General LL.M.

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) one year program provides a concentrated post-graduate legal study program for practicing lawyers or graduates of foreign or domestic law schools.  Candidates for this program include:

  1. Foreign lawyers and law graduates seeking training in U.S. legal doctrine and skills; and
  2. U.S. lawyers and law graduates wishing to pursue an advanced study in chosen areas of focus.

Students have the option to pursue a thesis or non-thesis Master of Laws degree. Students may be enrolled on either a full-time or part-time basis.

All General Master of Laws (LL.M.) students must complete 24 credit hours including at least three upper-level courses in one of the following focus areas:

*Online-only ​curricula are available in Wealth Management and Risk Management. These online programs, like our in-residence programs, ​are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Additionally these programs have obtained acquiescence from the American Bar Association (ABA).

As part of the 24 credit hours, graduates of foreign law schools will be required to take a concentrated introductory course on the U.S. legal system, Introduction to the U.S. Legal System. This course will familiarize students with the structure of the U.S. legal system, fundamentals of legal reasoning and analysis, and core concepts in the major areas of U.S. doctrinal law.

All students must take an upper-level writing or drafting course. An LL.M. colloquium, a regularly scheduled colloquium that will include an overview and discussion of selected issues, will be offered.