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Online LL.M. students take step closer to sitting for California bar exam

Students in the University of Dayton School of Law's online Master of Laws (LL.M.) program in American and Transnational Law are a step closer to being able to sit for the bar examination in California. The State Bar of California notified the School of Law that courses in its online LL.M., including the professional responsibility course, may qualify the students to sit for the exam provided they meet certain requirements within three years of beginning the program.

LL.M. programs are for those who already hold a law degree but want additional training in a specific area. The School of Law's fully online LL.M. program focuses on U.S. law and legal practice. It is open to domestic and international students but is designed primarily for international students who want to learn more about those areas. Students can complete the program on a flexible schedule in approximately one year.

Complete State Bar of California guidelines for applicants with a foreign law degree can be found here. 

Additional information regarding the online LL.M. program and related bar and career opportunities can be found here. In addition to sitting for the bar in California, graduates of the program also can be eligible to sit for the bar exam in the state of Washington.

The University of Dayton School of Law is accepting applications for the fall 2019 semester that begins Aug. 26. Scholarships and financial aid are available. Visit to apply or for more information on the program, including a course listing, or contact Margaret Ioannides, online LL.M. program manager, at or +1-937-329-8651.

The University of Dayton School of Law is among the pioneers in online legal education. It will launch Law@Dayton, one of the nation's first accredited hybrid Juris Doctor programs, blending online and on-campus instruction, in August 2019. For more information, visit


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