LLM GUIDE News Latests News Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:44:01 +0100 <![CDATA[Loyola Law School Launches New Bar Track for LL.M.]]> Los Angeles-based Loyola Law School is adding a new track to its LL.M., designed to streamline international students towards the California and New York Bar Exams.

The new Bar Track, beginning next semester, will help international students prepare to sit the bar exam, which allows them to practice law in the US. Usually this would mean having to undertake a separate course, following the LL.M. program.

The new track has three main parts: an intensive workshop weekend in the fall and an Essentials of Bar Writing course, plus students will be given additional exclusive bar resources in the lead-up to the exams in July.

Some students will also be offered one-on-one tutoring, where necessary.

For more information, see the Loyola Law School website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/12/loyola-law-school-launches-new-bar-track-for-llm Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Indian Bar Association Announces LL.M. India Fair Dates for May 2018]]> The LL.M. India Fair 2018 will be held on 9 May, 2018 in New Delhi and 11 May in Bangalore, hosted by the Indian National Bar Association.

The fair will be an opportunity for prospective Indian law students to connect with representatives from law schools in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, and see which programs might be the best fit for them.

The full list of attending schools is yet to be announced, but last year's fair included representatives from:

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • UCLA School of Law
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • Birmingham Law School
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The Australian National University, and more.

Prospective students can register for the events on the Indian Bar Association website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/12/indian-bar-association-announces-llm-india-fair-dates-for-may-2018 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[University at Buffalo Announces New LL.M. in Environmental Law]]> The University at Buffalo School of Law is launching a brand new LL.M. in Environmental Law.

Students will study a range of environmental law topics, including land use, climate change policy, pollution control and international environmental law.

The program also offers plenty of opportunities for practical experience, including a large research project as well as a compulsory clinic, practicum or externship where students will work with clients on real environmental law cases.

The law school's location in New York State will provide a relevant backdrop to the program, with the nearby Niagara Falls as well as the Love Canal pollution disaster site both nearby.

The university itself has committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2030.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/11/university-of-buffalo-announces-new-llm-in-environmental-law Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Virtual LL.M. Careers Fair Coming Up on December 1]]> Meeting with representatives from law schools and LL.M. programs can go a long way in making sure a program is the right fit for you.

But not all students are able to make campus visits or career fairs, which is why Career Eco is hosting a virtual fair for potential LL.M. students on December 1.

The fair, which will take place online between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm Eastern Time, will allow potential students to connect with representatives from a number of top US law schools, including:

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • UCLA School of Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Penn State Dickinson Law
  • Brooklyn Law School

and many more.

For more information, and to register, see the Career Eco website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/11/virtual-llm-careers-fair-coming-up-on-december-1 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Info Sessions and Campus Visitors for LL.M. Applicants - Fall 2017]]> Many law schools are offering the opportunity to visit their campuses this fall, allowing LL.M. applicants to get a better sense of whether a school is the right fit for them.

Some schools' recruitment teams also travel around the country - and some internationally - to meet prospective students. Many schools have already announced dates for these events.

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

NYU

Stanford Law School

University of California, Berkeley Law

  • Law School tours taking place on November 17, 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 (Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm)
  • Their visitation program – including a tour of the law school and the opportunity to visit classes and the law library – will be held: November 9, November 22, December 7, January 11 2018, and February 1, 2018.

Georgetown University Law Center

  • Information sessions are scheduled occasionally. Check the school website for updates.

Harvard Law

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • Info sessions are posted on a rolling calendar of events on their website. Includes fairs within and outside the US.

University of Pennsylvania – Penn Law

  • The final info session will be held on November 6. This includes 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 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 November 20, including a school tour, class visit, and meet with students, faculty and staff. RSVP here

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 open for visitors.

University of Oregon School of Law

  • Prospective LL.M. applicants can register to arrange a visit.
  • The school will also be attending LSAC Law School Forums in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston in November.

