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Master of Laws (LLM)

Master of Laws (LLM)

  • QS World University Rankings
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
  • Start date Jan-2000

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Among the most distinguished U.S. law schools, the University of Chicago is the only one which offers the combination of a small LL.M. program with a real sense of community among its students, a challenging academic experience both inside and outside the classroom and an exciting urban location in one of the great cities of the world. Our LLM graduates often say that their year at the Law School had a great impact on both their subsequent personal and professional lives. They also look back fondly at the friendships that developed and the experiences they shared with classmates and others in the University community. Below is a closer look at some of the factors which made their time here so rewarding and may help to explain why they are so enthusiastic about Chicago. Since our LLM students and JD students take the same courses and are together in the same community, some of the links below will be of interest to prospective LLM students even though they were prepared with our prospective JD students in mind. American law schools have offices, generally called career services or placement, that help students and graduates find summer and permanent positions with law firms, government agencies, corporations and public interest organizations. We realize that foreign LLM students face some unique issues relating to the job search process in the United States. Throughout the year, the Law School's Office of Career Services will assist LLM students by offering informational and skill development programs relating to the job search process in the United States. The Office of Career Services will also provide counseling services to LLM students on an individual basis. During these confidential one-on-one sessions, LLM students typically discuss career plans, develop job search strategies, review resumes and cover letters and prepare for job interviews. In addition, the Office of Career Services acts as a liaison between LLM students and prospective employers, forwarding student resumes and facilitating contacts between students, alumni and employers. The Office of Career Services also maintains a career resource center which houses a combination of hard-copy materials including books, newspapers, periodicals, clippings, proprietary survey information, recruiting materials from more than 1000 employers and electronic, on-line materials including a proprietary database of more than 2500 employers.