カテゴリー別アーカイブ: LL.M.

【LL.M. 2018年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 Harvard

Harvard Law School, LL.M. Degree Programの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
Deadline: December 1, 2017, preferably by November 15, 2017 (for the LL.M. class beginning in Fall 2018)
http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/graduate-program/graduate-program-admissions-financial-aid/

The LL.M. online application is now closed and will open in early September.
と記載されていますが、2016年(昨シーズン)の出願要綱を以下のurlにて確認してください。同校は毎年2題のエッセイ課題を出題しますので、下記a)とb)をご確認ください。
http://hls.harvard.edu/content/uploads/2016/09/Sample-2017-2018-LLM-Application.pdf

◆Application Materials
1.Online application form
2. Personal Statement (Essay)
3. CV/Résumé
4.Transcript(s)
5.Diploma(s) (for degrees that have been granted)
6. LSAC Report (if applicable)
7.Recommendations (at least two)
8.Official TOEFL report (if applicable)
9. Financial aid application (if applicable)
10. Application fee of US$85

◆ Personal Statement (Essay)
Your Personal Statement should address both of the following questions specifically, with Part (A) constituting at least half of the total length:

(A) Briefly describe either an important issue in your field of interest or a current legal problem facing a particular country, region, or the world, and then propose a theoretical framework or a legal analysis or strategy to address this issue.

(B) Please tell us something about yourself — in particular, why you wish to pursue an LL.M. degree at Harvard and how doing so connects with what you have done in the past and what you plan to do in the future.

Please follow the instructions on the Personal Statement page of the online application to upload your Personal Statement.

◆ TOEFL
A high level of English language proficiency is a requirement for admission. All applicants from non-English-speaking countries who did not do their basic legal education entirely in the English language must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) within two years prior to submitting their applications. The Harvard Law School Graduate Program requires a score of at least 100 on the Internet-based test (IBT), with at least 25 in each of the four subsections.
→ 出願の際にIELTSスコアは使用できません。
No, we do not accept IELTS scores in place of TOEFL scores.
http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/graduate-program/llm-admissions-faq/#faq-3-2

まだこの時期はPersonal Statement (Essay)の準備どころではない。。。という出願者も多いことかと察します。LL.M.出願にあたってはGREやLSATといったテスト受験は不要ですので、まずは出願時に使用するTOEFLスコアを揃えることに注力していきましょう。

◆Programs of Study:専攻分野として捉えてみましょう。

Law and Businessに関するカリキュラム情報を確認するだけでも、上級コース、セミナー、MIT Sloan (経営学大学院)、Kennedy School of Government, HBS (Harvard Business School)とのCross-registration systemなど、盛りだくさんの内容となっています。
http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/academics/programs-of-study/law-and-business/academic-offerings-law-and-business/

Law Schoolのカリキュラムのみを調べるのではなく、必要に応じてその他の専門大学院から取得できる科目の一覧等も確認してはいかがでしょうか。

Best Law Schools :Ranked in 2017

先月には毎年恒例となっているUS News Ranking(最新版)が発表されました。もちろん、同ランキングはJ.D. (Juris Doctor)プログラムを対象にしたものですが、こちらを参考に出願校を絞り込むLL.M.出願者も少なくないと思います。
https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings?int=a1d108

1. Yale University
2. Stanford University
3. Harvard University
4. University of Chicago
5. Columbia University
6. New York University
7. University of Pennsylvania
8. University of Michigan
8. University of Virginia
10. Duke University
10. Northwestern University
12. University of California-Berkeley
13. Cornell University
14. University of Texas Austin
15. Georgetown University
15. UCLA
17. Vanderbilt University
18. Washington University in St. Louis
19. University of Southern California
20. University of Iowa
20. University of Notre Dame

出願校をリストアップした後には、対象校の「カリキュラム構成」、「コースラインナップ」、「教授陣の経歴」、「クラス規模」、「周辺の環境」など多数の角度から学校調査をしてください。その調査の度合いが、夏場から秋口にかけて取り組み始めるStatement of Purposeのクオリティー向上に大きな影響を与えます。

