International Joint Degree Options

For students who wish to gain a more in-depth international experience or seek work abroad after graduation, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law offers two international joint degree programs. These programs expand on the opportunities available in our semester-long options and allow students to spend a year studying at one of our partner institutions. Students will spend their 1L and 2L year studying at Northwestern Law and their 3L year abroad. At the end of their studies, they will receive both their JD degree from Northwestern and a degree from the host school. These programs require careful planning to ensure that students are meeting all graduation requirements. The application process and steps post-nomination are the same as that of the semester-long options.

JD-LLM in International Business Law

IE Law School  Madrid, Spain

IE's LLM in International Business Law prepares students to become not only global lawyers but also top business strategists. Students will take a core law and business curriculum complemented by modules designed to develop soft skills and global awareness. The focus on international and comparative business law ensures that students are well prepared to meet the growing demand for transnational legal professionals.

Program Website

Brochure (pdf)

JD-Master in Economic Law

Sciences Po Law School  Paris, France

The aim of this highly selective, multi-disciplinary and international program in Global Business Law is to provide in-depth analysis of the issues involved in the global legal market, with a European perspective. Students choose from a wide range of common core course offerings from business law and economic governance to issues of social justice and human rights. With the successful completion of all course work, students will obtain a French national law degree, which allows them to sit for the French bar exam. Fluency in French is recommended.

Program Website

Information Sheet (pdf)

Course Offerings

Academic Calendar 


LLB-LLM

Through this joint degree program with IE Law School in Madrid, Spain, students will spend three years of study in the LLB program at IE and the fourth year in the LLM program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Upon completion of the combined program, students will receive an LLB from IE University and an LLM from Northwestern.

While attending Northwestern, the joint degree students will be fully integrated into our LLM class. They will be required to meet the LLM curricular requirements for graduation.

Program Website

Northwestern LLM degree