General LLM

Enhance your training in the U.S. legal system with a General Master of Laws (LLM) degree from University of Arizona Law.

With our General LLM, you will build your competency in U.S. law or in a particular area by tailoring your studies around your interests.

Create your own focus by selecting courses from any number of our available areas of study, or pursue one of our designed concentrations in:

  • Mining Law
  • Health Law
  • Introduction to U.S. Law (for students who aspire to take the bar exam)

Required credit hours: 24
Length to complete the degree (for full-time students): one academic year

Bar Exam Eligibility

If you intend to sit for the bar exam in the U.S., be sure to review the requirements for that particular state. Many states limit bar exam eligibility to those individuals who have a U.S. JD degree; some states include eligibility for LLM graduates, but have additional requirements, including specific coursework and residency requirements. Bar admission in all U.S. states involves consideration of a bar applicant's character and moral fitness for the practice of law. You should review the bar admission requirements of the states in which you intend to practice. The American Bar Association offers various resources on bar admission.

Curriculum

Your course selection will vary depending on your prior education and your professional interests. Your advisor will work with you to build your specific degree path. View the current semester offerings in our Course Schedule.

Required Courses

For General, Mining, or Health

  • Introduction to U.S. Legal Systems* 
  • Legal Research & Writing**

For Introduction to U.S. Law

  • Introduction to US Legal Systems* 
  • Legal Research & Writing**
  • American Common Law I 
  • American Common Law II 
  • Procedure 
  • American Public Law
  • Professional Responsibility

*Does not count toward the 24 credit hours; not required for applicants who already possess a JD
**May be waived for applicants who already possess a JD

Sample Elective Courses

General LLM

  • Evidence 
  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure 
  • Employment Law 
  • Administrative Law 
  • Family Law 

General LLM with Mining Law Concentration

  • U.S. Public Land and Mining Law
  • International and Comparative Mining Law
  • Community Engagement and Sustainable Development of Mineral Resources
  • Valuation of Mineral Assets and Projects
  • Corporate Organization and Governance in Mining
  • International Mining Safety Law and Practice

General LLM with Health Law Concentration

Choose from the following focus areas:

  • Health Law for Health Professionals
  • Regulatory Science
  • Aging Law and Policy

Course availability may change depending on the year and semester.

Key Contact

Amanda Wolfe
Director of Global Programs
520-621-1285
akwolfe@email.arizona.edu