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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All LL.M. Programs in Human Rights

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Leiden, Netherlands 510 Followers 455 Discussions
Leiden Leiden Law School offers intensive education programmes that provide tremendous opportunities for talented students. The influence of internationalisation and European integration is steadily increasing in all areas of society and law. The design of our study programmes is entirely in line with these developments. With our campus in The Hague we are close to the political arena and many international organisations that operate in the area of peace and law.

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

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London, United Kingdom 629 Followers 865 Discussions

Full-Time: LL.M. Master of Laws, LL.M. Banking Law and Financial Regulation, LL.M. Competition, Innovation and Trade Law, LL.M. Corporate and/or Commer... more…

Part-Time: Executive LL.M. more…

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London, United Kingdom 786 Followers 798 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 22 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 (Flexible Study) Laws more…

Distance Learning: LLM Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law (Distance Learning), LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution, Postgraduate Diploma in Com... more…

By Research: PhD more…

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

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Oxford, United Kingdom 714 Followers 777 Discussions
Oxford Oxford has the largest law faculty in the United Kingdom and is a leading centre for research. Our world famous one-year postgraduate Bachelor of Civil Law and Magister Juris programmes are joined by the MSc in Criminology and a new Masters in Law and Finance, which will run from October 2010. Taught jointly by the Saïd Business School and the Faculty of Law, this new Masters programme offers outstanding students with a legal background the opportunity to integrate their study of law with finan...

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

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

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Maastricht, Netherlands 217 Followers 190 Discussions
Maastricht University The common feature of the English masters programmes is their innovative character. They all aim at the integration of European and international features in the study of the law. This international approach is to a great extent combined with an emphasis upon comparative law. For those seeking to work in a transnational environment and with an open eye to ‘Europeanisation’ and globalisation, the faculty of law is the place to be. The masters in this field are closely linked to the emphasis in th...

Full-Time: LL.M. in European Law, Advanced Master in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (LL.M./MSc), LL.M. in Dutch Law, LL.M. in Foren... more…

Dual Degree: LL.M. in International and European Tax Law, American Specialisation more…

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Geneva, Switzerland 165 Followers 86 Discussions

Full-Time: LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law more…

Part-Time: Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict more…

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London, United Kingdom 510 Followers 856 Discussions

Full-Time: Master of Laws (LL.M.), LL.M. Comparative Law, LL.M. Competition Law, LL.M. Corporate Law, LL.M. Criminal Justice, Family and Social Welfare... more…

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom 355 Followers 457 Discussions
Edinburgh Join a world top 25 Law School (QS 2018 World University Rankings for Law) 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 Intellectual Property Law, LL.M. in Information Technology Law, LL.M... more…

By Research: LL.M. by Research more…

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