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 Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

The University of Law
Online Full time Part time 18 - 60 months August 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Bristol Chester Exeter Guildford Leeds Manchester UK Online Spain Madrid + 11 more

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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Online LL.M Advanced Information Technology Law - University of Cumbria (UK)

Robert Kennedy College
Online Full time Part time 1 - 5 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Zurich Switzerland Online United Kingdom Carlisle + 4 more

The LL.M Advanced Information Technology Law meets the current demand for specialist knowledge and skills in the rapidly expanding fields of international commercial and business law with a special focus on the application of law in the IT sector. It provides students with the opportunity to explore, in-depth, the legal regulation of the world of international business. Academically rigorous, the LL.M will expose students to a practical real-world application of the law. [+]

The LL.M Advanced Information Technology Law meets the current demand for specialist knowledge and skills in the rapidly expanding fields of international commercial and business law with a special focus on the application of law in the IT sector. It provides students with the opportunity to explore, in-depth, the legal regulation of the world of international business. Academically rigorous, the LL.M will expose students to a practical real-world application of the law. The LL.M is taught by an outstanding team of professional research active staff who have extensive practice and academic experience. The programme aims to enhance knowledge and critical thinking in this area. The programme provides advanced critical analysis of the key themes and emerging challenges facing businesses operating in or connected to the IT sector, in a global context such as in international/global business environments and innovation and enterprise. This programme is entirely delivered by distance learning. RKC has tailor-made, state-of-the-art software for online course delivery called “OnlineCampus”, which is a highly evolved all encompassing, interactive and easy-to-use software designed to make studying online an enjoyable experience. Duration Minimum 12 months, maximum 3 years. Programme Outline The LL.M is delivered mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration, plus a one-week compulsory residency at the University of Cumbria’s London campus. For the majority of your studies you enjoy the flexibility of online learning at your own pace from anywhere in the world through the Robert Kennedy College OnlineCampus state of the art... [-]

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 recognised 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 recognised 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 specialise 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 Required Credits/Units: 180 Core Modules LC4S174 - Research Methods LC4S177 - Corporate Law and Governance LC4S180 - Commercial and Consumer Law LC4S185 - International Human... [-]

MA International Human Rights Law

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 14 months August 2018 United Kingdom London

Human rights and international law have always been at the heart of teaching and scholarly work at Regent's for many years. This innovative postgraduate programme, developed in collaboration with the renowned human rights barrister, Geoffrey Robertson, QC, of Doughty Street Chambers, examines some of the key challenges in the field of International Human Rights. [+]

Human rights and international law have always been at the heart of teaching and scholarly work at Regent's for many years. This innovative postgraduate programme, developed in collaboration with the renowned human rights barrister, Geoffrey Robertson, QC, of Doughty Street Chambers, examines some of the key challenges in the field of International Human Rights.

The programme informs those already in pratcice, or aspiring to work in this field, with the knowledge and skills to introduce changes that will improve human right policies at an international, regional and domestic level.

You will be introduced to a range of topics in the field including, a history of human rights law, international relations, humanitarian intervention, free speech, prohibition of torture and inhumane treatment and international criminal law, with all theory supplemented by cutting edge research and case studies.... [-]


Master in International and European Law

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Czech Republic Olomouc

Key features 2 years programme (3 semesters full-time/in-class courses + 1 semester of dissertation preparation) [+]

Key features 2 years programme (3 semesters full-time/in-class courses + 1 semester of dissertation preparation) state-accredited Master´s degree programme possibility to spend part of the study at one of our 40 Erasmus+ Partner institutions close contact with professors and stimulating environment scholarship opportunities for outstanding students The programme is: modern and unique … it prepares students to reflect and critically analyse current legal and political trends of international and European law it provides a challenging and innovative focus on both International and European law and their mutual interaction comprehensive … it addresses a whole range of general as well as specific topics and profoundly examines their interaction it offers students an inclusive knowledge of crucial subjects, fosters their critical thinking and enhances practical legal skills tailored and specialised … it enables students to choose from a broad range of elective and optional courses it allows students to develop new levels of creativity in cross-cutting areas of the law (e.g. human rights protection; environmental law, institutional law) student-oriented … it is a medium sized programme with convenient study groups that stimulate interaction among students and Faculty it offers a number of scholarships for qualifying students (read more) it provides the guidance of an advisor who to assist with organization of academic and other activities it includes a wide variety of support services (read more) and extracurricular activities (read more) internationally oriented … it offers a unique, rewarding and stimulating international climate as it welcomes students from various countries around the world... [-]

