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Master of Laws (LLM)

The General Master of Laws (LLM) program provides those who have already earned a JD in the U.S. or a first law degree (BA in Law, LLB or JD equivalent) from a country outside the U.S. with a part-time two-year curriculum.

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The General Master of Laws (LLM) program provides those who have already earned a JD in the U.S. or a first law degree (BA in Law, LLB or JD equivalent) from a country outside the U.S. with a part-time two-year curriculum. 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 College of Law's General LLM degree is a 24-unit degree providing an opportunity to gain a level of proficiency within a specific field of law. Create your own concentration by selecting courses from any number of our available areas of study.

Applicants 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 enation in which it is located.

Applicants who intend to practice law should be aware that bar admission in all U.S. states involves consideration of a bar applicant's character and moral fitness for the practice of law. Applicants should acquaint themselves with the bar admission requirements of the states in which they intend to practice. The American Bar Association offers various resources on bar admission, see: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/bar_admissions.html.​

Career Level: Graduate
Degree: Master of Laws (LLM)
College: College of Law

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $650
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.