Master of Laws

Compare 455 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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LLM (Conflict Resolution)

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

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. [-]

MSc Law and Private Wealth Advice

The University of Law
Online Full time Part time 5 years July 2018 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Building on knowledge already gained from STEP Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising, the MSc Law and Private Client Advice provides a master’s degree with a strong focus on the development of skills and knowledge in the law and compliance field. [+]

MSc Law and Private Client Advice

Building on knowledge already gained from STEP Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising, the MSc Law and Private Client Advice provides a master’s degree with a strong focus on the development of skills and knowledge in the law and compliance field. The degree is designed to complement and extend students' Diploma studies, adding master's-level studies in relevant areas of law to areas of study covered in the Diploma. The programme provides the intellectual and practical underpinnings required to enhance an already-established career in the compliance field, as well as a rigorous approach to self-reflection and personal development.... [-]


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

Robert Kennedy College
Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 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 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 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 (Master of Laws)

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 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. [+]

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 Cyprus Larnaca 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 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 on 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 analyse 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 ... [-]

Online Master's in Paralegal Studies

The George Washington University Online
Online Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Washington Four

One of a select few paralegal master’s degrees in the country and designed specifically for working professionals, GW’s online Master’s in Paralegal Studies and Graduate Certificate programs offer a rigorous and current curriculum to advance the profession and the legal landscape. If you are an established paralegal who aspires to advance in the profession, GW’s Master’s in Paralegal Studies online program will give you the skills and confidence you need to succeed and lead the field. [+]

One of a select few paralegal master’s degrees in the country and designed specifically for working professionals, GW’s online Master’s in Paralegal Studies and offers a rigorous and current curriculum to advance the profession and the legal landscape. As a student in either of our online programs, you’ll expand your legal knowledge, refine your skill set and develop practical tools that can be applied to your job from day one; as a GW graduate, you’ll have the confidence and recognized academic credential to lead a fulfilling and prosperous career in the legal field. GW’s Master’s in Paralegal Studies program is seen as a trailblazer in the legal community, having been developed to address shifting roles and new requirements in the legal profession. Today’s firms expect paralegals who are more highly-educated, embody both breadth and depth of legal knowledge and have the drive to tackle complex challenges and make a difference. GW’s Paralegal Studies programs are recognized for delivering just that – an exceptional learning experience and the practical tools to succeed in today’s dynamic and evolving legal space. GW’s integrated curriculum weaves career preparation, ethics and professionalism, technology, and effective written and oral communication throughout the program so that students internalize these critical skills. Fully online coursework accommodates the unique demands of working professionals. ... [-]


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. [+]

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 ... [-]

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 “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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LLM in International Dispute Resolution

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).... [-]


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. [+]

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.... [-]


Online LL.M. in U.S. Law for International Lawyers

Florida Coastal School of Law
Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years May 2018 USA Jacksonville + 1 more

Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) was the first U.S. law school to offer the LL.M. Masters of U.S. Law for International Lawyers degree entirely online. Using the latest virtual classroom technology, students can listen to pre-recorded lectures at their convenience. Students also have the opportunity to join distinguished U.S. law professors in live, interactive review sessions. [+]

Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) was the first U.S. law school to offer the LL.M. Masters of U.S. Law for International Lawyers degree entirely online. Using the latest virtual classroom technology, students can listen to pre-recorded lectures at their convenience. Students also have the opportunity to join distinguished U.S. law professors in live, interactive review sessions. All students have access to the Desire2Learn online learning management platform, where they can view reading materials, take practice quizzes, watch podcasts, and interact with their professors and classmates in discussion boards. Upon enrollment, students are provided with access to premier online legal research databases, including LexisNexis and Westlaw, as well as the Coastal Law Library electronic database. LL.M. students are also able to join student organizations and participate in on-campus student and alumni events, including networking activities and law symposia. They are invited to participate in the annual Florida Coastal School of Law graduation ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida each May. Although we welcome the opportunity for our U.S. Law LL.M. students to visit our campus, they are not required to do so.... [-]


LL.M. or M.Jur. Curriculum in Wealth Management

Texas A&M School of Law
Online Full time September 2018 USA Fort Worth

Our Wealth Management program gives you the knowledge and skills you need to advise wealthy clients and help manage their assets. Because wealth management involves professionals with various backgrounds, we’ve designed the program with both lawyers and non-lawyer professionals in mind. [+]

LL.M. or M.Jur. Curriculum in Wealth Management

Wealth Management at Texas A&M Law

Our Wealth Management program gives you the knowledge and skills you need to advise wealthy clients and help manage their assets. Because wealth management involves professionals with various backgrounds, we’ve designed the program with both lawyers and non-lawyer professionals in mind. Lawyers, accountants, investment advisors, and other professionals engage and interact in a dynamic environment that mimics the real world of wealth management.

Whether you are a

Financial Advisor Business Analyst Chief Financial Officer Managing Director of Wealth Management Director of Financial Planning ... [-]

Master of Laws in Energy and Natural Resources

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 USA Norman + 1 more

Located at the crossroads of energy in the United States, OU Law has long specialized in energy law and offers this LL.M. to lawyers interested in a career in energy law. [+]

OU Law is at the forefront in its offering of legal courses focused on energy and natural resources. With many energy and natural resources companies headquartered in Oklahoma, OU Law sends a large number of graduates into energy-related fields and practices every year. OU Law prepares students to be leaders in energy and natural resources law and policy, assisting in the sustainable development of all forms of energy and natural resources in an environmentally responsible manner.

The LL.M. in Energy and Natural Resources can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-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).... [-]


Master in Laws (LL.M.)

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

Our flagship LL.M programme offers students the opportunity for postgraduate study where they can select modules from a substantial list of modules covering the disparate branches of law. Students can focus on public law or private law modules or may take a selection of both. [+]

Programme Overview

Our flagship LL.M programme offers students the opportunity for postgraduate study where they can select modules from a substantial list of modules covering the disparate branches of law. Students can focus on public law or private law modules or may take a selection of both. A student might thus decide to learn about Information Technology Law, Financial Services Law, Aviation Law or International Arbitration while at the same time availing of the opportunity to study Islamic Law, the Chinese Legal System, Corporate Governance or International Humanitarian Law.

Students must select six such modules and must also complete a 25,000 word dissertation on a subject of their choice. This is the perfect programme for students who wish to design their own programme or for students who do not wish to be overly specialised in their postgraduate studies preferring instead to broaden their knowledge base and to enhance their legal qualifications.... [-]


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.... [-]