The Master of Laws (LLM) is a one-year degree program that provides students with an opportunity for more profound study beyond their first law degree. (Please note: the LLM program is an academic program and is not designed to meet National Committee on Accreditation [NCA] requirements.)
The LLM program can be thesis intensive (with either a shorter or longer thesis) or coursework only. The longer thesis option is for law students who have demonstrated a strong potential for advanced research and writing in a common law system. The shorter thesis option and coursework-only formats are for law students who wish to specialize in a specific area of law or explore common law at an advanced level.
Within the LLM program, students also have the option of applying to pursue one of four areas of concentration: Business Law; Criminal Law; Health Law, Ethics and Policy; or Legal Theory. Students accepted into a concentration will receive a designation on their transcript. The number of places available for students in each of the areas of concentration will be limited, and acceptance into the concentrations will be on a competitive basis.
The Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is designed for scholars with no prior training in law who wish to acquire knowledge of law in order to add a legal dimension to scholarship in their own discipline.
The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), a thesis degree program which normally takes three years to complete, is for outstanding law students seeking to pursue careers in teaching, policy, and research.
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