LLM GUIDE News Latests News Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:58:36 +0200 <![CDATA[Georgia State Law to Launch an LL.M. in Health Law]]> Georgia State University College of Law (GSU Law) has announced plans to launch an LL.M. in Health Law this fall.

The new LL.M., offered through the school's Center for Law, Health & Society, is designed to prepare graduates to work in practice or policy work in the health law field. 

The required courses for the LL.M. cover various topics topics in health law, including finance & delivery and quality and access. For the remainder of the program, students can choose from a variety of elective courses. 

The new LL.M. in Health Law will be available in full- and part-time formats. 

GSU Law also offers a Health Law certificate option for its JD students.

The school strongly advises that applicants have three years of post-JD experience prior to enrolling in the LL.M.

For more information, please see GSU's LL.M. in Health Law course webpage.

Read more about GSU Law's LL.M. programs on the school's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/06/georgia-state-law-to-launch-an-llm-in-health-law Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Applications Now Open for Pepperdine University's New Online Master of Legal Studies]]> Pepperdine University School of Law is now accepting applications for the school's new Online Master of Legal Studies, with the first cohort of students expected to begin the program in August.

The online master program - which can be completed in a few as 16 months - enables students to undertake the study without having to relocate, minimising disruption to their work and family lives.

The program is designed for mid-career professionals who are non-lawyers, equipping them with the skills and expertise to deal with legal and regulatory challenges in various industries.

Students can opt to study for the concentration in dispute resolution as part of the program.

Two in-person residencies at the school's Malibu campus in California will allow students to forge deeper connections with fellow students and faculty.

The program's first application deadline is coming up on June 9.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/05/applications-now-open-for-pepperdine-university-s-new-online-master-of-legal-studies Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Fordham University School of Law Launches Legal English Institute]]> Fordham University School of Law is launching a Legal English Institute which will run a Legal English program for international law students.

Students can choose between credit and non-credit study on the program which will be taught in Manhattan, New York City.

The three-and-a-half month program is a little longer than the standard Legal English summer program that many other law schools offer. But those who choose the for-credit option can use it as the beginning of their LL.M. studies, needing only two additional semesters of study to obtain a full LL.M.

The program, which will run for the first time beginning this August and then again in January, includes an introduction to the U.S. legal system and courses in lawyering skills, communication for lawyers and legal professional identity.

The program is open to students who have studied law outside the United States.

Contact Fordham University School of Law for more information on the program.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/05/fordham-university-school-of-law-launches-legal-english-institute Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[The Guardian Releases 2018 Law School Ranking]]> As part of its annual university guide, UK publication The Guardian has released the 2018 edition of League Table for Law, which ranks law schools in the UK.

As was the case last year, Cambridge tops this year's ranking, and is followed immediately by Oxford.

Queen Mary (QMUL) has risen two spots this year to take the number-three position.

Durham has also risen and this year places fourth.

LSE, which was ranked third last year, has dropped to fifth for the 2018 ranking. Dundee has climbed from position eight to number six.

The University of East Anglia has jumped from number 10 last year to number seven this year.

Leeds—which rose 14 spots—York and UCL round out the top ten, in that order. You can see the top 20 law schools and their changes from last year, below.

For its university guide, the Guardian ranks the schools based on a variety of metrics, including student satisfaction, student to staff ratio, and the percentage of graduates who find graduate-level jobs within six months of graduation.

See more about rankings on  LLM GUIDE's LL.M. Rankings page.

The Guardian's 2018 Law School Ranking

2018 Rank Law School Change from 2017
1 Cambridge no change
2 Oxford no change
3 QMUL +2
4 Durham +3
5 LSE -2
6 Dundee +2
7 UEA +3
8 Leeds +14
9 York +9
10 UCL -5
11 KCL -7
12 Edinburgh Napier +12
13 London South Bank +45
13 Queen's, Belfast -2
15 Kent no change
15 Nottingham +2
17 Aberdeen -4
18 RGU -9
19 Edinburgh -7
20 Ulster +19
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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/05/the-guardian-releases-2018-law-school-ranking Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[New Scholarship on Offer for NYU Law's Graduate Tax Program]]> New York University School of Law will soon be home to the McDermott Will & Emery Scholarship, named after the international law firm offering the award.

The annual $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to an LL.M. student on the Graduate Tax Program who is interested in focusing on Estate Planning Studies.

Applicants will be assessed on academic excellence and their potential to contribute to the field of estate planning.

Recipients will be expected to publish an article on a topic related to estate planning during the academic year.

For more information about the program and scholarships, see the program website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/05/new-scholarship-on-offer-for-nyu-law-s-graduate-tax-program Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[A New Cross-Border Legal Studies LL.M. from the University of Buffalo School of Law]]> From fall 2017 the first students will be admitted to the University of Buffalo's new Cross-Border Legal Studies LL.M. program, which aims to prepare students for cross-border legal interactions in their future careers.

The program will cover various kinds of cross-border legal issues including trade, tax, immigration, real estate and corporate law.

The University of Buffalo is located in New York state, just 20 minutes from the border with Ontario, Canada.

The program aims to make use of its unique location by exposing students to legal interactions playing out across this border.

The school says many of its alumni already deal in these kinds of cases both in Buffalo and Ontario, so the program's focus makes sense for students hoping to make connections and work in the region.

International students are also welcome to apply for the program; they will be offered a legal writing and research class, as well as an introduction to the US legal system.

Graduates with a first law degree may apply for the program. More information is available on the program website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/05/a-new-cross-border-legal-studies-llm-from-the-university-of-buffalo-school-of-law Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Maastricht University to Run Intensive Course in International Tax Law & Policy]]> Maastricht University's new Excellence Course in International Tax Law & Policy will commence in January 2018 and run for 10 weeks.

The program aims to critically study OECD and UN tax treaties, and will also cover cases from other countries, as well as subjects like transfer pricing. 

The intensive course will run over four or five days for each of the 10 weeks and is worth 12 ECTS, which can be applied to the university's LL.M. in International & European Tax Law, should a student wish to transfer to the full LL.M. program.

The program has five places available to non-LL.M. students, with 10 LL.M. students making up the rest of the class.

The course fees are 5000 EUR.

For more information, please see Maastricht University's Excellence Course in International Tax Law & Policy webpage.


Image: Maastricht by Gwenael Piaser CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/05/maastricht-university-to-run-intensive-course-in-international-tax-law-policy Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[University of Ottawa Launches New LL.M. in Health Law, Policy and Ethics]]> The University of Ottawa's Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics is now accepting applications for the university's newest LL.M. concentration in health law.

The new concentration is available to those who select the LL.M. in Research.

The program will run for the first time in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Courses are offered in English and French, and applicants are encouraged to get in touch with the centre about their research interests in order to see what the program can offer them.

The Centre's faculty include academics researching topics like informed consent, reproductive technology, health system governance, refugee and migrant health, mental health law and biotechnology, among other subjects.

Graduates will be well-equipped for careers in academia, healthcare governance, health professional associations, hospital associations and insurance companies.

The Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics welcomes applicants from Canada and the world, and says financial support is available.

More information and scholarship details can be found on the program's brochure (available online as a pdf).


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/04/university-of-ottawa-launches-new-llm-in-health-law-policy-and-ethics Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Melbourne Law School Offers New Scholarship For LL.M. & J.D. Students From India]]> Melbourne Law School has announced a new scholarship for international students from India who have been accepted onto the school's LL.M. or J.D. program.

The Alex Chernov Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2017 for students commencing in 2018.

The scholarship will cover the tuition fees for the three-year Juris Doctor program or the one-year LL.M. program.

The scholarship is named after Hon Alex Chernov AC QC, a Melbourne Law School alumnus who is a former governor of the Australian state Victoria, where Melbourne is the capital.

He was previously a Judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, and founded the Australia India Institute.

The scholarship recipient will be mentored by Chernov.

The aim of the scholarship is to promote business connections between Australia and India.

Students offered a place on either of these programs will automatically be considered for the scholarship.

For more information, see the school's website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/04/melbourne-law-school-offers-new-scholarship-for-llm-jd-students-from-india Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Boston University School of Law Launches Online Certificate in Financial Services Compliance]]> The new certificate in Financial Services Compliance at Boston University School of Law can be completed entirely online, allowing professionals both from law and other professions to study alongside their work from wherever they are.

The certificate program is taught by  the same faculty on the school's Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law.

The 12-credit certificate program, to begin in Fall 2017, builds on the school's existing Graduate Tax Program and the Executive LL.M. in International Business Law.

Courses will include Fundamentals of Compliance, Defining a Robust Financial Services Compliance Function, Financial Services Compliance & the Management of Risks, Consumer Financial Services and Banking Structure & Regulation.

Certificate program graduates who then wish to pursue a full LL.M. program and are admitted will be able to apply their 12 certificate credits to the 24-credit LL.M.

For more information and to apply visit the program website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/04/boston-university-school-of-law-launches-online-certificate-in-financial-services-compliance Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Japan's Keio University and the University of Washington Launch Dual LL.M. Program]]> Japan's Keio University and the University of Washington's School of Law have announced the launch of a dual-degree LL.M. program.

The new program will allow students to complete LL.M. degrees from each school in just one year.

Students in the new program will spend one semester in Tokyo, Japan, at Keio University; and two quarters in Seattle at UW.

According to a news release from UW, the new program is aimed at students who want to improve their international mobility and get some overseas experience. 

Although Keio University was launched in 2004, it has only recently begun offering LL.M. programs. This month, Keio launched its first LL.M. program, alongside its existing JD program. With this program, Keio has become one of only a handful of law schools in Japan, including Nagoya University, offering English-language LL.M. programs.

For more information, please see UW's announcement of the new dual-degree LL.M., or Keio's similar announcement.


Image: Light wells, University of Washington School of Law, William H. Gates Hall, Seattle, Washington, USA 0872 by Wonderlane on Flickr / CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/04/japan-s-keio-university-and-the-university-of-washington-launch-dual-llm-program Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[BPP University Law School to Launch LL.M. Programs in Legal Practice]]> The UK's BPP University Law School has announced plans to launch two new LL.M.s programs in legal practice, aimed at students looking to become barristers and solicitors.

The LL.M. Legal Practice (Solicitors) and the LL.M. Legal Practice (Barristers) will both launch in September. They'll feature variable program lengths and program delivery modes. Full-time students can complete the LL.M.s in as few as nine months; various part-time options are also available.

Course content for the LL.M. Legal Practice (Solicitors) covers an array of topics. Available modules include Business Law & Practice, Litigation, Property Law & Practice, and Immigration Law, among others. The LL.M. Legal Practice (Barristers) combines topical modules with the school's Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

The programs can be pursued in one of BPP's centers in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.

The new LL.M.s qualify for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,280 from the Student Loans Company.

For more information, please see BPP's blog post announcing the launch of the new LL.M.s in Legal Practice.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/04/bpp-university-law-school-to-launch-llm-programs-in-legal-practice Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[e-fellows.net LL.M. Day in Berlin in May]]> e-fellows.net will take its LL.M. Days to the German capital for the first time this May, bringing representatives from law schools in the US, UK, Australia and Spain.

On Saturday, May 13, prospective students in Berlin will be able to meet representatives and ask questions about the schools and their LL.M. programs.

Several LL.M. alumni, as well as a judge, will make presentations about their LL.M. experiences, and there will be a panel discussion with lawyers from leading firms.

The following schools will be in attendance:

  • Bond University (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, USA)
  • IE Law School (Madrid, Spain)
  • Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK)
  • University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK)
  • University of Miami (Miami, USA)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, USA)
  • University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, USA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, USA)

Those interested in attending must apply on the e-fellow.net website by Sunday, April 23.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/03/e-fellowsnet-llm-day-in-berlin-in-may Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Pepperdine to Offer an LL.M. in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law]]> Pepperdine University School of Law has announced plans to launch a new LL.M. program in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law.

The new LL.M. will launch in the fall of 2017. It will cover topics in copyright law and intellectual property law, as well as specific aspects of entertainment, media, and sports law.

LL.M. students will also have the option to select from an array of elective courses, offered by the School of Law as well as by Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management. Additionally, externship options will also be available.

The new program is aimed at international and domestic JDs who want to specialize in entertainment-related fields. 

A certificate option will also be available.

For more information, please see Pepperdine's LL.M. in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law program webpage.

You can also see a complete listing of all law schools worldwide offering LL.M.s in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law on LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/03/pepperdine-to-offer-an-llm-in-entertainment-media-and-sports-law Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[German University Offering New Digital Media Law Program In Cooperation With Film University Babelsberg]]> Germany's University of Potsdam has partnered with Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and the Erich Pommer Institute for Media Law and Research (EPI) to offer a new master's-level program in digital media law.

The program will be taught in a combination of English and German, taking two years if studied full-time.

Course content is intended to cover the intersecting worlds of law, business and the creative industries for those who already have professional experience in one of those sectors and wish to broaden their career perspectives.

The program is flexible, offering the possibility for students to study part-time, with seminars taking place Thursdays-Saturdays. Those graduating will have the opportunity to graduate with either an LL.M. or an MBA; a double qualification is also possible.

Applications for the winter semester close 31 July 2017.

Potsdam is also home to Babelsberg Studio, Europe's largest film studio, which has been the site where hundreds of films—including Fritz Lang's Metropolis and the more recent Cloud Atlas—were shot.

For more information, please see the course webpage (in German)


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/03/german-university-offering-new-digital-media-law-program-in-cooperation-with-film-studio-babelsberg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Edinburgh Law School Holding Online Info Sessions Throughout Spring]]> Edinburgh Law School will hold a series of online information sessions in March, April and May for prospective students interested in studying for their LL.M. which is offered both on-campus and as an online, distance learning program.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to hear more about studying at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Law School, the admissions process and ask questions.

There are separate sessions for the on-campus LL.M. and the distance learning LL.M., which have been broken down into subject-specific sessions.

Information sessions for the on-campus LL.M. must be booked in advanced (you can do so on their website) will be held on:

  • 24 March
  • 7 April
  • 21 April
  • 5 May
  • 19 May

For the online distance learning LL.M., prospective students interested in the info sessions can find out more about a session on the program website, choosing from the following sessions:

  • 31 March – LLM Intellectual Property Law
  • 3 April – LLM in International Commercial Law and Practice
  • 4 April – LLM in Information Technology Law and LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law
  • 5 April – LLM in Medical Law and Ethics
  • 6 April – LLM Law

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/03/edinburgh-law-school-holding-online-info-sessions-throughout-spring Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[US News and World Report Publishes its 2018 Best Law Schools Ranking]]> The U.S. News and World Report has released its annual law school rankings for 2018. 

