Globalization is transforming the way lawyers think and work. To be a successful lawyer today, you'll need to broaden your horizons, no matter where in the world you practice. That's one of the ways earning a Master of Laws (LLM) degree can work to your advantage. An LLM degree gives you the opportunity to acquire practical, specialized legal knowledge that will make you more competitive in a tough job market.

Suffolk University Law School's Master of Laws program is for any legal graduate who wants to build upon their education—whether you're new, experienced, or making a career change. We offer a variety of LLM degree options, from General to Global Law & Technology to an accelerated JD/Taxation dual degree. Suffolk Law offers unique and practical LLM programs in the heart of thriving Boston, allowing students to specialize in up-and-coming fields, such as intellectual property law and international business, or to study core U.S. bar-test subjects to gain eligibility to sit for a bar exam in the U.S.

Challenge your mind with rigorous Master of Laws curriculum taught by seasoned experts and practitioners. Gain invaluable real-world experience with our nationally ranked and recognized clinics, programs, and experiential opportunities. And advance your degree while getting the added edge to compete in today's legal marketplace.

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Curriculum & Requirements

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Student Learning Outcomes - Adopted by the Suffolk University Law School Faculty in May 2019.

Students who graduate with an LLM degree will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the core doctrines in their specialty, as applicable.
  • Apply strategies for identifying, analyzing, researching and solving legal problems.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in both written and oral communications.

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Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)

In addition to our LLM program, Suffolk Law also offers an advanced degree for those wishing to continue their studies. 

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Suffolk Law combines traditional classroom learning with real-world experiences through clinics, externships, and more.