The best way to gain information about Master of Laws programs is to go straight to the schools themselves. Here’s a quick summary of the online LLM program @WashULaw, from top-ranked Washington University School of Law. You can get more information about @WashULaw by filling out the form on their website.
Washington University, separate from the @WashULaw program, offers a customized online legal English course for legal professionals who want to build proficiency in English while learning about the U.S. Legal System. For more information about the legal English course visit the legal English section of the @WashULaw website.
@WashULaw LLM in U.S. Law
The @WashULaw LLM program caters specifically to foreign lawyers looking to advance their knowledge of U.S. law and do not have the ability to pause their career, ambitions or lives to relocate. The fact that the program is offered online allows a much greater degree of flexibility to students regardless or their current level of commitment or country of residence. In the words of @WashULaw, “the program is the first and only top-tier online LL.M. in U.S. law. The online LL.M. builds on the law school’s internationally recognized postgraduate law degree program, which is designed for foreign attorneys interested in increasing their knowledge of U.S. law to more effectively practice in today’s global legal environment.”
The @WashULaw program awards degrees to students upon completion of 24 credit hours. The program can run over four terms (full-time) or up to 8 terms (part-time) over up to 24 months, allowing another layer of flexibility to the @WashULaw LLM program. Additionally, @WashULaw offers an optional summer immersion program which provides “a unique opportunity to view the American judicial system and public and private legal practice firsthand.” While not required, the summer immersion is recommended.
As a very new program (launched 5/2012), @WashULaw faces the interesting challenge of combating preconceived notions about the general efficacy of on-line education models. The fact that @WashULaw offers a wide range of highly developed technological solutionsto this problem seems to differentiate it from other offerings currently on the market:
- Live Components
- Streaming video
- Live, face-to-face classroom sessions
- Live, face-to-face office hours
- Live, face-to-face group study sessions
- Self-Paced Coursework
- High-quality, faculty-designed coursework
- Highly produced video content
- Review recorded sessions to revisit concepts at anytime
- Interactive Social Technology Platform
- Chat and share content
- Join communities and study groups
- Interact with fellow classmates and professors
If you are interested in learning more about @WashULaw, please visit their website at http://onlinelaw.wustl.edu.