The DePaul Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Law provides an intensive one-year course of full-time study* that emphasizes the theoretical background and practical skills lawyers need to excel in international law practice.
Concentrations are available in five key areas of global practice:
The International Law program is designed for both experienced attorneys and recent law school graduates from the United States and abroad who wish to:
Additionally, foreign lawyers and graduates will:
* Graduates of ABA-approved U.S. law schools may complete the program on a part-time basis.
** Lawyers with a foreign law degree who wish to take a U.S. bar examination after graduating from the DePaul program should familiarize themselves with the eligibility and general requirements of the particular bar exam they wish to take.
The Master of Laws program begins with an orientation that introduces graduate students to DePaul's faculty, staff, library and computer and research facilities.
Students who received legal training outside the United States also participate in a special course introducing them to Socratic teaching method, differences between civil and common law and issues that may be encountered by students who received legal training abroad.
The LL.M. in International Law is a rigorous, two-semester program requiring satisfactory completion of 24 credit hours of coursework.
At the discretion of the program director, students may receive credit for courses previously taken during the JD program or foreign equivalent. In certain programs, with a faculty directorís approval, a supervised masterís thesis may be accepted in lieu of additional coursework. To be awarded the LL.M. in International Law, students must achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.Course Requirements >