Master of Laws in California USA

Top LLM Programs in California USA 2018/2019

LLM

An LL.M. is the first step towards academics in many countries. It presents many opportunity to specialize in a particular field or to undertake thorough research. It can also prove beneficial in obtaining a doctoral level degree in law.

An LLM (Master of Law) is an advanced law degree that helps prepare students with specialized legal training. Curriculums often combine research, coursework, and a thesis. LLM programs often take one to two years to complete.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

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LL.M. in Entertainment & Media Law

Southwestern Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2019 USA Los Angeles + 1 more

Southwestern offers the most comprehensive post-J.D. program of study leading to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Entertainment and Media Law in the country. Under the auspices of the law school’s Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute, Southwestern prepares current attorneys and new law graduates for practice in creative industries such as film, television, music, theater, advertising, sports and the news media. This LL.M. [+]

Southwestern offers the most comprehensive post-J.D. program of study leading to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Entertainment and Media Law in the country. Under the auspices of the law school’s Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute, Southwestern prepares current attorneys and new law graduates for practice in creative industries such as film, television, music, theater, advertising, sports and the news media. This LL.M.

Program features:

eight full-time professors with extensive industry experience and a roster of adjunct faculty that reads like a “Who’s Who” of the entertainment and media law bar a rich and varied curriculum including over 45 courses, ranging from foundational subjects to a vast array of more specialized topics a comprehensive externship program featuring placements in over 50 settings such as studios, guilds, agencies, law firms, etc. the Entertainment and the Arts Legal Clinic, where students provide business and legal services to independent filmmakers and other creative artists an Entertainment Law Firm Practicum a prestigious executive board and network of alumni an international entertainment law summer program in London, England the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law an award-winning entertainment law blog Program Requirements ... [-]

LL.M. Specializations for International Legal Practitioners (Focus on Technology and Global Intellectual Property Issues)

Southwestern Law School
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Los Angeles

Southwestern Law School invites inquiries from foreign law firms and individual international practitioners in the fields of technology, entertainment, and intellectual property, for specialized training proposals leading to the award of the LL.M. [+]

Southwestern Law School invites inquiries from foreign law firms and individual international practitioners in the fields of technology, entertainment, and intellectual property, for specialized training proposals leading to the award of the LL.M.

In an age-accelerated information and communication, the practice of law is becoming increasingly global. Southwestern Law School, located in the most culturally diverse city in the U.S., and a hub of entertainment and technology industries, offers individualized expertise and domain-specific knowledge in these and other areas. Beyond core courses in intellectual property and contract law, Southwestern offers the largest number of electives in entertainment and technology law, allowing for customized specializations for global practitioners. What will be the impact of re-negotiated international trade deals between the US and its neighbors? Who are the winners and losers in the U.S. net neutrality debate? How will the EU's Data Privacy Law impact innovation and competition? What is China's evolving position on trade secrets? How does Hollywood interact with international film industries in China, India, Nigeria, (and most recently Saudi Arabia)? In a world where the questions change as quickly as the answers, Southwestern trains its students to master fundamental legal concepts as well as industry-specific business practices, providing them the relevant context and skills to navigate emerging needs of their employers and clients.... [-]


General LL.M. (Individualized Studies)

Southwestern Law School
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Los Angeles + 1 more

Effective post-J.D. legal study provides the opportunity to explore areas of the law in more depth through a customized curriculum taught by leading experts in a stimulating academic environment. At Southwestern Law School, we offer an outstanding Master of Laws (LL.M.) program that fulfills that promise. [+]

Effective post-J.D. legal study provides the opportunity to explore areas of the law in more depth through a customized curriculum taught by leading experts in a stimulating academic environment. At Southwestern Law School, we offer an outstanding Master of Laws (LL.M.) program that fulfills that promise.

Southwestern’s flexible General LL.M. Program in Individualized Studies is designed for students who have already earned a law degree in the United States or abroad and would like to extend their legal studies in line with their own personal and professional goals.

As a student in Southwestern’s LL.M. program, you can create your own curriculum from a selection of over 150 courses focused in the area of law that will be of the most benefit to you. Over a quarter of our faculty have international experience. The LL.M. degree requires 24 credit hours of post-J.D. coursework and may be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis and may begin in fall or spring.... [-]


LLM in Taxation

University of San Diego School of Law
Campus Full time January 2019 USA San Diego

For almost 40 years, alumni of the University of San Diego School of Law’s LLM in Taxation program have gone on to practice successfully throughout California, the U.S. and the world. The LLM provides students with the theoretical and practical framework to become skilled leaders in the field of tax law. [+]

LLM in Taxation

Program Description

For almost 40 years, alumni of the University of San Diego School of Law’s LLM in taxation program have gone on to practice successfully throughout California, the U.S. and the world. The LLM provides students with the theoretical and practical framework to become skilled leaders in the field of tax law.

