The Master of Laws (LLM) in U.S. Law is an online degree program designed for international lawyers seeking a fundamental understanding of the United States common law legal system. Students develop the skills to research, write and communicate like a U.S. lawyer and earn a degree from a top U.S. law school without having to relocate or leave their current job.

Upon graduation from the program, students are eligible to sit for the Bar Examination in California and Washington state.


LLM in U.S. Law (Online)

The @WashULaw LLM in U.S. Law program offers foreign-trained lawyers the ability to begin their course of study on one of four start dates throughout the year (January, April, July or October). We will be happy to support candidates throughout the application process.

While the LLM program is available full time, many of our students work and complete the program on a part-time basis.

The curriculum consists of 24 credits and can be completed in as little as one year.

Required Courses

  1. Introduction to U.S. Law
  2. Legal Writing

Elective Courses

  • Contracts
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Negotiation
  • Civil Procedure
  • Business Associations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Property
  • Constitutional Law
  • Employment Law
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • International Business Transactions
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Spring or Fall Immersion Course Electives
  • On-Campus Weekend Intensive Course Electives

Learn more about @WashULaw's immersive online learning format.

For a list of current online course offerings, please visit our Course Listings.