Master in Law Studies

Top 150 Masters Programs in Law Studies 2017

Law Studies

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

As people around the world become increasingly connected with one another, the effects of law and regulations reach farther than ever. Therefore, those wishing to go into this legal field often cultivate a background in international studies.

Masters Program in Law Studies

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Master in International Business Law

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The MDP in International Business Law (IBL) is a two-year research-oriented Master´s programme where you will become an internationally-oriented business law professional well-qualified for a career in legal practice and academia. [+]

Masters Programs in Law Studies. As economic life is affected by globalisation, it is important for successful business law professionals to have extensive knowledge of international business law. The MDP in International Business Law (IBL) is a two-year research-oriented Master´s programme where you will become an internationally-oriented business law professional well-qualified for a career in legal practice and academia. In the IBL programme you will be able to: Increase and deepen your knowledge and understanding of business law, including contract law, company law, IP law, competition law and commercial dispute resolution Further develop your analytical, legal argumentation and communications skills Develop research skills and business law knowledge in order to continue your studies in a PhD programme Study in an international and multicultural environment with students and staff from all over the world Network with potential employers and other potential future colleagues in the field of international business law The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 13 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The teaching language of the programme is English. At least 75% of the degree must be completed fully in English (e.g. seminars, seminar papers and similar written work, exams and... [-]

International Law (LLM)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

This degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to international law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the foundational principles of public international law and advanced conceptual insights into theories underpinning the legal status of international organisations and their role in the settlement of international disputes. [+]

You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject, acquiring a systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law. Ultimately, by maximising your academic potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context you will enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia. Why study LLM International Law at Middlesex University? Middlesex University School of Law is truly international in its outlook, with our faculty comprising multilingual expert academics from across the globe. Influencers on the world stage, our academics include business and human rights expert Dr Nadia Bernaz and Associate Professor of International Law Dr Elvira Dominguez-Redondo and Professor of International Law William Schabas, who have both worked with the United Nations. Course highlights - Taught by leading experts in international law worldwide who represent different disciplines and legal traditions, this specialism opens the professional horizons of students to legal careers in any jurisdiction - Gain a specialised and comprehensive knowledge in subjects related to international law, and advanced conceptual insights explaining the impact of international law on international relations and contemporary concerns such as globalisation, the use of armed force, transnational trade, terrorism, governance and the regulation of ownership over territory - There may also be internship opportunities in... [-]

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. [+]

Masters Programs in Law Studies. 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... [-]

Official Master's Degree In Law And Economics

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus Full time May 2017 Spain Madrid

This program provides access to the title of University Master's Degree in Economic Analysis of Law from the Complutense University of Madrid. [+]

This program provides access to the title of University Master's Degree in Economic Analysis of Law from the Complutense University of Madrid. The credits earned in the Master will be recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education Area. Why study this Master? Economic Analysis of Law has become a fundamental working tool for a professional career. This Master will open the doors to a successful career, both work in law firms or consulting firms to serve in positions of government, public bodies or international organizations. It also allows professional development in academia as being an official degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, giving direct access to the development of the doctoral thesis and obtain the degree of Doctor access. This program offers a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary postgraduate studies-and officers-in Law and Economics. Economic Analysis of Law is a relatively new discipline that has gained great importance in the last twenty years. Is an innovative approach that has been taught with growing influence in the most prestigious universities in the world. It is a methodology applied to problems of a legal or institutional nature, principles and reasoning economic, placing special emphasis on efficiency standards, contracts and institutions in general. The Master is primarily intended for graduates in Law, Economics, Political Science and Social Science graduates overall. In short it is an excellent program for graduates of different specialties and profiles who want to train in the applied mainly to economic reasoning... [-]

International Economic Law (LL.M.)

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time October 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow Germany Lüneburg + 2 more

The two-year dual degree study programme focuses on international economic law and has been jointly developed by the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Leuphana [+]

Masters Programs in Law Studies. The two-year dual degree study programme focuses on international economic law and has been jointly developed by the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Leuphana University of Lüneburg. BACKGROUND AND AIMS Integrating public and private economic law, the programme brings together two areas of law that are often covered independently in legal literature as well as in teaching. This division will be overcome within the framework of this programme to provide students with a holistic approach on international economic law that characterises this area of law in practice. The programme aims to deliver a broad, scientific and profound engagement with the players and structures of international economic law (first study year in Lüneburg) and, as well as to facilitate an additional specialisation in one of the core subjects of international economic law such as Corporate & Financial Law, International Commercial Law, International Competition Law & Policy or Intellectual Property & the Digital Economy (second study year in Glasgow). The blend of compulsory modules and electives therefore constitutes a unique feature of the programme enabling students to aquire in-depth knowledge in the various fields of international economic law basic command of the functions of international markets and relations the ability to analyse the opportunities and limits of global relationships and international regulations concerning international economic aspects ideal preparation for the application of economic issues within the global framework. On successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International... [-]

