The Online LL.M. in American Legal Studies requires the completion of 25 credits. All courses are offered in a 100 percent asynchronous format. Each course contains optional synchronous elements that provide students opportunities to interact directly with faculty and classmates. Most students complete the program on a part-time pace in four semesters and will enroll in 5-7 credit hours per semester. Students should plan to take courses in the spring, summer, and fall semesters.
|Required * and Recommended Courses||Credits|
|Legal Writing & Research*||2 credits|
|Professional Responsibility*||2 credits|
|Business Associations||3 credits|
|Civil Procedure||3 credits|
|Criminal Law||3 credits|
|U.S. Constitutional Law||3 credits|
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U.S. Bar Exam Information
The Online LL.M. in American Legal Studies is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the U.S. legal system and is not intended as a U.S. bar examination preparation course. However, after graduating from the program, many LL.M. students choose to take a U.S. bar exam in California, the District of Columbia, or Washington State, the jurisdictions that currently allow foreign-trained attorneys with online course credits to sit for the bar exam. Students who are interested in qualifying for the District of Columbia bar exam should plan on enrolling in at least 28 credits during their program of study.
We encourage students who are interested in taking a U.S. bar exam to review the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements, which lists bar eligibility requirements for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The guide is published by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.