Why an LL.M. from Wayne Law?
Are you interested in pursuing an advanced legal degree? Combining your love of law with another area of study? Learning law on a global scale?
Lawyers who already have a J.D. degree or a foreign equivalent can receive specialized training through Wayne Law’s LL.M. program. Students in this program may earn a master’s degree in corporate and finance law, labor and employment law, or tax law.
The curriculum includes both day and evening courses, taught by nationally recognized faculty and leading Detroit-area practitioners with in-depth expertise in their fields. Many classes include a mix of upper-level J.D. students and LL.M. students, bringing a welcome diversity of perspective and experience to the class discussions. Approved courses for each concentration are offered at Wayne Law and in related programs at Wayne State University such as accounting, business, economics, dispute resolution, industrial relations and political science.
The admissions criteria, general requirements for the degree, and specific requirements for each LL.M. major are set out in the Master of Laws Academic Regulations. Applicants must have a J.D. (or LL.B.) degree from an approved U.S. law school or the equivalent of such a degree from a school outside the United States. International applicants must also satisfy an English competency requirement and are generally admitted only in the Fall term so that they may participate in the Fall session of the legal research and writing program. Although letters of recommendation are not currently required, it is highly recommended that each student submit at least one letter of recommendation as part of the application process. A personal statement describing the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the LL.M. degree and a sample of the applicant’s legal writing are also recommended.
Students pursuing the LL.M. degree may satisfy the degree requirements in one year of full-time study or over a period of up to six years of part-time study. The culmination of the 24-credit hours of substantive law coursework is a thesis, developed in conjunction with a faculty adviser at Wayne Law.
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