LL.M. students may pursue general studies towards their LL.M. degree or have the option of specializing in one of the following areas: Business Law (with four separate business-related tracks: (1) Bankruptcy, (2) Business, (3) Securities Regulation, and (4) Tax), Entertainment and Media Law and Policy, or International and Comparative Law. For more details about our program, please visit www.law.ucla.edu/llm or contact us at email@example.com.
The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, annually attracts students from all over the world. For the fall semester, the school has one of its largest contingents of graduate and international students on campus ever with 49 LL.M. and J.D. exchange students coming from 23 different countries. Read more about the diverse class of students and the LL.M. programs offered by Pacific McGeorge in Sacramento, California.
LL.M. Students Come From 23 Countries
October 19, 2011 Pacific McGeorge, which annually attracts students from all over the world, boasts one of its largest contingents of graduate and international students on campus this semester with 49 LL.M. and J.D. exchange students coming from 23 different countries.
Twenty-seven students are enrolled in the LL.M. in Transnational Business Practice. Foreign countries represented include Austria/Germany (Julia Steffen) Austria (Veronika Vanas), Botswana (Kusigani Alidi), China (Daisy Deng, David Lu, Simon Sun, Joe Zhou), Egypt (Ahmed Ali), Nepal/India (Ashutosh Shrivastav), Nigeria (Susan Obasi-Ikeagwu, Obehi Okojie), Russia (Anna Solovyeva), Saudi Arabia (Abdulmajeed Alabbad, Saad Alabdulwahed, Ibrahim Alaskar, Hussam Alhabardfi, Yazeed Al Saeed, Sultan Altwerqi), Spain (Miguel Angel Perez Magdaleno), Sweden/Austria (Martin Lilja), Tajikistan (Saidahamad Ikromov), United Kingdom (Saima Aslam, Cerys Poolis) and Uzbekistan (Anvar Aslanov). Three Americans (Deniz Haupt, Phillip Johnson, William Reese) are also in the law school’s flagship masters program, now in its 31st year.
The seven students in the LL.M. in U.S. Law & Policy - U.S. Law track come from Brazil (Adriana Aguena), Cameroon (Bonaventure Nfidor), Lebanon (Mirna Abou-Yafethh Tohme), Mexico (Elvira Daza Hernandez), Romania (Razvan Ionita, Adela Roderean) and South Korea (Wonjoon Kim). Alumna Fareena Azhar,’10, is joined by fellow Americans Jason Arack, Joshua Fox, Alaine MacKenzie and Daniel Johnson in the LL.M. in U.S. Law & Policy - Public Policy track. Two participants from other countries, Kuwait (Hesham Alhashash) and Saudi Arabia (Nada Hasan), are also in that program.
There are three J.D. exchange students from Belgium’s Catholic University of Louvain (Fruy Gaelle, Valerie Nicaise, Julia Selyanskaya), one from Denmark’s University of Copenhagen (Anahita Khatam-Lashgari) and one from China’s Zhejiang Gongshang University (Wang Yumeng).
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Students from China, India, Mexico, Estonia, Tajiksatan,and Jordan participated in the Legal English seminar by Legal-Ease International Inc. in Arizona. The LLM candidates were great students and brought a unique perspective to the seminar! We look forward to keeping in touch with them as they begin their law practice back home.
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LL.M. alumnus, Samuel Chacón from Mexico, has recently published two articles in the North American Free Trade and Investment Report, a biweekly report on legal and financial issues affecting direct investment and cross border trade in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada.
Chacón earned an LL.M. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2005. Chacón is an Associate at Chacón & Rodriguez, focuses on corporate and commercial law, International Public Offers (IPO’s), international transactions, financial law, project finance, M&A, antitrust, entrepreneurial law, foreign investment and governmental processes. Chacón has experienced exciting developments in his legal career recently. The Global Legal Experts have recommended him as an attorney for project finance in Mexico and the University of Hong King invited Chacón to write the Mexico Country Chapter in China Outbound Investment, which is to be published by CCH Hong Kong Ltd. in May of 2011.
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Happy Lawyers Day!
