Newswise — ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law has introduced a master of law (LL.M.) program for foreign-trained attorneys who want to advance their careers and become eligible to practice law in the United States, with classes beginning in fall 2015.
Students will learn about American law and practice while developing a grasp of U.S. legal culture that promotes collaboration with U.S.-trained lawyers.
“An LL.M. degree is becoming an increasingly important credential among attorneys worldwide,” says Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “Students completing the Georgia State Law LL.M. program will be well-positioned to practice in a global legal environment.”
Graduates in the Bar Preparation track will be able to take the state bar examination in Georgia, New York or other U.S. jurisdictions. Students in the Flexible Studies track may become certified in one of several specialty areas, including health law, intellectual property, land use and urban growth, and conflict resolution.
“Business and law are interconnected today more than ever, and attorneys must have global competency to succeed in an international business environment,” says L. Lynn Hogue, professor emeritus. “Foreign-trained lawyers with an LL.M. from Georgia State Law will be ready to integrate seamlessly with attorney counterparts anywhere in the world to advance their clients’ needs.”
In addition to the two LL.M. program tracks, Georgia State Law offers a unique experience through its diverse student body and location in the heart of Atlanta, a dynamic international city.
The program is accepting applications through December for fall 2015 enrollment. To learn more about the Georgia State Law LL.M. program, visit law.gsu.edu/llm.