LLM News 2018

The LL.M. and graduate legal studies landscape is in constant movement, and of course 2018 will be no different. To kick off the new year, here’s a short compilation of news and developments that have caught our eye lately: LLM Bar Exam, a bar prep company that formerly specialized in preparing foreign LL.M. students and graduates for the US Bar Exam, has lost its lawsuit (claiming $50 million in damages) against…read more →

The LLM in International Commercial Law

The University of Warwick School of Law has recently announced the launch of its new LL.M. program in International Commercial Law (starting in October 2017). Warwick joins the growing number of UK, US, and international law schools that expand their postgraduate offerings that blend the corporate and commercial area with international or cross-border aspects. This trend is not surprising given that the demand for specialized LL.M. programs in these fields…read more →

New LLM Programs, 2015 Edition

Spring is in the air, heralding the start of new beginnings, including the announcement of several new LL.M. programs. First up, Miami Law School has announced that they are launching a new LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, which will begin this August. The program is offered on a full time or part-time basis to both U.S. and foreign-trained lawyers. It offers three tracks: Entertainment Law, Arts Law, or Sports…read more →

LLM in Sustainable Development

This post comes to us from the University of Milan, Faculty of Law The University degli Studi of Milan is offering, for the first time this year, a two-year LL.M. program  in the field of sustainable development. All courses will be taught in English. This unique program, rather than focus on only one aspect of sustainability, takes into consideration the three dimensions of holistic sustainability: economic, social, and environmental development….read more →

Boston University School of Law’s Graduate Tax Program

This post comes to us from Boston University School of Law BU Law’s Graduate Tax Program (GTP), established in 1959 as one of the nation’s first graduate tax programs, stands as one of the best.  It currently ranks second in the nation, according to the National Law Journal.  We are #5 in tax studies among US law schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.  And for four consecutive years,…read more →

Columbia Human Rights LLM Fellowship Program

Aspiring human rights lawyers should take note of Columbia University’s Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship Program, which has just been announced for the 2015-16 academic year. The Fellowship supports students who demonstrate exceptional commitment and potential to use their education to become leaders in human rights practice or academia by offering them full or partial tuition waivers and, in some cases, a stipend for costs. Human Rights LL.M. Fellows receive mentoring from…read more →

Georgetown, Berkeley, and USF Launching New LLM Programs

In 2014, we continue to observe a strong trend for law schools to add or expand their LL.M. and other graduate program offerings. In this post, we highlight a few particularly noteworthy new programs that we believe are of special interest to international or foreign-trained lawyers. Georgetown Law Center will offer a new Executive LL.M. in Taxation, which will start in fall 2014. The program consists of the same curriculum as…read more →

What Courses Should (Harvard) Law Students Take?

What courses should law students take if they want to boost their employment chances? Three Harvard Law School professors have conducted a survey among 11 law firms that are historically the biggest employers of HLS graduates, asking what courses at Harvard students should take. The results are of interest both for Harvard LL.M. students (given that most of a Harvard LL.M. student’s program will be drawn from the regular Harvard…read more →

In Defense of New LLM Programs

Richard Gershon, Dean and Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law, has a very interesting and thoughtful post up on the Law Deans on Legal Education Blog. Gershon discusses recent innovations in specialized LL.M. program offerings, suggesting that new and seemingly “exotic” LL.M. programs – including the LL.M. program in Air and Space Law at his own law school – can indeed contribute value. As Gershon puts it…read more →

The Graduate Institute, Geneva’s Inaugural LL.M. in International Law Cohort

This post comes to us from Jason Rudall, Programme Manager of the LL.M. in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva Building on a Distinguished Tradition:  The Graduate Institute, Geneva Welcomes Inaugural LL.M. in International Law Cohort The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies has welcomed its first class of the newly launched LL.M. in International Law. Over the course of the 10-month programme,…read more →

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