LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law

The LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law program is your gateway to a thriving career in American, international, and comparative law. The program equips students with a strong grounding in legal theory and practical skills to pursue their legal careers in the US and abroad.

Students who choose this program 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. Students pursuing either track may tailor their education by selecting from many recommended and elective courses. This LLM Program is open only to foreign students.

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Through the hands-on Frank C. Newman International Human Rights Law Clinic, students may travel to New York or Geneva to participate in United Nations human rights meetings and conferences, an unforgettable opportunity to put classroom knowledge into practice. 

laura-rivera-marineroMy USF LLM was the turning point in my path to an international law career. Going to Geneva with the International Human Rights Law Clinic was an opportunity to put into practice the theory I learned in the classroom. I also acquired negotiation skills that I use on a daily basis.”

Laura Rivera Marinero ’09
Democratic Governance Coordinator,
United Nations Development Program
El Salvador

Why join us?

  • Study in the heart of San Francisco, minutes from the Civic Center, where LLM students attend hearings at the California Supreme Court
  • Get hands-on training through externships in Bay Area law firms and businesses and USF’s many in-house law clinics
  • Benefit from individual counseling with faculty and career planning services
  • Network with USF alumni mentors who are attorneys practicing in a variety of legal fields, from technology to business and beyond
  • Prepare to take the Bar Exam and practice in the U.S., or use your LLM to enhance your expertise and credentials for work in your home country
  • Secure housing in the law school’s new residence hall