Master's Program in Law

Best 58 Master Programs in Law 2017

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

The field of law focuses on the study of the system of rules put in place to govern behavior within a society. Different sets of laws exist for different societies, and law students usually focus their education on local or international law.

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Master Public Economics, Law & Politics

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Lüneburg

The effectiveness and legitimacy of modern states is largely determined by the complex interaction of politics, law, and business and economics. Lately, in particular, these interactions have been affected. [+]

Masters Programs in Law. The effectiveness and legitimacy of modern states is largely determined by the complex interaction of politics, law, and business and economics. Lately, in particular, these interactions have been affected by dynamic transformation processes resulting from globalization and internationalization trends. This has led to the formation of modified statehood forms and new patterns of relationships between state, society and the economy. The Master's degree in Political Science – Public Economics, Law and Politics applies a theoretical and methodological, as well as problem-oriented and integrated, political analysis of these dynamic interactions. CONTENT AND RATIONALE Studies in political science at Leuphana Graduate School combine disciplines, which traditionally deal with the relationship of state, society, and business and economics. Questions, issues and approaches to solutions resulting from these intricately interwoven relationships are analyzed and treated from the joined perspectives of political science, economics and law. The focus is placed on the causes, background, as well as social and economic effects and consequences, of government action. Thus, the course aims at achieving a comprehensive reflection on the relationship between politics, law and economics by applying the tools provided by political science as a discipline, reinforced by interdisciplinary observations. This course of study is part of the scholarship program Public Policy and Good Governance of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Every year, DAAD selects around ten scholarship holders from Central and South American, African and Asian countries to come and study at Leuphana Graduate School. They enhance the experience of studying on this program by lending it an international perspective. [-]

LLM Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights

Leiden University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Netherlands Leiden + 1 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 and representatives from NGO’s and international organizations, such as the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the International Labor Organization, as well as with prominent practitioners working in the field of children’s rights. The program also includes a trip to Geneva to attend a session of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, and meet with other international organizations operating at the international arena on issues relating to children’s rights. For whom? law graduates in possession of a full law degree (offering access to legal practice) or legal professionals. graduates who hold a degree at an equivalent level in another discipline with a sufficient background in or understanding of law and/or sufficient professional experience in the field. Tuition fee €15,000 Interested? If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/international-childrens-rights/en/introduction. [-]

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 2017 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. [+]

Masters Programs in Law. 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 about pursuing an international career after graduating with the MLaw or MLE. They may find that the MIL is just the right programme for them.... [-]

Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Online & Campus Combined Part time 14  November 2017 Austria Vienna

The Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law provides you with the skills needed to communicate, manage, and lead more effectively across the combined business, legal, and regulatory specialties. [+]

This postgraduate program is tailored specifically for people without a law dregree working at the intersection of law, business and technical fields. Target Group Executives who frequently have to deal with legal issues in their daily work Practitioners from law departments aiming to enriching their know-how in European Business law High potentials seeking to further develop profound knowledge in business law You benefit in many ways: Get to know European Business Law by way of a comprehensive curriculum Ideal study conditions with a limited number of participants Benefit from our faculty of renowned professors and experienced practitioners Build up your comprehensive personal network by becoming a member of the WU Executive Academy alumni community Admission requirements First University degree (e.g. Bachelor) Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience Proficiency in English [-]

Master of Laws (General)

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 36 - 60  August 2017 USA Dallas + 1 more

The general LL.M. program offers law graduates an opportunity to broaden their backgrounds in certain specialized areas of law by enrolling in advanced courses and seminars and by engaging in specialized research. Most students seeking this degree concentrate in areas such as corporate and commercial law, international law, intellectual property law, legal practice and procedure, natural resources law, or property law. [+]

