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LL.M. Programs in the United States

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

A flexible program with an enormous range of curricula designed for students. Some students take a varied curriculum, with courses ranging from environmental law to corporations to public international law. Others select courses primarily in a single area, such as constitutional law, business organization and finance, legal theory, or human rights. They have recently developed programs that concentrate in particular areas of study effectively "majors" within a single LL.M. degree program. For example, the Committee on Graduate Studies has recently approved a new concentration in international taxation. A concentration in international finance the first of its kind in the U.S. - is now in its third year. The faculty is considering developing concentrations in other areas, including possibly law teaching. Ranked the 2nd by the AUAP

Information: http://www.law.harvard.edu/

Indiana University

Offers an LLM Program for Foreign lawyer in American law. Contrary to the biggest schools in the country, it has small group of foreign lawyers which some believe to be a good advantage.

Information: http://www.indylaw.indiana.edu

John Marshall Law School

They have a LL.M. Program in Comparative Legal Studies. It provides a flexible program for those wishing to deepen their knowledge of specific areas of law. The school also provides an expansive curriculum in United States and international law for those wishing to broaden their scope of legal knowledge. 

Information: http://www.jmls.edu

Louisiana State University

Two curriculum options are available depending on a student's career goals: General Track and Thesis Track. Students seeking a broader education and intend to use their U.S. legal training in private practice will feel most comfortable with the general track. Students who are committed to pursuing an academic career and desire a U.S. legal education focused on a specific area of interest, may be more interested in doing the thesis track.

Information: http://www.law.lsu.edu

Michigan State University

In their program, in addition to receiving a thorough survey of the U.S. legal system, foreign lawyers can select from a wide-range of elective courses*. Students wishing to focus their course work in a particular area may find of their interest, such as, international and Comparative Law, Business and Commercial Law & Public Law.

Information: http://www.law.msu.edu

New York University

The degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) is offered in the fields of corporation law, general studies, international legal studies, international taxation for foreign students, labor and employment law, public service law, taxation, and trade regulation. The LL.M. and J.S.D. programs are open to both U.S. lawyers and persons with legal training in foreign countries. Ranked the 6th by the AUAP.

Information: http://www.law.nyu.edu

Northwestern University

The general LLM program offers an opportunity to expand their knowledge of American law and legal processes, continue their studies in international law, and engage in comparative legal research. Offers the opportunity to take classes of the business school jointly with law school classes.

Information: http://www.law.northwestern.edu

Pennsylvania State University

One of the oldest LLM Program in the country, Penn State offers a variety of courses and options for the students. The faculty has an extent experience in international matters, which not many schools have. Ranked the 13th by the AUAP.

Information: http://www.dsl.psu.edu

Santa Clara University

Offers an LLM in American law for foreign lawyers. It also offers LLM with an emphasis giving the student the ability to focus his Masters in something of their interest.

Information: http://www.scu.edu/law/

Saint Louis University

A program with a small number of LLM students in small classes which allows each student to receive the kind of individualized attention a graduate lawyer deserves. Offers courses in span corporate, securities, trade, tax and banking law, criminal law, human rights, immigration, admiralty and environmental law.  

Information:  http://law.slu.edu
 

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