まずは自分の眼で学校情報を読み込み、更に知りたいと思うことは卒業生へコンタクトを取って必要な情報を得るなど、やるべきことを着実に消化していきましょう。

出願に必要なスコアが揃いつつある方、あるいは揃った方は、出願までのロードマップ作成作りへと移行していきます。必要な方はこちらまでご相談ください。

Dual Degree International MBA & LLM

LL.M.プログラムへの進学を目指す受験生の大多数は渉外事務所に勤務されている弁護士、そして企業法務で国際案件の場で仕事をされている方々といっても過言ではありません。米国LL.M.プログラムの中には、Business Schoolとコラボレーションして互いのプログラムが提供する授業単位を取得できるような作りとなっています。そうした関係者のニーズを汲む大学院プログラムとして、LLM-MBAのDual Degree関連情報をシェアいたします。 上記Degreeを取得するためには、1年目はLL.M.課程の条件を満たし、2年目にMBA課程へと移行します。

ご興味のある方は、まず下記urlにアクセスされてはいかがでしょうか?
http://www.ie.edu/business-school/degrees/dual-degrees/international-mba-master-laws-llm/

Business and Law are now more interconnected than ever. For those business lawyers working in the field of corporate or tax law, it is not only essential to have a solid legal foundation but also to acquire the business acumen which will enable them to grow in their organization, as well as to better understand their clients when getting involved in the legal affairs surrounding their business.

The International MBA + Masters of Laws (LLM) Dual Degree offered by IE is an innovative program meant to provide students with the main management tools needed to work in a complex and global environment and to develop their intellectual leadership and their capacity to actively engage in the design and implementation of Business strategies of their clients, while acquiring a deeper understanding of today’s tax and legal system, which is essential to advance in their professional careers.

Students can choose to combine IE Business School’s top ranked International MBA with one of the prestigious full time LLMs offered by IE Law School: (i) Master en Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas (LLM), which is offered only in Spanish; (ii) Master en Asesoría Fiscal de Empresas (LLM), also offered only in Spanish; or (iii) LLM in International Business Law, which is only offered in English.

The program will allow you to take a step forward in your professional career since you will acquire excellent analytical skills and receive broad knowledge regarding business, management and strategy, while improving your ability to analyze, develop and implement effective solutions for complex corporate and regulatory problems involving multiple legal systems. The development of all of these abilities promotes expertise and leadership in one’s chosen field.

Graduates from this Dual Degree will be able to face the legal challenges of the competitive business world from the perspective of their clients, and become the deal-maker that companies need for their operations. On the other hand, they will also obtain the skill to lead and manage teams, become more client oriented and understand the functioning and needs of the organization in which they work in, awarding lawyers who course this program an added value in the legal marketplace.

 

 

2月以降の締切日:米国ロースクール(LL.M. Degree)編

2月以降でも間に合う米国LL.M.プログラムをいくつか紹介させていただきます。

UCLA
2017/2/15
https://law.ucla.edu/llm-sjd/llm-program/apply/

Fordham University
2017/3/1
https://www.fordham.edu/info/21170/apply/5170/deadlines

Indiana University
2017/3/1
http://www.law.indiana.edu/what/professional-careers/graduate-degrees/admission/apply-llm-mcl-sjd.shtml

University of Southern California
2017/3/1
http://weblaw.usc.edu/how/gip/llm/onlineapplicationstatus.cfm

University of Texas, Austin
2017/3/1
https://law.utexas.edu/master-of-laws/application-information/

George Washington University
2017/3/15
https://www.law.gwu.edu/admission-deadlines-and-key-dates

Boston University
2017/4/15
http://www.bu.edu/law/admissions/llm-admissions/llm-degree-applicants/

University of Minnesota
2017/4/15
https://www.law.umn.edu/admissions/llm-admissions/how-apply