Masters Programs in Law. The general LL.M. program offers law graduates an opportunity to broaden their backgrounds in certain specialized areas of law by enrolling in advanced courses and seminars and by engaging in specialized research. Although the School of Law awards no specific subject designated LL.M. degrees under this program, most students seeking this degree concentrate in areas such as corporate and commercial law, international law, legal practice and procedure, natural resources law, or property law. For degree requirements To receive the general LL.M. degree the student must meet all of the following requirements: (A) Residence in the School of Law for no fewer than two terms if a full-time student and no fewer than three terms if a part-time student. (B) Completion of 24 term hours in courses, seminars, or research and writing recommended by the student's academic adviser. A student entering the program must have an average of C or 2.00 on all courses taken. The requisite G.P.A. of C or 2.00 must be obtained in the first 24 credit hours. A student will not receive credit for a course or seminar in which his or her grade is below D or 1.00. With prior approval of the Committee on Graduate Legal Studies, a student may take four of the required 24 term hours in graduate programs of Dedman College (SMU's school of humanities and sciences), in Perkins School of Theology, or in the Cox School of Business. The student will receive law school credit on completion of all work to the instructor's satisfaction, but the grades will not be computed into a student's law school average. The student may be permitted to undertake directed research for a one- to three-hour graded paper if the student can obtain a faculty sponsor. A student has the option of writing a Master's thesis (for four to six credit hours). This thesis must be written under the direction of a professor at the School of Law and must be approved by both the professor and the Committee on Graduate Legal Studies. After the supervising professor approves the thesis, the student must submit four copies of the thesis to the Committee on Graduate Legal Studies at least 60 days before the date on which the student seeks to receive the degree. In writing the thesis, the student must comply with committee instructions. A thesis is either approved or disapproved; it is not graded. (C) Completion of all requirements within 36 months from the date of initial registration as a graduate law student. However, a candidate continuously enrolled as a part-time student has 60 months to complete all requirements.   How to Apply Admission Criteria Admission to this program is by selection. An applicant for admission to the general LL.M. degree program must hold a J.D. degree. If applying for this program and you are an international student, you will also have to comply with the admission criteria for the LL.M. for Foreign Law School Graduates.    Application Requirements Applicants to the LL.M. programs (For Foreign Law Graduates, Taxation, and General) must submit the following: - completed application Application Instructions in PDF format (For the accessibility version, please click here) Download the LL.M. Application in PDF format (For the accessibility version, please email bheine@smu.edu) LSAC (Law School Admissions Council) Electronic Application personal statement (including why you are interested in entering the graduate degree program) résumé two letters of recommendation $75 (U.S. dollars) nonrefundable application fee payable to SMU Dedman School of Law. certified undergraduate and law school transcripts. Transcripts must be mailed directly to the Admissions Office from your schools. In addition, international applicants must submit personal and bank certifications of sufficient financial resources to cover anticipated tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. These certifications must be in U.S. dollars. International applicants for whom English is not the first language also must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151 Princeton, New Jersey 08541 (www.TOEFL.org). The score must be reported to the Admissions Office directly from the Educational Testing Service. It is important when applying that you indicate on the TOEFL form the code number 6660, department code 03, to ensure that your score is sent to SMU Dedman School of Law. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 575 or its equivalent. Students whose TOEFL score does not meet these requirements can apply for conditional admission subject to the student successfully completing sufficient English as a second language course at SMU or another institution. Application Deadline Applications for LL.M. programs are processed on a continuous basis beginning in early December. It is in your best interest to submit your application as early as possible with all supporting documentation. Applications will be accepted on a space-available basis. Applications will be reviewed upon completion, and decisions will be made shortly thereafter. Financial Aid  The SMU Financial Aid Office is available to assist students in obtaining student loans. Scholarships SMU Dedman School of Law typically will offer some scholarship aid to most of our LL.M. students.  All applicants are automatically considered for partial scholarships.  In addition to the partial scholarships, we do offer a few full scholarships.  A separate application for these scholarships is not necessary. For further information, please contact the Office of Graduate Legal Programs by email at bheine@smu.edu or by telephone at 214-768-2758 or toll free at 1-888-768-5291. 2016-2017 Tuition, Fees, Estimated Expenses for General LL.M.   Tuition         $45,433  Fees             $5,664    Estimated Expenses    Books   $1,000  Living Expenses $15,000  Miscellaneous $2,500   Total $69,597* *Note: The total cost above does not include travel between the student’s home country and the Dallas area. If you are bringing family to the United States, you are required to show proof of an additional $7,000 for one dependent.  If you are bringing more than one dependent, in addition to the $7,000, you are required to show proof of $3,000 per dependent.   About Founded in 1925, SMU Dedman School of Law is a top-ranked tier-one private law school located in Dallas, Texas, and is situated in a tree-lined neighborhood, just minutes from the city center.  Established in 1949, the law school's graduate degree law programs have played an important role in training some of the foremost leaders around the world. We are proud our global alumni network - more than 2,000 graduates from 80 countries who hold prominent positions in government, legal practice, business, the judiciary, and legal education worldwide. 
 Exceptional Graduate Degree Programs SMU Dedman School of Law offers graduate degree programs for both U.S. and foreign trained lawyers. The LL.M. and S.J.D. Programs enhance careers in the private practice of law, teaching, and public service by teaching analysis and problem-solving skills for meeting the complex demands of our world. The programs increase the student’s understanding of legal theory and policies, broaden the student’s legal horizons, and encourage the development of legal research and writing skills. 
Studying in Vibrant Dallas, Texas SMU Dedman Law offers international students an opportunity to become part of a vibrant, diverse, scholarly community with the advantage of studying in Dallas - not only an international business center, but a dynamic cultural center situated midway between the east and west coast of the United States in a region known for its mild, sunny climate.  Dallas is the ninth-largest city and the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex make up the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is a sophisticated city with a thriving job market, high quality of life and relatively low cost of living. It is a great place to live and study! 