In Mexico it is celebrated on July 12 every year. On that date in 1553 there was the first law lecture in Mexico and Latin America, in the university which now known as UNAM. The lecturer was Licenciado Bartolomé Frías y Albornoz. The celebratory date was set in 1960.
Campbell University and North Carolina State University will join forces to launch a new J.D./M.B.A. program this fall, the schools recently announced. The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell and the Jenkins MBA program in the NC State Poole College of Management will work together to offer students an opportunity to earn a dual degree after four years of full-time study. The program includes the option to take electives in both business and law.
Administrators at both the law school and business school see this new program as a great way for students to succeed in careers in business, finance, law, government, nonprofit, teaching, and research.
“Law is a gateway degree, opening up many doors and careers,” said Melissa Essary, dean and professor of law at Campbell. “If coupled with a great M.B.A degree, this gateway is widened considerably.”
When you hear the expression passing the“bar ” they may not be talking about the place where you meet your friends for a drink.
Rather, the Bar Examination is the licensing test to become a lawyer in the U.S. and the Bar Association is the organization that regulates the legal profession. Both the test and the organization are often referred to as “the Bar”. So when someone says that they are a “member of the California Bar” they mean that they are a licensed lawyer in the State of California, not a participant in a drinking club in San Francisco.
Additionally, membership in a STATE bar gives you the right to practice law only in that state. Each State of the United States has its own licensing examination because the laws of each State are often quite different. There is no nation-wide licensing for lawyers in the US, except in the very special area of Patent Law. Unlike lawyers in Germany or France, American lawyers who move to another part of the US normally have to take another Bar Examination in their new home State. Some States and Washington, D.C., do not require a new examination if you are licensed in another State and meet certain requirements.
The difficulty of each State’s bar examination also varies from State to State. California is known to have the most difficult bar examination in the country. In the state of Wisconsin you do not have to take the bar exam if you graduated from certain Wisconsin Law Schools.
Louisiana is also known to have a very long and difficult Bar examination. As you may know, Louisiana is the only State in the US that has a legal system patterned after the French system instead of the British Common law system. When we talk about the system of law in France and Louisiana we call it a Civil Law System, as distinguished from a Common Law System.
US Lawyers are also commonly called attorneys or attorneys at law. There is no difference in the US between lawyers who do (barristers) or who do not (solicitors) practice in court like there is in Great Britain and other common law countries. When you pass the Bar in a US State you are licensed to practice in all areas of law (except Patent Law, which requires a special licensing exam.)
New program will begin in autumn 2011, with 8 concentrations available The University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Law in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has announced a new LL.M. program in US Law for foreign lawyers.
The one-year program - the first at UNC - will begin in the autumn of 2011 with a small cohort of students (three to seven), eventually rising to 25 students per year.
LL.M. students in this program will take most classes alongside JD students, and will be able to concentrate their studies in one of eight areas of law: Corporate and Commercial Law, Banking and Finance, Intellectual Property, Environmental Law, Health Care Law, Human Rights and Civil Rights Law, International and Comparative Law, and Public Law and Regulation.
The application period for the UCLA LLM program is closed for the 2011-2012 LL.M. Program. Our online application for the 2012-2013 LL.M. Program will be available in September 2011, at which time we invite you to apply. The application deadline will continue to be February 1.
Dena Falken, CEO and Seminar instructor will travel to Tucson, Arizona to present a two-day Legal English seminar for the University of Arizona’s International Trade and Business Law program in August 2011. Ms. Falken was invited as a part of the LL.M. intensive program and will present to a diverse group of international attorneys from around the world in the midst of the Sonoran Desert. The masters and doctoral candidates will gather in July from countries as far-flung as Italy, Indonesia, Mongolia, Tunisia, Estonia, Albania, Mexico, Canada, India, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Fiji, Chile, Egypt, Ireland and Pakistan. Though Tucson’s dry desert heat is a formidable force of nature, Arizona’s law students adapt though a passionate embrace of academics and a sense of humor. Welcome Dena!
