LLM Program for Foreign-Trained Attorneys


  • Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Starting date: August
  • Tuition Fee: 25,000 - 30,000 USD
  • Language: English
  • Program type: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Specialization: U.S. Law ; General law

School Year

The primary academic semesters are in the fall, from mid-August to early December, and in the spring, from mid-January to early May. Georgia State Law offers limited course offerings during the summer semester, from late May to July, including a study-abroad program, Summer Academy in International Commercial Arbitration, in Linz, Austria, which may be taken at the conclusion of your LL.M. studies.


LL.M. graduates will be well equipped to assume leadership positions in their legal institutions, including law firms with an international practice, the judiciary and government, and in law faculties and those of related disciplines in their home countries.

The LL.M. program has two tracks:

  • Flexible study (Track 1) enables students to customize their study and concentrate in particular areas, such as intellectual property, health law, land use and urban growth, conflict resolution and others, or to personalize their studies.
  • Bar preparation (Track 2) allows students to focus on the requirements necessary to sit for a bar exam in a qualifying state, such as Georgia or New York. Georgia now allows foreign-trained lawyers to sit for its exam after completing a bar-focused LL.M. curriculum.

Find more information here