LLM - American Legal Studies

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Exclusively for foreign attorneys with an LLB or equivalent first degree in law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s LLM in American Legal Studies offers the opportunity to study American law and specialize in a variety of law concentrations. Students are immersed in practice skills orientated classes and work directly with faculty advisors to plan and tailor their law school program of study. The law school is located in heart of downtown, San Diego and provides the ideal sanctuary to study law.

Degree Requirement

Students must complete 24 units to graduate. The program is expected to take one year to complete.

Entrance Requirement

Candidates for the degree of Masters of Law (LL.M.) must hold a First Degree in Law from an accredited law school or faculty of law (LLB or equivalent) to be eligible for admission to the LL.M. program.

Deadlines and Start Dates

Application Components

  • Completed Application Form (hyperlink to Apply page)
  • Statement of Interest
  • Resume / CV
  • One letter of Recommendation
  • English Competency Test Score (TOFEL / IELTS) – requirement waived if you received a degree from a program where English was the official language
  • Evaluated Transcript – transcripts must be translated to English and evaluated for U.S. grade equivalency.