LLM GUIDE News Latests News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:58:59 +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.

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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<![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)
  • 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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https://llm-guide.com/news/2016/10/application-deadlines-for-us-full-time-llm-programs-fall-2017 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200
<![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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<![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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<![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]]> 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.


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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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<![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.

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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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<![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.

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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.
 
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<![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.

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<![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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<![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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<![CDATA[Penn Law Announces Summer Business Law Certificate Program]]>

The University of Pennsylvania Law School has announced a two-­week certificate program in US Business Law.

The "US Business Law Certificate for International Practitioners" is two weeks long and is aimed at international attorneys who are looking to gain exposure to the business aspects of the US legal system.

The program will begin with a short introduction to the US legal system and its effects on business, then will delve into topics such as mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, negotiations, securities laws, and deals.

Beyond small group and case study work, the program will also include a visit to the US Supreme Court and Capitol Building in Washington, DC; a day visiting Wall Street, the financial district, and a New York City firm; and a visit to the Delaware Chancery Court.

To apply for the summer program, prospective students should have or be working towards a law degree in their home country. While there is no TOEFL or IELTS requirement, students should have a firm grasp of English.

Penn Law's new summer law program will take place from July 11 to July 22 in Philadelphia.

For more information or to apply, please see Penn Law's Summer Business Law webpage.

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<![CDATA[Georgetown Law Partners with HEC Paris to Offer an MBA/LL.M. and an MiM/LL.M.]]> Georgetown University Law Center and HEC Paris have announced two new joint programs: an MBA/LL.M. and a Master in Management (MiM)/LL.M.

The new programs are aimed at lawyers who want a better understanding of business and management topics.

Each program is two years. Students will spend the first year on the HEC Paris campus, focusing on business curriculum. During the second year, students will go to Georgetown and work on LL.M. coursework.

At Georgetown, students can pursue either a general or a specialized LL.M. Georgetown offers a number of specialized LL.M. options, in topics like international human rights, tax, environmental law, and more.

The dual-degree MBA/LL.M. program requires prospective applicants to have at least three years of experience and an undergraduate degree in law. For the MiM/LL.M., candidates do not need work experience but do need an undergraduate degree in law.

Both programs are set to launch in the fall of 2016.

For more information, please see the Georgetown Law news release announcing the launch of the new joint programs.

You can also read more about Georgetown Law on its Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

Read more about MBA programs at FIND MBA.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/11/georgetown-law-partners-with-hec-paris-to-offer-an-mba-llm-and-an-mim-llm Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Loyola Law School, Los Angeles to Offer an LL.M. in Cybersecurity]]> Loyola Law School in Los Angeles has announced the launch of a new LL.M. specialization in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law.

The program will cover a range of topics in security and data privacy, with classes like "Technology & Privacy," "Cybersecurity & Regulatory Compliance," and "Incident Response & Investigation." Through electives, students will be able to delve into specialized topics like white collar crime and copyright.

Some of the courses will be delivered through a partnership with Loyola Marymount University's Seaver College of Science and Engineering.

The LL.M. can be completed on either a full- or a part-time basis.

Relatedly, Loyola Law School has also announced that it is adding cybersecurity and data privacy curriculum to its JD and Master of Science in Legal Studies (MLS) programs. 

For more information, please see Loyola's LL.M. specialization in Cybersecurity & Data Privacy webpage.

You can read more about the school and its other LL.M. offerings on Loyola Law School's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

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<![CDATA[US Law Schools to Hold LL.M. Info Sessions in Asia]]> This month, a consortium of US law schools will be holding LL.M. info sessions in cities in China, Thailand, Taiwan, and Korea.

At the info events, participants will be able to meet with representatives and learn about the LL.M. programs from the following US law schools:

  • American University - Washington College of Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • University of California, Hastings School of Law
  • University of Maryland - Carey School of Law

At the events you will also be able to  learn about qualifying for a US state bar exam, how to fund your LL.M., and get tips to strengthen your application.

Here is a list of the upcoming events:

  • November 9: Taipei, Taiwan
  • November 10: Seoul, Korea
  • November 13: Bangkok, Thailand
  • November 16: Guangzhou, China
  • November 18: Shanghai, China
  • November 19: Beijing, China

All events will be held between 19:00 and 21:00 and most events are open to the public. Visit the website for event details and to RSVP. Registration is free.

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


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<![CDATA[Fordham Announces MSL Program in Corporate Compliance]]> Read this article about LL.M. Programs in Corporate Compliance

Fordham University School of Law has announced plans to launch a new Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program in Corporate Compliance.

Unlike the school's LL.M. in Corporate Compliance, the new MSL program does not require a background in law to apply.

Corporate compliance—which, at its most basic, is ensuring that an organization's internal policies meet legal and regulatory guidelines—is a growing field.