Yale University took out the top spot, just like last year, with Stanford University in second place and Harvard University in third.

The rest of the pack was made up of the usual suspects: The University of Chicago, Columbia University, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of Virginia. Duke University broke through to the 10 top this year, tying for 10th place with Northwestern University (Pritzker).

The University of California-Berkeley missed out on the top 10 this year, placing 12th.

These rankings are determined using a statistical metric that surveys peer reviews, as well as the school's placement success, bar passage rate and faculty resources.

Helpfully, for prospective students, the report lists the tuition fees, and additional information like the school's acceptance rate and LSAT scores are available for those who subscribe to  U.S. News.

As well as the general law school rankings,  U.S. News has ranked the best schools for a number of specialties.

The University of California-Berkeley may not have made it in to the general top 10, but according to the  U.S. News ranking, it's the top law school for studying Intellectual Property Law.

New York University was named the top school for both Tax Law and International Law. Meanwhile, lesser-ranked schools shone in other specialties, like Pepperdine University being ranked the top school for Dispute Resolution and Vermont Law School for Environmental Law.

The full law school rankings are available on the U.S. News and World Report website, along with the specialty rankings

LLM Guide offers its own Top 10 lists for a range of LLM specialties.

Below, you can find a list of the top 20 law schools, according to U.S. News:

US News' Top 20 Law School Ranking 2018

2018 Rank Law School Change from 2017
1 Yale no change
2 Stanford +1
3 Harvard -1
4 University of Chicago no change
5 Columbia -1
6 New York University (NYU) no change
7 University of Pennsylvania no change
8 (tie) Michigan - Ann Arbor no change
8 (tie) University of Virginia no change
10 (tie) Duke +1
10 (tie) Northwestern - Pritzker +2
12 UC California - Berkeley -4
13 Cornell no change
14 UT - Austin +1
15 (tie) Georgetown -1
15 (tie) UCLA +2
17 Vanderbilt -1
18 WUSTL no change
19 USC no change
20 (tie) University of Iowa no change
20 (tie) University of Notre Dame +2



Image: Yale University Law School by John CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/03/us-news-and-world-report-publishes-its-2018-best-law-schools-ranking Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Harvard Law Students to Benefit From the Late Justice Scalia's Papers]]> The family of the late Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, has pledged to donate his judicial papers to the Harvard Law Library.

Known for his conservative stance on human rights issues, Justice Scalia passed away in 2016 after serving on the Supreme Court for 30 years.

Harvard Law School is Scalia's alma mater. He graduated in 1960 after serving on the Harvard Law Review.

LL.M. students at Harvard will benefit from the vast cache of his files which will be housed in the law school's library.

The Antonin Scalia Collection will include judicial papers from his tenure on the Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, as well as from earlier in his career. The collection will also include drafts of speeches and articles, letters and records relating to his career.

Materials pertaining to his time on the Supreme Court and the D.C. Circuit Court will be opened from 2020, however specific case material will not be made available during the lifetime of other justices or judges who worked on a case.

Future classes of LL.M. students can look forward to perusing this historic set of documents as more piece become available over time.


Image: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia visits the U.S. Coast Guard Academy March 18, 2014, as the 17th Hedrick Fellow. By US Coast Guard Academy CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/03/harvard-law-students-to-benefit-from-the-late-justice-scalia-s-papers Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[University of Kent Offering Scholarships for LL.M. Students from Kenya, Nigeria and Thailand]]> The University of Kent Law School has established a new fund to support students from Kenya, Nigeria or Thailand who wish to undertake their LL.M. at Kent's Canterbury campus.

Each award is worth £2,500, offered as a tuition fee discount.

To be eligible, students must meet all the eligibility requirements for undertaking an LL.M., and either be a nation of, or have studied in Kenya, Nigeria or Thailand.

The award is automatically provided to eligible entrants and there is no formal deadline to apply.

To find out more and apply for this award, visit the award website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/03/university-of-kent-offering-scholarships-for-llm-students-from-kenya-nigeria-and-thailand Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[LLM GUIDE Launches New "Top 10 Lists" Feature]]>

LLM GUIDE—the top web destination for LL.M. applicants—has today launched a series of new Top 10 Lists that allow prospective LL.M. applicants to more quickly browse programs by the concentration and career path they are interested in.

These pages include editorial shortlists of the "top" law schools in specific areas. These editorial lists consider concentrations, existing rankings, and other factors to help future LL.M. students find some of the best law schools for careers in various areas of law.

Please visit the LLM GUIDE Top 10 Lists page (https://llm-guide.com/lists) to see the first 11 Top 10 Lists, including top LL.M. programs for International Tax Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Banking/Finance Law, among others (see the full list below).

Started in 2001, LLM GUIDE is the premier online source for LL.M. applicants, and lists over 2,500 LL.M.s and other programs offered by law schools all over the world. The site also hosts an active discussion forum, and regularly publishes news and articles for people interested in or applying to LL.M. programs.

LLM GUIDE's 2017 Top 10 LL.M. Lists:

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/03/llm-guide-launches-new-top-10-lists-feature Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Will Visit New York's Albany Law School]]> U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will visit the small, private Albany Law School in New York next month.

The school's community will have the opportunity to hear her speak, when she headlines the University at Albany’s Speaker Series on April 4,discussing her autobiography, “My Beloved World" about her path to the federal bench.

The day before, on April 3, Justice Sotomayor will spend time with faculty and meet privately with some students.

Justice Sotomayor is also at the school to receive the Kate Stoneman Award, named for the first female graduate from Albany Law School. The award is presented annually to someone working in law who has committed to promoting gender equality in the legal profession.

Justice Sotomayor is the third woman and the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. 


Image: Justices Sonia Sotomayor (left) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (center) with Justice Elena Kagan in the Justices' Conference Room prior to Justice Kagan's Investiture Ceremony on October 1, 2010. By Steve Petteway, photographer for the Supreme Court of the United States. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/03/us-supreme-court-justice-sonia-sotomayor-will-visit-new-york-s-albany-law-school Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Leiden Launches Advanced Master's in Law & Finance]]> Leiden Law School has announced plans to launch an Advanced Master's program in Law & Finance.

The new program can be completed on a full-time basis over the course of one year, or on a part-time basis in two years. It's designed to help students understand the intersection between law and finance. 

The program will cover a variety of topics, from EU law to financial transactions. It will also include a thesis component.

The new program can be pursued by those with a degree in law or one in another, equivalent discipline. To apply for the Advanced Master's in Law & Finance, a TOEFL score of over 100 or an IELTS score of 7.0 is required (along with minimum band scores). Applicants who completed their education in the USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or Canada (except Québec) are not required to demonstrate English proficiency.

The program features a September intake.

For more information, please see Leiden's Advanced Master's in Law & Finance program webpage.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/02/leiden-launches-advanced-master-s-in-law-finance Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[NYU to Launch an MS in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy]]> New York University (NYU) has announced the launch of a new MS in Cybersecurity Risk and Management for executives.

The new one-year long program will be delivered jointly through a cooperation between NYU's School of Law and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The new degree, according to NYU, is "built around the interdisciplinary training and perspective needed to address a new category of threat."

“Too often those with the capabilities to fend off or deal with the aftermath of cyberattacks operate in silos, resulting in both readiness and response capability being severely compromised,” according to NYU Law Dean Trevor Morrison.

With news reports practically every day discussing malware, ransomware, data breaches and more, it's apparent that cybersecurity is an increasingly important area of law. Indeed, in the past few years a number of law schools have been addressing the emerging needs of legal professionals needing to be familiar with the cybersecurity space by launching LL.M. programs in Cybersecurity.

Curriculum-wise, the new MS in Cybersecurity Risk and Management will cover a range of topics, including courses in Cyber Crime, Cybersecurity Law and Technology, and Information Privacy Law, among others.

The program will be 12 months long and classes will take between 10 to 15 hours per week to complete. The Cybersecurity program will be delivered mainly online but will include three brief residency modules that will include both online and in-class learning.

To apply for the program, interested candidates should be experienced professionals and can demonstrate that they've had increasing levels of responsibility in cybersecurity, strategic risk management, operations and analytics, or enterprise management.


For those who need additional training in technology or policy, summer bridge programs will be available.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/02/nyu-to-launch-an-ms-in-cybersecurity-risk-and-strategy Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[2017 Summer Law Programs: Legal English & US Law]]> Many law school in the US offer pre-LL.M. students the chance to improve their legal English and/or study the basics of US law before beginning an LL.M. program. A few schools in the UK offer this as well.

For students for whom English is not their native language, specific study in legal English can help bring them up to speed for the LL.M. For those who aren’t familiar with US law, a short pre-law program can help them to cover the basics before starting their LL.M. program.

LEGAL ENGLISH PROGRAMS

Washington College of Law - American University

Summer English for Lawyers: July 10-27, sign up for 1, 2 or 3 weeks:

  • Basics of the US Legal System and US Legal Analysis, July 10-13
  • US Business Law and Professional Skills, July 17-20
  • Advocacy and Oral Skills, July 24-27

Georgetown University

Boston University

USC

Yale University

UC San Diego

Duke University

UC Berkeley

UC Davis

Vanderbilt University

Edinburgh University

Brooklyn Law School

Georgia State University

LAW PROGRAMS

Boston University

Columbia University

Oxford University

Oxford Summer Law Schoolruns 5 sessions:

  • Session 1: 2 July – 15 July 2017
  • Session 2: 16 July – 29 July 2017
  • Session 3: 30 July – 12 August 2017
  • Session 4: 13 August – 26 August 2017
  • Session 5: 27 August – 9 September 2017

Yale University

Cambridge University

Washington University

University of Kent

Osgoode Hall Law School

UC Davis

Widener University

Bucerius

Cardozo

Cornell University

Fordham

Penn Law

Ohio State - Moritz College of Law

George Washington University Law School

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/02/2017-summer-law-programs-legal-english-us-law Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[The Indian National Bar Association to Hold LL.M. Fairs in New Delhi & Bangalore in May, 2017]]> Update, February 16th, 2017: UC Hastings, American University, and Birmingham School of Law have been added to the list of attending schools.

The Indian National Bar Association has announced that it will be holding LL.M. fairs in New Delhi and Bangalore this May.

At the fairs, attendees will be able to get information about LL.M. programs directly from law schools. 

So far, these law schools have confirmed that they will be in attendance:

  • Cardozo Law
  • University of Western Australia (UWA)
  • University of Southampton
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Birmingham University Birmingham School of Law
  • UCLA School of Law
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • UNSW
  • Auckland Law School
  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
  • Australian National University
  • The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

The New Delhi event will be held on May 3, 2017 in the Shangri-La's Eros Hotel. The Bangalore LL.M. event will be on May 5, in the Shangri-La Hotel.

Each event will include a networking session and a panel discussion. Additionally, each law school will give a 20-minute presentation about their LL.M. program.

For more information or to register, please see the Indian National Bar Association's LL.M. Fair webpage.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/02/the-indian-national-bar-association-to-hold-llm-fairs-in-new-delhi-bangalore-in-may-2017 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[LLM GUIDE Now Has over 100,000 Likes on Facebook]]> LLM GUIDE's Facebook page has hit a significant milestone: 100,000 likes.

This means that over 100,000 Facebook users are now receiving quality info about LL.M. programs, applications, and careers right into their Facebook feed.

You can, too. Like LLM GUIDE's Facebook page now to make sure that you never miss out on fresh and up-to-date information that will help you get an edge with your LL.M. admissions.

LLM GUIDE also has profiles on these major social media networks:

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/01/llm-guide-now-has-over-100-000-likes-on-facebook Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Campbell Law School and Nottingham Law School Announce LL.M. Partnership]]> Nottingham Law School has partnered with North Carolina's Campbell Law School to offer a joint LL.M. program.

The new LL.M. will focus on Legal Practice and will be available to American law students. 

Students in the new LL.M. will be able to use Nottingham's online resources and travel to meet face-to-face with faculty and other students. The program will also include a dissertation supervised by a Nottingham professor.

The program is designed to help American students get an international law degree without attendance abroad. According to Andrea Nicholson, research coordinator at Nottingham: “Existing joint LLMs between U.K. and U.S.A. institutions require attendance in the U.K., which does not always work well for juris doctor students."

“Opening up this distance learning opportunity is a great way for students at Campbell Law School to internationalize their knowledge and CV without missing any of their home studies.”

No information was immediately available in terms of when the new LL.M. would start.

Campbell Law School offers an Advanced J.D. program, aimed at international lawyers. Nottingham Law School offers a range of LL.M programs, including an LL.M in Law, one in Health Law and Ethics, and in Human Rights and Justice, among others.

For more information, please see the Campbell Law School news release announcing the joint LL.M.

You can also read about Nottingham Law School's LL.M. programs on the school's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/01/campbell-law-school-and-nottingham-law-school-announce-llm-partnership Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[George Washington University Law School Launches New Cybersecurity Initiative]]> George Washington University Law School has launched a new Cybersecurity Law Initiative.

The new center's director is Orin Kerr, author of a popular casebook and a thought leader in the cybersecurity law space.

The new initiative will offer a lecture series—open to the public—on the topics of cybersecurity law and technology.

In the longer term, according to a blog post by Kerr, the center may put on conferences and publish relevant research. It may also help develop an LL.M. specialization in Cybersecurity.

[Read: Preventing Future Breaches: LL.M.s in Cybersecurity]

As laws around cybersecurity continue to evolve, the topic is increasingly becoming important for some law schools. Last year, the University of Maryland announced that it was adding an LL.M. specialization in Cybersecurity, which covers a variety of topics, from foreign cyber crime to counterterrorism. Loyola Law School in Los Angeles also offers an LL.M. specialization in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy.

GW Law currently offers an LL.M. in National Security and US Foreign Relations Law, which includes a course on Cybersecurity Law.

For more information, please see GW Law's Cybersecurity Law Initiative webpage.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/01/george-washington-university-law-school-launches-new-cybersecurity-initiative Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[The Fletcher School Launches a Dual-Degree in International Law with the University of St. Gallen]]> Applications are now being accepted for the new dual-degree in international law from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

It will be possible to complete the LL.M./MIL in 18 months or two years, depending on which courses a student selects.

