The Master of Laws (LLM) program provides those who have already earned a JD with an intensive one-year curriculum. The LLM offers you an opportunity to gain a level of proficiency within a specific field of law to pursue professionally. Advance your knowledge with in-depth study and interaction with experts in the field of law, including experienced academics and policymakers. It is also a prerequisite for earning a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), the highest degree offered in law.
The LLM is a full-time, two-semester program requiring a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework. (Required coursework and number of credits is determined by specialization.)
The LLM candidate must be a JD graduate of an American Bar Association approved law school in the United States, or possess the first law degree from a foreign law school approved by the government or other accrediting authority in the nation in which it is located. Candidates for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate fluency in English (generally, TOEFL paper-based test scores of 100 IBT (internet-based), equivalent to 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based).