A Master of Laws (LLM) is an internationally-recognized, second-level law degree offered in many countries around the world. LLMs are offered at the graduate level and in many countries an LLM, or equivalent degree, is required before a graduate can practice law. The term ‘Master of Laws’ derives from the Latin Magister Legum or Legum Magister. Like the LLB, the two &… Read more
A Master of Laws (LLM) is an internationally-recognized, second-level law degree offered in many countries around the world. LLMs are offered at the graduate level and in many countries an LLM, or equivalent degree, is required before a graduate can practice law. The term ‘Master of Laws’ derives from the Latin Magister Legum or Legum Magister. Like the LLB, the two ‘Ls’ refer to the study of both canon and civil law.
LLMs are usually conferred by Law Schools, or the school of law at an accredited university. Students wishing to pursue an LLM are normally required to hold an undergraduate degree in either a related subject or in a law degree like an LLB or a JD. LLMs may be specialized and can be undertaken by students wishing to concentrate or develop expertise in a particular field like tax law, international law, or human rights law. In some countries, LLMs are considered a supplementary degree similar to the MLS. LLMs may also be completed by a student with a law degree who wishes to pursue a legal career in another country.
LLM degrees vary in length and intensity. In most countries, the Master of Laws degree is awarded after one year of intensive study; however, it may also be the culmination of a lengthier course of study that included an undergraduate degree in Law. In most countries, LLM graduates will have completed significant research and a written thesis in addition to any coursework required by the program of study. LLM programs are often international in nature and you may study with students from around the world who are working to expand their legal expertise.
If you studied law as an undergraduate, or would like to pursue a career in law you may wish to consider an LLM. You can use the list below to find LLMs in many countries around the world. Each program page is connected directly to the school’s admissions office. Use the form to contact them and find out more about enrolling in an LLM.
This master's degree is designed for modern lawyers and managers and explores the legal and commercial aspects of intellectual property (Reg. No. 252960). The programme is des ... +
Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the ... +
This course provides law graduates with the opportunity for advanced learning in key areas of international commercial law, including International Sale of Goods, Internationa ... +
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 conflic ... +
Our innovative LL.M. program is designed for foreign-educated students and attorneys who want to compete in an increasingly globalized legal world. We have been welcoming stud ... +
For individuals with a first degree in law from outside the U.S., gain a fundamental understanding of American law with our 1-Year LLM (Master of Laws). Students may complete ... +
The LL.M. Program at Penn State’s Dickinson Law gives students and lawyers trained outside of the U.S. a high-level understanding of the American legal system. The program’s f ... +
Our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law course has been developed by subject experts and experienced legal professionals with many years of experience. It builds on you ... +
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 s ... +
Whether you take a modern or a utilitarian view on energy use and the environment, the University of Birmingham’s Online LLM in Energy and Environmental Law will arm you with ... +
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 an ... +
The LL.M. is an advanced graduate program which is designed to expand your legal knowledge and expertise in the fast-changing areas of international business law
The International Financial & Commercial Law LLM programme will provide students with an in-depth understanding, and expertise in a number of key areas of financial and co ... +
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 Inte ... +
This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist area of Commercial ... +