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Take your passion for law to the next level with advanced study and research. Be at the centre of debate, analysis and dialogue about law and legal policy issues in New Zealand. Read more

Take your passion for law to the next level with advanced study and research. Be at the centre of debate, analysis and dialogue about law and legal policy issues in New Zealand.

Full time or part time, your study will be relevant, accessible and intellectually rewarding—research an area of law that interests you or tailor a course of study that suits your career goals.

Programmes

Master of Laws by coursework

You'll take one core course—Advanced Legal Study LAWS 581 worth 10 points—and make up the rest of your 120 points from a choice of other 500-level LAWS courses. Up to 40 points can be replaced by equivalent courses from another faculty or another university.

500-level LAWS courses differ from year to year and are either taught in block format, intensive format or seminars. Look at the course timetable to see when the intensive and block courses are offered. The seminar courses are mainly led by you and the other students who will prepare papers in advance.

Internship

International students can also choose to do a 20-point one-trimester internship. You'll work with a community, government or private sector organisation under the joint supervision of a Faculty member and an outside professional. Assessment is based on the work you produce, a journal and your performance at fortnightly seminars.

Master of Laws by dissertation and coursework

You'll take LAWS 581 Advanced Legal Study (10 points), a further 20 points from the Master of Laws course-selection and LAWS 592, a 90-point dissertation of 35,000 words.

Dissertation supervision

The Faculty can provide dissertation supervision on a wide range of subjects. Explore the full list of the Faculty's research areas to help you decide on your own research topic.

Master of Laws by thesis

The Master of Laws by thesis requires you to complete a 120-point 50,000 word thesis on an area of law that interests you. You'll also do the course Advanced Legal Study LAWS 581 at no extra cost.

Thesis supervision

The Faculty can provide thesis supervision on a wide range of subjects. Explore the full list of the Faculty's research areas to help you decide on your own research topic.

Master of Laws by research portfolio

This is a more flexible combination of coursework and research on an approved topic. You'll take the 10-point Advanced Legal Study LAWS 581 and the 90-point Research Portfolio LAWS 593.

The research portfolio consists of two courses that include two research papers of 12,000 words each on related topics. You'll also complete a 2,500-word linking paper to establish and justify your research, as well as a further 20 points from Master of Laws courses.

Flexible study

Designed to be flexible, the Master of Laws offers courses that are taught in different formats. Some courses meet weekly, others are taught in a more compact format.

Block courses are taught in a concentrated manner over a one-to-two week period, and intensive courses are broken into chunks of eight to twelve hours. They are often taught over two-to-three consecutive evenings or in Friday afternoon and Saturday sessions, with a break of two-to-three weeks between sessions.

Workload and duration

The Master of Laws can be completed in one year of full-time study, or in up to three years part time.

If you are studying full time, you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students doing two courses per trimester will need to do around 20–23 hours of work a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working.

You can estimate your workload by adding up the number of points you'll be doing. One point is roughly equal to 10–12 hours work.

Research and supervision

No matter how you choose to study for your Master of Laws there will be an element of research required. Take advantage of exciting research opportunities at New Zealand's leading centre of academic legal research

And if you're planning on doing a Master's by thesis, or a PhD, you'll have the opportunity to be supervised in wide range of subject areas by New Zealand's best legal scholars.



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With a Master of Laws postgraduate degree from City, you can create your own programme of study to enhance, develop or transform your career. Read more
With a Master of Laws postgraduate degree from City, you can create your own programme of study to enhance, develop or transform your career.

Who is it for?

The Master of Laws postgraduate course is for students who are looking to enhance their legal careers or shift focus to a new area of law. The flexibility of the programme and the 50+ modules on offer means that you can use the course to define your own Master of Laws postgraduate experience.

Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some have just completed undergraduate degrees while others have experience in private practice at law firms or as in-house counsel. We also attract students who have engaged in non-legal work in sectors including finance and energy, public service and NGOs.

Objectives

The Master of Laws LLM at City has a practical, global focus designed to deepen your knowledge and accelerate your career.

The programme has been structured to showcase the most current legal debates, and to expose you to professional practitioners and leading academics. It will give you the skills to tackle complex legal problems within your chosen subjects while also offering a wealth of opportunities including pro bono clinics, guest lectures, recruitment fairs and internships.

The Master of Laws offers extensive choice when it comes to what you learn. You can opt for a general Masters of Law degree by selecting courses from our extensive list of modules, or pursue one of several specialisms in fields such as Public International Law, International Commercial Law and European Union Law. This means you can design your own degree and build your learning around your academic and professional goals.

Placements

In 2012 City University London founded a legal advice clinic focusing on advising start-ups in London’s Silicon Roundabout. The clinic, called Start-Ed, is the first of its kind in the country and has won many awards and grants. Under supervision from a solicitor, you can gain experience assisting real clients that include tech start-ups and meet the people behind London’s most exciting new business ideas.

