Law, LL.M. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
11200 USD/year
11200 USD/year
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The Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America and the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University offer a course of studies leading to the Law degree.


The Law degree from Catholic University of America is an internationally-recognized professional and academic postgraduate law degree. The CUA LL.M. can be obtained through courses taken in a four-week summer session in Krakow, Poland, a series of one and two-week courses offered in the following academic year, and a seven-week summer session at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

American LL.M. Degree Requirements

In order to earn the LL.M. degree students must complete 22 credit hours in the three components of the program described below. Students pay a flat tuition rate in two installments, and they make take additional credits without additional charge. Courses shown below are representative of those that have been offered in the past. Some courses are repeated every year, while others vary from year to year.

  • The International Business and Trade Summer Law Program in Krakow

Students must take at least six credits in this component, which normally means three courses, but some students take an additional class and earn more credits. All IBTSLP courses are mandatory except for Law of the European Union which is optional. The number of credits depends on the duration of the course (two week courses are one credit and the four week course on Comparative & International Trade is 2 credits)

  • American Law Program in Krakow (ALP)
  • CUA Summer Session in Washington, D.C.
  • Students must take at least six credits in this component. Three of these credits must be in a legal reasoning and writing course designed specifically for foreign LL.M. students. The course develops skills in objective and persuasive legal writing with assignments tailored to deepen students' understanding of the American legal system.

    Programme Structure

    Courses included:

    • Comparative & International Trade
    • International Business Transactions
    • Law of the European Union
    • Global Issues in Intelectual Property
    • International Investment Law
    • The Impact of American Securities Law on Foreign Capital

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    66 SCH


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • In order to apply to the LL.M. Program, a Master of Laws or an equivalent first degree in law from a university outside the United States or Canada is required. Students may commence the LL.M. prior to completion of their magister degree. The LL.M. is conferred when the student has completed all LL.M. coursework and completed the magister.
    • Proficiency in English needs to be demonstrated either by submission of a satisfactory TOEFL score or equivalent certification, e.g., Cambridge certificates, prior degree in an English-speaking program.
    • Selection is based upon credentials submitted in the student’s application.
    • Cover Page
    • Essay One
    • Essay Two 
    • CV
    • Transcript of the academic record (grades)
    • Diploma (if already received)

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      11200 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 11200 USD per year during 24 months.
    • National

      11200 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 11200 USD per year during 24 months.

    Living costs for Washington, D. C.

    1705 - 2975 USD /month
    Living costs

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


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