About the LLM Degree

In today's global environment, an increasing number of lawyers from around the world are finding that the LLM (Master of Laws) degree from a US or Canadian law school is useful as advanced certification for career advancement and international credibility. LLM programs are offered by many law schools in both the United States and Canada. Many LLM programs provide a broad curriculum in American law, the US or Canadian legal system, international law, and comparative law. It is important to check the websites of the individual law schools offering LLM programs for details and requirements.

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is not required for admission to LLM programs in the US. A first degree in law is required for admission to LLM programs. Many US states limit the eligibility of LLM-degree graduates to sit for the bar examination if their first degree in law was earned outside of the US.