Academic facilities

The LLM course is primarily taught at Gray’s Inn Place campus with some modules elsewhere. Here you will find the Atkin Building which houses a Law student common room and a large lecture theatre. There is also a Law common room at Northampton Square.

As a City Law School student you will benefit from everything the Institution has to offer including the Learning Success department and Lawbore, an online resource designed to help you find the information you need for the course modules. All course modules have online depositories through Moodle.

The City Law School has its own dedicated administration team and you also have access to two legal libraries, one at the Gray’s Inn campus and the other based on site at our Northampton Square campus.

As part of the University of London you can also become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card. Our excellent location in London puts us within walking distance of the British Library which has a collection of over 150 million items and a extensive law resources.

Teaching and learning

Assessment will draw on a range of approaches which include written coursework, presentations, skills work, in-class tests, projects and a dissertation. The majority of modules will be assessed on the basis of written coursework of 5,000-5,500 words.

The 30-credit dissertation module will involve the submission of a dissertation of 10,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director. If you decide to opt for the 60-credit dissertation instead, you will need to submit a dissertation of 20,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director.

Most modules have a single combined assessment with 100% weighting but there are some where there is more than one assessment and the weighting for each will be 50%.

You have the option of completing formative coursework in each module. The formative assessment will give you an opportunity to understand and appreciate the academic levels expected. At different stages of the programme, you will have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate legal research, quantitative, cognitive and other skills in addition to your knowledge and understanding of the subjects.

The dissertation gives you an opportunity to display competence in legal research and to explore your specific interests more deeply. There is a degree of autonomous learning at this stage in the programme. You will be demonstrating how you can manage information as well as developing complex arguments and in some cases innovative solutions to specific legal problems.

Each assessment tests whether you:
-Have grasped the relevant principles.
-Are able to analyse and interpret those principles critically.
-Are able to apply them to complex factual problems.
-Can present the relevant points in concise, clear and grammatical terms.

Modules

The general Master of Laws postgraduate degree programme offers students a high degree of flexibility. You can tailor your own suite of specialist elective modules to meet your interests and career aspirations. All modules take a contemporary approach to the study of law and your instructors are scholars and practitioners of the highest calibre committed to giving you the knowledge and skills to tackle complex issues in legal study and practice.

To pursue the general Master of Laws LLM programme you can choose from more than 50 modules covering diverse subjects – everything from Human Rights and Energy Law to Mergers or Money Laundering. Or you can study one of 12 specialist LLM programmes, in which case you will need to study certain subject-specific modules.

Career prospects

The City Law School has a vibrant Pro Bono programme and all students are able to take up opportunities from this programme.

As a graduate from the Master of Laws LLM you are well placed to continue your career in professional legal/corporate practice or apply your degree to many other areas. From business to management, and from banking to NGOs, our students continue their careers in myriad fields.

Master of Laws graduate Fabrizio Garcia Bacigalupo is now a partner within his own law firm in Ecuador, and alumna Roy-Katsani was promoted soon after graduating and now works an in house legal manager in a Greek ship managing company. Find out more about her LLM experience here

You will be given a personal tutor who will guide your academic and professional progress. City, University of London's Career Skills and Development Service provides a range of events and advice services that may help to make you aware of career options.

Students who complete the Master of Laws postgraduate course may wish to continue their academic studies by enrolling in a PhD or MPhil offered by The City Law School.

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Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law (LLM Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples') provides an opportunity to study in-depth the historical and developing trends within the area of indigenous peoples' rights. Read more

Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law (LLM Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples') provides an opportunity to study in-depth the historical and developing trends within the area of indigenous peoples' rights.

You'll examine how the United Nations and other international organisations influence the process of Indigenous rights development. You will learn what role the State plays in recognising environmental and economic rights of indigenous peoples.

What will post-settlement New Zealand legal landscape look like? You could be the driving force behind developing truly inclusive New Zealand Jurisprudence that would incorporate the best of the traditional Māori practices and Common Law.

The knowledge and skills developed through our specialist programme are relevant in roles in:

  • Academic teaching and research;
  • Treaty settlement
  • Maori governance
  • Crown Law
  • Local and central government
  • Education
  • Māori economy

The Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples’ Law programme is offered with the same study

options as those of Master of Laws (LLM). Please see the Master of Laws page for more information.

Cultural experience

The Faculty members come from a wide range of nations and cultural backgrounds, creating a truly multicultural environment. This helps foster in our students an increased awareness of global issues, exposes them to multiple historical and cultural perspectives as well as offer insight into legal systems outside the jurisdiction of the Common Law.