University of Washington School of Law

 


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/10/info-sessions-and-campus-visitors-for-llm-applicants-fall-2017 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Summer Law Programs 2018: Legal English & US Law]]> For non-native English speaking law students, Pre-LL.M. programs offer the chance to improve your language skills so you will be fully prepared for your LL.M. program when it begins in the fall.

Many law schools in the US and UK offer legal English courses over the summer, as well as programs on the local legal systems.

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.

Here we list a number of summer law programs available to students preparing for LL.M. study.

LEGAL ENGLISH PROGRAMS

Washington College of Law - American University

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

Fordham

George Washington University Law School

 

LAW PROGRAMS

Boston University

Columbia University

Oxford University

Oxford Summer Law School runs 5 sessions:

  • Session 1: 1 July – 14 July
  • Session 2: 15 July – 28 July
  • Session 3: 29 July – 11 August
  • Session 4: 12 August – 25 August
  • Session 5: 26 August – 8 September

Yale University

Cambridge University

Washington University

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/2017/10/summer-law-programs-2018-legal-english-us-law Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[The University of Hawaii at Manoa Lowers LL.M. Tuition]]> The University of Hawaii at Manoa's Richardson School of Law has announced that it is lower the tuition rate for its LL.M. program.

The program, which was previously priced at over $44,000, will now be available at $29,016.

The school is currently the only Hawaii-based law school ranked in the "Best Law Schools" ranking from US News & World Report.

Students undertaking the LL.M. at the University of Hawaii can pursue a number of specializations, including Business and Commercial Law, Conflict Resolution, Environmental Law, and Ocean Law & Policy, among others.

Applications for the LL.M. at the Richardson School of Law are accepted on a rolling basis between October 1 to May 1 of each year.

For more information, please see the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Richardson School of Law's LL.M. program webpage or the school's Full Profile on LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/10/the-university-of-hawaii-at-manoa-lowers-llm-tuition Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[The 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. Programs for the academic year beginning fall 2018.

The LL.M. scholarship recipients will be chosen based on academic merit, as assessed by each applicant's application materials.

Application deadlines for admission to CUHK's LL.M. Programs are February 28, 2018 (1st round) and April 13, 2018 (2nd round).

Each LL.M. scholarship covers tuition fees, as well as a stipend for living expenses totaling $80,000 HKD.

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

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/10/the-chinese-university-of-hong-kong-offers-three-llm-scholarships Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[LLM GUIDE Publishes New Top 10 Lists by Location]]> LLM GUIDE—the web's top destination for LL.M. applications, has published five new Top 10 Lists, which list the top LL.M. programs in specific geographical areas.

These editorial lists consider concentrations, existing rankings, and other factors to help future students find the best LL.M. programs in certain countries and some US states. The locations that the new Top 10 Lists cover are Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New York, and California. See links to the new Top 10 Lists below.

The new Top 10 Lists of the best LL.M. programs by location come just months after LLM GUIDE published its first series of Top 10 Lists. Those inaugural lists grouped the best LL.M. programs by law specialty, such as Banking / Finance, Environmental Law, and Maritime Law. Read more about LLM GUIDE's inaugural Top 10 Lists.

The new Top 10 Lists by location are designed to help potential LL.M. applications navigate an increasing range of LL.M. programs in popular destinations. 

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 the world's top LL.M. programs.

LLM GUIDE's 2017 Top 10 LL.M.s by Location:

 

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/10/llm-guide-publishes-new-top-10-lists-by-location Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[George Mason Launches Global Antitrust Law & Economics LL.M. in an Online Format]]> George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School has announced that it will launch an online version of its LL.M. in Global Antitrust Law & Economics.

The online LL.M. is designed for busy professionals who can't afford to take a year off for a residential LL.M. Instead, this program is delivered through asynchronous online learning such as discussion boards, assessment activities, and more. 

It will take four semesters to complete the online LL.M. in Global Antitrust Law & Economics. The online LL.M. will not require any visits to the George Mason campus.

The program will provide students with "an advanced understanding of the laws that regulate the process of business competition and modern antitrust adjudication."

The school also offers an in-class version of the LL.M. in Global Antitrust Law & Economics. This program covers a range of topics, with classes such as "Global Antitrust Law," "Antitrust Economics," and "European Union Competition Law," for example.

