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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 19, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Law - Foreign Law Graduates, LLM - Hybrid

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The Master of Laws (LLM) degree provides foreign law graduates with critical training in the common law legal tradition and the U.S. legal system during an academic year at the University of Pittsburgh, located in Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood.  Pitt Law’s LLM program provides lawyers who have completed their law degree outside the United States with an opportunity to study the common law legal tradition and the U.S. legal system in the United States.

There are two ways to complete the Hybrid LLM Degree.  Students may begin by completing one of the law school’s 15-credit online graduate certificates, and then coming to the Pitt campus to take 9 (or more) credits of required and elective classes in the course of one semester.  Or, students may choose to come to campus first, complete 9 or more credits of required courses, and then complete an online certificate program.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 24 credits to graduate. The program is completed in one academic year from August to May. Part-time admission is considered on a case-by-case basis. The CILE Academic Director, Executive Director and Program Administrator take an active role in personally counseling each LLM student on their course choices, helping you to plan a course of study that is uniquely tailored to your personal needs.  Courses taken must include:

Online Certificate Program Courses

Students must complete one of the following law school 15-credit online graduate certificates.


For detailed term-specific course descriptions, please go to the Schedule of Classes Course Lists on the Law School web site.

Total Credits: 24

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