LLM in United States and Global Legal Studies

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Program Description

LLM in United States and Global Legal Studies

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in US and Global Legal Studies is a general LL.M. program with the goal to give foreign lawyers a grounding in U.S. law. We tailor the curriculum to the background and interests of each student. Because the curriculum is flexible, we advise LLMs preparing for a U.S. bar exam to chose the LLM in US and Global Legal Studies with classes in bar-tested subjects.

The one-year program requires full-time attendance and 24 credit hours of course credits.

Required Courses

  • U.S. Contract Law for LL.M. (3)
  • U.S. Legal Writing (2)
  • U.S. Scholarly Legal Writing (1)
  • Foreign Graduate Seminar (1, fall) + (1, spring)

Certification Programs

LL.M. students in the US and Global Legal Studies program also can earn a certificate of concentration along with the LL.M. degree in the following areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Business Law
  • Public International Law


Candidates must have a foreign university level degree in law and a TOEFL score of 90 or IELTS of 6.5. Candidates whose TOEFL or IELTS scores do not meet the criteria, but otherwise have excellent academic and professional credentials, may be granted conditional admission with additional English language study, at ELS Cleveland located on the CWRU campus and/or completion of our Summer Language and Law Institute. Candidates who have degrees in related fields are also welcome to apply; but candidates who do not have a first law degree from their home countries are not eligible to sit for the bar in the U.S. with only an LL.M. from a U.S. law school.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 26, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2016
1 year
Full time
60,600 USD
Start date Aug. 2016
USA Cleveland, Ohio
Application deadline Request Info
End date May 21, 2017
Duration 1 year
Price 60,600 USD
tuition fee + other expenses (2014-2015)