“In today’s environment, compliance is hot,” says Gerald Manwah, the director of Fordham's corporate compliance programs. “Organizations worldwide continue to enhance and implement effective, end-to-end compliance programs."

To help students meet this growing demand, the curriculum of the new MSL program will cover a range of topics, including a solid background in the US legal system, as well as course like "Global Corporate Compliance," "Risk Assessment," and "International Financial Crime." 

Students will also have the option of writing a 10,000 word thesis as a capstone.

A small but growing number of law schools around the world offer specialized LL.M. curriculum in corporate compliance. In the US, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Widener University Delaware Law School, for instance, offer LL.M. concentrations in the field. Globally, Switzerland's Fribourg University offers a specialized LL.M. in Compliance; the UK's London Met has an LL.M. in Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance on offer.

To apply for the new Fordham MSL, interested candidates should have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. Those who already have a JD or LL.B. are not eligible to apply.

Fordham also offers an LL.M. program in Corporate Compliance, which is aimed at those who have a background in law. Read more about the school's LL.M. programs on Fordham's Full Profile at LLM GUIDE.

For more information or to apply, please see Fordham's MSL in Corporate Compliance webpage.


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<![CDATA[LL.M. Application Deadlines for Fall 2016 - US Law Schools]]> Berkeley Law

Below is a list of application deadlines for LL.M. programs starting in the fall of 2016 offered by law schools in the United States. The schools were chosen based on the most-visited university programs on LLM GUIDE and other top programs. 

Some law schools have different deadlines for domestic and international students, so make sure you apply by the correct deadline. 

Many law schools have not announced their LL.M. application deadlines yet; we'll update this list as more add their deadlines. 

Unless otherwise stated, the deadlines below are for full-time LL.M. programs beginning in the fall of 2016.

New York University (NYU) School of Law
  • Foreign Credential Applicants: December 15
  • Domestic Credential Applicants: April 1 (except for following programs)
  • Deadline, LL.M. in Legal Theory: February 2
  • Deadlines, LL.M. in Taxation: February 2 (priority scholarship deadline); April 1 (final)
  • Deadline, part-time programs: June 1

UC Berkeley School of Law

  • Application deadline, LL.M.:January 10
  • Application deadline, SJD: February 01 

USC Law School

  • Application deadline, LL.M.: March 1
  • Application deadlines, JD: February 01 (early application), April 01 (final application), Transfer: March 20 (early decision)

Georgetown University Law Center

  • Application deadlines, LL.M. (foreign-trained attorneys): November 13, 2015 (early action), February 12, 2016 (regular action)
  • Application deadlines, LL.M. (US-trained attorneys): January 8 (early action,) February 26 (regular action)
  • Application deadlines, JD: September 10 (First day J.D. Regular and Early Decision), March 1 (J.D. Regular and Early Decision)
  • Application deadline, JD/LL.M. joint program: June 24
  • Transfer deadlines: November 01 (Transfer), March 15 (Early Action Transfer), June 15 (Transfer)
  • Other deadlines: February 15 (Global Law Scholars Deadline), February 25: Public Interest Law Scholars Deadline

Columbia Law School

  • Early review LL.M. application deadline: November 03
  • Regular admission LL.M. application deadline: December 15 (Regular Admission)
  • JSD deadlines: February 2 or September 15 (through LSAC)

Harvard Law School

  • The final deadline is December 1 although applying by November 15 is strongly encouraged

UCLA School of Law

  • LL.M. deadline: February 15 (through LSAC)
  • SJD deadline: March 01

Stanford Law School

  • Application deadline, LL.M.: December 4

Boston University School of Law

  • LL.M. spring intake deadlines: October 31 (international applicants), November 30 (domestic)
  • Fall intake deadlines: April 15 (international), July 31 (domestic)
  • IP Law LL.M. deadline: April 15; earlier encouraged
  • Executive LLM in International Business Law deadilne: December 13 (Spring), April 15 (Summer), June 30 (Fall)
  • Graduate Tax Program, spring intake deadlines: October 31 (International Applicants), November 15 (Online Program), November 30 (Domestic), April 15 (Summer Online Option)
  • Graduate Tax Program, fall intake deadlines: April 15 (International), July 15 (Online Program), July 31 (Domestic)

UPenn (Penn Law)

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

George Washington (GW Law)

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

Northwestern University School of Law

  • LL.M. application deadline: January 15
  • LL.M. Tax application deadline: June 1

University of Miami School of Law

  • Deadline for foreign Law Graduates: rolling, Priority May 01 (Fall only),
  • Deadline for US Law Graduates: May 01 (Fall Admission) and November 15 (Spring)
  • Deadline, LL.M. in White & Case International Arbitration: rolling, February 15 (priority)
  • Deadline, LLM in Taxation: rolling, decision is made on application

