The LL.M. in Practice Skills helps J.D. graduates meet increased demand for skills as an essential component of practicing law. Program participants will have the opportunity to develop and hone their skills in critical areas such as client interaction, document drafting, negotiating, litigating, and running a law firm, with a focus on any of the following core areas: Transactional Law, Civil Litigation and Criminal Practice.
Students must complete 24 units to graduate. The program is expected to take one year to complete.
Candidates for the degree of Masters of Law (LL.M.) must hold a JD degree from a law school in the U.S. or an equivalent foreign degree to be eligible for admission to the LL.M. program.
Deadlines and Start Dates
Classes begin in August
Deadline to Apply – June 1
Classes begin in January
Deadline to Apply – November 1
- Completed Application Form (hyperlink to Apply page)
- Statement of Interest
- Resume / CV
- One letter of Recommendation
- English Competency Test Score (TOFEL / IELTS) – requirement waived if you received a degree from a program where English was the official language
- Foreign transcripts must be translated to English and evaluated for U.S. grade equivalency.
- Evaluated transcripts accepted from:
- Law School Admission Council – www.LSAC.org
- World Education Services – www.WES.org
- Any State Bar of California recommended evaluators: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Education/Credential_Eval_Serv.pdf