LLM (for Foreign-Trained Attorneys)

This LLM program is primarily for graduates of law schools outside the U.S.  This year's students are from Argentina, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Nicaragua, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom.  There are two required courses: (1) Introduction to American Law, and (2) American Legal Research and Writing for Foreign Lawyers.  Otherwise, students are free to select courses from the JD curriculum, concentrating their studies in any area of special interest or taking a broad range of courses.  Students must complete 24 units in one academic year from August to May.

Founded in 1920, Loyola is one of the largest law schools in the United States.  In recent years, Loyola has ranked as high as #51 overall in the United States by U.S. News & World Report (2013).  This year, Loyola is ranked #5 overall in Southern California, #5 in the United States for its part-time program (out of 83 such programs), #6 for Trial Advocacy and #14 for Tax Law.  The Princeton Review ranks Loyola #7 for Best Environment for Minority Students and #7 for Best Professors.  Loyola has the most alumni honored in Super Lawyers’ Southern California Top 100 List and Top 50 Women List.

Loyola Highlights:

  • Our LLM students may do externships for academic credit.
  • Loyola Law School is a leader in classroom technology.  Almost every class is digitally sound-recorded.  Professors may make the recordings available to students through a course website, and many do.  This can be a very important study aid.
  • Our LLM students have full access to our Career Services Office.
  • Loyola Law School has an excellent alumni network.  For example, in the Los Angeles Superior Court System, more judges went to Loyola Law School than any other law school in the country.  The Law School currently has more than 16,000 alumni.