Summary: Summer LL.M. Program
Students begin their studies in early June and can graduate in December. This schedule offers several
advantages to foreign-trained lawyers:
The June-December schedule means that practitioners can earn a U.S. LL.M. degree and return
to their home country in a substantially shorter period of time than in many LL.M. programs.
The program is only for foreign-trained lawyers.
During the summer semester, all students complete four courses: Introduction to American Law
(3 credits), Introduction to Legal Skills and Strategies (2 credits), American Business Law (3
credits) and American Criminal Law (3 credits). In subsequent semesters, students select from
almost all courses offered at the law center.
Almost half of the coursework in the 24-credit program are courses for foreign LL.M. students,
only, providing a smooth transition for non-US educated lawyers into the U.S. legal and
education systems. Starting in the fall, students attend classes with J.D. and U.S. LL.M. students.
Summer LL.M. students are admitted to the Foreign Scholars program, a general course of study, and
are not eligible for admission to a concentration program.
Applications to the Summer LL.M. program must be received by February 1. Applications are not
reviewed until all materials listed below are received. Applications received or completed after the
deadline cannot be ensured review.