Tuesday, November 26, 2013

University of Texas School of Law LL.M. Program

The University of Texas School of Law announces a new LL.M. concentration in Human Rights & Comparative Constitutional Law

This new and innovative concentration will provide students with a robust, critical, and comparative foundation in both human rights and constitutional law. It will also offer students a comprehensive understanding of contemporary human rights practices, including uses of constitutional law, in both domestic and international settings.

The concentration is offered in cooperation with the law school's Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. The concentration builds on two strengths of the UT Law - its constitutional law faculty, often considered to be among the best in the country, and the internationally recognized Rapoport Center, which serves as a focal point at the University for critical, interdisciplinary analysis and practice of human rights and social justice. The Rapoport Center includes more than100 affiliated faculty from across campus and collaborates closely with a number of other acclaimed centers.

Each student may design an individual course of study tailored to his or her academic and professional interests, taking advantage of extensive curricular and clinical offerings, devoted inter-disciplinary faculty, and ongoing research projects and working groups at the Rapoport Center. 

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Texas Tech LL.M. Program

Texas Tech University School of Law recently invited its LL.M. students to attend the Lubbock Area Bar Association meeting where students had the opportunity to network with local attorneys and legal professionals. LL.M. candidates then had the opportunity to hear from Representative Tryon Lewis from the Texas House of Representatives, who discussed the current state of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Texas and forthcoming legislative changes to the Alternative Dispute Resolution structure in Texas.

This is just one of the many ways that Texas Tech Law strives to enrich the academic experiences or our LL.M. students and provide students with opportunities to interact with American lawyers and judges.”

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

University of Houston LLM Program

Located in Houston, students in the LL.M. program at the University of Houston Law Center study in the nation’s fourth-largest city, home of the world’s largest medical complex and considered the energy capital of the world and a global leader in international business. Excellence and flexibility are hallmarks of the graduate program. With more than 200 courses, UH Law Center’s LL.M. curriculum is one of the most extensive in the nation. Renowned for its quality and professionalism, the program draws students from around the globe.

 With six distinct specialty programs, the Law Center offers a course of study to fit varied interests and professional needs. Two programs – Health Law and Intellectual Property and Information Law – consistently rank in the Top 10, according to U.S. News & World Report, while the Tax Law program ranks 18th. The other highly regarded programs are Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, International Law, and Foreign Scholars in which foreign-trained lawyers can design a general course of study or customize their curriculum to their specific interests. The LL.M. degree can be earned full-time or part-time.

Friday, November 15, 2013

International student Otiotio shares his perspective on the LLM Program at University of Tulsa

  1. How did you hear about TU? How did you decide to go here for your LLM?
    I heard about TU from the LSAC. I actually applied for admission to four Law Schools through LSAC, and was offered admission by all, but I chose TU because of the energy law concentration program.
  2. As an international law student, how were you received by the TU community?  What was one thing you had to get used to when you first arrived?
    The faculty and students of the College of Law were amazing. I was warmly received in the University community, and I felt like I have been at TU for a long time. As an international student I had to get used to the weather, and I had to read about the US legal system, and research method to enable me follow what is been taught in class.
  3. What is your opinion of the faculty at TU?
    I have a very high opinion about the faculty at TU College of Law. They are accomplished, internationally recognized scholars and professionals who dedicate their time to preparing students for an outstanding legal career. They had a good rapport with the students and are always available to attend to students.
  4. What kind of energy-related classes did you take at TU? How did they influence you/your legal education?
    I took Basic Oil and Gas Law, Advance Oil and Gas Law, International Energy Law, Water Law, and International Environmental Law. These courses have prepared me to have a specialized knowledge on complex legal issues relating to energy around the world.  I now have a concrete understanding of the theory, practice and advocacy of global energy and environmental law issues.
  5. What are your professional aspirations now that you have your TU LLM?
    I intend to further my education by doing a PHD or SJD in Energy Law.
  6. Is there anything else you want to say to prospective foreign LLMs interested in energy law at TU?
    I will recommend the program to any student who is interested in energy law. But prospective foreign students should know that even though they are lawyers, they are attending school in a different jurisdiction with a different legal system. Therefore they should be ready to adapt to the new system and learn from the faculty as well as other students. In that way they are bound to succeed. It is very important for students to prepare ahead of class so as to fully participate in class.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Prepare for The Challenges of Global Practice

Pursue the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Law at one of New York State’s premier private research institutions. Syracuse University College of Law’s LL.M. in American Law offers foreign-trained legal professionals the opportunity to broaden their professional goals through the study of U.S. laws and the American legal process. The LL.M. program is compliant with the core requirements of the New York State Board of Law Examiners.  We offer conditional admission to students who are seeking to develop their English proficiency while preparing to enroll in the LL.M. program. LL.M. students may focus their studies on a variety of substantive areas, including International Human Rights Law, Counterterrorism and National Security Law, Intellectual Property Law and IP Commercialization, Comparative Disability Law, and many others.