LLM in U.S. Law
University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, USA
1 - 3 year
Full time, Part time
USD 2,065 / per credit **
01 Jun 2024*
Earliest start date
* Applications for admission will be considered on a space-available basis after the priority deadlines. Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year, and many applicants will receive an admission decision within three weeks from the date their application becomes complete
** per credit
LLM in U.S. Law
The LLM in U.S. Law program is specifically designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States.
Candidates for the LLM in U.S. Law are enrolled in two required courses, Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Writing and Research. Except for these two required courses, candidates in the U.S. Law program choose their courses from the same curriculum as JD students and other LLM students.
Students whose native language is not English are also eligible to receive extra time on examinations and the use of a translating dictionary, provided they submit a TOEFL/IELTS score at the time of admission.
While students take most of the same courses as JD and other LLM candidates, they have the advantage of access to the two required courses and exam accommodations. In addition, the School of Law is pleased to offer specialized Concentration areas within the LLM in Comparative Law:
- Business & Corporate Law
- Criminal Law
- Environmental & Energy Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Law
Pursuing one of the Concentrations listed above is optional; students are not required to pursue a Concentration.
Scholarships and Funding
All full-time LLM applicants are automatically considered for Merit Scholarships. No additional application is necessary. The scholarship is awarded based on the contents of your admissions file. The School of Law’s Financial Aid Office can provide you with additional information regarding financial aid, including directing you toward appropriate resources for international students.