Law Degrees in Public Interest Law

Compare 26 Masters of Laws in Public Interest Law

Public Interest Law

An LLM in Public Interest Law is an excellent choice for those who seek to make the world a better place. Those who hold this graduate degree have the opportunity to engage in public service by providing specialized legal counsel to charities, nonprofit organizations, government entities and businesses.

 

What is an LLM in Public Interest Law? This is a graduate-level degree, generally reserved for those who have already completed some sort of formal legal education. Those who pursue this LLM do so to gain a specialized knowledge in a particular area of public interest law. Because this field is wide and varied, there are a number of paths of study from which students can choose. Study areas can include human rights, environmental policy and consumer protection.

 

Obtaining an LLM in Public Interest Law provides a number of benefits. Those who hold this degree are able to build on their existing legal knowledge to become experts in a particular field of law. This can make them highly valuable assets in both the public and private sectors.

 

It is difficult to gauge the precise cost of earning this degree, as tuition and living expenses will depend on the country and the institution. For this reason, it is important that prospective students thoroughly research the expenses associated with the programs in which they are interested.

 

Those who hold an LLM in Public Interest Law are considered experts in their fields, and as such they are in a competitive position for employment. Graduates may find work with government agencies, nonprofit organizations or advocacy groups. Traditional private practice is also an option, as are in-house counsel positions with corporations and other business entities. 

 

Many institutions accept online applications for this degree. It is advisable to thoroughly research the admission requirements prior to submitting your application. This information can be easily found through our program listing. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Public and International Law

Melbourne Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years February 2018 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in public and international law brings together constitutional, administrative and public international law in recognition of the increasing interdependence of international and domestic law. [+]

Masters of Laws in Public Interest Law . The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in public and international law brings together constitutional, administrative and public international law in recognition of the increasing interdependence of international and domestic law. An extraordinary range of subjects across the entire field of public law offers students access to the latest developments in theory and practice in Australia and elsewhere. The program will appeal both to practitioners and to scholars with backgrounds or interests in government, international institutions, not-for-profit organisations, business/government relations and international development. Students may specialise in international law, Australian public law or comparative public law, or may choose a range of subjects from across different areas to suit their own interests and needs. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Master of Public and International Law will: Have an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of public and international law, including: the legal and institutional framework for Australian government in theory and practice analysis and resolution of the complex problems of government law a range of alternative approaches to government law in other countries and systems and the methodology of comparative public law the context within which government law operates and the sensitivities peculiar to it the legal and institutional framework for Australian government in theory and practice the nature, major principles, processes and structures of the international legal system and the... [-]

LLM/PgDip/PgCert Global Environmental Law and Governance

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time August 2017 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. [+]

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 Work experience... [-]

Master of Laws in Indigenous Peoples Law

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 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 [+]

Masters of Laws in Public Interest Law . 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),... [-]

LLM Public International Law

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

“Imagine all the people, Sharing all the world... You may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one…” (John Lennon) International law is not a dream nor for dreamers. [+]

Public International Law

“Imagine all the people, Sharing all the world... You may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one…” (John Lennon) International law is not a dream nor for dreamers.

Making law work in our global society is a tough task that needs well-trained and highly dedicated lawyers ... is that you?

Imagine a peaceful, prosperous and environmentally sustainable world society respecting human dignity and social justice. Would this be possible without international law? Do not dream, make it work! Allow yourself to become a good international lawyer by getting to know the achievements and shortcomings or international law today. Develop ideas about how to improve international law and acquire the skills to advise your government, an international organization, a company, individuals, or groups.... [-]


LLM in Homeland and National Security

Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School
Campus or Online Full time Part time January 2018 USA Lansing

WMU-Cooley Law School is one of the first law schools in the country to offer an LL.M. degree in Homeland and National Security Law. This Master of Laws degree includes intensive study in air and transportation security, border security, military operations within the United States, intelligence and privacy issues, and technology and cyber-security. [+]

