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LLM Master Of Laws International Legal Studies Degree Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to six of the program hours may be transferred to Liberty from previous relevant coursework
Next Start Date
May 13, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

The Online LLM Program Helps You Take a Step Towards a Future in International Legal Studies

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Laws in International Legal Studies (LLM) is a terminal degree which builds upon your legal experience and skills by providing you with advanced studies in international law and policy. This additional anchor in international legal studies will make you a versatile asset in a variety of legal advisement, and law practice roles where understanding the boundaries and overlap of American and foreign legal systems makes a critical difference.

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What is a Master of Laws (LLM)?

A Master of Laws (LLM) is an advanced law certification that requires a Juris Doctor from an accredited US law school or a law degree (LL.B. or the equivalent) from a foreign law school. The online LLM degree provides additional specialization in legal studies that lends to advanced practice and advisement roles. If you do not have a law degree, you will first need to obtain one through a residential accredited US School of Law before you can pursue an online LLM degree with Liberty University.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online LLM Program?

If you currently practice law in a field that consistently encounters the impulses of foreign and domestic legal interaction, the online Master of Laws in International Legal Studies will provide the training you need to be an expert on navigating the quagmire of overlapping interests. If you want to branch out from your current practice to an international market, whether your discipline is in politics, business, or international missions, the online LLM degree will give you a thorough grounding in the intricacies of foreign governments and how policies affect companies and organizations who work in global markets. The online Master of Laws degree gives you a flexible, 100% online path to studying the critical legal practices and theories that will make you successful in an increasingly complicated global market.

What Will You Learn in the Online Master of Laws in International Legal Studies?

The online LLM program is designed to provide legal professionals and practicing lawyers additional expertise in the international sphere with studies in foreign policies, international business regulations, and other forms of overlapping governance that affect global markets. The core content of the online LLM program provides graduate-level legal foundations, research, and legal writing training which gives students the academic support for original scholarly research in the two-part Legal Research and Writing capstone project.

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Degree Info
Military Benefits
Career Options
Admission Requirements

Program Highlights for the Online LLM Degree

  • By earning your Master of Laws (LLM) in International Legal Studies degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.
  • You can complete our online LLM program in as little as one year.
  • Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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Online LLM Program Information and Requirements

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Online LLM Program Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Potential Career Options for Graduates of the Online LLM Program in International Legal Studies

This online LLM program helps to further student’s education in international legal matters and is helpful for legal and policy advisement roles, as well as advanced legal practice in international settings or dealing with foreign governments. The online LLM program also prepares students for doctoral studies, academic scholarship, and may open opportunities for college-level instruction. Potential career options include: 

  • Domestic and Foreign Policy Analyst
  • International Legal Practice Specialist
  • Political Relations Lawyer

Admission Requirements for the Master of Laws in International Legal Studies (LL.M.)

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. The applicant must have a Juris Doctor from an accredited US law school or a first law degree (LL.B. or the equivalent) from a foreign law school. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Professional Vita/Resume
  • Official college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency

NOTE: All admissions requirements must be submitted through the student’s LSAC account.

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.