Online LLM

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Kizmet, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member


    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    That works great for oversea, but not in the United States. You cannot just practice law in an LLM.
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    You can't anywhere, as far as I know. These programs are for people who already hold a first degree in law, usually an LLB in Commonwealth countries or a JD in the USA.
  4. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Many UK and SA schools will allow students without a LLB or JD to enroll in LLM programs. The old-timers from AED will recall that our old friend Emir Mohammed earned the LLM from University of Strathclyde before his LLB from University of London.
  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I believe that there is an LLM offered by Oxford, concentrating on Human Rights Law, and there was at least some possibility of admission without a first law degree. I think though that you had to have some other impressive credentials to get in to the program. I don't know how common that is, to do an LLM with no first law degree.
  6. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    If you think about it, American law schools essentially do the same thing when they offer a Master's level degree in Law for non-lawyers, and just rename it. In the DL sphere, Liberty University has a J.M. (Juris Master) program in either American or International Law where one doesn't need a first law degree. It seems to me to just be a retitled LL.M.
  7. joel66

    joel66 New Member

    I am actually starting the J.M. in American Legal Studies at Liberty this fall since my employer is paying for the tuition. The selling point for me was the selections I can choose from the electives.
  8. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Let us know how you like the program, it looks like a very unique opportunity.

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