Since 1982, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law has offered a program leading to an LL.M. in Transnational Business Practice. Several hundred lawyers from all over the world have participated in this program, with many of them going on to become leading international practitioners within their own countries. A unique feature of this program is the possibility of completing an internship with a law firm located in a country other than where the LL.M. student first studied law. Many graduates of the program have also gone on to take either the New York or the California Bar exams. The Pacific McGeorge Alumni Association has an international section, and every two years 50 or more of the program's graduates gather for a meeting in a major world city. For more information on the LL.M. in Transnational Business Practice, please visit http://www.mcgeorge.edu/ or contact Eric McElwain, Assistant Director for Graduate and International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacific McGeorge Graduate at Permanent Court of Arbitration
Yanying Li, a 2009 graduate from China of the Pacific McGeorge LL.M. in Transnational Business Practice program, has been hired for a position at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. At the same time, Yanying is working on a PhD from the University of Leiden. Soon after graduating from Pacific McGeorge, Yanying took and passed the New York Bar exam in summer 2009.
After taking the Bar exam, Yanying (“Lizzie”) moved to The Hague and enrolled in the University of Leiden's International Business Law LL.M. degree. While there she chaired the student caucus and was active in working with Leiden faculty and administrators to improve their programs.
Yanying comments that while there were distinct advantages in learning both the U.S. and E.U. systems, she found her program at Pacific McGeorge more rigorous than her studies at Leiden. She adds that exposure to both the U.S. and European systems has been very useful, and she particularly praises her preparation in how to research U.S. law.
Annual program to run this year from July 10 to August 6
Mar 22, 2011
The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) will offer a four-week Orientation in U.S.A. Law course from July 10 to August 6, 2011. This will be the 22nd year the course will be offered to lawyers, judges, and pre-LL.M. students. The program is open to all legal professionals and students, including students who will begin an LL.M. program at another university in fall 2011.
Thank you for your continuing interest in Florida Coastal School of Law’s LL.M. Masters of U.S. Law program. Florida Coastal is the first U.S. law school to offer the Masters of U.S. Law degree fully online, and the program has been approved for delivery by the American Bar Association. The LL.M. program is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 academic year, which begins September 12.
Coastal LL.M. offers a high quality U.S. legal education at a lower cost and at greater convenience to students than traditional, residential LL.M. programs. Many foreign law graduates are not in a position to leave their jobs and families for a year or more to come to the United States to obtain a degree, and the costs of relocating to the United States are significant. Graduates of the LL.M. program can qualify academically to sit for the bar examination in several states, including California.
Coastal’s LL.M. program allows students to take classes from anywhere at any time with just a laptop and a broadband Internet connection. Students can log in to live classes and interact directly with distinguished law professors, and all lectures are taped so that students who are unable to join live classes can participate by viewing lectures at any time. Out of class, students can interact with the professor through online discussion boards and via email.
At $575 per credit hour, Coastal LL.M.’s tuition is a fraction of the cost of residential LL.M. programs in the U.S. Students can make payment in four installments of approximately $3700.
Coastal LL.M.’s combination of high quality U.S. legal education, the convenience of online delivery, and affordable tuition presents a unique opportunity to foreign trained lawyers seeking to advance their career with knowledge of the U.S. legal system. Please contact the Director, Aron Mujumdar, if you would like more information about the program or if you would like to see a demonstration of our interactive, online classroom.
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“Emory Law's LLM program offers graduates of U.S. and foreign law schools the opportunity to pursue the master of laws from one of the top nationally ranked law schools in the United States. LLM students may choose from among three broad tracks: a traditional LLM designed around a student's particular interests and expertise and drawing from the breadth of Emory's curriculum; an LLM in one of six formal concentrations: or a joint LLM with Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.”
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The WFU International Law Society and the North Carolina Bar Association International Law and Practice Council sponsored the 2010 International Law and Practice Panel at Wake Forest University School of Law on Nov. 3.
North Carolina attorneys shared their unusual paths to international law and their experiences in the field, which include facilitating business deals among multinational corporations, meeting with foreign dignitaries in the pursuit of legal and business work, and extensive travels around the world. The speakers advised students on preparing for careers in international law and taking advantage of opportunities when they are presented.
Laura Burton, an attorney at Smith Moore Leatherhead LLP in Greensboro, spoke of her international law experiences. As a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in immigration law, Burton counsels a variety of companies and individuals regarding all aspects of their business immigration needs.
