The Center for International Law

LLM in U.S. Legal Studies (for Practicing Foreign Attorneys)

Our LLM in U.S. Legal Studies offers practicing foreign attorneys enhanced employability by deepening their knowledge of legal specialties and expanding their knowledge of U.S. and international law. While many other U.S. graduate programs only permit degree candidates to take a few courses outside of a tightly defined specialty, our program allows degree candidates the versatility to pursue almost the full range of undergraduate and graduate law courses offered by John Marshall. Each degree candidate will consult with the Center director to design a personalized degree program.


LLM in U.S. Legal Studies candidates must complete 24 credit hours in order to earn their degree. In addition to required courses, candidates will select elective courses to fulfill their degree requirements. Degree candidates must graduate within five years with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Proposed Schedule

Degree candidates pursuing the LLM in U.S. Legal Studies should consult with the Center to plan a specific degree program tailored to their needs.