LL.M. in American Legal Studies – Online
Many foreign-educated attorneys look to capitalize on their legal education by understanding that in the increasingly global legal market, lawyers practicing a number of specialties need to master more than one legal system. The online LL.M. in American Legal Studies, which is a global forum LL.M., combines a rigorous curriculum in American law, with the convenience of an exclusively online program. With the exception of an optional Honors Capstone Colloquium at the conclusion of the program, all course work is designed to fit an online format. This four-semester program, offers multiple entries per year, depending on demand. Potential entry points are September, January and May.
The online LL.M. in American Legal Studies meets a need that is often expressed by the bar and business communities in other countries to learn from American legal institutions and innovations in the law. The program allows foreign educated lawyers to study leading features of the American legal tradition, and reflect upon that tradition as they participate in the rapidly developing and maturing legal systems of their own countries. By participating in the program, foreign lawyers will gain a practical understanding of American law that will inform and inspire their own thinking about laws and legal institutions.
The mission of the online LL.M. in American Legal Studies 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 and working in private practice or civil service in their own legal systems.
Online – International – Collaborative
The online LL.M. in American Legal Studies program is first and foremost a learning community. In creating the concept and content for global forum, the term forum is a critical one. The global forum LL.M. is that – a forum in which American and foreign attorneys meet in an online learning community for the productive interchange of legal ideas centered around the study of significant aspects of the commercial, business and Constitutional law of the United States. The concept of forum signifies the law school’s intent to create a context of conversation and discussion among foreign lawyers and their American counterparts.
AJMLS and Distance Learning
The John Marshall global forum LL.M. program will offer attorneys the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree through distance learning methods that utilize effective and convenient course delivery. The online LL.M. in American Legal Studies program is supported by comprehensive administrative and technical support so that students are provided with a superior educational experience.