The General LLM program allows the student to design their own course of study in order to examine a range of issues in U.S. law. Students working toward the General LLM should consult with the senior associate dean for academic affairs, associate dean for academic affairs, or their designated program adviser in order to design a comprehensive program of study tailored to meet the student’s specific needs. Students may wish to concentrate their studies in one or more areas, such as constitutional law, criminal law, labor law, corporate law, or health care law, but may select courses from all areas of the curriculum.
Twenty-four credits are required for the degree. While Thesis (6690-91) is recommended; if the thesis is waived, two credits graded on the basis of a research paper can fulfill the written work requirement. Any research paper used to satisfy the written work requirement must be at least 8,000 words in length, and U.S. law school graduates must achieve a minimum grade of B+.