Upon completion of the program, students will have earned both a master of laws degree in international law (LL.M) from Fletcher and a master’s degree in international law (MIL) from St. Gallen.

Students will study at both institutions during the program, adding international experience to their study profile.

The executive director of Fletcher’s LL.M Program, John Burgess, has taught at both schools and helped develop the new program.

In a statement he said “both schools share a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship in the global context”.

“I am delighted that Fletcher and St. Gallen students will now have the opportunity to participate in a program that will provide them access to the highly complementary course offerings, outstanding teaching and different geographic exposure that the two schools offer.”


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/12/the-fletcher-school-launches-a-dual-degree-in-international-law-with-the-university-of-st-gallen Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Thomas Jefferson School of Law to Offer LL.M. in Practice Skills]]> The San Diego-based Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL) has announced that it will launch an LL.M. program in Practice Skills.

In the new program, students will be able to develop important legal skills while studying for their LL.M. These skills include client interaction, document drafting, negotiating, litigating, and running a law firm.

The LL.M.'s curriculum will cover a variety of legal topics, with classes like Negotiation Theory & Skills, Law Practice Management, Deposition Practice, and Litigation & Technology. Students will also have the opportunity to complete an externship during the program.

The new LL.M. will offer specializations in the following areas:

  • Transactional Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Practice

For more information, please see Thomas Jefferson's LL.M. in Practice Skills course webpage.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/12/thomas-jefferson-school-of-law-to-offer-llm-in-practice-skills Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Meet International Law Schools and Firms at e-fellows.net LL.M. Day in Munich]]> The annual e-fellows.net LL.M. Day, will include info sessions as well as the opportunity to talk to representatives from laws schools and firms from the US, UK and Australia.

The event will be held on March 18, 2017 in Munich. Registration is free but essential, as limited places are available.

Law schools and firms already confirmed for the event include:

  • Bond University (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, USA)
  • Georgetown University (Washington DC, USA)
  • George Washington University (Washington DC, USA)
  • Golden Gate University (San Francisco, USA)
  • IE Law School (Madrid, Spain)
  • University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK)
  • University of Kent (Canterbury, UK)
  • University of Miami (Miami, USA)
  • University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)
  • University of Notre Dame (South Bend, USA / London, UK)
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (Los Angeles, USA)
  • University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK)
  • University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
  • University of Texas (Austin, USA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, USA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, USA)
  • Cornell University (New York, USA)
  • Barbri
  • GSK Stockmann
  • Linklaters
  • Hengeler Mueller
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Allen & Overy

The number of participants is limited so that everyone has the chance to connect with representatives and ask any questions they may have.

There is also a financial incentive for attending the event: each year some of the schools offer scholarships exclusively to those applicants that have attended this event. In the past funding has ranged from covering the cost of application feeds to a scholarship worth 25,000 USD.

More information and registration details are available on e-fellows.net.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/12/meet-international-law-schools-and-firms-at-e-fellowsnet-llm-day-in-munich Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Univeristy of Law to Offer LL.M. With Bar Training]]> From September 2017 the University of Law will offer an LL.M. that helps students prepare for the bar exam.

The new BPTC LL.M. will be integrated into the bar course so students will earn their LL.M. at the same time as completing their BPTC program.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to advise and represent clients in the fields of family, house and immigration law. 

This professional experience will be matched with academic support via a Masters supervisor, offering a reflective learning process.

The new program is offered full-time in Birmingham, Leeds or London Bloomsbury or part-time in Birmingham or London Bloomsbury.

More information is available on the program website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/12/univeristy-of-law-to-offer-llm-with-bar-training Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[LL.M. Application Deadlines for Fall 2017: Schools in Asia]]> Here we list application deadlines for full-time LL.M. programs in Asia beginning in Fall 2017.

The schools were chosen based on the most-visited university programs on LLM GUIDE and other top programs.

Please remember to always double-check the program’s official website for details.

China

China-EU School of Law (CESL) at the China-University of Political Science and Law

  • Deadline: March 31

Peking University

  • Deadline is in March each year

Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong

  • Deadline: February 28, 2017

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

  • Rolling applications, beginning in November every year

India

University of Mumbai

  • No deadline information

Indian Law Institute

  • No deadline information given

National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur

  • No cut-off date for application

National Law School of India University (NLSIU)

  • Admissions information will be published in December 2016

University of Delhi – Faculty of Law

  • No deadline information given

Acharya Nagarjuna University

  • No deadline information given

Amity University

  • Admission not yet open

ILS Law College – Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

  • No deadline information given

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

  • No deadline information given

University of Pune, India

  • No deadline information given

The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, India

  • Deadline: June each year
  • Late deadline: July each year

Japan

University of Tokyo

  • Deadline: mid-June

Kyushu University

  • Deadline for self-funded students: January 13, 2017
  • Deadline for students applying for scholarships: deadlines are staggered from now until January 2017

Nagoya University

  • Deadline: January 12, 2017

Malaysia

University of Malaya

  • Deadline: November 30

Pakistan

International Islamic University Islamabad - Faculty of Shariah & Law

  • No deadline information given

Singapore

National University of Singapore

  • Deadline for Spring enrolment not yet announced

New York University School of Law (NYU) / National University of Singapore (NUS)

  • Deadline for applicants with Foreign Education Credentials: December 15
  • Deadline for Applicants with Domestic Education Credentials: February 1

Singapore Management University

  • Deadline: April 14, 2017

South Korea

Kyung Hee University - Graduate School of International Legal Affairs, South Korea

  • Applications closed November 10

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/11/llm-application-deadlines-for-fall-2017-schools-in-asia Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[University of Aberdeen Announces New LL.M. Program]]> The University of Aberdeen in Scotland has launched an LLM in International Trade Law with Professional Skills.

The program is designed for lawyers and civil servants to gain the legal expertise as well as the practical skills needed for international trade negotiation.

Students have the option of undertaking the program over one-year full-time or two-years part-time. Students can begin in either September or January.

Optional courses cover oil and gas law, energy and innovation, as well as some very specific - but highly interesting - topics like international commercial arbitration in the Asia Pacific, and the cultural property issues around art and museums.

This new program will be added to the school's existing LL.M. offering, which includes a General Law program as well as the LL.M. in Criminal Justice, and another in human rights.

Students from within the EU as well as outside are welcome to apply. For application requirements and more details, see the program website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/11/university-of-aberdeen-announces-new-llm-program Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Chinese University of Hong Kong Offers Three LL.M. Scholarships]]> The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Faculty of Law will award three scholarships for its LL.M. program for the academic year beginning fall 2017.

The recipients will be chosen based on academic merit, as assessed by an applicant's application materials. 

Application deadlines for admission to CUHK's LL.M. programs are February 24 (1st round) and April 13, 2017 (2nd round).

Each award covers tuition fees, as well as a stipend for living expenses of HK$80,000.

For further information about the scholarship, see the the CUHK Faculty of Law website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/11/chinese-university-of-hong-kong-offers-three-llm-scholarships Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Online Graduate Law Fair Coming up on November 10]]> EducationUSA and CollegeWeekLive will host an online legal fair on November 10.

During the virtual fair, participants will be able to get information about LL.M.s and other graduate law programs from a number of US law schools, including American University, UCLA, the University of Virginia, and more. A full list of participating law schools can be found below.

Additionally, participants will also be able to receive information about a variety of application topics, including financial aid and visa concerns. 

One $1,000 scholarship will also be available.

The online fair will take place on November 10 from 7am to 10am EST.

For more information or to register, please visit EducationUSA's Virtual Legal Fair registration page.

Participating Law Schools include:

  • American University
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • DePaul University
  • Drexel University
  • George Washington University
  • Indiana University
  • Ohio State
  • Temple University
  • UCLA
  • U.C. Hastings
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Virginia
  • Yeshiva University
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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/11/online-graduate-law-fair-coming-up-on-november-10 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[California's UC Davis School of Law Offering Informational Webinars]]> The UC Davis School of Law is holding a series of live online webinars for prospective students to learn more about their LL.M. programs.

The University of California series will offer a chance for international students to get informed about the school's LL.M. and studying in the US more generally, as well as information about what they can expect from life at the school.

There will also be the opportunity for participants to ask questions about admissions, with program staff on hand to answer them.

The upcoming dates are:

October 27 at 7:00 a.m. PST, offered through EducationUSA Kazakhstan at http://live.newrow.com/show/wgz-149. (This webinar will be presented in English.)


October 27 at 8:30 a.m. PST, offered through Fulbright Italy; complete the brief sign up form here to join the webinar. (This webinar will be presented in English.)


October 28 at 9:00 a.m. PST, offered through EducationUSA Mexico at http://live.NewRow.com/show/wti-329. (This webinar will be presented in English.)


November 9 at 10:00 a.m. PST, offered through EducationUSA Brazil; complete the brief sign-up form at http://migre.me/vaa5t. (This webinar will be presented in English.)


November 16 at 8:30 a.m. PST, offered through Fulbright Spain; link coming soon. (This webinar will be presented in Spanish.)


November 23 at 3:00 p.m. PST, offered through EducationUSA Peru at http://live.newrow.com/show/wng-667. (This webinar will be presented in Spanish.)


December 2 at 3:30 a.m. PST, offered through EducationUSA India at http://live.newrow.com/show/whb-287. (This webinar will be presented in English.)

For more information, see the school's website.

Read more about the school's LL.M. programs on UC Davis' Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/10/california-s-uc-davis-school-of-law-offering-informational-webinars Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Upcoming LGBTI Networking Event for Lawyers In Cologne]]> ALICE, a project of Uhlala GmbH, has announced that it is putting on an LGBTI networking event for lawyers in Cologne on November 19.

The event will provide a networking platform and will allow participants to attend LGBTI-related panel discussions.

At the event, attendees will be able to meet with representatives from a number of law firms, including Latham & Watkins and Hogan Lovells. A full list of the confirmed law firms can be found below. 

The event will begin at 10:00 and is scheduled to run for the whole day, including a reception event at 18:00 and an after party show at 23:00. See a complete program here.

Over 100 visitors from Germany and abroad are expected to attend. The event will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cologne.

The fair is named after Alice Nkom, a Cameroonian lawyer working for the decriminalization of homosexuality in her home country.

Registration for most of the activities are free. Register on ALICE's Eventbrite page.

Representatives from the following law firms will be in attendance, among others:

  • Ashurst
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Kapellmann
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Linklaters
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • White & Case

For more information, please see the ALICE webpage.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/10/upcoming-lgbti-networking-event-for-lawyers-in-cologne Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[LL.M. Application Deadlines: Schools in UK & Ireland for Fall 2017]]> Here we list application deadlines for full-time LL.M. programs in the United Kingdom or Ireland beginning in Fall 2017.

Please always double-check the program website for details.

Oxford – January 20

King's College London – March 31 (recommended)

Queen Mary – July 31

LSE – LL.M.: No application deadline; rolling admissions

University of London International Programmes – January 31 (April entry), July 31 (November entry)

Edinburgh – LL.M: July 25

University College London (UCL) – June 1 (January 20 for scholarship candidates)

City London – February (recommended)

Cambridge – LL.M.: November 15

Trinity Dublin – LL.M.: May 31

Mlitt/PhD: No closing dates for applications

Glasgow – July 21 (international), August 25 (EU/UK)

Aberdeen – July 29

Kent – No application deadline

Essex – By July 1

Strathclyde – End of March

Manchester – June 15 for international applicants, August 15 for EU applicants.

Swansea – No formal deadline

CEPMLP Dundee – No formal deadline (EU/UK), January 15 (international)

Liverpool – No official deadline, but by the end of July is advised

Reading – June 1 (international), August 1 (EU/UK)

Birmingham – End of May (international), no formal deadline (EU/UK)

Nottingham – May 31

Southampton – No formal deadline

SOAS – September 1

Durham – No formal deadline

Bristol – June 1 (international), July 1 (UK/EU)

Dundee - July 31

Warwick – July 31 (international), no formal deadline (EU/UK)

Birkbeck College – LL.M.: No formal deadline

Oxford Brookes – No deadline information

Westminster – Deadline for international students is June 30, but they recommend applying by January as the popular programs fill up quickly.

Northumbria – July 31 (international)

Cardiff – July 24 (latest)

UCD Dublin – July 31

Leeds – LL.M.: June 30 (international), July 31 (UK/EU)

IALS London – August 31

Derby (Online Programs) – January 16

Leicester – August 31

De Montfort – No deadline

Queen's Belfast – Up to end of August

Bangor – By the end of June

Liverpool – No formal deadline, but no later than June is advised

Sheffield – No specific deadline

BPP Law School – No formal deadline

Wales Aberystwyth – Taught LL.M.: No formal deadline

LL.M. by Research: before the end of February

Salford - July


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/10/llm-application-deadlines-schools-in-uk-ireland-for-fall-2017 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Application Deadlines for Full-Time LL.M. Programs in the US - Fall 2017]]> Here we list application deadlines for LL.M. programs at US law schools for fall 2017 admission.

The schools were chosen based on the most-visited university programs on LLM GUIDE and other top programs.

Pay close attention to differing deadlines for domestic and international applicants, as well as for students who wish to apply for scholarships.

Some law schools are still yet to announce their LL.M. application deadlines yet; we'll update this list as more schools add their deadlines.

