LL.M. On Campus

Criminal Law

University at Buffalo

24 months
29500 USD/year
29500 USD/year
25410 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Criminal Law LL.M. Program offered by the University at Buffalo builds on the School of Law’s strength in the interdisciplinary study of criminal law.


One of the only post-professional programs in New York devoted exclusively to the study of criminal law, this program has attracted lawyers from all over the world who intend to teach, do policy work, or work as prosecutors or judges in their home jurisdictions. They are advised by Professor Luis Chiesa, an internationally known criminal law scholar with extensive experience in Spain and Latin America.

In either program, you can choose to write a more extended piece of scholarly work under the guidance of a professor. This degree in Criminal Law is offered by the University at Buffalo. 

Admission to the Criminal Law LL.M. Program requires a first degree in law.  Students must take a minimum of 24 credits to complete the Criminal Law LL.M. degree.  Students must participate in the Criminal Law Colloquium (the writing requirement) and complete a minimum of three credits of experiential learning. Courses qualifying as experiential include externships, clerkships, clinical programs and practica, as well as a variety of in-class courses. International students will additionally take a two-credit legal research and writing class and a two-credit course that introduces the United States legal system.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure 
  • Evidence
  • Computer Crime & Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Law Practicum
  • Domestic Violence Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Your Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29500 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29500 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    25410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25410 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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