Vanderbilt University
2017/4/30
https://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-students/llm-program-/llm-admissions-process.php

Emory University
Applications are considered for fall on a space available basis through June.
http://law.emory.edu/admission/master-of-laws/index.html

Boston College
We accept applications on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply early in the process.
https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/law/admission-aid/llm-program/llm-admission.html

 

【LL.M. 2017年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 New York University

NYU LL.M.プログラムの締切日が発表されましたが、例年と同様に12月15日に設定されました。
http://www.law.nyu.edu/graduateadmissions/whentoapply

Applicants with Foreign Education Credentials

  •  December 15, 2016

Prospective students who received their legal education outside of the United States must apply by December 15 for Fall 2017 entry.

Applicants must submit their application and materials by the appropriate deadline. It is strongly recommended (though not a requirement) that mailed application materials be received at LSAC two weeks before the application deadline. No guarantees can be made concerning applications submitted, or application materials received by LSAC, after the respective deadline; such applications may be returned unprocessed.

NYU LL.M.への出願に限ることなく、LSACへ提出する書類は各校締め切り日の2週間前に到着するよう、手配をしていきましょう。

また、同校への出願に際してはTOEFLが100でIELTSが7.5といったように、通常のスコア換算とは異なります。こうした点にも一層の注意を払うよう意識していきましょう。

The Committee requires that applicants who take the TOEFL achieve a minimum total score of at least 100, a minimum score of 26 on the reading and listening subsections, and a minimum score of 22 on the writing and speaking subsections. For applicants who take the IELTS, the Committee requires a minimum overall band score of at least 7, a minimum score of 7.5 on the reading and listening subsections, and a minimum score of 7 on the writing and speaking subsections. For both exams, JSD applicants must present scores subtantially higher than the minimum.
http://www.law.nyu.edu/graduateadmissions/faqs#ForthepaperbasedTOEFL

【LL.M. 2017年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 Columbia

9月を迎えるにあたり、アメリカLL.M.プログラムの出願要綱も徐々に発表となってきました。
本日はColumbia University Law School (LL.M.)の締切日等を共有させていただきます。
http://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions/graduate-legal-studies/llm-program/application-instructions/application-deadlines

Columbiaに限らず、Early Round vs Regular Roundにて悩むところではあるものと察します。既に出願用スコアが整っている方であれば問題ありませんが、特に現状スコアが100-104のレンジにある方は、その出願タイミングにても悩まれているのではないでしょうか。テストの受験時期(と残りの回数)、出願書類(レジュメ、エッセイ、推薦状)等の準備事情も踏まえた上で、最適なタイミングで出願してください。

◆ Early Review Program

All application materials, including supporting documents and TOEFL scores, must be submitted and fully processed and considered complete by Columbia by November 1, 2016. If your application is not complete by November 1, 2016 (including your full CAS report), we will automatically defer your application for consideration as part of the regular admission cycle.

We will provide a decision for early applicants by the end of December. Applicants will be admitted, rejected, or deferred to the regular admission cycle. If you are admitted through the Early Review Program, you will not be required to withdraw your applications to other LL.M. programs.

Regular Application Deadline

The Columbia online application through LSAC must be submitted by December 15, 2016 and all supporting documents for the CAS report must be postmarked to LSAC by December 15.

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, in most cases no later than late April. Rolling admissions means that we evaluate applications randomly; the date you submitted your application often has no bearing on when you will receive a decision. Some candidates will have a decision in early January, others in late April. If you have not yet received a decision, it most likely means that the Committee simply has not yet reviewed your application (so you should not worry!). We strive to give every candidate an answer by the end of April.

Cornell: Master of Laws (LLM) in Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Cornellでスタートした新LL.M.プログラムのカリキュラムを、下記のサイトよりご確認いただけます。
http://tech.cornell.edu/admissions/master-of-laws-llm-application

まずは、Admissions Deadlineです。
The 2016-2017 application deadlines are as follows:
Round 1 – October 3, 2016
Round 2 – January 20, 2017
Round 3 – March 3, 2017

The Law Tech program is an integral part of the new academic model at Cornell Tech, where education and research are closely tied to creating and expanding companies and industries. As a student, you’ll have unique collaboration opportunities on campus, as well as with New York-based companies in the tech industry.

