The LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers at Florida State University gives those with a law degree from another nation an understanding of the American legal system and the role of law in the United States. Each student in the program works with a faculty advisor to develop a curriculum to fit their needs and goals. This ensures that every student will receive personal attention and counseling. Some of the highlights of the program are:
The opportunity for graduates to take the bar examination in some jurisdictions, particularly New York and the District of Columbia.
Students in the Florida State University LL.M. Program in American Law for Foreign Lawyers may apply to the J.D. Program as Transfer LL.M. students. The LSAT is not required.
Students from Latin American and Caribbean nations qualify for in-state tuition with a small scholarship under Florida law.
Students may create their own plan of study, designing a curriculum to gain in-depth knowledge of United States law in specialization fields such as commercial/business law, international law, intellectual property law, criminal law, and other areas.
LL.M. students are fully integrated into the Florida State University law school community. The program includes classes to introduce graduate students to the fundamental principles of U.S. law and the American legal system, as well as classes chosen by graduate students to fit their own personalized curriculum, which they will take alongside J.D. students. This allows LL.M. students to establish professional relationships with other graduate students from around the world, as well the opportunity to work with FSU’s outstanding faculty and J.D. students. Languages spoken by faculty members include Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin. Social events also help to initiate relationships with faculty, administrators, and other students in the law school community, better preparing both LL.M. and J.D. students to participate in a globalized society.
Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will be awarded a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in American Law for Foreign Lawyers.