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 11; US Citizen/Permanent Resident Students - November 1
  • Fall intake deadlines: International Students - May 1; or March 1 for funding consideration
  • Domestic Students - July 1; or March 1 for funding consideration

University of Washington, Seattle (UW Law School)

  • Deadline, international students: March 15 (fall only)
  • Deadline, US students: May 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for spring
  • Transfer deadline: June 15 (fall) and November 15 (spring)
  • SJD application deadline: March 15

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 August 15
  • Application deadline, summer programs: June 1
  • JD deadlines: March 15, November 2 (Early decision)

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 11, January 1 (FAFSA), July 1 (Transfer)

Vanderbilt University Law School

  • LL.M. application deadline: April 30

UC Hastings

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling from September 1 through June 15
  • Deadline, scholarships and financial aid consideration: March 1

University of Oklahoma College of Law

  • Applications: Rolling until June 15 (international); Rolling (domestic)

Michigan Law

  • LL.M. application deadline: January 31
  • International Tax LL.M. application deadline: January 31

Brooklyn Law School

  • Application deadlines: December 1 (early action); February 1 (regular review); accepted until June 30, Transfer Students August 1

Penn State Law

  • Rolling applications, preferred June 1
  • SJD applications: Rolling with most applications expected between mid-January and May, October 15 (1st Semester), April 15 (2nd Semester)

Loyola University Chicago

  • Deadlines, MJ, Online LL.M., SJD: August 1 (Fall), December 1 (Spring)
  • Funding deadlines: February 15 (Fall); June 30, November 30 (Spring).
  • Deadline, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Global Competition Law: July 1
  • Applications, LL.M. in Child and Family Law: Rolling
  • Deadline, LL.M. in Health Law:  July 1
  • Deadline, LL.M. in Health Law (Online): August 15
  • Deadline, LL.M. in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW): Rolling
  • Deadline, LL.M. for International Lawyers: Rolling
  • Deadline, LL.M. in Taxation: July 1
  • Deadlines, study abroad: October 15 (Spring), March 15 (Summer), April 1 (Fall)

Tulane Law School

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

University of Houston Law Center

  • Fall intake deadlines: March 1 (Applicants with Non-US Law Degree), June 1 (US Law Degree)
  • Spring intake deadline: October 1 (US Law Degree, only)

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

  • Deadlines, LL.M. for Foreign Trained Attorneys: February 1 (Fall priority), November 13 (Spring priority), March 18 (FAFSA)
  • Deadlines, LL.M. in Tax Law: June 30 (Fall Priority), November 13 (Spring Priority), March 31 (Summer Priority), March 1 (FAFSA)

University of San Diego School of Law

  • Deadlines, LL.M./ MSL/ Transfer/ Visiting: June 1 (Fall), November 1 (Spring), April 01 (Summer) – not for LL.M. in Comparative law
  • Deadlines, JD/ Transfer/Visiting: Rolling, January 1 (Spring), July 15 (Fall)

New York Law School (NYLS)

  • Deadlines, LL.M. in Taxation: April 30 (Summer), August 7 (Fall), December 1 (Spring)
  • Deadlines, LL.M. in American Business Law: Summer: April 30 (Financial Services, Real Estate, and Tax, only), Fall: June 1, Spring: December 1 (Financial Services, Real Estate, and Tax, only)
  • Deadline, Accelerated JD/LL.M. March 1

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
  • Summer Deadline: May 1

University of Minnesota Law School

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

Pepperdine University School of Law

  • Deadlines, LL.M., MDR, and Certificate Programs such as Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR): Rolling Applications; Mid August (Spring), Late January (Summer) and early March (Fall).
  • Priority Scholarship Deadline: February 15
  • JD program deadlines: February 1 (Priority), April 1 (Final Deadline), Two-Year Accelerated Option: April 1
  • Deadline, transfer Students: July 15

Emory University School of Law

  • LL.M. application deadlines: November 1 (early decision), November 15 (Emory University Scholars Program), January 01 (Regular), October 15 (Spring Transfer), March 15 (Fall Transfer)

University of Florida (UF)

  • LL.M. application deadlines: October 15 (Spring), June 15, 2016 (Fall) 
  • Deadline, LL.M. in Tax Law: June 1,
  • Deadline, LL.M. in Comparative Law:  rolling, April 30 (Preferred)
  • Deadline, LL.M. in Environmental & Land Use Law: October 15 (Spring), June 15 (Fall)

Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) School of Law (WU Law)

  • Deadline, LL.M. in US Law for Foreign Lawyers and Two-Year Master of Laws (LL.M.) for Foreign Lawyers: Residential May 15
  • Deadline, LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Technology Law: May 15
  • Deadline, LL.M. with a Concentration in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: August 15