Globally Recognized Faculty The faculty includes scholars and innovators in a variety of fields, including constitutional law, corporate law, criminal law, environmental law, health law, intellectual property, national security law, oil and gas law, public interest law, and tax law. These scholars regularly engage the world by appearing before congressional committees, working with state and federal regulatory agencies, arguing before state and federal courts, working with corporate executives and nonprofits, and regularly appearing in the media to translate their research or offer commentary on important stories of the day. Studying law at SMU gives students access to an exceptional faculty engaged in timely and cutting-edge research often informed by years of experience. Learning Experience In addition to our diverse curriculum, students are invited to take advantage of the many activities outside the classroom. At SMU Dedman Law, your learning experience will be enriched through year-round international conferences and lectures, bringing prominent international figures to campus to discuss current global legal issues.  International LL.M. students take classes with American J.D. students and participate in our Inns of Court Program - a program that is introduced during orientation where students connect in small groups with fellow classmates, faculty, student leaders, career advisors, and alumni for a community experience throughout their time at SMU Dedman School of Law. A faculty member will serve as your personal academic advisor. Practicing lawyers from the Dallas Bar Association International Law section also serve as mentors for our students. Internationally Prominent Alumni International graduates of SMU Dedman School of Law have made an impact all over the world. Our international alumni network includes more than 2000 graduates in more than 80 countries. These professionals can be found at the highest levels of government, legal practice, and business. SMU’s international alumni represent a broad spectrum of legal systems, including those from Central and South America, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim. We strive for global geographic diversity in our student enrollments, and provide a high degree of individual attention and support for each international student. Sobchok Sukharomna ’81 Supreme Court President, Thailand Dr. Shen Shiaoming ’81 International Legal Consultant for  Mackenzie & Albritton LLP The Honorable S.M. Krishna ’59 Minister for External Affairs for India (2009-2012) Siriporn Chaiyasuta ’85 General Counsel, Chevron Europe, Eurasia and  Middle East Exploration & Production Limited Moath Alhussain ’11 Assoc. Counsel, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation Antonio M. Garza ’83 Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Dr. Helmut Sohmen ’66 Chairman and President, BW Group Dr. Hassan Okour ’07 Former Dean, Qatar Law School Jinsung Lee ’88 Justice, Constitutional Court of Korea Yukio Horigome ’71 Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan Hans Heppe ‘97 International Partner, Locke Lord LLP Honorary German Consul Student Life The law school is located on the northwest corner of SMU’s main campus – with the classroom buildings, administration building and law library forming what is called the “Law Quad.” This ideal location provides easy access to many of SMU’s wonderful student resources, including dining services, a premier fitness center, and health services center. [-]

Masters in European Union Law

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time September 2017 Romania Timisoara

