It's easy for LL.M. students to integrate fully into our community's intellectual and professional life. J.D. enrollment is small (65), as is the student/faculty ratio (17 to 1). And only qualified, capable LL.M. students are admitted to the program.
LL.M. students are offered LL.M.-only courses, including "Doing Business in the U.S.A.," which is taught by leading attorneys in Cleveland. The course analyzes a transnational business transaction and introduces students to basic concepts of U.S. law which are relevant to the transaction. This course enables LL.M. students to compare their unique perspectives about the transaction. "Doing Business in the U.S.A." prepares LL.M. students for advanced law classes.
Interested and qualified LL.M. students can also participate in summer internships (following program completion) with law firms, corporations and courts, where students experience the practice of U.S. law first hand.
English language instructions is available throughout the year for students enrolled in the LL.M. program, and practicing those language skills is a pivotal part of the outside-the-classroom experience students have with friends and mentors. The Summer Language and Law Institute also provides preparation for language use and law study the summer before an LL.M. program begins.
For more information about the LL.M. degree, visit the program's academics section.