Students who have attended a US-based JD program may waive one class from the online LL.M.

George Mason is currently accepting applications for the new online LL.M.'s inaugural January 2018 cohort.

For more information or to apply, please see George Mason's online LL.M. in Global Antitrust Law & Economics' course webpage.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/09/george-mason-launches-global-antitrust-law-economics-llm-in-an-online-format Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Thomas Jefferson School of Law to Receive $25,000 Gift for LL.M. Scholarship Fund]]> The Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California will shortly receive a $25,000 gift for a new LL.M. scholarship fund.

The West Alliance LL.M. Scholarship Fund will provide tuition to students on the school's Online LL.M. program.

The scholarship fund will be made possible by a gift from West Alliance Injury Lawyers. The California-based firm specializes in personal injury law.

For more information, see the school's website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/09/thomas-jefferson-school-of-law-to-receive-25-000-gift-for-llm-scholarship-fund Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[e-fellows.net to Host an LL.M. Info Event in Frankfurt in December]]> The organization e-fellows.net will host an LL.M. info event in Frankfurt on December 2.

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 lawyers from leading law firms and international companies discussing their experiences. 

To register for the event or to learn more, please see e-fellows' LL.M. info session webpage. Interested attendees must register by November 12.

The following law schools have already confirmed their attendance, with more to be announced:

  • Bond University (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, USA)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, USA)
  • George Washington University (Washington D.C., USA)
  • Golden Gate University (San Francisco, USA)
  • IE Law School (Madrid, Spain)
  • La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK)
  • Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)
  • UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, USA)
  • UEA, University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK)
  • University of Groningen (Groningen, Netherlands)
  • University of Miami (Miami, USA)
  • University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, USA)
  • University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
  • University of Texas (Austin, USA)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, USA)
  • UNSW Australia (Sydney, Australia)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, USA)
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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/09/e-fellowsnet-to-host-an-llm-info-event-in-frankfurt-in-december Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Fordham to Launch a Professional Track LL.M. Program]]> New York's Fordham Law School has announced plans to launch a new Professional Track LL.M. program,

In the new LL.M., students can begin their first semester in either August or January, then take up to 15 months off before completing the second semester.

Students who complete the program within two years of starting may become eligible to sit for the New York State bar exam.

The Professional Track LL.M. will offer students the option of specializing in one of eight areas:

  • Banking, Corporate and Finance Law
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Fashion Law
  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology
  • International Business and Trade Law
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Law and Justice
  • US Law

Fordham's new LL.M. is aimed at experienced lawyers looking to deepen their expertise or develop skills in a new field of law.

Fordham also offers a number of traditional, full-time LL.M. programs in areas like Banking, Corporate and Finance Law, Fashion Law, and Corporate Compliance.

Read more about the new Professional Track LL.M. on Fordham's website.

You can also browse Fordham's LLM GUIDE Full Profile for more information about the school's LL.M. offerings.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/09/fordham-to-launch-a-professional-track-llm-program Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Samford University to Offer a Master of Studies in Law]]> Samford University's Cumberland School of Law has announced plans to launch a new Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program.

The new MSL will be delivered completely online and can be completed in 24 months (with students taking two classes per semester). Those who already have a JD can apply for advance standing, and reduce the amount of credit options that need to be completed.

Students in the new MSL may choose from one of four concentrations: Health Law and Policy, Financial Services Regulatory Compliance, Higher Education Law and Compliance, or Legal Project Management.

The program is designed primarily for nonlawyers interested in pursuing a graduate degree that will position them for advancement in their current field, although practicing attorneys may choose to pursue a degree that complements their current practice or opens doors to a new area of practice," says Laura Tomlin, director of graduate and professional programs at Cumberland School of Law.

As such, the new MSL will prepare graduates for careers in compliance, regulatory affairs, e-discovery, legal project management and more, according to Tomlin.

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Samford's new MSL is set to launch in the fall of 2018. 

