Master of Laws (LLM)

Loyola's LLM program is designed for foreign law graduates and experienced foreign and U.S. attorneys.

Our program allows students to build a flexible curriculum in American law and prepares them to become leaders in a globalized market.

Loyola offers generous scholarship opportunities, including our new 2017 LLM Scholarship Program that awards up to $25,000 to top applicants. Some scholarship recipients can have their LLM tuition reduced by as much as 50%.

Fall 2017 (August Start): Application is now OPEN
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017

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Questions? Schedule a call with LLM Faculty Director Aaron Ghirardelli by clicking here.

Your LLM at Loyola

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, with a campus designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, is ideally positioned in downtown Los Angeles, California – a legal, tech, media, fashion and financial capital. We are the closest ABA-accredited law school to Los Angeles’ primary courthouse and law firm scene, yet only 30 minutes away from beautiful beaches, like Malibu, Venice Beach and Santa Monica. At Loyola we care about our students and we want them to achieve their academic and professional goals. Loyola offers unique learning and networking opportunities for our international students:

  • Highly customizable curriculum allows you to choose courses that meet your interests and goals, including first-year JD courses that many other schools do not offer to international students;
  • Externship opportunities help our students gain practical experience in law firms, companies and public interest organizations;
  • Moot court and experiential learning programs allow students to practice lawyering skills by assisting clients in a wide-range of cases;
  • Network of more than 17,000 alumni and our Career Development Center help students obtain valuable working experience after the program and during the Optional Practical Training Period;
  • Los Angeles is the capital of entertainment and technology! Our campus is located in downtown Los Angeles, close to top law firms and courthouses and only 30 minutes away from Silicon Beach.

Program Requirements

Click here for information on our LLM program. Find out more about the program's requirements, how many courses you can take, what you need to know about bar exam eligibility, and start designing your curriculum today.



Enroll in our general LLM program (and design your own curriculum) or specialize in one of the following areas: Civil Litigation & Advocacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection, Criminal Justice, Entertainment & Media Law, Intellectual Property or International Business Law.


Externships and Career Development

Our Externship office helps LLM students obtain real-life working experience at law firms and other offices for one semester as part of the program in exchange for units. Our Career Development Center also helps our students maximize their job seeking opportunities after the LLM program.


Life on Campus 

Life on campus at Loyola Law School offers numerous opportunities to network with other foreign students, JD students, alumni and faculty. Student organizations also provide unique ways to connect with classmates and practitioners in specific areas of the law.


Tuition & Visa Information

Find more about tuition for the next academic year, as well as scholarship opportunities offered by Loyola Law School. Find out more about visa requirements and timing.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about our LLM program, our admission process, moving to the United States, bar exam eligibility and much more.


Visiting Scholars Program

This unique program allows students to visit our campus for one semester and audit up to two different classes. This is the best way to get a taste of Loyola Law School and find out more about our programs, faculty and campus.


Our International Partners

Loyola Law School Los Angeles is a true international academic hub. We welcome students from all over the world and have special partnerships with many foreign law schools. Find out if your law school is one of our partners and see whether you are eligible for special admissions through our partnerships.