Peter Evenson is a Wake Law alumnus, director of Tuggle Duggins & Meschan, P.A. in Greensboro, and co-chairman of the NCBA Law School Liaison Committee of International Law and Practice Council. Evenson spoke of his significant experience, including his focus on international procurements and his work as a senior officer of a large international construction company with projects in the Middle East, Caribbean, and Africa.
William Harazin, the principal of William D. Harazin, PLLC and the only sole practitioner on the panel, discussed his legal practice in business and international law. In addition to his practice, Harazin recently served on the U.S. Foreign Service Selection Board and as the chairman of the board of the World Trade Center North Carolina
A large number of students, faculty and staff attended the event to hear the speakers’ experiences and to ask questions about their paths into international law. As Evenson said, “this was one of the best attended and well organized events that we have had during the past three or four years of the program.”
“The feedback I received (from law attendants) was overwhelmingly positive,” said Robert Abb, president of the WFU International Law Society. “Everyone seemed to enjoy the panel and found it very informative.”
The presentation was followed by an informal lunch where law students interested in international law could speak with the presenters.
The following information. introduces you to Hofstra Law School and e provides information for you to apply for our Juris Doctor and Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs.
In the hopes of making things easier for international applicants, Hofstra Law is waiving the $75 application fee for attendees of QS World Grad School Fair programs. Simply print this email out and attach it to your application. Hofstra Law has full and partial scholarships available for students, but apply early for full consideration. We now accept TOEFL, IELTS and ILAC as measures of English language capacity. The minimum requirements for each exam are on our website.
Located in the greater New York City region, Hofstra Law School’s mission is to prepare passionate students to make an impact in their communities and beyond. Accredited by the American Bar Association and Bar Council of India, Hofstra Law School is a member of the International Association of Law Schools and is ranked a top 100 U.S. institution. The Law School offers both full-time and part-time Juris Doctor degree programs as well as Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree programs in American Legal Studies (for foreign law graduates) and Family Law.
Hofstra Law School has designed the American Legal Studies LL.M. program specifically for lawyers who were trained outside of the United States and want to advance their knowledge of law to improve their careers. The LL.M. program meets the needs of lawyers who wish to either practice law in the United States or to return to their home countries. Hofstra’s one year full-time program will give students the skills to handle the increasing internationalization of legal practice and navigate transactions involving the laws of multiple nations. This program also qualifies students to sit for the New York bar exam and become licensed attorneys in the U.S.
The Juris Doctor program takes full-time students three years to complete and is appropriate for international students who have not completed a first law degree in another country. The requirements include completing 87 credits and taking mandatory courses in Contracts, Torts, Civil Procedure, Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Professional Responsibility. Hofstra Law School also has students take a first year course on Transnational Law, a unique course that promotes an understanding of the relationships between U.S. law and international business, legal, social and political issues. It also provides the introduction that allows upper class students to select from numerous advanced courses in international and comparative law.
Hofstra J.D. and LL.M. candidates are fully integrated members of the Law School student body. Students may select from the almost 200 courses offered at the Law School, with very few exceptions. The programs have attracted students from over 40 foreign countries, including Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Haiti, Italy, Korea, India, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Russian, Togo and Zambia.
Visit our website at http://law.hofstra.edu to learn more about Hofstra Law School and our academic programs. Please also let me know if you would like a J.D. or LL.M brochure mailed to you or if you need help through the application process.
It was wonderful meeting so many accomplished students at the QS World Grad School Fairs around the globe. I hope you consider Hofstra Law as you think about your next step professionally. Happy holidays!
NEW!Deadline has been extended to February 15th!!!
All applicants receive full consideration for our very limited number of Dean's Tuition Fellowship awards. No application is necessary; grantees will be notified by the LL.M. Program after receiving their offer of admission. Awards are granted on both a need-based and merit-based basis, typically in the amount of 25% to 50% of the total cost of tuition. In the “Finances” section of the online application, you are welcome to bring to the Graduate Studies Committee's attention any additional information that you believe may assist the Committee in making a determination regarding a financial aid award.
