The City University London has a 160-year tradition of providing academic excellence relevant to the professions and business. Located at the heart of London, its City Law School was founded in 1852 and is considered London's first institution that educated students at all stages of legal education.
The City Law School provides among others, an internationally renowned Master of Laws (LLM) program which students can tailor according to their career aspirations. Those enrolled in the program may choose to take additional, non-credit courses to prepare them to take the California or New York bar exams. Students of the LLM program have two options, as follows:
- Complete the General LLM, which makes up a total of 180 credits, by picking and completing any of the modules included in the curriculum, including a dissertation; or,
- Choosing to concentrate on a specialist LLM of their preference, also completing a total of 180 credits, 90 of which must be in the relevant defined specialist area of law, including a dissertation.
The following are the LLM specialist areas of law:
- Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Criminal Litigation
- Dispute Resolution
- European Commercial Law
- European Union Law
- International Banking and Finance Law
- International Commercial Law
- International Economic Law
- International Energy Law and Regulation
- International Human Rights
- Maritime Law
- Professional Advocacy
- Public International Law
It should be noted that all LLM applications will be considered for the general Master of Laws program. It is only upon admission that the student may decide to continue on a particular specialization. This can be indicated at the time the offer is accepted by the student. Those who opt to specialize will acquire the LLM degree they specialized on.
The General LLM has two intakes yearly, i.e., January and September. It may be taken full-time for one year or part-time up to two years. Application for the January 2018 intake is on-going and will be considered on a space-availability basis.