Best Tax LLM Programs – 2013 Survey

TaxTalent has recently released the 2013 results of their LL.M. Tax program rankings (PDF). This ranking is based on a survey of 128 heads of corporate tax departments. Tax hiring authorities from public accounting firms and law firms as well as consultants and independent tax professionals were not included among the survey participants. The respondents were asked to indicate which five U.S. law schools, out of a possible 31 schools, with LL.M….read more →

Juris Master and Master of Legal Studies: An LLM for Non-Lawyers?

Mastering Jurisprudence for Non-Lawyers For those working in a law-related field or who are interested in garnering more information about the law, there is a new emerging option besides J.D. or LL.M. programs. Known as the Juris Master (JM), Master of Jurisprudence (MJ), Master of Legal Studies (MLS), Master in the Studies of Law (MSL), or Master of Science in Legal Studies, these new degree programs aim to provide non-lawyers…read more →

National Law Journal LLM Rankings 2013

The National Law Journal has published its 2013 Best of The National Law Journal Readers Ranking (PDF). The ranking is based on votes cast by nearly 5,000 National Law Journal readers from the U.S. legal community (attorneys & law, students, paralegals, legal assistants, etc.). Among other categories, National Law Journal readers were asked to rank LL.M. programs (offered by U.S. Law Schools) in four categories: Corporate/Securities, Tax, IP, and International…read more →

Online LLM Programs – Higher Education’s Well-Kept Secret

Is it possible to get an LL.M. degree without leaving the four walls of your home? Online LL.M. or distance learning LL.M. programs promise to do just that. While traditionally eschewed as not as prestigious as brick and mortar LL.M.s, the new range of online Master of Laws programs are often at the same level of quality, and sometimes better, than other non-online options. Today, online LL.M. programs are offered…read more →

New LLM Programs

We have reported previously (see here and here) that law schools are increasingly adding or expanding their LL.M. program offerings. The first few weeks of 2013 have confirmed this trend. In this post, we highlight three selected new specialty LL.M. program launches that were announced recently in the U.S. and the U.K. In addition, we share an announcement regarding a new International LL.M. degree offered in Tel Aviv. Fordham Law…read more →

NYU to Discontinue NYU@NUS Program

New York University (NYU) and the National University Singapore (NUS) have announced that they will conclude – for financial reasons – their NYU@NUS program. The incoming class that begins its studies in May 2013 will be the last intake for this dual-degree LL.M. program. The full details are available here.

LLM in European Business Law in Madrid

This post comes to us from Adam Dubin, Director, Master’s in International and European Business Law, Universidad Pontificia Comillas School of Law, Madrid Learn Spanish in Spain While Studying for a Master’s in European Business Law Universidad Pontificia Comillas School of Law in Madrid, Spain, is now in its second year of its Master’s Degree program in International and European Business Law.  The program is a year long and given…read more →

The Financial Times Master of Laws Listing

The Financial Times (FT) has compiled its fifth annual listing of Master of Laws (LLM) programmes. The new listing (it’s not a ranking) includes the details of courses offered by 86 law schools from 19 countries, gathered as part of their answers to the FT’s international legal education report. The listing shows that the number of LL.M. programs continues to grow at a relatively fast pace, while student numbers increase…read more →

Stanford Law School’s Online Career Guide

For law students thinking about how to structure their coursework and what classes to choose, Stanford Law School now offers a valuable tool. The SLS Navigator is an online career and curriculum guide that allows law students to learn about different areas of law and related careers and is useful in choosing those courses that will help prepare for a particular career path. As the National Jurist reports: Stanford spent…read more →

Tax LLM Rankings – New Survey Released

LL.M. rankings, until recently very rarely found, are now becoming increasingly common. The latest evidence is JobsInTax.com’s newly released ranking of tax law LL.M. programs. This ranking is based on a survey of 151 heads of corporate tax departments, who were asked to select up to five U.S. law schools (out of 32) with LL.M. programs specializing in tax law that they hold in the highest regard when hiring candidates….read more →

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