Who will I learn with?
What will I be prepared for?
Students have the choice between two tracks:
- LL.M. Transnational Business Practice: Two semesters (full-time) or three/four semesters (part-time) of study on the Pacific McGeorge Campus (more here).
- LL.M. Transnational Business Practice with Internship: One semester of study on the Pacific McGeorge Campus and the opportunity to participate in a 12-week internship with an international law firm (more here).
One of the program highlights is that our students gain access to the Pacific McGeorge Global Center for Business & Development, which stands at the interface between the global economy and the legal profession.
The program offers many other highlights such as:
- Getting real practical experience
- Enjoying classes with J.D. students
- Benefiting from faculty expertise in the International Law field
- Working with the Director of Graduate & International Programs to tailor your course selection to meet your career goals
- Having access to Pacific McGeorge's broad base of alumni who work in international law firms in more than 40 countries
- Joining a community of law students studying on the Pacific McGeorge campus, and receive special assistance in adjusting to student life in the United States
The track involves one-year (two semesters) to two-year (three or four semesters) courses of study.
U.S. Law Track
The U.S. Law track is specifically designed for lawyers or law graduates with a law degree granted from schools in their home country who seek a general introduction to the United States law and valuable insights as to how attorneys are trained in the United States.
Highlights of this track include :
Experiencing courses with J.D. students allowing direct observation of American lawyer training
Receiving assistance to tailor your course of study to qualify to take the Bar exam
Obtaining special assistance in adjusting to student life in the United States
Studying the foundation of American law to be prepared to demonstrate knowledge of U.S. law to employees and clients
Having access to Pacific McGeorge's broad base of alumni from all over the world
Margarita Vladimirova, ’12, Ph.D. Student at the Samara State University of Economics – Mediator
The Water Resources Law graduate program emphasizes interdisciplinary natural resources classes; simulations and case studies; a robust field placement experience; and advanced substantive law course work. The combination of natural resources science, technology and economics, with strong legal coursework and hands-on training, makes this program unique among other natural resources law graduate degrees.
Both tracks of the LL.M. in Water Resources Law involve one-year (two semesters) to two-year (three or four semesters) courses of study:
- U.S. Law Track: This track focuses on issues affecting the United States. It is designed for students with a law degree to gain expertise in this growing field of environmental and natural resources law (see here).
- International Track : For law graduates interested in pursuing careers in government, non-governmental organizations or private law firms dealing with international water issues. This program focuses on the unique laws, policies and political dynamics as it applies to water- courses that are shared by two or more nations (see here).
- Fast Track: This accelerated program is available to Pacific McGeorge J.D. students for both the U.S. Law Track and International Track of the Water Resources Law LL.M. degree (see here).
Highlights of the program include:
- Experiencing first-hand observation and participation in solving complex relevant real issues
- Enjoying small classes sizes
- Taking advantage of our mentoring and career development resources
- Obtaining special assistance with course selection and class success
- Receiving help in adjusting to student life in the United States