McGeorge School of Law

LLM in U.S. Law & Policy

LLM students listening to a lecture in Northwest Hall.

The LLM in U.S. Law and Policy is designed specifically for international lawyers or law graduates who seek a general introduction to United States law. You will study the foundation of U.S. law, and be prepared to demonstrate knowledge of U.S. law to employees and clients.

Program Highlights
  • Experience courses with JD students allowing direct observation of American lawyer training
  • Work with the Director of Graduate and International Programs to tailor your course selection to qualify to take a bar exam
  • Study the foundation of U.S. law to be prepared to demonstrate knowledge of U.S. law to employees and clients
  • Have access to McGeorge's broad base of alumni from all over the world
  • Join a community of law students, faculty, and alumni, and receive special assistance in adjusting to student life in the United States

You will take an individually tailored sequence of courses to fulfill the 24-unit program requirement. There are two required courses and you may choose to focus on a specific substantive area.

Student Testimonial

The U.S. Law & Policy LLM program at McGeorge was an amazing experience. I met highly intelligent and warm-hearted people who helped me to figure out my future and they still remain my friends today. The LLM program also provided me with excellent legal knowledge that I used for my Ph.D. Now I am a proud member of the Zhejiang Gongshang University Law School, a good partner of McGeorge, and it wouldn't be possible if not for the remarkable experience I acquired at the McGeorge School of Law.  — Margarita Vladimirova, ’12, Law Professor at Zhejiang Gongshang University School of Law


Contact the Graduate & International Programs Office
Email | 916.739.7353 or 916.739.7019