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Jan. 15, 2015

University of Connecticut to launch two new LLMs

University of ConnecticutThe School of Law at the University of Connecticut is launching two new Master of Laws programs – an LLM in Human Rights and Social Justice, and an LLM in Energy and Environmental Law.

The Dean of the UConn School of Law, Timothy Fisher, says the new programs will “focus on training the lawyers of tomorrow, cementing our position as a national law school with top-ranked scholars, and contributing to the economic growth of our region and the social health of our communities.”

These master degree programs are designed to help the law students specialise in relevant current legal issues and acquire the necessary skills to work in these fields of law.

Timothy Fisher explains, “In domestic US courts, there has been an upsurge in plaintiffs introducing international human rights standards in cases advocating for improved public education and health care. Connecticut businesses increasingly need legal guidance on risk management that includes international and domestic human rights issues. Combining classic civil-political rights with economic and social rights would situate UConn Law at the forefront of U.S. law schools in this topical area.”

The Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee at the University of Connecticut has given the final approval for these new degrees, and they are now pending American Bar Association agreement. All being well the first cohort of students is expected to enrol this September.

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Content added on 15th January 2015.

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