Some of the best law schools in the US produce well-respected publications on Constitutional Law and a few law schools offer modules on the Constitutional Law of other countries as well as the US. There are many great reasons to study an LLM in Constitutional Law – and here is our roundup of 10 of the best courses on offer in the United States*.
Cost: $64,267 for all students.
What You Will Study: The Yale LLM program is open to a few students each year and is studied on a full-time basis for one year. The course is flexible and intensive with students creating their specialities. Constitutional Law has been long studied at Yale Law School and the Yale Law Journal regularly publishes about Constitutional Law.
Cost: $64,978 for all students.
What You Will Study: LLM students at Harvard are restricted to those students who have gained their first law degree outside of the US or those American law students who wish to pursue an academic career in the law and takes one-year to complete full-time. The Harvard LLM is a flexible program and students can focus on any area of the law including Constitutional Law.
Cost: $64,089 for all students.
What You Will Study: This is a full-time LLM program that is completed in one year. It is primarily aimed at international students who want to gain an understanding of Constitutional Law. Modules include Administrative Law, Civil Rights Clinic: Police Accountability, and Constitutional Decision-making.
Cost: $69,916 for all students.
What You Will Study: This is an LLM aimed at both foreign-trained lawyers and those students looking to gain leadership roles in both legal and non-legal fields who wish to have an excellent understanding of the law. Columbia offers its students modules on Constitutional Law and the opportunity to participate at the Centre for Constitutional Governance. The course takes one year to finish with full-time study.
Cost: $66,422 for all students.
What You Will Study: Students usually study full time for one year on the General LLM program and can tailor their study to their career interests. New York University has an excellent reputation for researching and teaching Constitutional Law and has many modules focussed on the subject.
Cost: $65,804 for all students.
What You Will Study: This LLM course is aimed at internationally trained lawyers seeking to improve their understanding of US law. It takes one year to complete with full-time study. The University of Pennsylvania publishes the Journal of Constitutional Law.
Cost: $60,700 for in-state students only and $63,700 for out-of-state and international students.
What You Will Study: LLM students at the University of Virginia complete the course in one year studying full time and tend to come from outside of the US. The law school conducts well-respected research into Constitutional Law and offers modules on Constitutional Law and History.
Cost: $59,762 for in-state students only and $62,762 for out-of-state and international students.
What You Will Study: The University of Michigan has been offering LLM courses for 125 years and the course takes one year, studying full time to complete. There are many modules on Constitutional Law including First Amendment, Habeas Corpus, Constitutionalism in South Africa, and Religious Liberty.
Cost: $64,722 for all students.
What You Will Study: The Duke University LLM is for foreign-trained lawyers seeking to gain an understanding of US law. The course takes one year with full-time study to complete and offers modules on Constitutional and Public Law.
Cost: $64,402 for all students.
What You Will Study: The LLM for International Students is an intensive full-time nine-month course. It offers the opportunity for foreign-trained lawyers to become specialists in US law with modules on Constitutional Law.