We have the most diverse and vibrant student body of all law schools in New Zealand. Up to 30 per cent of all our students identify themselves as Māori and nearly 16 per cent come from Pacific background. Nearly 40 per cent of our students are over the age of 25.

The Faculty's three dynamic law student associations: Pacific Law Student Association (PLSA)Te Whakahiapo (Māori Student Association) and Waikato University Law Student Association (WULSA) play an important role of fostering great collegial relationships between students and offer plenty of social and learning opportunities.

Our Mentoring Programme will provide extra support and guidance in your studies, help you to navigate through the transition period from school or previous employment to university study as well as advise you on other services and opportunities available to you on campus.



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The Master of Laws (LLM) programme provides an ideal opportunity for students to acquire or develop their expertise in specialist legal subject areas informed by world-class, research-led teaching. Read more

The Master of Laws (LLM) programme provides an ideal opportunity for students to acquire or develop their expertise in specialist legal subject areas informed by world-class, research-led teaching. An LLM is an ideal way to advance a career in law.

About this degree

Students are equipped with advanced academic legal skills and knowledge which can be applied in further study or careers in legal practice, public service or industry. They develop a knowledge and understanding of law in its context, the skills necessary for analysis of complex legal issues, and research expertise.

Students complete 180 credits (120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation).

Full-time students complete all 180 credits in 12 months. Part-time students spread their credits over 2 years, or with flexible study, over 3-5 years.

Core modules

  • Independent Research Essay

Optional modules

We have over 70 modules on offer and specialist LLM degrees in a range of subject areas, including:

  • Comparative Law
  • Competition Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Justice, Family and Social Welfare
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • European Union Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Banking and Finance Law
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  • Law and Economics
  • Legal History
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Maritime Law
  • Public Law

In addition to Laws module options, students may select up to 30 credits of taught Master's modules from another UCL department, providing the modules form part of a coherent programme of study for the award of Master of Laws (LLM) and registration is approved by the relevant department.

Independent Research Essay

All students undertake a 12,000-word independent research essay (60 credits) on a self-selected topic of law.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, research exercises and guided self-study and research. Each module is supported by a dedicated webpage containing a syllabus, learning materials, reading lists and assessment information. Taught module assessment may be through unseen examinations, coursework essays, oral presentations or a combination of assessment formats, usually undertaken in term three. The 12,000 word independent research essay is submitted at the end of the programme.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Law LLM

Careers

Most graduates pursue a career in the legal profession. On completing the LLM some students choose to pursue a professional qualification in order to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. Our graduates go on to work in a wide range of areas, including for human rights organistations and corporate law firms, whilst others choose to remain in academia as researchers or lecturers. 

Recent career destinations for this degree

  • Associate Lawyer, Linklaters
  • Barrister, Government of Antigua and Barbuda
  • Civil Servant, Cabinet Office
  • Competition Court Attorney Clerk, Competition Tribunal
  • PhD Law, University College London (UCL)

Employability

The LLM enables students to develop skills which are highly sought after. The programme teaches students to think critically, develop and deliver a cogent argument, research effectively and write for a legal audience.

Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL is one of the world's top universities. UCL Laws is based in the centre of London, embedded in the heart of the UK's elite legal community. UCL's LLM students are granted access to the renowned Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, which has its own extensive library.

UCL Laws has a remarkable teaching and research community. We are deeply committed to the quality and relevance of our graduate education. Students are taught by internationally renowned academics, at the cutting edge of their fields, and leading legal practitioners from major City firms.

Students joining from the 2018/19 academic year will experience studying in cutting-edge teaching and learning rooms and new social and common spaces following a £24 million two-year redevelopment of Bentham House.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: Laws

84% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.



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The Monash LLM is ideal for law graduates wanting to develop in-depth knowledge of a particular legal area, or those wanting to advance their professional expertise in a current area of practice. Read more
The Monash LLM is ideal for law graduates wanting to develop in-depth knowledge of a particular legal area, or those wanting to advance their professional expertise in a current area of practice. You will gain advanced professional skills and knowledge of law developments, practice and scholarship of one or more areas of law.

The course offers nine specialisations:

- Commercial Law
- Dispute resolution
- Government law and regulatory practice
- Human rights law
- Intellectual property and communications law
- International and comparative law
- law and international development
- Law studies
- Workplace and employment law.

The Monash LLM offers choice from a wide range of legal areas. You can focus on a specialised area or select from a broad range of electives for professional practice which will enable you to develop in-depth knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law and legal practice that suit your interests, skills and career goals.

You will gain an understanding of law research methods and skills necessary to support law-related work and choose a program of study in which you plan and execute a major research-based project with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.

As one of the most prestigious law schools in Australia we have offer this course at our Monash University Law Chambers, in the heart of the legal district of Melbourne.

