An LLM in Legal Theory offers advanced training in legal theory and legal history. "Legal theory" broadly includes an intellectual reflection on domestic and international law and legal institutions that draws on philosophy, economic theory, psychology, anthropology, political theory, critical race theory, feminist theory, history and sociology. It also provides an essential foundation in the sources and methods for the modern history of law.
Most LLM programs Legal Theory are designed to promote a fusion between the fields of Legal History and Philosophy of Law. Many of the courses for an LLM in Legal Theory has been designed in such a way to allow students to choose combinations of courses that are customized to their interests. A student with mainly theoretical interests might choose a combination of courses with a philosophical focus, while a student with mainly historical interests might choose courses with a historical focus; and a student with an interest on the foundations of private law might choose courses with a focus on private law from the historical and theoretical perspectives, etc.
Located near the heart of Washington, DC, The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the US bishops.
Business / Corporate / Commercial Law
Competition Law / Antitrust / Unfair Competition
Criminal Law / Criminal Justice / Criminology
Employment Law / Labour Law / Social Security Law
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Health Law / Medical Law
Intellectual Property (IP) Law
International Business Transactions / Conflict of Laws
Public International Law / International Organizations
Public Law / Administrative Law / Regulation
Tax Law / Taxation
Legal English for LLM Students
This course is designed with the specific needs of LLM students in mind. It teaches over 750 terms essential for successful postgraduate legal studies in English, and also includes invaluable study tips, exercises designed to train your academic legal skills development and reading, writing, listening and speaking practice. The texts are all taken from common law legal systems and provide an indispensable introduction to common law legal systems.