Master of Laws (LL.M.) & Doctor of the Science of Laws in Human Rights, Miami 2008

The internationally acclaimed one-year Master's program offered by St. Thomas University School of Law Miami, Florida, U.S.A. is now accepting applications for academic year 2008-2009.

J.S.D. (Doctor of the Science of Laws) in Intercultural Human Rights available to LL.M. graduates. Both programs are acquiesced in by the American Bar Association.

Excelling since 2001, and internationally regarded as one of the world's best in the field, the program provides the most up-to-date legal insights on theory, policy, and practical developments in the arena of human rights. It has welcomed students from all over the world, including Fulbright scholars.

Our mostly one-week compact courses are designed to offer the highest quality of legal education in the combined areas of international law, international human rights law, humanitarian law, universal and regional systems of human rights protection, as well as complaint procedures.

Through these intensive courses and supplementary offerings, students are prepared for effective research, advocacy and practice in the field. In interactive dialogue, networking with distinguished faculty and their classmates from all over the globe students gain the best availableinside knowledge of human rights in action.

Our LL.M. program, in the mold of the integrative law, science and policy approach developed at the Yale Law School, and widely known as the Policy-Oriented Jurisprudence, provides a sophisticated background in international law and prepares students for leadership positions in society, be them judicial, legislative, governmental, inter-governmental or non-governmental. Our alumni contributing all over the world testify to all this.

The faculty is one of worldwide distinction and includes top-level United Nations experts, chief legal advisors, judges, scholars and practitioners in the field, hailing from institutions like Yale University, the UN, the Strasbourg Human Rights Court, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, the International Committee of Red Cross etc. Their diversified legal backgrounds and experiences, their range of scholarship and academic excellence provide students with an intellectually challenging and multi-dimensional approach to education.

The program's setting in Miami, a city of international flavor and extraordinary cultural diversity, offers breathtaking natural treasures and beauty, a wealth of cultural attractions, sporting events, and an exciting intercultural environment.

Partial scholarships are available based on merit and need. For more information please check the website

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