Earn an LL.M. at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where you will take courses together with J.D. students, become part of a tight-knit community, and live in the affordable city of Philadelphia. We invite you to join the Temple family to advance your career. We welcome:
Recent law school graduates
Legal academics, counsel, and government officials
Any student who has earned a first degree in law or otherwise has a college degree and significant legal work experience
Temple Law has a very strong sense of community. Our LL.M. students actively take part in many aspects of law school student life, including participating in student organizations, events, and other social activities, forming tight bonds with other LL.M. and J.D. students and experiencing university life fully. Our faculty devote an uncommon level of attention and commitment to our international students’ success.
Our 2021-2022 tuition is $33,000, which is significantly less than comparable programs. Temple Law also offers a limited number of scholarships based on academic merit and need.
Philadelphia, Your New Favorite American City
Temple Law is located in Philadelphia, the sixth-largest city in the U.S., conveniently located between New York City and Washington, D.C. The cost of living in Philadelphia is lower than that of other east coast cities, allowing students to live affordably in a large city while pursuing an excellent education and building a network. Here are 5 reasons why you should study law in Philadephia.
Expand Your Career Possibilities by Earning an American LL.M.
Temple has historically been ranked among the most elite programs in International Law, Legal Research and Writing, and Trial Advocacy – all critical competencies for lawyers to excel in international, administrative, arbitration, and transactional work. Your LL.M. degree from Temple Law demonstrates to employers and clients that you will help them succeed. You will also join a global network of alumni who have received the same quality of legal training that you will undertake.
Strong Curriculum with Global Reach
You can personalize the curriculum to your interests, including bar exam subjects. We can assist you in choosing from over 180 courses to satisfy program requirements and prepare for a U.S. bar exam, if you plan to do so. You will take classes alongside American J.D. and other international students, and you may also be able to study at our Tokyo and Rome campuses, if conditions permit.
Open an application here by October 15 for Spring and April 1 for Fall. Extensions available. Please provide:
1. First degree in law earned outside of the United States.
2. Proof of English proficiency, demonstrated by earning a minimum of:
IELTS: 6.5 (with no individual score below 6.0)
Duolingo English Test: 115
*If you are below our minimums, please contact us to discuss conditional admission.
4. Personal Statement
5. Two letters of Recommendation
6. $50 application fee (waivers considered upon request)