International Criminal Law and Justice (LL.M.)

International Criminal Law and Justice (LL.M.)
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You want to keep up with the widening scope of international criminal law. Practicing lawyers learn about the latest developments affecting the international criminal law landscape.

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International Criminal Law and Justice (LL.M.) 

Why get an LL.M. degree in international criminal law and justice? 

Gain an edge in understanding and combating transnational crime with an LL.M. in international criminal law and justice. Whether you intend to practice in the United States or abroad, you will explore the most pressing issues in international criminal law and justice today, from the expanding reach of domestic criminal statutes to commerce issues around terrorism to crimes of war, drug laundering, human trafficking, weapons trafficking, human rights, international white-collar crime, and cybercrime.

Why study international criminal law and justice at UNH Franklin Pierce Law School? 

As one of the only law schools offering an international criminal law and justice program, UNH Franklin Pierce offers a unique lineup of expert faculty, scholars, and high-end practitioners from around the globe to teach at the cutting-edge of international law. If you are looking to be at the forefront when it comes to grappling with the widening scope of international criminal law, this online program is for you! The LL.M. can be completed on a full- or part-time schedule in as few as 12 months or in up to three years. Students can start in August or January. Enjoy applied learning in a self-paced, asynchronous but facilitated environment with seasoned course instructors. 

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Curriculum & Requirements

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law's LLM degree in International Criminal Law and Justice is available 100% online and addresses fast-paced developments in the globalization of commerce, terrorism, human rights, and criminal law, especially over the past 30 years.

The program is ideal for practicing lawyers, and scholars in diplomatic, criminal justice, military, and law enforcement communities around the world. Students gain insight from the program’s multi-national approach. You will take transnational law courses focused on domestic crimes with international implications, and also study the implications of nations expanding the reach of their domestic criminal statutes, the creation of the International Criminal Court and Special Tribunals and United Nations conventions, with bi- and multi-lateral treaties.

The program offers a diverse selection of courses focusing on critical current issues around the globe, including Drugs & Weapons Trafficking, International White-Collar Crime, CyberCrime, Human Trafficking, and Piracy & Terrorism.

Online Candidate Requirements
LCR 923International Legal Research2
LCR 924International Criminal Law and Justice Seminar3
LCR 925Comparative Criminal Justice Systems3
LCR 929Capstone Research Project3
Elective Courses 113
LCR 914
LCR 928
Drugs and Weapons Trafficking
LIP #957
Intellectual Property Crimes
LCR 921
Human Trafficking I
LCR 922
International White Collar Crime
LCR 927
Piracy and Terrorism
LCR 926
International Criminal Court and Special Tribunals
Total Credits24

Online Part time candidates must complete LCR 925, LCR 924, LCR 923 before enrolling an any elective coursework.

UNH Franklin Pierce graduates from the ICLJ LLM program will demonstrate competency at the level of an experienced attorney in these four areas: 

  • Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law in the traditional area of criminal law and practice, focused on the increasingly international nature of this realm of law in the information age. 
  • Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the context of criminal law and practice in the United States and globally. 
  • Exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the national and global legal systems around criminal law; and 
  • Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession focused on the practice of criminal law domestically and internationally. 

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Explore Program Details

  • Available in online program only
  • Admission in January or August
  • LL.M. requires 24 credits
  • Full- or part-time
  • Full-time must complete degree in three consecutive semesters or 12 months
  • Part-time must complete degree within three years
  • Graduation ceremony in May

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