LL.M. for Graduates of Foreign Schools

Today’s academic and professional worlds demand intellect, expertise and the distinct ability to practice with competence. A master of laws from Georgia State Law affords U.S. and foreign-trained lawyers proactive, engaging and intellectually stimulating studies that reflect our dedication to educating lawyers of the highest caliber and competence. Practicing law on a global scale requires knowledge and education that transcends market needs.

This LL.M. program is open to any graduate with a foreign law degree (e.g., J.D., LL.B., B.L., B.A. in Law and Society). Georgia State Law’s LL.M. program is one of the most affordable and economical offered anywhere. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are not required.

You attend classes in a state-of-the-art building located in the heart of a vibrant, yet affordable, international city whose airport, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, connects you with the world. Our program offers two tracks for foreign-trained lawyers:

  • Bar Preparation Track: This is a prescribed 26-hour curriculum that allows foreign-trained lawyers to meet the requirements to sit for the Georgia Bar Exam or possibly become eligible to take the bar exam in other jurisdictions. The program is available either full time or part time.
  • Concentration Track: This track is a flexible LL.M. that allows foreign-trained lawyers to pursue specialized training in Health Law, Intellectual Property, Environmental and Land Use Law, or general legal knowledge. This curriculum requires a minimum of 26 credit hours. Students are encouraged to write a thesis major paper. This track is not intended to qualify graduates to take any U.S. bar examination.

Required classes for the full-time and part-time programs are held during the day and evening.