Our LLM (Master of Law) degree programs expand students' knowledge of law and legal processes and provide opportunities for them to gain expertise in a specialized field of law. To apply, students must have a JD from an ABA-accredited law school or a comparable legal degree from a university outside of the United States.
LLM for International Students
The nine-month general LLM program offers outstanding graduates of foreign law schools an opportunity to study American law and legal processes, continue their studies in international law, and engage in comparative legal research.
The Tax Program's comprehensive curriculum, outstanding faculty, and small, collaborative community provides students with a solid understanding of the complexities of tax law and the specialized skills needed to practice federal, state, and international tax law successfully. Admission to the Tax Program is available to both the domestic and international law students.
The LLM in International Human Rights is designed for students with JDs or law degrees from other countries who wish to undertake an in-depth study of the norms and methods of international human rights law and international criminal law and their implementation by international courts and organizations and in domestic legal systems.
Executive LLM Chicago (formerly the Accelerated Summer LLM) for International Students
The Executive LLM Chicago program allows international lawyers to study business law in a concentrated format over the summer by maximizing their knowledge and practical skills in managing legal aspects of business transactions conducted within the United States or with US-based companies.
International Executive LLMs for International Students
Northwestern Law's Executive LLM programs are designed specifically for professionals who cannot or do not wish to undertake a full-time LLM degree in the United States or elsewhere. The international Executive LLM programs are made possible through partnerships with IE Law School in Madrid, Spain; KAIST School of Innovation and Hallym University of Graduate Studies in Seoul, South Korea; and Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel.