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LLM in American Law 

Professor Larson
Professor Larson
hlarson@tulane.edu 

This degree is intended primarily for international students who hold a first degree in law (JD or LLB or equivalent) from a non-U.S. law school and who wish to establish eligibility to take a state bar examination in the United States, where permitted by state bar authorities.  The degree will give students from foreign jurisdictions a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of U.S. law and the American legal system, as well as an appreciation for law practice in the United States.

The academic program is designed to enable students who earn the degree to satisfy the American law school course requirements of the Bar Admissions Committees of Louisiana and New York.  These two U.S. states are among those whose rules permit foreign lawyers to sit for their bar exam subject to, inter alia, completion of certain coursework in American Law.  Students seeking to take the bar examinations in these two states, or any other state, must still meet all other eligibility requirements of the state in which they seek to take the bar examination, and are therefore urged to review those requirements at the earliest possible time. The Louisiana Supreme Court rule permitting foreign lawyers to sit for the bar exam is located here

The degree requires successful completion of 24 credit hours of coursework. In addition to the required Introduction to the Law of the United States course (a 2-credit course taught during the month of August), students must take at least 14 hours of coursework in the following subjects:  Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Corporations or Business Enterprises, Evidence, Intellectual Property, Federal Civil Procedure, Taxation, Uniform Commercial Code, Torts, or (if planning to take the Louisiana bar exam) Louisiana Civil Procedure or Louisiana Obligations Law.  

Students seeking this degree are also required to take either Common Law Property or Civil Law Property. 

Remaining hours of coursework for the degree may be selected from any other courses open to graduate students at Tulane Law School.

For LLM application materials, please click here.

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