The LL.M. in Comparative Law Program at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida, USA, designed exclusively for graduates of law schools outside of the United States and from the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico who want to enhance their understanding of the laws and legal language and culture of the United States of America.
Degree Requirements and Course of StudyStudents must complete 26 semester hours, usually during a single academic year (although university rules allow up to five years to complete the degree).
Six credits are mandatory courses offered exclusively to LL.M. students: four for a comparative introduction to the legal system of the United States and to legal research and writing in professional English, taught during the summer term; and two credits of a second introduction to the U.S. legal system taught in the Fall and Spring. LL.M. students must also complete a research paper. The remaining 20 credits are chosen by each student from the J.D. and tax curriculum with counseling from the program director to fit their specific areas of practice or interest.
The Student Body and Academic ProgramsLL.M. in Comparative Law students have come from over 43 countries to join approximately 1,000 full-time J.D. students; over 120 lawyers enrolled in Graduate Tax and Environmental Law Programs; and international lawyers in the LL.M. in Comparative Law and LL.M. in International Taxation Programs. To read more about each of these programs, visit our international programs page.
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