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An LLM Degree With Global Reach

Learn How Northeastern Law’s Online Master of Laws Program Can Benefit Your Career

Welcome to a Master of Laws (LLM) program that is both experiential and global.

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Internationally trained lawyer seeking to practice law in the U.S.

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Program Benefits

Three unique tracks Three unique tracks
California bar preparation path California bar preparation path
Taught by law school faculty Taught by law school faculty
Finish in as little as 12 months Finish in as little as 12 months
Automatic scholarship consideration Automatic scholarship consideration

An LLM Degree With Global Reach

Our 100% online program was designed to help internationally trained attorneys gain foundational knowledge of the ever-changing U.S. legal environment and to help U.S. trained lawyers gain specialized expertise. In addition, both international and domestic lawyers have access to our California bar exam preparation path of study.

Taught by expert faculty with experience as practicing lawyers, Northeastern Law’s online LLM program allows you to virtually engage in dynamic interactions on a wide range of issues, including intellectual property, technology, privacy, and international business. Here, you can shape your own experiences, drawing from a wide range of industry-informed courses.

Complete the program in as little as 12 months, with full-time and part-time options available.

The program features three distinct tracks:

  • The Intellectual Property and Technology track prepares attorneys for more specialized roles such as in-house counsel, IP licensing counsel and privacy counsel.
  • The International Business track is unique to Northeastern and prepares domestic attorneys and international law graduates for jobs as international business lawyers, trade lawyers and compliance counsel.
  • The Bar Examination track prepares recent law school graduates, international lawyers and law graduates and domestic attorneys who are preparing for the California bar exam*.

*Other jurisdictions may qualify. Students are responsible for determining what is required for admission into a particular bar exam.


LLM students also have the unparalleled opportunity to participate in an optional one-week California Legal Immersion Summer Experience. As part of this experience, you’ll visit legal and governmental organizations in the San Francisco Bay area and gain real-world insights from legal leaders relating to the interplay among law, technology and government. In addition, the trip serves as a networking opportunity with fellow LLM peers and Northeastern University School of Law faculty.

To learn more about Northeastern Law’s Master of Laws (LLM) program, use the form provided to request information.

An LLM Degree With Global Reach
Northeastern Law is ranked #1 for practical training by The National Jurist

Northeastern Law is ranked #1 for practical legal training by The National Jurist

James Hackney, Dean and Professor of Law

The Minds Behind LLM

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

“In the fast-paced technology and business spaces, lawyers who obtain specialized knowledge and skill sets are in demand. Our LLM program provides students with the resources of a leading global university and the confidence to nimbly and successfully navigate the competitive marketplace.”

James Hackney, Dean and Professor of Law

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-powered lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; and Vancouver—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s nine colleges and schools offer a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs—in on-campus, online and hybrid formats. Among these, we offer more than 140 multidisciplinary majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


Accolades and Rankings

Northeastern Law is renowned for providing students with a practical, industry-focused education. In particular, the school's LLM and MLS coursework and curricula rely heavily on industry input, with a goal of enhancing students' career development opportunities. U.S. News & World Report ranks Northeastern University as one of the top 15 schools in the country in its Most Innovative Schools ranking, and the law school is ranked No. 1 for practical training by The National Jurist. Northeastern University is also ranked #67 Best Law Schools and #102 Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report.

About Northeastern

Are you seeking expertise in a specialized area of law?

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Are you an internationally trained lawyer seeking to practice law in the U.S.?

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