LL.M. Program in Trial Advocacy for International Students
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law offers a unique LL.M. program to foreign students interested in pursuing a master's degree in trial advocacy. Focusing on persuasive and effective courtroom litigation skills and advocacy, this program is open to full-time international students. The 24-credit-hour course of study includes 17 credit hours of core curriculum with an additional seven credit hours dedicated to a specialized externship.
Our master's program invites foreign students with divergent trial practice backgrounds to gain exposure to the U.S. adversarial trial system—a system somewhat similar to newly revised "oral trials" being adopted by many other countries. Chicago-Kent's reputation in trial advocacy—ranked number 3 nationally in U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Schools specialty rankings (published March 2016)—as well as its physical location in Chicago, provides a distinctive master's degree in trial advocacy in a world-class setting.