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 (Intellectual Property)

University of Law Online
Online Full time 18 - 60 months January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

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

LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

This master's degree is designed for modern lawyers and managers and explores the legal and commercial aspects of intellectual property. 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 bachelors 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 Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
Campus Full time 12 months March 2019 United Kingdom London

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

LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

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

Course Requirements UK entry requirements: Students should possess a UK bachelors degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. While we accept applications from English law graduates, you are likely to repeat many themes from your undergraduate degree. We recommend that you consider the online version of this course in the first place which has been designed for those with a qualification in law. Graduates from The University of Law’s LLB programmes are not eligible for this course. International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. [-]

Online LLM International Commercial Law - University of Salford (UK)

Robert Kennedy College
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 3 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Zürich Switzerland Online United Kingdom Salford UK Online + 5 more

This course provides law graduates with the opportunity for advanced learning in key areas of international commercial law, including International Sale of Goods, International Intellectual Property Law, International Corporate Law and Governance, and Advanced Contract Law and Negotiation. [+]

3 good reasons to study International Commercial Law at Salford Offers the highly prestigious Master’s of Laws qualification Gives law graduates the opportunity to take taught modules in advanced international commercial law subjects Learn in an internationally-orientated environment with access to a global network of like-minded professionals Duration

Minimum 12 months, maximum three years

Course Summary

This course provides law graduates with the opportunity for advanced learning in key areas of international commercial law, including International Sale of Goods, International Intellectual Property Law, International Corporate Law and Governance, and Advanced Contract Law and Negotiation.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM)

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA Honolulu

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 ... [-]

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 September 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

Anglo-American University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2019 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

AAU provides academic guidance and admissions counselling to academically qualified students interested in the self-study University of London LL.M. Programme. The LL.M. programme is open to students who have already obtained the first degree; a legal education is not a requirement for study. [+]

LLM

AAU provides academic guidance and admissions counselling to academically qualified students interested in the self-study University of London LL.M. Programme. The LL.M. programme is open to students who have already obtained the first degree; a legal education is not a requirement for study.

The University of London has more than 54,000 students worldwide studying one of more than a hundred different degree, diploma and certificate programmes. Former students and alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, leaders of Commonwealth countries, government ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges, and business leaders. The University of London has an active Alumni Association which offers unique networking opportunities.... [-]


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.... [-]


Law

International Accelerator
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Boston

The LL.M. (Master of Law) is a post-graduate program in law for lawyers who have completed their first law degree in another country. It is composed of 24 credits and is based entirely on coursework that runs one academic year – from August to May. It does not have subject specialties, and the courses taken by LL.M. students are determined on an individual basis. [+]

Law

Established in 2001, the Law faculty is proud to be South Florida’s only public law school. Law Faculty is diverse and student body makes it an outstanding option for prospective students. The College of Law achieved provisional accreditation in 2003 and full accreditation in 2006 by the American Bar Association, both in the shortest possible times. In January 2009, it was also accredited by the American Association of Law Schools.

Law College Curriculum: incorporates important developments in the globalization of both public and private law. The academic program takes a pervasive approach to international and comparative law, incorporating these perspectives into all domestic law classes, and includes a required introductory course and a rich array of upper-level electives in international, transnational and comparative law. The curriculum further provides students with extensive, rigorous legal research and writing experiences, introduces other lawyering skills such as counseling and negotiation, and introduces the important professional values of civility and ethical practice. In Fall 2013, the Law College introduced the Academic Excellence Program (AEP) for the purpose of providing students with resources to help them succeed in law school, pass the Bar Examination, and develop strong practical skills. AEP reflects our commitment to our students’ success by aiming to teach our students explicitly what they need to do to maximize their performance.... [-]


LL.M. in Dispute Resolution

University of Missouri School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 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.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM) - Intellectual Property Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Los Angeles

Intellectual Property is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing areas of legal practice and represents roughly 20 percent of the American economy. [+]

Intellectual Property is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing areas of legal practice and represents roughly 20 percent of the American economy. Technology and social media are enabling the rapid distribution of content to millions of mobile phones, laptops, and tablets across the globe, with new legal questions surfacing every day. Every lawyer, from the solo practitioner to in-house counsel to transactional and litigation lawyers in large firms will increasingly be faced with IP issues. LLM graduates with an IP Specialization will be prepared for the “knowledge” economy of the 21st century.

The Loyola Entertainment Alumni Network is one of the largest alumni networks in the world specifically focused on entertainment, media, and intellectual property. Externship opportunities held by Loyola students in just the past year read like a "Who's Who" of the entertainment business, and include companies such as NBC/Universal, Sony, Lionsgate, MTV Live Nation, Warner Brothers Television, HBO, Activision and many more.... [-]


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. Degree Program

Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2019 USA Saint Paul

Mitchell Hamline’s LL.M. introduces foreign law graduates to the legal system of the United States. The program brings together a global community of lawyers who receive the specialized training and education they need to practice law and compete on an international level. LL.M. students attend classes with Mitchell Hamline J.D. students, choosing courses and seminars that reflect their individual practice interests. [+]

LL.M. Degree Program

An advanced legal studies program for lawyers from around the world

Mitchell Hamline’s LL.M. introduces foreign law graduates to the legal system of the United States. The program brings together a global community of lawyers who receive the specialized training and education they need to practice law and compete on an international level. LL.M. students attend classes with Mitchell Hamline J.D. students, choosing courses and seminars that reflect their individual practice interests.

Key components of the LL.M. Structured for students who possess an LL.B. or equivalent degree earned outside the United States. Most students complete the program in two full-time semesters. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor based on the student’s interest or area of study. Together, the advisor and student design a course of study that includes rigorous law courses and the opportunity to learn from practicing lawyers and judges. Students and advisors meet regularly throughout the program. Students take a required introductory course and then choose from the law school’s J.D. courses. Tutors are available for LL.M. students. All degree-seeking LL.M. students must complete a substantial writing component. Students can choose courses in specialized areas of law, such as alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, international and comparative law, business and corporate law, and others. Benefits of an LL.M. degree from Mitchell Hamline Learn American legal doctrine and receive an in-depth understanding of America’s legal system and the practice of law in the United States. Deal more effectively with American trained lawyers on international... [-]