An LL.M. in American Law designed around your academic interests.
Our Master of Laws (LL.M.) program offers foreign legal professionals the opportunity to broaden their professional goals through the study of U.S. laws and the American legal process.
SU College of Law offers personalized academic advisors to assist with course selection and academic advising. We invite you to learn more about our LL.M. program and how it is specifically designed to prepare foreign lawyers for the challenges of global practice.
Here's What You’ll Study
Syracuse University College of Law’s LL.M. Program is a 24-credit hour program and is one full academic year. Students are integrated into our J.D. curriculum to enhance their learning experience and provide a basic grounding in American law and the U.S. legal system.
In the fall semester, LL.M. students are required to take two courses limited and designed especially for LL.M. students; Introduction to American Legal Studies (3 credits) and Legal Writing for International Students (2 credits). LL.M. students must fulfill a Writing Requirement, in either semester.
The remainder of the program allows you to tailor your own experience as well as to use your electives to explore from an array of advanced course offerings from our renowned faculty such as Intellectual Property, Corporations, International Human Rights and Comparative Disability Law.
Requirements For Admission
- A degree in law from a non-U.S. institution or license to practice law in your country
- Proof of financial support documentation
- Proof of English proficiency
Applicants are recommended to have a TOEFL score of 100 (250/600). Individual scores can be supplemented with additional examples of English language proficiency.
Students who do not demonstrate English proficiency within this range may apply through the Conditional Admittance Program.
We Offer International Student Assistance
As a world-renowned international research institution, Syracuse University offers students a wide variety of support on things such as visas, health insurance, and housing information through the Slutzker Center for International Services. Syracuse University’s English Language Institute (ELI) provides intensive English language instruction to international students and visiting professionals at all levels of proficiency. Students receive the preparation they need to study at a U.S. University, and professionals gain the skills needed to advance in the global business environment.