Earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law Online

Prepare to Practice Law in the U.S. at a Top-20 Ranked Law School 1

Designed for international lawyers seeking a fundamental understanding of the U.S. legal system, the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law delivered online by Washington University School of Law prepares international lawyers to become practicing attorneys in the U.S. without pursuing a Juris Doctorate degree.


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Curriculum Overview

The curriculum instills real-world legal skills, such as:

  • Reading, briefing and communicating U.S. case law
  • Understanding U.S. common law tradition
  • Leading contract negotiations with U.S.-based clients
  • Using legal research databases such as LexisNexis and Westlaw

Additionally, you can attend an optional weekend immersion in St. Louis, Missouri, that will further expose you to the cultural and legal complexities of U.S. law.

Study With Distinguished Faculty

LL.M. faculty are the same respected scholars, researchers, lawyers and legal counselors who teach in the on-campus program. They are available to online students for one-on-one mentoring and guidance.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or equivalent degree. LSAT and GRE scores are not required.

Prepare to Become a Practicing Lawyer in the U.S.

Advance your legal career by learning to practice law in the United States at the Washington University School of Law. Fill out a brief form and an Admissions Counselor will reach out to you with more information.

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1U.S. News & World Report, 2022.