Founded in 1909, the University of Oklahoma College of Law is one of the top public law schools in the nation. OU Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
Thanks to a recent $20 million expansion and renovation, OU Law is housed in a state-of-the-art facility featuring study rooms, court rooms and classrooms equipped with the latest technology.
OU Law is home to more than 500 students, 38 full-time faculty members, numerous adjunct professors, administration staff, support personnel, the LL.M. program, a legal clinic, and the Law Library. OU Law has one of the most favorable faculty-student ratios among law schools world-wide, so students will enjoy unsurpassed opportunities for close interaction with full-time faculty.
John B. Turner LL.M. Program
The John B. Turner LL.M. Program at OU Law extends the school’s longstanding history of excellence and expertise in energy law, natural resources law, and indigenous peoples law. This program is designed to be flexible, allowing international and American students to study in all three areas or concentrate their studies in one or two of these areas.
The LL.M. program offers a combination of courses available only at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to studying with the outstanding faculty, students have unique interdisciplinary opportunities to receive credit for related courses offered by other departments. The LL.M. program also includes guest lectures, field trips, social events, and networking opportunities.
Legendary professors, including Richard Hemingway, Victor Kulp, Eugene Kuntz, Maurice Merrill, Joe Rarick, and Rennard Strickland, have made the College of Law a national leader in energy, natural resources, and indigenous peoples. Professors who continue this tradition include Owen Anderson (oil and gas law, oil and gas contracts and tax, international petroleum law and transactions), Taiawagi Helton (environmental law and Indian natural resources law), Drew Kershen (water law, agricultural law, international bio-technology law), Peter Krug (international law, international business transactions, and comparative law), Emily Meazell (energy law), Joyce Palomar (land tenure security law, real estate development law, and land use law), Lindsay Robertson (Indian law, indigenous peoples law, human rights law), and Murray Tabb (environmental law). In addition, the College is fortunate to have several distinguished adjunct and visiting professors who teach highly specialized classes in this program area.
· Application: Available August 1, 2010, through July 15, 2011
· Deadline: Applications completed before Feb. 15 will receive priority review. Applications completed after Feb. 15 will be considered upon space availability.
· Application Fee: $50
· Letters of Recommendation: Two required
· Transcripts: LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service preferred for applicants with international law degrees and JD applicants with US law degrees
· Tuition and Fees: Estimated at $30,528 for 2011-2012 program
For an application and more information, go to www.law.ou.edu/llm/, or contact us at (405) 325-4699 or email@example.com.
· Library open 99 hours per week: Monday-Thursday 7:30 am to 11 pm, Friday 7:30 am to 8 pm, Saturday 8 am to 8 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 11 pm
· Recently renovated building with a wide variety of study spaces including four multimedia study rooms with large LCD monitors, Blu-ray players and DVD recorders and six standard study rooms
· Comprehensive research collection of electronic and print resources with access to more than 20 online services and special collections in Natives Peoples law, Energy law, and Oklahoma law
· Seven full-time librarians (three with JDs) and five full-time staff members
· Free wireless access at law school and throughout campus
· Two computer labs and a separate classroom for online instruction
The OU College of Law is home to numerous student organizations including the Energy and Resources Law Students Association, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators OU Student Chapter, Native American Law Students Association, Black Law Student Association, and Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law.
Student publications include The Oklahoma Law Review, The American Indian Law Review, The Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology, and The Oklahoma Bar Association Energy and Natural Resources Newsletter.
The Office of Professional and Career Development (OPCD) at the University of Oklahoma College of Law is dedicated to the success of Oklahoma law graduates after their formal education. OPCD assists students with their individual employment searches and offers numerous services, including a “Lunch and Learn” series. Topics include immigration law, tribal law, corporate governance, work/life balance, oil and gas, alternatives to the practice of law, and more.
The University of Oklahoma College of Law is located on a beautiful bicycle-friendly campus in Norman, Oklahoma. Norman is located approximately 30 miles from Will Rogers International Airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and 180 miles north of Dallas, Texas. Norman was recently ranked number 6 for livability in a recent Money magazine survey. Nearby Oklahoma City, the state’s capital, was ranked America’s most affordable city by Forbes magazine, which praised the metro area for offering residents a high quality of life. Click here to see a tour of Norman.