The Master of Laws (LLM) provides the flexibility and choice to tailor a program of study to suit your interests, skills and professional goals. Full-time or part-time study provides the flexibility to continue your professional practice while advancing your career aspirations.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/laws-l6004?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is structured in two parts. Part A: Extending specialist knowledge electives and Part B: Law research and knowledge.

PART A: Extending specialist knowledge electives
The studies enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your interests, skills and career goals.

PART B: Law research and knowledge
These studies will provide you with in-depth knowledge of a wide range of areas of law and legal practice. You will be able to focus on sources of information relevant to your specialisation and the application of research methods and specialist discipline knowledge and skills necessary to support law-related work. Depending on your interests and motivation, you can choose a program of study in which you plan and execute a major research-based project with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/law

Faculty of Law

- Who we are

Monash Law is one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in Australia. We have a broad teaching base, strong international links and offer our students a variety of experiential learning opportunities. We are proud to offer a range of Undergraduate, Masters and Research degrees and provide legal education and training to over 3500 undergraduate and postgraduate students at any one time.

- Study with us

Studying a Law degree with Monash, your qualification will be internationally recognised as one of the world's best. We have a long established reputation as one of Australia's leading law schools and are a member of the prestigious Group of Eight universities, recognised globally for excellence in research, teaching and scholarship.

When you commence your Law degree with us, you commence your study of Law from day one. You can gain tangible, real legal experience in our two Clinical Legal Education Centres or undertake an international law program in Italy and Malaysia. Whatever your choice, a Law degree from Monash equips you with practical and transferable skills that you can take to your future career.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/laws-l6004?domestic=true#making-the-application

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Studying a Master of Laws (Research) will allow you to deepen your knowledge in your chosen area of law. Read more

Studying a Master of Laws (Research) will allow you to deepen your knowledge in your chosen area of law. Mentored by one of the Faculty of Law’s many world-renowned academics, you will not only benefit from the in-house expertise but will be exposed to many visiting academics and professionals from across Australia and the world. Students must possess a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor qualification.

Professional outcomes

For domestic students, the LLM provides a specialist postgraduate qualification to augment your practice of law in Australia. For international students, the program provides a wide range of international law, comparative law, IP and trade law and dispute resolution subjects to broaden and internationalise an undergraduate law qualification.

Structure

The Master of Laws program comprises a 50,000 word thesis, usually completed over two years full time. Part-time options are also available. The thesis is supervised by staff expert in the subject area.

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol on a full-time basis.



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The Master of Laws (LLM) degree requires at least one year of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. It entails completion of a thesis, and there is no requirement for coursework. Read more

The Master of Laws (LLM) degree requires at least one year of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. It entails completion of a thesis, and there is no requirement for coursework. The aim is to develop in a candidate the skills needed to understand recent developments in the Law. Applicants must have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB(Hons)) degree, or alternative qualifications and experience acceptable to the University.

While it is not a requirement that the findings presented in the thesis shall represent a substantial contribution to knowledge in the field of Law, a candidate is expected to choose an appropriate topic that can be completed with 12 months of full-time study, conduct the research professionally and appropriately, and report the findings clearly, accurately and succinctly.

This degree prepares candidates for employment in law firms, local and national government agencies, commerce and higher education. It is also a recognised entry qualification for the PhD degree.

Structure of the Programme

-A candidate shall present a thesis embodying the results of research undertaken under supervision.

-The research should be of a kind that a diligent and competent student should complete within one year of full-time study.



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Gain a prestigious University of London LLM. by distance learning. The LLM (Master of Laws) is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree, comparable to an MBA in business and management. Read more

Gain a prestigious University of London LLM

by distance learning

The LLM (Master of Laws) is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree, comparable to an MBA in business and management.

Valuable for both legal and non-legal professionals

A valuable qualification for both legal and non-legal professionals, the University of London International Programmes LLM, studied by distance learning, offers breadth and flexibility, enabling you to tailor your LLM degree to meet your personal and professional interests, without necessarily specialising in one area of law.

Large choice of modules & specialisations

This LLM by distance learning offers one of the widest choices of modules on the global market, including:

- Commercial and Corporate Law

- International Business Law

- Human Rights Law

- International Dispute Resolution

- Public International Law

- Maritime Law

- Banking and Finance Law

Access and choice

Access is a key principle - you do not need a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) to apply. If you do not have a degree, you can start on the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws and progress up.

Whether you're a practising lawyer, LLB graduate or non-legal professional, if you're keen to enhance your prospects with current or prospective employers, there is an option to suit you.

