Degree Requirements

Students who enroll in the LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers must attend a non-credit, LL.M. orientation and general law school orientation prior to the beginning the fall semester, and then successfully complete 24 units of credit in residence at the Florida State University College of Law.

The required courses for the degree are Legal Research and Writing and Introduction to American Law. Students are encouraged to tailor their remaining courses to their particular interests and career aspirations by choosing courses and seminars from among those offered in the J.D. program.

An LL.M. thesis is not required for this degree. Students who demonstrate outstanding writing and research ability may, however, have the opportunity to take a 3-credit Directed Individual Study. Upon successful completion of this substantial research project, the International Programs Committee may designate qualified papers as an LL.M. thesis.