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Summer/Autumn 2013
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May 15, 2013

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The DePaul Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Law provides an intensive one-year course of full-time study* that emphasizes the theoretical background and practical skills lawyers need to excel in international law practice.

With concentrations in four key areas of global practice:

  • International Aviation Law & Policy
  • International Business, Commercial & Trade Law
  • International Governance & Rule of Law
  • International Human Rights Law & Policy and Criminal Justice

The DePaul international law program is designed for both experienced attorneys and recent law school graduates from the United States and abroad who wish to:

  • Earn an advanced law degree to assist in the pursuit of a career with law firms, governmental and nongovernmental agencies, and academic institutions worldwide
  • Obtain practical and theoretical knowledge of international law and its interaction with the laws of the United States and other countries
  • Learn the research, analytical and communication skills required to succeed in international law practice
  • Represent clients engaged in international transactions and relationships
  • Establish a network of professional international contacts and clients
  • Work with faculty experts in international and U.S. law
  • Interact with students from diverse legal cultures

Additionally, foreign lawyers and graduates will:

  • Improve English language skills and gain an understanding of the U.S. legal system
  • Earn an advanced law degree from an ABA-accredited U.S. law school, which may allow them to take the bar examination in several U.S. jurisdictions.**

* Graduates of ABA-approved U.S. law schools may complete the program on a part-time basis.  Program may be completed from one to four years.

** Lawyers with a foreign law degree who wish to take a U.S. bar examination after graduating from the DePaul program should familiarize themselves with the eligibility and general requirements of the particular bar exam they wish to take.