Gain valuable transferable skills

The LLM will help you to:

- develop a sound understanding of legal cultural context

- develop the skills to carry out effective legal research

- enhance your forensic legal skills such as analysis, critical evaluation, logical thinking and argument

- develop an advanced intellectual engagement with some of the most difficult legal problems.

Our students value the many benefits of online distance learning

- Study when it's convenient for you

- Become part of a global online community of people in your field

- Choose to study over 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years

- Gain a world-class qualification from an internationally renowned University while maintaining your busy professional and personal commitments

Developed by academics

The LLM from the University of London International Programmes has been developed by academics within Queen Mary and UCL Law departments, both of which have outstanding reputations.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Advice Centre.



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The Master of Laws (LLM) is one of 22 LLM programmes of study at Queen Mary. It is designed to give you maximum flexibility in your choice of modules and dissertation topic. Read more

Overview

The Master of Laws (LLM) is one of 22 LLM programmes of study at Queen Mary. It is designed to give you maximum flexibility in your choice of modules and dissertation topic. The programme allows you to follow a variety of interests (and take modules simply because you will enjoy them) or to select a range of modules designed with a specific career or personal aspiration in mind.

You can choose any combination taught-modules of 135 credits in total and your dissertation (45 credits) may be in any field of law. You may choose from the full range of available LLM modules that are taught within the School of Law.

If you apply for the Master of Laws your final degree certificate will show Master of Laws. If you would like your degree to show expertise in a specific area of law then you should apply for one of our specialised LLM programmes. If you choose one of our specialised programmes you will benefit from module selections that provide a complementary study programme, as well as joining a community of students with an interest in a similar field of law.

Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and in many cases professional experiences from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.

Modules

To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Banking & Finance Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM available modules - see: http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/modules/llm/

Note: Not all of the modules will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.

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The Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato places a strong emphasis on the development of research skills. The classes are small and are typically offered in seminar style discussions. Read more

The Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato places a strong emphasis on the development of research skills. The classes are small and are typically offered in seminar style discussions. This approach to teaching at an advanced level creates opportunities for you to share perspectives and discuss issues related to the topic. It'll help you to improve your communication skills and gain expert knowledge. It creates opportunities for you to network with others and renew motivation and confidence. You'll also get a lot of one-on-one time with the lecturing or supervising academic staff.

We offer the largest selection of papers in Cyber Law in New Zealand, and therefore you can complete this Masters focusing on this area.

The Faculty hosts two research centres: Centre for Environmental, Resources and Energy Law (CEREL) and Māori and Indigenous Governance Centre (MIGC). You’ll benefit from the expert knowledge and national and international professional associations in these fields. For example, you’ll be eligible to apply for the International Bar Association scholarship. Waikato Faculty of Law is the only school in New Zealand that offers this opportunity.

Whether your interest lies in Cyber Law, Law of War and Conflicts, Transnational Criminal Law, Indigenous Issues or Environmental Law, you will benefit from nationally and internationally recognised academic staff.

Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law

Passionate about indigenous issues? This Masters programme will allow you to study in-depth the historical and developing trends within the area of indigenous peoples' rights. You'll develop skills enabling you to participate actively in the development of Pacific jurisprudence and to enhance global understanding of Pacific legal systems.

Read more about Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law.

Double LLM: University of Waikato and University of Arizona

Interested in holding two LLMs from internationally highly regarded Faculties of Law in significantly less time and in two different countries?

If you’re a dedicated, engaged student and you’ve successfully completed 90 points of LLM at Waikato (or 75% of our LLM), you could receive 6-8 credits towards the LLM degree at the James E Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona.

There are two options on offer for LLM in Arizona: Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy LLM (composed of 24 credits) or International Trade and Business Law LLM (composed of 26 credits).

Cultural experience

The Faculty members come from a wide range of nations and cultural backgrounds, creating a truly multicultural environment. This helps foster in our students an increased awareness of global issues, exposes them to multiple historical and cultural perspectives as well as offer insight into legal systems outside the jurisdiction of the Common Law.

We have the most diverse and vibrant student body of all law schools in New Zealand. Up to 30 per cent of all our students identify themselves as Māori and nearly 16 per cent come from Pacific background. Nearly 40 per cent of our students are over the age of 25.

The Faculty's three dynamic law student associations: Pacific Law Student AssociationTe Whakahiapo (Māori Student Association) and Waikato University Law Student Associations play an important role of fostering great collegial relationships between students and offer plenty of social and learning opportunities.

Our Mentoring Programme will provide extra support and guidance in your studies, help you to navigate through the transition period from school or previous employment to university study as well as advise you on other services and opportunities available to you on campus.

