Gain Some Real Experience.

Qualified, interested students of the LL.M. program often pursue summer internships (following program completion) with law firms, corporations and courts to experience the practice of American law.

The School of Law will work with students and the firms, businesses and courts to arrange for an enriching professional and educational experience.

Cleveland is well suited as corporate and legal center to provide students with ample opportunity for legal internships.

Firms, courts and corporations that have accepted interns from our LL.M. program include:

ABB Ltd.; AGA Gas; American Greetings Corp.; Arter & Hadden; Baker & Hostetler, Brendan Delay, Esq.; Calfee, Halter & Griswold; Jim Chin & Assoc.; Forest City Enterprises; Hon. Judge Mary Jane Boyle; Hon. Judge Janet Burnside; Hon. Judge Lilian Greene; Hon. Judge Burt Griffin; Hon. Judge Peggy Foley Jones; Jones Day, Reavis & Pogue; KeyBank; Lubrizol Corp.; Marconi Medical Systems; Parker Hannifin Porter Wright; Morris & Arthur; Roetzel & Andress; Squire, Sanders & Dempsey; Steris Corp.; Walter & Haverfield.

Private practitioners such as James Chin, Brendan Delay, and Todd Andersen have also served as mentors to the LL.M. students.

The two-month program has allowed foreign lawyers to understand what an American businessman or attorney might expect if the foreign lawyer is subsequently retained as local foreign counsel. American expectations are frequently different from what a client in one's country might want. Understanding these differences gives foreign lawyers with U.S. working experience an edge, since many American attorneys select foreign counsel based on U.S. training.

For more information about the internship program, contact the program director or request more details from Liz Woyczynski at

LL.M. grads celebrate on the lawn of the Cleveland Museum of Art

What's the experience?

When the law books close, the LL.M. experience opens a new world of cultural experiences, city-living and networking within the legal community and beyond.

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