Florida Coastal School of Law

  • Rolling applications for both terms - Spring (term starts January 11) and Fall (term starts August 24)

Pace Law School

  • Rolling applications, December 22 (for scholarship consideration)

Chapman University - Fowler School of Law

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

Golden Gate University

  • Fall application deadline: July 1 (preferred)
  • Spring application deadline: November 1 (preferred deadline)
  • Summer application deadline:  April 1 (preferred) - later applications will be considered if space is available.
  • SJD deadline: April 1 (Fall)
  • Deadlines for international law students seeking a Visa : May 15 (Fall), October 1 (Spring), March 1 (Summer) 

Boston College Law School

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

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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<![CDATA[New Orleans Law Firm Offering Scholarship for Students Studying Law in Louisiana]]> The New Orleans-based law firm Harrell & Nowak have announced a new scholarship available for students studying law in Louisiana.

The new scholarship is available for students who have already been accepted or who are already attending an ABA-accredited law school in Louisiana. Those studying for LL.M. degrees at these schools are eligible to apply.

One scholarship valued at 1,500 USD is available.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school in Louisiana—on either a full- or part-time basis—in the spring of 2016.

Applicants will need to submit one essay, which can be chosen from three topics.

All documents and proof of enrollment must be submitted no later than December 4, 2015.

The ABA-accredited law schools in Louisiana which offer LL.M. programs include Tulane Law School, Louisiana State University's Hebert Law Center, and Loyola University New Orleans.

For more information or to apply, please see Harrell & Nowak's Best Lawyers of Tomorrow scholarship page.


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<![CDATA[Cornell to Launch an LL.M. in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship]]> Cornell Tech and Cornell Law School have announced the launch of a new LL.M. in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship.

The program will help students gain the skills they need to support and lead technology companies.

“The digital economy has raised huge societal, policy and legal questions that traditional law programs simply aren’t designed to address,” according to Dan Huttenlocher, dean of Cornell Tech.

The new LL.M. will "give lawyers the tools to be entrepreneurial thinkers, supporting technology startups, product development and the fast-paced growth that is driving the economy," says Huttenlocher.

Curriculum will include practical experiences, including hands-on components where students will provide legal support to teams that are solving problems that exist in present-day technology.

The program is aimed at already-practicing attorneys or recent law graduates who have an active interest in technology and entrepreneurship.

The LL.M. in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship is set to launch in 2016. The first intake will start on Cornell Tech's New York City campus, which is located in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. In mid-2017, though, the school plans to move the program to Cornell Tech's planned Roosevelt Island campus.

For more information, please see Cornell Law's news release announcing the launch of the LL.M. in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship.


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<![CDATA[Católica Global School of Law Offering Early Bird LL.M. Tuition Discount]]> Universidade Católica Portuguesa's Católica Global School of Law has announced that it is offering tuition discounts for those who apply for the school's LL.M. programs early.

Applicants who apply for one of the school's LL.M. programs by December 11 will receive a 10 percent discount.

The school offers two LL.M. programs, one in International Business Law and the other focused on Law in a European and Global Context.

For more information, please see the Católica news release announcing the early bird LL.M. application campaign. 

Read more about the school on Católica Global School of Law's full profile at LLM GUIDE.


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<![CDATA[Edinburgh Law School Hosting Open Day on November 18]]> Edinburgh Law School will be hosting a postgraduate open day on November 18.

At the event, attendees can learn about the school's LL.M. as well as other postgraduate programs. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with academics and ask questions.

Edinburgh Law offers a number of LL.M. programs, including one focused on Innovation, Technology & the Law and another on Human Rights.

The open day event will be from 12pm until 3pm.

For more information or to book a spot, please see Edinburgh Law's postgraduate open day webpage.

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<![CDATA[LL.M. Application Deadlines for Fall 2016 - European Schools]]> Below is a list of application deadlines for LL.M. programs starting in the fall of 2016 offered by law schools in Europe. The schools were chosen based on the most-visited European university programs on LLM GUIDE and other top programs.

Some law schools have different deadlines for domestic and international students, so make sure you apply by the correct deadline. 

Many law schools have not announced their LL.M. application deadlines yet; we'll update this list as more add their deadlines.

Unless otherwise stated, the deadlines below are for full-time LL.M. programs beginning in the fall of 2016.



