The Criminal Law LLM builds on SUNY Buffalo Law School?s strength in the interdisciplinary study of criminal law and the work of the Buffalo Criminal Law Center. Our Criminal Law LLM was the first of its kind in the United States and continues to be one of the only such programs. This program has attracted lawyers and professors from all over the world who intend to teach, do policy work, or serve as prosecutors or judges in their home jurisdictions. Over half of our Criminal Law LLM students in the past two years have had prestigious Fulbright scholarships. Criminal Law LLM students are advised by Professor Luis Chiesa, an internationally known criminal law scholar with extensive experience in Spain and Latin America.
You are eligible to apply to our Criminal Law 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