Master of Laws in International Legal Studies (LL.M.)

Master of Laws in International Legal Studies (LL.M.)


The Master of Laws in International Legal Studies (LL.M.) exists to equip lawyers with relevant knowledge, in the context of the 21st century, to address international legal issues consistent with fundamental principles of justice and the rule of law.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Construct legal analyses using proper interpretations of international legal norms.
  • Evaluate foundational concepts as they relate to international legal regimes.
  • Integrate a Christian worldview into the practice of international law.
  • Produce international legal research and writing analyses of thesis quality.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

For admission to the LL.M. program, an applicant must have a J.D. (Juris Doctor) from an ABA accredited U.S. law school or a first law degree (LL.B. or the equivalent) from a foreign law school.

 An applicant must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete an application for admission through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) by completing each section, which includes the Personal Statement. All questions must be answered completely.
  2. Subscribe to the LL.M. Document Assembly Service and submit copies of all undergraduate, graduate, and law/professional school transcripts to LSAC. International students must also subscribe to the International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service via LSAC.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation. The LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service must receive them.
  4. A curriculum vitae or résumé must be included in the application.
  5. Pay the non-refundable Document Assembly Service fee ($85) and Law School Report fee ($30) online at LSAC's website. If subscribing to the International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service, pay the $135 fee (LSAC).

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be admitted on Academic Caution status.

Transfer of Credit

Students may transfer up to six (6) hours of graduate-level credit from an accredited institution. In order to transfer credit, students must have earned the minimum grade of B-, and courses must have been completed within 10 years of the start date of the student’s program at Liberty University. Credits from a prior degree on the same academic level earned through Liberty University are considered transfer credits.

Delivery Format: Online Only

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