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 new branch within the Faculty of Commerce and Management of the International University of Casablanca offers an innovative approach to business law, in line with the new requirements of companies. [+]
Our Law with Criminology* is a three year qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of criminology, including crime, criminal justice and criminal behaviour. [+]
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.... [-]
The University of New York in Prague works in partnership with the University of Bolton to offer an accredited Master of Laws (LL.M) program. [+]
The University of New York in Prague works in partnership with the University of Bolton to offer an accredited Master of Laws (LL.M) program. As trade and business become ever more global, legal consultants are expected to look beyond national jurisdictions and understand issues of European and international law.
The program focuses on the legal framework governing the European and international community, as well as various legal issues surrounding international trade and global markets. Employers now place a high premium on graduates who can demonstrate an in-depth understanding of international corporate law, commercial law and business law issues.... [-]
The Advanced Masters in European Law (LLM in EU law) is targeted at students who want to develop recognized expertise in European Union law and benefit from the exceptional location that the ULB offers in this respect. [+]
Organised by the Faculty of Law and Criminology with the label of the Institut d'Etudes Européennes.
The Advanced Masters in European Law (LLM in EU law) is targeted at students who want to develop recognized expertise in European Union law and benefit from the exceptional location that the ULB offers in this respect.
The course trains students in the practice of European law whilst allowing them to acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge to anticipate the evolution, during their professional careers, of law that is constantly changing. To satisfy this requirement, the academic staff is made up of high level researchers attached to the ULB but also to other international universities (European University Institute of Florence, HEC Paris, etc. …) as well as well reputed lawyers and members of European institutions (Court of Justice of the European Union, European Commission etc.).... [-]
The US Legal Studies specialization allows foreign-educated lawyers to gain a general education in US law and legal issues. Students are encouraged to tailor the curriculum to [+]
This LLM programme prepares students to advise on cross-border legal matters in the Asia region. [+]
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. [+]
– 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 of “Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG” [+]
The Master Program on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (IHL Program) prepares graduates for taking up career opportunities in policy making, international, public and governmental service, public and private legal practice, work for non-governmental organisations, and academic teaching and research. [+]
This postgraduate program provides advanced study of the international protection of fundamental human rights. The curriculum integrates general human rights protection in times of peace and war with the special protection of basic rights in situations of armed conflict (under international humanitarian law). Such an approach is especially important as the boundary between war and peace becomes increasingly blurred. Such a blurring of the boundary is the result of many different circumstances including: the rise of terrorism, the diversity in its cause and nature and wide scope of possible reactions to it; the often unclear boundary between situations of civil war, external aggression, guerrilla action and even domestic policing; the reliance on both official (Security Council-sanctioned) and unofficial (sometimes invited) peace-keeping forces in a broad range of conflict situations.... [-]
The Derby LLM offers maximum flexibility. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, it provides unrivalled choice and opportunity - enabling you to choose from specialist pathways and modules to build a degree that matches your career aspirations, research pursuits and personal interests. [+]
This degree will qualify you to master groundbreaking logistics challenges and legal issues. Learn to navigate through the new laws that govern the sea and maritime operations. They are designed to protect the environment and maintain human rights in the societies and communities involved. Acquire experience in analyzing the legal issues that arise at sea and along the world’s coastlines. Find out how to organize logistics operations based on your knowledge of the legal issues. You will have the skill set necessary for assessing the financial implications of legal decisions in logistics. And you will experience how this fast-paced field has become a building [+]
Check out this brand new Master of Science, that the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta will start again in October 2017 in cooperation with Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg!
This degree will qualify you to master groundbreaking logistics challenges and legal issues. Learn to navigate through the new laws that govern the sea and maritime operations. They are designed to protect the environment and maintain human rights in the societies and communities involved. Acquire experience in analyzing the legal issues that arise at sea and along the world’s coastlines. Find out how to organize logistics operations based on your knowledge of the legal issues. You will have the skill set necessary for assessing the financial implications of legal decisions in logistics. And you will experience how this fast-paced field has become a building block of modern society.... [-]
The postgraduate program in International Tax Law, as the name suggests, aims to provide postgraduate education in the area of international tax law focusing on significant national tax law regimes and related areas, in particular business administration. A unique, worldwide, and specialized postgraduate degree program in international tax law [+]
International Tax Law (LLM)
The Postgraduate Program in International Tax Law, as the name suggests, aims to provide postgraduate education in the area of international tax law focusing on significant national tax law regimes and related areas, in particular business administration. Graduates should be in a position to skillfully apply international tax law in professional corporate, consulting and administrative environments.The Rector of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration will confer the degree of "Master of Laws” (LL.M.) on graduates of the postgraduate program in accordance with the terms of the University Studies Act.The partnership with the Academy of Public Accountants guarantees a very efficient management of the program.... [-]
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 and by engaging in specialized research. Most students seeking this degree concentrate in areas such as corporate and commercial law, international law, intellectual property law, legal practice and procedure, natural resources law, or property law. [+]
LLM International & European Law - Graduate will possess skills and general knowledge in the area of dogmatic disciplines of International and European law. Depending on the specialization selected, the graduate will receive specialist knowledge and skills relevant to the profile of activities undertaken by entities operating in the area of international commercial trade or engaged in various aspects of human rights protection in the international domain. [+]