Applicants for the LL.M. in U.S. Law program must have a first degree in law from a non-U.S. law school.

Applicants should have their law school transcripts authenticated and evaluated by an agency approved by the California Bar.

Applicants must submit a course-by-course transcript evaluation.

Applicants must also submit a curriculum vitae/resume; brief personal statement; proof of English proficiency; and Government-issued photo identification.


Required Courses (7 credit hours)

Introduction to United States Law

Economics for Lawyers

Professional Responsibility

Electives (19 credit hours)

Courses included in the list of electives represent fundamental tenants of United States Law and reflect the type of introductory substantive and theoretical material that U.S. attorneys are expected to possess. These courses also match-up with courses that provide eligibility for sitting for a bar examination in the United States.

Administrative Law (Under development; not offered in Fall 2018)

Business Associations

Civil Procedure

Conflict of Laws

Constitutional Law I: Structure of Government

Constitutional Law II: The 14th Amendment

Contracts I

Corporate Tax

Criminal Law

Criminal Procedure: Investigation


Family Law

Immigration Law (Under development; not offered in Fall 2018)

Income Tax

International Law (Under development; not offered in Fall 2018)

Intro. to Legal Research, Writing, & Analysis


Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

Perspetives on Regulation


Secured Finance


Trusts and Estates

Unincorporated Business Entities