American Legal Practice

Major: American Legal Practice
Degree Awarded: Master of Laws (LLM)
Calendar Type: Semester
Total Credit Hours: 24.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 22.0101
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
23-1011

Degree Requirements

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Legal Practice is designed for students who have completed, at minimum, an LL.B. or its equivalent outside of the United States. The LL.M. provides these students with a sophisticated knowledge of U.S. legal practice and grounds them in a basic understanding of U.S. law.

To earn the LL.M., students must successfully complete 24 semester credits. There are no distribution requirements. Every student will receive individualized academic counseling and the student's individual program of study will be set up in consultation with an advisor.

Admission Requirements

Students must have an earned Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or its equivalent. Admissions will be based on applicant grades from their prior institutions. No entry exam is required, except that students who have completed their first law degree program in a language other than English will be required to have a minimum score on the TOEFL or a comparable exam.

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