Online Master of Laws (LLM)
Are you an international attorney looking to expand your legal knowledge or specialize in a new field? If so, Arizona State University’s online Master of Laws (LLM) degree may be the right fit. In this program, you'll master legal principles in a variety of fields, preparing you to thrive within a changing legal landscape.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 8
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 24
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What is an LLM degree?
The Master of Laws degree online is a graduate degree that caters to international students looking to expand their legal knowledge, gain academic credentials or specialize in a particular legal field. Depending on your focus area, this program can take anywhere from one to three years to complete.
In this program, you’ll gain transferable skills applicable to any legal field, such as the understanding of:
- Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research and problem-solving.
- Professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system.
- Substantive and procedural law.
- The U.S. legal system and common terminology.
- Written and oral communication in the legal context.
As an international student, you’ll gain enhanced knowledge about the U.S. legal system and specialized topics of law. However, completion of this program is unlikely to qualify you to sit for a U.S. bar exam.
Please note: Domestic students may pursue a Master of Laws degree online on a case-by-case basis. For more information on eligibility, connect with the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Master of Laws degree courses
Flexibility is the hallmark of this degree. With more than 70 unique online courses to choose from each year, this program is customized to meet your career goals. Two core courses are required for international students enrolled in this program. Courses may include:
Professional Legal Writing
U.S. Law and Legal Analysis
American Indian Law
Data Privacy and Protection
Fundamentals of Contract Law
What can I do with a LLM degree?
Earning a LLM degree signals to employers that you’re knowledgeable about a particular area of law. It also increases your competitiveness in a variety of law specialties, in addition to preparing you for other career paths. Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
Applicants to the Master of Laws program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
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The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU is one of the top schools in the nation. The college provides personalized and practical legal education. Offering more than 250 unique courses, students have the opportunity to tailor their educational experiences to meet their unique interests. Our bar passage achievements and peer-reviewed U.S. News & World Report rankings highlight our dedication to preparing students for success.
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