In order to apply to this Master of Laws program, you must have received your JD degree from a U.S. law school or you must have a law degree (such as a Bachelor of Laws) from an accredited institution in a country other than the United States.

The LLM in Taxation degree requires completion of 24 credits of coursework including five required courses: Corporate Tax (3 credits), Partnership Tax (3 credits), International Tax (3 credits), Taxation of Property Transactions (2 credits), and Tax Practice and Penalties (3 credits). Required courses can be waived by the director of the tax program upon good cause shown by any student. The remaining required credit hours can be selected from our broad selection of tax course offerings and (with permission of the director of the tax program) other related courses.... [-]


LLM in Comparative Law

University of San Diego School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2019 USA San Diego + 1 more

The LLM in  Comparative Law program is designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States.  Candidates for the LLM in  Comparative  Law are enrolled in two required courses,  Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Writing and Research. Other courses are electives and may be taken in any area of law. Students have the option of pursuing a Concentration in one of six popular areas of law. [+]

LLM in Comparative Law

Program Description

The LLM in Comparative Law program is specifically designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States.

Candidates for the LLM in Comparative Law are enrolled in two required courses, Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Writing and Research. Except for these two required courses, candidates in the Comparative Law program choose their courses from the same curriculum as JD students and other LLM students.

Students whose native language is not English are also eligible to receive extra time on examinations and the use of a translating dictionary, provided they submit a TOEFL/IELTS score at the time of admission.... [-]


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

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 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.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM) - Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Los Angeles

The Cybersecurity & Data Privacy LLM Specialization at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles offers students a slate of classes and experiential learning opportunities to prepare them for the evolving legal demands presented by emerging technology. [+]

The Cybersecurity & Data Privacy LLM Specialization at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles offers students a slate of classes and experiential learning opportunities to prepare them for the evolving legal demands presented by emerging technology. The first of its kind on the West Coast, this specialization draws on Loyola’s traditional strengths in areas like technology, criminal justice, data privacy, and IP law.

The Cybersecurity & Data Privacy LLM Specialization features professors and practitioners with unique expertise in the spheres of Silicon Beach, cybercrime law enforcement, and engineering and it capitalizes on the expertise of national security and related sectors based in Los Angeles. The specialization integrates the range of already existing cybersecurity classes, including Cyber & IP Crimes, IP in the Digital Age, and Technology & Privacy, and it includes brand new courses such as Incident Response & Investigation, and Cybersecurity & Regulatory Compliance.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM) - Criminal Justice Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Los Angeles

Students who complete the LLM Specialization in Criminal Justice will have a matchless opportunity for exposure to and concentrated study in the law and skills necessary to train as an advocate for a criminal prosecution or defense setting. [+]

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 LLM Specialization in Criminal Justice will have a matchless opportunity for exposure to and concentrated study in the law and skills necessary to train as an advocate for a criminal prosecution or defense setting.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM) - Intellectual Property Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Los Angeles

Intellectual Property is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing areas of legal practice and represents roughly 20 percent of the American economy. [+]

Intellectual Property is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing areas of legal practice and represents roughly 20 percent of the American economy. Technology and social media are enabling the rapid distribution of content to millions of mobile phones, laptops, and tablets across the globe, with new legal questions surfacing every day. Every lawyer, from the solo practitioner to in-house counsel to transactional and litigation lawyers in large firms will increasingly be faced with IP issues. LLM graduates with an IP Specialization will be prepared for the “knowledge” economy of the 21st century.

The Loyola Entertainment Alumni Network is one of the largest alumni networks in the world specifically focused on entertainment, media, and intellectual property. Externship opportunities held by Loyola students in just the past year read like a "Who's Who" of the entertainment business, and include companies such as NBC/Universal, Sony, Lionsgate, MTV Live Nation, Warner Brothers Television, HBO, Activision and many more.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM) - Entertainment & New Media Law Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Los Angeles

In addition, Loyola's Fashion Law Project offers unique symposia, rare industry networking opportunities and a cache of fashion business courses. Also, classes like Introduction to Negotiations and Right of Publicity prepare students for important sports management issues. [+]

Loyola Law School has been ranked 6th in Entertainment Law by The Hollywood Reporter, the leading magazine on the entertainment business. The LLM Specialization in Entertainment Law takes advantage of Loyola’s prime location in downtown LA (a media and fashion capital) and offers students a broad spectrum of courses, taught by leading faculty and practitioners in this field.

