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.