (in courts as outside courts and even in the legislative process) need to operate in multiple jurisdictions and be comfortable working with different legal sources. At the same time, economic and social integration increases the multinational character of the cases in which lawyers are called in to assist on a daily basis. This has also given rise to an emerging international market for legal services. All this requires a different type of lawyer from the traditional lawyer trained exclusively in a particular domestic legal system. It requires a truly international legal education, where courses are specifically tailored to meet the challenges of this pluralism of legal sources and jurisdictions. This is the purpose of this Master/LL.M. Degree on Law in a European and Global Context. The programme will adopt the approach to teaching that Joseph Weiler has coined as “Total Law™”. This represents a bold pedagogical and intellectual break with the traditional ways of teaching... [-]

International Business Law, LLM

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Mauritius Vacoas-Phoenix

This highly-regarded course offers choice and flexibility. The teaching strategy is innovative and allows you to pursue areas that are of particular interest to you. The course has an international orientation and has been attracting students from all over the world since it was established. [+]

This highly-regarded course offers choice and flexibility. The teaching strategy is innovative and allows you to pursue areas that are of particular interest to you. The course has an international orientation and has been attracting students from all over the world since it was established.

Students must take five compulsory modules: Legal Research Skills, Law of the International Sale of Goods, Law, and Policy of the World Trade Organisation, International Commercial Ligitation and Arbitration and the Dissertation. Students will also choose two other modules from a range of subjects (subject to demand) including Foundations and Principles of International Law, English Commercial Law, International Organisations and International Dispute Resolution, International Maritime Law and Comparative Corporate Governance.... [-]


LL.M in European Law

Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 France Paris

The LL.M. (Master of Laws) in European Law gives students the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of European Law in most areas falling within the competence of the European Union. Courses are taught with a comparative and international perspective. [+]

The European Union is one of the most complex yet fascinating socio-economic organizations in today’s world and it is essential nowadays to understand the functioning and nature of its legal system. As a major international player, the European Union has established ties with countries all over the world in trade, cooperation, financial and humanitarian capacities. The European Union is ever growing and more insightful experts are required in the field. The LLM in European law of Université Paris II is a unique and concise program, entirely taught in English, which offers you the possibility to study in depth the most relevant areas of law and gain insight into the political, legal and financial implications it entails. A genuinely European team of highly qualified professors teaches the courses and allows you to acquire the necessary skills to face the exciting challenges and opportunities of our time.... [-]


Master of Laws (LL.M.)

University of California, Irvine - School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA Irvine

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program at the University of California, Irvine School of Law offers a first-rate legal education to lawyers, judges, government officials and others wishing to become educated about the legal system and practice of law in the United States. [+]

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program at the University of California, Irvine School of Law offers a first-rate legal education to lawyers, judges, government officials and others wishing to become educated about the legal system and practice of law in the United States. We offer a general LL.M. program that can be tailored to each individual’s interests, thus uniquely equipping students with the knowledge and skills to excel in today’s global legal community, whatever their personal and professional goals may be.

The program is a one-year, full-time, 24-credit course of study in advanced legal topics, designed primarily for lawyers trained outside of the United States. Students are required to take four courses: Introduction to American Law; Research, Analysis, and Writing in American Law; American Legal Practice in Context; and Professional Responsibility, Globalization, and the Legal Profession in the United States. For the remainder of their courses, students select from a broad range of courses across the upper-level curriculum. Dedicated staff are available to assist students in planning their course of study and, if desired, ensuring that students’ coursework meets the eligibility requirements of California, New York, or other state bars.... [-]