Indiana Law has been granting graduate degrees to international lawyers for more than 100 years. Indiana Law’s LLM degree is primarily for international students and is our most popular graduate degree option. This degree requires at least one academic year in residence. We currently offer both the standard non-thesis LLM (24 credit hours) as well as thesis (30 credit hour LLM) degree options. We offer both a Spring start (January) as well as a Fall start (August) option for the LLM degree.
The LLM is a flexible program that allows you to concentrate on areas of law most important to you while ensuring you receive a solid grounding in American law through select courses for international students that provide a foundation for understanding the US legal system. Required courses, including Introduction to American Law and Legal Discourse and Writing, will provide you with a foundation necessary for success in an American law school. Aside from these required courses, you can customize your course of study. In this way, you play an active role in designing a customized program that meets your specific needs.