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LLM Degree Requirements

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Candidates for the LLM for graduates of foreign law schools are expected to enroll in a minimum of 21 credit hours in law. Students may take more than 21 credits and may take credits outside of the Law School at no additional charge. The LLM degree is normally completed in one academic year, which begins for all new students in mid-August.

Requirements for the LLM degree are as follows:

  1. Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 21 credit hours in law.
  2. Students are required to take Distinctive Aspects of U.S. Law.
  3. Students without extensive experience studying in English are required to take Legal Analysis, Research and Writing for International Students.
  4. Students are required to produce a substantial piece of academic writing, which is usually satisfied by taking a seminar course or pursuing an independent research project supervised by a faculty member.