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 months
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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Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Domestic Violence Institute
Wellesley College, BA 2003
Northeastern University School of Law, JD 2007
Georgetown University Law Center, LLM 2012
George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law
Columbia University, BA 1967
Yale University, MA 1968
Harvard University, JD 1975
University of Pretoria, LLD 2015
Professor of Law and International Affairs
Brown University, BA 2002
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, PhD 2015
Harvard Law School, JD 2007
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, MALD 2007
University Distinguished Professor of Law; Co-Director, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy; Faculty Director, NuLawLab
Harvard University, AB 1979
Trinity College, Oxford University, MA 1981
University of Chicago, JD 1983