The U.S. Legal Studies specialization allows foreign-educated lawyers to gain a general education in U.S. law and legal issues. Students are encouraged to tailor the curriculum to fit their individualized needs, and courses may be selected to help the student prepare for taking a bar exam in the United States in select jurisdictions.
Courses within the U.S. Legal Studies specialization may include Civil Procedure, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Property Law and Torts, among others.
Students have the option to earn a certificate in Energy and Natural Resources Law or Indigenous Peoples Law by including 12 credit hours of focused course work within the required 24 credit hours.
The LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies can be completed in 15 months.