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The Master of Laws Program

Concentration in U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers

The concentration in U.S. law for foreign lawyers is a flexible program that provides students with a foreign law degree with the opportunity to focus on a particular area of study or gain a broad foundation in U.S. law by taking courses in a variety of areas. Students take both basic and advanced courses.

Requirements (must complete a total of 24 credits)

  • A three-credit writing seminar or a two-credit directed research project (with a 30-page paper).
  • Introduction to U.S. Law (This fall course is required for students with a foreign law degree. Foreign students with a background of common law study may request a waiver of this requirement.)
  • One first year course. "Contracts for Foreign Lawyers" has been designed specifically to meet the needs of our foreign LLM students, and is the required first year class. Students may petition for another first year class if contracts is not related to their field of study.