Earning a Master of Laws (LL.M.) offers benefits beyond legal education. From increased career opportunities and earning potential to specialized knowledge, a degree in law is the catalyst for personal and professional growth. Our Master of Laws (LL.M.) uses a comparative approach that allows you to seamlessly shift between jurisdictions.

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At IE University, we take studying law internationally. Our Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an intensive, immersive, transformational program that not only goes beyond both the walls of the classroom, but also beyond borders. Designed to maximize your global potential, our comparative learning methodology deepens and broadens your legal knowledge, keeping you ahead of today’s trends and demands.

Pursuing a legal degree is an investment in yourself and your future. And with our Master of Laws (LL.M.), you’ll open doors to the global arena. Read on to discover five reasons why the Master of Laws (LL.M.) could be your best move.

1. Specialize in what interests you

With the Master of Laws (LL.M.), you’ll earn both a law degree and an internationally recognized Postgraduate Diploma of Specialist (PgDip). Each PgDip gives you hands-on experience in your chosen specialization. You can choose from International Business Law, International Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property & Technology Law, and International Taxation. You’ll take a deep dive into the fundamentals of your chosen specialization, working alongside leading companies, law firms and renowned institutions.

2. Advance your career and employability

From our IE Talent & Careers department to our Mentoring Program with an experienced legal professional, you’ll receive one-to-one guidance from day one. What’s more, you’ll have the opportunity to work on real case studies and collaborate with experts from world-class companies, such as Allen & Overy, Google and IBM. With unmatched career advice and training, you’ll stand out in a competitive job market: our alumni have landed roles at top employers including Pérez-Llorca, Baker McKenzie, PwC and Amazon.

3. Dive into diversity 

The Master in Laws (LL.M.) uses an international, comparative approach, ensuring you can practice law across multiple jurisdictions. Our diverse classrooms will give you the opportunity to work alongside like-minded professionals from varying backgrounds and over 20 nationalities, enhancing your global perspective. These cross-border connections can help you build a strong, international network and boost your career opportunities.

4. Take your learning international

During the program, you have the chance to go international. From participating in moot competitions across Europe, including the European Law Moot Court Competition and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition, to studying abroad, you’ll expand your horizons and prepare for life as a leader on the world stage. Our alumni each have a unique story to share about their experience in the program.

5. Grow on a personal and professional level

“The Master of Laws (LL.M.) presented me with a world full of possibilities when it came to enhancing my legal skills,” said alum Flávia Lanat Silveira. But more than just legal skills, the program offers personal development skills. With two degrees, higher employability rates, and the know-how to step confidently into any legal role, the Master of Laws (LL.M.) allows you to choose your future.