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Graduate Program Admission

Indiana Law’s top-tier graduate programs—which are primarily for international students—provide many opportunities for students to work closely with distinguished professors who are experts in many domestic and transnational fields. Indiana Law offers fall admission to the following graduate legal programs:

Master of Laws (LLM)

Indiana Law’s LLM degree is primarily for international students and is our most popular graduate degree option. This degree requires at least one academic year in residence. We currently offer both the standard non-thesis LLM (24 credit hours) as well as thesis (30 credit hour LLM) degree options. We offer both a Fall (August) start date as well as a Spring (January) start date.

Master of Comparative Law (MCL)

Our MCL is a 20-credit, two-semester program that offers foreign law students an opportunity to gain familiarity with American law and legal institutions.

Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)

Indiana Law’s SJD is for international law graduates who already hold an LLM with Thesis degree and who have demonstrated exceptional analytical and research abilities.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law and Democracy

The doctoral degree is granted by the law school and is administered by the Center for Constitutional Democracy (CCD). The Law and Democracy Program allows students to learn about the role of law in new and fragile democracies through coursework and experience in the field, training in the law and the social sciences, and comparative analyses of the experience of the United States and other countries. Through the CCD, students have a unique opportunity to work directly and regularly with foreign reform leaders to support constitutional democracy. More detailed information about the PhD in Law and Democracy program can be found here.

Certificate in Legal Studies

Indiana Law’s Certificate in Legal Studies allows participants to immerse themselves in legal coursework for just one semester. The certificate is ideal for internationally trained attorneys and law graduates who seek education and experience in the American legal system but whose responsibilities prevent them from committing to a lengthier program. Contact our office to apply.