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LLM Programs for the Top U.S. Law Schools 
 
 

Contents

  1. 1 How to find appropriate information about LL.M. Programs
    1. 1.1 Primary Source: Law School's websites (there is no replacement for this)
    2. 1.2 Secondary Sources: From US News and Google to Facebook and LLMGuide.com
  2. 2 Information for specific Universities and Law Schools
    1. 2.1 Yale University
    2. 2.2 Harvard University
    3. 2.3 Stanford University
    4. 2.4 Columbia University
    5. 2.5 University of Chicago
    6. 2.6 New York University
    7. 2.7 University of California-Berkeley
    8. 2.8 University of Pennsylvania
    9. 2.9 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    10. 2.10 University of Virginia
    11. 2.11 Duke University
    12. 2.12 Northwestern University
    13. 2.13 Cornell University
    14. 2.14 Georgetown University
    15. 2.15 University of California-Los Angeles
    16. 2.16 University of Texas-Austin
    17. 2.17 Vanderbilt University
    18. 2.18 University of Southern California (Gould)
    19. 2.19 Washington University in St. Louis
    20. 2.20 George Washington University
    21. 2.21 University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
    22. 2.22 Boston University
    23. 2.23 Emory University
    24. 2.24 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    25. 2.25 University of Notre Dame
    26. 2.26 University of Iowa
    27. 2.27 Indiana University-Bloomington (Maurer)
    28. 2.28 Boston College
    29. 2.29 College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe)
    30. 2.30 University of California-Davis
    31. 2.31 University of Georgia
    32. 2.32 University of Wisconsin-Madison
    33. 2.33 Fordham University
    34. 2.34 Ohio State University (Moritz)
    35. 2.35 University of Washington
    36. 2.36 Washington and Lee University
    37. 2.37 Arizona State University (O'Connor)
    38. 2.38 University of Alabama
    39. 2.39 University of Colorado-Boulder
    40. 2.40 Wake Forest University
    41. 2.41 Brigham Young University (Clark)
    42. 2.42 George Mason University
    43. 2.43 University of Arizona (Rogers)
    44. 2.44 University of California (Hastings)
    45. 2.45 University of Utah (Quinney)
    46. 2.46 University of Florida (Levin)
    47. 2.47 American University (Washington)
    48. 2.48 Southern Methodist University (Dedman)
    49. 2.49 Tulane University
    50. 2.50 University of Maryland
    51. 2.51 Pepperdine University
    52. 2.52 Yeshiva University (Cardozo)
    53. 2.53 Florida State University
    54. 2.54 University of Connecticut
    55. 2.55 Case Western Reserve University
    56. 2.56 Loyola Marymount University
    57. 2.57 University of San Diego
    58. 2.58 University of Houston
    59. 2.59 University of Miami
    60. 2.60 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)
    61. 2.61 University of Kansas
    62. 2.62 University of New Mexico
    63. 2.63 University of Pittsburgh
    64. 2.64 Villanova University
    65. 2.65 Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson)
    66. 2.66 Seton Hall University
    67. 2.67 St. John's University
    68. 2.68 Temple University (Beasley)
    69. 2.69 University of Hawaii-Manoa (Richardson)
    70. 2.70 Loyola University Chicago
    71. 2.71 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent)
    72. 2.72 Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge (Hebert)
    73. 2.73 University of Denver (Sturm)
    74. 2.74 University of Oregon
    75. 2.75 Hofstra University
    76. 2.76 Indiana University-Indianapolis
    77. 2.77 University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
    78. 2.78 Chapman University
    79. 2.79 Santa Clara University
    80. 2.80 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    81. 2.81 Catholic University of America (Columbus)
    82. 2.82 DePaul University
    83. 2.83 University of San Francisco
    84. 2.84 University of the Pacific (McGeorge)




How to find appropriate information about LL.M. Programs


In Which LLM is best? we provide an idea of the kind of information you need to look for in order to decide whether an LLM is a good choice for you and, if that's the case, which LLM Program you should go after.  That is a lot of information that you will need to gather. The key point is get the information as fast and especially as precise as possible to avoid wasting time and mistakes. 

You should consider both primary and secondary sources of information about Law Schools and their respective LLM Programs

  • Primary Source: Law School's websites (there is no replacement for this)


The best place to find information is the official website of each Law School's LLM Program (although contacting recent LLM Graduates from each Law School of your interest is advisable as well).  

