LL.M. On Campus

Legal Studies

Willamette University

12 months
47130 USD/year
47130 USD/year
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Willamette University’s Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Program is a one-year master’s program designed for professionals whose job involves working within a legal or regulatory framework. 


Virtually all of the courses taught at the Willamette University College of Law are open to MLS students, including: Business Organizations, Employment Law, Labor Law, Healthcare Law & Policy, Corporate Finance, Federal Income Taxation, Business Entities Tax, Business Planning, Legislation, and State & Local Government Law, among others.

Learning outcomes

The Legal Studies program at Willamette University is not intended to prepare students for the JD program. In compliance with rules of the American Bar Association, no credit may be given toward the JD for any courses taken in the MLS program.

The degree requires 26 credit hours, which works out to approximately eight or nine classes. Those credits may be satisfied by any combination of eligible law school courses, including one required first-year course. MLS students are required to take one of the following: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Property, Torts, Criminal Law or Constitutional Law I. In addition, MLS students must write a research paper and sit for finals with the regular JD final schedule.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First-Year Legal Research and Writing
  • Clinics
  • Externships
  • Moot Court Competitions
  • Law Journals
  • Contracts
  • Civil Procedure
  • Property
  • Torts
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An international applicant to the LLM program must hold a degree that is equivalent to the American Juris Doctorate degree.
  • A completed Statement of Financial Responsibility form
  • Official bank verification of funds (written in English), showing that you and/or your sponsor have sufficient resources to cover your educational and living expenses for the one-year LLM program.
  • A photocopy of the name/photo page of your passport.

Tuition Fee

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    47130 USD/year
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    47130 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 47130 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oregon

1031 - 1701 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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