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Advanced Legal Studies

The University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor is one of the world's finest institutions of legal education. Located on the University of Michigan's Central Campus, in the beautiful William W. Cook Law Quadrangle, the Law School is home to a faculty widely recognized as among the nation's best, and to more than 22,000 alumni worldwide, who hold prestigious positions in the public, private, and academic sectors in the United States and abroad and speak eloquently to the strength of the School.

Of all the elements that combine to give the University of Michigan Law School its special character, we take greatest pride in our student body. Students from around the world contribute their remarkable talents and accomplishments to create an academic community characterized by serious purpose, high academic achievement, social commitment, and the joy of intellectual inquiry.

Our graduate students are a diverse and high-achieving group of law professionals with outstanding legal educations and notable legal experience in their home countries or on the international level. They practice in private law firms and corporations, teach at universities around the world, and work in government ministries and international organizations. Those who join our program immediately after completion of their first degrees in law are generally near the very top of their classes with significant research, extracurricular, or part-time professional experience.

Michigan's graduate students benefit from access to a vast array of courses and seminars offered by a large and intellectually vibrant law school, a law faculty representing strength in all branches of American law as well as international and comparative subjects, and a dynamic student body involved in an enormous range of activities and organizations—from six student-edited law journals to groups such as the Intellectual Property Students Association, the International Law Society, and the Women Law Students' Association.

The University of Michigan is among the world's premier research and teaching universities, and is renowned for its top-ranked graduate programs in the social sciences and humanities; its schools of law, engineering, business, medicine, and music; and its specialized research institutes and centers of study. Michigan Law students and scholars are invited to take advantage of the University's rich intellectual life and tremendous resources such as libraries, cultural and recreational facilities, and curricular offerings.

Recent LLM Graduates

Recent Michigan Law LLMs have included members of the Japanese National Tax Agency; the Israeli Ministry of Finance; the Czech Ministry of Justice; the Egyptian State Law Suits Authority; judges and prosecutors from Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan; judicial clerks from the Mexican Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court of South Africa, as well as members of the National Chief Prosecutor's Office of Argentina and the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States; law teachers from the University of Chile, Hebrew University, and Tel Aviv University in Israel, the Universities of Goettingen and Heidelberg in Germany, the University of Bratislava, the State University of Georgia in Tbilisi, Wuhan University in China, and LUMS in Lahore, Pakistan; in-house counsel of large national and international corporations; and associates and partners of leading firms in Brazil, Mainland China and Hong Kong, Japan, Austria, and Switzerland.

Countries​ Represented

The graduate programs in the current year alone represent the following 36 countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada​, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Korea, Nepal, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.