Graduates of non-U.S. law schools may pursue the General LL.M. as a means of studying a range of issues in U.S. law. With their adviser’s approval, non-U.S. law school graduates in the General Program may choose from most of the courses in the Law School’s extensive curriculum, including introductory and more advanced-level courses in their programs of study.
The General LL.M. Program also accepts a limited number of U.S. law school graduates to study in areas other than those covered in the specialized programs. U.S. law school graduates who apply to the General LL.M. Program must submit with the application a proposed program of study that includes courses to be taken and a general statement outlining the area of concentration for the thesis. Upon admission the student will be paired with a faculty member in that area who will assist in further developing a curriculum to fit the student’s specific needs and also provide supervision for the thesis. Areas of interest are limited only by the availability of faculty advisers. Recent General LL.M. candidates have focused in such areas as labor law, constitutional law, health care law, criminal law, and antitrust law. Other possible areas of concentration may be determined by consulting the sections dealing with curriculum in the Law School Bulletin.