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LL.M. in American Legal Studies – Online

About the Online LL.M. in American Legal Studies

In today’s increasingly global market, lawyers practicing a number of specialties need to master more than one legal system. Our online LL.M. in American Legal Studies is a convenient, flexible way for foreign-educated lawyers to study American law and gain a practical understanding of the American legal tradition.

  • A Global Forum LL.M. – classmates around the world offer a global perspective while studying the commercial, business and Constitutional law of the United States
  • A rigorous curriculum conducted on your time, at your own pace – you never have to be in front of a computer at a certain time
  • Optional Honors Capstone Colloquium at the end of the four-semester program
  • Comprehensive administrative and technical support so you are provided with a superior educational experience
  • Multiple entries per year, usually in September, January and May


Our mission is to provide foreign-educated attorneys who seek knowledge of American law and legal institutions the opportunity to earn a Master of Laws degree in American Legal Studies while residing in their home countries, working in private practice or civil service in their own legal systems.

At a Glance

Delivery Method: Online (Asynchronous/ No live requirements)

Residential Component: None Required (Optional Capstone Colloquium at conclusion of program)

Credit Hours: 24

Duration of Studies: Four semesters (16 months)

Entry Options: January, May and September each year

How to Apply: AJMLS website or via Law School Admission Council

Application Deadline: None. Applications accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis

Admission Requirement: J.D. equivalent and/or eligibility to practice law in home country

Online Features: Easy to use learning platform with 24/7 tech support

Financial Aid: Need –based scholarships are available for this program. Click here for more information.

Tuition: Tuition for the 2013-14 Academic Year is $1,218 per credit hour.


Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is fully accredited by the American Bar Association, which has granted acquiescence to the LL.M. degrees.