LLM in American Legal Studies

Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 12  September 2017 USA San Diego + 1 more

The Thomas Jefferson Residential LLM Program enables foreign students to study American law – with opportunities to specialize in cutting edge areas. [+]

The Thomas Jefferson Residential LLM Program enables foreign students to study American law – with opportunities to specialize in cutting edge areas. The Program Includes: Introduction to American Law for Foreign Students Core American Law courses taken with JD students Practice Skills Classes Bar Preparation Classes Expert Faculty Mentors in Many Specializations Earn a Master's Degree LLM Studying in San Diego, California, America's Finest City American Legal Studies LLM with specialization in Intellectual Property International Trade & Investment Sports & Entertainment Law General American Law Eligibility to take American bar exams in some jurisdictions Practice Skills Oriented Classes Expert Bar Preparation Work Directly with Your Own Faculty Advisor to Plan Your Program of Study ABA Acquiescence in All Graduate Programs Enjoy Beautiful San Diego Application Requirements In order to complete an on line application, students must submit: An official transcript indicating a degree in law, JD or non-U.S. equivalent A resume reflecting educational and work history as well as other information relevant to the consideration of an application to the LLM program A personal statement/statement of interest. The statement should be generally 2-3 pages double spaced Interview – All students will be required to interview with the Admissions Department in person or via Skype. International Students must also submit: English translated and independently evaluated copies of transcripts. The Law School Admission Council (LLM) and World Educations Services (WES) can provide the necessary evaluation services necessary to demonstrate equivalency to the U.S. grading system. Thomas Jefferson School of Law recommends these... [-]

Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 15  July 2017 Singapore

The Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London) programme aims to provide students with a unique opportunity to study commercial law in two major commercial hubs, Singapore and London. The programme is designed to give you a broad overview of Asian commercial law in Singapore followed by the opportunity to build on this knowledge by going into more depth in London, through more specialised taught modules as well as a dissertation. [+]

Masters Programs in Law Studies. The Dual LLM in Commercial Law (Singapore and London) programme aims to provide students with a unique opportunity to study commercial law in two major commercial hubs, Singapore and London. The programme is designed to give you a broad overview of Asian commercial law in Singapore followed by the opportunity to build on this knowledge by going into more depth in London, through more specialised taught modules as well as a dissertation. This is a highly intensive 15-month degree programme where you will gain insight into the legal underpinnings of commerce in the East and West. On successful completion you will be awarded 2 LLM degrees, 1 from Queen Mary University of London and 1 from Singapore Management University in Singapore. This programme: Provides an expert and in-depth understanding of the workings of commercial law and the application of the law to everyday practice. You will also gain the ability to assess critically and comment upon the current state of the law from an international and transnational perspective and conduct advanced research in this area of law. Has a major focus on international and comparative issues, and on the importance of legal principles, rules and laws underlying business and commercial relationships. You will be equipped with a thorough understanding of key aspects of commercial law from multiple perspectives. Will allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of different regions' approaches to resolving commercial problems. This is a fully integrated programme where you will stay connected... [-]

LLM Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights

Leiden University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 2 more

The International Children’s Rights is a one of a kind program, offering an advanced master (LL.M) dedicated to the rights and interests of children from a legal perspective. [+]

The International Children’s Rights is a one of a kind program, offering an advanced master (LL.M) dedicated to the rights and interests of children from a legal perspective. Today – more than 25 years after the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – the role of international, regional and domestic systems in issues of child protection, participation and empowerment is ever-growing, and requires in-depth specialization. Multi-layered and interdisciplinary International children’s rights is a unique area of law because it is multi-layered (covering international, regional and national legal systems) and interdisciplinary in its scope. The program provides an in-depth study of the field of children’s rights, and pays particular attention to its intersection with diverse fields of law, including human rights, civil, criminal, humanitarian, family and migration law. The multi-layered and legal interdisciplinary nature of the program is an essential element in acquiring specialist knowledge on the meaning and implications of international children’s rights for the position of children at the international and domestic level, in both the developed and developing world. Our programme is characterised by small-scale teaching, which encourages intensive interaction between students and lecturers. Students in our Advanced Masters programmes come from various countries, and from diverse cultures, which contributes to a truly international study environment. Activities In addition to our academic staff, which comprises renowned international legal experts in the field of children’s rights, the program offers students the opportunity to meet and discuss hot topics effecting children with guest lectures... [-]

LLM Criminal Justice

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

This course offers a distinctively contextual approach to criminal justice and examines the theoretical, comparative and international aspects of criminal process and the penal system. [+]

