LL.M. in American Legal Studies – Resident
AJMLS is joining the growing number of U.S.-based law schools offering LL.M. degrees for foreign-educated attorneys. The resident LL.M. in American Legal Studies is an extensive two-semester program designed to educate foreign-trained attorneys in American law. Pursuing an LL.M. in the United States offers many advantages for a foreign lawyer, providing the opportunity to develop not only knowledge, but a strong contact base as well. Studying law in one of America’s most vibrant, diverse and innovative cities will provide foreign attorneys with a complement of educational and cultural experiences to take back to their home countries.
During the fall semester, students will attend a seminar to introduce them to American law and American Legal Education. In 2012, this seminar will be conducted throughout the semester. Beginning in 2013, the seminar will be held in August, before classes begin. Aside from the seminar, students will be enrolled in J.D. courses. The mission of the resident LL.M. in American Legal Studies is to educate foreign-trained attorneys on basic principles of American law. The program will assist foreign lawyers to acquire knowledge of and appreciation for the standards of ethics and expectations of professionalism that are observed in the American bar. Also, students will be expected to develop the ability to take their newly-learned experiences, skills and knowledge back to their home countries as part of their professional activities. At the completion of this program, students will be fully equipped to competently counsel and represent home-country clients when those clients need legal advice about interests or matters in the United States.