New York University (NYU) School of Law

  • Foreign Credential Applicants: December 15
  • Domestic Credential Applicants: April 3 (except for following programs)
  • Deadline, LL.M. in Legal Theory: February 1
  • Deadlines, LL.M. in Taxation: February 1 (priority scholarship deadline); April 3 (final)
  • Deadline, part-time programs: June 1

UC Berkeley School of Law

  • Application deadline, LL.M: January 10

USC Law School

  • Application deadline, LL.M. with application fee waiver: March 1
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis until May 1

Georgetown University Law Center

  • Application deadlines, LL.M. (foreign-trained attorneys): November 11, 2016 (early action), February 10, 2017 (regular action)
  • Application deadlines, LL.M. (US-trained attorneys): January 6 (early action,) February 24 (regular action)

Columbia Law School

  • Early review LL.M. application deadline: November 1
  • Regular admission LL.M. application deadline: December 15 (Regular Admission)

Harvard Law School

  • The final deadline is December 1

UCLA School of Law

  • LL.M. deadline: February 15 (through LSAC)

Stanford Law School

  • Application deadline, LL.M.: December 2

Boston University School of Law

  • International applicants: April 15
  • Domestic applicants: July 31

UPenn (Penn Law)

  • LL.M. application deadlines: November 15 (early notification) or December 15
  • Early application deadline: September 1

George Washington (GW Law)

  • Deadlines: March 15 (international); May 1 (domestic)

Northwestern University School of Law

  • LL.M. application deadline: January 15

Cornell Law School

  • LL.M. application deadline: December 15

Fordham University School of Law

  • LL.M. application deadline: March 1

Duke Law School

  • LL.M. application deadline: January 20

University of Chicago Law School

  • Rolling deadlines (preferred December 15)

American University - Washington College of Law

  • Spring intake deadlines: International Students - October 1; US Citizen/Permanent Resident Students - November 1
  • Fall intake deadlines: International Students - May 1
  • Domestic Students - July 1

University of Washington, Seattle (UW Law School)

  • Deadline, international students: February 1 (fall only)
  • Deadline, US students: May 1 for the fall semester

University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis, from October 1 to May 1

UC Davis School of Law

  • Application deadline, LL.M.: January 10 (encouraged); applications accepted until mid-August

Yale Law School

  • Application deadline, LL.M.: December 1

Cardozo School of Law

  • Deadlines: June 15 (Fall); Rolling admissions begin September 1, December 1 (Spring)

University Virginia School of Law

  • LL.M. application deadline: February 1

West Virginia University

  • Application deadlines: March 1

Vanderbilt University Law School

  • LL.M. application deadline: April 1

UC Hastings

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
  • Deadline, scholarships and financial aid consideration: March 1

University of Oklahoma College of Law

  • Applications: Rolling, with applications for priority processing due by March 15

Michigan Law

  • LL.M. application deadline: January 31

Brooklyn Law School

  • Application deadlines: December 1 (early decision); rolling admissions (regular review)

Penn State Law

  • Rolling applications, preferred June 1

Loyola University Chicago

  • Fall enrolment deadline: July 1
  • Online LL.M. deadline: August 1

Tulane Law School

  • Application deadline, LL.M.: May 1
  • Application deadline, SJD: April 1

University of Houston Law Center

  • Fall intake deadlines: March 1
  • Spring intake deadline: October 1

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

  • March 1

University of San Diego School of Law

  • Rolling admissions. Priority deadlines: June 1 (Fall), November 1 (Spring), April 1 (Summer)

New York Law School (NYLS)

  • Rolling admissions. Priority deadlines: August 1 (Fall), December 1 (Spring), April 30 (Summer)

University of Texas School of Law (UT)

  • LL.M. application deadline: March 1 (for priority consideration)

Tufts University - Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

  • Deadlines: November 15 (early notification); January 10 (regular); March 1 (late deadline)

University of San Francisco - School of Law (USF)

  • Deadline, LL.M. in Tax: February 15
  • Deadline, LL.M. in IP and Technology Law / LL.M. in International Transactions and Comparative Law: February 16

John Marshall Law School (Chicago)

  • Deadline, Fall: August 1 (MJ in Real Estate - Fall Deadline: June 10)
  • Deadline, Spring: December 1
  • Deadline, Summer: May 1

University of Minnesota Law School

  • LL.M. and SJD application deadline: April 1

Pepperdine University School of Law

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and need to be submitted at least four months prior to the intended start date. Courses start in the Fall (mid-August), Spring (early January) and Summer (late May) terms.

Emory University School of Law

  • Apply by April 15 to start in August. Applications are considered for fall on a space available basis through June.

Florida Coastal School of Law

  • Rolling applications

Pace Law School

  • Rolling applications, but apply early for scholarship consideration

Chapman University - Fowler School of Law

  • Rolling applications: March 1 (priority), June 30 (final)

Boston College Law School

  • Rolling applications: April 30th (Fall) but well before the April 30 preferred, take the LSAT no later than December

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<![CDATA[Pakistan's Bahria University Launches its First LL.M. Program]]> The inaugural class of Bahria University's LL.M. program began on Friday with a ceremony held at its Islamabad campus.

Applications for this brand new two-year LL.M. closed at the end of August, with the next cohort to begin in fall 2017.

The program includes a broad range of electives, including comparative environmental law, international trade law, Islamic law, the legal history of Pakistan and India, and a comparative study of Islamic and Western Jurisprudence.

A number of scholarships are also available, based on need and merit.

For more information, see the program website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/10/pakistan-s-bahria-university-launches-its-first-llm-program Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Six US Law Schools to Host LL.M. Info Sessions in South America]]> Six US law schools will be represented at LL.M. info sessions across South America in October, for the LL.M. USA Law School Consortium tour.

Here are the dates and locations:

Participants must register online in advance.

All events will run from 19.00-21.00, covering the value of US LL.M. programs, funding and how to make a competitive application.

There will also be the opportunity to speak one-on-one with administrators from each school. The schools that will be represented at the info sessions are:

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Hofstra Law
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law

For more information, visit the LL.M. USA Law School Consortium website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/09/six-us-law-schools-to-give-llm-info-sessions-in-south-america Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[USC Launches Two Master Degrees in Alternative Dispute Resolution]]> Alternative Dispute Resolution – or ADR – will be the focus of two new Master programs at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, beginning fall 2017.

The one-year full-time programs will train professionals in arbitration and mediation. Part-time options are available.

According to the university, less than 2 percent of lawsuits make it to trial, making ADR a value tool for both lawyers and other professionals working in government, business and human resources.

The new Master of Dispute Resolution will cater to these professionals, as well as lawyers, equipping them with the tools to manage ADR and mediation in the public and private sectors.

As well as the law classes, students will be able to take classes is business, communication and public policy.

The second new offering, the Master of Laws in Alternative Dispute Resolution (an "LL.M. in ADR"), is for lawyers looking to specialize in ADR.

Applications for both programs are now being accepted for fall 2017. Partial scholarships will be offered to all members of the inaugural class of each program.

More information is available on the school’s website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/09/university-of-southern-california-launches-two-master-degrees-in-alternative-dispute-resolution Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Info Sessions and Visits Available at US Law Schools - Fall 2016]]> For students considering applying to law schools for programs beginning in fall 2017, many law schools offer the opportunity to visit campus this fall.

Some schools' recruitment teams also travel around the country - or even across the world - to meet prospective students, and are already posting dates for these events.

Here you will find info session details from the 20 most-viewed law schools on LLM-Guide.com.

NYU

Stanford Law School

University of California, Berkeley Law

  • Law School tours taking place on October 21 and December 2, followed by applicant info sessions with the Dean of Admissions 
  • The admissions team is also represented at many fairs and panels across the US 

Columbia Law School

  • Self-guided tours are welcome on a drop-in basis during office hours
  • Their visitation program – including a tour of the law school and the opportunity to visit classes and the law library – will be held: October 10, October 25, November 10, November 23, December 8, January 12 and February 1

Georgetown University Law Center

  • Information sessions available from time-to-time. Dates will be posted on their website

Harvard Law

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • Info sessions are posted on a rolling calendar of events on their website

University of Pennsylvania – Penn Law

  • Info sessions will be held on October 7, 17, 22, 31 and November 7. These include a student-led tour, a class visit and a Q&A with an admissions staff member. Registration required

George Washington University Law School

  • Info session dates will be published on the school’s calendar. They usually take place in the fall and winter leading up to a program beginning the following fall. 

University of Miami School of Law

University of Southern California (USC) – Gould School of Law

Boston University

Yale University

Northwestern University – Pritzker School of Law

  • Daily tours during the semester, as well as class visits, are available – register here
  • For those unable to visit in person, the law school offers a virtual tour on its website 

Fordham University School of Law

  • Make an appointment to visit the school on their website

University of Notre Dame Law School

  • During the fall, school visits are available Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. These include a class visit, info session and tour of the school, plus optional Career Development Office info session and campus tour. 

Cornell Law School

  • Call to make an appointment for a school tour or class visit. More info here
  • The Cornell Law School recruiting team will be represented at law school fairs around the country. The schedule is on their website

University of Chicago Law School

  • Open House on October 31 and November 21, including a school tour, class visit, and meet with students, faculty and staff. RSVP here
  • Visits are also possible outside these times

Duke University School of Law

  • Register for visits and guided tours on their website. There it is also possible to see a schedule of classes available for visiting.

American University – Washington College of Law

  • The school offers a weekly program of visits and information sessions – including evening options – during the semester. See the schedule and RSVP on their website

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/09/info-sessions-and-visits-available-at-us-law-schools-fall-2016 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[LL.M. Application Deadlines for Fall 2017 - European Schools]]> Here we present a list of application deadlines for LL.M. programs at European law schools, starting in the fall of 2017. The schools were chosen based on the most-visited European university programs on LLM GUIDE and other top programs.

Many of these schools offer separate deadlines for students living inside or outside the EU/EEA, so make sure to check which deadlines applies to you.

Not all application deadlines have been announced yet, but we'll update this list as more add their deadlines.

Remember: it's always best to double-check deadlines on a program's website.

Austria

University of Vienna (LL.M. in International Legal Studies)

  • March 1

University of Vienna (European and International Business Law Program)

  • August 31

Belgium

College of Europe

  • January 18

Ghent University

  • Deadline: Early July

University of Liège - Liege Competition and Innovation Institute

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until program start in mid-September

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Institute for European Studies - IES)

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Denmark

University of Copenhagen

  • Applications open February 1 and the deadline is April 1.

Finland

University of Helsinki

  • Deadlines not yet announced

France

Queen Mary (QMUL) - Paris

  • July 7

Sorbonne University International

  • Deadline: September for an October start

LYON Catholic

  • Deadline: June 30

Paris I – Sorbonne

  • Deadline: September 20

Toulouse I Capitole

  • Deadline: May

Paris II – Assas

  • Deadline: September for an October start

LYON III

  • Application deadline, LL.M. beginning in September: June 30

Germany

ILF Institute for Law and Finance at Frankfurt University

  • Applicants from Germany: August 15
  • Applicants from all EU/EEA countries, Australia, Canada, USA, Japan, Israel, South Korea and New Zealand: July 31
  • All other nationalities: June 30

Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • Application deadline: May

Hamburg University (EMLE Program)

  • Application deadline: January 11

Munich University

  • Application deadline: July 15

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center MIPLC

  • Application deadline: April 30 (note: candidates seeking financial assistance via DAAD must apply by October 15 a year beforehand. Candidates from Cameroon apply by July 31)

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

  • LL.M application deadlines: January 15, July 15

Europa-Institut - Universität des Saarlandes

  • Deadline: September

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin)

  • Application deadline: September 11

Hungary

Central European University

  • February 1 if you are applying for CEU Financial Aid
  • Applications are open February 2 until June 1 for self-financing applicants

Italy

European University Institute Florence (EUI)

  • Application deadline: January

UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute)

  • Electronic application deadline: October
  • For candidates with non-Italian degrees: November

Luxembourg

University Luxembourg

  • LL.M. application deadlines not yet published

The Netherlands

Tilburg Law School

  • Deadline, international, Non-EU/EEA: April 1
  • Deadline, EU/EEA/Swiss applicants: July 1
  • Deadline, Dutch applicants: August 1

Leiden Law School

  • Deadlines, international students: April 1
  • Deadlines, EU/EEA/Swiss students: June 15

Amsterdam Law School

  • Deadline, LL.M.: January 15 (if applying for a scholarship)
  • Deadline, LL.M, international students: April 1
  • Deadline, LL.M, Dutch students: May 1

Maastricht University

  • Deadline, LL.M. September start, international students: June 1 (international)
  • Deadline, LL.M. September start, EU/EEA/Swiss students: July 15
  • Deadline, LL.M. February start, non-EU/EEA students: November 1
  • Deadline, LL.M. February start, EU/EEA students: December 15

Erasmus School of Law

  • Deadline, EMLE: January 11
  • Deadline, LL.M., international applicants applying for an external scholarship: December 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., international students applying for tuition waiver: May 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., international students: July 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., EU students: August 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., Dutch students: August 15

Utrecht University School of Law

  • Rolling deadlines

University of Groningen

  • Deadline, non-EU/EEA students: June 1

Norway

University of Oslo

  • Application deadline, international students: December 1
  • Application deadline, EU/EEA/Swiss students: March 1
  • Application deadline, students from Norway & the Nordics: April 15

Portugal

Lisbon Católica

  • Rolling application deadlines, program starts in September

Spain

IE Law School

  • Rolling deadlines

ISDE

  • Rolling deadlines

ESADE Law School

  • Rolling deadlines

Sweden

Stockholm University

  • For those who are applying for scholarships or need a residence permit, the first application round runs from October 17, 2016 until January 16, 2017
  • Second round: March 15 to April 18, 2017

Uppsala University

  • Application deadline: January for international students, April for Swedish students

Lund University

  • Application deadline: January 15

Switzerland

University of Zurich

  • Application deadline, EU/EEA/Swiss students: April 30
  • International students should apply as early as possible

MIDS Geneva

  • Application deadline, LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement: February 1

IHEID Graduate Institute (Geneva)

  • Application deadline: January 15

Fribourg University

  • Rolling applications

ADH Geneva

  • Deadlines not yet announced

Lausanne (UNIL)

  • Application deadline, fall term: Rolling, June 30

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/09/llm-application-deadlines-for-fall-2017-european-schools Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[QMUL Launches LL.M. Class in E-Disclosure]]> Queen Mary University of London has announced that it is adding a class in e-disclosure to its LL.M. program.

Electronic disclosure, or "e-disclosure," also known as "e-discovery," refers to the discovery in legal proceedings where the information sought is in some kind of electronic form. It's a growing field, and one that presents particular challenges for legal professionals.

"At the broad level, e-disclosure presents all sorts of challenges in terms of using electronic data, this material must be properly understood if it is to be preserved and used as part of a legal case," says Ian Walden, professor at QMUL. "We are also operating in a big volume environment – the sheer amount of information that needs to be acquired, analysed, and properly accounted for is – in itself – a significant challenge.”

As part of the new class, students will receive hands-on training with the e-discovery software Relativity

For more information, please see the QMUL news release announcing the launch of the new e-disclosure class.

Read more about QMUL's LL.M. programs on the school's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/09/qmul-launches-llm-class-in-e-disclosure Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[e-fellows.net to Host an LL.M. Info Event in Frankfurt on November 12]]> The organization e-fellows.net will host an LL.M. info event in Frankfurt on November 12.

