College of Law > Academics > Joint Degree Programs > JD/LLM


DePaul's JD/LLM (Juris Doctor/Master of Laws) program gives students an opportunity to intensively develop knowledge and practice skills in a specific area of law, earning two degrees in only three years of study (with summer enrollment).  DePaul is one of only a few law schools in the nation to offer this accelerated joint degree option, and students in the program may simultaneously earn a JD and LLM, an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree, in one of four areas of concentration: 

The JD/LLM program is designed to provide students with advanced training through a personalized educational experience. Students learn directly from and connect with faculty experts in their area of study and are exposed to numerous networking opportunities with alumni and practitioners in the field. Students also benefit from the programs overall flexibility, including customized course schedules and the option to enroll at any time during the JD program. Students may choose to complete a masters thesis or enroll in an intensive writing course to tailor their experience.


Please visit the LLM program pages for more information or to contact a program director.

Please contact the Office of Law Admissions at with questions about the application and admission process. ​​​​