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LSGL Virtual LLM Fair

Law Schools Global League is proud to invite you to its very first Virtual LLM Fair. The aim is to connect students directly with the representatives of member schools and to increase awareness on LLM opportunities all around the world.


The LSGL LLM Fair  will be held on March 12, 2021 at 2 pm (CET) via Zoom.



Participating Law Schools:


Location: Mexico City, Mexico

LL.M. in Human Rights”

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Location: São Paulo, Brazil

“Master of Laws”

The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Location: Hong Kong

Master of Laws (LLM) Programmes

LLM in Chinese Business Law

LLM in Common Law

LLM in Energy and Environmental Law

LLM in International Economic Law

King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law 

Location: London, United Kingdom

Master of Laws (LLM) Programmes

Competition Law, European Law, Intellectual Property and Information Law, International Business Law, International Financial Law, International Dispute Resolution, International Tax Law, Technology and Law, Transnational Law

Kyushu University

Location: Fukuoka, Japan

LLM Program, International Programs in Law

Tilburg University

Location: Tilburg, the Netherlands

Master of Laws (LLM) Programmes

Law and Technology (LLM),  International Law and Global Governance (LLM), International Business Law (LLM), International Business Tax Law (LLM), Labour Law and Employment Relations (LLM), European Law and Global Risk (LLM), Public Governance: Public Administration, Economics and Law (MSc)

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Koç University Law School

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

LLM Program in Public Law 

LLM Program in Private Law  .

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The University of Edinburgh Law School 

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Master of Laws (LLM) Programmes

LLM in Corporate Law, LLM in Comparative and European Private Law, LLM in Commercial Law, LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, LLM in European Law, LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law, LLM in Human Rights, LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law, LLM in Intellectual Property Law, LLM in International Banking Law and Finance, LLM in International Economic Law, LLM in International Law, LLM in Law (General), LLM in Medical Law and Ethics

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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law 

Location: Chicago, USA

LLM Programs:

LLM for International Students, Tax LLM, LLM in International Human Rights, Executive LLM Programs in Madrid, Seoul, Tel Aviv and Chicago


IE Law School  

Location: Madrid, Spain

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – specialization in International Business Law, International Dispute Resolution or Intellectual Property and Technology Law
Executive LL.M. (joint degree with Northwestern Pritzker School of Law)
Master in Legal Tech
Master in Global Corporate Compliance

The National University of Singapore  

Location: Singapore

Master of Laws (LL.M)

LLM in Asian Legal Studies, LLM in Corporate & Financial Services Law, LLM in Intellectual Property & Technology Law, LLM in International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, LLM in International & Comparative Law, LLM in Maritime Law

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University of Cape Town Faculty of Law 

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Master of Laws (LL.M)

LLM in Human Rights, LLM in Intellectual Property, LLM in Mineral Law in Africa, Research Masters, Professional Masters

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University of NSW 

Location: Sydney, Australia

Master of Laws (LL.M)

Participants can select a General LLM or a specialization in Chinese and International Business and Economic Law, Corportae Comercial and Taxation, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Dispute Resolution, Human Rights Law and Policy, Environment Law and Sustainable Development, International Law, Media, Intellectual Property and Technology Law

Universidad de los Andes

Location: Bogotá, Colombia

Master of Laws (research) 

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Higher School of Economics Moscow 

Location: Moscow, Russia

Master of Law of International Trade, Finance and Economic Integration

McGill University, Faculty of Law

Location: Montreal, Canada

 LLM in General Law, LLM in Environment, LLM in Bioethics, LLM in Air and Space Law 

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Jagiellonian University, Department of Law and Administration 

Location: Kraków, Poland

Master Degree in Intellectual Property Law and New Technologies

UCLA School of Law

Location: Los Angeles, USA

Master of Laws (LL.M.) | General, Self-Designed, or Specialized Studies Optional Specializations Include: Business Law (Bankruptcy, Business, Securities Regulation, or Tax Tracks); Critical Race Studies; Environmental Law; Human Rights; International and Comparative Law; Law and Philosophy; Law and Sexuality; Media, Entertainment, and Technology Law and Policy; Public Interest Law and Policy

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EBS Law School Location: Wiesbaden, Germany


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Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference 2021