Austria

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

  • Deadline not yet announced

University of Vienna (European an International Business Law Program) EMLE

  • Deadline not yet announced

University of Vienna (European an International Business Law Program) EUSLIP

  • Deadline not yet announced 

Belgium

College of Europe

  • Deadline: January 20

Ghent University

  • Deadline: Early July

University of Liège - Liege Competition and Innovation Institute

  • Deadline for international students: April 30
  • Deadline for EU/EEA/Swiss students: August 15 

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Institute for European Studies - IES)

  • LL.M. application deadline not yet announced

Denmark

University of Copenhagen

  • Deadlines not yet announced 

Finland

University of Helsinki

  • January 27

France

Queen Mary (QMUL) - Paris

  • Deadline, full-time LL.M., January 2016 start: October 30

Sorbonne University International

  • Deadline: September 20

LYON Catholic

  • Deadline: June 1

Paris I – Sorbonne

  • Deadline: September 20

Toulouse I Capitole

  • Application deadlines not yet published

CEIPI Strasbourg

  • June

Paris II – Assas

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

LYON III

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

Germany

ILF Institute for Law and Finance at Frankfurt University

  • LL.M. application deadline: Rolling
  • LL.M. in International Finance application deadlines: August 1 (All EU/EEA countries, Australia, Canada, USA, Japan, Israel, South Korea and New Zealand); July 1 (All other nationalities)

Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • Application deadline: May 31

Hamburg University (EMLE Program)

  • Application deadline: January 15

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 Nigeria or Cameroon apply by July 31)

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

  • LL.M application deadlines: January 15, July 15
  • LL.M. in International Law application deadline: January 16

Europa-Institut - Universität des Saarlandes

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin)

  • Application deadline: September 11

FU Berlin (Institute for German and European Business, Competition an Regulatory Law)

  • Application deadline: May 31

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC)

  • Application deadline: April 30

Bucerius Law School - Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaft

  • LL.M. application deadline for applicants with entry visa requirements: March 31
  • Deadline for those without entry visa requirements: March 15

Hungary

Central European University
  • Priority deadline/CEU fellowship deadline: February 4
  • Self-financing master's candidates and candidates for the MATILDA program: May 3 Mundus MAPP program for Ersamus Mundus Scholarship: January 11
  • Note: All applications submitted by the May 3 deadline must be complete with any applicable standard test score reports (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.)

Italy

European University Institute Florence (EUI)

  • Application deadline: January 31

UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute)

  • Electronic application deadline: 23 August
  • For candidates with non-Italian degrees: October 06

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, October 15
  • Deadlines, EU/EEA/Swiss students: June 15, December 1

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 
  • Research LL.M. deadlines: January 15 (if applying for a scholarship), April 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 15
  • Deadline, LL.M., international applicants applying for an external scholarship: December 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., international students applying for tuition waiver: March 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., international students: June 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., EU students: July
  • Deadline, LL.M., Dutch students: August 15

Utrecht University School of Law

  • Rolling deadlines 

University of Groningen

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

Norway

University of Oslo

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

Portugal

Lisbon Católica

  • Rolling application deadlines

Spain

IE Law School

  • Early admissions deadline: November 30
  • Rolling deadlines

ISDE

  • Rolling application deadlines

ESADE Law School

  • Application deadline, LL.M. in International Business Law: rolling, opens on November 26 

Sweden

Stockholm University

  • Application deadline: April 15

Uppsala University

  • Application deadline: January 15

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

  • Application deadline, with scholarship: End of March (Pre-Selection & Waiting list)
  • Application deadline, non-admitted students: End of April
  • Application deadline, without scholarship (Selection):  End of April 2015 (Selection & Waiting List)
  • Application deadline, non-admitted students: End of May

Lausanne (UNIL)

  • Application deadline, fall term: Rolling, June 30
  • Application deadline, spring term: October 30

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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<![CDATA[GW Law to Host Webinar for Potential LL.M. Applicants on October 22]]> The Washington, DC-based George Washington University Law School will host a live webinar for potential LL.M. applicants on October 22.

The webinar is aimed at foreign-trained attorneys who are considering using an LL.M. program in order to qualify for the New York bar exam. Topics to be discussed include the bar exam's requirements, reasons to take the exam, as well as other issues.

The webinar will be hosted by the school's LL.M. director, career counselor, and program coordinator. It will begin at 9am EDT on October 22.

To register, please go to the About the New York Bar, with GW Law webinar page.

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


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<![CDATA[Sydney Law School to Host an Information Evening on October 28]]> Sydney Law School has announced that it will hold a postgraduate information evening on October 28.

At the event, potential applicants can get more information about the school's LL.M. programs, as well as learn about other programs such as the Master of Business Law.

Additionally, attendees will also be able to learn about the Sydney Law's recently announced scholarship program for 2016, which is worth a combined total value of $370,000 AUD.

The event will feature opportunities to speak with academics, admissions and student support services.

To learn more or to register, please see Sydney Law's postgraduate information evening webpage.

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<![CDATA[Miami Law to Launch International Law LL.M. with Intensive English Program]]> In 2016, the University of Miami School of Law will launch a new International LL.M. program with an intensive English option.