Masters of Laws in Public Interest Law . Master of Laws: Homeland & National Security Homeland & National Security Law WMU-Cooley Law School is one of the first law schools in the country to offer an LL.M. degree in Homeland and National Security Law. This Master of Laws degree includes intensive study in air and transportation security, border security, military operations within the United States, intelligence and privacy issues, and technology and cyber-security. Practical courses on federal contracting and administrative law are also included. The unique and compelling courses within this program were developed through Director Michael McDaniel’s diverse experience, both civilian and military, and federal and state senior positions. Students within this program have the opportunity to serve on the prestigious HNS Law Review, a student edited legal periodical published twice yearly. [-]

LLM European Union Law

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Germany Stuttgart Greece Crete Netherlands Tilburg Utrecht + 5 more

The master's program in European Union Law deals with the interplay between national and European Union law - focusing on the manifold ways in which the laws emanating from the European Union and other European organizations are influencing the legal developments within national states. [+]

LLM European Union Law The master's program in European Union Law deals with the interplay between national and European Union law - focusing on the manifold ways in which the laws emanating from the European Union and other European organizations are influencing the legal developments within national states. A short introduction to the master's program European Union Law The European Union, with its supranational powers, is interacting directly with the legal systems of its Member States in substantive as well as procedural matters; also playing an increasing role at the international level, creating obligations for its Member States. These developments are creating exciting opportunities as well as challenges - and a growing demand for professionals with the qualifications to address them. Why the master European Union Law in Tilburg? Explore the constitutional, institutional and economic foundations of EU law. The European Union Law track explores the constitutional, institutional and economic foundations of EU law, preparing students for a wide range of careers. EU Law trumps national law. It penetrates all legal disciplines, from administrative law to labor and criminal law: no field of law is unaffected by EU law. Specialize in one of the two sub-tracks: EU Economic and Competition Law and The EU in a Global Legal Context. Situated between two of Europe's most important legal and political centers Tilburg Law School is conveniently situated right between two of Europe's most important legal and political centers, making it the ideal place to study European Union Law. Brussels is the... [-]

LL.M. International Litigation and Arbitration

University Of Zurich - Faculty of Law
Campus Part time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Zurich

Since 20 years the LL.M. International Litigation and Arbitration offers a unique and valuable further education for lawyers taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. [+]

Masters of Laws in Public Interest Law . Since 20 years the LL.M. International Litigation and Arbitration offers a unique and valuable further education for lawyers taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law at 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 allowing students to easily discover the European countries and explore Switzerland’s stunning nature. The ongoing demand and positive feedback from program graduates reflect the attractiveness and practical applicability of this graduate program. The specially designed LL.M. program will entail a highly challenging, practice-related work study program. An international team of lecturers ensures that course subject matter is not limited to national issues, but encompasses a growing body of international business law. Academic modules conducted in the USA, as well as in China and Geneva, contribute to the international nature of the program. The program Among the strength 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 profit from our LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field. The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses,... [-]

LLM Public International Law

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Our master’s programme in Public International Law (PIL) at Utrecht University will equip you with a broad range of tools to address current legal concerns facing the global population. [+]

Our master’s programme in Public International Law (PIL) at Utrecht University will equip you with a broad range of tools to address current legal concerns facing the global population. Our PIL programme has been chosen as the Best Master Programme in the Netherlands in the field of International Law by the highly regarded Dutch Elsevier Guide on the Best Degrees for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). PIL is a flexible programme that offers you many options, both during your study period and in your career possibilities post-graduation. In today’s globalised world, public international law addresses complex, challenging issues that touch everyone’s lives. In our PIL programme, you will explore common themes of public international law with the option to take a specialisation in Human Rights or Environment and Law of the Sea. You will build relevant and current skills by studying actual cases facing the International Court of Justice and other international dispute-settlement institutions. You’ll develop your argumentation abilities in moot courts, amongst other training methods and learn to apply your knowledge of the law to real-life situations. This academic, challenging, English-taught LLM programme reflects the multidisciplinary research emerging from Utrecht University’s Faculty of Law, Economics, and Governance. The approach of the faculty’s research, and the PIL programme, is multi-dimensional: developments in public international law are best seen from a broad perspective. You will develop general precepts pertaining to worldwide concerns and learn to apply these precepts to specific cases. As an added benefit, the international mix... [-]