Career opportunities

  • Government departments
  • Law teaching and research
  • Civil and public service and the judiciary
  • Banking, financial services and financial regulation
  • International development organisations
  • Non-governmental organisations such as human rights agencies
  • Private legal practice
  • Business


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Our Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) is an intensive, graduate entry law degree designed for non-law graduates. The Monash JD recognises the specific needs of graduate entrants and teaches the knowledge and skills available only from one of Australia's leading law schools. Read more
Our Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) is an intensive, graduate entry law degree designed for non-law graduates. The Monash JD recognises the specific needs of graduate entrants and teaches the knowledge and skills available only from one of Australia's leading law schools. We offer small class sizes and innovative teaching to promote interactivity and in depth learning. All classes are taught at the city-based Monash Law Chambers, located in the heart of Melbourne's legal precinct.

This three year full-time (four year part-time) graduate entry law degree provides high quality graduate-level education in the theory and practice of the law. The course focuses on the knowledge, legal skills and professional ethics expected of legal practitioners. The flexible nature of the Monash JD allows you tailor your workload to suit your professional and personal commitments.

Small seminar-style classes bring together passionate and dedicated individuals with diverse professional experiences in a stimulating and challenging environment.

There are three intakes per year: January, May and August.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/laws-juris-doctor-l6005?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is designed to equip you with basic legal knowledge and skills that are required for admission to legal practice, with the opportunity to develop specialised knowledge in areas of law of your choice. The basic knowledge is imparted through three broad themes: legal methodology and legal practice, public law and private law. The specialised knowledge and advanced skills are imparted in later year elective units.

Part A. Legal methodology and legal practice
This theme includes the nature of law, and particularly statute law enacted by Parliaments and common law developed by courts. It also includes the key concepts, principles and methods of research and reasoning that enable lawyers to identify and interpret law and apply it to relevant facts in order to provide legal advice. It covers the law of procedure and evidence that governs judicial proceedings, alternative methods of resolving legal disputes, and the code of ethics that regulates the professional conduct of legal practitioners.

Part B. Public law
Public law includes constitutional law, administrative law and criminal law. It concerns the powers and procedures of the legislative, executive and judicial organs of government, and how they are regulated and controlled by "the rule of law". It also concerns the legal relationship between government and individuals, including the protection of the individual rights.

Part C. Private law
Private law deals with legal relationships between legal persons, including corporations as well as individuals. It includes the study of property rights, contractual rights and obligations, wrongs (called "torts") such as trespass and the negligent infliction of injury, and the law of equity and trusts.

Part D. Extending specialised knowledge and advanced skills
In these studies you will complete at least one commercial law unit and a professional project and will also add to your expertise by choosing from a broad range of elective law units. Elective law units enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your own interests, skills and career goals.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/law

Faculty of Law

- Who we are

Monash Law is one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in Australia. We have a broad teaching base, strong international links and offer our students a variety of experiential learning opportunities. We are proud to offer a range of Undergraduate, Masters and Research degrees and provide legal education and training to over 3500 undergraduate and postgraduate students at any one time.

- Study with us

Studying a Law degree with Monash, your qualification will be internationally recognised as one of the world's best. We have a long established reputation as one of Australia's leading law schools and are a member of the prestigious Group of Eight universities, recognised globally for excellence in research, teaching and scholarship.

When you commence your Law degree with us, you commence your study of Law from day one. You can gain tangible, real legal experience in our two Clinical Legal Education Centres or undertake an international law program in Italy and Malaysia. Whatever your choice, a Law degree from Monash equips you with practical and transferable skills that you can take to your future career.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/laws-juris-doctor-l6005?domestic=true#making-the-application

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Melbourne Law School’s Master of Laws (LLM) is a graduate degree in law of the highest quality, with one of the largest subject ranges in the world. Read more

Melbourne Law School’s Master of Laws (LLM) is a graduate degree in law of the highest quality, with one of the largest subject ranges in the world. More than 185 subjects are offered in 2018.

Students enrolled in the LLM can choose from all subjects available in the Melbourne Law Masters, allowing them to tailor the degree to suit their professional aspirations and personal interests. Students may also choose to undertake the Master of Laws as a combination of coursework and a minor thesis.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of the Master of Laws will:

  • Have advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in selected areas of law
  • Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently:
  • analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in selected areas of law
  • research and apply such information, concepts and theories to the relevant body of knowledge and practice and
  • interpret and transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner and learner in selected areas of law.

SUBJECT TIMING AND FORMAT

  • Subjects are taught in an interactive seminar style.
  • Around 90% of subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters are offered on an intensive basis.
  • Semester-length subjects are offered throughout the semester.
  • Class sizes normally range from 20 to 30 students. All subjects have a quota. This ensures class sizes are suitable to provide an optimal learning environment.

Intensive subjects

Intensive subjects are ideal for busy professionals and provide an excellent opportunity to immerse in the subject content.

