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Online LL.M. Degree

LL.M. in American and Transnational Law (Online)

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For students—both U.S. and foreign-trained attorneys—interested in completing their LL.M. degree in American and Transnational Law, the University of Dayton School of Law offers a 100% online program.

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Highlights & Benefits

100% Online Flexible Course Format

All courses are entirely online in an asynchronous format, allowing students to access course content on the days and times that work best for them. See what our students have to say!

Earn Your Degree in as Little as 1 Year

Earn your degree in as little as 1 calendar year—3 available semesters starting in January, May, and August.

Bar Oriented Curriculum

Our Online LL.M. curriculum aligns with the current requirements for the California and Washington state bar exams.*

Affordability & Generous Financial Aid

Guaranteed partial tuition scholarships are offered to all degree-seeking students who apply by the priority deadline. Contact us for more information. No on-campus study requirement, and no additional costs for reading materials. 

Student Support

All Online LL.M. students receive access to free supplemental online resources and study guides, as well as free Career Services, Academic Success Services, and Library resources.

Faculty

Courses taught by critically acclaimed professors and legal practitioners with experience instructing via an online platform.

Career Support

One-on-one career counseling available to help you tailor your job search, leverage your LL.M. degree and connect you to University of Dayton alumni throughout the world (over 120,000 alumni living worldwide).

*Eligibility requirements for bar admission vary by state. Dayton Law cannot guarantee bar admission. Students are responsible for contacting the state bar to determine their eligibility.

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Online LL.M. Program Overview

Margaret Ioannides, Program Director for the University of Dayton School of Law’s Online LL.M. Program, provides background information about the law school and a comprehensive overview of the 100% Online LL.M. Program in American and Transnational Law.

Online LL.M. Program Overview

Margaret Ioannides, Program Director for the University of Dayton School of Law’s Online LL.M. Program, provides background information about the law school and a comprehensive overview of the 100% Online LL.M. Program in American and Transnational Law.

Program Overview

The Online LL.M. program is for law school graduates who already hold a first degree in law. There are no additional testing requirements for this program—no GMAT, GRE, or LSAT required for admission.

This Online LL.M. Program appeals primarily to foreign-educated law school graduates interested in:

  • Careers in global law practices like business, immigration, trade, investment, IP, etc.
  • Learning more about U.S. law and legal practice
  • Establishing a path to U.S. bar eligibility*
  • Earning a graduate law degree from an A.B.A. accredited U.S. law school

*Eligibility requirements for bar admission vary by state. Dayton Law cannot guarantee bar admission. Students are responsible for contacting the state bar to determine their eligibility.


The mission of the Online LL.M. program is to provide an affordable online legal education while upholding UD’s quality and reputation. Tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is $1274/credit, but generous partial tuition scholarships are available to all pursuing the full degree. 

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to email Margaret Ioannides for a preliminary scholarship assessment. University fees are currently $25/semester. There are no additional costs for students in the online LL.M. program.

Financial aid is available for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens. Please direct all questions about Financial Aid to the University of Dayton School of Law’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, +1.937.229.3555.


Students can obtain their degree and take the next step—both professionally and academically—without ever having to leave their job, home, or family.  Classes in the LL.M. in American and Transnational Law program are designed for the working professional. All courses are offered in an asynchronous online format, where content is pre-recorded and available to students to review at their convenience during the semester. (The LL.M. degree and transcript do not reflect the program as being “online.”)

Graduates of non-ABA accredited law schools (including foreign-educated attorneys) holding a first degree in law or equivalent are required to complete 12 courses (30 credits) to earn the LL.M. degree. Pending course availability and sequencing, students may complete the 30 credits in as little as one year (3 semesters).

Reading materials are available—online and for free—within each course. In order to stimulate class discussion and the exchange of ideas, each course also includes interactive components, including weekly office hours with your professors, discussion boards, announcements, live online review sessions (with your professors and classmates), and more! 

Contact Online LL.M. Program Director, Margaret Ioannides, to schedule a one-on-one virtual tour of an online LL.M. classroom.

Core Course Credits
Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Institutions for LL.M. Students 2

Legal Analysis, Reasoning, Research, Writing, and Communication For LL.M. Students

2
Professional Responsibility for LL.M. Students 2
Business Associations for LL.M. Students 2
Evidence for LL.M. Students    2
Real Property for LL.M. Students 3
Torts for LL.M. Students 2
Trusts and Estates for LL.M. Students 2
Civil Procedure for LL.M. Students 3
Constitutional Law for LL.M. Students 3
Criminal Law & Procedure for LL.M. Students 4
Contracts & Sales for LL.M. Students 3

The online LL.M. courses are open to both U.S. and foreign-educated attorneys and are designed primarily for foreign-educated law graduates seeking to obtain a better understanding of U.S. law and U.S. legal practice, as well as a potential path to bar eligibility.

Students obtain a foundation of knowledge in the areas of law that are most commonly tested on the bar examination as well as practical experience in the type of legal writing and communication tested on the bar examination and used in United States legal practice. The online curriculum aligns with the current requirements of the California and Washington state bar examinations.*

*Eligibility requirements for bar admission vary by state. Dayton Law cannot guarantee bar admission. Students are responsible for contacting the state bar to determine their eligibility.

Check out our helpful Bar Prep Part 1 and Bar Prep Part 2 videos below.


In addition to being at the forefront of internationalizing online legal education, the University of Dayton School of Law had the biggest jump in rankings in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report for Best Graduate Schools. 

Human Rights Center of Excellence — In addition to partnering with various schools across the globe in an effort to illuminate the topic of Human Rights, Dayton Law’s Online LL.M. program is proud to have highly accomplished legal scholar Carlos Bernal among its faculty. Professor Bernal is a top 5 most cited constitutional law scholar in the world and is currently serving as an Inter-American Human Rights Commissioner. Our new online course — Inter-American Human Rights Law and Comparative Constitutional Law — is the first of its kind geared toward providing students, alumni, and Human Rights legal professionals with exclusive access to our Human Rights expertise.


In addition to earning the LL.M. degree, students completing the online LL.M.Program within three years also earn (at no additional cost) a Certificate in United States Legal Practice.

Benefits of U.S. Legal Practice Certificate:

  • Make yourself more marketable to employers and clients by providing a credential attesting to your competency, commitment, and specialized training in the area of U.S. Law.
  • Ensures that you receive recognition for the successful completion of a specialized course of study in United States Legal Practice.

Students can obtain their degree and take the next step—both professionally and academically—without ever having to leave their job, home, or family. To help our students pursue and explore enhanced career opportunities, Dayton Law Online LL.M. provides customized career counseling through the University of Dayton School of Law’s Career Services Office. Learn more about our customized career counseling services.

All Online LL.M. students also have access to the UD online library and online supplemental study tools and resources to reinforce the concepts covered in your courses. Many students appreciate the targeted resources to get a “head start” on bar exam preparation.


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Margaret Ioannides, Director for Online LL.M. Programs

Phone: +1.937.329.8651

Email: mioannides1@udayton.edu 

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