When you decide to earn your LLM with us, you join one of the top-ranked LLM programs in the nation for academics and student experience, according to International Jurist
Practicing law in a global society demands a firm grasp of cross-border interests and implications of a nation's laws. Attorneys who advise international clients need to understand how to operate in various legal environments, and communicate and work effectively with lawyers and clients around the world. Our LLM degrees prepare lawyers for this challenge.
We offer five LLM degrees:
LLM in U.S. & Global Legal Studies
This program is for students interested in U.S. law who hope to improve their legal research, writing and analytical skills. This is the best degree to prepare for a US bar exam. Students may also earn a certificate of concentration in the subject area of their choice. Required Coursework: Foreign Graduate Seminar, U.S. Legal Writing and Contracts for LLMs.
LLM in Intellectual Property Law
This program is best for students interested in the doctrine and policy of U.S. intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Required Coursework: Foreign Graduate Seminar, U.S. Legal Writing and Contracts for LLMs.
LLM in International Business Law
This program is designed for students interested in the academic analysis and practical applications of U.S. business law and international business transactions. Required Coursework: Foreign Graduate Seminar, U.S. Legal Writing and Contracts for LLMs.
LLM in International Criminal Law
Taught by leading experts in the field, this program provides students who hold a degree in law with an in-depth knowledge of international criminal law and procedure, international humanitarian law and national security law. It will equip them to practice international criminal law before international tribunals or national courts. The one-year program is based at our law school, but students have the option of taking their second semester at an international tribunal. The degree is also available on a part-time basis over two years.
Joint LLM in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution
Offered in partnership with South West University of Political Science and Law, in this Joint Masters Program students spend their first two years in Chongqing, taking courses taught by Chinese and American professors, and their third year in Cleveland, graduating with both a Masters Degree from SWUPL, and a Masters Degree from CWRU.
Summer Language and Law Institute
The Summer Language and Law Institute is an intensive four-week training experience exclusively for foreign legal professionals and students. The institute introduces students to the practice and study of law in the U.S., provides students with a practical introduction to U.S. legal research and analysis; and improves students' English language skills through an integrated English for Legal Purposes program.