LL.M. Program Degree Requirements
The LL.M. program requires a minimum of one summer session and two semesters in residence at MC Law.
The LL.M. program begins with a four-week introductory course offered during the summer. The summer course load is mandatory and includes two required courses:
Academic Legal Writing for Foreign Lawyers is a three-credit course in which students learn U.S. legal terminology and English composition skills. Students submit articles or case summaries twice weekly and take an exam at the end of the course prior to the fall semester. Students must earn at least a "C" grade to pass. Passing is a condition for fall and spring enrollment.
Introduction to American law is a three-credit course providing a comprehensive overview of the American legal system. This course is an introduction to constitutional law, criminal law, torts, property, contracts and business law, civil procedure, evidence, criminal procedure, and administrative law. Students prepare and present a paper and complete a final exam at the end of the course prior to the fall semester. Students must earn at least a "C" grade to pass. Passing is a condition for fall and spring enrollment.
Thirty (30) credit hours are required to graduate, 24 of which are fully integrated in the three-year J.D. program at MC Law. During the fall and spring semesters, students are required to register for at least two core courses (12 credits), such as:
|506||Contracts I||3 credits|
|507||Contracts II||3 credits|
|625||Civil Procedure||3 credits|
|626||Civil Procedure||3 credits|
|561||Criminal Law||3 credits|
|522||Constitutional Law||4 credits|
|502||Torts I||3 credits|
|503||Torts II||2 credits|
|747||Professional Responsibility and Ethics||3 credits|
|601||Appellate Advocacy||2 credits|
|794||Writing Requirement||2 credits|
An additional two-credit writing requirement is mandatory for graduation.
The remaining courses are chosen from the J.D. curriculum, providing a vase array of subjects for the student's consideration.