The program is aimed at foreign lawyers who would like to work on their English language proficiency before starting on LL.M. curriculum. 

The new LL.M. is three semesters long. Students will start during the spring semester (in January), during which they'll work on achieving the English language and communication skills necessary to be successful in the rest of the course.

After the spring semester, students join the standard International LL.M. class and proceed with the regular classes.

Once students join in with the regular program, they'll also have the option to pursue another of Miami's LL.M. programs, including one focused in estate planning and another in entertainment, arts, and sports law; among others.

The International Law LL.M. with Intensive English program is set to launch in January 2016. Applications will be accepted by December 15, 2015.

For more information or to apply, please see Miami Law's International Law LL.M. with Intensive English course webpage.

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

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<![CDATA[The Graduate Institute Geneva Hosts Open Day on October 26]]> The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva has announced that it will hold an open day on Monday, October 26.

At the open day, attendees will be able to learn more about the institute's study programs, career prospects and financial aid. There will also be opportunities to meet with professors and current students and to get application process advice.

The Graduate Institute Geneva offers an LL.M. in International Law and a LL.M. in Global Health Law and International Institutions, as well as other master's level programs in law.

For more information, please see the Graduate Institute Geneva's open day webpage.

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


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<![CDATA[Queen Mary and Singapore's SMU Launch Dual LL.M. in Commercial Law Program]]> The Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has partnered with the Singapore Management University to offer a new dual LL.M. in Commercial Law.

The program will be 15 months long. During the first six months of the program, students wil lstudy in Singapore, where they'll get an overview of commercial law in Asia. The rest of the program will take place on the QMUL campus in London. 

The curriculum will focus on international and comparative issues, and especially, the importance of laws and rules underpinning business relationships. Compulsory program modules cover topics in "Foreign Investment Law in Asia," "E-Commerce Law," "Ethics in Business and Finance," and "Commercialisation of Intellectual Property Rights," among others. Additionally, students will be able to choose from a list of elective modules, including options like "Private Banking Law" and "Cyberspace Law."

The new dual LL.M. is set to launch in July 2016. Applications for the inaugural intake will open in late October. For more information, please see the QMUL/SMU Dual LL.M. in Commercial Law program webpage.

You can also 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/2015/10/queen-mary-and-singapores-smu-launch-dual-llm-in-commercial-law-program Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Upcoming LGBTI Career Fair in Frankfurt]]> ALICE, a project of Uhlala GmbH, has announced that it is putting on an LGBTI career fair for lawyers and others interested in law careers. The fair will happen in Frankfurt on October 30.

Students, trainees, lawyers, as well as anybody else interested in a career in the legal field are welcome to attend. Although the fair is aimed at the LGBTI community, it is "hetereofriendly," meaning that straight allies who do not identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex are also welcome to attend.

At the fair, 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.

A number of speakers, including Christoph Naumann from Norton Rose Fulbright and Laura Klare from Simmons & Simmons, will be giving presentations on a variety of topics.

The fair is named after Alice Nkom, a Cameroonian lawyer currently fighting against anti-gay legislation in her country.

The fair will take place at the Steigenberger Hotel Metropolitan in Frankfurt (Poststraße 6, Frankfurt am Main) between 10am and 6pm.

The following law firms have confirmed their attendance at the fair:

  • Noerr
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Kapellmann Rechtsanwälte
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Linklaters
  • Ashurst
  • White & Case
  • Auswärtiges Amt

To read more or to register for the event, please see the ALICE career fair website.

Image: Nicolas Scheuer / Creative Commons (cropped)

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/10/upcoming-lgbti-career-fair-in-frankfurt Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[USC to Launch a Two-Year LL.M. Program]]> USC's Gould School of Law has announced that it will launch a new two-year LL.M. program, which combines an LL.M. with a Certificate in US Legal Studies.

During the first year of the program, students will develop their English skills in a law school setting, and get an overview of the US legal system. The courses during the first year of the program will help students develop their legal reading and comprehension skills, case briefing skills, legal analysis, and synthesis skills in the US common law system.

During the second year of the program, students will take LL.M. classes.

Graduates of the program will receive both an LL.M. degree and a Certificate in US Legal Studies.

With the new program, USC joins a growing number of US law schools that offer two-year programs generally aimed at international students who desire a robust understanding of the US legal system or Legal English. Penn State Law and Georgetown Law, for instance, both offer two-year LL.M.s which include a Legal English Certificate. Boston University offers a similar program, while Washington University School of Law offers a two-year LL.M. which does not include an additional certificate.

The new USC program is set to launch in the fall of 2016. To apply for the new USC program, applicants should have an LL.B. degree or equivalent from a law school outside of the US. Admission to the LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers is conditional upon successful completion of the Certificate.

