International Criminal Law and Justice (LL.M.)

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
Drugs and Weapons Trafficking
Human Trafficking I
International White Collar Crime
Piracy and Terrorism
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.