An LLM or Master of Laws degree is an academic degree, often sought by students with undergraduate law degrees who are looking to educate themselves more thoroughly in one specific area of law study. LLM programs are research-oriented and typically last for one year.
U.S. law is the study of the American legal system and practices. Courses and programs generally cover the U.S. Constitution, how the courts are structured and function, federalism, locating statutes, and sources of legal authority.
The one-year LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree is for foreign lawyers who have already earned primary law degrees from universities in their home countries. The program offer
The one-year LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree is for foreign lawyers who have already earned primary law degrees from universities in their home countries. The program offers international lawyers the opportunity to develop mastery of key areas of American law at one of the nation’s top law schools, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). LL.M. students receive legal training in American law through UNC School of Law’s nationally recognized centers and areas of academic strength in legal fields that are in high demand throughout the world (e.g., banking and finance law, energy/natural resources law, and IP law). LL.M. students take most of their classes together with J.D. students, enabling them to share their international perspectives while learning American law. LL.M. students may focus on a specified track of expertise offered within a few select areas of law, or LL.M. students can pursue a more general United States legal system coverage. There is not an official limit to the size of the LL.M. cohort each year. However, we are a newer program and thus, are smaller in size than many other LL.M. degree programs. Due to this smaller size of the program, LL.M. students receive strong individual attention and assistance from the LL.M. program administration, LL.M. faculty director, and the law school faculty. LL.M. students are provided the additional resources of two Dean’s Fellows and an Honors Writing Scholar serving as peer mentors and student advisers to the LL.M. students. ...
The Wake Forest University School of Law LL.M. degree program is designed primarily for international lawyers and students who hold a first degree in law from their home
The Wake Forest Law University School of Law LL.M. degree program is designed primarily for international lawyers and students who hold a first degree in law from their home countries and desire to enhance their legal careers by studying the laws of the United States. Program features include:
A one year, full-time course of study starting in the fall semester. Students may elect to extend their course of study for longer than a year with approval.
A course of study that encourages students to pursue their individual interests through research and coursework.
A supportive mentoring program that includes both J.D.'s and the talents of Wake's dedicated faculty. Wake Forest School of Law has offered strong international programs for over a decade and many faculty members are experts in international legal issues.