I probably opt for a specific one-year research degree during which I would be able to attend LLM courses as well, and then return to Switzerland to complete a PhD here, as I was lucky to be offered a PhD position in my current university just today :) that should take me not much more than 3 years hopefully and would be the ideal situation decided against a three-year phd programme in the uk.
New York University School of Law offers a number of dual degree programs with other graduate schools at the University. This unique opportunity enables students to complete a JD and earn a Master’s degree in four years, or complete the JD in five semesters while pursuing a PhD. Students may not complete the joint degree in fewer than seven full time semesters.
The JD degree is awarded upon completion of six semesters of full-time study, and the LLM degree is awarded when the 24 credit hour requirement for the LLM degree is completed.
The LLM degree requires the completion of 24 credits or coursework at NYU, and the LLB degree must be awarded by NUS before NYU will award the LLM degree, even if the LLM degree is otherwise earned.
Harvard Law School offers four joint degree programs for J.D. students. If you are interested in one of the programs, you must apply separately to each school. Each school will independently review and accept applicants. For further information about these programs, current HLS students may contact the Associate Director of Academic Affairs.
Students take graduate level international arbitration courses during the second or third year of their J.D. program, with 12 LL.M. credit hours applied to both degrees. A total of 100 credits is needed to complete both degrees: 76 credits for the J.D. PLUS 24 credits for the LL.M.
Students who are interested in integrating their law degrees with another graduate course of study may be attracted to one of Capital University Law School's combined degree programs. Capital currently offers six combined degree programs in which students may complete both degrees, simultaneously, in order to prepare for a wider range of career choices upon graduation.
The Degree of Master of Laws Yale Law School admits a limited number of graduate students each year to pursue one year of full-time study leading to the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.). Admission is generally open only to those committed to a career in teaching law.