Call for Papers: Oral and Poster Presentations

In a perfect world, law would be unambiguous. It would be clear and comprehensive, and capable of meeting all expectations placed upon it. But law does not exist in such a world. Instead, it sits inside a complex factual matrix – the reality of life. That reality impacts the law in multiple ways. For example, numerous people and entities are involved in making the law, from lobbyists and lawyers to judges and parliamentarians. More people still are involved in interpreting and applying the law, such as the police and civil service. Law can be made in a rush, via statute as a result of an emergency, or it can grow slowly over time as a result of judicial precedent. Legal principles can be borrowed from other jurisdictions, or a jurisdiction may come up with its own novel legal solutions to a problem. Because of these factors – and many more – the law is not always clear and unambiguous. It can be problematic and uncertain. It also prompts the question: is the law capable or able to bear the expectations we place upon it? Or is that, itself, too great an expectation? The Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference (EPLC) 2021 aims to explore these questions by looking at the relationship between the expectations we have of the law, and how the legal system operates in reality. We therefore invite proposals that address this topic. The proposals could take a contemporary or historical perspective, and can be in relation to any area of law: tax, commercial, criminal, public, comparative, critical theory, etc. Proposals from the field of criminology, which discuss reality and expectations in relation to non-legal as well as legal institutions, are also welcome.

This theme is deliberately broad and open to interpretation. “Expectations”, for example, could relate to general values we place upon the law, such as certainty or fairness; specific reasons for implementing a particular law; or the objectives that a law was meant to achieve. “Reality” is similarly broad and could relate to how law is applied in practice; how it has been interpreted by judges; or unintended side effects of that law. Specific questions or topics that fit within the theme of this conference include:

  • Is the way a law applied different to how it was envisaged or intended to work by the law maker?
    Example: Are principles such as the welfare of the child upheld in family law? Do government officials properly apply statutory criteria for decision making?
  • Are there laws that intend to resolve a problem but have made the situation worse or created another problem? Example: Can hate speech laws that are designed to protect minorities also be used to censor them? What are the ethical implications of allowing AI to make legal decisions?
  • Are assumptions about a law – concerning either its history or the policy reasons behind it – correct?
    Example: Is it inevitable that law “catches up” with social progress to allow marginalised groups access to legal rights, or do these groups need to push and put real pressure on legislature for legal change?
  • What legal or policy measures are best suited to bring about change in society?
    Example: Is prison reform during a global pandemic best achieved through short-term solutions or long-term change? What level of change can we legitimately expect from legal or policy measures?

Oral presentations will be 15 minutes each in length while posters will be limited to A2 in size.

To apply to present, please send the following to with the subject heading “EPLC 2021 Abstract Submission”:

  • Abstract of no more than 300 words.
  • Completed Biographical Details Form (attached to this Call for Papers). This will, among other things, ask you to indicate whether you would like to present a poster or an oral presentation.

Post-graduate students, early career researchers and legal practitioners are all welcome to apply.

The submitted abstracts will be evaluated on their relevance to the conference theme and clarity of ideas. While the theme of the conference can be interpreted broadly – and the EPLC 2021 committee encourages applicants to do so – we would still like to understand how your proposal relates to the theme described above.

Abstract Submission Timeline: 

Key Dates Tasks
31 January 2021  Deadline for submission of abstract and Biographical Details Form.
1 March 2021 Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts.
14 March 2021 Notification of response: successful applicants to accept or decline offer by this date.
News & Announcement

Blueprint on Global Legal Education


A report published today cites internationalisation and technological disruption as the key trends and opportunities in the field of global legal education, as well as the root of many challenges facing legal educators. The research for the report, entitled Developing a Blueprint for Global Legal Education, was undertaken by the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Law Schools Global League (LSGL), with coordination by IE Law School.

Download the full report here.


Fernando Peláez-Pier, former president of the IBA commented, ‘There is a need for law faculties around the world to adjust their blueprints to include all the new skills that lawyers require to meet the demand for legal services in the 21st century and to practice law effectively and competitively. The findings of this report are particularly poignant in the context of COVID-19, which has highlighted the importance of technological adoption in the sector.’


Developing a Blueprint for Global Legal Education aims to help legal education institutions navigate ongoing paradigm changes and offer a legal education model that responds to current needs of the legal profession. The research was conducted by eight researchers, with the assistance of four supporters from seven regions around the world – Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the European Union, Hong Kong, Latin America and the United Kingdom. The researchers analysed more than 200 articles of relevant literature; scrutinised 420

school websites; received over 300 responses to online surveys; and held interviews with more than 60 law schools and bar associations across the globe.

Soledad Atienza, Dean of IE Law School said, ‘We have seen that only a few law schools achieve a sophisticated level of internationalisation. These institutions include a full internationalisation process to achieve programmes that allow graduates to obtain legal qualifications for more than one jurisdiction, which is hugely beneficial in our interconnected world where students are crossing borders with greater frequency.’

