Master Degree in Law Studies in North America

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

The field of law and regulations guiding various aspects of life is enormous. Those who delve into it typically find some kind of specialization about which they are passionate, such as regulatory theory and intellectual property.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

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Master of Public Policy (MPP)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time 2 months September 2017 USA San Diego

The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will prepare students with the skills needed to compare best practices in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and beyond. Our faculty are go-to experts for the public, private and intergovernmental sectors, creating design and evaluation methodology of public policy around the globe. The MPP degree combines this social science policy expertise with our campus strengths in STEM and health sciences. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in North America 2017/2018. The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will prepare students with the skills needed to compare best practices in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and beyond. Our faculty are go-to experts for the public, private and intergovernmental sectors, creating design and evaluation methodology of public policy around the globe. The MPP degree combines this social science policy expertise with our campus strengths in STEM and health sciences. Program Overview The MPP requires 92 units for completion. All students take eight required core courses in their first year and a capstone research seminar in the second. Students must choose a minimum of one area of specializations. Although proficiency in a foreign language is not required, 24 units may be counted toward the degree as long as the language matches an elective regional or country specialization. ... [-]

Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months Open Enrollment Switzerland St.Gallen USA Cambridge New York Zurich Germany Frankfurt am Main Belgium Brussels Austin China Shanghai Japan Tokyo Luxembourg + 14 more

– Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law – Nine modules in Europe, the United States and Asia – Continue working throughout the entire program – In English – For lawyers and non-lawyers – More than 20 years of experience – Academic title of “Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG” [+]

The Executive M.B.L.-HSG - recently listed among the most innovative law programs by the Financial Times - is built upon the concept of a flying classroom and a global faculty. In nine attendance modules, leading experts from three continents will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge directly applicable in your professional working life. Module 1 - St.Gallen The Notion of Business Law and Economic Law Module 2 - Zurich Finance Module 3 – Frankfurt a. M. M&A Module 4 - Luxembourg Lobbying & Litigation Module 5 - Brussels Competition Law & Economics Module 6 - New York International Taxation Module 7 - Shanghai Law & Business in China Module 8 - Tokyo Law & Business in Japan Module 9 - Austin IT & Energy Law Supplementary Module - Harvard Negotiation For their master theses, candidates analyze a current problem in European or international business law. Topics are proposed by the faculty, or students may choose their own. More information and online application at www.mbl.unisg.ch Program start date & Application deadline The Executive M.B.L.-HSG offers rolling admission and course start. This means that candidates are able to choose the start date to match their personal schedule. The application deadline is one month prior to module start. Early application is recommended since places are limited. Tuition The fee for tuition is CHF 38.500.–. [-]

LLM Tax Law

SMU Dedman School of Law
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 USA Dallas

The Masters in Taxation program (LLM Tax Law), for full-time or part-time students, is a comprehensive, advanced-degree program designed for attorneys intending to specialize in tax practice. It focuses not only on technical mastery of the tax laws but also on wider issues of tax and fiscal policy. Most of the courses in the curriculum provide survey level instruction in subjects typically not addressed in J.D. level tax courses. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in North America 2017/2018. LLM in Tax Law The law school has a long tradition of strength in the area of federal taxation. The graduate taxation program, for full-time or part-time students, is a comprehensive, advanced degree program designed for attorneys intending to specialize in tax practice. It focuses not only on technical mastery of the tax laws but also on wider issues of tax and fiscal policy. Most of the courses in the curriculum provide survey level instruction in subjects typically not addressed in J.D. level tax courses. In addition, advanced courses develop in depth, practice oriented expertise. Courses are taught by the law school's faculty and by adjunct professors and lecturers who are experienced, practicing tax specialists in Dallas area law firms and corporate law departments. To accommodate employed students, many tax courses are offered in the early morning, the late afternoon, and during the evening. Degree requirements To receive the LL.M. (Taxation) degree the student must meet all of the following requirements:

 (A) Residence in the School of Law for no fewer than two terms if a full-time student and no fewer than three terms if a part-time student. Full-time students in this program may begin their studies in the fall term or the spring term.

 (B) Completion of 24 term-hours in courses, seminars, or research and writing. Of these 24 term-hours, 18 credit hours must be in the taxation area. Mandatory courses are Tax Accounting, Taxation and Fiscal Policy, and Tax Practice... [-]

Master in Public Policy

Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA Washington DC + 1 more

A Master in Public Policy gives tomorrow’s policy leaders the skills they need to solve society’s most complex challenges. [+]

Giving tomorrow’s policy leaders the skills they need to solve society’s most complex challenges.

Society is confronted by complex and entrenched policy challenges like providing affordable health care, increasing energy security while minimizing impact on our environment, alleviating global poverty, reducing unemployment and spurring job growth, and improving school performance.

A Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree equips students with a set of core skills in economics, quantitative methods, management, and politics allowing them to evaluate and respond to these challenges.

The McCourt School Experience

VERSATILE, GLOBAL SKILL SET The MPP emphasizes analytical skills, enabling graduates to be highly effective in designing, analyzing and implementing policy in the US and around the globe.... [-]


Master in Policy Management

Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA Washington DC + 1 more

A Master in Policy Management equips current and emerging policy leaders with essential management and analytical skills to advance their careers. [+]

A Master in Policy Management equips current and emerging policy leaders with essential management and analytical skills to advance their careers.

Faced with managing and implementing many of today’s most challenging policies, policy managers need the skills to provide innovative solutions that will be politically and administratively effective. A Master in Policy Management (MPM) trains current and emerging policy leaders in the art and science of policy management, preparing them to lead today’s dynamic policy environment.

BALANCED CURRICULUM among analytics, management, and substance within a wide range of policy areas.

CENTER OF THE POLICY WORLD our location in Washington, DC, affords students access to the highest concentration of policy jobs in the world.... [-]


Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL)

Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy
Online & Campus Combined Full time 16 months September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL) equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively lead in today’s complex, dynamic policy environment. [+]

Transforming Leaders. Transforming Policy. The Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL) equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively lead in today’s complex, dynamic policy environment. INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM

The EMPL is an interdisciplinary degree program that interweaves economics and political science with public policy and administration. Central to each course is an alignment with the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)* emphasizing strategic leadership, performance results, and coalition building.

DEVELOPED FOR THE WORKING PROFESSIONAL

Over the course of 16 months, students participate in ten hybrid courses each composed of a five-day, in-person experience integrated with two weeks of interactive online learning.... [-]


Master in Data Science for Public Policy

Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Master in Data Science for Public Policy (MDSPP) is a joint degree offered by Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown’s Graduate Analytics program combining the historic strengths of McCourt’s public policy analysis curriculum with the cutting-edge computational, mathematical, statistical methods training of Georgetown’s Analytics program. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in North America 2017/2018. An advanced degree for recent college graduates and professionals who are interested in developing technical data skills for public sector work. From our smartphones and our credit cards; to our tweets and our cars - data are everywhere and in everything. Even in power lines, airports and the roads we drive on, data exist in places that we wouldn’t even think of. The smart and intentional application of these data could allow us to make better public policy decisions, find patterns, and more effectively deliver critical services like healthcare, education and national security. In governments around the world and in the nonprofit and private sectors, the demand for data analysts, scientists, and data savvy managers is increasing quickly. The Master in Data Science for Public Policy (MDSPP) is a joint degree offered by Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown’s Graduate Analytics program combining the historic strengths of McCourt’s public policy analysis curriculum with the cutting-edge computational, mathematical, statistical methods training of Georgetown’s Analytics program. This innovative, blended curriculum allows graduates to be highly valuable across sectors in the US and around the globe. The MDSPP provides a unique curriculum at the intersection of data science and quantitative public policy analysis, equipping graduates with cutting-edge computational, analytical, and leadership skills. The MDSPP is an advanced degree for college graduates and professionals with some background in statistics, economics, mathematics, or computer science who are interested in developing technical data skills for public... [-]

Master of Laws (LLM) for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law (PittLaw)
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The Master of Laws (LLM) degree provides foreign law graduates with critical training in the common law legal tradition and the U.S. legal system during an academic year at the University of Pittsburgh, located in Pittsburgh's vibrant Oakland neighborhood. [+]

The Master of Laws (LLM) degree provides foreign law graduates with critical training in the common law legal tradition and the U.S. legal system during an academic year at the University of Pittsburgh, located in Pittsburgh's vibrant Oakland neighborhood. Pitt Law’s LLM program provides lawyers who have completed their law degree outside the United States with an opportunity to study the common law legal tradition and the U.S. legal system in the United States. Structure Students must complete a minimum of 24 credits to graduate. The program is completed in one academic year from August to May. Part-time admission is considered on a case-by-case basis. The CILE Academic Director, Executive Director and Program Administrator take an active role in personally counselling each LLM student on their course choices, helping you to plan a course of study that is uniquely tailored to your personal needs. Required Courses Introduction to American Law (3 credits) U.S. Legal Analysis And Writing (2 credits each semester; 2 semesters required) LLM Colloquium (1 credit) Electives For electives, choose from the wide range of courses offered to Pitt Law JD students. Writing Requirement - Choose one of the following: Independent Study (2 credits) Seminar Courses (Usually 3 credits-various courses are offered each semester) Personalized support With a relatively small class (averaging 15 to 25 LLM students each year), we provide each student with individual advice, guidance and support. Full integration with the JD student body Other than two required LLM-only classes, you will take all of your... [-]