The main objective of the programme is that the students acquire the competences allowing them to understand the European Union law in its relationship with the domestic systems of the Member States. Specific competences cover most of the essential aspects of European Union Law, from its general concepts and the mechanism of the European judicial control to the specifics of enforcement, recognition, consumer law, company law, tax law, and internet law. Foreign professors are invited each year for a series of lectures. The duration of study is 1 (one) year, and full attendance is required. [+]

The Faculty of Law of the West University of Timisoara has earned a reputation as one of the most important law faculties in Romania. Its curriculum is compatible with those of the other prestigious law faculties in Europe. On an international level, the faculty has on-going collaborations with peers from France (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Montpellier), Italy (Bologna, Padova, Udine), Hungary (Pécs, Szeged), Serbia (Belgrade, Novi Sad), but also outside Europe, such as China (East China University of Political Science and Law). Its professors of International and European Law have contributed to many notable results in international students’ competitions in international law, European Law and human rights. The main objective of the programme is that the students acquire the competences allowing them to understand the European Union law in its relationship with the domestic systems of the Member States. Specific competences cover most of the essential aspects of European Union Law, from its general concepts and the mechanism of the European judicial control to the specifics of enforcement, recognition, consumer law, company law, tax law, and internet law. Foreign professors are invited each year for a series of lectures. The duration of study is 1 (one) year, and full attendance is required. Main course titles Principles of EU Law EU Institutions and Procedures Human Rights in the EU Conflicts of Laws and of Jurisdiction in the EU Competition and Consumer Protection EU Law EU Fiscal Law EU Law of Financial Institutions EU Company Law EU Internet Law EU Social Law Potential labour market positions following graduation The current difficult legal problems of the European Union and of EU member states makes for specializations in the field of EU law to be very sought after. Graduates in complementary fields such as economy, finance, corporate may also benefit substantially from a specialization in EU law. Optional disciplines are grouped in packages, which complete the student’s specialization path. The student is responsible for choosing this path before the beginning of the university year during which the optional package is available. The period for writing the master’s thesis (dissertation paper) starts in the last semester of study. [-]

Master of Legal Administration

Bond University
Campus Full time 54  January 2017 Australia Robina

The Master of Legal Administration offers students with a non-law undergraduate degree the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law. [+]

Masters Programs in Law. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of an undergraduate program (or equivalent) at an approved Australian institution. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Master of Legal Administration offers students with a non-law undergraduate degree the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law. Students may complete a generalist degree or elect to specialise in a particular area of law, combined with up to four postgraduate subjects from other disciplines. PROGRAM STRUCTURE The Master of Legal Administration comprises 12 subjects: Compulsory Law Subjects (4) Advanced Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing Australian Legal System Principles of Contractual Liability PLUS Principles of Tortious Liability OR Criminal Law and Procedure A Law Electives (4) Students must choose four subjects from the list of postgraduate law subjects. General Electives (4) Students in the Master of Legal Administration may also undertake additional law electives or take up to four postgraduate subjects from other disciplines, such as Business, Humanities, Social Sciences or Communication and Media. PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES This degree does not qualify a graduate for admission as a legal practitioner; rather, the program is intended for students from other fields and professions who wish to supplement their knowledge of law in a particular area. [-]

Master of Laws in Public Law (Non-Thesis)

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 in Public Law (Non-Thesis)

 

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 non-thesis program is composed of 10 courses and a final paper.... [-]


Master of Laws

Macquarie University
Campus Full time January 2017 Australia North Ryde

The Master of Laws is designed to meet the needs of lawyers working in the area of environmental law or international law (or who wish to do so), as well as... [+]

Master of Laws

The Master of Laws is designed to meet the needs of lawyers working in the area of environmental law or international law (or who wish to do so), as well as for those seeking to extend their understanding of issues in environmental regulation.

