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Individual Course of Study

Once admitted to the USLS LL.M. program, incoming students will meet with the program director to choose a schedule option and design a course of study.

Create an Individual Course of Study

The individual course of study will consist of common law subjects blended with elective courses representing the student's particular area of interest. The course of study must be approved by the program director before classes in the program begin.

The 24 credit program consists of 16 required and 8 elective credits. 12 of the 16 required credits are chosen from common law courses typically studied during the first year of law school, such as contracts, property and torts. These required courses are three credits each. In addition, U.S. constitutional law and legal research, writing and analysis are studied in two-credit classes specifically designed for foreign attorneys.

The remaining eight credits are elective courses from WMU- Cooley's curriculum chosen by the student and approved by the director. These courses are typically two credits each.

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Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
300 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
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