Advance Your Legal Career
The On-Campus LLM offers a rigorous curriculum that will provide you with a comprehensive foundation in legal theory and practice as well as the freedom to explore and refine your career interests. All students participate in nine months of classroom instruction; an additional three-month co-op is available to qualified students.
On-Campus LLM students may choose the General Program, which offers maximum flexibility to let you take the courses you want and need — to qualify for a US bar exam or to do whatever you choose as a lawyer who wants to make a difference — or one of our concentrations, which provide a competitive advantage in specific fields of interest. Whichever path you choose, you’ll come away with new or enhanced skills and talents, including:
- powerful written and oral communication skills
- sophisticated techniques for translating complex situations into key elements
- strategies for listening to — and truly hearing —other people’s opinions
- anticipating pitfalls and providing solutions
- comfort with ambiguity and the skills to help teams work through thorny issues
The School of Law educates our JD and On-Campus LLM students who opt for the 12-month program through academically rigorous coursework integrated with our signature Cooperative Legal Education Program (co-op). Placement opportunities may include law firms, companies, clinics, courts, government agencies, community organizations or advocacy groups. Guided by the LLM professional development advisor, you'll define your professional objectives and identify a co-op opportunity that meets your unique goals.
LLM students have an opportunity to undertake an independent research project in an area of law they are interested in exploring and complete a research paper under the guidance of a Northeastern law faculty member, either in conjunction with an upper-level seminar or as independent study.
On-Campus LLM: nine-month
On-Campus Experiential LLM with co-op: 12 months
All students start in September. Students are encouraged to apply by April 1.
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Meet Our Faculty
Teaching Professor and Program Administrator, Legal Skills in Social Context
Wesleyan University, BA 1995
Georgetown University Law Center, JD 2001
Professor of Law
Brown University, AB 1979
New York University, JD 1983
Georgetown University, LLM 1989
Assistant Teaching Professor
Middlebury College, BA 2007
Boston College Law School, JD 2015
Assistant Professor of Law
Harvard University, AB 2004
Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, MA, MPP 2012
Harvard Law School, JD 2012
Professor of Law and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of Michigan, AB 1989
Northeastern University, JD 1994
Harvard University, LLM 1998