USF offers three Master of Law (LLM) programs that make it possible for students who have already earned a law degree to expand their professional expertise and qualifications.
Students in the LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law program, offered exclusively to foreign lawyers, may choose to focus on international commercial and business transactions law or on an in-depth study of a particular area of U.S. law.
In the LLM Mentor Program, all international students benefit from individual counseling with a faculty member and one-on-one mentor relationships with USF alumni who are practicing attorneys or judges. Students attend hearings, depositions, and other legal proceedings with mentors, as well as social events.
The program can be completed in two full-time semesters (August through May). A part-time option is available with approval from the program director.
Graduates of the LLM programs may be eligible to take the bar examination in California and other states.
LLM Admissions Overview
Located in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative cities, the USF School of Law offers a rigorous education with a global perspective in a diverse, supportive community. Its Master of Laws programs seek to admit a diverse group of students who are among the most capable lawyers from the Bay Area, nationwide, and countries throughout the world.
The LLM programs are open to foreign and U.S. students and practitioners with law degrees who are fluent in English. The Admissions Committee reviews files in the order they are completed, on a rolling basis. Therefore, it is to the applicant’s advantage to submit the complete application with supporting materials as early as possible. Applications will be reviewed once all required documents and the application fee have been received. Applications will still be accepted after the priority deadline subject to the availability of space remaining in the entering class.
The program requires completion of 25 course units of credit over two consecutive full-time semesters of study at the USF School of Law (August through May). With the approval of the director, the program may also be completed through part-time study.
The International Transactions and Comparative Law Program offers two options for specialized study: 1) law relating to international commercial transactions; or 2) a student-selected area of American law as a comparative law study. Completion of either option leads to the LLM degree in International Transactions and Comparative Law.
Last updated May 5, 2016