Attendees will be able to meet with law school representatives and learn about LL.M. programs offered all over the world. There will also be an LL.M. panel with representatives from companies and law firms. Representatives from companies such as BASF and law firms like GSK Stockmann and Linklaters will be in attendance.

Attendance to the event is limited to lawyers or law students who will soon finish their first law degree.

To register for the event or to learn more, please see e-fellows' LL.M. info session webpage (in German). Interested attendees must register by October 23.

Over 20 law schools will be in attendance. Here's a list of the law schools who will be there:

  • Emory University School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • George Washington University School of Law
  • IE Law School
  • LaTrobe University
  • Northumbria University 
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Bond University Faculty of Law
  • Deakin University
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • University of Auckland
  • UC Hastings Law
  • UCLA Law
  • University of East Anglia (UEA Law)
  • University of Manchester - School of Law
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • University of New South Wales - UNSW Law
  • University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame Law School
  • USC Gould School of Law
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Texas 
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Vanderbilt University Law School

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/08/e-fellowsnet-to-host-an-llm-info-event-in-frankfurt-on-november-12 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Keio University to Launch an LL.M. Program]]> The Tokyo, Japan-based Keio University Law School has announced that it plans to launch an LL.M. program next year.

The new program will be called "LL.M. in Global Legal Practice," and will begin in April 2017, pending approval by authorities.

Full-time students can complete the program in one year, and part-timers can finish in either 1.5 or 2 years. The program will be delivered completely in English. Students will be able to start in either the spring (April) or fall (September). 

The LL.M. will be open to both Japanese and international students. 

The LL.M. program's curriculum covers a number of topics in Japanese and Asian Law, Global Business, Comparative Law, and Global Security, among other topic areas. 

Students will have the option of completing up to half the program's credits through an overseas study program with a partner institution. Keio's partners include Cornell, Georgetown, UCLA, University of Washington, Canada's University of British Columbia, the Paris-based Sciences Po, Yonsei in South Korea, China's Tsinghua, National Taiwan University and Singapore Management University.

The school notes that the LL.M. program does not meet the requirements for a student to sit the bar exam in Japan or elsewhere.Students interested in taking Japan's bar exam should instead consider Keio's Japanese-language JD program.

For more information, please see Keio's LL.M. program webpage.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/08/keio-university-to-launch-an-llm-program Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[QS to Hold a Graduate Fair in Toronto on September 10]]> QS—the UK-based Quacquarelli Symonds—will hold a World Grad School Tour event in Toronto on September 10. Participating law schools include Queen's University Belfast - School of Law, the UK's The University of Law, and UCLA School of Law.

At the event, attendees will be able to meet with admissions staff from a variety of schools, apply for scholarships, and attend info sessions.

LL.M. staff rom UCLA's School of Law will be on hand to share information about the program, answer questions, and provide tips on how to submit a competitive application for the LL.M. program.

Other universities participating in the forum include King's College London (KCL), George Washington University, and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), among others.

The event will be held on September 10, in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, beginning at 12:30pm.

To register for the event or to learn more, please see QS' World Grad School Tour: Toronto webpage. 


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/08/qs-to-hold-a-graduate-fair-in-toronto-on-september-10 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Brussels School of Competition Forges LL.M. Partnership]]> The Brussels School of Competition has announced that its LL.M. in EU Competition Law and Economics will now be jointly certified by two other Belgian schools.

The University of Liege and the University of St. Louis in Brussels will partner with BSC on certification, starting in the 2016 to 2017 school year. 

Since 2010, BSC has offered this part-time LL.M. program to working students. Upon completion of the jointly certified program, students will be awarded a 32-credit inter-university certificate in competition law. 

For more information about the program, visit the Brussels School of Competition website

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/08/brussels-school-of-competition-forges-llm-partnership Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[IU McKinney to Add a Global Residency Option to LL.M. Program]]> Indiana University's McKinney School of Law has announced plans to add a semester-long global residency option to its LL.M. program.

Students pursuing the new residency will be able to spend a semester abroad, in their home countries or elsewhere.

The LL.M. students who choose to pursue this option will spend the fall semester taking face-to-face classes on the IU McKinney's campus. They'll then travel home or to another country for the spring semester and finish the program online.

This new residency option is available to students taking part in either the American Law for Foreign Lawyers track, or the Corporate and Commercial Law track

According to the school, the new residency option is ideal for working professionals who may have trouble living in the US for nine months.

The new LL.M. residency option will launch in the fall 2017.

You can read more about the school's LL.M. programs on IU McKinney's Full Profile on LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/07/iu-mckinney-to-add-a-global-residency-option-to-llm-program Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[QMUL and Sorbonne Law to Launch a Double LL.M. in Paris]]> Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Sorbonne Law School have announced the launch of a double LL.M. program to be delivered in Paris.

Graduates of the new joint program will will receive an LL.M. in International Business Law from QMUL, and an LL.M. in French and European Law from Sorbonne Law.

The new Sorbonne-QMUL Double LL.M. will be delivered in both English and French and will take 18 months to complete. Classes will be held at both the University of London Institute in Paris and the Sorbonne.

The double LL.M. will launch begin in January. In the first semester, students will take 6 modules chosen from QMUL offerings in Paris, as well as classes in common law and critical thinking. During this semester, students will also work on a dissertation and take French language classes.

In the second semester, students will take 5 classes in French-European community law from the Sorbonne, as well as introduction to French law classes, more French language classes and other workshops.

The final semester will consist of an internship or other work experience component taking at least three months. 

You can read more about QMUL's other LL.M. offerings on the school's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/07/qmul-and-sorbonne-law-to-launch-a-double-llm-in-paris Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Albany Law School to Offer a 2-Year JD Program]]> New York's Albany Law School will launch a two-year JD program next year.

The new program, which cuts one year off of a traditional three-year JD, will save students both time and tuition money. 

According to the school, the program will hold a particular appeal for older students.

“There are applicants who are driven to obtain a legal education and apply it to the job market as soon as possible,” says Alicia Ouellette, Albany Law's dean. “This particularly applies to older students who left the workforce to pursue their passion for the law."

Students can start in either January or May. The program is 24 months long and includes study during two summer sessions. 

The new two-year JD is set to launch in January. International students are welcome to apply; application details and criteria were not immediately available.

You can read more about the school's LL.M. programs on Albany Law's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/07/albany-law-school-to-offer-a-2-year-jd-program Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Essex to Launch an Online LL.M. in International Trade and Commercial Law]]> The University of Essex has announced the launch of a new online LL.M. in International Trade and Commercial Law.

The new LL.M. will cater to a growing demand in law professionals in this field, fueled by increasing global trade.

The LL.M. in International Trade and Commercial Law will prepare students for roles in international law firms, multinational corporations, NGOs, and other institutions.

The new LL.M. will take place online and will begin in January 2017.

The program is designed for both those who have an undergraduate degree in law as well as other professionals.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/07/essex-to-launch-an-online-llm-in-international-trade-and-commercial-law Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[University of Aberdeen Launches Dispute Resolution LL.M.]]> Scotland's University of Aberdeen has announced the launch of an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution.

The program will be delivered either on a part-time basis or online, and will cover topics in negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

The LL.M.'s flexibility will allow students to complete the program in one, two, or two and a half years. 

You can also read more about the school's LL.M. programs on the University of Aberdeen's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/06/university-of-aberdeen-launches-dispute-resolution-llm Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Sussex to Launch an LL.M. in Qatar]]> The University of Sussex has announced plans to launch a new LL.M. program in Qatar.

The new LL.M. will cover topics in corruption, law and governance, and will be offered through a partnership with the Doha-based Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC).

The LL.M. in Corruption, Law and Governance will be delivered on a part-time basis over two years.

Program participants are expected to be professionals working in government, the commercial sector, and NGOs who are committed to tackling corruption.

The new LL.M. is set to launch this September.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/06/sussex-to-launch-an-llm-in-qatar Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Pace University Renames Law School]]> New York's Pace University has announced that it has renamed its law school to the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, after receiving a donation from the Haub family.

The name change is in honor of Elisabeth Haub, a German environmentalist, philanthropist and entrepreneur who passed away in 1977. 

In 1968, Haub founded the Karl Schmitz-Scholl Fund, which works toward enacting regulatory changes for environmental goals.

Along with the new name, the donation from the Haub family will also allow Pace's law school to fund a range of new initiatives and create a Chair in Environmental Law.

Pace University has a longstanding collaboration with Haub's family. Since 1997, Pace has worked with the International Council of Environmental Law to award the "Elisabeth Haub Award for Environment Diplomacy," which each year recognizes the environmental accomplishments of diplomats, international civil servants and other negotiators.

Read about Pace's LL.M. programs on the school's Full Profile on LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/05/pace-university-renames-law-school Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Seton Hall Law to Offer an Online LL.M. in Financial Services Compliance]]> Read this article about LL.M Programs in Compliance.

New Jersey's Seton Hall University School of Law has announced the launch of a new online LL.M. program in Financial Services Compliance.

The new LL.M. will cover a range of topics that are important for attorneys who want to work in the growing field of financial compliance. Course offerings include "Introduction to Corporate Finance," "Securities Regulation and Compliance," and "Governance, Compliance, Enforcement and Risk Management," among others. 

The program is positioned to tap into the growing demand for legal professionals in the financial compliance space. “Compliance remains the fastest-growing area in the financial services industry, offering new opportunities for attorneys with specialized knowledge of financial services law and compliance,” says Timothy  Glynn, Seton Hall's Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Education.

A growing number of law schools are offering LL.M. programs in financial compliance. The UK's Warwick School of Law, for instance, offers an LL.M in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, which looks at the various legal implications of regulation in the post-financial crisis era. London's BPP University offers a similar LL.M. in Financial Regulation and Compliance.

Fordham Law's LL.M. in Corporate Compliance, launched in 2014, also addresses some issues in financial compliance.

Although Seton Hall's new program is delivered primarily online, students can also take some classes on campus.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/05/seton-hall-law-to-offer-an-online-llm-in-financial-services-compliance Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[BU Law Announces New Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance Certificate]]> Read this article about LL.M. Programs in Compliance.

Boston University School of Law has announced a new online certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance, in response to growing demands for regulatory compliance experts.

The 12-credit certificate program, which will launch in fall 2016, will cover topics such as risk management in international transactions and corporate governance.

BU, which developed the certificate in conjunction with its Metropolitan College's Risk Management program, says that the program is intended to address a growing market demand for professionals who understand legal risks in a variety of different industries. 

“We have launched this certificate to address the challenges enterprises face in understanding the rules that govern their activities, as well as the risks they assume if they are not on top of regulatory requirements,” says John Riccardi, assistant dean for graduate and international programs, in a press release. “We expect the demand for expertise in compliance will only continue to grow.”

Read more about the Boston University School of Law on the school's Full Profile on LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/05/bu-law-announces-new-enterprise-risk-management-and-compliance-certificate Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[The University of Groningen Launches Dual LL.M. Option]]> The Netherlands' University of Groningen has announced that its law students now have the opportunity to pursue two LL.M. degrees simultaneously.

Completing two degrees takes one and a half years rather than the one year required for a single LL.M.

Students can mix and match specialized LL.M. degrees. These are the most popular double LL.M. options, according to the school:

  • Master of Laws in International Commercial Law & International Business Law
  • Master of Laws in Global Criminal Law & International Human Rights Law
  • Master of Laws in European Market Law & International Business Law

The school also offers specialized LL.M.s in Energy and Climate Law and Public International Law. 

Read more about the school on the University of Groningen's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/05/the-university-of-groningen-launches-dual-llm-option Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Georgetown Announces New Scholarship Fund for Tax LL.M. Students]]> Georgetown Law has partnered with law firm Baker & McKenzie to launch a new scholarship aimed at tax LL.M. students.

The Leonard B. Terr Memorial Scholarship is named for Leonard Terr, a Baker & McKenzie partner who taught at Georgetown for 17 years until his death in 2015.

"The scholarship will provide tuition assistance for tax LL.M. students who have demonstrated financial need, who display a commitment to pursuing a career in tax law and who embody Georgetown’s ideals of service to others," according to a news release from the school.

The fund is valued at $1 million; no information was currently available in terms of the amount of individual scholarships. The first scholarship will be awarded to an LL.M student in the fall of 2016.

You can read more about the school on Georgetown's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/05/georgetown-announces-new-scholarship-fund-for-tax-llm-students Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Maastricht University Partners with the University of Aruba to Launch Double LL.M.]]> Maastricht University has partnered with the University of Aruba to launch a double LL.M. program in International and European Tax Law.

The program, which is offered entirely in English, is aimed at students and professionals who desire to gain an in-depth understanding of Caribbean, Latin American, international and European tax law issues. 

Curriculum will include courses in Comparative Corporate Taxation, International Tax Planning and Transfer Pricing, and US Tax Law, among others.

Graduates of the program will receive two LL.M. degrees: an LL.M in International and European Tax Law with an American specialization from Maastricht and an LL.M. in Aruban Law from the University of Aruba.

The new double LL.M. program will take place on Aruba, which is a Dutch Caribbean island found off the coast of Venezuela. It will take one year to complete. It will launch in September 2016.

You can read more about Maastricht's LL.M. programs on the school's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/05/maastricht-university-partners-with-the-university-of-aruba-to-launch-double-llm Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[UNSW Holds Law Program Info Night]]> The University of New South Wales will hold an informational session for prospective law students on Thursday, May 5. 

At the event, which will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Swissotel Sydney at 68 Market St., interested students will have the opportunity to find out about the school's JD and LL.M. programs, as well as its postgraduate coursework. Faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the programs, scholarships and specializations.

See UNSW's LL.M. Guide directory profile for more information about the school. 


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/05/unsw-holds-law-program-info-night Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[University College Cork Launches Two New LL.M. Programs]]> Ireland's University College Cork (UCC) has announced the launch of two new LL.M programs: one in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, and the other in Marine and Maritime Law.

The LL.M in Environmental and Natural Resources Law will explore emerging environmental challenges in the frameworks of law and regulation. Beyond environmental law, the LL.M. will also address topics in land-use planning, heritage protection, and others at the local, national, and international levels.

