LL.M. On Campus

Real Estate Law

The John Marshall Law School

12 months
1500 USD/credit
1500 USD/credit
1200 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Our LLM in Real Estate Law program at The John Marshall Law School has been offering attorneys substantial and practical legal education in commercial real estate law. Degree candidates include recent law school graduates, as well as experienced attorneys looking to refocus their careers or to expand their understanding of real estate law. 


Many of Real Estate Law graduates at The John Marshall Law School are practicing commercial real estate law with law firms, corporate law departments, and government agencies. Other graduates are working in the real estate industry as developers, project managers, and title officers.

Learning outcomes

Our LLM curriculum, developed with input from our Real Estate Law Advisory Board and the faculty, takes a transactional approach to legal education by using real-life situations and material in the classroom. This approach aims to teach real estate law in the context of real deals and supports the goals of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education's report "Educating Lawyers Preparation for the Practice of Law." Course materials include the forms and materials real estate attorneys use to document and close transactions.

Degree candidates may earn some or all of their elective credits in one of the areas of concentration or may take their elective courses across the curriculum. The areas of concentration include: Development, Finance, Sustainability, and Transactional.

Courses are taught by full-time professors, who are recognized experts in areas of commercial real estate law, and practicing adjunct faculty who offer degree candidates the unique opportunity to learn about real estate law in the context of the real estate industry and to learn to understand the business objectives and concerns of real estate clients.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Drafting & Negotiations Skills Workshop
  • Environmental Controls & Concerns Affecting Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance

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

  • Completed JD Application
  • Application Fee: The application fee has been waived.
  • International Supplement Form
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Test Scores
  • Official Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation (academic/professional reference in English)
  • Personal Statement
  • Updated Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Photocopy of valid, biographical passport page

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1500 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1500 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    1200 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1200 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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