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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London, United Kingdom 808 Followers 940 Discussions

Full-Time: LL.M. Master of Laws, Master of Science (M.Sc) in Law and Accounting more…

Part-Time: Executive LL.M. more…

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Oxford, United Kingdom 874 Followers 852 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 Taxation, MSt in International Human Rights Law more…

By Research: MPhil in Law, DPhil in Law, MPhil in Criminology more…

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 904 Followers 496 Discussions
Penn Law The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is one of the most selective and oldest law schools in the United States. Penn Carey Law 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 more…

Part-Time: Regulatory Analysis and Decision-Making Certificate Program, U.S. Corporate Law and Strategy Certificate Program, Compliance Certificate Pro... more…

By Research: SJD Program more…

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

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London, United Kingdom 602 Followers 915 Discussions

Full-Time: Master of Laws (LL.M.), LL.M. Competition Law, LL.M. Corporate Law, LL.M. Environmental Law and Policy, LL.M. Human Rights Law more…

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Leiden, Netherlands 654 Followers 528 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…

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Chicago, Illinois 551 Followers 518 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…

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London, United Kingdom 918 Followers 891 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 Tec... 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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Los Angeles, California 764 Followers 352 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…

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