Master of Laws in Indigenous Peoples Law

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

Located in the heart of the original Indian Territory, OU Law provides an ideal environment for the study of Native American law and issues concerning indigenous peoples [+]

LLM 2018. Located in the heart of the original Indian Territory, OU Law provides an ideal environment for the study of Native American law and issues concerning indigenous peoples. Oklahoma contains nearly forty tribal nations and the second largest Native American population in the United States. Given their presence and the history of the region, Indian law affects virtually all areas of legal practice, making it a vibrant and growing field. The LL.M. in Indigenous Peoples law 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). OU Law provides LL.M. students outstanding opportunities such as studying in the classroom with world class faculty and juris doctor students and attending guest lectures, field trips, social events, and networking opportunities. LL.M. students may also receive credit for related courses offered by other OU departments. Legendary professors including Richard Hemingway, Drew Kershen, Peter Krug, Victor Kulp, Eugene Kuntz, Maurice Merrill, Joe Rarick and Rennard Strickland have made the OU Law a national leader in energy, natural resources and indigenous peoples. Professors who continue this tradition include Owen Anderson (oil and gas law, oil and gas contracts and tax, international petroleum law and transactions), Monica Erhman, joining the faculty Fall... [-]

Master of Laws

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

With a one-year Master of Laws qualification from the University of Waikato you can tailor your programme through a selection of taught papers and/or research thesis. [+]

Master of Laws With a one-year Master of Laws qualification from the University of Waikato you can tailor your programme through a selection of taught papers and/or research thesis. The Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato places a strong emphasis on the development of research skills. The classes are small and are typically offered in seminar style discussions. This approach to teaching at an advanced level creates opportunities for you to share perspectives and discuss issues related to the topic. It'll help you to improve your communication skills and gain expert knowledge. It creates opportunities for you to network with others and renew motivation and confidence. You'll also get a lot of one-on-one time with the lecturing or supervising academic staff. We offer the largest selection of papers in Cyber Law in New Zealand, and therefore you can complete this Masters focusing on this area. The Faculty hosts two research centres: Centre for Environmental, Resources and Energy Law (CEREL) and Māori and Indigenous Governance Centre (MIGC). You’ll benefit from the expert knowledge and national and international professional associations in these fields. For example, you’ll be eligible to apply for the International Bar Association scholarship. Waikato Faculty of Law is the only school in New Zealand that offers this opportunity. Whether your interest lies in Cyber Law, Law of War and Conflicts, Transnational Criminal Law, Indigenous Issues or Environmental Law, you will benefit from nationally and internationally recognised academic staff. Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law... [-]

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-recognised 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.... [-]


LLM in Private Law

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Part time 2 - 3 semesters September 2018 Turkey İstanbul

1 year LLM program taught in English on a part-time basis [+]

Master of Laws in Private Law

In today’s world, where there is a growing need to adopt legal approaches to cope with local as well as global issues, resolving legal controversies require a multi-dimensional perspective based on a conception of different legal disciplines; hence, the lawyer profile who is able to add to the development of society, economy, politics and the legal profession has been changing.

With this respect, Koç University Institute of Social Sciences targets to contribute to the molding of this new lawyer profile, with an understanding based on reliable academic research, as well as practicing experience.

Program structure

 The program with thesis is composed of 3 core courses followed by 4 elective courses and is concluded with a thesis.... [-]


Online Logistics and Transportation LL.M. Program

Florida Coastal School of Law
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years May 2018 USA Jacksonville + 1 more

Courses in either the 24-credit LL.M. program or the 12-credit Certificate Program include practical, “hands-on” instruction in the following areas: global risk compliance, contracting skills (both domestic and international), personnel matters and labor relations, international trade and business transactions, fines and penalties, transportation insurance, maritime law, and trucking, railroad, and aviation liability and litigation. [+]

