LLM in Spain


Bluna
I have not heard about this program yet. Can you post the URL of the website?
I have not heard about this program yet. Can you post the URL of the website?
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erikaibz
Hi everybody,
I have been admitted to the IE program in International Legal Practice and I have been informed that after the program you are awarded an LLM.
You can have a look to the programs here
http://www.ie.edu/home/DegreePrograms/subhome_masters2_eng.php

Regards,

Erika
Hi everybody,
I have been admitted to the IE program in International Legal Practice and I have been informed that after the program you are awarded an LLM.
You can have a look to the programs here
http://www.ie.edu/home/DegreePrograms/subhome_masters2_eng.php

Regards,

Erika
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migsosa
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From the above posts, I cant tell which criteria are being used to distinguish an LLM from a Masters or Maestría.

It seems like were talking about different names for the same thing: a postgraduate law program designed for students who already hold a first degree in law and who seek further specialization in certain areas of legal knowledge and/or skills.

With the growing number of English-taught postgraduate law programs around the world, and not only in English-speaking countries or common-law jurisdictions, "LLM" has become the international abbreviation for Masters in Law.

The issue of what really constitutes an LLM is not as clear as it might be, due to a lack of uniform international standards in this area. There is even a lack of uniform national standards within the US legal education system.

In the US, the LLM degree is not regulated by any governmental body or accrediting agency. The ABA only acquiesces or in other words, determines that a LLM program does not negatively impact the US law schools JD program. Beyond that, its up to the individual US law school to determine what constitutes an LLM, in terms of its structure, content and other requirements.

In Europe, the situation is changing, as the Bologna process has established a procedure for official recognition and standardization of degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.

As from the present academic year 2007-2008, the LLM degrees awarded by IE are recognized by the competent education authorities as official masters-level degrees under the Bologna standards.
From the above posts, I can’t tell which criteria are being used to distinguish an “LLM” from a “Masters” or “Maestría”.

It seems like we’re talking about different names for the same thing: a postgraduate law program designed for students who already hold a first degree in law and who seek further specialization in certain areas of legal knowledge and/or skills.

With the growing number of English-taught postgraduate law programs around the world, and not only in English-speaking countries or common-law jurisdictions, "LLM" has become the international abbreviation for “Masters in Law”.

The issue of what really constitutes an “LLM” is not as clear as it might be, due to a lack of uniform international standards in this area. There is even a lack of uniform national standards within the US legal education system.

In the US, the LLM degree is not regulated by any governmental body or accrediting agency. The ABA only “acquiesces” – or in other words, determines that a LLM program does not negatively impact the US law school’s JD program. Beyond that, it’s up to the individual US law school to determine what constitutes an LLM, in terms of its structure, content and other requirements.

In Europe, the situation is changing, as the Bologna process has established a procedure for official recognition and standardization of degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.

As from the present academic year 2007-2008, the LLM degrees awarded by IE are recognized by the competent education authorities as official masters-level degrees under the Bologna standards.
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migsosa
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Hi everyone! I´m from Latin America and I was looking for a good LLM program in the UK, mostly because they are well recognized all over the world (along with the ones offered by american universities) and also because transnational companies doing business in my country tend to look for attorneys that hold that kind of degrees. For that purpose, I´ve been analyzing the content of these programs and, as far as I can see, they dont seem to have too much practical application in my country since they are pretty much local or european oriented. However, the IE´s master programs appear to be more useful because they focus in more practical and less academic subjects. So, I was wondering if anyone can give me a piece of advice in which one should I choose: the recognized one or the useful one; or maybe they are both useful and recognized.
Hi everyone! I´m from Latin America and I was looking for a good LLM program in the UK, mostly because they are well recognized all over the world (along with the ones offered by american universities) and also because transnational companies doing business in my country tend to look for attorneys that hold that kind of degrees. For that purpose, I´ve been analyzing the content of these programs and, as far as I can see, they don’t seem to have too much practical application in my country since they are pretty much local or european oriented. However, the IE´s master programs appear to be more useful because they focus in more practical and less academic subjects. So, I was wondering if anyone can give me a piece of advice in which one should I choose: the recognized one or the useful one; or maybe they are both useful and recognized.
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Steel
Go for the IE. It is one of the most respected in the world. It is kind of hard to be admitted though
Go for the IE. It is one of the most respected in the world. It is kind of hard to be admitted though
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The LLM at offered via IE in my opinion holds more value. Not only is the name recognised globally, but it seems to me to be the logical step from education to professional practise. The program is practical regardless of the area of law you wish to practise. It is very highly oriented towards business law, which is important as almost all law firms are looking for attorney who bring more value to clients in the form of business knowledge, which is taught at IE. You learn the law and business, but also to apply it too.
The LLM at offered via IE in my opinion holds more value. Not only is the name recognised globally, but it seems to me to be the logical step from education to professional practise. The program is practical regardless of the area of law you wish to practise. It is very highly oriented towards business law, which is important as almost all law firms are looking for attorney who bring more value to clients in the form of business knowledge, which is taught at IE. You learn the law and business, but also to apply it too.
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Thank u guys! I´ll take your advice. Is there any other program that you would recommend? If getting admitted in that one is really that hard, I think I should have some backups right? Do you have any other spanish or english LLM program in mind, that doesn´t required a perfect GPA and doesn´t receive one zillion gazillion applications annually?
Thank u guys! I´ll take your advice. Is there any other program that you would recommend? If getting admitted in that one is really that hard, I think I should have some backups right?… Do you have any other spanish or english LLM program in mind, that doesn´t required a perfect GPA and doesn´t receive “one zillion gazillion” applications annually?
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alflons
IE Law Student Group:
http://www.lawyrs.net/groups/163/ie-law-school-student-group
IE Law Student Group:
http://www.lawyrs.net/groups/163/ie-law-school-student-group
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