Master In Procedural Law

Grupo Tiradentes
Campus Full time 374 hours March 2018 Brazil Aracaju

The need for practical improvement and acquisition of new theoretical knowledge drive and demonstrate to legal professionals the importance of continuing education in its various forms, especially with the entry into force in the year 2016, the new Civil Procedure Code, which will result in the need for legal professionals to upgrade to face the new procedural scheme of the new law. [+]

Masters of Laws in Public Interest Law . Differentials Course The need for practical improvement and acquisition of new theoretical knowledge drive and demonstrate to legal professionals the importance of continuing education in its various forms, especially with the entry into force in the year 2016, the new Civil Procedure Code, which will result in the need for legal professionals to upgrade to face the new procedural scheme of the new law. Inserted in this reality, the specialization course in Procedural Law of the University Center Tiradentes (UNIT-AL), in partnership with Superior Law School (ESA - OAB / AL), proposes a multidisciplinary graduate, theoretical and practical, aimed at updating and the formation of a professional able to act in various areas of law, with emphasis on the New Code of Civil procedure and its relationship with other branches of science procedural. This is an innovative project as it covers issues and practices inherent to the various legal professions. The approach used in the course goes on to consider the professional needs of lawyers and new challenges in the training of a law degree. Goals General: upgrade the professional legal careers with a view to the modification engendered by the advent of the new Civil Procedure Code; provide knowledge and legal practice in experiential and instrumental bias; and promote the theoretical and technical-scientific discussions. Specific: train professionals with critical and reflective thinking to act with full responsibility for the produced legal acts; provide the necessary knowledge of the tools and technical... [-]

Master of Laws (LLM) - Civil Litigation and Advocacy Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA Los Angeles

Loyola Law School has been ranked 6th in Trial Advocacy by U.S. News & World Report. The school has designed this specialization to give the next generation of Loyola students the practical skills demanded by the market, while fostering Loyola's mission of upholding the highest standards of ethics, promoting the fair administration of justice, and facilitating our commitment to serving the community. [+]

Loyola Law School has been ranked 6th in Trial Advocacy by U.S. News & World Report. The school has designed this specialization to give the next generation of Loyola students the practical skills demanded by the market, while fostering Loyola's mission of upholding the highest standards of ethics, promoting the fair administration of justice, and facilitating our commitment to serving the community. Loyola's renowned advocacy teams, experienced doctrinal and skills faculty, and extensive advocacy-related course offerings set the school apart in lawyering skills training. Students who complete the program will have a matchless opportunity for exposure to and concentrated study in the law and skills necessary to train as an advocate in a civil litigation setting. Loyola also has an entire building, the Girardi Building, specifically designed to offer students the best and most realistic experience in trial advocacy. The building includes the beautiful Robinson Courtroom, a classroom that replicates the design of a real U.S. courtroom. There, students present oral arguments, cross examine witnesses, and assist clients in fictional cases before faculty and real judges. The Civil Litigation and Advocacy Specialization will be recognized with the satisfactory completion of 17 units of prescribed coursework. This includes 17 units of required courses. Students may choose from the list of elective courses to supplement the required courses. Required Courses Evidence (4 units) Trial Advocacy (3 units) Civil Procedure (5 units) Torts or Contracts (5 units) [-]

LLM in Public Law

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

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 [+]

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Public 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. We also offer non-thesis programs as well as thesis programs. The program with thesis is composed of 3 core courses followed by 4 elective courses and is concluded with a thesis. The non-thesis program is composed of 10 courses and a final paper.... [-]


LLM Public International Law

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is designed for those who want a general public international law qualification, which can be tailored towards a particular specialist interest such as environmental protection, international trade, or human rights. [+]

