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College of Law launches LL.M. program
The Master of Laws (LL.M.) for foreign students at Syracuse University College of Law is a new 24-credit-hour graduate program designed to offer students with a foreign (non-U.S.) law degree or its equivalent, advanced study in American law. Applications are being accepted through May 15, 2012, for students entering in fall 2012.
“We believe in the international exchange of ideas and we are dedicated to welcoming students to this program from varied legal backgrounds and nations,” says Aviva Abramovsky, associate professor of law, associate dean for special projects and director of the LL.M. program. “Whether you are seeking a comprehensive overview of the American system of laws or seek to specialize in concentrated areas of course work, our one-year LL.M. program will provide you with that knowledge and expertise.”
In this one-year residential program, students will take two foundational courses together, one to introduce the students to basics of the American legal system, and a second in legal writing, with a third required research seminar of their choice. The remainder of the program allows students to tailor their own experience in the LL.M. from among the diverse courses offered at the College of Law.
The Syracuse Law LL.M. program is exclusively available to graduates in law from foreign academic institutions or those who are otherwise licensed to practice law in their home jurisdictions. Individuals from diverse legal backgrounds, including corporate, government and private practice, judicial and academic, are encouraged to apply.