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Builds your conceptual understanding and practical skills across a range of areas of environmental law, international environment law and international law Enables you to work with innovative researchers in the Centre for Legal Governance as well as the Centre for International and Environmental Law Gives you an interdisciplinary perspective, which is enhanced by students and staff from diverse backgrounds ... [-]

LLM

University of Dubai
Campus Full time 12  September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The College of Laws offers an LLM with two double majors and also gives students the option to earn an LLM with dual concentrations by combining any two majors. [+]

LLM The College of Laws offers an LLM with two double majors and also gives students the option to earn an LLM with dual concentrations by combining any two majors. Why LLM at University of Dubai? The UD LLM has been designed to prepare graduates for successful careers in both legal and non-legal organizations. The program will enhance critical thinking, increase oral and written communication skills as well as English language skills, improve decision-making in a rapidly-changing global environment, and reinforce the application of knowledge and skills in the area of problem-solving. The LLM program can be completed in 12 months. The instructional process will include a combination of classroom and moot court and contextualized real-world case-based learning to provide value-added hands-on experience and help students use their time effectively. The online learning portion of the curriculum will be enhanced using the MOODLE platform. The LLM has two unique concentrations in order to meet the need for professionals in these areas. Moreover, the program has been designed to permit the admission of students with any undergraduate degree from an accredited university who meet the necessary criteria. The UD LLM curriculum is of high quality and is integrated with an emphasis on applied learning. The LLM is delivered by well-qualified, practicing faculty members Arbitration & Dispute Resolution At the end of the LLM program, the student is expected to accomplish the following objectives which are common to LLM core courses: Think critically, analytically and communicate effectively in English as a legally trained professional by preparing, presenting, arguing and pursuing the point of view/case logically. Work in and lead dynamic international and UAE organizations in solving social and economic legal issues/ situations in specific legal fields. Apply written and oral communication skills in pursuit of legal professional goals. Goals/Objectives common to each of the LLM tracks: Develop local/global perspective and adapt to dynamic international and UAE cultural environments concerning social and economic development of UAE. Adapt, apply and analyze specialized law knowledge to improve the business environment and assist the UAE in social and economic development. Financial Crimes & Money Laundering Upon completion of the LLM program, students are expected to accomplish the following objectives which are common to LLM core courses: Communicate effectively and think critically and analytically English as legally trained professionals by preparing, presenting, arguing, and pursuing the point of view/case logically. Work in and lead dynamic international and UAE organizations in solving social and economic legal issues/ situations in specific legal fields. Apply written and oral communication skills in pursuit of legal professional goals. Goals/Objectives common to each of the LLM tracks Develop local/global perspective and adapt to dynamic international and UAE cultural environments concerning social and economic development of UAE. Adapt, apply, and analyze specialized law knowledge to improve the business environment and assist UAE in social and economic development. Accreditations CAA, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research – UAE The Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) is the Federal Government's Quality Assurance Agency charged with promoting educational excellence across diverse institutions of higher learning in the UAE. Through licensure of post-secondary educational institutions, and accreditation of individual programs, the Commission strives to assure high quality education, consistent with international standards. www.caa.ae Admission Requirement An applicant must provide the following documents for admission: Original Bachelor's degree certificate or certified equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR). Valid passport copy Four recent passport-size photographs (colored with white background) or in JPEG file format TOEFL/IELTS or equivalent certificate in original as stated under Admission Criteria. Pay non-refundable AED 1,800 for the enrollment fee (Admission/ID Card/Technology Fee). Transfer students must also submit original transcripts from the university/college they are transferring from. In addition, transfer students must submit the course syllabus and course description for each course they seek to transfer for credit. Transfer students into a Master’s Program must have received at least a “B” or equivalent for any course they wish to transfer. Students will be informed of the course(s) eligible for transfer within 48 hours by the Graduate Programs Office. [-]

LLM Master of Laws

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

This course allows you to mix and match from a wide range of module choices, in order to tailor your degree to your own personal interests. [+]

