LL.M. - Curriculum
The LL.M. in United States Law requires successful completion of two semesters of study in residence, during which the student must earn 24 credit hours of course work. All LL.M. students also receive training in U.S. legal research tools and techniques.
Course work for the LL.M. program is elective, allowing students to study those areas of law of greatest relevance and interest to them. The Washington and Lee curriculum offers a wealth of beginning and advanced courses in all major areas of study, including, for example, business and commercial law, taxation, public and private international law, environmental law and criminal and civil litigation.
LL.M. students take the same classes as those offered to those enrolled in the J.D. program, and they are subject to same grading procedures and standards. Grades for most courses are determined by reference to the student's performance on a final examination or on a substantial research paper. A grade point average of C+ or better is required to complete the LL.M. program