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LL.M. in American Legal Studies – Resident

New Georgia Rule for Foreign Educated Attorneys Seeking Admission to the Bar in Georgia: The Georgia Supreme Court recently amended the Rules to make it possible for attorneys with an LL.M. degree to sit for the Georgia Bar.

About the Resident LL.M. in American Legal Studies

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School joins the growing number of United States-based law schools offering LL.M. degrees for foreign-educated attorneys. Our resident LL.M. in American Legal Studies:

  • Offers an intensive two-semester program designed to educate foreign-trained attorneys in American law
  • Individual academic advisors to afford adequate support in the transition to American legal study
  • Affords foreign-educated attorneys the opportunity to develop a strong professional network
  • Brings students to Atlanta, one of America’s most vibrant, diverse and innovative cities, offering you unique educational and cultural experiences

Each August, prior to fall semester, accepted students attend a seminar to introduce them to American law and American legal education. Students will be enrolled in J.D. courses Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.


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.

At a Glance

Delivery Method: Residential

Credit Hours: 26

Duration of Studies: Two Semesters

Entry: Each year in August

How to Apply: Apply via Law School Admission Council website

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

Program features: LL.M. students attended classes with J.D. students

Orientation: August 14-16, 2014

Financial Aid: Federal student loans are available for qualified students. Need-based scholarships are available for this program. Click here for more information.

Tuition: Tuition for the 2014-15 Academic Year is $1,242 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.

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