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LL.M. in Individualized Legal Studies - for American Students

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Drake Law School's Master of Laws (LL.M.) program, open to American students on a full-time or part-time basis, allows each student to pursue an individualized course of study. Any applicant who holds a J.D. (Juris Doctorate) from an ABA-accredited law school is eligible for the LL.M.

Curriculum (24 credits)

LL.M. students combine required courses and electives to create an individual academic program designed to meet their academic and professional goals. The LL.M. is a 24 credit program. Required courses include:

Practical Skills and Writing Requirement:

  • LL.M. students will write a paper under the supervision of a full-time member of the Drake law faculty.
  • Students will meet the experiential training requirement by participating in one of our internship programs or through an independent internship designed for them.
The skills and writing requirement may be waived by the Director based on an assessment of student abilities and interests.

Additional Course Work:

The remaining credits can be devoted to a specialized area of study of the student’s choice, or the student may pursue one of several pre-set areas of concentration, such as:
  • Business Law
  • Human Rights and Global Citizenship
  • Sustainable Development
For more information on the LL.M program, including rules and a program overview, click here.

Last Modified: 5/31/2013 3:45:00 PM by Crystal Nance