Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Masters of Law Program/ University of Texas

Students from all over the world come to the University of Texas School of Law to increase their knowledge of the law and gain a valuable postgraduate degree — an internationally-recognized Master of Laws. The Law school's LL.M. program is small, diverse, and extremely selective. LL.M. students from foreign countries and the U.S. are fully integrated into the academic life of the school, learning side-by-side with students enrolled in the J.D. program. The LL.M. class is global in reach, with 47 students from 15 countries in this year's entering class.
The LL.M. program is flexible and allows each student to design an individual course of study tailored to his or her academic and professional interests. Students complete most classes within the Law School, but may also complement their legal coursework with classes from other departments within the University.

For more information on the U Texas LLM program click here 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Announced Incoming LL.M students for the Spring 2015 Semester

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law proudly announces its incoming
LL.M. students for the Spring 2015 semester:

Ilijana Todorović, Bosnia - Ms. Todorović is our 2015 Rusovich Family
Miguel Eduardo Villeda Kattan, El Salvador

We will also welcome back our returning LL.M. students:

Josephine Adibone, France
Lobna Boudiaf, France
Marion Le Bart de la Broise, France
Laetitia Galletti Solouki, France
Eric Vazquez Mendez, Puerto Rico

For more information on this fabulous LLM program in New Orleans click here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

U.C. Davis Academic Year LL.M. program


Academic Year LL.M. Program

UC Davis School of Law is a top-tier U.S. law school with internationally known faculty and scholars. UC Davis School of Law at King Hall is home to our innovative and engaged student body of 498 J.D. and 55 LL.M. students. Our students attend courses and study in our striking new state-of-the-art King Hall facility and enjoy outstanding library with access to the collections of all UC campuses and more.

The LL.M. Experience
At UC Davis School of Law, the faculty fully integrate students into their ambitious research and practice activities. Be part of an intellectually curious yet distinctively supportive community. Faculty, fellow students and staff, no matter how busy and engaged in professional achievement, are accessible, empathetic and committed to your education.

The LL.M. program follows an academic calendar with the program starting in late August and running through May of each year. LL.M. students select from all law school courses to design educational programs reflecting their educational interests. LL.M.s participate in their classes with U.S. J.D. students.

The LL.M. Director guides and counsels students throughout the year to make sure academic and professional goals are achieved.

Multiple lecture series bring dynamic, nationally and internationally known experts to complement the regular curriculum. King Hall hosts over 50 student organizations to enhance your education and networking.

Program Details
Each LL.M. candidate must successfully complete a minimum of 20 semester units of work.

LL.M. students may choose to personalize their course programs to specialize in a particular area of law, such as Business Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Health Care Law and Bioethics, Human Rights and Social Justice Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Public Interest Law and more.

Each LL.M. student must also complete an intellectually rigorous legal research and writing project.

We support our LL.M.s through the year with special academic and career skills workshops.

Orientation in U.S.A. Law Program for Pre-LL.M.s
We encourage you to participate in our Orientation in U.S.A. Law program. Designed for both working professionals and incoming LL.M. students, this program helps you to get settled into Davis and learn about American culture as you practice your legal English, learn an overview of U.S. Law, and participate in LL.M. preparation workshops—all before the academic year starts. More than half of our LL.M. students participate in this program each year, and they find it immensely valuable.

