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International and Comparative Law (LLM)

Program Overview

Our Master of Laws program, designed with the flexibility to suit your unique academic and professional goals, prepares you to create lasting impact in the global legal sphere. Choose to specialize in diverse areas, from international human rights law to Islamic law or business regulation. Learn and grow with peers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, supported by a comprehensive curriculum designed to foster critical thinking and practice. Access the multi-disciplinary resources of our School of Global Affairs and Public Policy for a well-rounded experience. Your commitment will be reciprocated with invaluable opportunities and experiences.

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Degrees and Admission Requirements

Students wishing to pursue a Master's degree of Laws in International and Comparative Law (LLM) should meet the minimum academic and admission requirements set by AUC.


Fellowships are highly competitive awards. They are open to new students and may also be available to continuing graduate students who display superior performance in their academic endeavors, depending on the availability of allocated funds for a given fellowship award.


Our faculty, a collection of world-class international legal scholars, could rightfully belong to any top-tier university anywhere in the world. Hailing from diverse nationalities and renowned in their respective fields, they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and distinct legal approaches to the classroom to enrich your learning and empower you to effectively navigate the global legal landscape.

Working in close collaboration with our esteemed faculty, you will be encouraged to engage in high-quality research and supported to produce work of publishable standard. In addition, our program provides an enriching ecosystem of additional opportunities for you to explore. For example, the Legal English Training Unit works diligently to enhance students’ legal English proficiency and critical skills in case briefing, academic writing and effective writing, all of which are crucial for success in the global legal field. Furthermore, students have access to regularly organized workshops covering topics from research strategies to avoiding plagiarism.

My time in the Department of Law was rich both personally and professionally. I met extraordinary scholars who shaped my thinking about international law and instilled in me the desire to become a legal scholar. The LLM gave me a solid foundation for my doctoral studies.

Alberto Rinaldi LLM ’12, PhD International Law, Affiliate Researcher

Joining AUC as an LLM student was not just an academic project, but a life-changing experience. I built skills in research, writing and critical reading and was introduced to a new set of legal literature. Moreover, I spent an exchange semester at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

Ali Moussa, LLM ’18

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