Subjects are typically taught over five days, either from Monday – Friday or Wednesday – Tuesday, excluding the weekend. This format enables students from interstate or overseas to fly to Melbourne to attend class.

Semester-length subjects

Semester-length subjects are generally taught for two hours in the evening each week during the semester.

Subject materials

Comprehensive reading materials are provided approximately four weeks prior to the commencement of an intensive class. It is expected that students undertake substantial reading before classes begin. Teachers and students are likely to be in contact with each other electronically from the time reading  materials are released to the time assessment is due.



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The Master of Laws (Common Law) Program (LLM CL) is a one-year full-time course-based master's program, with a two-year part-time option. Read more
The Master of Laws (Common Law) Program (LLM CL) is a one-year full-time course-based master's program, with a two-year part-time option.

The Program, the first of its kind in Canada, provides foundational training in Canadian common law for foreign trained or non-common law trained lawyers, offering students the opportunity to complete a master's degree in Law while also working towards the course-work requirements for practicing law in Canada.

Over the course of the Program, LLM CL students must complete a minimum of 30 credits of course-work, including at least one intensive foundational course dedicated to LLM CL students. Students fulfill their remaining credits from the Allard School of Law's many graduate or upper-year JD courses, which include those courses commonly required by the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) to practice law in Canada. Detailed information on the course-work requirements for the LLM CL Program can be found on our Curriculum page.

Courses include among others: Canadian Public Law, Canadian Private Law, Canadian Criminal Law and Procedure, Seminar in Topics in Common Law Theory and Practice.

What makes the program unique?

UBC Law, one of Canada's leading law schools, is proud of its tradition in graduate student training and is home to one of the country's oldest and most well-established graduate programs.

The program, the first of its kind in Canada, offers students the opportunity to complete a masters' degree in Law while also working towards the course-work requirements for the practice of law in Canada. If you have a foreign legal training and are interested in practicing law in Canada, then you must consult with and apply to the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA), the body charged with determining the additional qualifications required for foreign-trained lawyers to practice in Canada. The courses in the Masters of Law (LLM) Common Law Program degree are designed to meet NCA requirements.

Quick Facts

- Degree: Master of Laws (Common Law)
- Specialization: Law
- Subject: Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
- Mode of delivery: On campus
- Program components: Coursework only
- Faculty: Faculty of Law

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The Bond University Master of Laws (LLM) program offers domestic and international law graduates the opportunity to undertake postgraduate legal education… Read more

The Bond University Master of Laws (LLM) program offers domestic and international law graduates the opportunity to undertake postgraduate legal education designed to suit their personal and professional circumstances. With a professional emphasis, and various specialisations in commercial law, international law and dispute resolution, the Bond LLM is designed to realise the educational and career aspirations of the global lawyer. Study on-campus, study online or combine both.

Study On-Campus

Bond University is consistently ranked first in Australia in terms of overall quality of the on-campus student experience for very good reasons. At Bond we have some of the best law teachers and scholars in the country delivering innovative law programs using truly world class teaching facilities. We are committed to providing an exceptionally high-quality learning experience characterised by a professional and practical emphasis, a global focus, small classes and personal attention. National and international legal experts in a variety of fields contribute to the delivery of on-campus subjects at the cutting edge of contemporary legal scholarship and practice.

Study Online

Bond Law has partnered with the Swiss International Law School (SiLS) to offer an online study option in the LLM with a specialisation in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution. The specialisation has been designed for law students and career professionals from different cultural and legal backgrounds, who aim for a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or government organisation. Its four 20 cps subjects apply state-of-the-art distance learning techniques to bridge the distance between students and their instructors, peers and resources. Online classes of not more than 20 students are supervised by instructors based all over the world.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The Master of Laws program comprises 80 credit points of law subjects from the list of postgraduate law electives. There are no compulsory subjects. 

Students can graduate with an LLM with a 'specialisation' by completing at least 40 credit points of subjects from one of our five specialisation categories. The name of the specialisation appears on the students' testamur. However, students are not required to complete a specialisation, and may choose to graduate with a general LLM by completing any combination of law subjects totally 80 credit points.

On-Campus Specialisations

On-campus specialisations are currently available in the following areas:

To be eligible for a specialisation, students must complete at least FOUR of the 10 credit point subjects within the specialisation category. No general electives are offered in this program.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

#International Students please note: Under Australian student visa regulations the number of online subjects undertaken by student visa holders in this program cannot exceed 20 credit points. The remaining 60 credit points must be comprised of on-campus subjects. 

Professional Outcomes

For domestic students, the LLM provides a specialist postgraduate qualification to augment the practice of law in Australia. For international students, the program provides a wide range of subjects to broaden and internationalise an undergraduate law qualification.




