LLM in United States and Global Legal Studies

General

Program Description

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the U.S. 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 choose the LL.M. in the U.S. 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 U.S. 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

Eligibility

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 enroll.

Last updated June 2019

About the School

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A Model Law School: Our international law, health law, and intellectual property law programs are among the top in the nation. National Jurist magazine named us among the top 25 law schools that deliver the best public interest law opportunities. The magazine also listed us among its first "honor roll of law schools" that deliver the best practical training. Read less