Each Law School and LLM Program website tends to have a different structure and the information for LLM Programs is usually mixed up with that for the JD, JSD and other Programs, dispersed along many sub-pages. Then, it will usually take you some time to look at each one of those web pages.

On the other hand, since Law Schools continuously make changes to their LLM Programs (e.g. courses offered, application requirements and deadlines, tuition, financial aid, etc.), the official websites are the proper way to go if you want to avoid outdated info that will make you lose time, efforts, and potentially money as well. 

However, it is often the case the attorneys interested in LLM Programs are not experts about US Law Schools other than those seen on the movies or the ones mentioned by colleagues who have taken an LLM Program before. That's why we provide below a list of many US Law Schools offering LLM Programs. We include the links to those Law Schools and LLM Programs' websites.

* Note: do not miss our LLM Rankings section if you have not seen it yet, because it helps you better understand how to measure LLM rankings in choosing the appropriate LLM Program for you. 

  • Secondary Sources: From US News and Google to Facebook and LLMGuide.com


As secondary sources you may be interested in searching for the following information:

    • Comments and reviews by former and current LLM Students at each Law School
    • Information about the location, climate, and size of the city where the Law School is located
    • Videos and pictures of the Law Schools and their respective cities
    • US News Profile for each Law School (providing info about faculty and more)
    • Books, papers and other publications written by scholars from each Law School
    • Blogs and Discussions

Some websites that will help you finding that information are the following:

    • www.city-data.com 
    • www.cityrating.com
    • CNN Money - Best Places to Live (e.g. Massachussets).
    • YouTube
    • Google Images
    • Google Maps
    • www.llm-guide.com
    • Facebook 
    • Google Scholar
    • Google Blogs
    • SSRN
    • Google Discussions
Please take a look at our sample of the information you may find about Harvard Law School.

Further, an LLM Program is promoted by the International Bar Association.

Here are some official words:

"As the IBA-College of Law’s full-time LLM in international legal practice moves closer, this entire issue of our e-newsletter is devoted to its innovative learning experience. Preparations continue for the launch of the International Bar Association-College of Law full-time LLM in international legal practice as the course kick-off date of January 2011 approaches."
 
Considering the global presence of the International Bar Association, this Program is one that you want to learn about Before deciding which LL.M. to take. Click here for full information.
 
Click here to see more information on a Webinar where you will be allowed to ask questions live.


* Note: Do not search only for information about the LLM Program, which may be scarce. Allow yourself to seek information about the JD Program since, in many aspects, that information will be useful for LLMs as well (e.g. comments about Professors and courses).

Information for specific Universities and Law Schools


Yale University


Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Law School Website
U.S. News Website
LLM Program Website

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Columbia University

New York, NY
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

New York University

New York, NY
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Duke University

Durham, NC
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Texas-Austin

Austin, TX
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Southern California (Gould)

Los Angeles, CA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

George Washington University

Washington, DC
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Boston University

Boston, MA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Indiana University-Bloomington (Maurer)

Bloomington, IN
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Boston College

Newton, MA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe)

Williamsburg, VA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Fordham University

New York, NY
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Ohio State University (Moritz)

Columbus, OH
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Washington

Seattle, WA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Arizona State University (O'Connor)

Tempe, AZ
Law School Website/
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Colorado-Boulder

Boulder, CO
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Brigham Young University (Clark)

Provo, UT
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

George Mason University

Arlington, VA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Arizona (Rogers)

Tucson, AZ
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of California (Hastings)

San Francisco, CA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Utah (Quinney)

Salt Lake City, UT
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Florida (Levin)

Gainesville, FL
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

American University (Washington)

Washington, DC
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Southern Methodist University (Dedman)

Dallas, TX
Law School Wbsite
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Maryland

Baltimore, MD
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Yeshiva University (Cardozo)

New York, NY
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Connecticut

Hartford, CT
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Houston

Houston, TX
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)

Portland, OR
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson)

University Park, PA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Seton Hall University

Newark, NJ
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

St. John's University

Jamaica, NY
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Temple University (Beasley)

Philadelphia, PA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Hawaii-Manoa (Richardson)

Honolulu, HI
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent)

Chicago, IL
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge (Hebert)

Baton Rouge, LA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Denver (Sturm)

Denver, CO
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Indiana University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Chapman University

Orange, CA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE
Law School Website/
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

Catholic University of America (Columbus)

Washington, DC
Law School Website/
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website/

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website

University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Sacramento, CA
Law School Website
U.S. News Profile
LLM Program Website