LL.M. in Global Legal Studies
The LL.M. in Global Legal Studies is for the prospective student with a foreign law degree. This program prepares students to work with or across from U.S. counsel in a variety of transactions or disputes. Washburn Law’s program consists of three broad areas or “tracks,” which offer specialization in corporate and commercial law; public law; and legal analysis, writing , and advocacy. LL.M. students work with the faculty program director to select courses consistent with individual interests and objectives. LL.M. students take classes alongside students enrolled in the J.D. program and develop relationships with future American lawyers.
Proof of English Proficiency
Proficiency in English is a requirement for all LL.M. candidates. Foreign students who speak English as a first language, or who obtained a law degree at an institution with instruction in English, may have the Test of English as a Foreign Language requirement waived. All other students must submit a TOEFL score report or an equivalent test. Each application will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. When necessary, a student may be required to attend English language classes prior to and/or during their enrollment.
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning November 15th, so early application is encouraged.
LL.M. students must earn a minimum of 24 credits in order to graduate but may earn up to 30 credits. At least 12 credit hours will be comprised of electives. The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is not required for admission to the LL.M. Program.
To obtain the LL.M. degree, students must take:
The remaining courses are chosen with the individual student’s interests and needs in mind. LL.M. students may take full advantage of Washburn Law’s resources and academic programming and may participate in activities offered to J.D. students.
Students interested in sitting for a U.S. bar exam will have additional required courses.