UCC's LL.M. in Marine and Maritime Law will cover topics significant to Ireland's maritime sector. This LL.M. includes some practical curriculum, including a clinical module on the law of the sea with access to the Irish Naval Service at Cork. It will prepare participants for maritime law careers in the legal sector as well as within the public and private sectors.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/04/university-college-cork-launches-two-new-llm-programs Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Loyola Law School, Los Angeles to Offer an Online Class on April 19]]> Loyola Law School, Los Angeles will offer an online class in constitutional law on April 19.

During the class, prospective students will be able to see the class in real-time, alongside current LL.M. and JD students.

Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the LL.M. experience and externships.

The class will be held on April 19 at 10:15 Pacific Daylight Time.

Constitutional law tends to be a popular subject for LL.M. students studying in the US. Read about the benefits and peculiarities of studying constitutional law in this article written by a Harvard LL.M. student.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/04/loyola-law-school-los-angeles-to-offer-an-online-class-on-april-19 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Canada's Western Law Launches New LL.M. for Professionals]]> Canada's Western University—previously known as the University of Western Ontario (UWO)—has announced the launch of a new LL.M. program for professionals.

The new LL.M. is aimed at law practitioners and recent law graduates who want to enhance their professional credentials.

The program can be completed either on a full- or part-time basis. Full-time students can finish the LL.M. in one year, while it will take two years for part-timers.

The LL.M. will include one graduate seminar, five elective courses, and a major research project. The project component can be tailored to students' individual interests.

The program is available to those with a JD/ LLB or equivalent.

Western Law also offers a thesis-based LL.M. option, which includes a thesis rather than a project component.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/04/canada-s-western-law-launches-new-llm-for-professionals Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[IE Law School to Offer Online Class in April]]> IE Law School will offer an online class on April 20 as part of its Executive LL.M. program.

The class will use the company Google as a case study to examine competition analysis. Speaker James Speta from Northwestern University will discuss antitrust investigations of Google, as well as the company's market position.

The class will run from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Madrid time. To register, visit IE's website. For more information about IE and its programs, visit LL.M. Guide's IE listing


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/04/ie-law-school-to-offer-online-class-in-april Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Bucerius Law School to Offer a Specialization in Entrepreneurship]]> Germany's Bucerius Law School will launch a specialization in Entrepreneurship, according to the school's website.

The new specialization will be available to students studying either the school's LL.M or its Master of Law and Business (MLB) program.

To complete the new specialization, students must take an elective module in entrepreneurship, complete an internship in the entrepreneurship area, and write a thesis on a topic in the field.

Students who successfully complete these requirements receive their LL.M. or MLB degree with the notation “Specialization in Entrepreneurship” on their transcripts, according to the school's website.

The new specialization is set to launch in September 2016.

Bucerius also offers an LL.M specialization in International Commercial Arbitration.

You can read more about the school's LL.M. programs on Bucerius Law School's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/04/bucerius-law-school-to-offer-a-specialization-in-entrepreneurship Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Trinity College Dublin Launches LL.M. Studentship]]> Ireland's Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has announced the launch of a new LL.M. studentship for the coming intake.

One studentship is available and it's valued at 5,000 EUR. Both EU and non-EU students are eligible to apply; applicants should have officially accepted an offer to start one of TCD's LL.M. programs in the fall of 2016.

The recipient of the studentship will be required to "engage in relevant academic activities as determined by the LL.M Course Director," according to TCD's funding page.

To apply, interested candidates must submit a one-page application letter no later than August 1, 2016. The decision will be made by TCD's LL.M. course director and the LL.M. subcommittee.

You can read more about the school and its LL.M. programs on TCD's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/04/trinity-college-dublin-launches-llm-studentship Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Bristol to Launch an LL.M. in International Law and International Relations]]> The UK's University of Bristol Law School will launch an LL.M. in International Law and International Relations this year.

The new specialization is aimed at those who want to land careers in international NGOs, government departments, internationally-oriented firms, or as international consultants.

To complete the specialization, students can choose from a range of courses, covering topics such as migration law and policy, international law of the sea, and international law and human rights.

The specialization will also include a 10,000-15,000 dissertation.

The LL.M. is offered in both full- and part-time formats. The full-time variant can be completed in one year.

The LL.M. in International Law and International Relations will launch this September.

You can read more about the school and its LL.M. programs at Bristol's Full Profile on LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/03/bristol-to-launch-an-llm-in-international-law-and-international-relations Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[HKU to Launch an LL.M. in Compliance & Regulation]]> Read this article about LL.M. Programs in Compliance.

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has announced the launch of a new LL.M. program in Compliance & Regulation.

The program will help participants understand the law around compliance in the financial sector, which, since the 2008 global financial crisis, has become increasingly important.

The program's core courses will cover a variety of topics, from money laundering to international securities law and the regulation of private banking. Students will also be able to choose a capstone course, in which they can explore issues like financial law, human rights, or compliance in the Hong Kong securities industry.

The LL.M. will be offered as both a full-time option, which can be completed in one year; or a part-time option, which will take two years to complete.

In recent years, a number of law schools have launched LL.M.s in financial regulation or compliance. Georgetown University Law Center, for instance, offers an LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation and LSE offers an LL.M. in Banking Law and Financial Regulation.

HKU's new LL.M. is set to launch this fall. For more information, please see HKU's LL.M. in Compliance & Regulation webpage.

Read about the school's other LL.M. programs on HKU's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/03/hku-to-launch-an-llm-in-compliance-regulation Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[U.S. News and World Report Publishes Annual Rankings]]> The U.S. News and World Report has released its annual law school rankings for 2017. 

On this year's ranking, the usual suspects appear in the top ten. Yale University took the number one spot, Harvard and Stanford tied for number two, Columbia and the University of Chicago tied for fourth place, and New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California--Berkeley, the University of Michigan--Ann Arbor, and the University of Virginia make up the rest of the top ten. 

U.S. News determines these rankings using a statistical metric that takes into account peer reviews, selectivity, placement success, bar passage rate and faculty resources.

The report also lists the tuition and number of enrolled students for each school. Each school's acceptance rate and average LSAT score are also available for U.S. News subscribers. 

To view the complete list, visit U.S. News


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/03/u-s-news-and-world-report-publishes-annual-rankings Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Seattle University to Offer Inaugural LL.M. Programs]]> Seattle University announced on March 14 that it will roll out its first two LL.M. programs in fall 2016, as well as a master of legal studies. 

The school will offer an LL.M. program in technology, focusing on privacy, financial regulation and digital commerce; an LL.M. program in tribal law, capitalizing on the school's already existing tribal law program; and a masters of legal studies geared towards non-legal professionals who want to gain knowledge in this field.

According to a press release, the school will also soon start offering an LL.M. in elder law. 

Seattle's program in tribal law will join a handful of other indigenous law programs around the world at schools like the University of Oklahoma, the University of Arizona, and the University of Sydney. A handful of other schools also offer similar LL.M.s in technology law, including the University of New Hampshire, Fordham University and Suffolk University.

Kansas University and Western New England University also offer LL.M.s in elder law. 

Applications for Seattle's new programs are due in June. Visit the school's website for more information


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/03/seattle-university-to-offer-inaugural-llm-programs Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Nottingham Trent Adds LL.M. Option to Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)]]> Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has announced that it has added an LL.M. option to the school's Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

Students in the one-year BPTC now have the opportunity of working towards an LL.M. during the program. To complete the LL.M., students will have to complete a dissertation or undertake a practical legal experience component. 

Nottingham Trent's BPTC is a program that allows graduates to practice as barristers in England. It covers modules in litigation, advocacy, professional ethics, and more.

Students who do not wish to pursue the LL.M. can still study for the traditional BPTC award.

For more information, please see the Nottingham Trent news release announcing the addition of the LL.M. to the school's BPTC program.

You can read more about the school's LL.M. programs on NTU's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/03/nottingham-trent-adds-llm-option-to-bar-professional-training-course-bptc Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[University of Idaho to Launch an LL.M. Program this Fall]]> The University of Idaho's College of Law has announced that it will launch a new LL.M. program this fall. 

Students in the new LL.M. program will be able to choose an emphasis in democracy, justice and the American legal system; natural resources and environmental law; business law and entrepreneurship; or litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

The program is aimed at international students who want to focus on a specific area of interest. “The goal of our LL.M. degree is to strengthen international lawyers’ knowledge in various areas of American law,” says Mark L. Adams, the dean of the College of Law.

“For LL.M. students looking to specialize in one of our four areas of emphasis, this new program enables them to hone in on one legal area of their interest.”

LL.M. students who specialize in democracy, justice, and the American legal system will be qualified to take the bar exam.

The new program is the first LL.M. to be offered by an ABA-accredited law school in Idaho.

The LL.M. will launch this fall. To apply for the program, interested candidates should have a first law degree from a foreign or ABA-accredited law school. 

For more information or to apply, please see U Idaho's LL.M. program webpage.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/03/university-of-idaho-to-launch-an-llm-program-this-fall Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Upcoming Summer Law Programs in the UK and Europe]]> Below is a short listing of summer law programs in the UK and mainland Europe.

 

These programs cater to a wide range of participants, from those who are considering doing an LL.M. to attorneys and current law students who want focused study in a specific field of law.

 

Most of these programs are only a few weeks long—or even less—so they don’t require a lot of time commitment.

 

Also see our listing of upcoming 2016 summer law programs in legal English and US Law.

 

The University of Oxford / George Washington University Law School

International Human Rights Program

Oxford, July 10 - August 6, 2016

 

This four-week program examines contemporary challenges related to the protection of human rights and particularly focuses on the enforcement of human rights law. Open to current law students as well as law graduates, lawyers, and other professionals with an interest in human rights.

 

Bucerius Law School

Short programs in sports laws, international business law, and international IP transactions

Hamburg, July 11-30, 2016

 

These short courses are available to current law students and young professionals looking to explore specialized areas of law.

 

Kent Law School

Pre-LL.M. Summer School

Paris, June 27-29, 2016 or June 29 - July 1, 2016

 

This three-day long program is aimed at those who are considering doing an LL.M. Sample classes are offered, in fields from intellectual property law to international migration law, so participants can get a taste of the LL.M. experience

 

William & Mary Law School

Summer Program in Madrid

Madrid, June 27 - July 28, 2016

 

Offered to students who have completed at least one year of study at an ABA-approved or state-accredited law school. Covers topics in European Union law and politics, human rights law in Europe, and comparative corporations, among others.

 

American University - Washington College of Law

Summer Abroad Programs

London, Paris Strasbourg, Brussels; Geneva, or the Hague

May 29 - June 25, 2016

 

Open to students who are in good standing at an ABA-accredited or state-approved law school. Curriculum includes Europe-focused as well as more general law courses.

 

University of Notre Dame Law School

Summer IP and Technology Law Programme in London

London, July 18 - August 12, 2016

 

Open to current law students as well as attorneys who are practicing intellectual property law; however, they’re also available to non-students who are not seeking law school credit. Participants can choose three courses out of five which cover a variety of topics in IP law.

 

Cornell Law School / Sorbonne Law School at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Paris Summer Institute

Paris, June 25 - July 30, 2016

 

Open to US law students who have completed at least one year of studies at a law school accredited by the ABA or a state, as well as non-US law students and licensed attorneys. Courses cover topics in European laws, international commercial arbitration, international human rights and more. French classes also available.

 

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Various short law programs

London, June 20 - July 8, 2016; July 11- 29, 2016; August 1-19, 2016

 

LSE offers a range of short law classes, covering topics ranging from cyberlaw to commercial law and European company law. Students can take one course per session.

 

University of San Diego School of Law

Summer Programs

Paris, June 6 - July 2, 2016; or London, July 4-30, 2016

 

Open to USD law students or students enrolled in an ABA-accredited or foreign law schools. The Paris program covers topics in comparative law and intellectual property law; the London program explores commercial negations and deals.

 

Georgetown Law and King’s College London

London Summer Program

London, July 3 - August 2, 2016

 

Open to current law students as well as law graduates. Classes include a seminar in negotiations, international law, counter-terrorism law, and corporations.

 

Texas Tech University School of Law

Lithuania Summer Law Program in Europe

Kaunas, May 28 - June 30, 2016; optional externship component in Vilnius July 1-12, 2016

 

Open to law students, lawyers, and other legal professionals interested in studying in Lithuania. Program includes several law courses, field trips, and an optional externship.

 

University of Georgia Law / University of Leuven

Global Governance Summer School

Leuven, Belgium; July 10-30, 2016

Open to law students and student from other disciplines, as well as to practitioners. Program covers global governance topics and explores how governing bodies, corporations, NGOs and other actors interact.

Ohio State University / University of Oxford

Summer Law Program at Oxford

Oxford, UK: June 26 - July 31, 2016

Students will learn about the British and American legal systems through a combination of class work, guest lectures, and excursions in Oxford and London.

 

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/03/upcoming-summer-law-programs-in-the-uk-and-europe Thu, 03 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Trinity College Dublin Launches New Scholarships]]> Ireland's Trinity College Dublin has announced the launch of new postgraduate scholarships for which LL.M. applicants can apply.

The new "Postgraduate Global Scholarships for Excellence" awards are valued at 5,000 EUR each and are aimed at students from non-EU countries. Several awards are available.

The scholarships are not specific to TCD's School of Law; candidates applying to any of the university's postgraduate programs are eligible to apply. However, the School of Law strongly encourages all LL.M applicants who meet the above criteria to consider applying.

The scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement  and evaluation of the applicants' potential to contribute to the overall TCD community.

 

To apply, potential candidates will need to write an essay on the topic of “How I will contribute to our Trinity College Dublin community," and send a CV.

 

For more information or to apply, please see the "Postgraduate Global Scholarship for Excellence" section of TCD's Scholarships for Postgraduate Study page.

 

For more about the school's LL.M. programs, please see Trinity College Dublin's Full Profile on LLM GUIDE.

 

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/03/trinity-college-dublin-launches-new-scholarships Tue, 01 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[UC Davis School of Law to Hold Informational LL.M. Webinars]]> California's UC Davis School of Law has announced that it will be holding a series of informational LL.M. webinars.

During the webinars, prospective applicants can learn about the LL.M. programs at UC Davis and the rest of the US, as well as ask specific questions about the programs and admissions process.

Four webinars have been scheduled:

  • February 25 at 6:00 am PST, offered through Education USA Kazakhstan (webinar will be in English). 
  • March 9 at 8:00am PST, offered through Education USA Chile (webinar will be in Spanish).
  • March 17 at 3:00pm PST, offered through FPP (webinar will be in Spanish). Interested participants must register for a free profile on EduFindMe.
  • March 23 at 12:00pmn PST, offered through Education USA Brazil (webinar will be in English).

