LLM- law and development


fayrouz

Hi, i'm a law school graduate from an African country and want to pursue my studies further and obtain an LLM in the international development domain. I'd known that "law and development" is a new LLM program found in some universities. I'd like to know ur views - which is better in this subject area; UK or US universities ? and which universities specifically? Finally would it better to go for "law and development" study - i.e. mix study of law and development- or studying pure development studies? I'd like a career in NGOs. Thanks

Hi, i'm a law school graduate from an African country and want to pursue my studies further and obtain an LLM in the international development domain. I'd known that "law and development" is a new LLM program found in some universities. I'd like to know ur views - which is better in this subject area; UK or US universities ? and which universities specifically? Finally would it better to go for "law and development" study - i.e. mix study of law and development- or studying pure development studies? I'd like a career in NGOs. Thanks
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There are quite a few law schools in the UK offering law/development programs: Start by researching Warwick, Manchester, and Nottingham - they have all different curriculum and focus areas, so your mileage may vary with each.

Some interesting stuff is actually happening with this field at law schools in the US. University of Washington in Seattle is offering a quite interesting Sustainable International Development Law focus, where LLM students mix with JDs and PhDs. It's supposedly quite dynamic.

And Tulane has a Law and Development LLM which is quite broad - covering various topics in environmental law, human rights, and even some EU law as well.

There are quite a few law schools in the UK offering law/development programs: Start by researching Warwick, Manchester, and Nottingham - they have all different curriculum and focus areas, so your mileage may vary with each.

Some interesting stuff is actually happening with this field at law schools in the US. University of Washington in Seattle is offering a quite interesting Sustainable International Development Law focus, where LLM students mix with JDs and PhDs. It's supposedly quite dynamic.

And Tulane has a Law and Development LLM which is quite broad - covering various topics in environmental law, human rights, and even some EU law as well.
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fayrouz

Thank you for your reply. and what about SOAS ??

Thank you for your reply. and what about SOAS ??
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Yes, SOAS offers a specialization in Law, Development and Governance.

Yes, SOAS offers a specialization in Law, Development and Governance.
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RJ

Hi, I'm applying for an LLM in Law and Development too. Was wondering if you've learnt anything useful about university rankings and good programs since your post in October?

All the best with your applications! :)

Hi, I'm applying for an LLM in Law and Development too. Was wondering if you've learnt anything useful about university rankings and good programs since your post in October?

All the best with your applications! :)
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Ishaan

You didn't answer the last question yet. What would be better? Mixed study of law and development or pure development studies?? What is the difference between the two? Thank you

You didn't answer the last question yet. What would be better? Mixed study of law and development or pure development studies?? What is the difference between the two? Thank you
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