A Global Family of Bright Legal Minds
Practicing law in a global society demands a firm grasp of cross-border interests and implications of a nation's laws. Attorneys who advise international clients not only need to understand how to operate in various legal environments, but must communicate and work effectively with other international practitioners. The LL.M. program prepares foreign-trained lawyers for this challenge.
Needs for U.S. and global legal training are growing almost as fast as Case Western Reserve University School of Law's program for foreign graduates. Our LL.M. students come to Cleveland from all over the world and integrate fully into the school's J.D. courses. The students work hand-in-hand with their American counterparts and build lifelong connections in a program that boasts a strong family atmosphere.
While the comprehensive legal research and writing program prepares graduates for internships and opportunities beyond, the LL.M. experience enables students to network within the legal community, polish language skills, explore scholarly topics and absorb elements of American culture and legal environment not found in books. Our international law program, currently ranked #13 in the U.S. by US News and World Report, also provides students with exposure to the latest public and private international law issues. Additionally, students who complete and do well in the LL.M. program will be favorably considered for admission to the J.D. program with advance standing.
Our alumni have found great success in the United States and abroad, advising global businesses, negotiating multi-national contracts and practicing international law with the world's most powerful firms. But wherever our graduates succeed, they remain linked to the LL.M. program, offering our future students inspiration, advice and connections around the world.