Masters Programs in Law. LLM Master of Laws The general LLM programme allows you to mix and match module choices, giving you the freedom to create a bespoke degree that is tailored to your interests and career aspirations. The freedom to choose from our range of over 45 modules, which cover a wide range of subjects, allows you to design a degree that best suits you. This means that, timetable permitting, you could combine International Sale of Goods with International Criminal Law, and International Investment Law with UN Law. Key facts The School of Law was ranked 41st best law school in the world, and 9th in the UK, by the QS World Rankings by Subject 2016 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 with international institutions, leading UK law firms, private industry and consultancies, government departments, both foreign and domestic, and non-governmental organisations Course details You must complete 120 taught credits from the full selection of modules available, in addition to the 60-credit dissertation, which can focus upon an area of your choice. Guidance and support on deciding a dissertation topic and designing your project will be provided through bespoke workshops and one-to-one support. Teaching The LLM programme operates small group seminar teaching wherever possible, allowing for an integrative and interactive learning experience. You are encouraged and expected to prepare for, and participate in, seminars so that you get the maximum benefit from these teaching sessions. Modular assessments All taught courses are assessed by examination or essay, or a combination of both. All assessments take place at the end of the spring term. Practice assignments, workshops on issues such as exam technique and time management, as well as one-to-one sessions with the Legal Skills Advisor are offered throughout the academic year to prepare you for these assessments. Modules Qualifying module options Advanced Copyright and Design Law Biodiversity and International Law Business and Human Rights Commercial Conflict of Laws Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Detention and Imprisonment in the International Criminal Justice System Economic and Social Rights EU Competition Law The European Convention on Human Rights General Themes and Principles of International Environmental Law Governance of the European Union International and Comparative Copyright Law International and Comparative Patent Law International and Comparative Penal Law and Human Rights International and Comparative Trade Mark Law International Aspects of Corporate Law and Insolvency International Commercial Arbitration International Consumer Protection International Criminal Evidence International Criminal Law International Financial and Monetary Law International Human Rights Law International Humanitarian Law International Investment Law International Law of the Sea International Law of Transboundary Pollution International Law of Treaties International Relations Law of the EU International Sale of Goods Law, Development and the International Community Law of International Carriage of Goods by Sea Law of International Trade Finance Law of Marine Insurance Maritime Law Mental Disability and International Human Rights Minorities and International Human Rights Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights and Criminal Justice Principles of Public International Law The Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in International Law Public Procurement in EU and International Trade Law Public Procurement Law Regional Human Rights Law Religion and International Human Rights Rights, Humans and Other Animals United Nations Law The World Trading System The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers. Many graduates either go into the legal profession or return to their previous legal careers with their experience and prospects enhanced by their experiences on the course. A large number also work with NGOs, or return to their countries with the relevant skills to help add to the future development of that country. A selection of graduates progress onto our PhD programme each year, in order to progress their academic career. These students often choose to stay at The University of Nottingham beyond their doctorate, with a number of our current academics having completed both the LLM or Masters and PhD programmes with us before becoming members of staff. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 93% of postgraduates in the School of Law who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £27,031 with the highest being £40,800.* * Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MASTER OF LAWS IN CROSS-BORDER BUSINESS AND FINANCE LAW IN ASIA (LLM)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time August 2017 Singapore

This LLM programme prepares students to advise on cross-border legal matters in the Asia region. [+]

The rise of Asian economies has fuelled demand for legal services in the region, especially in terms of structuring cross-border deals as well as dealing with transnational disputes. The aim of this LLM programme is to expose students to a broad range of legal issues in Asia are likely to encounter so that they will be better prepared to advise on cross-border matters in the region. Areas of study LLM courses are taught by a team of distinguished faculty members in SMU’s characteristic seminar-style and conducted exclusively for LLM students in small-size classes. A holistic approach to assessment is adopted – this includes class participation, research papers, group presentations and the final examination (which typically accounts for no more than 50% of the overall grade). Students can expect to immerse themselves in rigorous legal research and intellectual discourse, whilst, at the same time, forge close personal relationships with their peers and instructors. List of Prescribed Courses Law of Mergers and Acquisitions International Business Law: An Asian Perspective Trusts and Wealth Management in Singapore and Hong Kong Financial Regulation in Singapore, Hong Kong and Greater China Foreign Investment Law in Asia Beyond the Law: Regulatory Mechanisms in Cross-border Issues in the Asian Context List of Electives* Choose 2 from: Chinese Contract Law Business Defamation: Asian and Comparative Perspectives Islamic Law and Finance in Asia Intellectual Property Law and Policy: International and Asian Perspectives Commercial Conflict of Laws Asian and Global Trends in Information Technology Law Law and the Changing Media Environment: Lessons from Asia and Beyond * Not all electives will be offered in any particular academic year. The list of electives may also change from time to time. Admission Requirement Good Bachelor's degree in Law (or equivalent legal qualification) English proficiency test (IELTS/TOEFL), if your degree was not taught and examined in English Fees Application Fee (non-refundable):S$50 Registration Fee (non-refundable): S$400 (Singaporeans / Singapore Permanent Residents) S$500 (Foreigners) Covers the matriculation and examination fees, orientation activities, library and computer account. Tuition Fee: S$37,450 (inclusive of GST) Deposit before matriculation: S$5,000 1st installment is payable in Aug: S$16,225 2nd installment is payable in Dec: S$16,225 [-]

