Presentation on theme: "1 of 6 Online American LL.M. Programs Online education used to be met with some skepticism. Today, however, more and more universities are offering courses."— Presentation transcript:
1 of 6 Online American LL.M. Programs Online education used to be met with some skepticism. Today, however, more and more universities are offering courses and degree programs online. New York University and Boston University, for example, offer online LL.M. programs in Taxation. Meanwhile, the University of Southern California Gould and Washington University offer LL.M. Programs geared towards foreign lawyers interested in taking the bar exam in the US. Read on to find out about 7 different LL.M. programs that are now available online! Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Atlanta, Georgia LL.M. in American Legal Studies Online LL.M. in Employment Law Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) offers an online LL.M. in American Legal Studies for foreign- educated lawyers interested in studying American law from their home countries. The program includes an optional Honors Capstone Colloquium at the end of the four-semester program. Students may enter in September, January, and May. AJMLS also offers an LL.M with a concentration in Employment Law. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS J.D. equivalent and/ or eligibility to practice law in home country HOW TO APPLY Application can be done either through the school’s website or via the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Credential Assembly Service. Completed applications must include: Application form CV or Résumé Personal statement Official transcript from the institution granting the degree in law Two recommendations, one of which must be professional Official TOEFL scores Application fee of US $50 TUITION $1,218 per credit hour DEADLINES Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
2 of 6 Boston University School of Law Boston, Massachusetts LL.M. in Taxation In 2012, Boston University (BU) School of Law’s Graduate Tax Program began offering an online option for its LL.M. in Taxation program. The program is designed for domestic and foreign trained lawyers looking to expand their expertise in tax law. It can be completed in as few as four consecutive sessions of part-time study or over a period of four years. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Candidates must hold a J.D. or an equivalent first degree in law HOW TO APPLY Applicants may use either the online application form or LSAC (not both). International applicants are recommended to use LSAC. Applications must include: Application for Admission Form CV or Résumé Personal statement of interest Official transcript including class standing Two letters of recommendations LSAT scores if you have taken it English Proficiency Test Scores: Minimum of 7.0 for IELTS and 100 for TOEFL internet-based test. Scores on the individual sections of TOEFL should at least be 25 (reading), 25 (listening), 25 (writing) and 25 (speaking). $80 Application Fee TUITION $1,863 per credit hour Technology Fee $60 per credit Student Service Fee: $60 per semester DEADLINES April 15, 2014 for admission in Summer July 15, 2014 for admission in Fall John F. Kennedy University Pleasant Hill, California LL.M. in US Legal Studies John F. Kennedy University’s (JFKU) online LL.M. in Legal Studies is for those who possess foreign first degrees in law who may or may not be working in the legal profession, and other global adult learners. The program can be completed in one year. JFKU is not ABA-accredited but it is accredited by The Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California which permits graduates of JFKU to take the California Bar Examination upon graduation.
3 of 6 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Candidates must hold a J.D. or an equivalent first degree in law. HOW TO APPLY Completed applications must include: Application Form An in-depth autobiography Official transcripts showing a posting of a first degree of law English Proficiency Test Scores: Minimum of 5.5 for IELTS and 79 for TOEFL internet-based test. Application Fee: $90 Applicants may be requested to schedule an interview TUITION $ 635 per unit DEADLINES Priority application deadline for fall admission is May 15 and the final deadline is July 15. The John Marshall Law School Chicago, Illinois Online LL.M. Degree in Estate Planning Online LL.M. Degree in Employee Benefits Online LL.M. Degree in Intellectual Property Law The John Marshall Law School offers several specialized online LL.M. programs geared towards practicing lawyers and professionals seeking to enhance their marketability and expand their expertise. ADMISSON REQUIREMENTS Applicants must hold a JD or a foreign equivalent HOW TO APPLY Applicants can either download and complete an application form or apply through LSAC. Completed applications must include: Application form CV or Résumé Statement of purpose Official transcripts Letters of recommendation (optional but encouraged) English proficiency test scores: Minimum of 7 for IELTS or 90 for internet-based TOEFL, with 20 on the writing section TUITION $1,465 per credit hour Distance Education Supplement Fee: $250 LL.M. Tuition Deposit: $200 Registration Fee; $50
4 of 6 DEADLINES For admission in Fall: August 1 For admission in Spring: December 1 For admission in Summer: May 1 New York University Executive LL.M. in Tax The Executive LL.M. in Tax is an online program offered by New York University’s (NYU) prestigious Law Graduate Tax Program. Students can complete the entire degree online but can also take classes at NYU’s Greenwich Village campus. Students may enroll on a part-time basis and can usually complete the course between 3 to 5 years. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a J.D. or LL.B. HOW TO APPLY Applicants must apply online via LSAC. Completed applications must include: NY Online Application form CV or Résumé Personal statement Official Transcripts & Class Rank Statement Recommendation Letters TOEFL or IELTS Proficiency Test Score Application fee of US $70 TUITION Registration Services Fee: ~$640 Tuition per unit for summer 2014 is $2,217 DEADLINE Around December 16 for admission to Fall semester the following year starting in August University of Southern California Gould Los Angeles, California Online LL.M. with an optional graduate certificate in Business Law The University of Southern California (USC) Gould now offers an online LL.M. program for international students with an optional graduate certificate in Business Law. The program is entirely online and can be completed within one year. Completion of the LL.M. program online will also permit students to meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the California bar exam. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS First law degree (LL.B.) or equivalent outside of the United States
5 of 6 HOW TO APPLY Completed applications must include: CV or Résumé Personal statement Official transcripts from all universities attended 2 letters of recommendation (optional but encouraged) LSAT: Not required English proficiency test scores: IELTS or TOEFL (score of 100 on the internet-based test recommended but not required) $75 Application Fee TUITION Per Credit Hour: $2,200 University Fee: $850/academic year Books/Supplies: $1,500-$2,000/ semester Total Tuition : $46,200 DEADLINE May 1, 2014 for admission in Washington University in St. Louis School of Law St. Louis, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in US Law for Foreign Lawyers The Washington University in St. Louis School of Law boasts of being the first university to offer an online LL.M. Program in US Law. Also known the program targets foreign- trained lawyers who are interested in increasing their knowledge of U.S. or international law. It can be completed in 4 terms over a period of 12 months or up to 8 months over a 24-month period. Graduates are eligible to sit for the bar exam ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Must hold a law degree from home country HOW TO APPLY Completed applications must include: Online application CV or Résumé Personal statement of purpose essay Official Transcripts in English from all previous schools Two professional or academic letters of recommendation LSAT: Not required English proficiency test scores: TOEFL internet-based score 100, C1 Pass on the ILEC or 7.5 on the IELTS is required. $70 Application Fee Personal interview (via video conference)
6 of 6 TUITION $2,085 per credit Total Tuition: $50,040 DEADLINES February 24, 2014 for admission to Spring Term (March 31 – May 24) May 12, 2014 for admission to Summer Term (June 30 – August 23) August 11, 2014 for admission to Fall Term (September 29 – November 22) アメリカ法学習と LL.M. 留学対策講座 [ 受付時間 ] 月～土 9:30 ～ 20:00 日 9:30 ～ 18:00 [ 電話・メール・ウェブ ] (03) itojuku.co.jp/shiken/llm/index.html blogs.itojuku.com/llm facebook.com/itojuku.llm