The Blueprint outlines a range of trends and key challenges, ranked by importance and categorised by region, that law schools are embracing and/or facing, together with existing and suggested responses that some schools are already taking and others could adopt.
The key challenges identified include:

  • globalisation – the number one trend in legal education. Legal institutions around the world are working on becoming more international. However, they are introducing elements of internationalisation, rather than a complete overhaul to attain the full internationalisation of legal education;
  • technology is being used in legal practice in ways that were inconceivable a few years prior. The impact of technology in legal practice and in education do not marry. COVID-19 has brought to the fore the requirement for technology to be prioritised as a teaching tool;
  • regulation is regarded as the biggest challenge to innovation in legal education as frameworks that govern access to the legal profession can also hinder progress, and professional bodies, including law societies and bar associations, place restrictions on curriculum according to jurisdiction;
  • diversity in all forms – including ethnicity, gender, culture and socioeconomic background – of both students and faculty members is also problematic. Lack of diversity and inclusion limits the experience of all pertaining to diversity of thoughts and ideas and ways of working, that people from different backgrounds, experiences and identities bring to the profession; and
  • affordability and access to legal education among students have been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with law schools observing the chasm between those who can afford the necessary technology to pursue studies remotely, away from the law school environment, and those who cannot. Access to laptops, computers or smart phones for e-learning is a challenge that law schools currently face.


The results of the Blueprint will be discussed on Tuesday 10 November at 1600 – 1700 GMT during the IBA 2020 Virtually Together Conference at the IBA Showcase: reinventing global legal education to address the ongoing transformation of the legal professions: a blueprint for change. A group of qualified experts

representing law firms, in-house lawyers, national bars, organisations and regulators will participate in the Showcase, analysing Developing a Blueprint for Global Legal Education recommendations, as well as the key goals of the project, including to:

  • understand how globalisation, technology and the fourth industrial revolution, amongst other drivers, impact legal education globally;
  • identify the challenges that are common to legal education around the world, while recognising the significance of local contexts (cultural, regulatory, historical and so on) that frame these challenges;
  • identify and understand the main responses to those challenges by law schools globally, in particular, in official degrees;
  • identify the main challenges still present as well as the negative consequences of lack of adaptation;
  • develop shared solutions to the challenges while recognising the necessity of locally-sensitive solutions;
  • generate a compendium of best practices per jurisdiction;
  • generate a model or blueprint to assist law schools navigate the paradigm change; and
  • disseminate and implement the model, working with key stakeholders.


The joint initiative forms part of the ongoing research by the IBA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services into the trends that are shaping the legal profession, chaired by Dr Peláez-Pier alongside Dr Soledad.

Members of the Commission include:

  • Sarah Hutchinson Chair, IBA Section on Public and Professional Interest (SPPI)
  • Amnon Lehavi President, LSGL  
  • Gonçalo Matias President, LSGL
  • Ken Murphy Past Co-Chair, IBA Bar Executives Committee
  • Petra Zijp Past Co-Chair, IBA Capital Markets Forum



  1. Further information on the Developing a Blueprint for Global Legal Education project, including a description of the methodology, content, key deliverables, region representatives, phases, subjects of analysis, timeline and implementation is available here.
  1. Information about the IBA Virtually Together Conference is available here:
  2. Information on the IBA Showcase: reinventing global legal education to address the ongoing transformation of the legal professions: a blueprint for change is available here:
  1. The International Bar Association(IBA), the global voice of the legal profession, is the foremost organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. Established in 1947, shortly after the creation of the United Nations, it was born out of the conviction that an organisation made up of the world’s bar associations could contribute to global stability and peace through the administration of justice.
  2. The Law Schools Global League (LSGL) brings together 25 law schools with a strong vision about the need to promote a global approach to legal education, research and impact upon society at large.
For further information please contact:

Romana St. Matthew-Daniel
Press Office

International Bar Association

4th Floor, 10 St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD

United Kingdom
Mobile: +44 (0)7940 731 915

Direct Line: +44 (0)20 7842 0094

Main Office: +44 (0)20 7842 0090

Fax: +44 (0)20 7842 0091


Fernando Peláez-Pier

Founding Partner

Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque

21200 NE 38th Ave

Aventura, Fl 33180

Tel: +1 786 5458242




Soledad Atienza

Dean IE Law School

Velasquez 130




Tel: 0034 91 568 96 00




Download a PDF of the report Blueprint for Global Legal Education
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News & Announcement

CyberBRICS Fellowship Program

Fundação Getulio Vargas Rio de Janeiro Law School – FGV DIREITO RIO is pleased to announce the second edition of the CyberBRICS Fellowship Programme.


