LL.M. in Human Rights

LL.M. in Human Rights

What is an LL.M. in Human Rights Law?

An LL.M. in Human Rights Law often appeals to students who want to make a difference in the world. These LL.M. programs are ideal for those who want to understand human rights laws, which, by their very nature are complicated: there are many intersecting layers of regulations, as well as a patchwork of shifting international and national laws that govern the protection of individuals. And so, a great benefit of an LL.M. Human Rights Law is that it exposes students to the most up-to-date thinking in the field.

What does an LL.M. in Human Rights cover?

Beyond addressing up-to-date laws and regulations, a Human Rights LL.M. might cover a number of topics, including, for instance, criminal law, refugee law, migration law, and more. Some programs might also provide the opportunity for...

What is an LL.M. in Human Rights Law?

An LL.M. in Human Rights Law often appeals to students who want to make a difference in the world. These LL.M. programs are ideal for those who want to understand human rights laws, which, by their very nature are complicated: there are many intersecting layers of regulations, as well as a patchwork of shifting international and national laws that govern the protection of individuals. And so, a great benefit of an LL.M. Human Rights Law is that it exposes students to the most up-to-date thinking in the field.

What does an LL.M. in Human Rights cover?

Beyond addressing up-to-date laws and regulations, a Human Rights LL.M. might cover a number of topics, including, for instance, criminal law, refugee law, migration law, and more. Some programs might also provide the opportunity for students to do internships with an international organization or nongovernmental organization (NGO), which would allow them to get direct experience in the field. Some LL.M. degrees in this field cover the international nature of the connected rules and regulations around human rights, while others may focus on specific areas, such as Europe.

Some law schools might also offer degrees in related fields, such as master's programs in humanitarian law, asylum and refugee law, children's rights, and indigenous law.

What are the requirements to apply for an LL.M. in Human Rights?

For these LL.M.s in Human Rights Law—as is the case for most Master's in Laws programs, generally speaking—you'll typically need a first law degree, such as a JD or an LLB. However, this may not be the case for all programs, some of which may be aimed at those without a background in law. Other application requirements might include a letter of intent or statement of purpose, along with one or more letters of recommendation. Please check with the law schools you're interested in applying to for more information.

Are scholarships available for LL.M.s in Human Rights Law?

A law school may award scholarships for strong students. Some scholarships may be awarded on the strength of a candidate's application; or strong undergraduate grades; or notable work experience. Other scholarships for LL.M.s in Human Rights might be awarded to applicants from under-represented groups or nationalities as well. For more information, check with the law schools you're interested in.

What career paths are available after an LL.M. in Human Rights Law?

For graduates of LL.M.s in Human Rights Law degrees, many career opportunities are out there. Some go onto work in international law firms that specialize in human rights, and others end up in international organizations like the United Nations, or the World Bank. Still other graduates of Human Rights LL.M. programs find careers in NGOs like Human Rights Watch or Amnesty International.

See a worldwide list of all LL.M.s in Human Rights below.

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Leiden, Netherlands 687 Followers 542 Discussions
Leiden Leiden Law School is the oldest and one of the largest law schools in the Netherlands. During its history Leiden University has continuously managed to maintain its reputation in excellence by combining the highest level of academic teaching with that of acclaimed innovative and creative research.

Full-Time: Air and Space Law (Advanced LL.M.), Comparative Criminal Justice (LL.M.), European and International Business Law (Advanced LL.M.), European... more…

Oxford, United Kingdom 913 Followers 869 Discussions
Oxford Oxford has the largest law faculty in the United Kingdom and is a leading centre for research. It also offers a range of Postgraduate courses covering all aspects of the law and legal scholarship: our oldest programme, the Bachelor of Civil Law; the Magister Juris, a companion programme to the BCL for those from a civil law background; and three more specialist programmes, the MSc in Law and Finance, the MSc in Criminology, and the MSc in Taxation (the latter a part-time programme).

Full-Time: Magister Juris (MJur), MSc in Law and Finance, MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) more…

Part-Time: MSc in Intellectual Property, MSc in Taxation, MSc in International Human Rights Law more…

By Research: MPhil in Law, DPhil in Law, MPhil in Criminology, MPhil in Socio-Legal Research more…

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 961 Followers 504 Discussions
Penn Carey Law The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School grants a generalized LLM, which allows students to design their own curriculum. All LLMs are eligible to enroll in the Wharton Business and Law Certificate, a program custom designed for LLMs taught by Wharton faculty. Our LLM degree begins with a unique pre-term summer program that prepares students for their academic year.

