The General LLM provides professionals with the flexibility to create a highly specialized course of study that draws on our excellence in research, classroom instruction, and experiential learning. LLM students have access to nearly all of the courses offered at the law school and can spend their time focusing primarily on the wide range of subjects offered each semester (including those students who need an LLM to become eligible to sit for the New York bar exam). Students can also engage in research, working closely with a member of our faculty on a master's thesis or an independent study. And they can take advantage of the many opportunities to learn law and the legal profession through our pioneering clinical programs, externships, and judicial clerkships. Admitted students receive one-on-one academic advisement in the selection of their courses to help them navigate through our substantial range of course offerings and practical learning opportunities.
You are eligible to apply to our General LLM, if you have a first degree in law from a regionally accredited college or university by the date of intended enrollment in SUNY Buffalo Law School. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS test. Language test scores must be dated within two years of enrollment at SUNY Buffalo Law School.
In addition to having broad and deep experience in a variety of practice contexts, our faculty is one of the most interdisciplinary in the United States. Approximately 30 percent of our faculty members hold PhD degrees in other fields. In total, 41 percent of our faculty members hold research doctorates, a figure surpassed by only a handful of other law schools in the United States. Our student to faculty ratio is 10:1. The community at SUNY Buffalo Law School is what you get when you put amazing and engaged professors in a law school small enough that students, staff, and professors have a genuine opportunity to get to know one another.
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Last updated September 9, 2015