Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Students who wish to further their legal educations beyond the three-year law degree can pursue LL.M degree that allow them to specialize in particular fields of law , such as tax law or international law. One year of full-time study is required for a student to receive an LL.M degree.

Although an LL.M. is not required in most cases for employment as a lawyer, the degree signifies that the holder has specialized training and expertise in a legal specialty.LL.M. program typically take between one and two years to complete.

Learning outcomes

  • Able to communicate in written and oral forms in a manner that is clear, logical, and persuasive.
  • Demonstrate effective use of the tools of legal
  • Able to create an effective research plan for assessing a legal problem
  • ┬áDemonstrate the ability to use appropriate citation form for advocacy and expositive legal writing.

Specialization Courses

There are various areas of specialization in this field which one can choose from like corporation law, civil law, criminal law, international law, labor law, patent law , constitutional law,  trade regulation, feminist law, and taxation are some other common areas of study.

Course Topics

Master of Laws degree potential courses may include these:

  • Estate planning
  • Corporate tax problems
  • Local and state taxation
  • Intellectual property law
  • Bankruptcy

Professional Opportunities in Law

Studying law can lead to multitude opportunities in the legal profession.

  • Law Professor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Court Reporter
  • Paralegal