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Master of Laws (LLM)


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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 24
Cost Per Credit: $700
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College of Law

Program Details

The General Master of Laws (LLM) program provides those who have already earned a JD in the U.S. or a first law degree (BA in Law, LLB or JD equivalent) from a country outside the U.S. with a part-time two-year curriculum. Advance your knowledge with in-depth study and interaction with experts in the field of law, including experienced academics and policymakers. It is also a prerequisite for earning a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), the highest degree offered in law.

The College of Law's General LLM degree is a 24-unit degree providing an opportunity to gain a level of proficiency within a specific field of law. Create your own concentration by selecting courses from any number of our available areas of study.

Applicants must be a JD graduate of an American Bar Association approved law school in the United States, or possess the first law degree from a foreign law school approved by the government or other accrediting authority in the enation in which it is located. If you do not yet hold a law degree, you may consider the online Master of Legal Studies.

Applicants who intend to practice law should be aware that bar admission in all U.S. states involves consideration of a bar applicant's character and moral fitness for the practice of law. Applicants should acquaint themselves with the bar admission requirements of the states in which they intend to practice. The American Bar Association offers various resources on bar admission.​

To apply for the online LLM program, you must file an application directly with the University of Arizona's College of Law.

Apply now or go to the College of Law website to learn more about the application process.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

LAW 501: Procedure
LAW 502A&B: The American Common Law System I & II
LAW 504: The American Public Law System
LAW 507: Legal Analysis, Writing and Research



Earning your Master of Laws (LLM) in Law will build core skills, including:

  • Lawsuits
  • Legal discovery
  • Legal research
  • Legal hearings
  • Legal pleadings
  • Appeals
  • Legal depositions
  • Mediation
  • Civil law
  • Providing legal advice

Graduates of the LLM in Law program will be prepared to pursue the following careers:

  • Associate Attorney
  • Attorney
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Staff Attorney
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Legal Counsel
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Personal Injury Attorney
  • Lawyer
  • Litigation Attorney