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 (Master of Laws)

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2018 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 ... [-]

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice

UNICRI United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
Campus Full time 8 months November 2018 Italy Turin

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice is specifically designed for young professionals and university graduates wishing to specialize in the fields of comparative criminal law, humanitarian law, human rights law, transnational crimes and transitional justice. [+]

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice is designed for young professionals and university graduates wishing to specialize in the fields of humanitarian law, international criminal law and procedure, international human rights law, international law dimensions of peace and conflicts, transnational crimes and transitional justice.

Depending on each student’s background and interest, the programme is ideal for careers in the legal and political sectors both at a national and international level as well as further academic studies.

Through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical exercises selected students will acquire

in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects related to the investigation and adjudication of international crimes and human rights violations; overall comprehension of the functioning of international criminal tribunals, special and hybrid courts and their legacy to national courts; familiarity with the principle of rule of law and thorough understanding of the interdisciplinary processes and mechanisms related to transitional justice and justice reform in post-conflict situations and countries in transitions; unique insights into the policies and tools of the United Nations, other international organizations as well as national bodies for the prevention, investigation, control and punishment of transnational organised crime and transnational crimes such as corruption, trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, environmental crime, terrorism, and cybercrime. ... [-]

LLM in European and International Business Law

Karoli Gaspar University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Hungary Budapest

A one-year master-level accredited program with full-time daily course offerings for lawyers in the heart of Central-Europe by the Faculty of Law of The Károli Gáspár University of The Reformed Church in Hungary, Budapest. [+]

A one-year master-level accredited programme in English with full-time daily course offerings for lawyers in the heart of Central-Europe by the Faculty of Law of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Budapest.

Duration: September 2018-June 2019 Teaching venue: Budapest, Hungary (EU) Application deadline: 30 April 2018 PROGRAM STRUCTURE

This is a full-time programme of 60 ECTS credits. The programme offers 24 different courses focusing on various aspects of European and international business law. About half of all courses are optional with different varieties of specialization. Lecturers are renowned professionals in their field, both as academics and practitioners from law firms, judiciary, and top-level international or domestic legal organizations. Visiting lecturers from a number of other countries are also incorporated in the programme. The programme is concluded with the defense of the master thesis and the completion of the final exam.... [-]


Graduate Tax Program (LL.M.)

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

The Graduate Tax Program at the University of California, Irvine School of Law offers an innovative curriculum that instills students with both the doctrinal depth and the practical skills needed to practice tax law at the highest levels, in the United States or abroad. [+]

About the Graduate Tax Program

A one of a kind, practice-oriented tax law program.

The Graduate Tax Program at the University of California, Irvine School of Law offers an innovative curriculum that instills students with both the doctrinal depth and the practical skills needed to practice tax law at the highest levels, in the United States or abroad.

The Graduate Tax Program aims to produce graduates who are prepared for careers as tax attorneys, judges, tax administrators and policy advocates, as well as markedly enhance the tax skills of those who are already members of the tax profession.

In designing its innovative curriculum, the program’s founding tax faculty consulted tax practitioners, government administrators, tax policy advocates and other industry experts to develop a world-class educational experience at one of the premiere law schools in the United States. At the center of the curriculum is a mandatory practical tax skills requirement, which is completed through tax externships, tax clinics, or specially designed tax classes. Ours is the only program in the United States that makes practical tax skills an inherent, mandatory part of the academic curriculum.... [-]


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 United Kingdom City of 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 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.... [-]


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 in International Business Law

University of Liverpool Online Programmes
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom Liverpool UK Online + 1 more

Aim for a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or government organization with this fully online masters programme that equips students with the legal skills and knowledge required in today’s global business [+]

Aim for career goals in an international law firm, multinational company or government organisation with this fully online master’s programme that equips students with the legal skills and knowledge required in today’s global business environment.* Designed for both practising lawyers and business professionals with commercial responsibilities, this programme provides a firm foundation in international business law and the opportunity to pursue your interest in specific legal areas. Modules include Conflict of Laws in Business and Commerce, Law of the World Trade Organisation, and Corporate Governance.

Worldwide except for the UK:

* Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree programme. The University of Liverpool Online Programmes does not offer programmes that lead to professional licensure.... [-]


International Tax Law (LLM)

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 Austria Launceston + 1 more

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.... [-]


LL.M. Law in A European and Global Context

Católica Global School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

LL.M. Degree Program

Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2018 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... [-]

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).... [-]


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... [-]


Master in Environmental Policy and Law

University of Eastern Finland Law School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Joensuu

The Master's Degree Program Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change in Environmental Policy and Law is a new multidisciplinary two-year Master's Degree programme with two alternative majors: 1) natural resource governance, and 2) environmental and climate change law. [+]

Programme overview

The Master's Degree Programme Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change in Environmental Policy and Law is a new multidisciplinary two-year Master's degree programme that combines high-level teaching with vocationally-oriented educational objectives. The programme provides advanced training in policy, law and impact assessments for climate change and sustainable management of natural resources.

The programme is based on two alternative majors:

1) Natural Resources Governance and 2) Environmental and Climate Change Law.

All students are required to take courses in Natural Resources Governance, Environmental Law and Policy, and in Climate Change Law and Policy before selecting their major.... [-]


LLM in International Business Law

Ghent University Law School
Campus Full time 10 months September 2018 Belgium Ghent

The LLM in International Business Law is a flagship programme for students seeking to specialize in the [+]

The LLM in International Business Law is a flagship programme for students seeking to specialize in the international legal aspects of business practice in our globalizing world. While allowing a degree of personal choice, it steers students towards the key legal building blocks of international business law, guaranteeing an advanced degree with real added value in a business-oriented career. The Ghent LLM in International Business Law allows students to gain in-depth knowledge about all practice areas and is aimed at future or already experienced lawyers and in-house counsel dealing with commercial, corporate, securities and banking legal issues, as well as international economic law. Built around the renowned Financial Law Institute, the programme combines the expertise of its professors with that of experienced practitioners in areas like M&A, Intellectual Property, and Arbitration, to bring you hands-on experience. All courses in the LLM focus either on EU-wide regulation or use a comparative law approach. The programme is ideally suited for students from outside the EU who need a thorough background in EU regulation and for those from within the EU who want to escape the provincial study of national law. NOTE: The application process for the academic year 2018-2019 is open since 01 October 2017 (will be open until 1 June for the applicants who do not need a visa and 1 March for all applicants who need a visa).... [-]


LLM in International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration)

Queen Mary Online
Online Part time 2 years April 2019 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).... [-]