Third Semester LL.M. Degree

Third Semester Option

William & Mary Law School offers an optional three-semester LL.M. in the American Legal System, to complement its traditional two semester program. LLMs_2017.jpg

“We strongly believe that studying for an additional third semester will enhance a student’s legal knowledge and ability to pass bar licensing examinations in the United States,” said Professor Ronald H. Rosenberg, Chancellor Professor of Law, Associate Dean Graduate Programs, and Director, American Legal System Graduate Program and Foreign Exchanges.

 Students admitted to the William & Mary LL.M. Program will begin with the current two-semester program.  Students who wish to continue for a third semester will take coursework (a minimum of ten additional credits) with a specialized focus on one of the following specializations: 

  1. Business Law;
  2. International Law and Justice;
  3. Intellectual Property;
  4. Constitutional Law
  5. Criminal Law; or
  6. Methods of Dispute Resolution

 Upon completion of the third semester, students will receive their LL.M. degree with a designation that they have specialized in one of the six subject-matter areas.