Full-Time: LL.M., LLCM (Masters in Comparative Law), Master in Law (ML) more…

Part-Time: Artificial Intelligence, Industry, and the Law Certificate Program, Regulatory Analysis and Decision-Making Certificate Program, U.S. Corpor... more…

By Research: SJD Program more…

Dual Degree: LL.M. / MFS (Master's in International Finance and Law), JD / LL.M. more…

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 484 Followers 510 Discussions
Edinburgh Join a world top 25 University (QS 2024 World University Rankings) to advance your knowledge and career in law or criminology. Established in 1707, Edinburgh Law School is renowned for its international and interdisciplinary outlook and has been at the heart of legal education and research for more than 300 years.

Full-Time: LL.M. in Law, LL.M. in Commercial Law, LL.M. in Comparative and European Private Law, LL.M. in Corporate Law, LL.M. in Criminal Law and Crim... more…

Distance Learning: LL.M. in Law, LL.M. International Commercial Law and Practice, LL.M. in Information Technology Law, LL.M. in Innovation, Technology and the... more…

By Research: LL.M. by Research more…

Los Angeles, California 800 Followers 357 Discussions
UCLA UCLA School of Law has a reputation for excellence throughout the world. With diverse academic programs, a world-renowned faculty, and an innovative approach, UCLA Law is acclaimed as one of the nation's finest institutions. The law school takes an interdisciplinary approach to legal studies, with a dynamic, flexible curriculum that appeals to a wide range of interests. UCLA law students are among the best and brightest in the world, and together they make up a diverse, close-knit community.

Full-Time: General LL.M., Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) more…

London, United Kingdom 939 Followers 904 Discussions
QMUL Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law, internationally renowned by academics and practitioners as offering a first class LLM Programme with 20+ different specialisms. Staff have substantial practical legal work and world leading research experience. Along with the expertise of high profile Judges, practitioners, Business Leaders and distinguished Visiting Academic Fellows, Queen Mary can offer you an academically challenging and relevant LLM in a friendly and supportive environment.

Full-Time: LL.M. (Master of Laws), LL.M. in Art, Business and Law, LL.M. in Banking and Finance Law, LL.M. in Commercial and Corporate Law, LL.M. in Co... more…

Part-Time: Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Law more…

Distance Learning: LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution, Postgraduate Diploma in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law, International Relations MA more…

By Research: PhD more…

Dual Degree: Sorbonne Law School - Queen Mary University of London Double LL.M., Dual LL.M. in Commercial Law (London & Singapore) more…

Groningen, Netherlands 185 Followers 103 Discussions
University of Groningen The Faculty of Law at the University of Groningen offers eight, one-year LLM programmes, all fully taught in English, and has the top rated LLMs in international law in the Netherlands (Keuzegids Higher Education Guide 2016 - 2019). The Faculty has existed ever since the founding of the university in 1614 and has a long standing tradition of legal and academic excellence. On top of this, Groningen is a very popular student city, providing a pleasant atmosphere in which to live and study.

Full-Time: Master of Laws in Energy and Climate Law, Master of Laws in European Law in a Global Context, Master of Laws in Global Criminal Law, Master... more…

Part-Time: LL.M. in North Sea Energy Law more…

Turin, Italy 234 Followers 61 Discussions
The LL.M. is designed for professionals and university graduates wishing to specialize in the fields of international law dimensions of peace and conflicts, transnational crimes and transitional justice, humanitarian law, international criminal law and procedure, international human rights law. Depending on each student’s background and interest, the LL.M. is functional for careers in the legal and political sectors both at a national and international level as well in further academic studies.

Full-Time: Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice more…

Distance Learning: Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Cybercrime, Cybersecurity and International Law 2023-24 more…

London, United Kingdom 191 Followers 162 Discussions
University of London - LL.M. Programme Our world-class, flexible Postgraduate Laws programmes are designed for UK and international students, of diverse backgrounds and educational levels, with enthusiasm to learn and achieve a postgraduate law qualification. You can study flexibly at your own pace, over 1-5 years. You can achieve your LLM without a prior degree, through a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, or LLM. Wherever you start, you can pick up three specialist awards with or without specialisation.