LLM 2018. Coastal Law offers the only LL.M. degree in Logistics and Transportation in the U.S. Courses in either the 24-credit LL.M. program or the 12-credit Certificate Program include practical, “hands-on” instruction in the following areas: global risk compliance, contracting skills (both domestic and international), personnel matters and labor relations, international trade and business transactions, fines and penalties, transportation insurance, maritime law, and trucking, railroad, and aviation liability and litigation. The next start date for the Summer 2017 term is May 10, 2017. To learn more about the importance of the logistics industry in the world market and how this program prepares students to enter and be successful in this industry, please visit Coastal Law’s Logistics and Transportation website. The program is entirely online and can be completed in approximately one year. Law school graduates are required to complete 24 credits in order to obtain a Master of Law (LL.M.) degree or 12 credits in order to obtain a Certificate in Logistics and Transportation Law. Non-lawyers may enroll in the program and obtain a Certificate in Logistics and Transportation Regulation after completing twelve credits. Each academic year, there are five eight-week terms. Each term has seven weeks of classes and one week for the preparation of final assignments. A few of the courses offered include Administrative Law for Transportation Professionals: Adjudication and Judicial Review, Employment Law for Transportation Professionals, Customs Regulation, Transportation Insurance, Trucking Liability, Ocean Marine and Inland Marine Cargo Insurance, and Contracting Fundamentals for the Department of Defense.... [-]

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 you’ll benefit from the deep dive into the intricacies of managing wealth. This program is offered completely online, which gives busy professionals and students who have personal obligations the flexibility they need to learn and to meet the increasing need of being versed in the legal aspects of financial transactions and in the legal aspects of financial investment and portfolio management. As a lawyer, what will I gain from the program? Increase your expertise in this area with exposure to specializations in tax, investments, and estate planning not covered in law school. Network and gain new contacts as you work and engage with classmates and instructors from all over the world. Balance your new expertise with practical work experience and commercial thinking to increase career opportunities. Upon completion, J.D.s will receive a Masters of Law (LL.M.). As a non-lawyer, what will I gain from this program? This degree, with law and finance interwoven into... [-]

LLM/PgDip/PgCert Global Environmental Law and Governance

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other. [+]

LLM 2018. Why this course? Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other. There's also a growing need to understand the relevance for environmental governance of the legal practices of indigenous peoples and local communities, business entities, local administrations, and transnational environmental practitioners. The programme aims to help students critically appraise and creatively contribute to environmental regulation and governance at the international, transnational, national and local levels. Studying this course, you'll be equipped with a wide range of expertise in environmental law, in areas like: biodiversity land food and agriculture climate change and energy corporate accountability environmental justice water and oceans human rights sustainable development You'll focus on the global dynamics of environmental law. In particular, you'll look at the mutual influences and interactions among different regulatory levels. The programme draws both on cutting-edge academic research on global environmental law, and on first-hand professional experience in environmental law and governance at different levels. Employability Your ability to gain international employment is at the heart of this course. It'll equip you with the skills and expertise you need to pursue a career in: international organisations national governments involved in international, EU and/or transnational law matters non-government organisations that operate at a regional, sub-national, national or international level private companies concerned with international, EU and/or transnational environmental law... [-]

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 HOW CAN ACROSS THE POND HELP?
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LL.M. International Business Law

University Of Zurich - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

For 20 years the LL.M. International Business Law has offered a unique and valuable experience to law graduates from around the world wishing to pursue an executive LL.M. program. With almost 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. [+]

LLM 2018. For 20 years the LL.M. International Business Law has offered a unique and valuable experience to law graduates from around the world wishing to pursue an executive LL.M. program. With almost 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. The school’s location, Zurich, is the economic capital and most vibrant city of Switzerland and is situated in the heart of Europe which allows students to easily discover other European countries and enjoy Switzerland’s spectacular environment. Among the advantages that graduate students find at the University of Zurich are the opportunity to pursue a broad course of study, and the possibility to explore their areas of interest in the Specialization Courses. Students will benefit from our executive LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field. The program The executive LL.M. programs of the University of Zurich are offered on a part-time (2 year program, work-based) and full-time base (1 year program, required time of attendance 8 months). The part-time program is aimed at those who are working in Switzerland and are looking for a new challenge. To be admitted to the program you need to have sufficient command of the German language. The full-time program is specially designed for foreign students who wish to complete a postgraduate course within a short time. At the same time these students will benefit of Switzerland’s excellent reputation as... [-]