LL.M. in American and Transnational Law (Online)

General

Program Description

Earn Your Online LL.M. in American & Transnational Law

See why American Bar Association accredited University of Dayton School of Law is the place to get your LL.M. and find out how you can do it without having to ever leave your home.

Program Highlights

Starting in January 2019, the University of Dayton School of Law began offering an entirely online option for students interested in completing their LL.M. degree in American and Transnational Law.

Online LL.M. Program Highlights include:

  • A curriculum focused on U.S. Law and U.S. Legal Practice;
  • All courses offered (100%) online in an asynchronous format, allowing students to access course content on the days and times that work best for them;
  • Three semesters per year- starting in January, May, and August;
  • Earn the degree in as little as 1 calendar year (three semesters);
  • Online LL.M. curriculum aligned with the current requirements of both the California and Washington state bar exams*;
  • Generous partial tuition scholarships;
  • Free online reading materials included within each course (no textbooks required);
  • Free supplemental online study resources (get a “head-start” on the bar exam);
  • Free Career Services, Academic Success, and Library support for all online LL.M. students;
  • Courses taught by accomplished professors and legal practitioners, with experience teaching in an online platform.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the Program, Application Process, Bar, and Career Opportunities.

*Eligibility requirements for bar admission vary by state. Dayton Law cannot guarantee bar admission. Students are responsible for contacting the state bar to determine their eligibility.

Online LL.M.- Student Profile

This Online LL.M. Program appeals primarily to foreign-educated law school graduates interested in:

  • Careers in global law practice (for example, business, immigration, trade, investment, IP, etc.);
  • Learning more about U.S. law and legal practice;
  • Establishing a path to U.S. bar eligibility;
  • Earning a graduate law degree from an A.B.A. accredited U.S. law school.

As the Program is 100% online, students can obtain their degree and take the next step both professionally and academically, without ever having to leave their jobs, home, or families.

Free Application & Preliminary Scholarship Assessment

Dayton Law is committed to affordable, quality online legal education. Contact Online LL.M. Program Manager, Margaret Ioannides (mioannides1@udayton.edu) to learn more about a free application process and preliminary scholarship assessment. Partial tuition scholarships are available Financial aid is also available for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens.

United States Legal Practice Certificate

In addition to earning the LL.M. degree, students completing the online LL.M.Program within three years also earn (at no additional cost) a Certificate in United States Legal Practice.

Benefits of U.S. Legal Practice Certificate:

  • Allows students to develop their skills and knowledge in a specific area of law without requiring additional time or tuition.
  • Makes students more marketable to employers and clients by providing a credential attesting to their competence, commitment, and training.
  • Ensures that students receive recognition for the successful completion of a specialized course of study.

Bar Exam- California and Washington

The online courses are open to both U.S. and foreign-educated attorneys and are designed primarily for foreign-educated law graduates seeking to obtain a better understanding of U.S. law and U.S. legal practice as well as a potential path to bar eligibility.

Students obtain a solid foundation of knowledge in the areas of law that are most commonly tested on the bar examination as well as practical experience in the type of legal writing and communication tested on the bar examination and used in United States legal practice. The online curriculum is aligned with the current requirements of both the California and Washington state bar examinations..*

*Eligibility requirements for bar admission vary by state. Dayton Law cannot guarantee bar admission. Students are responsible for contacting the state bar to determine their eligibility.

Flexible, Asynchronous Format

All courses are offered in an asynchronous online format during three semesters per year (Fall, Spring, Summer). Graduates of non-ABA accredited law schools (including foreign-educated attorneys) holding a first degree in law or equivalent are required to complete 12 courses (30 credits) to earn the LL.M. degree. Based on course availability and sequencing, students may complete the 30 credits in as little as one year (3 semesters).

Reading materials are available, online and for free, within each course. In order to stimulate class discussion and the exchange of ideas, each course also includes interactive components, including weekly office hours, Discussion Boards, Announcements, live online review sessions and more!

Online Courses: (12 Courses- Total Credits 30)

Core Courses - Credits

Price

The University of Dayton School of Law charges tuition per credit hour rather than per academic year. The cost per credit hour for the 2019-2020 academic year is $1,207. Partial Tuition Scholarships Available- Contact Online LL.M. Program Manager Margaret Ioannides (mioannides1@udayton.edu) for a free Preliminary Scholarship Assessment.

Last updated October 2019

About the School

The School of Law is a part of the University of Dayton, which was founded in 1850 and is recognized as a top-tier national university and one of the 10 best Catholic universities in the nation. As a ... Read More

The School of Law is a part of the University of Dayton, which was founded in 1850 and is recognized as a top-tier national university and one of the 10 best Catholic universities in the nation. As a Catholic, Marianist institution, the University of Dayton is committed to producing graduates who uphold the highest professional standards. Read less