Notre Dame offers an LL.M. degree that can be pursued either at the University of Notre Dame’s main campus in South Bend, Indiana, or at the Law School’s London Law Centre in the UK. Students from European countries who wish to obtain an LL.M. degree from a U.S. law school while studying in England and focusing on international and comparative law are encouraged to learn more about the London program. International students who wish to earn their LL.M. on Notre Dame’s main campus, where students develop a study plan tailored to their own interest, visit the General LL.M. program.
The Notre Dame Center for Civil and Human Rights also offers an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law for lawyers, primarily from outside the United States, an opportunity to engage in specialized study and research in international human rights law. Students in this LL.M. program undertake an intensive analysis of human rights issues with members of the faculty who are specialists in the field of international human rights law. For further information about the LL.M. in International Human Rights Law Program, see the Center for Civil and Human Rights.
The LL.M. program in International Human Rights Law is based in the Law School and also draws upon the resources of the University’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Institute for International Peace Studies, the Department of Government and International Studies, and other academic units of the University. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to study not only the legal processes and institutions pertaining to human rights, but also the social, economic, and political contexts in which human rights are promoted, protected, or violated.
For further information about the LL.M. in International Human Rights Law Program, see the Center for Civil and Human Rights.
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