About Us

LLM GUIDE's management and editorial team is based in Berlin, Germany. Begun in 2001, LLM GUIDE aims to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date directory of Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs, along with providing community tools and editorial content of interest to people interested in pursuing an LL.M. or a similar postgraduate law degree.

We do our best to stay current with everything related to the world of LL.M. programs. However, if you happen to notice any gaps in our coverage, a missing program, or outdated information, please do not hesitate to send us an email using our Contact Form. We greatly appreciate your help!


Headquartered in Berlin, LLM GUIDE features an international team of professionals, working from locations all over the world.

Michael Filtz, Managing Editor and Manager of Accounts

Originally from California, Michael's background is in community journalism. Since 2009, he has worked with a variety of different clients in both San Francisco and Berlin to develop and implement customized web content strategies. He's also a writer and video producer, and his work has appeared in a number of different publications, including The New Yorker and ZDNet. He has a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, is an avid runner and musician, and currently lives in Montréal. Read more about Michael Filtz on filtzexpress.com.



Vanessa Ellingham, Journalist

Vanessa Ellingham is a New Zealand journalist and editor in Berlin, Germany. She edits a human rights news site, as well as running a blog for a volunteer organization in Berlin that works to welcome the city’s newcomers, including refugees. She also writes freelance stories on arts, culture and education for publications in New Zealand, Denmark and Germany, including LLM GUIDE's sister site FIND MBA.




Beina Xu

Beina is a Berlin-based writer and filmmaker. She previously worked at the Wall Street Journal and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.





Seb Murray

Seb Murray is a London-based freelance journalist and editor with several years’ experience in print and online media. He writes regularly for titles such as the Financial Times, the Guardian and the Evening Standard, as well as a plethora of education and corporate magazines and websites. He reports on issues facing the world’s top higher education institutions and online education providers. 



Braden Bjella

Braden Bjella is an American writer and editor based in Berlin, Germany. His work spans multiple fields, including cultural criticism, music journalism, and more, with a central through-line being the influence legal and political matters can have on everyday life. He has been published in outlets like The Outline, Mixmag, Electronic Beats, and others.




Andrew Jenkins

Andrew is an accountants professional liability insurance adjuster in Chicago.  He will graduate from a Weekend JD program in 2022 with a concentration in compliance.





Matt Fink

Matt Fink is a Pennsylvania-based journalist whose work has appeared in Paste Magazine, Under the Radar, The All Music Guide, and others. He is currently a doctoral student at Kent State University.





LLM GUIDE is a website owned and operated by Pritzwalks GmbH & Co. KG, which also runs a sister website about MBA programs called FIND MBA, a website about Online MBA programs called FIND MBA Online, and one about executive education called Executive Courses.