The DePaul Law experience is uniquely able to broaden and deepen a student’s perspective throughdistinctive, innovative programs that build on the law school’s strengths and prepare our graduates for emerging fields of practice.
DePaul offers Master of Laws (LLM) degrees in:
• Health Law
• Intellectual Property Law
• International Law
• U.S. Legal Studies (bar-eligible)
Our LLM programs are designed to provide foreign-trained lawyers and graduates of non-U.S. law schools with an understanding of the U.S. legal system, and to provide U.S. lawyers and law graduates with expanded knowledge and training. You may complete an LLM program through an intensive, one-year course of full-time study or on a part-time basis.
Please note: The LLM in U.S. Legal Studies and the Two-Year JD for International Lawyers are the only degree programs offered at DePaul University College of Law that qualify international lawyers to sit for a U.S. bar examination in select jurisdictions.
Students enrolled in the JD program can choose from a variety of certificate programs and concentrations to develop competency in a particular area of law. Foreign-trained lawyers, and other graduates of foreign, non-U.S. law schools, may earn a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from DePaul University College of Law in only two years. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is not required for admission. DePaul is one of a small number of law schools to offer a two-year JD program that does not require the LSAT. Graduates of the Two-Year JD Program for International Lawyers are eligible to take the bar exam and become licensed in any state in the United States.
Note that, after JD Day students complete their first-year required courses and after JD Evening students complete their first four semesters of required courses, students may take any course, regardless of the student’s program.
Master of Jurisprudence (MJ)
DePaul’s Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) program is specifically designed for professionals who do not seek to practice law, but who regularly encounter legal issues in their work and/or would benefit from specialized legal knowledge. In the MJ program, you gain both general and concentrated legal training related to your area of interest. You learn the process of legal analysis by examining cases, laws and regulations. You develop the ability to conduct effective and relevant legal research as well as to communicate clearly and analytically. You also learn how to think critically about legal issues and correctly apply current legal authority.
The Rinn Law Library welcomes to access the library’s resources. Recent graduates are encouraged to obtain an alumni card through the Office of Alumni Relations. This card will provide access to a number of privileges, benefits and services within the DePaul community. The primary mission of the Rinn Law Library is to serve the research and study needs of the DePaul University community. The library is, however, open to the public. A DePaul ID or valid photo ID is required to gain access. The Rinn Law Library conducts annual surveys of College of Law students to allow the staff to better understand and serve the students’ library and technology needs.
Students and other members of the College of Law community should also feel free to address concerns to the library director at any time.
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