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LLM In Practice Skills

The LLM in Practice Skills helps JD graduates meet increased demand for skills as an essential component of practicing law. Program participants will have the opportunity to develop and hone their skills in critical areas such as client interaction, document drafting, negotiating, litigating, and running a law firm.

Program courses either simulate or engage students directly in a real-world environment, with multiple opportunities for performance, feedback, and self-evaluation.

Curriculum & Degree Requirements

The LLM in Practice Skills involves a core of required courses in addition to a variety of electives. Students must earn a total of 24 units in qualifying skills courses. Students may transfer up to 8 qualifying units from their JD program upon approval of the program director. The program includes the following types of courses:

  • Transactional Law classes such as Contracts Drafting
  • Litigation classes such as California Pre-trial Preparation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution classes such as Negociation Theory and Skills
  • Live Client clinics

The program is designed to take one academic year, but students often choose to extend the time of their studies.

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Learning Outcomes

Graduates will demonstrate:

  • Competency in client interaction, including interviewing, counseling, and cultural competency;
  • Competency in negotiation and conflict resolution;
  • Competency in drafting either litigation or transactional documents; and
  • Competency in the organization and management of legal work.

Admissions & Application Information

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Applicants to the LLM program in Practice Skills will be considered for scholarships up to 50% of tuition.