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University of Michigan Law School: LLM

Institution University of Michigan Law School
Department Law School View department profile
Telephone +1 (734) 763-6802
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The Michigan Law LLM provides a flexible program of study, allowing students to specialize as they like, explore new areas of interest, or qualify to take the New York bar exam. The program's academic rigor rewards students who are up for the challenge of learning and being assessed alongside JD students, while its intellectual engagement rewards students who relish exploration and risk taking.

LLM students are permitted to enroll in most JD courses, including several clinics. In fact, we reserve seats in may fall semester courses to ensure places are actually available by the time you enroll. We offer only two courses that are exclusive to LLM students (a constitutional law course and a research and writing course). Both courses are optional, though generally recommended.


The University of Michigan Law School is recognized as one of the top law schools in the US and one of the originators of the LLM degree. Our first LLM class graduated in 1890, bringing a global perspective to Ann Arbor and building an international Michigan Law network that spans the world and the generations. We have never looked back. Today, our professors are not only preeminent in their fields, having clerked at the US Supreme Court or been managing partners in law firms, but they have lived, worked, and studied in too many countries to count. They are fluent …

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