LLM in U.S. Law: Online
- Online FAQ
- Contact Info for Online Program: LLMinfo@gmu.edu | 703.214.5005
- LLM in U.S. Law Curriculum & Degree Requirements
- LLM in U.S. Law Faculty Highlights
Our online LL.M. program meets the needs of foreign-trained lawyers seeking knowledge of U.S. Law and to improve their legal skillset.
Our program has courses specifically created for foreign lawyers and designed for flexibility, providing just what you need: a comprehensive overview of U.S. Law, in a format that allows you to stay in your home country and to balance your work and other commitments.
As a foreign trained lawyer, you can earn your U.S. Law LL.M. in less than one year – and all that is needed is a computer, an internet connection, and commitment. Lawyers will listen to lectures, complete course assignments, and take exams online, all on days or times most convenient for their schedule.
- Improve legal skills without neglecting professional and personal commitments.
- Enhance ability to meet the academic qualifications required to take a U.S. bar exam.* Our U.S. Law LL.M. curriculum meets the requirements for both the California and Washington State Bar exams.
- Bolster academic credentials and stand out to prospective legal employers.
- Improve career opportunities with law firms and corporations handling U.S. legal matters.
- Effectively handle legal work outsourced from the U.S.
- Earn a degree in as little as one year, or as long as three years.
*Every state has different requirements for its bar exam. Students interested in taking a U.S. bar exam should consult that state’s rules.
Students complete the program at their own pace – in an engaging, asynchronous environment. The program also accepts non-degree students who wish to take only one class.
Students can register for courses in August, January, and May for the upcoming two terms, which are comprised of 8-weeks each.
All courses are offered in an asynchronous online format, including pre-recorded lectures, free online reading materials, practice quizzes or assessments, and discussion boards that “bring to life” the legal topics covered in the lectures.