LL.M. in U.S. Law

The University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, offers an innovative educational experience that sets the standard for practical legal training while maintaining high ideals. We do not just train students for the real world; we train them to build a better world. Our LL.M. in U.S. Law program is tailored to your professional goals and will prepare you to practice law in a global context by providing you with an insider’s view of the American legal system. 

The one-year LL.M. in U.S. Law program at St. Thomas School of Law will introduce you to the United States legal system and provide you with the opportunity to focus on a particular area of law that interests you, such as global and comparative law, intellectual property, business and corporate law. You will study with distinguished faculty who will offer personalized attention based on your individual professional and personal development, with a wide selection of elective courses in many legal fields available to you. This program is especially beneficial if you expect to work with U.S.-trained attorneys on international transactions or disputes that involve U.S. law and legal institutions. Generous scholarships are available for outstanding applicants. 

Mentor Externship Program

We know how important relationships are in your legal training, and St. Thomas School of Law’s groundbreaking Mentor Externship Program has been recognized as the #1 program in the U.S. since 2010 by The National Jurist. As an LL.M. in U.S. Law student, you will be paired with a local practicing lawyer or judge working in your area of interest who will serve as your mentor and provide guidance and fieldwork experiences to you throughout your program. You also will have the opportunity to participate in a business, judicial or public interest externship for academic credit with a company or law firm. Business clients want lawyers who know the law, but also know how to deal with people. St. Thomas School of Law excels in both.

Life as an LL.M. in U.S. Law Student


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