Master Of Law (llm)

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

The program allows for specialization in the subject of the Law on the theoretical and practical level. A postgraduate education at degree holders legal or related qualification and individuals who aim to work on subjects related to the legal science (Law profession, judiciary, solicitors, companies and private organizations, Public Service, Semi-Government Organisations, Local Government ( Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, diplomatic corps). The aim is to further develop and increase the level of knowledge, skills and abilities of people who will attend this program. [+]

Masters Programs in Law. Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Law (LLM, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Masters') Language of Instruction: Greek / English Mode of Study: Full / part-time attendance Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: General goals: The program allows for specialization in the subject of the Law on the theoretical and practical level. A postgraduate education at degree holders legal or related qualification and individuals who aim to work on subjects related to the legal science (Law profession, judiciary, solicitors, companies and private organizations, Public Service, Semi-Government Organisations, Local Government ( Municipalities and Communities), Public Organizations and Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, diplomatic corps). The aim is to further develop and increase the level of knowledge, skills and abilities of people who will attend this program. Emphasis is given to deepening in specialized areas of legal science who have important theoretical and practical significance and understanding of legal in a competitive European environment as it has developed in the European Union. This demonstrates the nature and function of the state of law through the admixture and the alliloepireasmo with European law, details the way in which the law is interpreted and applied in practice, particularly study both the theoretical aspects and disputes, and the production practical and applied knowledge in dealing with the current problems and challenges. Specific Objectives: Special aim of the Postgraduate Program in Law arises to improve the ability of understanding and application of specialized legal aspects of the practitioners of law in any industry if they are two basic parameters that contribute to the development of competitiveness in this area. Specific objective of the Programme is also the understanding of the challenges presented by the involvement of a Member State in the EU and in European law, as well as the challenges in the existing legislation at European and international perivaallon or in the field of trade and entrepreneurship, either on human rights and social justice. The Program prepares lawyers to address these challenges effectively. Students will have the opportunity to not elaborate on research and modeling and practice of law at both general and specific level. The program is structured in such a way that enables students to specialize in areas of particular interest, having a background knowledge and experience in legal science. Career Prospects: The program is aimed at graduates existing legal or related degree who seek to acquire additional qualifications that will help them in employment or better performance in a law office, a company, the public, banking, private or semi tomea.I development of knowledge Field of Law at postgraduate level and university level research will provide new opportunities for people who serve in this area and will improve the level of knowledge and management issues related to the sector Access to Further Studies: Graduates of this program will be able to pursue further studies in the field of knowledge of the Law at the doctoral level. [-]

Master of Laws - LLM

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The “Master of Laws - LLM” is offered in co-operation with the University of Bolton. With the growing importance of world trade and the global community, legal consultants are expected to look beyond national jurisdictions and understand issues of European and international law. [+]