For more information, please see USC - Gould's Two-Year LL.M. program webpage.

You can read more about USC's LL.M. programs on the school's full profile at LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/09/usc-to-launch-a-two-year-llm-program Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Edinburgh to Launch New LL.M. Module in International and European Media Law]]> Edinburgh Law School has announced that it will launch a new LL.M. module in International and European Media Law.

The new module will be offered as part of Edinburgh's distance learning LL.M. programs and will address international and European law and how they impact media markets and the content of media.

In addition, the module will also examine the relationship between media freedom, freedom of expression and other human rights. 

The new module will launch in January 2016. It will be available to students pursuing Edinburgh's distance learning LL.M. program or as part of the school's Postgraduate Certificate in Law.

For more information, please see this Edinburgh webpage announcing the launch of the LL.M. module in International and European Media Law.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/09/edinburgh-to-launch-new-llm-module-in-international-and-european-media-law Sun, 13 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[18 Law Schools to Attend LL.M. Day Event in Frankfurt on October 24]]> The career networking website e-fellows.net will be hosting an LL.M. day event in Frankfurt on October 24.

At the event, potential LL.M. candidates can meet with representatives from 18 law schools and attend group sessions and panel discussions.

These 18 law schools will attend:

  • Bond University (Australia)
  • Emory University School of Law (USA)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (USA)
  • Golden Gate University School of Law (USA)
  • IE Law School (Spain)
  • Northumbria University (UK)
  • Queen Mary, University of London (UK)
  • Stetson University College of Law (USA)
  • University of California Hastings College of the Law (USA)
  • University of Dundee School of Law (UK)
  • University of East Anglia Law School (UK)
  • University of Glasgow School of Law (UK)
  • University of Kent (UK)
  • University of Miami School of Law (USA)
  • University of Notre Dame Law School (USA/UK)
  • University of Southern California - USC Gould School of Law (USA)
  • University of Virginia School of Law (USA)
  • Vanderbilt Law School (USA)

Interested attendees must apply by October 4. For more information or to apply, please see the e-fellows LL.M. Day Frankfurt webpage.

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/09/18-law-schools-to-attend-llm-day-event-in-frankfurt-on-october-24 Thu, 10 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Nine US Law Schools to Hold LL.M. Info Sessions in South America]]> Nine US law schools will be holding info sessions in various South American cities in September. Here are the dates and locations:

  • September 14: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, IBEU Copacabana
  • September 15: Sao Paulo, Brazil, Intercontinental Hotel
  • September 17: Bogotá, Colombia, Brigard & Urrutia Abogados
  • September 21: Lima, Peru, ICPNA MIRAFLORES
  • September 22: Santiago, Chile, Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos & Cía. Ltda.

All events will be held between 19:00 and 21:00.

The following law schools will be participating:

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Hofstra Law
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School
  • Tulane University Law School
  • University of California, Hastings School of Law
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • University of Maryland Carey School of Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law

 At the events, you can learn about each school's LL.M. program, as well as get application information and details about taking a US bar exam. Participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the law schools.

To attend, please register on the LL.M. USA Law School Consortium website.


Image: "Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio De Janeiro" by Artyominc / Creative Commons (cropped)

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/09/nine-us-law-schools-to-hold-llm-info-sessions-in-south-america Wed, 09 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Pace Law Launches International Commercial Law Fellowship]]> New York's Pace Law School has announced a new International Legal Law Fellowship, which includes a full-tuition scholarship for the school's LL.M. in Comparative Legal Studies.

The successful applicant will complete the LL.M. on a part-time basis over two years. During the fall and spring semesters, the successful applicant will work 20 hours per week on research projects and other programs at the school's Institute of International Commercial Law.

To apply for the fellowship and scholarship, candidates must complete the application for the LL.M. program as well as a supplemental essay.

Applicants are due no later than October 26, 2015. The fellowship will begin in January 2016.

For more information, please see Pace Law's International Commercial Law Fellowship page.


Image: "Pace University Graduate Center in downtown White Plains, NY" by JRodz15 / Creative Commons (cropped)

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/09/pace-law-launches-international-commercial-law-fellowship Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Fordham Announces Winter Institute for Law Students and Grads From Outside the US]]> Fordham Law has announced the launch of a new "Winter Institute" that will cover topics in the US legal system.

The program is one week long and is open to law graduates and students from outside the United States. It will take place in New York City, and include a visit to a court. Beyond introducing participants to the US legal system, the institute will also include optional sessions on applying to LL.M. programs and preparing a US-style resume and cover letter.

Although academic credit will not be awarded, participants who complete at least 80 percent of the required program classes will receive a certificate.

Fordham Law's inaugural Winter Institute will take place between Jan 6 and 14, 2016. 