We accept applications throughout the year and encourage applicants to submit by January 10.
Contact: Cyntia Spencer, LL.M. Admissions Officer ~ 530-752-6081


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Academic Year LL.M. Program

Monday, November 17, 2014

Georgia State LLM Cirriculum

LL.M. Curriculum and Program Tracks

Georgia State Law’s LL.M. Program for Foreign-Trained Lawyers builds on our J.D. program, which has achieved national distinction in a relatively short time.
LL.M. graduates will be well equipped to assume leadership positions in their legal institutions, including law firms with an international practice, the judiciary and government, and in law faculties and those of related disciplines in their home countries. Our program will help you achieve this through:
  • teaching you the skills essential to practicing American law
  • enhancing how you counsel clients when negotiating with U.S. businesses and entities
  • offering you internship interaction with U.S. lawyers
  • facilitating a means to create your global network of contacts
  • providing opportunities to refine and validate your English language skills
The LL.M. program has two tracks:
  • FLEXIBLE STUDIES (Track 1) enables students to customize their study and concentrate in particular areas, such as intellectual property, health law, land use and urban growth, conflict resolution and others, or to personalize their studies.
  • BAR PREPARATION (Track 2) allows students to focus on the requirements necessary to sit for a bar exam in a qualifying state, such as Georgia or New York. Georgia now allows foreign-trained lawyers to sit for its exam after completing a bar-focused LL.M. curriculum.
Both tracks include skills-training options.
Full-time LL.M. students must complete the program in nine months.
The LL.M. program director must approve each LL.M. student’s course schedule in advance. No exceptions.

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Syracuse Law LL.M. - Recent Travels to Argentina

Professor Arlene Kanter of Syracuse Law School, recently traveled to Argentina. She spoke with several law schools and the Fulbright Commission about the LL.M. in American Law program and the International Human Rights opportunities at Syracuse Law.
Professor Kanter publishes and lectures extensively on United States, comparative, and international Disability Law. Her work with the United Nations lead to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and she is currently researching the impact of this Convention in various countries, particularly in the Middle East. Professor Kantor has been invited to work with NGOs and governments in such countries as India, Israel, Turkey, Ghana, Jordan, and Vietnam on developing their domestic disability laws.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

University of Iowa LLM program benefits

Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition costs and costs of living at Iowa are significantly lower than at peer institutions, please see this chart (and click on "International," if appropriate) for more information.  The tuition rate is $20,000 per year for the residents of the state of Iowa, and $24,000 per year for residents of other states and foreign countries.  The new tuition rates will go into effect fall of 2014.  Tuition discounts (at the resident rate) are provided for students employed by faculty as research assistants, and many LLM students take advantage of this opportunity.

For more information on this LLM program at University of Iowa law click here

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Catholic University LLM program/ Washington D.C.

The Columbus School of Law is situated in our nation's capital, the legal and political center of the United States. Washington, D.C. is also the hub for governmental and non-governmental international organizations. Students may avail themselves of all the opportunities that Washington, D.C. has to offer due to our convenient location and easy access to public transportation.

For more information on this excellent LLM program in Washington D. C. please click here


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Syracuse LLM program 2015

Syracuse Law School LLM programs is now accepting Fall 2015 applications for the LLM in American law program!

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Syracuse Law LLM program 2015

Syracuse Law is now accepting fall 2015 applications for our J.D. and LL.M. in American Law programs.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Catholic University of America LLM program overview


For over one hundred years, The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law 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 ethics. Committed to providing the highest quality legal education in an increasingly global society, the Columbus School of Law offers its Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program to graduates of U.S. and foreign law schools. 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.
The 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: Communications Law, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. 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.
The Columbus School of Law is situated in our nation's capital, the legal and political center of the United States. Washington, D.C. is also the hub for governmental and non-governmental international organizations. Students may avail themselves of all the opportunities that Washington, D.C. has to offer due to our convenient location and easy access to public transportation.