Master of Criminal Justice

Washburn University
Online Full time Part time 2 years January 2018 USA Topeka + 1 more

The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) Degree is designed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals and pre-professionals who desire to enhance their knowledge, skills, and talents in the field of criminal justice administration. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in North America 2017/2018. In September 2007, Washburn University's MCJ Program became the first graduate program in the country to be certified under the new Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) National Certification Standards. Mission Statement The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) Degree is designed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals and pre-professionals who desire to enhance their knowledge, skills, and talents in the field of criminal justice administration. The degree program is dedicated to informing professional best practices, advancing scholarship, and promoting responsible leadership through a variety of law enforcement, corrections, and security administration courses. As such, the program provides students with the academic and administrative skills needed for designing policies, managing programs, directing scholarly research, preparing for teaching, and leading with integrity. We foster an inclusive, collaborative community of students and faculty who share diverse practical experience and academic knowledge to advocate for justice and equality in local and global communities. Program Goals To prepare students to make continuing contributions to the interdisciplinary fields in criminal justice To prepare students to provide competent and ethical services and leadership in the criminal justice arenas To provide comprehensive, relevant, and diverse educational opportunities to a wide range of students To foster an educational environment that combines theory and practice for the scholar and the practitioner To provide a program that is integrated with the community Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs): Interpret administrative principles and practices used in criminal justice agencies Analyze theories relating to... [-]

Cross-Border Legal Studies LL.M.

University at Buffalo School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Buffalo

Our innovative Cross-Border Legal Studies LL.M. Program, one of the first of its kind in the United States, recognizes the increasingly global nature of legal practice and the need for skilled attorneys to guide clients through their cross-border interactions. [+]

Lawyers looking to take their career to the next level will find challenge, choice and flexibility at the School of Law. Our innovative Cross-Border Legal Studies LL.M. Program, one of the first of its kind in the United States, recognizes the increasingly global nature of legal practice and the need for skilled attorneys to guide clients through their cross-border interactions. Located just 20 minutes from Canada, the US’s largest trading partner, the School of Law is uniquely situated to provide students with exposure to cross-border legal issues both inside and outside the classroom. A strong network of alumni based in Buffalo, New York and Ontario, Canada engage in a wide range of cross-border legal practice including trade, tax, immigration, real estate, and corporate and transactional work. These practitioners serve as community partners in the program and informal mentors to LL.M. students throughout the course of their studies. In addition, each student is assigned an academic advisor to provide one-on-one guidance throughout the program. Admission to the program requires a first degree in law. In addition to the capstone course, admitted students select four courses from over 30 offerings relevant to cross-border legal studies including international business, tax, corporate, immigration, trade and environment-related topics. International students will additionally take a legal research and writing class and a course that introduces the United States legal system. The remainder of the students’ coursework will comprise electives from the entirety of the law school’s course offerings. Admission to the LL.M. Programs Students in our... [-]

Environmental Law LL.M.

University at Buffalo School of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Buffalo

Environmental law plays a major role in structuring the relationship between human beings and the world around them. Almost every kind of legal practice today touches some aspect of environmental law. The Environmental Law LL.M. offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of environmental law and policy through a structured program of study and experience. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in North America 2017/2018. Lawyers looking to take their career to the next level will find challenge, choice and flexibility at the School of Law. Environmental law plays a major role in structuring the relationship between human beings and the world around them. Almost every kind of legal practice today touches some aspect of environmental law. Lawyers practice environmental law in large and small private law firms, in the offices of in-house corporate counsel in trade associations, in federal, state and local government agencies, in the offices of state attorneys general and the U.S. Department of Justice, and in many non-governmental organizations. Whether future employment entails advocating the position of a public interest group, a corporate client, a government agency, or a private citizen, the Environmental Law Program is designed to meet the need for knowledgeable and skillful application of legal principles and techniques to environmental and natural resource problems, including climate change. The Environmental Law LL.M. offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of environmental law and policy through a structured program of study and experience. Admission to the LL.M. Programs Students in our LL.M. programs come from countries all over the world, including the United States, but those we accept have several things in common: they demonstrate superior achievement in law school and/or the legal profession, they possess excellent communication skills, and most importantly, they have a very clear sense of how an LL.M. degree from the School of Law is... [-]

LL.M. in Comparative and International Law

The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months September 2017 USA Washington DC + 1 more

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty, plan a course of study in one of the following concentrations: Law and Technology, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. [+]

