LL.M. Degree Program
LL.M. Academic Requirements
LL.M. candidates with a U.S. law degree are required to complete 24 semester hours of course work. LL.M. candidates with a first law degree from a foreign university must complete 30 semester hours of course work, including Introduction to the U.S. Legal System & U.S. Legal Research for Graduate Students.
All LL.M. students must take at least four core courses, approved elective courses and one course that satisfies the LL.M. writing requirement. Some of these requirements may be fulfilled with transfer credit.
The LL.M. program may be completed on a part-time basis with the approval of the associate dean for academic affairs and the director of graduate law programs. Part-time students must complete the program within four calendar years from the date of matriculation.
|Copyright Law, 2 credits
Cyberspace Law, 2 credits
Electronic Commerce, 2 credits
Intellectual Property Law, 3 credits
|International Intellectual Property Law, 2 credits
Licensing Intellectual Property, 2 credits
Patent Law, 2 credits
Trademarks and Unfair Competition, 2 credits
LL.M. candidates may select their elective courses from any core course listed above and the following courses:Back to top from Elective Courses
All LL.M. candidates must complete a substantial legal research and writing paper in connection with a course or an independent study project supervised by a faculty member. Courses that satisfy the writing requirement include the Independent Study for Graduate Students as well as any of the four-credit capstone courses listed above.
This requirement may be waived by the associate dean for academic affairs, after consultation with the director of graduate law programs in some instances where circumstances indicate a more educationally profitable use of the candidate's time and effort.Back to top from Writing Requirement
Academic Good Standing
To remain in academic good standing, U.S. LL.M. students must maintain a 2.2 GPA. International LL.M. students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and will be graded using the grading norms and practices of the University of Dayton's Graduate School as a guideline.Back to top from Academic Good Standing
LL.M. Admission Process
All candidates for the LL.M. degree are required to have a first degree in law from an ABA-accredited U.S. law school or from a foreign university authorized to confer such a degree by the government of the country in which it is located.
ACADEMIC, PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Applicants will be evaluated for admission on academic and personal criteria including prior academic performance in law school, undergraduate and other professional schools, as demonstrated by grade point average (GPA) in relevant course work, standardized test performance and other relevant criteria. We will also consider employment experience and other personal and professional accomplishments.
All candidates for the LL.M. degree must be fluent in English. Learn more about our requirements for English proficiency.Back to top from LL.M. Admission Process