McGeorge School of Law

LLM U.S. Law & Policy Courses

Program Requirements

Admitted students will undertake a individually tailored sequence of courses to fulfill the 24-unit program requirement. You have the option to focus your studies in one of the following substantive areas:

  • International or Domestic Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Civil and Constitutional Rights
  • Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Law

You may also choose to pursue a Master's Thesis or Directed Research under the supervision of a faculty member. 

Required Courses
  • LLM Legal Research, Writing and Analysis
  • Legal English

At least one of the following:

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Property
  • Torts
Elective Courses

To complete your course of study, you may choose to focus on a specific substantive area by selecting relevant elective courses.


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