Top Universities & LLM Programs

Following are some of the top ranking universities and colleges offering the Master of Laws - LLM programs:

Washington College of Law (USA):
- American University Washington College of Law ranks third on the Financial Times' 2009 list of LL.M. programs in North America with 260 combined LL.M. students for the 2008-2009 academic year.
- The LL.M. Program in International Legal Studies offers areas of specialization in:
   - International Business Law
   - International Environmental Law
   - International Human Rights Law
   - Gender & the Law
   - Free Trade Agreements & Regional Integration
   - International Organizations
   - International & Comparative Protection of Intellectual Property

University of Otago (New Zealand)
- The Master of Laws (LLM) degree requires at least 1 year of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
- The LLM degree is a recognised entry qualification for the PhD degree.
- Applicants must have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB(Hons)) degree.
- Ranked 125th among the world's best universities in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2009.

Suffolk University (USA)
- It offers the LLM in Global Law and Technology.
- Students may specialize in one of the four tracks:
   - Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
   - Biomedicine and Health Law
   - International Law and Business
   - U.S. Law and Legal Methods
- LL.M. students may complete up to two specializations.
- The Law School is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is approved by the American Bar Association.

George Mason University (USA)
- The School of Law offers two Master of Laws (LLM) Degrees in the areas of Intellectual Property and Law & Economics.
- Ranked 41st among the "Top 100" American law schools (U.S. News and World Report 2009 publication).
- It was ranked in the top 10 in the nation for faculty quality in law and economics in University of Texas Professor Brian Leiter's study.

Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
- It offers the English LLM programmes.
- Ranked 1st in the Elsevier peer ranking of Dutch law programmes in 2006 and 2nd in 2007 and 2008.

University of Birmingham (UK)
- It offers taught LLM programmes in Commercial Law; International Commercial Law; Criminal Law & Criminal Justice; European Law; and the LLM (General).
- Times Good University Guide rankings place Birmingham Law School 7th in the UK, while the Guardian University Guide placed it at 8th nationally (2010).

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