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LLM in International Law


The DePaul Master of Laws (LLM) in International Law provides an intensive course of study that emphasizes the theoretical background and practical skills lawyers need to excel in international law practice.

There are concentrations in five key areas of global practice:

  • International Business, Commercial & Trade Law
  • International Cultural Heritage Law
  • International Governance & Rule of Law
  • International Human Rights Law & Policy and Criminal Justice

The DePaul international law program is designed for both experienced attorneys and recent law school graduates from the United States and abroad who wish to:

  • Earn an advanced law degree to assist in the pursuit of a career with law firms, governmental and nongovernmental agencies, and academic institutions worldwide
  • Obtain practical and theoretical knowledge of international law and its interaction with the laws of the United States and other countries
  • Learn the research, analytical and communication skills required to succeed in international law practice
  • Represent clients engaged in international transactions and relationships
  • Establish a network of professional international contacts and clients
  • Work with faculty experts in international and U.S. law
  • Interact with students from diverse legal cultures

Additionally, foreign lawyers and graduates will improve English language skills and gain a deep and sophisticated understanding of the U.S. legal system.

With the exception of students admitted to and enrolled in the joint JD+LLM program, credits earned as part of the JD program do not count toward the LLM degree.

Program Requirements Semester Hours
Core Requirements 6
Elective Requirements 18
Total hours required 24

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