Foreign-educated lawyers and U.S. practitioners can gain a better understanding of the U.S. legal system and be eligible for the bar exam.
As a student in this program, you can tailor your curriculum to fit your needs and help you prepare for the U.S. bar exam in select jurisdictions.

Tailor Your Expertise: Our Program Overview

Designed for foreign-educated lawyers, our LL.M. in Legal Studies provides education in U.S. law and issues. Explore our on-campus and online programs that can be completed in 15 months (one year of full-time study). Our program is also open to U.S.-educated lawyers.

Course Options

Courses within the U.S. Legal Studies specialization include:

  • Civil Procedure,
  • Contracts, 
  • Constitutional Law,
  • Criminal Law,
  • Property Law and Torts,
  • And more

Program Requirements

These are the degree and course requirements essential for success in this program: 

  • Attend classes as a full-time student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law 
  • Complete 24 units of credit over two semesters of study, subject to possible extension for cause 
  • Take a two-credit class in American Legal Systems 
  • Take a two-credit class on Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis (for international students only) 
  • File an official Application for Graduation.

Certificate Options

You can obtain a certificate in Energy and Natural Resources Law or Indigenous Peoples Law by incorporating 12 credit hours of specialized coursework within the required 24 credit hours.

Learn the U.S. Legal System

Months to Earn Your Degree
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