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Online LL.M. Degree

Earn Your Online LL.M.

See why the School of Law is the place to get your LL.M. and find out how you can do it without having to ever leave your home.

Earn Your Online LL.M.

See why the School of Law is the place to get your LL.M. and find out how you can do it without having to ever leave your home.

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

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Fully Online LL.M.

Starting in January 2019, the American Bar Association accredited University of Dayton School of Law began offering an entirely online option for students interested in completing their LL.M. degree in American and Transnational Law. The Program can be completed in as little as one year (3 semesters) or in up to three years- it’s up to you!

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

  • Careers in global law practice (for example, 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.

As the Program is 100% online, students can obtain their degree and take the next step both professionally and academically, without ever having to leave their jobs, home, or families. To help students pursue and explore enhanced career opportunities, Dayton Law Online LL.M. students can receive customized career counseling through University of Dayton School of Law’s Career Services Office. Learn more about customized career counseling services offered to Dayton Law Online LL.M. students.

*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.

Preliminary Scholarship Assessment- Financial Aid Available

Dayton Law is committed to affordable, quality online legal education. Although the tuition rate for the 2019-2020 academic year is $1207/credit, generous partial tuition scholarships are available and interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Online LL.M. Program Manager, Margaret Ioannides (mioannides1@udayton.edu or +1.937.329.8651) for a preliminary scholarship assessment. University fees are currently $104/semester. There are no additional costs for students in the online LL.M. program.

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

Bar Exam- California and Washington

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 is aligned with the current requirements of both the California and Washington state bar examinations.*

Additional information on admissions requirements for the California Bar

Additional information on admissions requirements for the Washington Bar

Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements

*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.

United States Legal Practice Certificate

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.
Flexible Asynchronous Online Format

All courses are offered in an asynchronous online format during three semesters per year (starting in August, January, and May). Course content is pre-recorded and available to students to review at their convenience during the semester.

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. Based on 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 Manager Margaret Ioannides (mioannides1@udayton.edu) to schedule a one-on-one virtual tour of an online LL.M. classroom.

Career Services Support and Supplemental Resources

University of Dayton School of Law’s Career Services Office is available to work one-on-one with online LL.M. students. You may learn more about this and meet Assistant Dean and Director of Dayton Law's Career Services Office, Tim Swensen, by viewing a recent webinar.

Students are also provided, online and for free, online library resources and online supplemental study tools and resources to reinforce the concepts covered in the online courses and to also get a “head start” on bar exam preparation.

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