Tulane launches LL.M in Law and Development

Tulane Law School has launched a Masters in Law and Development that will accept students in August 2013. The LL.M. is the first of its kind in the U.S., and is modeled after similar programs in Britain and Australia.

Courses will include Law, Sustainability and Development, International Human Rights, Economic Analysis, Comparative Environmental Law, and Comparative Constitutional and Private Law. The LL.M. can be completed in one year or extended to two.

Tulane hopes to provide “an integrated, multidisciplinary training, with practical applications for brighter career opportunities.”

It will be run out of the school’s Payson Center for International Development, which has its own field offices operating on the ground in developing countries, a large number of development projects underway, summer programs abroad and opportunities for student internships in development work.