Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Loyola University New Orleans LL.M program

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is now accepting applications for the Fall 2015 semester. Interested students may apply through  lsac or through our website. If you have any questions about our LL.M. Program for International Students, studying at Loyola New Orleans, or living in New Orleans, please contact Tori Luwisch, Graduate Studies Coordinator, at We encourage prospective students to view our new College of Law link to discover why Loyola is such a unique and welcoming place for international attorneys to study law in the United States.

Loyola Spring 2015 LL.M Class!

Download Ebook.... Advice On Pursuing the LL.M. Degree/ Syracuse University

Before you travel across the world to gain expertise in the American legal system, download this eBook. The Admissions team at Syracuse Law has compiled a list of tips to help foreign-trained legal professionals make the most of their time abroad.

Download this eBook to learn:

  • Five tips to find the best program for you
  • “Tech tips” to help you connect with schools
  • Advice from current LL.M. students

Download here

For more information n the Syracuse University LLM program click here

Monday, February 2, 2015

Catholic University of America LLM program for Foreign Lawyers

The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, located in Washington D.C., is committed to providing the highest quality legal education in an increasingly global society. The Columbus School of Law has been welcoming students and faculty of all faiths since its inception in 1897. For over one hundred years, The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law has trained many of the nation's most distinguished lawyers and judges. In line with our Catholic mission, the Columbus School of Law instills in its students a quest for social justice and a profound duty to utilize their legal knowledge and skills for the promotion of the common good.

The Columbus School of Law occupies a state-of-the-art facility completed in 1994 which is situated amidst the university's main campus in Washington, D.C. The skyline of the university's 193 tree-lined acres is dominated by the largest Catholic church in the United States, the majestic Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Located just north of Capitol Hill, the campus provides students with easy access to the wide range of educational, cultural and political opportunities that D.C. has to offer. The School of Law has been accredited by the Association of American Law Schools since 1921 and the American Bar Association since 1925.

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at the Columbus School of Law is a program of advanced legal study that is tailored to the needs of the individual student. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty members, first choose a course of study from the following concentrations: Communications Law, Securities Law, or Comparative and International Law. LL.M. candidates are then able to enhance their knowledge within their chosen concentration by acquiring significant expertise through the law school's extensive curricular offerings and opportunities for experiential learning.

The Columbus School of Law offers admission to its LL.M. program to qualified graduates of both U.S. and foreign law schools. 

For more information on this excellent LLM program in Washington D.C click here

Catholic University LLM Advantage

University of Iowa LLM program Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements at the University of Iowa LLM program for Foreign Lawyers

To earn the LLM degree, each student must successfully complete a course of a minimum of 24 hours of academic credit, as approved by his or her faculty adviser. These 24 credit hours are to be earned from the law school's general course offerings, with the exception of LLM-specific courses noted below.
  1. The legal practice track: This track is open to foreign trained lawyers who do not have a US JD. For this track, LLM students must take the LLM orientation course to the US legal system (two credits in August before the start of the fall semester), a course in professional legal writing specially designed for foreign-trained lawyers (two credits), a course in professional responsibility (three credits), and at least six credits of other basic bar exam courses, such as contracts, torts, or constitutional law. This track is designed to qualify the student to take the bar examination in states like New York, Wisconsin, California, and Texas that allow certain foreign lawyers to sit for the bar exam.
  2. The research track: This track is open to both foreign trained with a JD and students holding a US JD degree.  LLM students without a JD degree must take the LLM orientation course to the US legal system (two credits in August before the start of the fall semester). All LLM students in this track take LLM Seminar, a research and writing course during which they will write a research paper qualifying for at least one credit on a topic they choose with the approval of their advisor. This track is especially suitable for those seeking to enter into an academic career or one involving primarily policy formulation or research.
For more information on this excellent