LL.M program at the University of Cincinnati College of Law

LL.M program at the University of Cincinnati College of Law

  • The United States
  • Responsable(s) de la formation : Nora Burke Wagner
    Contact administratif 001 513 556-6805
    Contact administratif : LLM Program
    Adresse : Cincinnati
    Site Internet : Consulter
    Email : uclawllm@uc.edu

    Program overview

    Students in the LLM program complete at least twenty-four credits hours in order to earn the LLM degree. This generally occurs within one academic year. Students gain a more advanced understanding of the critical features of the U.S. legal tradition, the functional components and participants in the U.S. legal system, and key legal concepts including legal ethics and professional responsibility.

    This program will allow you to discover :
    • Legal English
    • Networking with US lawyers
    • American business customs
    • Campus and city tours


    LL.M. students participate in an orientation progrm and enroll in the U.S. Legal system course as well as Legal Research/Writing for LL.M. sudents.

    Additional courses are selected by individual students working in consultation with the Program Director and faculty. By choosing courses from among the range of those offered to all law students, LLM students are able to design a course of study that best advances their own professional agendas.

    Students may select courses in areas of study, called professional pathways, such as Business and Entrepreneurship; Criminal; International; Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property; Science, Health, and Environment; Public Interest; Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution; General and Small Practice.

    Information about courses we offer is located here

    Classroom instruction is integrated with practice observations at courtrooms, government agencies, law firms, and corporate offices. During these observations, participants interact with judges, attorneys, general counsel, and business executives, who convey critical insights about practice in the U.S., including:

    • U.S. business customs
    • Liaising effectively with counsel
    • Navigating the U.S. judicial system

    The College of Law will also provide forums for participants to discuss their legal cultures, as well as to introduce their law firms or institutions to area attorneys and business executives. In this way, participants and local attorneys and executives have many opportunities to network and form lasting professional contacts.

    Taking a Bar Exam

    Students wishing to seek admission to practice law in Ohio are required to successfully complete 30 credit hours.

    Twenty credit hours must be taken from the following list of courses identified by the Ohio Supreme Court: Legal Research/Writing; Business Associations; Conflict of Laws; Constitutional Law; Contracts; Criminal Law/Criminal Procedure; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Evidence; Family Law; Civil Procedure; Federal Income Taxes; Professional Responsibility/Legal Ethics; Property (Real & Personal); Torts; Uniform Commercial Code (Articles II, III, & IX). Please contact the Ohio Supreme Court for additional information and to determine whether your previous education in combination with the LL.M. program will be sufficient to apply to take the bar exam.

    Completion of the LLM program does NOT guarantee your eligibility to practice law in the U.S.