LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law
program is open to applicants who have obtained a first degree in law,
or have completed in a foreign country the university-based legal
education required to take the equivalent of the bar examination in that
country, or are qualified to practice law in a foreign country, or are
otherwise determined sufficiently qualified by the LLM admissions
committee. Strong English language ability is also required of all
Students in the Master of Laws in
International Transactions and Comparative Law program choose to
specialize in one of two areas. The first option is to focus on the law
relating to international business and commercial transactions or
international human rights law. Students who select the second option
focus on an area of American law as the subject of a comparative law
study. Completion of either option leads to the LLM degree. Students
pursuing either track may tailor their education by selecting from many
recommended and elective courses.
The program requires completion of 25 course units of credit over two
consecutive full-time semesters of study at the USF School of Law
(August through May). With the approval of the director, the program may
also be completed through part-time study.
All international LLM students meet
weekly in the American Legal System courses, which include visits to
state and federal courts in San Francisco and other events.
International LLM students also enjoy a one-on-one mentor relationship
with one of our alumni who is a practicing attorney or judge.