Masters Programs in Law Studies. As well as providing substantive information about criminal law and its enforcement, the LLM Criminal Justice encourages students to engage with the methodological foundations of research and scholarship, and to appreciate their implications for penal policymaking and practice. The emphasis is on understanding issues, problems, institutions, processes and cultures of penal law and policy, against a backdrop of ever-increasing globalisation in criminality and law enforcement across national boundaries. Criminal Justice teaching and scholarship in the school is founded on the reputation and achievements of Sir John Smith, one of the greatest academic lawyers of the 20th century. Generations of lawyers across the common law world were first introduced to the subject by Smith and Hogan's Criminal 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... [-]

LLM in European and International Tax Law

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Master's Programme in European and International Tax Law offers a unique combination of specialist courses in both direct and indirect taxation with special focus on EU law, designed to meet the demands of the market for cutting-edge knowledge on multi-jurisdictional tax issues [+]

Programme overview

Taxes are at the heart of many decisions in business and government. In a world where trade is global, knowledge of only domestic rules is inadequate. With our Master's in European and International Tax Law you will be able to help businesses and institutions operate in a worldwide context with the European Union's legal framework in focus.

The European Union is one of the world’s largest and most important economies. Those interested in doing business within EU member states must know the tax rules and practice of relevant laws. In this programme you will gain a deeper understanding of the European Union’s legal system and how the tax laws of EU’s internal market operate in a crossborder context. Furthermore, you will learn how to find and use EU and international legal material.... [-]


LL.M. International Litigation and Arbitration

University Of Zurich - Faculty of Law
Campus Part time 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 Programs in Law Studies. 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, comprising approximately 420... [-]

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  February 2018 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 understand their complexity and have the necessary legal skills and management capacities. [+]

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 specialise 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 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 think... [-]

Master in International Law, Diplomacy and International Relations

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The two-year Master’s in International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy prepares students for global careers in law and international relations. [+]

Masters Programs in Law Studies. The two-year Master’s in International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy prepares students for global careers in law and international relations. In the current era of dynamic political forces and globalization, cooperative measures in politics and international security are at the forefront of global policy. With increased trade and communication across different channels and platforms, individuals with diplomatic prowess and an international outlook are in demand to address the many constant political and legal challenges. Diplomacy is a key skill, imperative to mediate conflicts and regulate the escalating matters between states and major international actors. The various cultural, economic, historical, legal and political factors at play make this field a compelling career choice for astute and ambitious leaders, keen on peacefully shaping our world. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognized worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. The exclusively designed course schedule includes evening classes from 4:30pm to 8:00pm in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. CAREER PROSPECTS There are abundant and rewarding opportunities at a regional and global level for our graduates. This course exceptionally... [-]

Master International Maritime Law and Logistics

Kühne Logistics University - KLU
Campus Full time September 2017 Malta Valletta Germany Hamburg + 2 more

This degree will qualify you to master groundbreaking logistics challenges and legal issues. Learn to navigate through the new laws that govern the sea and maritime operations. They are designed to protect the environment and maintain human rights in the societies and communities involved. Acquire experience in analyzing the legal issues that arise at sea and along the world’s coastlines. Find out how to organize logistics operations based on your knowledge of the legal issues. You will have the skill set necessary for assessing the financial implications of legal decisions in logistics. And you will experience how this fast-paced field has become a building [+]

Check out this brand new Master of Science, that the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta will start again in October 2017 in cooperation with Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg!

This degree will qualify you to master groundbreaking logistics challenges and legal issues. Learn to navigate through the new laws that govern the sea and maritime operations. They are designed to protect the environment and maintain human rights in the societies and communities involved. Acquire experience in analyzing the legal issues that arise at sea and along the world’s coastlines. Find out how to organize logistics operations based on your knowledge of the legal issues. You will have the skill set necessary for assessing the financial implications of legal decisions in logistics. And you will experience how this fast-paced field has become a building block of modern society.... [-]


LLM in European and International Business Law

Karoli Gaspar University
Campus Full time October 2017 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. [+]

Masters Programs in Law Studies. 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 Planned commencement of the program: Fall semester 2017 Teaching venue: Budapest, Hungary (EU) PROGRAM STRUCTURE This is a full-time program of 60 ECTS credits. The program offers 24 different courses focusing on various aspects of European and international business law. About half of all courses are optional, offering different varieties of specialization. Lecturers are renowned professionals of 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 program. The program is concluded with the defense of the master thesis and passing the final exam. The academic year is divided into five teaching modules, each consisting of five teaching weeks and one week for exams. Besides classroom lectures and seminars, the possibility for valuable insights into relevant legal practice represents the other form of learning benefits for participants. In order to obtain professional experience and create a network of contacts, participants in the LLM programme will have the opportunity to engage in unpaid internships and take part in the operation of law firms with extensive European and international practice in legal matters. ADMISSIONS CRITERIA AND THE APPLICATION PROCESS Applicants should have a degree in law from a recognized university and a... [-]