Master of Laws - LLM The “Master of Laws - LLM” is offered in co-operation with the University of Bolton. With the growing importance of world trade and the global community, legal consultants are expected to look beyond national jurisdictions and understand issues of European and international law. The program focuses on the legal framework governing the European and international community, as well as various legal issues surrounding international trade and global markets. Employers now place a high premium on graduates with understanding for international corporate law issues. The LL.M program has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of graduates in law and non-law graduates, including practitioners, corporate consultants, academics, government officials and advisors to non-governmental organizations involved in or intending careers in corporate, European or international law. Graduates will be equipped with the skills necessary for a variety of careers in the legal and business profession. Students reading the LL.M will be able to customize their program, concentrating on areas such as EU and international law, corporate and financial law, and brand and marketing law. This highly flexible course is suitable for law graduates, non-law graduates and lawyers – anyone who will find an in-depth understanding of specialist areas of the law valuable in their career. Furthermore the program has a flexible delivery structure to accommodate the needs of working professionals and allow them to study in parallel with their professional obligations. In detail the courses are delivered over weekends, two weekends per month, and are scheduled in advance for the entire program duration. The LL.M program has strategic research themes which will enable the postgraduate student to attain specialist, cutting-edge legal and business knowledge essential in the new global legal and business environment. ‘Developing practical skills, critical thinking and comparative knowledge are also part of gearing up law and non-law graduates for the modern legal and business workplace. Students can rest assured that they will receive excellent support and the very best training at the University. Students after graduating from the program will have developed the skills and the knowledge to: Understand the substantive legal principles in European, international and corporate law Understand the substantive legal principles in a chosen area of study offered within the program Present findings and conclusions by means of an independent piece of academic research Program Structure The program will be taught by UNYP in full-time mode only which will comprise a one-year diet of study. There will be two teaching terms and the third term (including the summer) will be devoted to the student producing a supervised dissertation. The program has been specifically designed for working professionals, with lectures running over the weekends*. This structure has the least impact on current working commitments. The teaching model is designed to give students more time to reflect on the content of their courses and to engage more effectively in private study. The structure allows for the spread of contact hours over six weekends per course and gives students the opportunity to read material in advance of classes and prepare for more interactive sessions during their weekend contact time. *UNYP provides light refreshments during the breaks to students on this program The LL.M program comprises two taught core courses and a wide range of optional courses (electives), as well as a significant research component involving a dissertation. Core courses are: LAW7006 – Dissertation – Core – 40 credits LAW7021 – Research Methods – Core – 20 credits Each student must take 4 courses of the following electives: LAW7004 - Corporate Governance - optional - 30 credits LAW7010 - EU Public Law - optional - 30 credits LAW7011 - Financial and Economic Crime - optional - 30 credits LAW7013 - International Business Law - optional - 30 credits LAW7017 - Law of International Trade - optional - 30 credits LAW7020 - Public International Law - optional - 30 credits LAW7023 - Trade Mark Law and Policy - optional - 30 credits Teaching and Assessment The program includes a combination of lectures and participatory and problem-solving sessions led by specialist teachers. Students on the program have access to interactive law-learning software and a large number of dedicated electronic law resources. Career Opportunities Graduates of this program have a wide range of career choices open to them. These include practicing European and international law within the student’s home jurisdiction; a career with international institutions, corporations, consulting in the field of European law and corporate law or with a non-governmental organization; University teaching or further research. [-]

The LLM American Law Programme (for Non-U.S. Lawyers)

Boston University School of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Boston

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Masters Programs in Law. Foreign trained attorneys are increasingly called upon to handle the complex demands of their global clients -- clients whose cross-border interests implicate US law. The issues they face range far and wide: What’s the best legal structure for my company’s affiliate in the US? How does the First Amendment apply to the Internet? What liabilities does my company face if it lists on a US stock exchange? Will my company's merger violate US antitrust laws? To serve their clients or advise their companies, global lawyers must not only understand the substance of US law, they must also work effectively with their US-trained counterparts. They must understand US legal culture and how U.S. counsel are trained to "think," and they must possess highly polished legal English skills that allow them to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally. The LLM in American Law Program is specifically designed to prepare foreign lawyers for the challenge of global practice. In this program, students are fully-integrated into BU Law's JD classes, where they sit side-by-side with American students being trained in the tradition of US legal education. This means you will not only learn the substance of US doctrine in virtually any area of interest -- intellectual property, international business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, alternative dispute resolution, to name only a few -- but you will learn something equally as important: how US lawyers are trained to analyze legal questions and advocate on their clients' behalf. By the end of the year, we expect you will have developed skills to make you a more effective global practitioner. You will have gained unique insight into the "mind set" of US lawyers and others trained in the common law. You will have the necessary perspective to work across borders, and transact with lawyers from diverse traditions and backgrounds. In that sense, our American Law Program is anything but American. It's truly global. [-]