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Syracuse University: College of Law

Syracuse University College of Law

Foreign-educated law graduates are invited to join our diverse community of legal practitioners and academics to elevate understanding of the law and gain exposure to US and global practice.

Students in the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program may enroll in the fall (August) semester and may complete their program over the course of two or three semesters. LL.M. students enroll in courses that teach the foundations of the American legal system and are fully immersed in the College of Law community, taking elective courses alongside Syracuse J.D. students. Moreover, the “Bar Prep Track” provides special advising and courses for students who desire to become eligible for the New York State Bar Exam.

The College offers more than 100 courses in substantive legal topics as well as concentrations in Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization Law; International and Comparative Disability Law; International Business Transactions, Corporate, and Commercial Law; International Human Rights Law, and National Security and Counterterrorism Law.

The LL.M. Admissions Committee offers conditional admission to applicants who require additional English language instruction at Syracuse University’s English Language Institute (ELI) before starting the LL.M. program. While no TOEFL/IELTS score is required for admission, candidates must be proficient in English and are recommended to demonstrate the equivalency of a 90 TOEFL score or a 6.5 IELTS score. We encourage all students to attend the six-week intensive summer program English for Lawyers, offered by Syracuse University’s English Language Institute.

Syracuse Law offers LL.M. Merit Scholarships to select candidates. These scholarships typically range in amount between 10% to 60% of LL.M. program tuition.

In fall 2021, the College of Law launches its doctoral-level S.J.D. program. This program is designed for foreign-educated lawyers and academics who desire to pursue careers in legal academia, research, the judiciary, and government posts.

The College of Law is part of the 200-acre main Syracuse University campus. Syracuse is located in the center of New York State, offering convenient access to major cities such as Boston, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Toronto. Regarding housing, students can find a range of single or shared apartment houses in the city. New fully furnished apartment buildings include Campus West, Theory Syracuse, Copper Beech Commons, and the 505 on Walnut, all located a short 5- to 15-minute walk to the law school.

Read more about our admissions requirements now and start your application online. Hear what students are saying about our LL.M. Program here and here.

Contact Information
Syracuse University College of Law
Office of International Programs
Suite 217 Dineen Hall
950 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-6070
Phone: (315) 443-1962
Fax: (315) 443-9568

Andrew S. Horsfall
Assistant Dean of International Programs
P: 011 + 1+ 315 443 1962



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