For more information, please see the Samford news release announcing the launch of the new MSL.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/09/samford-university-to-offer-a-master-of-studies-in-law Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Texas A&M Launches a Masters of Jurisprudence]]> Texas A&M University's School of Law will launch a new Masters of Jurisprudence this fall.

The new M.Jur. program will be held on the school's new center in San Antonio.

Students will need to complete 30 credit hours, which is about one-third of the credits typically required for a practicing lawyer’s Juris Doctorate degree. The program will cover principles of contract and commercial law, US and international legal perspectives on transactions, and more.

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The M.Jur is designed for working professionals who want to get a better understanding of how law impacts business.

The program will be delivered in a blended format, with classes meeting two evenings per week.

Texas A&M's main campus is in Fort Worth, Texas.

The school also runs several LL.M. programs, including a General LL.M., an LL.M. in Risk Management, and an LL.M. in Wealth Management.

For more information, please see Texas A&M's M.Jur. in San Antonio program webpage.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/08/texas-a-m-launches-a-masters-of-jurisprudence Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Extends its LL.M. Deadline to September 6]]> Applications for the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) School of Law's LL.M. program will now remain open until September 6.

The school has allowed the extension following the inclusion of a number of new specialist modules.

QMUL School of Law offers a particularly broad range of modules, covering immigration law, insurance law, Islamic law, maritime law, arts and entertainment law and energy law, among many other subjects.

It is still recommended that applicants apply as soon as possible, particularly international students who need to allow ample time for visa processing.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/08/queen-mary-university-of-london-gmul-extends-its-llm-deadline-to-september-6 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[UC Berkeley School of Law Announces New Part-Online, Part-In-Residence Hybrid LL.M.]]> UC Berkeley School of Law is launching a new LL.M. hybrid option, which allows students to study online for two terms, with a summer term in-residence in between.

This new option will expand access to the program to those who are not able to take a full-year off work or live away from home for long periods of time.

The program will begin with the spring term, with students studying online from January to May.

This will be followed by the summer term, with students taking part in-residence in Berkeley. The in-house term will give them the chance to better network with their peers and program staff.

Finally, the fall term will be completed online, running until December, when students will complete a 1-unit online course and complete a 1-unit capstone project.

Aside from the schedule, the program will follow the same curriculum as the regular Berkeley Law LL.M. 

For more information, see the program website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/08/uc-berkeley-school-of-law-announces-new-part-online-part-in-residence-hybrid-llm Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Announces New Commercial Law LL.M. Scholarship]]> The University of Cambridge Faculty of Law will soon be home to a new LL.M. scholarship open to those interested in pursuing careers in commercial law.

Commercial Barristers' Chambers One Essex Court has gifted the prize of 10,000 GBP and will offer a mini-pupilage to the scholarship recipient.

The winner will be chosen based on academic merit and the Faculty will prioritize applicants who would not otherwise be able to afford the study fees.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/08/university-of-cambridge-faculty-of-law-announces-new-commercial-law-llm-scholarship Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Waseda University, Japan Announces LL.M. in Asian Economic Integration and Law]]> Waseda University Faculty of Law has announced an English-language LL.M. aimed at producing graduates equipped to work in the Asia-Pacific region.

The first cohort of the one-year full-time program will begin class in Tokyo in April 2018. 

The LL.M. is targeted at legal, business and government leaders looking to better understand how business and law intersect in Japan and its region.

The program will enable them to move into jobs where they can show business and legal leadership in Asia-Pacific.

For more information, see the program website.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/07/waseda-university-japan-announces-llm-in-asian-economic-integration-and-law Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Emory to Offer an Online LL.M. Next Spring]]> Emory University School of Law has announced that it will begin offering its LL.M. online in spring 2018.

The online version of the school's LL.M. will be 15 months long and include three, 3-day residency sessions on the Emory Law campus in Atlanta.

Concentrations will be amiable in Business Law and Regulation and Healthcare Law, Policy, and Regulation.

The program is only available to applicants who have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school. It's scheduled to start in January, 2018.

Applications for the online LL.M.'s inaugural intake are due on November 15, 2017.

For more information, please see Emory Law's Online LL.M. webpage.