For more information, please email llm@ucdavis.edu

Read more about the school's LL.M. programs on UC Davis' Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/02/uc-davis-school-of-law-to-hold-informational-llm-webinars Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Melbourne Law to Offer Masters in Global Competition and Consumer Law]]> Australia's University of Melbourne Law School will launch an online Masters in Global Competition and Consumer Law this fall, according to the school's website.

The program is designed for  students who do not already have a degree in law but who do have a relevant background, and who are already working in or seeking to work in the field of competition and consumer policy, law and enforcement.

The Masters in Global Competition and Consumer Law will focus on rules and regulations globally, with a specific focus on the United States, the European Union, and parts of the Asia-Pacific region.

This will be the Law School's first online master's degree program.

Melbourne has offered the same program in a classroom setting since 2008. Additionally, the school offers an LL.M. in Global Competition and Consumer Law.\

The online Masters in Global Competition and Consumer Law will begin in October 2016.

For more information, please see the Melbourne Law School news release announcing the launch of the Masters in Global Competition and Consumer Law.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/02/melbourne-law-to-offer-masters-in-global-competition-and-consumer-law Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Pace Launches New Fellowships for the School's LL.M. in Environmental Law]]> The New York-based Pace Law School has announced the launch of four new full-tuition scholarships for the school's LL.M. in Environmental Law.

Each fellowship recipient will work part-time on campus—no more than 20 hours per week—for one of the school's centers or programs. In additional to covering the full cost of the LL.M.'s tuition, each fellowship will also include a stipend to cover living expenses.

The fellowships are available in the following centers/programs:

  • Environmental Law Program
  • Energy and Climate Center
  • Land Use Law Center
  • Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies

The fellowships are compatible with the F-1 student visa, so international students are welcome to apply.

Applications are due by April 1, 2016.

For more information, please see Pace Law's Graduate Fellowships webpage.

You can read more about Pace Law's LL.M. programs on the school's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/02/pace-launches-new-fellowships-for-the-school-s-llm-in-environmental-law Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Upcoming 2016 Summer Law Programs in Legal English and US Law]]> Update: see LLM GUIDE's 2017 listing of summer law programs here

Below is the 2016 listing of some of the summer programs available to pre-LL.M. students and foreign lawyers looking to improve their legal English and/or to study US law.

Before starting an LL.M., many students whose native language is not English may find it useful to brush up on their English-language skills, especially in a legal context. Likewise, for those US-bound students who are unfamiliar with US Law, a short program covering the basics can help them get up to speed quickly before starting an LL.M.

LEGAL ENGLISH PROGRAMS

USC

Washington College of Law - American University

Duke Law

Boston University

UC Davis

Vanderbilt University

University of Washington

Yale University

Edinburgh University

Georgetown University 

Brooklyn Law School

LAW PROGRAMS

Bucerius

Cardozo

Columbia University

UC Davis

Cornell University 

Fordham

Kent Law School

Penn Law

Penn State

Ohio State - Moritz College of Law

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/02/upcoming-2016-summer-law-programs-in-legal-english-and-us-law Thu, 18 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[CUHK Announces LL.M. Global Scholarships for 2016-17]]> Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Faculty of Law has announced that it will award three scholarships for its Master of Laws program for the 2016-17 in the academic year. Each award is worth up to HK$191,120 (US$24,500), covering the basic tuition fee of HK$111,120 and a living stipend of HK$80,000.

 

The scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit, assessed on the basis of the applicant’s application materials for admission. Application deadlines for admission to CUHK's LL.M. programs are February 26 (1st round) and April 15, 2016 (2nd round).

 

For further information about admission and the scholarship scheme, please visit the CUHK Faculty of Law website.

 

For more information about CUHK's LL.M. programs, please visit the school's Full Profile on LLM GUIDE. 

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/02/cuhk-announces-llm-global-scholarships-for-2016-17 Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[BU Law Launches International Business Law Certificate]]> Boston University School of Law (BU Law) has announced the launch of a new "International Business Law" certificate option.

The certificate is designed for those who are working in transnational law and who do not want to commit to a full-on LL.M. program.

Those who enroll in the Certificate in Business Law must complete a minimum of 12 credits. Students can mix and match courses to match their interest. Only one course, International Business Transactions and Agreements, is required. For the remainder of the certificate, students can pursue classes from the school's Executive LL.M. program in International Business Law.

The courses are a mix of online-only and blended, which marry online learning with two-week residential sessions in Boston or Budapest. The courses can be taken in any order. 

The certificate can be completed in as few as five months.

Students who complete the Certificate of International Business Law are eligible to apply for BU Law's Executive LL.M. in International Business Law. Graduates can gain advanced standing in the program, allowing them to apply their 12 or more certificate credits towards the Executive LL.M.

For more information, please see BU Law's International Business Law certificate webpage.

You can read more about the school on BU Law's Full Profile on LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/02/bu-law-launches-international-business-law-certificate Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Case Western Reserve to Launch an Executive Master's in Financial Integrity]]> The Case Western Reserve University School of Law has announced the launch of a new Executive Master's program in Financial Integrity.

The program is intended to appeal to professionals who work on anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation financing policies and related integrity initiatives.

As such, students must have at least three years of experience in one of these fields.

The curriculum covers a variety of topics, with modules such as "International Cooperation in Civil and Criminal Matters," "Building and Prosecuting Criminal and Civil Financial Integrity Cases," and "Criminology of Financial Integrity," among others.

The program will also include a capstone research project that addresses a current problem in the student's practice.

The program is 16 months long and taught over a series of three-day weekends.

In the past few years, a number of law schools have introduced LL.M. programs addressing aspects of financial regulation, but mainly focusing on the regulatory fallout after the 2008 Financial Crisis. Georgetown offers a Securities & Financial Regulation LL.M., for example, and the London School of Economics and Political Science offers an LL.M. in Banking Law and Financial Regulation.

Case Western Reserve's Executive Master's in Financial Integrity will launch this fall.

For more information, please see CWRU's Executive Master's in Financial Integrity program webpage.

You can read about CWRU's LL.M. programs on the school's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.


Image: Images Money - TaxRebate.org.uk / Flickr (cropped) - Creative Commons

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/02/case-western-reserve-to-launch-an-executive-master-s-in-financial-integrity Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[LL.M. Open House Day Coming to Munich on March 19]]> eFellows.net is hosting an LL.M. Day on March 19 in Munich, an event where prospective LL.M. candidates can learn about a variety of programs, as well as about the LL.M. as a degree in general. 

The schools that are participating in this year's event are:

  • Bond University, Australia
  • Católica Lisbon Global School of Law, Portugal
  • Columbia University, USA
  • Emory University School of Law, USA
  • Georgetown University Law Center, USA
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, USA
  • IE Law School, Spain
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, USA
  • Michigan State University, USA
  • Newcastle Law School, UK
  • Northumbria University, UK
  • Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  • University of Dundee School of Law, UK
  • University of East Anglia, UK
  • University of Kent, UK
  • University of Manchester Law School, UK
  • University of New South Wales, Australia
  • University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • University of Queensland, Australia
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, USA
  • University of Texas School of Law, USA
  • University of Virginia School of Law, USA
  • Vanderbilt Law School, USA

The event will take place at the Conference Center Munich, located at Lazarettestr. 33. Prospective students who wish to attend should submit applications no later than Feb. 28. Candidates who attend the event are eligible for scholarships of up to $25,000 from the participating universities.

Visit eFellows.net for more information. 

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/02/llm-open-house-day-coming-to-munich-on-march-19 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Warwick to Offer an LL.M. in International Commercial Law]]> The University of Warwick's School of Law will launch a specialized LL.M. in International Commercial Law in 2017, according to the school's website.

The new LL.M. will explore how law affects large commercial deals and how policy and ethical questions operate within a commercial context.

To complete the specialization, students must complete a "Context" module as well as three "International Law" modules. Warwick offers a variety of International Law modules, covering topics in international corporate finance, international commercial litigation, and international labor law, among others.

The remaining courses can be chosen from other module offerings.

Warwick's new LL.M. in International Commercial Law will be offered beginning in October 2017.

For more information, please see Warwick's LL.M. in International Commercial Law course webpage.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/01/warwick-to-offer-an-llm-in-international-commercial-law Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Northwestern Expands Accelerated LL.M. Curriculum Options]]> Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law has announced that it will expand the curriculum options for its Accelerated LL.M. program. The program will also be renamed to "Executive LL.M. Chicago."

The program's core curriculum now covers a variety of topics, including an introduction to the American legal system, as well as classes in contracts, negotiations, and mergers & acquisitions, among others.

Additionally, the program allows students to specialize in one of two "tracks." One track includes courses in private equity, bankruptcy, and corporate criminal law; the other addresses intellectual property and competition law.

The Executive LL.M. Chicago allows international lawyers to receive an LL.M. in just one summer. Students also have the option of spreading the program out over two summers.

Applications for the program's May 2016 intake will be accepted until February 1, 2016.

For more information, please see the Northwestern news release announcing the changes to the Accelerated LL.M./Executive LL.M. Chicago.

Read more about the school's LL.M. programs at Northwestern's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/01/northwestern-expands-accelerated-llm-curriculum-options Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[The Institute for European Studies Holding LL.M. Webinars on February 11]]> Vrije Universiteit Brussel's Institute for European Studies (IES) will hold two informational LL.M. webinars on February 11.

At the webinars, interested potential applicants can learn about the school's LL.M. program in International & European Law.

The webinars will include a presentation of the programe’s offerings and requirements, the application process, and teaching staff. Participants will also learn about what makes a strong candidate. The webinars will also include a Q&A session, where participants will be able to ask questions about the LL.M.

The webinars will be held on February 11 at 12:00 and at 17:00 (European Central Time.)

For more information, please see IES' LL.M. webinar webpage.

You can read more about the school's LL.M. offerings on IES' Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/01/the-institute-for-european-studies-holding-llm-webinars-on-february-11 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Columbia Summer Program 2016 to Be Held in Leiden]]> The Netherlands' Leiden Law School has announced that this year, the Columbia Summer Program will be offered in Leiden.

The Columbia Summer Program is for weeks long and offered each year jointly by Columbia University, Leiden University, and the University of Amsterdam. The program is taught by Columbia Law School faculty, and rotates each year between Amsterdam and Leiden.

The program covers various aspects of American law. Topics to be covered include US Constitutional Law, Corporate Finance, and International Commercial Arbitration, among others.

It Columbia Summer Program will be held from July 4th to the 29th.

For more information or to apply, please see the Columbia Summer Program webpage.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/01/columbia-summer-program-2016-to-be-held-in-leiden Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Católica Global School of Law and Boston University Launch Dual-Degree LL.M.]]> The Lisbon-based Católica Global School of Law has partnered with Boston University School of Law to launch a new double LL.M. program.

Under the terms of the new partnership, Católica students, upon finishing their LL.M. studies in Lisbon, will be able to continue their studies in Boston. Graduates of the program will receive two LL.M.s: one from Católica Global and one from BU Law.

Each LL.M. program will take one year to complete.

Upon completion of the BU LL.M., students will be eligible to sit for the New York bar exam, if they meet all other necessary criteria.

To apply for the new dual program, Católica Global LL.M. applicants simply have to state their interest on their inital application form.

Accepted students will receive a $15,000 tuition discount at BU Law.

Católica Global has similar double LL.M. agreements with with King´s College London, Cornell University and the University of Michigan.

For more information, please see the Católica Global news release announcing the launch of the double LL.M. program with BU Law.

Read more about the school's LL.M. programs at Católica Global's Full Profile on LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/01/catolica-global-school-of-law-and-boston-university-launch-dual-degree-llm Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Case Western Reserve Law Launches Concurrent LL.M. Program in China]]>

Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University School of Law (CWRU) and Zhejiang University's Guanghua School of Law have announced new concurrent degree programs.

Through the new partnership, JD students at Case Western Reserve can spend their third year of law school in China to work on an LL.M. degree in Chinese Law from Guanghua.

Additionally,Guanghua Law students will have the opportunity to spend their fourth year at CWRU to work on an LL.M. in US and Global Legal Studies.

Guanghua is located in Hangzhou, which is about an hour by train from Shanghai.

For more information, please see the Case Western Reserve University Law news release announcing the new concurrent degree program.

You can read more about CWRU's LL.M. programs on the school's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

Photo: Denacipriano / CC BY-SA 3.0

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/01/case-western-reserve-law-launches-concurrent-llm-program-in-china Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[University of Kent Launches New Law and the Humanities Specialization]]>

The University of Kent's Kent Law School will launch a new LL.M. specialization in Law and the Humanities in September 2016. 

This new specialization will use an interdisciplinary curriculum to broaden students' understanding of the law and legal issues, according to a press release issued from the school. In the program, students will explore history, politics, social theory, literature, theater and visual culture and develop skills such as critical reading and textual analysis. 

The university will offer the program at its Canterbury and Paris centers. 

The Law and the Humanities specialization will be the university's eleventh. Its other ten specialization offerings are Criminal Justice, Environmental Law, European Law, International Commercial Law, International Criminal Justice, International Environmental Law, International Law with International Relations, International Law, Medical Law and Ethics, and Human Rights Law. 

For more information, visit the University of Kent website

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/01/university-of-kent-launches-new-law-and-the-humanities-specialization Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Albany Law School Launches LL.M. in Health and Human Rights]]> New York's Albany Law School has announced the launch of a new LL.M. program in Health and Human Rights.

The program will address topics at the intersection of health and human rights, two spheres that are seen as increasingly linked.

The new LL.M. in Health and Human Rights will include four to six credits of supervised research, plus courses in the law school’s Health Law Concentration and/or International Law Concentration. Elective topics range from health law subjects such as "Applied Public Policy" and "Legal Issues in Medicine," to international law subjects like "International Child Rights" and "Law of Climate Change."

Students can also choose to take up to 10 credits by cross-registering for several classes at the Univeristy of Albany.

The school hopes that the new LL.M. will appeal to a wide variety of students.

