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LL.M. in the United States (USA)

For many international law applicants, doing an LL.M. is the ultimate goal. The country has some of the biggest and best law schools in the world, and many of them offer LL.M. programs.

Those pursuing an LL.M. in the United States do so for a number of reasons. Some law professionals use the degree to learn more about American law, which can be valuable not only in the US, but around the world as well—especially for those working in firms that do business with US companies.

But beyond US law, LL.M.s in the USA might also cover various other topics. Indeed, when studying in the US, students can opt to do specialized master's programs in a number of different fields, including Business Law, Tax Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Human Rights Law, International Law, and many more.

In terms of location, students who want to pursue an LL.M. in...

For many international law applicants, doing an LL.M. is the ultimate goal. The country has some of the biggest and best law schools in the world, and many of them offer LL.M. programs.

Those pursuing an LL.M. in the United States do so for a number of reasons. Some law professionals use the degree to learn more about American law, which can be valuable not only in the US, but around the world as well—especially for those working in firms that do business with US companies.

But beyond US law, LL.M.s in the USA might also cover various other topics. Indeed, when studying in the US, students can opt to do specialized master's programs in a number of different fields, including Business Law, Tax Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Human Rights Law, International Law, and many more.

In terms of location, students who want to pursue an LL.M. in the USA have a huge range of options. Many students opt to study in large, well-known cities, such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. But of course, the United States is a large country, with law schools in all corners, in locations such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, and Buffalo, and countless cities in between.

Graduates from LL.M. programs in the United States also have a wide variety of career options. Some international LL.M. graduates opt to stay in the USA, many taking advantage of the country's Post-Completion Optional Practical Training visa program (otherwise known as the OPT visa). Others decide to return to their home countries to leverage their new skills back home. 

See below for a list of all LL.M. programs in the USA.

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For many international law applicants, doing an LL.M. is the ultimate goal. The country has some of the biggest and best law schools in the world, and many of them offer LL.M. programs.

Those pursuing an LL.M. in the United States do so for a number of reasons. Some law professionals use the degree to learn more about American law, which...

For many international law applicants, doing an LL.M. is the ultimate goal. The country has some of the biggest and best law schools in the world, and many of them offer LL.M. programs.

Those pursuing an LL.M. in the United States do so for a number of reasons. Some law professionals use the degree to learn more about American law, which can be valuable not only in the US, but around the world as well—especially for those working in firms that do business with US companies.

But beyond US law, LL.M.s in the USA might also cover various other topics. Indeed, when studying in the US, students can opt to do specialized master's programs in a number of different fields, including Business Law, Tax Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Human Rights Law, International Law, and many more.

In terms of location, students who want to pursue an LL.M. in the USA have a huge range of options. Many students opt to study in large, well-known cities, such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. But of course, the United States is a large country, with law schools in all corners, in locations such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, and Buffalo, and countless cities in between.

Graduates from LL.M. programs in the United States also have a wide variety of career options. Some international LL.M. graduates opt to stay in the USA, many taking advantage of the country's Post-Completion Optional Practical Training visa program (otherwise known as the OPT visa). Others decide to return to their home countries to leverage their new skills back home. 

See below for a list of all LL.M. programs in the USA.

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Most popular states: California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania

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Charlottesville, Virginia 190 Followers 198 Discussions
Virginia (UVA) Law Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is consistently ranked among the top-10 law schools in the U.S. Virginia's LL.M. program provides an American legal education to lawyers who have obtained their first law degree in their home countries. Through a highly selective program of fewer than 50 students, the Law School's LL.M. candidates take classes alongside J.D. students, allowing participants to fully engage in the community and plan their own courses.

Full-Time: General LL.M. more…

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Ann Arbor, Michigan 240 Followers 192 Discussions

Full-Time: Master of Laws (LL.M.), International Tax LL.M., Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.) more…

By Research: LL.M. with a Research Focus, M.C.L. with a Research Focus more…

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Boston, Massachusetts 303 Followers 331 Discussions
BU Law Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is one of America’s most distinguished law schools. The core of the BU Law learning experience is superior instruction and a supportive, dynamic learning environment in which professors guide, inspire and challenge. The school’s roughly 280 LLM students enroll in five distinct LLM programs, and bring an astounding mix of backgrounds and interests to campus, coming from law schools throughout the United States and from more than 45 countries worldwide.

Full-Time: LL.M. in American Law (for non-US lawyers), LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law, LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law, LL.M. in Taxation, Maste... more…

Part-Time: Executive LL.M. in International Business Law more…

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Miami, Florida 127 Followers 94 Discussions
Miami Law With 150 LL.M. students from more than 33 countries in our programs on average each year, University of Miami is at the forefront in training legal professionals. Students can take a General LL.M. or specialize in International Arbitration, Tax, Real Estate, Entertainment & Sports, while having the opportunity to earn a J.D. + LL.M. program and/or take a U.S. Bar Exam, including New York. More than 17,000 University of Miami law alumni practice in the U.S. and in nearly ninety countries.

Full-Time: LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, LL.M. in Estate Planning, LL.M. in International Arbitration, LL.M. in International Law: Gener... more…

Distance Learning: LL.M. in Real Estate / Property Development, LL.M. in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment more…

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Nashville, Tennessee 138 Followers 134 Discussions
Vanderbilt One Year of Intensive Study. A Lifetime of Benefits. Situated in one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation and located in America’s friendliest city, Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the top 20 American law schools by U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt offers an intellectually rigorous curriculum and specialized programs – including law & business and international law. Vanderbilt LL.M. students can take advantage of the English for Legal Purposes Institute, a four week summer pr...

Full-Time: General LL.M., LL.M. Law & Business Track more…

By Research: LL.M. Thesis Track more…

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New York City, New York 122 Followers 118 Discussions
Yeshiva - Cardozo School of Law Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, located in New York City's Greenwich Village, offers four distinct LL.M. degrees for students who have already received their first law degree from an institution in a country outside the United States or from an ABA-approved law school. The Intellectual Property LL.M. is the capstone of Cardozo's renowned IP program, which is recognized as one of the five strongest in the United States. The General Studies LL.M. program is distinctive in its flexibility and br...

Full-Time: General Studies LL.M., Comparative Legal Thought LL.M., Dispute Resolution and Advocacy LL.M., Intellectual Property Law LL.M. more…

Distance Learning: Online MSL in Data and Privacy Law more…

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San Francisco, California 56 Followers 51 Discussions
UC Hastings Founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California, UC Hastings is one of the top-rated U.S. law schools. We take great pride in our international legal programs and innovative programs in clinical legal education and alternative dispute resolution. Our Moot Court Program has been ranked number one in the national and our Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution among the top 10. Our LLM in U.S. Legal Studies for students who have a law degree from outside the U.S. offers...

Full-Time: LL.M. in US Legal Studies more…

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Los Angeles, California 58 Followers 46 Discussions
Loyola Los Angeles Loyola’s LLM program is designed for foreign law graduates, as well as experienced foreign and U.S. attorneys. Our program allows students to build a flexible curriculum in American law and International Law and prepares them to become leaders in a globalized market.

Full-Time: General LL.M., LL.M. in Civil Litigation and Advocacy, LL.M. in Criminal Justice, LL.M. in Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, LL.M. in Entertainm... more…

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