LLM or Master of Laws provides an introduction to new areas of interest to them as well as the opportunity to further specialize in their current areas of practice and is usually restricted to those who achieved honor status in their previous legal studies.
An LLM is a postgraduate law degree that is pursued by students who want to specialize in a particular area of law. Graduates with this specialized training are often qualified to work in global legal environments.
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Mitchell Hamline’s LL.M. introduces foreign law graduates to the legal system of the United States. The program brings together a global community of lawyers who receive
LL.M. Degree Program
An advanced legal studies program for lawyers from around the world
Mitchell Hamline’s LL.M. introduces foreign law graduates to the legal system of the United States. The program brings together a global community of lawyers who receive the specialized training and education they need to practice law and compete on an international level. LL.M. students attend classes with Mitchell Hamline J.D. students, choosing courses and seminars that reflect their individual practice interests.
Key components of the LL.M.
Structured for students who possess an LL.B. or equivalent degree earned outside the United States.
Most students complete the program in two full-time semesters.
Each student is assigned a faculty advisor based on the student’s interest or area of study. Together, the advisor and student design a course of study that includes rigorous law courses and the opportunity to learn from practicing lawyers and judges. Students and advisors meet regularly throughout the program.
Students take a required introductory course and then choose from the law school’s J.D. courses.
Tutors are available for LL.M. students.
All degree-seeking LL.M. students must complete a substantial writing component.
Students can choose courses in specialized areas of law, such as alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, international and comparative law, business and corporate law, and others.
Benefits of an LL.M. degree from Mitchell Hamline
Learn American legal doctrine and receive an in-depth understanding of America’s legal system and the practice of law in the United States.
Deal more effectively with American trained lawyers on international...