“Students or attorneys who could benefit from the new LL.M. in Health and Human Rights include those who wish to work for health rights advocacy organizations in the U.S. or abroad, designers of public policy, government lawyers seeking to broaden their policy and advocacy expertise, private firm attorneys working in health law who wish to add international human rights law to their skillset, and human rights lawyers who wish to specialize in health-related concerns," according to Albany Law Professor Peter Halewood.

For more information, please see Albany Law's LL.M. in Health and Human Rights webpage.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/12/albany-law-school-launches-llm-in-health-and-human-rights Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[UConn to Launch an LL.M. in in Intellectual Property Law and Information Governance]]>

The University Of Connecticut School of Law has announced that it will launch an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law and Information Governance in 2016.

The program will address emerging topics in IP law globally.

"The world faces a pressing demand for lawyers to guide innovation across a wide array of industries, from pharmaceuticals and software to publishing and mass entertainment, as well as a need for expertise to carry out policy and regulatory work in government and private organizations," according to Law School Dean Timothy Fisher.

UConn has offered a Certificate in Intellectual Property to JD candidates since 2001. 

To apply for the new LL.M., applicants should have a law degree from a law school in the US or an accredited law school in another country. International students can complete the program in two or three semesters, while US students can take up to five years to finish the course.

The new program next fall, pending ABA acquiescence.

For more information, please see the UConn Law news release announcing the launch of the LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law and Information Governance.

Read more about the school's LL.M. programs on UConn's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/12/uconn-to-launch-an-llm-in-in-intellectual-property-law-and-information-governance Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Tulane to Offer an Online Master's in Labor Law]]>

Tulane University Law School has announced the launch of a new online Master of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law.

The new program will help non-lawyers understand the multifaceted topics surrounding hiring, firing, and other employment issues.

“Organization leaders and human resource professionals now require basic understanding in the legal architecture that frames every decision to hire, train, promote, or discipline an employee," says David Meyer, the dean of Tulane Law School.

"This program will provide that understanding in a format that enables professionals at all career stages to benefit.”

The program will take place entirely online. The curriculum will be delivered through a variety of distance-learning channels, including recorded lectures and live virtual sessions.

The new program is 25 credit-hours and can be completed in under two years.

The ABA has already given the new degree formal acquiescence. Tulane is still waiting on approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which is expected by January 2016.

Classes are scheduled to start in May. 

For more information, please see the Tulane Law news release announcing the launch of the online Master's in Labor and Employment Law.

You can read more about Tulane's LL.M. programs on the school's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

Photo: Tulane Law's Weinmann Hall / Public Domain

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/12/tulane-to-offer-an-online-master-s-in-labor-law Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[The University of Georgia to Launch a Three-Year MBA/JD Program]]>
The University of Georgia's Terry College of Business and School of Law have announced the launch of a three-year MBA/JD program.
 
The new program allows students to complete both degrees in one year less than the traditional four-year offering. The school will continue to offer the four-year MBA/JD program for students who would like a broader understanding of legal issues.
 
“While UGA will continue to offer the four-year program for students who seek broader training in the law, the three-year JD/MBA is ideally suited to meet the needs of the highly differentiated student whose career aspiration is corporate law,” according to Suzanne E. Barbour, dean of the Graduate School.
 
According to the school, there has been an increase of the number of graduates who secure employment in the business sector. Since 2008, the percent of law school graduates in business-related employment has approximately doubled, according to the school.
 
For more information, please see the University of Georgia's news release announcing the new three-year JD/MBA.
 
Read more about the school's LL.M. programs on the Georgia Law's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.
 
Image: The University of Georgia School of Law's library in 2010 / CC BY-SA 3.0
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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/12/the-university-of-georgia-to-launch-a-three-year-mba-jd-program Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:51:53 +0100
<![CDATA[The University of Aberdeen Launches Three New LL.M. Programs]]> Scotland's University of Aberdeen School of Law will launch three new LL.M. programs in 2016. Here's a quick run-down of the new programs:

The Intellectual Property Law LL.M. will cover topics in commercializing innovation and dealing with works of art and cultural heritage. This program will feature start dates in January and September.

The Energy and Environment with Professional Skills LL.M. program will address the areas of law that are becoming more important as countries meet increasing energy demands but must also manage environmental issues like climate change. This LL.M. will feature a September start date.

And finally, the LL.M. program in Energy Law with Professional Skills will also cover the legal implications of meeting increasing energy demands, but with an eye towards investments. This program will feature a September start date.

All three programs will launch in September 2016.

For more information, please see the University of Aberdeen's press release announcing the launch of the three new LL.M. programs.

You can also read more about the school at University of Aberdeen's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

Image: "Taylor Building (University of Aberdeen) The central courtyard..." by Bill Harrison / CC BY-SA 2.0

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/12/the-university-of-aberdeen-launches-three-new-llm-programs Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[University of Western Australia to Offer a Master of Taxation Law Program]]>

The University of Western Australia’s Law School has announced that it will be offering a postgraduate taxation law program beginning in 2016.

Students can choose to specialize in either domestic or international tax law. Topics to be covered include international tax, resource tax, advanced capital gains, corporate tax, taxation of trusts and transfer pricing.

The postgraduate program will be available both as a graduate diploma and as a more robust master's degree. Students pursuing the diploma option will take about half the number of units as those doing the master's degree.

For more information, please see UWA's Postgraduate Taxation Law webpage.

Read more about the school's LL.M. programs on UWA's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/12/university-of-western-australia-to-offer-a-master-of-taxation-law-program Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Launches LL.M. in US Business Law]]>

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Law has announced the launch of an LL.M. program in United States business law.

The program—the school's first LL.M.—"is designed to enhance the ability of internationally trained lawyers to practice in a global marketplace by providing specialized knowledge in US business law," according to a news release from the school.

The one-year program is designed for international lawyers who already have a JD or its foreign equivalent.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the New York or Tennessee bar exams, provided that they satisfy each state's bar requirements.

The only other ABA-accredited law school in Tennessee that offers LL.M programs is Vanderbilt University Law School.

UT Law's new LL.M. in US business law will launch in the fall of 2016. The deadline to apply for admission is May 30, 2016.

For more information, please see the UT news release announcing the launch of the LL.M. in US Business Law.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/11/the-university-of-tennessee-knoxville-launches-llm-in-us-business-law Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[LL.M. Application Deadlines for Fall 2016 – Law Schools in the UK & Ireland]]>
Below is a short list of application deadlines for full-time LL.M. programs in the United Kingdom and Ireland beginning in fall 2016. 
 
Some schools have not listed their deadlines for fall 2016 intake; these will be updated as this information becomes available. Other schools have "rolling" admissions, where applications are processed as they are received.
 
Keep in mind that some schools have specific deadlines to apply for scholarships and other funding, and these dates are often before the actual application deadline. Law schools might also have different application deadlines for domestic and international students. Check with the schools you are applying to for specifics. 
 
The 50 law schools listed below were chosen based on the most-viewed UK and Ireland university profiles on LLM GUIDE. Unless otherwise noted, the application deadlines listed refer to each school’s full-time LL.M. program.
 
Oxford Law
  • Magister Juris deadline: January 22, 2016
  • MSc in Taxation deadlines: January 22, 2016 and March 11, 2016
  • Masters in International Human Rights law deadlines: November 20, 2015 and January 22, 2016
  • MSc in Law and Finance and MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice deadline: January 22, 2016
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice deadline: July 3, 2016 
 
King's College London
  • LL.M. deadlines: April 1, 2016 (recommended) and July 1, 2016 (subject to the availability of places) 
University of London - Queen Mary  (QMUL)
  • LL.M. deadline: July 31, 2016
London School of Economics
  • LL.M.: No application deadline; rolling admissions, closes when full.
  • Executive LL.M: 6 months before proposed start date
University of London International Programmes
  • LL.M. application suggestions: to sit exams in May, it's best to apply before September 30 of the previous year; to sit exams in October, it's best to apply before February 28 of the same year
Edinburgh Law
  • Deadline, LL.M: September entry: August 11, 2016; January 2017 entry: November 17, 2016
  • Distance Learning LL.M.: September entry: August 16, 2016; January 2017 entry: November 16, 2016
University College London (UCL)
  • LL.M. application deadline: May 1, 2016 (after 1 May will only be considered if places are available)
City University London - City Law School
  • LL.M. deadline, international students: September 6, 2016
  • LL.M. deadline, EU/UK students: September 15, 2016
Cambridge Law 
  • LL.M. application deadlines: November 15, 2015 (receipt of GRADSAF application form); December 10, 2015 (receipt of language certificate); for conditional offers, receipt of all paperwork: July 31, 2016
Trinity College Dublin School of Law
  • LL.M. application deadline: Rolling, final deadline: May 31, 2016 (recommended to apply as early as possible)
  • Mlitt/PhD application deadline: No closing dates for applications but there are only two registration periods (September and March). Students are advised to apply as early as possible prior to their registration period
Nottingham Trent – Nottingham Law School
  • No deadline information, for scholarships February 2, 2016; April 29, 2016; June 24, 2016   
University of Glasgow School of Law
  • LL.M. application deadline: For international students: July 22, 2016; for EU/UK students: August 2 (EU/UK)
University of Aberdeen School of Law
  • LL.M. application deadline, September 2016 intake: End of June
  • LL.M. application deadline, January 2017 intake: End of October
Kent Law School
  • No fixed closing deadline (apply as soon as possible; no later than three months before your intended start date.)
University of Essex School of Law
  • LL.M. application deadline, October 2016 intake: Rolling with July 1, 2016 recommended (school advises that funding deadlines are much earlier)
University of Strathclyde School of Law
  • LL.M. application deadline: Rolling, end of March 2016 recommended for September 2016 intake
University of Manchester School of Law
  • Application deadline, masters programs: August 15, 2016
  • Application deadlines, research/ PhD students: August 15, 2016 (for September, 2016 entry) November 30 (for January, 2017 entry)
Swansea University College of Law
  • Application deadline: July 31, 2016
  • Application deadlines, exchange students: May 15, 2016 (for autumn 2016 intake), October 30, 2016 (for spring 2017 intake)
The University of Dundee - Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) 
  • Application deadline, EUKUK students: Rolling, no formal deadline (EU/UK)
  • Application deadline for international students: January 15, 2016 (international)
The Liverpool School of Law
  • Recommended to apply as early as possible
University of Reading School of Law 
  • Rolling deadlines, school recommends to apply at least two months prior to course start (international) or one month prior to course start (EU/UK). Most postgraduate degrees start in January and in September
University of Birmingham School of Law
  • Rolling admissions; for applications after July 1, 2016, a fee of 50 GBP applies 
University of Nottingham School of Law
  • Rolling admissions; courses start late September. School suggests to apply as early as possible
University of Southampton School of Law
  • No formal deadline. Deadlines for research funding are usually at least six months in advance of the start date
SOAS, University of London
  • LL.M. application deadline: June 30, 2016; for scholarships apply a month earlier
Durham Law School
  • No formal deadline, research programs start late September, January, and April; students are advised to apply well ahead
NUI Galway School of Law
  • Rolling admissions with four reviews per year: February 1 (round 1), March 1 (round 2), May 1 (round 3), June 1 (round 4). Once quota is reached applicants may be subject to a wait-list.
University of Bristol School of Law
  • Rolling admissions, with an end of June recommended deadline
University of Dundee School of Law
  • LL.M. application deadline, November intake: July 31, 2016
  • LL.M. application deadline, January 2017 intake: November 30, 2016
Warwick Law School
  • Application deadline for international students starting in September 2016: July 31, 2016
  • No formal deadline for EU/UK applicants
  • Check individual program, additional deadlines may apply
University of London - Birkbeck College School of Law
  • Application deadline, LL.M. starting in September: May 31, 2016
  • LL.M. by Research deadline: Rolling
Oxford Brookes University School of Law
  • General LL.M.: No deadline information
  • LL.M. in Legal Practice: May 15, 2016
University of Westminster School of Law
  • LL.M: No deadline information
  • Scholarship application deadline: December 4, 2015
Northumbria Law School
  • Deadlines, international applicants: July 31, 2016 (for September 2016 intake), December 1, 2016 (for January 2017 intake)
Cardiff Law School
  • Rolling until places are full, deadlines for funding applications are earlier than those for course applications
  • Application deadline, LL.M. Legal Practice: November 13, 2016 (for January 2017 intake)
University of London - Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS)
  • LL.M. application deadline, September 2016 intake: July 31, 2016
University College Dublin (UCD) Sutherland School of Law
  • Application deadline, September 2016 start: July 31, 2016
  • Application deadline, January start: November 30, 2015 
University of Leeds School of Law
  • LL.M. application deadline, international students: June 30, 2016
  • LL.M. application deadline, UK/EU students: July 31, 2016
  • LL.M. by Research application deadline: Rolling admissions with, mid-June recommended, earlier if you apply for funding
University of London - Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), School of Advanced Study
  • LL.M. application deadline: August 30, 2016
  • Bursary applications deadline: January 30, 2016
University College Cork (UCC)
  • Application deadline, EU applicants: January 15, 2016 (round 1), March 1, 2016 (round 2), May 1, 2016 (round 3), July 1, 2016 (round 4), late applications up to September 1, 2016
  • Application deadlines, non-EU applicants: June 1, 2016
  • Application deadline,Research Degree in Law: June 30, 2016
University of Derby (Online Programs)
  • Application deadline, February 2016 start: January 15, 2016 (February start)
  • Application deadline, May 2016 start: May 13, 2016
  • Application deadline, September 2016 start: September 9, 2016
University of Leicester School of Law
  • No information supplied, courses start in September 
De Montfort University
  • No deadline information
Queen's University of Belfast School of Law
  • Application deadline: End of August, 2016
Bangor Law School
  • Application deadline: By end June, 2016
The Liverpool Law School
  • Rolling admissions, applications should be received no later than June, 2016
  • Research degrees (PhD, MPhil) may begin on the first day of any month of the year
University of Sheffield School of Law
  • No institutional deadline
BPP Law School
  • No formal deadline, September, January and May start
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • Taught LL.M.: No formal deadline, apply as early as possible
  • LL.M. by Research and to be considered for funding: Before the end of February, 2016
  • Distance Learning: Two months prior to the course start
University of Salford School of  Law
  • Submit your application at least one month prior to your chosen course starting date
 
IMPORTANT: All prospective students are advised to double-check the above application deadlines with law schools as soon as possible before applying.
 

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/11/llm-application-deadlines-for-fall-2016-law-schools-in-the-uk-ireland Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:50:29 +0100