The programme, which is part of the CyberBRICS project and of FGV DIREITO RIO’s Fellows in Rio initiative, has been developed in partnership with the Higher School of Economics and the Center for New Media and Society, in Moscow, Russia; the Centre for Internet and Society, New Delhi, India; the Fudan University, Shanghai, and the University of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong, China; and Research ICT Africa and the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

The goal of the programme is to support a selected group of highly qualified post-graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral scholars working in the area related to the activities of the 2020-2021 work plan of the CyberBRICS project, namely regulation of Internet access and digitalisation of public administrations in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS).

The programme will offer five fellowships for a duration of up to 6 (six) months, ideally from  February to July 2020, at FGV DIREITO RIO, providing economic, intellectual and networking resources to support selected scholars coming from the BRICS or having relevant experience in at least one of the BRICS country.

The CyberBRICS 2020 fellows will be selected by a commission formed by Prof Luca Belli, from FGV DIREITO RIO, (Brazil), Prof Alexey Ivanov, from the Higher School of Economics (Russia), Ms Elonnai Hickok, from the Centre for Internet and Society (India), Prof Shen Yi, from Fudan University (China), and Prof Alison Gillwald, from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance University of Cape Town (South Africa).


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The Winter 2019 Deans’ Meeting

The Winter 2019 Deans’ Meetings

We are very pleased to invite all members to participate in the winter Deans’ Meeting of the Law Schools Global League (LSGL) to be held at Stockholm University on February 18th, 2019.

Please fill out registration form via the link below and confirm your participation by January 20th, 2019.




This is the LINK to the Registration Form.


Please contact Sandra Fagerlund for any questions or queries:

News & Announcement

Global Fellowship Program


Application Deadline: September 14th, 2018

Fundação Getulio Vargas São Paulo Law School (FGV DIREITO SP) is pleased to announce the selection process of the research grants program for PhD Students and Post–PhD in Law. The Global Fellowship Program aims to attract young academic talents interested in advancing their scholarship in Brazil. These young professional talents will have the opportunity to develop their academic research and to contribute to FGV DIREITO SP internationalization process. The program offers economic and intellectual resources to support insightful and promising young legal scholars from all over the world willing to do research in Brazil.


Applicants may be of any nationality, including Brazilian, and must have completed (or be about to complete) a Doctoral Program in Law or in another correlated area. Although desired, knowledge of Portuguese is not required.


i. Curriculum Vitae and/or CV Lattes

ii. Recommendation Letter

iii. Research proposal and/or thesis summary – up to 5000 characters

iv. Proposed activities at FGV DIREITO SP (item 3)

v. Period of the visit (first or second Semester)

Please send the documents listed above to (Reference: Global Fellowship– Candidate’s name) Deadline: September 14th, 2018

3. Scope of research and activities at FGV Direito SP

Candidates should prepare the research proposal and the specific activities to be undertaken at FGV Direito SP considering the following possibilities: a) original research on a topic in Brazilian law. b) comparison of Brazilian developments with those in another country, done in collaboration with FGV scholars or in accordance with the FGV research agenda. c) a research project unrelated to Brazil but of interest to scholars in Brazil


Candidates approved in the selection process can start its activities in February or August 2019, depending on the period for which he/she has been selected. The applicant must submit, on time pre-established, to FGV DIREITO SP’s International Affairs Coordinator, all documents required for his/her hiring. The foreign candidates shall be responsible for obtaining visas and permits required for residency in Brazil. Approved candidates in the selection process will have to stay at FGV DIREITO SP, and cannot be absent during the fellowship period without the consent of Program’s Coordinator.


Six months’ scholarship for PhD Students: R$ 36.000,00, paid in 6 (six) installments of R$ 6.000,00. Six months’ scholarship for Post-PhD: R$ 45.000,00, paid in 6 (six) installments of R$ 7.500,00.


Period 1 – February to June 2019 Period 2 – August to December 2019 The applicants must specify the period of their choice. The scholarship duration may be exceptionally extended for additional six months if there is mutual interest of the FGV Direito SP and the fellow.


Fellows are expected to advance their scholarship, engage in the intellectual life of FGV DIREITO SP, and develop their professorial skills, by joining our Legal Education Center, and participate in direct class activities, supervised by senior members of the faculty. Fellows will also be welcome to participate in researcher’s groups at FGV DIREITO SP, and to conduct seminars, in English, to FGV DIREITO SP students.