LLM for Foreign-Trained Attorneys

Located in the heart of downtown LA, Loyola is a short shuttle ride away from the federal courts and major law firms, in addition to main attractions, such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Staples Center. Our students work in Los Angeles' top film companies to prepare and negotiate license agreements for television. They also help conduct felony preliminary hearings and jury trials for the LA County District Attorney's Office. The Law School curriculum features practical skills training and clinical opportunities so students can be prepared for practice.

Loyola's Master of Laws Program (LLM) is designed to provide foreign-trained attorneys the opportunity to study U.S. law and related disciplines in two semesters. Students can select courses from the JD curriculum, concentrating their studies in any area of special interest or taking a broad range of courses. LLM students have access to externships and professional networking opportunities with renowned alumni, and training from nationally recognized faculty.  

Externships and Professional Networking Opportunities

LLM students are eligible for externships with academic credit, which enable them to gain practical experience in their areas of interest. Loyola has long-standing connections with a wide range of law offices and legal departments throughout Los Angeles and Southern California and students have the opportunity to take advantage of these relationships by gaining valuable work experience to complement their academic program.

LLM students have access to Loyola's Career Development Center. LLM students can take advantage of Loyola's numerous extra-curricular activities, students groups, networking and career events, and student social activities. 

California Bar Eligibility

Students interested in taking the California Bar Examination must satisfy the examination requirements. For more information, please click here.

Program Requirements and Specializations

The LLM will be awarded upon the satisfactory completion of at least 24 units of coursework. This includes two introductory required courses that every LLM student must complete:

The Loyola curriculum offers a breadth of class choices in a variety of areas. With 325 elective courses to choose from, students can fulfill the degree requirements by enrolling in a broad range of JD courses, or specializing in an area of interest.  Each specialization has a required curriculum that has been specially tailored to equip graduates witha comprehensive understanding of the subject.  Students can specialize in the following areas:

Civil Litigation and Advocacy

Criminal Justice

Entertainment Law

Intellectual Property Law

International Business Law