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LL.M. Programs

LL.M. & Legal English Programs
Continue Your Legal Education in New York City and Advance Your Career

St. John’s offers three Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs:

• Transnational Legal practice
• U.S. Legal Studies
• Bankruptcy

Two are designed for attorneys who earned their first law degree outside the United States:

Transnational Legal Practice (TLP) For attorneys who plan to practice transnational, cross-border, or international law, likely in their home countries, and who want to bring a strong knowledge of U.S. law and transnational law to their practice. This program is well suited for attorneys who want to serve as liaisons between practitioners in their home country and the U.S. attorneys they do business with.

U.S. Legal Studies (USLS) For attorneys who want to specialize in U.S. law, and likely spend most of their careers practicing U.S. Law in the United States (typically in New York).  

Whichever program you choose, you’ll benefit from these distinct St. John’s LL.M. advantages:

Pathways to the New York Bar St. John’s TLP and USLS LL.M. programs prepare you to take the New York State Bar Exam and provide additional support through the Bar Exam Language Support program. We’ll customize a program of study to meet your needs and to maximize your chances for bar passage.

Unrivaled New York City Location
St. John’s is located in Queens, New York City’s most diverse borough and one of the world’s most diverse urban spaces. Our 100-acre campus has a park-like feel and, just outside the gates, public transportation quickly takes you to Manhattan, the center of international legal practice and commerce. 

Practical Learning St. John’s LL.M. programs produce practice-ready graduates. You’ll test your legal knowledge, vocabulary, and communication skills in weekly role-play exercises. You’ll also exercise negotiation, presentation, and delegation skills—all while gaining proficiency in the language of lawyering.

Legal English The best predictor of bar passage for foreign-trained attorneys is Legal English proficiency and our courses are led by law professors who have experience teaching English. For students with developing English skills and basic knowledge of U.S. law, we offer a legal English program as well as English for American Law School, an intensive four-week summer course. 

For attorneys interested in structured reorganizations, St. John’s offers an unrivaled:

LL.M. in Bankruptcy  For attorneys who want to deepen the knowledge and skills in this dynamic practice area, we offer the nation's only LL.M. program in Bankruptcy Law. Students take specialized bankruptcy courses taught by renowned leaders in the field. Our graduates practice with top firms and clerk for influential judges nationwide. The program also includes the country’s leading bankruptcy journal, the national bankruptcy moot court competition, and the national bankruptcy mediation training program.

Scholarships are available for all of our LL.M. programs.

Apply today or, to learn more, contact:

LL.M. Admissions Office

St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Phone: 718-990-8335  Fax: 718-990-8095 
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