Highlights of Both Programs (On-campus and Online options available)
Strong tradition of excellence in legal education - William & Mary is the first law school in the United States (established 1779).
Outstanding faculty includes prominent legal scholars, subject matter experts, and leading practitioners.
Access to LLM-specific career resources and extensive alumni network in every state in the U.S. and over 50 countries worldwide.
Curriculum is customizable to meet U.S. Bar Exam requirements.
Focus on practical experience in legal writing, research and fundamental lawyering skills that will support transactional or litigation-focused practices.
Events hosted throughout the year (both in-person and virtual) with professors and lawyers from corporations, law firms, NGOs and the judiciary.
Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
William & Mary Law School is a community that values equity, inclusivity, and the pursuit of justice.
Our community embraces people of different backgrounds, identities, abilities, beliefs, and viewpoints. This breadth strengthens and enriches our Law School and the legal profession as a whole.
We equally value every member of the Law School community; each must feel that they fully belong. Learn more about Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at William & Mary Law School.
Residential (On-Campus) Program
Full-time program can be completed in one academic year (two consecutive semesters).
Earn 24 credits with one required course (Legal Writing & Research).
Students select classes based on their educational and career goals and/or to prepare for a U.S. Bar Examination. Most classes are taught in-person in the law school building.
Option to apply for a third semester and earn an Advanced Specialization in Business & Corporate Law, International Law, Intellectual Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law or Methods of Dispute Resolution.
LLM students may participate in William & Mary's externship program and earn course credit while gaining work experience at law firms, corporations, non-profits and other organizations.
Many LLM students choose to take a U.S. Bar Exam after graduation. The most common jurisdictions are NY, CA, DC, and TX.
Williamsburg, VA is an affordable community with high quality of life amenities, including a graduate student housing facility next to the law school and over 50 student organizations open to LLM students. Find out more about life in Williamsburg.
100% Online Program
Part-time program can be completed in less than 24 months studying year-round (4 semesters including summer).
Earn 25 credits with two requirements - Legal Writing & Research and Professional Responsibility.
All courses specifically designed for the online format and can be completed 100% asynchronously from any location in any time zone.
Opportunities are integrated throughout the curriculum to connect and interact live with professors and fellow students.
The online program curriculum meets the requirements for the three bar exam jurisdictions in the U.S. that accept online credits (CA, DC, WA). 3 additional credits are required for the DC Bar Exam.