For more information on this excellent LLM program for Foreign Lawyers in Washington D.C. click here

Monday, November 3, 2014

University of Iowa LLM program

University of Iowa LLM Program

The University of Iowa LLM Program allows foreign lawyers the opportunity to pursue individualized research at an esteemed public university located in the Midwestern United states. The University of Iowa is widely regarded as one of the best public universities in the country, and is home to one of the largest law libraries in the U.S. as well. The University of Iowa LLM program offers two tracks: a legal practice track, and a research track. The legal practice track is designed for foreign lawyers who wish to gain an introduction to U.S. law and to become qualified for the New York, California, or Wisconsin bar examinations in order to practice in the U.S. The research track is for foreign lawyers and U.S. JD holders who want to pursue in-depth research and study in a particular area of the law. The University of Iowa LLM Program looks especially favorably on research applicants intending to study international and comparative law, human rights law, international business transactions or business and innovation. The LLM orientation course to the U.S. legal system is required for all LLM students. Students in the practice track are required to take the LLM-specific course LLM Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research, the three-credit Professional Responsibility course, in addition to six credits of core courses in Contracts, Property, and Torts. Research track foreign LLM students have to take the LLM Seminar, for which a one-credit research paper on an approved topic is required, in addition to a longer, at least 4 credit-hour research paper suitable for publication. Students must take a total of 24 credits of general law school course offerings alongside JD students in order to complete the program and receive the LLM degree.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Georgia State Law School Announces New LLM program for Foreign Tranined Lawyers

Today’s interconnected world of business and law requires attorneys with global competency. A master of law (LL.M.) gives foreign-trained lawyers this competency.
“An LL.M. from a U.S. law school has become an important calling card for attorneys across the globe.”
— National Jurist  (November 2012)

Why Georgia State Law?

Georgia State Law, which consistently ranks among the best values in legal education, offers an LL.M. program specifically for lawyers trained abroad who want to advance their careers with a law degree that can qualify them to practice law in the United States.
Georgia State Law offers two program tracks that can:
  • INCREASE your knowledge of American law and practice,U.S. customs and mores, and the types of critical-thinking skills that will enable you to successfully collaborate with U.S.-trained lawyers;
  • PREPARE you to take the state bar examination for Georgia, New York or another U.S. jurisdiction; and
  • ACHIEVE certification in one of several specialty areas.
Georgia State Law’s diverse student body, its connections locally, nationally and abroad, and its location in the heart of a dynamic international city all help you excel in a global society and empower you to solve complex problems that challenge cities worldwide.

For more information on the LLM program for Foreign Lawyers at Georgia State click here

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Southwestern Law School's Professor Robert Lutz, Honored by State Bar

International Lawyer of the Year, Southwestern Law School’s Professor Robert Lutz, Honored by State Bar
The International Law Section of the State Bar of California selected Professor Robert Lutz as the recipient of the 2014 Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year Award for his extraordinary service to the profession in the field of international law.     

Read more about the award and Professor Lutz's extensive contributions to international law here and here

Professor Robert Lutz Honored as International Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of California International Law Section 

The State Bar of California International Law Section has selected Professor Robert E. Lutz to receive the 2014 Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year Award. The honor is bestowed by the International Law Section on "legal practitioners who render extraordinary service to our profession in the field of international law." The first award was presented posthumously to former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Minor Christopher in 2011, and the annual award was then named in his honor.

One of legal education's foremost authorities on international public and private law, Robert Lutz has held the top posts in several of the most influential organizations in the international law community. He brings extensive real-world experience to the classroom and wants to ensure that his students "understand the cross-cultural concerns that come into play in transnational negotiations, performing international agreements, and in resolving international disputes."

For information on the Southwestern Law School LLM program for Foreign lawyers click here



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Scholarships to Study Law at the University of Hawaii

The East-West Center at the University of Hawaii, provides many scholarships including the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship which provides a full fellowship. The application deadline is Nov. 1.
Details about all available scholarships can be found at the East-West Center website below:

The deadline to apply for the these scholarships is November 1, 2014. For more information on the LLM Program at the University of Hawai‘i, visit the website below.

