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American Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
, MA,
Do you have a law degree from an institution outside of the United States and want to learn more about the American legal system? Then the LLM in American Law is the right degree program for you. 


Program Highlights
  • An orientation program on American legal education and American culture
  • Overviews by faculty members of major themes in the US legal system
  • An individual faculty advisor for each LLM student
  • A designated library staff person as a liaison to the LLM students
  • Presentations by leading area practitioners and officials

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Business Law
  • Tax Law
  • Intellectual Property/High Technology Law
  • International Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Public Interest Law
  • Real Estate/Land Use Law
  • Trusts and Estates Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Law degree or equivalent from a university or law school outside the United States
  • Minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 250 on the computer-based test or 100 on the Internet-based test. (For more information, see the section on TOEFL below.)
  • Application Form
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Transcript and Transcript Analysis

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          49408 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 49408 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
        • National

          49408 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 49408 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
        • In-State

          49408 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 49408 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Boston

        • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
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