Wayne State University

Director's message

Photo of Linda BealeAs the new director of Wayne Law's LL.M. program, I am delighted to welcome all our returning students, new students and interested potential students to Wayne Law.

The Wayne Law LL.M. program is a master of laws degree for students who already have a J.D. degree or who have an equivalent degree from a foreign institution. Areas of concentration include corporate/finance, tax and labor/employment law, as well as a program in U.S. law for international students who are looking for a more general overview of the U.S. legal system. Our full-time faculty teach in all of these programs, offering LL.M. students a wide variety of courses and experiences. Please visit us or contact us and we’ll be pleased to discuss the program with you and answer your questions.

Our fall 2015 entering class of LL.M. students come from as close as southeast Michigan and as far away as India, China and Ghana (and other countries), with majors in each of the four concentrations we offer. LL.M. orientation began Monday, Aug. 24, with classes beginning Monday, Aug. 31. LL.M. students take many courses together with upper-class J.D. students. They also participate in student organizations and the many cultural and community development opportunities available in the metropolitan Detroit area, as well as attending events organized specifically for LL.M. students.

It will be an exciting semester here in Detroit, as the city continues with its expansion of intracity rail service and several new large-scale projects get underway, including the new Red Wings arena and commercial/residential complex not far from the university. Take some time to explore the many museums and public institutions in the city, as well as the wide variety of athletic facilities and hiking, biking and outdoor recreation available. Take advantage of the many shops and restaurants catering to international cuisines and cultures. If you visit or are already here for the year, be sure to go to the beautiful River Walk recreational area and Belle Isle park.

Linda McKissack Beale
Professor of Law
Director of Graduate Studies

Aug. 24, 2015

Training the next generation of lawyers, advocates and leaders