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


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/07/emory-to-offer-an-online-llm-next-spring Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[University of Hawaii at Manoa Launches a Two-Year JD Program]]> The University of Hawaii at Manoa's Richardson School of Law has announced plans to launch a new, two-year JD program.

The Advanced JD—or AJD—will be open to both domestic and foreign-trained attorneys who are looking for a grounding in American law. For those who want to practice law in the US, the option of taking a US bar exam will be available. Foreign-trained individuals who pursue this program may be able to receive up to a year's credit toward a JD for their foreign law training.

The school will also launch a Doctor of Juridical Science program—or SJD—which will also be open to both domestic and foreign-trained attorneys. This program only requires one year in residence at the school; the goal would be for students to complete their dissertations by the end of the third year.

The University of Hawaii also offers an LL.M program with a number of available concentrations.

For more information, please see the University of Hawaii news release announcing the launch of the new programs.

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

Read more about how a growing number of law schools are launching Two-Year JD programs aimed at foreign-trained attorneys.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/07/university-of-hawaii-at-manoa-launches-a-two-year-jd-program Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Applications Still Open For These LL.M. Programs Beginning Fall 2017]]> If you're looking to start an LL.M. this fall and haven't completed all your applications just yet, you're not totally out of luck.

A number of schools in the UK and Europe, as well as a small handful in the US, are still accepting applications.

Here we list a number of schools in the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain and cross Europe where you can still submit your LL.M. application in time to begin this fall.

Please always double-check the law school's website to confirm final deadlines.

US

Boston University School of Law

  • Domestic applicants: July 31

American University - Washington College of Law

  • Domestic Students - July 1

Loyola University Chicago

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

New York Law School (NYLS)

  • Rolling admissions. Priority deadlines: August 1

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

  • Fall enrollment deadline for US citizens, permanent residents and applicants with F-1 visas: August 1

University of Oregon School of Law

  • Fall enrollment deadline for domestic students, transfer students, and students who have an F-1 visa: July 31

UK and Ireland

Queen Mary

  • July 31

Edinburgh

  • July 25

Glasgow

  • July 21 (international)
  • August 25 (EU/UK)

Aberdeen

  • July 29

Essex

  • July 1

Manchester

  • June 15 for international applicants
  • August 15 for EU applicants.

Dundee

  • July 31

Warwick

  • July 31 (international)
  • No formal deadline (EU/UK)

Northumbria

  • July 31 (international)

Cardiff

  • July 24 (latest)

UCD Dublin

  • July 31

Leeds

  • LL.M.: June 30 (international)
  • July 31 (UK/EU)

Leicester

  • August 31

Queen's Belfast

  • Up to end of August

Europe

Austria

University of Vienna (European and International Business Law Program)

  • August 31

Belgium

Ghent University

  • Deadline: Early July

France

University of Liège - Liege Competition and Innovation Institute

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

Queen Mary (QMUL) - Paris

  • July 7

Sorbonne University International

  • Deadline: September for an October start

Paris I – Sorbonne

  • Deadline: September 20

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

Munich University

  • Application deadline: July 15

Europa-Institut - Universität des Saarlandes

  • Deadline: September

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin)

  • Application deadline: September 11

The Netherlands

Erasmus School of Law

  • Deadline, LL.M., international students: July 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., EU students: August 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., Dutch students: August 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

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2017/06/applications-still-open-for-these-llm-programs-beginning-fall-2017 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +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[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[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[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.


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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. & JD 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 JD 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.


Image: "The courtroom at the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham, England" by Lee Haywood / CC BY-SA 2.0 (cropped, rotated)

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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.


Image: Pepperdine University — Malibu Canyon entrance sign, in Malibu, California by Wolffystyle / CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped)

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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



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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]]> [see LLM GUIDE's 2018 Listing of Summer Law Programs]

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

Image: Law Textbooks by Heather CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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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.


Image: Sun setting at Connaught Place in Delhi by Ville Miettinen (CC BY 2.0, cropped)

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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.


Image: Teotret / CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped)

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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