LLM Degree Requirements

General Requirements | Track-Specific Requirements | Credit Load & Program Length



LLM General Requirements

Required across all four LLM tracks 

For all LLM students:


LLM Seminar - Writing (Fall)
2 credits

LLM Seminar - Practice (Spring)
2 credits

The LLM Seminars are an integrating experience for all LLM students, providing education on current affairs and introducing students to a variety of lawyers, officials, and settings in the Pacific Northwest.

In the LLM Seminar, students work to enhance their legal writing and presentation skills in a collaborative setting.


LLM Writing Requirement (can be met through any course in the law school)


LLM students must complete a comprehensive, written paper or project in connection with a required concentration-specific course. Or, as a concentration-focused, independent study, legal research and writing course completed under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

 

For LLM students with degrees from Non-US Institutions:


Introduction to American Law 
2 credits

This short, mandatory, course introduces LLM students from outside of the United States to basic legal concepts, principles and procedures regarding the American system of law. 


LLM Advanced Persuasive Legal Writing 
2 credits


This course seeks to improve the persuasive writing of LLM students.

 


Track-Specific Requirements

Students of each track, with the exception of the American Law track, must meet certain requirements in order to graduate with a certificate in that track.


American Law Track

Summary of requirements:

Core Courses:


Fulfilled through the LLM General Requirements. 

Elective courses: 


The rest of the credits required for the LLM degree (24 credits) can be fulfilled through any other course offered in the law school (unless it is restricted to JD students only). 

 

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Business Law Track

Summary of requirements:

Core courses: 


This track differentiates between students with a US JD and International students without a JD. ​​​

Students with a JD: must take four (4) business courses.

Students without a JD: must take three (3) business courses.

Elective courses: 


At least two (2) courses from Oregon Law's business law courses.

The remaining courses needed to complete the full LLM degree (24 credits) can be fulfilled through any other course offered in the law school (unless it is restricted to JD students only). 

 

 

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Conflict & Dispute Resolution (CRES) Track

Summary of Requirements:

Core courses:


Students must take at least three (3) required courses (see CRES track for course specifics)

Elective courses:


Students must take at least one (1) course from a pre-selected list

The remaining courses needed to complete the full LLM degree (24 credits) can be fulfilled through any other course offered in the law school (unless it is restricted to JD students only). 



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Environmental & Natural Resources (ENR) Law Track 

Summary of requirements: 

Core courses:


Students must take at least five (5) courses from the Law School’s ENR Law offerings.

Remaining courses: 


The rest of the credits required for the LLM degree (24 credits) can be fulfilled through any other course offered in the law school (unless it is restricted to JD students only). 



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Credit Load & Program Length

 


One-year LLM Program


Credits: minimum 24 credits


Length: minimum of two (2) semesters