For foreign-trained students, the Tech LLM will not by itself qualify graduates to sit for the New York State bar exami­nation; but, by undertaking a semester of additional coursework at Cornell’s Ithaca campus, foreign-trained students who desire to do so can satisfy the requirements to sit for the bar. 

Who should apply?

Ideal candidates for the LLM degree at Cornell Tech are already-practicing attorneys or recent law graduates who possess strong academic or professional credentials, as well as an active interest in technology and entrepreneurship.

一日も早く出願したいところですが、スコアメイキングに時間を要する方々は、年明けの2nd Rourndを出願時期として定め、焦ることなく、今から着実にその準備を進めてください。

 

Penn Law : Dual degree program in International Finance & Law

University of Pennsylvania, Law SchoolとScience Po in ParisのDual Master’s Degree Programの紹介です。ここ数年の傾向として、LL.M. Degree+One-year Masers Degreeを組み合わせた教育プログラムが目立ちます。今後の新たなトレンドにもなりうるかもしれません。
https://www.law.upenn.edu/crossdisciplinary/jointdegree/llm-mfs-sciences-po.php

The Dual Master’s degree program in International Finance and Law is a two-year, full-time Master’s Program, offered by Sciences Po in Paris and Penn Law. Students will spend their first year at Sciences Po and their second year at Penn Law. Courses offered in this program span a wide range of disciplines and are ideal for students interested in management, finance, corporate law and international law.

After two years of study, provided all requirements have been met at both institutions, students will receive Master’s degrees from both Sciences Po (Master’s in Finance and Strategy) and Penn Law (LLM). Students interested in this program must apply through Sciences-Po and be accepted by both institutions. Please note, applications for this program are to be submitted to Sciences-Po only for this program.

【LL.M. 2017年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 Harvard

Harvard Law School よりLL.M. programに関する出願締め切り日が発表されました。http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/graduate-program/llm-application-deadlines-and-materials/

The application for the LL.M. class beginning in August 2017 will open in September 2016.  The application deadline for the LL.M. class beginning in August 2017 will be December 1, 2016, at 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern time.

In addition to submitting the online LL.M. application by the deadline, applicants must make sure that any other required documents (e.g., transcripts, TOEFL results) are sent out in time for delivery to our office on or before the deadline. Please note that the application deadline will be strictly observed. It is your responsibility to make certain that all required materials reach the Graduate Program office by the deadline.

出願締め切り日に直前にTOEFLを受験し、締め切り日後にスコアの差し替えをリクエストするケースも時としてあります、スクール側として、そうしたリクエストには応じない姿勢が読み取れます。

【LL.M. 2016年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 UCLA

UCLA LL.M. Programの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://law.ucla.edu/llm-sjd/llm-program/apply/

Application Deadline: Please submit your application and supporting documents (items 1-5 in the section below) to LSAC no later than February 15, 2016.

出願書類の説明箇所に下記にPersonal Statement要綱が記載されておりますが、フォントのサイズやdouble-spacedで3頁以内に纏めるといった条件は厳守した上で出願してください。限られたスペースで自らが伝えたいことを纏めるライティング技術も審査の対象であることを忘れないでください。

■ Personal Statement:
An important aspect of the application is the personal statement, in which applicants describe their objectives in pursuing graduate legal studies at UCLA School of Law. Discuss any matters relevant to your ability to succeed in law school and the practice of law, and any attributes, experiences, or interests that would enable you to make a distinctive contribution to UCLA and the legal profession. The personal statement should be typed double-spaced in 12-point font, and should not exceed three pages in length. When completing your online application through LSAC, please follow the instructions to attach an electronic copy of your personal statement to your application.