In addition, Loyola's Fashion Law Project offers unique symposia, rare industry networking opportunities and a cache of fashion business courses. Also, classes like Introduction to Negotiations and Right of Publicity prepare students for important sports management issues. Power agents and team executives regularly lecture. Finally, students can navigate the evolving electronic frontier with professors who teach classes like Digital Media & the Law, and Technology & Privacy.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM) - International Business Law Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Los Angeles

Loyola Law School’s specialization in International Business Law targets students interested in assisting companies in a globalized market. By specializing in this area, students will be able to advise clients on a plethora of issues, from the incorporation of a company to its corporate management, tax issues, and mergers and acquisitions. [+]

Loyola Law School’s specialization in International Business Law targets students interested in assisting companies in a globalized market. By specializing in this area, students will be able to advise clients on a plethora of issues, from the incorporation of a company to its corporate management, tax issues, and mergers and acquisitions.

Los Angeles and its Silicon Beach are an extremely busy market for international business lawyers. New and exciting startups are created on a daily basis. Some of the leading venture capitalists are located in the area, and deals are made to finance these startups, buy, or sell them. In addition to the startup world, Los Angeles is one of the top financial markets in the United States, second only to New York. Some of the top companies and firms are located in the city, and Loyola's prime location in Downtown LA allows students to be in close contact with the top players in the market.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM) - American Law

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Los Angeles

This program is designed for students who received their law degree from a school in a foreign country. The program is fully customizable and students will have the option to select courses that are more closely related to their interest and goals. [+]

General LLM

This program is designed for students who received their law degree from a school in a foreign country. The program is fully customizable and students will have the option to select courses that are more closely related to their interest and goals. Our Faculty Director, Professor Aaron Ghirardelli, will guide students through the selection of courses and the designing of the LLM curriculum. The General LLM program is usually chosen by students interested in becoming eligible to take the California or New York Bar Exam or by students having interest in areas of law that are not currently covered by one of our specializations.

LLM Specializations

Loyola Law School also offers specializations in several areas of law. Enrolling in a specialization is the perfect choice for students particularly interested in a particular area of law. The curriculum of each specialization has been carefully tailored to equip graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the specialized topic.... [-]


LLM in International Commercial Arbitration

Pepperdine University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Malibu

The LLM in International Commercial Arbitration is designed to combine a robust academic foundation, a capstone practice experience in which every student will gain experience in a mock international arbitration setting, methodical examination and practice of the negotiation and mediation processes, and enough electives for students to be able to take electives to sit for the New York or California bar exam. [+]

The LLM in International Commercial Arbitration is designed to combine a robust academic foundation, a capstone practice experience in which every student will gain experience in a mock international arbitration setting, methodical examination and practice of the negotiation and mediation processes, and enough electives for students to be able to take electives to sit for the New York or California bar exam.

Why Get an LLM from Pepperdine? Qualify for the NY or CA Bar While Focusing in ADR

With the increased use of dispute resolution, more international attorneys and judges are choosing to specialize in negotiation, mediation or arbitration while meeting the requirements to sit for the California or New York Bar exam... [-]


LLM in Dispute Resolution

Pepperdine University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Malibu

The LLM in Dispute Resolution is considered the premier program in dispute resolution and offers students the most amount of flexibility in their dispute resolution education. This 26 unit program is structured with a balance of theory and practice; students will focus on a variety of ADR mechanisms including negotiation, mediation and arbitration, as well as gain practice through the requisite Mediation Clinic and Externship program. [+]

The LLM in Dispute Resolution is considered the premier program in dispute resolution and offers students the most amount of flexibility in their dispute resolution education. This 26 unit program is structured with a balance of theory and practice; students will focus on a variety of ADR mechanisms including negotiation, mediation and arbitration, as well as gain practice through the requisite Mediation Clinic and Externship program.

Students can follow a more general course of study without a concentration, or declare a concentration in mediation, arbitration or litigation.

Available Concentrations Mediation

Students in the LLM in Dispute Resolution can pursue a concentration in Mediation. This concentration will allow students to use their electives to focus on aspects of the mediation process.... [-]


Online Masters of Law (LLM)

University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Online Full time 3 semesters September 2019 USA Los Angeles

Today’s most promising international students trained in law enroll in the USC online LL.M. program to learn the practical applications of the U.S. legal system. Upon graduation, these students can be viewed as incredibly valuable and highly resourceful legal experts in their home countries, specifically for multinational organizations, international law firms, and foreign governments. [+]

The USC online Master of Laws (LL.M.) is open to international law graduates with an LL.B. or equivalent degree. A J.D. degree alone does not satisfy the eligibility requirements for entry to the online LL.M. program.

Offered through the renowned USC Gould School of Law and taught by prominent USC law faculty, the online LL.M. classes can be tailored to individual interests and career goals.

Designed to meet the growing demand for U.S.-based legal study by international attorneys, judges, government officials, prosecutors, corporate legal counsel, bankers and recent law graduates, the in-demand USC online LL.M. program has earned the American Bar Association’s acquiescence.... [-]