LL.M. for International Lawyers
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
New Orleans, USA
USD 1,575 / per credit *
15 Jun 2023
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Loyola Law places a unique emphasis on comparative and international law owing to its location in the State of Louisiana. Due to the confluence of laws and practices rooted in Civil Law and Common Law, Louisiana is now considered to be a “mixed jurisdiction.” The College of Law’s dual curriculum, its Jesuit heritage, and its geographic location in the international port city of New Orleans, with its richly diverse cultural heritage, also contribute to its global focus.
What Makes Loyola Unique?
- Study Civil Law and Common Law in the mixed jurisdiction of Louisiana.
- Qualify to sit for the bar exams in Louisiana, New York, and other jurisdictions.
- Work with an individual faculty mentor assigned to you to assist with your academic success.
- Consult with our dedicated career services team to help you achieve your career goals.
- Enjoy small, personalized legal research and writing classes.
- Undertake U.S. and overseas internships, special projects and public interest activities.
- Study in Loyola’s overseas summer programs.
- Take specialized elective courses with J.D. students to immerse in U.S. legal education.
- Join J.D. students in strong student organizations.
- Receive a first rate U.S. legal education in a program dedicated to its LL.M. students.
- Prepare to work in a globalized economy.
- Take complimentary skills courses to enhance your legal experience and knowledge.
In general, it is anticipated that the degree will be completed in one academic year (two semesters), but LL.M. candidates may take longer with the permission of the Director.
Our LL.M. curriculum is designed to be flexible so that LL.M. candidates can customize their course selections in line with their professional goals. There are only two required courses in the 24 semester hours needed for completion of the LL.M. degree.
- Law ML930 Introduction to United States Law
- 2 credits
- Offered before the start of each fall semester
- Law L715 Lawyering I
- 3 credits
- Offered each fall semester
B. Writing Project Component
LL.M. candidates must also complete a two-hour writing project on a subject of their choice. The writing project may be fulfilled by taking a two-hour law school seminar for credit or a two-hour independent legal research project (LAW L898) under the supervision of a faculty member
C. Elective Courses
LL.M. candidates will have a choice of elective credits for the remainder of the required 24 semester hours. They may select from among any other courses in the College of Law’s catalog, except for courses that are associated with service in the school’s four officially recognized law journals. LL.M. candidates should develop a coherent plan of electives and have the approval of their faculty mentors for all elective courses.
LL.M. candidates who intend to qualify to sit for a bar exam should notify the Program Director and Associate Dean before starting the program.
Additional Academic Opportunities
Up to four credit hours may be earned through a pass/fail internship with a law firm, court, or government agency. The College of Law cannot promise that internships will be available to the LL.M. candidates but will do its best to help ascertain any opportunities that may become available.
Completing a Thesis
LL.M. candidates may be able to complete a more extensive thesis under faculty supervision for up to a total of six hours of credit (this would be instead of the two-hour writing project, not in addition to it). The thesis may be completed after the candidate’s one-year period of residency on the Loyola campus, but the LL.M. degree will not be awarded until the thesis is satisfactorily completed.