A course preparing us for the LLM, teacher : Miguel Gomes Ferreira
To begin with, what is an LL.M ? A Master of Laws (LL.M) is an advanced law degree open to those who already have a first law degree (or sometimes some equivalent qualifications). It is an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree. It is obtained by completing a one-year full-time program. Many law firms prefer job candidates with an LL.M. degree because it indicates that a lawyer has acquired advanced, specialized legal training, and is qualified to work in a multinational legal environment. LL.Ms are now offered in over 40 countries by over 300 schools. In fact, it is very difficult to get an exact count of the number of programmes or even the number of schools offering LL.Ms because new ones are constantly being created. LL.M is either for Americans who want to gain expertise in a specific field after a JD degree (tax law being the most common focus) or for foreign lawyers. Holding an LL.M from an American University make you eligible to sit the New York Bar examination.
Georgetown University, Washington