LLM Public International Law The LLM Public International Law allows you to develop an excellent grounding in the techniques of argument and interpretation of international law, as well as providing you with the opportunity to acquire expertise in how these elements are put to the test in very different contexts, ranging from protection of the environment, regulation of world trade to humanitarian protection. With over 25 qualifying options, there is the flexibility to decide the extent to which you focus on any specialist area of public international law. Key facts The School of Law is consistently ranked among the world’s top law schools, placing 5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, and in the worldwide top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Since its introduction in 1987, our LLM programme has continued to grow in popularity and prestige and now attracts some 140 to 160 students each year, from more than 50 countries, confirming its status as one of the leading LLM programmes available Research-led teaching means that you will be exposed to current issues, advanced debate, and innovative thinking and regular guest seminars and lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners complement teaching in the school Dedicated resources for students in the school, including a Legal Skills Advisor who delivers workshops and one-to-one sessions, a Law School computer room, and a Law Reading Room in the Hallward Library, contribute to a unique and positive learning experience The school enjoys professional relationships... [-]

LLM in Public Law

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Istanbul

Public Law LLM Program’s main purpose is to create an opportunity for students thriving to specialize on preferred subjects. Along with students who earned their bachelor’s degree in law, the program is designated to serve as a substantial and practical basis for participants who completed their studies on law related programs such as bureaucrats, public/private sector executives and management trainees. [+]

Masters of Laws in Public Interest Law . Public Law LLM Program’s main purpose is to create an opportunity for students thriving to specialize on preferred subjects. Along with students who earned their bachelor’s degree in law, the program is designated to serve as a substantial and practical basis for participants who completed their studies on law related programs such as bureaucrats, public/private sector executives and management trainees. The Public Law LLM program will widen the perspective of its participants by adapting to the ever-changing legal environment and focusing on contemporary legal topics. The curriculum is designed especially around the framework of Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights Law and European Court of Human Rights and Turkish Constitutional Court practices. Teaching language is Turkish. The program requires a thesis for graduation. Course schedules are arranged according to working students. [-]

LL.M. in Corporate and Securities Law

The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months September 2017 USA Washington DC + 1 more

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty, plan a course of study in one of the following concentrations: Law and Technology, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. [+]

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty, plan a course of study in one of the following concentrations: Law and Technology, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. Foreign LL.M. students have the option to pursue a curriculum that helps prepare them for a U.S. bar examination, while acquire a broad understanding of the U.S. common law system. Through the law school's extensive curricular offerings, LL.M. candidates enhance their knowledge for practice by acquiring significant expertise in the area of specialization they have selected, as well as honing their skills in U.S. legal research, analysis, and legal writing. Committed to providing the highest quality legal education in an increasingly global society, the Columbus School of Law offers its LL.M. degree program to graduates of U.S. and foreign law schools. For more than 100 years, the law school has trained many of the nation's most distinguished lawyers and judges. In law firms, federal and local government, the judiciary, and the public sector, our graduates are recognized for their knowledge, competence and ethical practice. In line with our Catholic mission, the Columbus School of Law instills its students with a quest for social justice and a profound duty to apply their legal knowledge and skills to the promotion of the common good. LL.M. in Corporate and Securities Law The Securities Law concentration supplies the students with depth of background in a... [-]

LLM International and European Union Law

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

This unique and innovative LL.M. provides you with the skills to analyse the legal effects of economic integration and its consequences for the rule of law, democracy and human rights. [+]

Masters of Laws in Public Interest Law . Are you ready to study the legal effects of economic integration? 
Economic integration affects our lives in multiple ways and is often translated into policy and law. Think of the role of law in the process of European integration and in bodies such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in regulating international trade. This unique and innovative LL.M. provides you with the skills to analyse the legal effects of economic integration and its consequences for the rule of law, democracy and human rights. 
Profit from our international and approachable teaching staff who are also active in the legal practice. After completion you are able to provide profound legal advice in the field of international and European law and economic integration to both public and private entities. Acquire active working knowledge of the trade rules of the EU and the World Trade Organization (WTO) Develop excellent legal advisory and cross-cultural communication skills and get prepared to provide profound legal advice to both public organisations and private companies Receive education by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid (international) academic background as a wealth of experience from commercial and legal practise.
 Benefit from discussions with well-known academic scholars and practitioners, such as judges, politicians and representatives of international organizations.   What aspects does the programme cover?  In the first block you will learn how European and International institutions encourage market integration. You will acquire active working knowledge of the trade rules of the EU... [-]