LL.M. Program Degree Requirements


The LL.M. Program includes eleven months of legal education at MC Law. It begins each July with our summer program that includes two introductory classes: American legal Writing for Foreign Lawyers, and Introduction to American Law. Each of these courses are two credit classes that will provide incoming foreign students the necessary skills to succeed in regular classes t MC Law. You must have a 2.0 grade point average from these two classes or you will be dropped from the LL.M. Program. In the subsequent Fall and Spring semesters, LL.M. students will take three additional required classes: American Legal Systems I (1 credit), American Legal Systems II (1 credit) and Professional Responsibility & Ethics (3 credits). The remaining 21 credits required for graduation are chosen from the full curriculum by the student with the advice of the Director of the LL.M. Program. The must include a two credit writing requirement and nine credits in core American law topics (Contracts, Torts, Property, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Appellate Advocacy & Criminal Law).

If you want to participate in the Thesis Program, you must complete your two credit writing requirement in the Fall Semester and then complete the Thesis process in the Spring Semester.
Graduation Requirements: 


  • 30 credits
  • 2.0 grade point average
  • 2 credit writing requirement
  • Required Classes:
    • Introduction to American Law
    • Legal Research & Writing for Foreign Law Graduates
    • Professional Responsibility & Ethics
    • American legal Systems I
    • American Legal Systems II
    • (Optional) Thesis Program