For more information, please see Fordham Law's Winter Institute webpage.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/09/fordham-announces-winter-institute-for-law-students-and-grads-from-outside-the-us Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Application Deadline for University of London International Programmes LL.M. Degrees]]> The University of London’s International Programmes division is now accepting applications for its distance learning LL.M. program.

Those who want to sit exams in May 2016 should apply by November 1.

The program is open to both lawyers and non-lawyers who want to pursue an LL.M. on a flexible schedule. The course curriculum was developed by academics within the Queen Mary and University College London (UCL) law departments.

Students in the LL.M. can choose to pursue one of the following specializations:

  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • International Business Law 
  • Human Rights Law 
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Public International Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Banking and Finance Law

For more information or to apply, please see the University of London International Programmes LL.M. webpage or the school's full profile on LLM GUIDE.


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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/09/application-deadline-for-university-of-london-international-programmes-llm-degrees Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Upcoming LL.M. Info Sessions in Latin America and Europe]]> In October and November, representatives from seven US law schools will be putting on a series of LL.M. info sessions in Latin America and Europe.

At these info sessions, you can learn about the schools' LL.M. programs and get information about how to apply.

The attending law schools include the following:

  • USC Law School
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Law School
  • Cornell Law School
  • Vanderbilt University Law School

Here are the event details:

October 5: Bogota, Colombia (time TBD): Gomez-Pinzon Zuleta Law Firm, Caracol Building, Calle 67 No. 7-35, Office 1204. Note: Cornell, Northwestern, and Penn will NOT be present at this event

October 7: Sao Paulo, Brazil: 7:00 to 9:00pm, TozziniFreire Law Firm, Rua Borges Lagoa 1328

October 9: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 5:00 to 7:00pm,  Barbosa Mussnich Aragao Law Firm, Av. Almirante Barroso, 52, 31 andar, Centro

November 2: London, United Kingdom, 6:00 to 8:00pm, Queen Mary University, Mile End Rd, E1 4NS\

The schools listed above will also be participating in the EducationUSA LL.M. fairs in the following European locations.

  • November 4: Amsterdam, Netherlands, DoubleTree Hotel, Oosterdoksstraat 4, Central Station
  • November 5: Brussels, Belgium, Jones Day Law Firm, Regentschapsstraat 4, B-1000
  • November 7: Paris, France, Foundation des Etats-Unis, 15 Boulevard Jourdan 75014
  • November 9: Oslo, Norway, Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel, Holbergsgate 30, 0166
  • November 10: Vienna, Austria, Juridicum, Top Floor- Main Building, Schottenbastei 10-16

For more information, please see USC's US Law School LL.M. Information Sessions webpage. You can also register for one of the events here.

Image: Diliff / Creative Commons (cropped)

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/08/upcoming-llm-info-sessions-in-latin-america-and-europe Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[NYU Launches New LL.M. Lecture Series]]> NYU has announced that it is launching a new series of LL.M. lectures on US law topics.

The new series was launched based on feedback from LL.M. alumni, who said that it would be useful to learn about US law topics in during the first part of the LL.M. year.

The lectures will introduce students to cases in law areas that are generally covered in the first year JD curriculum.

The lectures are open to NYU LL.M. students, who need to RSVP for each event.

The schedule of the lectures is as follows:

  • Friday August 28: Constitutional Law, with Professor Kenji Yoshino
  • Friday September 4: Civil Procedure, with Professor Arthur Miller
  • Friday, September 11: Torts, with Professor Jennifer Arlen

For more information or to RSVP, please see the NYU Law blog post announcing the new LL.M. lecture series.

Photo: Jonathan71 / Creative Commons (cropped, rotated)

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/08/nyu-launches-new-llm-lecture-series Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Allen & Overy Launches New Scholarship for Students in the LL.M. in Clinical Legal Education at the University of Ulster]]> Law firm Allen & Overy has announced that it is making new scholarships available for select students studying the LL.M. in Clinical Legal Education at Northern Ireland's University of Ulster.

The new scholarships will fund full tuition and maintenance costs for one student per year over three years, starting this year.

Ulster's LL.M. in Clinical Legal Education helps students address "unmet legal need in the fields of employment law and social security law," according to the program's webpage. The LL.M. covers a variety of topics, with modules in "Social Security Law," "Employment Law," and "Alternative Dispute Resolution," among others.

The deadline to apply for the LL.M. is August 21. All successful applicants will be invited to apply for the new Allen & Overy scholarship.

For more information, please see Ulster's School of Law news page or the school's LL.M. in Clinical Legal Education course webpage.


Photo: "Belfast - University of Ulster" by KGGucwa / Creative Commons (cropped)

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https://llm-guide.com/news/2015/08/allen-overy-launches-new-scholarship-for-students-in-the-llm-in-clinical-legal-education-at-the-university-of-ulster Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200