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Master of Laws Programs

The University of Michigan Law School has a long and proud tradition of educating lawyers from around the world. Our first LLM degree was awarded in 1890 and today, students can choose from two distinct masters programs: Master of Laws (LLM) and Master of Advanced Corporation Law (MACL).

Both the LLM and the MACL are limited to a select, diverse, and relatively small group of students, despite a large number of applications received each year. Careful selection, coupled with manageable class size, ensures students get individual attention from professors and connect meaningfully with each other.

Master of Laws (LLM)

The LLM program is intended for individuals who have been trained in law anywhere in the world and who wish to engage in comparative legal study, gain a better understanding of the U.S. legal system, pursue a field of specialization, and/or engage in advanced legal research. The program starts at the end of August and ends by mid-May. Students may follow a course of study that will qualify them to take the New York bar exam.

Master of Advanced Corporation Law (MACL)

The MACL program is an intensive and rigorous 12-week program that lasts from mid-May to early August. It is designed for practicing lawyers, from the US or abroad, who may not be able to spend a whole year away from their jobs, but wish to accelerate their expertise in corporate and securities laws to enhance their careers.