Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Law
An Advanced Legal Degree for Foreign-Trained Legal Professionals
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We encourage you to enroll at one of the nation's most prestigious private law schools, located on the Syracuse University campus in Syracuse, New York. Our LL.M. program is designed to offer foreign legal professionals the opportunity to broaden their effectiveness through the study of U.S. laws and the American legal process. The core requirements of our LL.M. program comply with the rules of the New York State Board of Law Examiners.
The LL.M. in American Law is a 24-credit program designed for foreign-trained legal professionals. The program can be completed in one academic year in Syracuse, New York. LL.M. students take three required courses tailored specifically for the program: Introduction to the American Legal System (3 credits), Introduction of U.S. Legal Writing (2 credits), and the International LL.M. Prep Course (1 credit). Students are also required to take Professional Responsibility (3 credits) in either the Fall or Spring semester. Finally, students must fulfill a Writing Requirement.
Students are provided with personalized academic advising to assist in selecting courses based upon their own professional goals and interests from a variety of courses such as Corporate Law, International Business Transactions, Comparative Disability Law, International Human Rights Law, and more.
LL.M. Program Options & Information
The LL.M. program is still receiving applications. Applications received before May 15 will be given preference for Fall semester enrollment to the LL.M. program. Applications will also be reviewed on a rolling basis for Spring semester enrollment to the LL.M. program.
LL.M. Program Orientation (Mandatory): August 11 - 22, 2014
International Student Assistance/Visa (Slutzker Center)
Message from the Director
Associate Dean for International Initiatives
Professor of Law
Director, LL.M. Program
For More Information:
Andrew S. Horsfall, Esq '05 L'10
Associate Director of Admissions
Assistant Director of the LL.M. Program
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