An Master of Laws in Legal Studies covers many different areas of law, making it a good foundation for law students and includes the following topics: Public Law; Private Law; Competition law; Environment law; Human rights law; and International law.
Students undertaking a LLM in Legal Studies will gain many skills in analysis, research, legal management and presenting. Graduates may go on to a variety of professions within the legal industry as well as other industries across the world.Find LLM programs in Legal Studies
33,790 Approximate number of students who will graduate in 2017 according to The Faculty Lounge online.
60 LLMs in Legal Studies available worldwide
£10,000 to £12,000 Cost of full-time LLM course fees for UK/EU students
There are many different places to study an LLM in Legal Studies and some universities specialise in certain areas of law. According to the online site, The Complete University Guide, the top five schools offering an LLM in legal studies are:
University of Connecticut – US legal studies
Hofstra University – American legal studies
Vanderbilt University – International legal studies
University of Bristol – Law (General legal studies)
National University of Singapore – Asian legal studies
However there are many other law schools in the UK and worldwide offering LLMs in Legal studies and each university will have different benefits. And there is even the chance for online study, for example Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School an LLM in American Legal Studies via distance learning.
Students interested in pursuing an LLM in Legal Studies Law are required to hold a bachelor degree in law of a grade 2.1 – although some universities will consider a grade 2.2 with other supporting qualifications, skills, or work experience. Proficiency in English is paramount to this type of degree, due to the amount of self-regulated study students undertake, with particular attention to analysis and debate of complex legislation. Students who do not have English as a first language therefore must have IELTS scores of 7 or higher or TOEFL of 107 or higher. You can find out more about English proficiency requirements here.
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1.The first known ‘lawyers’ practised in Ancient Greece approximately 2,500 years ago!
2. Every faculty member of the Department of Legal Studies at the University of Central Florida holds a Juris Doctor or law degree.
3. Studying law is now all about gender equality – in fact Harvard’s LLM Class of 2016-2017 was 48% women and 52% men.
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