Criminal law in a LLM


Rodhlann

Hi,

Im studying now in France, and after that I want to improve my skills in common law. Im particularly interested in criminal law. So, Im looking for a great LLM specialized in criminal law.
I know that UPenn is quite good in criminal law, and also some universities of the Ivy League (Harvard or Columbia for example), but I dont have more details about this speciality in a LLM.

So do you know a LLM like that, or have some informations about this kind of program ?

Thank you in advance
Rodhlann

Hi,

I’m studying now in France, and after that I want to improve my skills in common law. I’m particularly interested in criminal law. So, I’m looking for a great LLM specialized in criminal law.
I know that UPenn is quite good in criminal law, and also some universities of the Ivy League (Harvard or Columbia for example), but I don’t have more details about this speciality in a LLM.

So do you know a LLM like that, or have some informations about this kind of program ?

Thank you in advance
Rodhlann
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trout_face

I looked around everywhere for a good criminal law program in the States (it seemed to me that criminal law tends to be neglected at a lot of US law schools - they seem more into corporate and constitutional stuff). The best I could find was Penn (it also happens to be Ivy League, which is nice). They have Professors Paul Robinson, Stephen Morse, Leo Katz, and Claire Finkelstein - all of whom are criminal law theorists who are extremely well thought of. I'm sure much depends on the particular branch of criminal law in which you are interested (substantive criminal law, theory, criminology, clinical criminal law, criminal process etc.), but I would definitely take a closer look at Penn. Let me know how you get on, would you? I'm interested to see what you find.

I looked around everywhere for a good criminal law program in the States (it seemed to me that criminal law tends to be neglected at a lot of US law schools - they seem more into corporate and constitutional stuff). The best I could find was Penn (it also happens to be Ivy League, which is nice). They have Professors Paul Robinson, Stephen Morse, Leo Katz, and Claire Finkelstein - all of whom are criminal law theorists who are extremely well thought of. I'm sure much depends on the particular branch of criminal law in which you are interested (substantive criminal law, theory, criminology, clinical criminal law, criminal process etc.), but I would definitely take a closer look at Penn. Let me know how you get on, would you? I'm interested to see what you find.
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2010app

I know that American University has their Law and Government Program (which provides a Concentration in Civil and Consitutional Rights AND a Specilization in Criminal Law).

http://www.wcl.american.edu/llmlawandgov/curricula.cfm

I am currently applying for their Tax LLM specilization, so I have no idea about their Crim Law program - except that they have one.

I know that American University has their Law and Government Program (which provides a Concentration in Civil and Consitutional Rights AND a Specilization in Criminal Law).

http://www.wcl.american.edu/llmlawandgov/curricula.cfm

I am currently applying for their Tax LLM specilization, so I have no idea about their Crim Law program - except that they have one.
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Rodhlann

Hi,

So, UPenn seems definitively to be one of the best university for criminal law. There are also Columbia and Harvard.
I also found a LLM in criminal law at university of Buffalo.
California Western School of Law and Chapman University School of Law have also LLM in trial advocacy which are specialized in criminal law.
There is also an interesting article about international criminal law on llm-guide (http://www.llm-guide.com/article/449/the-llm-in-international-criminal-law). There is an attractive double program between Columbia University and University of Amsterdam. However, in this article, it's more an international perspective which is presented.

Hi,

So, UPenn seems definitively to be one of the best university for criminal law. There are also Columbia and Harvard.
I also found a LLM in criminal law at university of Buffalo.
California Western School of Law and Chapman University School of Law have also LLM in trial advocacy which are specialized in criminal law.
There is also an interesting article about international criminal law on llm-guide (http://www.llm-guide.com/article/449/the-llm-in-international-criminal-law). There is an attractive double program between Columbia University and University of Amsterdam. However, in this article, it's more an international perspective which is presented.
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alexm2010

American University Washington College of Law does have both the LLM in Law and Government with a specialization in Criminal Law and also a new LLM in Trial Advocacy starting in Spring 2011 (the LLM program is new but they've had a great Trial Ad program for JD students for ages).
http://www.wcl.american.edu/llmlawandgov/
http://www.wcl.american.edu/trial/llm/
Both have pretty amazing faculty associated with them.

American University Washington College of Law does have both the LLM in Law and Government with a specialization in Criminal Law and also a new LLM in Trial Advocacy starting in Spring 2011 (the LLM program is new but they've had a great Trial Ad program for JD students for ages).
http://www.wcl.american.edu/llmlawandgov/
http://www.wcl.american.edu/trial/llm/
Both have pretty amazing faculty associated with them.
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beicon

Hi,

Im studying now in France, and after that I want to improve my skills in common law. Im particularly interested in criminal law. So, Im looking for a great LLM specialized in criminal law.
I know that UPenn is quite good in criminal law, and also some universities of the Ivy League (Harvard or Columbia for example), but I dont have more details about this speciality in a LLM.

So do you know a LLM like that, or have some informations about this kind of program ?

Thank you in advance
Rodhlann


You oughtta look into some programmes in the UK... LSE, UCL and KCL have programmes in criminal law. And 'cause you're from France and all, you'd pay the home/EU fee which makes the programme much cheaper and affordable.

<blockquote>Hi,

I’m studying now in France, and after that I want to improve my skills in common law. I’m particularly interested in criminal law. So, I’m looking for a great LLM specialized in criminal law.
I know that UPenn is quite good in criminal law, and also some universities of the Ivy League (Harvard or Columbia for example), but I don’t have more details about this speciality in a LLM.

So do you know a LLM like that, or have some informations about this kind of program ?

Thank you in advance
Rodhlann
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You oughtta look into some programmes in the UK... LSE, UCL and KCL have programmes in criminal law. And 'cause you're from France and all, you'd pay the home/EU fee which makes the programme much cheaper and affordable.
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