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The Master of Laws (LLM Law) course allows students to choose from a wide range of international and English law specialist subjects, including aspects of commercial and international trade law, intellectual property, and international human rights. Read more

About the course

The Master of Laws (LLM Law) course allows students to choose from a wide range of international and English law specialist subjects, including aspects of commercial and international trade law, intellectual property, and international human rights.

This enables graduates to fill the increasing demand for expertise in these areas and to produce their own 'bespoke' degree to suit their career needs.

Furthermore, because many of the modules have an international dimension, the LLM law course has proven to be of great interest to overseas candidates.

The programme is available full-time:
September (12 months)
January (15 months, due to dissertation submission requirements)

And also part-time:
September (24 months)
January (27 months, due to dissertation submission requirements)

Aims

Students receive a thorough grounding in the legal concepts and principles operating in the areas of law chosen.

They are given the opportunity to gain an understanding of areas of social and criminal justice policy where relevant and are introduced
to areas of controversy in their selected areas of law and socio-legal studies.

The Brunel Law School’s Masters of Law programme is designed to flexible enabling students to either broaden their proficiency in a range of areas or gain in-depth specialist knowledge of a particular subject of interest.

Course Content

The LLM consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Compulsory modules:

Dissertation

Optional modules:

EU Competition Law
International Criminal Law
International Criminal Justice
Corporate Law I
Corporate Law II
International Human Rights and Islamic Law
Theory of International Financial Regulation
World Trade Organisation (WTO) Law
Privacy and Data Protection
Principles of International Commercial Arbitration
Philosophical Foundations of IP
Media Law and Regulation
Internet Law I -Substantive Legal Issues
Public International Law
European System of Human Rights Protection
Foundations of International Human Rights Law
International Humanitarian Law
Multiculturalism and Human Rights
Patent Law and Practice
Trade Marks and Allied Rights
International Trade Law
International Environmental Law
Comparative Criminal Justice
Comparative Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights
Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Human Rights Law
Theory and Practice of International Human Rights
Practice of International Financial Regulation
Internet Law II - Resolving Internet-related Legal Issues and Disputes
Practice of International Commercial Arbitration
Human Rights of Women
Regional Systems of Human Rights Protection: Americas, Africa, Asia
Copyright, Design and Allied Rights
Managing Intellectual Property
International Intellectual Property Law
EU Intellectual Property Law

Teaching

The classes are taught to groups of approximately 30 students. Tutors use a variety of teaching methods to deliver their modules. Lectures provide a structure for the module and give an overview of the subject matter. They will introduce students to new topics relevant to their modules.

Some classes will take the form of a lecture, others will be taught seminar style. Some may use a mixture of teaching methods (eg lecture, research, case law and problem methods), in order to promote a personalised learning that considers the individual student’s interests, needs and abilities. We believe that it is part of student experience to be exposed to different teaching styles.

There will be 16 hours of teaching per 15 credit module, spread out over one of the teaching terms.

Assessment

The faculty places great emphasis on the creation of a unique learning experience. In addition to attending seminars and preparing coursework and exams, students will also learn by:

- participating in research centre activities and research trips
- contributing to newsletters
- making oral presentations
- attending law film screenings
- participating in debating events and reading group sessions.

Assessment methods in this programme range from coursework, seen examinations and a dissertation (15,000 words) to oral presentations and assessment by contribution in seminars.

Special Features

Flexible Start Times and Learning Options
Programme is available in full-time and part-time mode, with start dates in September and January. Students gain greater flexibility with this programme because Brunel Law School offer smaller 15 credit modules, which provides students a range of options to both tailor study and provide additional flexibility in study arrangements.

Research and Research Centres
Brunel Law School benefits from very active research centres, which have hosted a large number of research seminars and workshops in the last few years. Many of these events focus on a wide range of issues and they tackle the latest debates in the industry with a number of highly respected guests. Brunel Law School believes that an active research community is important in providing postgraduate with the latest thinking, and it is important to us that all our staff are included in our Research Assessment’s (RAE).  In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) we were ranked 14th in the UK for REF Intensity in Law.

Extra-Curricular Activities
Brunel Law School offers students numerous opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities, including a Reading Group, a Law Film society, mooting and debating societies and research workshops organised by the research centres based at the School. LLM students are expected to play a leading role organising and participating in these activities.

Research Skills
Brunel Law School offers an elaborate scheme of research and writing skills sessions designed to facilitate students’ learning and to equip them with appropriate transferable skills. Some of the modules in this programme also integrate skills training, for example on how to answer essay questions, make use of electronic legal databases and cite legal authorities.

The Graduate School
Brunel Graduate School offers postgraduates additional features for study and the opportunity to meet fellow postgraduate students from across the University, so you will have the opportunity to meet others studying for their master of laws degrees and socialise with fellow postgraduate students.

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