LL.M. program for foreign law graduates

About William Mitchell

In the 115 years since Mitchell was founded, many notable legal professionals, including U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, have graduated from William Mitchell. The college’s beautiful campus is home to a diverse student body, 40 full-time internationally recognized scholars and professors, and more than 100 lawyers and judges who teach part time.

College classrooms are equipped with the latest technology and the Warren E. Burger Library, staffed by more than 20 librarians, is among the most comprehensive legal libraries in the region.

An advanced legal studies program for lawyers from around the world

The LL.M. program at William Mitchell College of Law introduces foreign law graduates to the legal system of the United States and provides the opportunity to learn and apply advanced legal concepts in specialized areas of law, such as intellectual property, international and comparative law, business and corporate law, and others.

After completing an intensive three-week course entitled Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, LL.M. students work with a selected faculty advisor to design a course of study that includes rigorous law courses, the opportunity to work directly with practicing lawyers and judges, and completion of a Master’s Paper.

The program brings together a global community of lawyers to train practicing lawyers to prevent and resolve issues involving U.S. law and to introduce law teachers to the interactive, experiential teaching techniques for which William Mitchell is known.

2015-16 Schedule

The program begins in August 2015 and continues through early May 2016. Students may choose to extend the program into a second year, during which time students may have an opportunity to intern at an American law office for practical training.

More information

Luiza M. Dreasher, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean and Director
Office of Multicultural & International Inclusion

William Mitchell College of Law
875 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105 USA


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