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Master of Laws in American Legal Studies

Widener University Delaware Law School

Full time & Part time January, August LLM 1 year full-time

About the course

Available only to foreign-educated students who have completed a first degree in law from an academically qualified non-U.S. law school. This concentration can help foreign-trained attorneys prepare for a bar exam and legal practice in the United States. LLM American Legal System and LLM Research, Writing, and Analysis courses are required, as well as Professional Responsibility. Students must also take at least six credits of foundational or bar-tested courses, such as:

  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Criminal Procedure I and II
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Property I and II
  • Torts
  • Administrative Law
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Evidence
  • Constitutional Law

Additional required courses for students who have received their legal training abroad:

  • LLM Research, Writing, and Analysis
  • LLM American Legal System


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Entry Requirements

This program is for international applicants only, with a degree in law from an academically qualified non-U.S. law school. For applicants whose first language is not English, current TOEFL or IELTS scores showing sufficient proficiency in the English language is required. Delaware Law requires a minimum score of 83 on the Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL, or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS to be competitive for admission to the program. Applicants must have taken the TOEFL or IELTS within two years of submitting their application.


For 2019 – 2020 $1,625 per credit

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