 LLM Students from the Class of 2015 at University of Hawaii Law.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Louisiana State University Honors LLMs Past and Present, Including Prof. Pascal, now in his 100th Year

Honoring LLMs Past and Present, Including Prof. Pascal, now in his 100th Year
On Wednesday, October 1st 2014, the Center of Civil Law Studies hosted its annual Wine and Cheese Reception to welcome the new LL.M. class of 2014–2015 and introduce them to faculty members,  former LL.M.s, student-members of the International Law Society, Graduate Editors of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, LSU staff members, and representatives of supporting organizations.

This year was a very special event, honoring LSU’s first and oldest Master’s program graduate, Professor Emeritus Robert Pascal, now in his 100th year, who received a M.C.L. (Master in Civil Law) 75 years ago.  

Professor Olivier Moréteau congratulated him for over 75 years of diligent and productive scholarly study of the civil law and comparative law. Prof. Pascal published his first article in the Louisiana Law Review, volume 1, in 1938, and his latest in volume 70, in 2008. 

Some of his best articles can be read in Robert Anthony Pascal: A Priest of Right Order (O. Moreteau, ed. 2010), which includes a so-far unpublished Recollection of a Life Studying and Teaching Law

He taught several generations of law students in Baton Rouge, Rome and Paris, until his retirement in 1980. Participants, including LL.M.s of more recent years, expressed their love and admiration.
This was a great occasion for present LL.M. candidates to meet interesting people and to discuss further their background around a glass of wine, escaping the rigors of the academic program for a couple of hours. 

The LL.M. team would like to thank faculty members, staff, and students who attended the event. 

Current and Previous LLM's

 George Hardy, Graduate Editor of the Journal of Civil Law Studies, with Prof. Emeritus Robert Pascal

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Legal-Ease International Inc, The World Leader in Legal English

Upcoming Courses in October, 2014

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Legal-Ease International offers Legal English via internet courses that can fit anyone’s schedule.  Services also include impeccable proofing and editing services provided by highly professional and experienced proofreaders.  In addition to online courses, Legal-Ease International offers a number of in-class seminars in various cities.  Experienced instructors administer lessons in appropriate terminology and structure to be able to create contracts in Legal English.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

LSU LAW welcomes the LL.M class of 2015

The LSU Law Center warmly welcomes its new LL.M class of 2015. This year the class is small but the candidates are very engaging and strongly motivated.
During the two-week orientation program held from August, 4th to August 15th, 2014, the class among other activities had the opportunity to attend a private tour of the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans, guided by Robert Gunn and Louisiana Law Library Director Georgia Chadwick.
Florent Brémens (Lyon, France), Vlad Vidican (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Anouk Guéroult-Bellone (Nantes, France) and Haseeb Qadir (Pakistan) were especially impressed by the Louisiana Supreme Court rare books’ collection.
We wish them a lot of success for this new challenging academic year!

Monday, September 22, 2014

September 23,2014 Catholic University Law School hosts Fall Externship Fair

The promising equation of motivated law students brandishing impressive résumés and employers happy to offer them on the job training will work its magic again September 23, 2014 for Catholic University Law School's [CUA] Fall externship fair. During the Fall Externship fair as well as the Spring Externship fair, numerous Washington D.C. area legal employers who set up tables  in CUA’s atrium, meet with students, answer their questions and assess their credentials for possible internships.
The biannual fair provides an opportunity for Catholic University law students (both J.D. and LL.M students) to obtain externships for academic credit. During the fairs students also develop vital professional connections and information about real world legal experience that supplements classroom learning.

Employers at the fairs represent many legal paths, including positions in the government, the military, non profit legal organizations, and the judicial system.

The Columbus School of Law offers one of the most extensive legal externship programs in the United States, structured to take full advantage of the many opportunities available to students attending law school in Washington, D.C.
Each year more than 200 students at CUA earn course credits for externships at non-profit organizations, government agencies,Congressional offices, judges' chambers, law firms, trade associations and corporations.

The law school’s faculty is especially well suited to supporting its externship program. Several members have jointly authored the only available textbook for use in law school externship seminars, titledLearning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs.

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