The University of Buffalo (UB) launched two new LLM programs in May and July of this year for fall 2017 classes. Prospective students may still apply based on the rolling admission employed by UB Law, depending on the availability of slots.
In May 2017, UB Law offered a Master of Laws degree in Cross-Border Legal Studies. It is the first of its kind in the United States. The Law School developed this innovative program in recognition of the global nature of contemporary legal practice. It also emphasizes the necessity of having highly skilled attorneys who can assist clients in cross-border interactions.
The School of Law has developed this innovative graduate law program that recognizes the global nature of legal practice and the need for skilled attorneys to guide clients through cross-border interactions. The Cross-Border Legal Studies LLM program is designed to enhance legal practice done across borders, e.g., tax, trade, real estate, immigration and other transactional and corporate tasks.
In July 2017, UB Law launched another program, the LLM in Environmental Law, also for the fall 2018 intake. Students on this course will gain the opportunity of furthering their legal knowledge in environmental policy and law through a number of different approaches, including the standard classroom study, one-on-one academic tutorials and through experiential learning.
The two new LLM programs are in addition to the other LLM degrees offered by UB Law. Classes begin in September and applications may still be accepted depending on availability. Potential students may also decide on one the other Master of Laws courses, i.e., General LLM and LLM in Criminal Law. However, classes for these two programs began in August and new applicants, if accepted, will attend the 2018 classes.