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty, plan a course of study in one of the following concentrations: Law and Technology, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. Foreign LL.M. students have the option to pursue a curriculum that helps prepare them for a U.S. bar examination, while acquire a broad understanding of the U.S. common law system. Through the law school's extensive curricular offerings, LL.M. candidates enhance their knowledge for practice by acquiring significant expertise in the area of specialization they have selected, as well as honing their skills in U.S. legal research, analysis, and legal writing. Committed to providing the highest quality legal education in an increasingly global society, the Columbus School of Law offers its LL.M. degree program to graduates of U.S. and foreign law schools. For more than 100 years, the law school has trained many of the nation's most distinguished lawyers and judges. In law firms, federal and local government, the judiciary, and the public sector, our graduates are recognized for their knowledge, competence and ethical practice. In line with our Catholic mission, the Columbus School of Law instills its students with a quest for social justice and a profound duty to apply their legal knowledge and skills to the promotion of the common good. LL.M. in Comparative and International Law The concentration in Comparative and International Law offers a comprehensive examination of governments,... [-]

LL.M. in Law and Technology

The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months September 2017 USA Washington DC + 1 more

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty, plan a course of study in one of the following concentrations: Law and Technology, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in North America 2017/2018. The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an advanced program of legal study that is customized to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty, plan a course of study in one of the following concentrations: Law and Technology, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. Foreign LL.M. students have the option to pursue a curriculum that helps prepare them for a U.S. bar examination, while acquire a broad understanding of the U.S. common law system. Through the law school's extensive curricular offerings, LL.M. candidates enhance their knowledge for practice by acquiring significant expertise in the area of specialization they have selected, as well as honing their skills in U.S. legal research, analysis, and legal writing. Committed to providing the highest quality legal education in an increasingly global society, the Columbus School of Law offers its LL.M. degree program to graduates of U.S. and foreign law schools. For more than 100 years, the law school has trained many of the nation's most distinguished lawyers and judges. In law firms, federal and local government, the judiciary, and the public sector, our graduates are recognized for their knowledge, competence and ethical practice. In line with our Catholic mission, the Columbus School of Law instills its students with a quest for social justice and a profound duty to apply their legal knowledge and skills to the promotion of the common good. LL.M. in Law and Technology The concentration in Law and Technology... [-]

Master of Laws (LLM) - International Business Law Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Los Angeles

Loyola Law School’s specialization in International Business Law targets students interested in assisting companies in a globalized market. By specializing in this area, students will be able to advise clients on a plethora of issues, from the incorporation of a company, to its corporate management, tax issues, and mergers and acquisitions. [+]

Loyola Law School’s specialization in International Business Law targets students interested in assisting companies in a globalized market. By specializing in this area, students will be able to advise clients on a plethora of issues, from the incorporation of a company, to its corporate management, tax issues, and mergers and acquisitions. Los Angeles and its Silicon Beach are an extremely busy market for international business lawyers. New and exciting startups are created on a daily basis. Some of the leading venture capitalists are located in the area, and deals are made to finance these startups, buy, or sell them. In addition to the startup world, Los Angeles is one of the top financial markets in the United States, second only to New York. Some of the top companies and firms are located in the city, and Loyola's prime location in Downtown LA allows students to be in close contact with the top players in the market. The LLM degree requires 24 total units of credit. The International Business Law Specialization will be recognized upon the satisfactory completion of 16 units of coursework. This includes 4 units of required courses and 12 units of electives. [-]

Master of Laws (LLM) - Intellectual Property Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Los Angeles

Intellectual Property is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing areas of legal practice and represents roughly 20 percent of the American economy. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in North America 2017/2018. Intellectual Property is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing areas of legal practice and represents roughly 20 percent of the American economy. Technology and social media are enabling the rapid distribution of content to millions of mobile phones, laptops and tablets across the globe, with new legal questions surfacing every day. Every lawyer, from the solo practitioner to in-house counsel to transactional and litigation lawyers in large firms will increasingly be faced with IP issues. LLM graduates with an IP Specialization will be prepared for the “knowledge” economy of the 21st century. The Loyola Entertainment Alumni Network is one of the largest alumni networks in the world specifically focused on entertainment, media and intellectual property. Externship opportunities held by Loyola students in just the past year read like a "Who's Who" of the entertainment business, and include companies such as NBC/Universal, Sony, Lionsgate, MTV Live Nation, Warner Brothers Television, HBO, Activision and many more. The LLM degree requires 24 total units of credit. The Intellectual Property Law Specialization will be recognized upon the satisfactory completion of 12 units of coursework. This includes 5-6 units of required courses and 6-7 units of electives. Required Courses Copyright Law (3 units) Trademark Law (3 units) Patent Law (2 or 3 units) Antitrust Law (3 units) [-]