Online LLM in U.S. Law

Required Courses (6 credit hours)

Courses included in the required core curriculum are considered to be essential to the Scalia Law experience. The courses introduce students to the US legal system, which varies significantly from many jurisdictions; teach the fundamentals of research, writing and analysis of US laws and opinions and how to craft arguments; educate students on understanding the economic implications of US law and opinions; and instruct students on the ethical and professional obligations of lawyers in the U.S.

  • Introduction to United States Law** (2 credits)
  • Economics for Lawyers(2 credits)
  • Professional Responsibility*(2 credits)

Electives (20 credit hours)

Courses included in the list of electives represent fundamental tenets of United States Law and reflect the type of introductory substantive and theoretical material that U.S. attorneys are expected to possess. These courses also match-up with courses that provide eligibility for sitting for a bar examination in the United States.

  • Business Associations* (2 credits)
  • Civil Procedure* ** (3 credits)
  • Conflict of Laws (3 credits)
  • Constitutional Law * ** (3 credits)
  • Contracts I* (3 credits)
  • Criminal Law* (3 credits)
  • Evidence (2 credits)
  • Income Tax (3 credits)
  • Intro. to Legal Research, Writing, & Analysis** (2 credits)
  • Property* (2 credits)
  • Secured Finance (3 credits)
  • Torts* (2 credits)
  • Trusts and Estates* (2 credits)

How to Apply:

To have your application considered, you should submit:

  • Application Fee
  • Official Academic Transcript(s)
  • 500 Word Statement
  • Current Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Interview
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

*California bar requirements: Students interested in qualifying for the California bar examination should familiarize themselves with the California requirements. The requirements include a minimum of 12 credits and four courses in the courses with an * above. Professional Responsibility must be one of those four courses, specifically a course in California Professional Responsibility.

** Washington bar requirements: Students interested in qualifying for the Washington bar examination should familiarize themselves with the Washington requirements. The requirements include courses in the subjects with a ** above.

BARBRI International Bar Preparation Discount Available

U.S. Law LLM students have access to the International BARBRI Bar Prep Program for a discounted rate of $2,995. This opportunity ensures that each of our U.S. Law LLM students has access to the resources they need to succeed on the bar exam. The bar exam prep course is offered around the world, in the comfort of one’s own home. With the home study program, candidates may choose between a 6- or 10-month course option, depending on the time available for bar studies. Learn more, and contact us at: 703.214.5005 to enroll in your bar prep today.