About Us

LLM GUIDE is a website owned and operated by Pritzwalks GmbH & Co. KG. Our 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 However, if you happen to notice any gaps in our coverage, a missing program, or outdated information, please do not hesitate to send us an email using our Contact Form.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!


Our management and editorial team is based in Berlin, Germany.

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.

Ali Hassan, Accounts and Database

Ali Hassan is a United States national with intermediate German language skills living in Berlin since late 2012. He has a strong balance between business and technology insights and enjoys projects that leverage technology to realize improvements in business workflows. For LLM GUIDE, Ali focuses on content validation and special market research projects.

Emily Cataneo, Journalist

Emily Cataneo is an American journalist and writer based in Berlin, Germany. She’s been writing articles for LLM GUIDE and its sister site FIND MBA since February 2015. Her non-fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including the Financial Times, the Boston Globe and the Christian Science Monitor. When she’s not working for these sites, she’s usually writing fiction, riding her bike, traveling around Europe or reading a history book. Find out more about her at her website www.emilycataneo.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.

Pritzwalks GmbH & Co. KG also runs a sister website about MBA programs called FIND MBA and a website about management and executive training courses called NextExecutive.