Master of Laws Curriculum

The online Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law curriculum is designed for international lawyers looking to build a foundation in U.S. law and learn to communicate and research like a U.S. lawyer. Classes are taught using the discussion-based Socratic method, which is the most common and preferred method of instruction in U.S. law schools.

Program Requirements

The LL.M. is a 24-credit program and can be completed in as little as one year. All LL.M. students will complete the required introductory course and then tailor their curriculum to their academic and career goals by selecting from a variety of elective courses.

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Required Courses

Introduction to U.S. Law & Methods I: The U.S. Legal System (3 credits)

This foundational course explores how law is created, enacted and changed in the United States. The objective is to learn to solve legal challenges and understand legal concepts with U.S. legal sources, methods and institutions.

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Elective Courses (21 credits)

Elective courses allow students to focus their studies on areas that directly relate to their career goals. Electives are available in areas such as contracts, civil procedure, legal writing, corporate compliance and intellectual property.

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