International Law, LL.M. | University of San Diego | San Diego, United States
12 months
1960 USD/credit 47040 USD/year
1960 USD/credit 47040 USD/year
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The International Law program at University of San Diego is a professional development degree that allows graduates of U.S. law schools to further develop their knowledge and expertise in the area of international law.


Key Program Features

With the growing global economy, studying international law in a dynamic, multi-cultural city that is home to the busiest land and port entry in the world is a unique opportunity for U.S. attorneys. USD was recently recognized as 1 of only 5 universities to receive NAFSA's 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. The award is given annually to schools that are "making significant, well-planned, well-executed, and well-documented progress toward comprehensive internationalization."

  • Candidates have significant flexibility to create a course of study that focuses on their particular areas of interest within the field of international law
  • Available courses highlight practical as well as theoretical knowledge, and focus on a wide range of subjects that impact legal transactions in the U.S. and around the world
  • Candidates for this degree have the opportunity to study side by side with the attorneys, judges and government officials from around the world who are enrolled in our LLM programs
  • Events sponsored by USD's Trans-Border Institute, Ahlers Center for International Business and Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice provide additional opportunities to enhance classroom learning
  • Students in the International Law program at University of San Diego may petition to participate in the university-sponsored study abroad programs. Subject to prior approval, courses taken abroad through the university-sponsored study abroad programs may also be credited toward the LLM in International Law degree

Career Advancement

  • Candidates work closely with the Director to design a program that fulfills not only the degree requirements, but also the attorney's professional goals
  • The Office of Career and Professional Development offers individualized career counseling appointments, as well as many other resources ranging from networking events to information about specific job opportunities
  • Alumni of this program practice in numerous areas, including international business law, immigration law and human rights law, as well as with governments and non-profit organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anti Corruption Law & Policy
  • Immigration Clinic
  • Immigration Law
  • International Asia-Pacific Commercial Arbitration
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Contracts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
    • Official Law School Transcript(s)
    • Official Law School Class Rank
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Please submit a brief personal statement (1-3 pages) which addresses: the nature and extent of your legal background, other related professional experience, why you will be a successful candidate for this degree, how you plan to make use of your graduate degree, and any additional information you deem important
    • Two letters of Recommendation
    • International applicants are required to establish English competency through successful completion of an English language test (TOEFL or IELTS) 
    • Letter of Good Standing

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1960 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    47040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1960 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 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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