LL.M. in Global Legal Studies: The LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers
The LL.M. in Global Legal Studies is for prospective students with a foreign law degree. This program, in addition to offering the usual career paths, also will prepare you to work with or across from U.S. counsel in a variety of transactions or disputes.
The program allows students to build a course of study uniquely tailored to their interests and goals by pursuing a general track of study. Additionally, the program offers three broad areas or “tracks”, as described further below. These tracks offer specialization in corporate and commercial law; public law; and in legal analysis, writing and advocacy. You will work with the faculty program director to select courses consistent with your individual interests and objectives. You will take classes alongside students enrolled in the J.D. program and develop lasting relationships with future American lawyers. LL.M. students must earn a minimum of 24 credits in order to graduate. At least 12 credit hours will be comprised of electives.
Details on the LL.M. program tracks can be found under the following links:
See also the Graduation Checklist for LL.M. Students (73 KB PDF).
Minimum Requirements for U.S. Bar Admission: If you wish to be admitted to the bar in the United States, the program is designed to meet the qualifications to sit for the New York bar exam, which is the bar most commonly taken by foreign barred lawyers.
Professor of Law and Director of the LL.M. Program
Professor of Law and Associate Director of the LL.M. Program
LL.M. student Ronald Manyiri presented "Pooling Clause: Impacts the Grant, the Duration of the Grant, and the Royalty" at Washburn Law's Oil and Gas Law Center 2015 student symposium "Mysteries of the Oil and Gas Lease." The symposium attracted a number of practicing attorneys who joined in discussions and provided a real-world perspective on issues covered by the students.