Distance Learning: LL.M., LL.M. in Banking and Finance Law, LL.M. in Commercial and Corporate Law, LL.M. in Common Law, LL.M. in Comparative and Foreign Law more…

New York City, New York 334 Followers 247 Discussions
Fordham Law Located in the heart of Manhattan, Fordham Law’s nine LL.M. degrees offer the opportunity to specialize in fields that are evolving as the law, economy, technology, and times demand. The breadth of offerings in each program is matched only by the enthusiasm and experience that our professors bring to the classroom. Students can gain experience from an externship or clinic and participate in our many Centers and Institutes, student organizations, and journals.

Full-Time: LL.M. in Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law, LL.M. in Corporate Compliance, LL.M. in Fashion Law, LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Inform... more…

Distance Learning: Online LL.M. in U.S. Law more…

By Research: Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) more…

Bristol, United Kingdom 94 Followers 160 Discussions
Bristol We are a top 10 UK Law School* in a world leading University**. Our rich portfolio of postgraduate degrees is shaped and delivered by globally renowned academics who combine teaching and research excellence so you graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue top-flight careers within law and beyond. (*Complete University Guide 2024 / ** Top 60 QS World University Rankings 2023)

Full-Time: LL.M. Law - General Legal Studies, LL.M. Law - Commercial Law, LL.M. Law – Employment, Work and Equality, LL.M. Law – Company Law & Corporat... more…

By Research: PhD in Law more…

Tilburg, Netherlands 263 Followers 186 Discussions
Tilburg Tilburg Law School (Netherlands) is well known for its high standards in education and support facilities. The university has a top position in international rankings for years now. Tilburg Law School offers the following programs: * International Business Law * International Business Taxation * International Law and Global Governance * European Law and Global Risk * Law and Technology * Labour Law and Employment Relations * Public Governance: Public Administration, Economics and Law (Ms...

Full-Time: LL.M. International Business Law, LL.M. International Business Taxation, LL.M. Law and Technology, LL.M. International Law and Global Govern... more…

Austin, Texas 137 Followers 114 Discussions
Texas Law Lawyers from all over the world come to The University of Texas at Austin to expand the breadth and depth of their legal knowledge and invest in an internationally recognized Master of Laws. The LL.M. Program is diverse, selective, and small, with 25 spots for each incoming class. LL.M. students from foreign countries and the U.S. are fully integrated into the academic life of the Law School, learning side by side with 880 J.D. students.

Full-Time: Master of Laws (LL.M.) more…

Chicago, Illinois 575 Followers 528 Discussions
Northwestern - Pritzker Northwestern Pritzker School of Law prepares international lawyers for this exciting new world better than any leading U.S. program by offering a wide variety of degree programs for international students. Students can choose among several LLM programs as well as a two-year JD program for international lawyers. Students may also choose to enroll in an Executive LLM program, which Northwestern offers in Tel Aviv, Israel; Seoul, Korea; and Madrid.

Full-Time: LL.M. for International Students, LL.M. in Taxation, LL.M. Program in International Human Rights, Master of Science in Law (MSL) more…

Part-Time: Executive LL.M. in Madrid, Executive LL.M. in Seoul, Executive LL.M. in Tel Aviv more…

JD for International Lawyers: Two-year JD for International Lawyers more…

Dual Degree: JD / LL.M. in International Human Rights, JD / LL.M. in Taxation more…

Tucson, Arizona 31 Followers 23 Discussions
Arizona (UA Law) A top-tier U.S. law school, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law offers graduates of U.S. and foreign law schools the opportunity to pursue a master of laws (LLM) in one of three programs: International Trade & Business Law, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy, or General. For many non-U.S. lawyers, our two-year JD program may be a better option, offering a JD in only two years and access to the bar exam in all 50 states. Study in sunny Tucson, Arizona, then practice anywhere.

Full-Time: Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy LL.M., International Trade and Business Law LL.M., General LL.M., Master of Legal Studies (MLS) more…

Distance Learning: Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Online more…

By Research: Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy SJD, International Trade and Business Law SJD more…

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