LLM in Transnational Law

The LLM is an advanced law degree for those who have completed the JD at an ABA-accredited American law school or its equivalent from a foreign law school.

Willamette University College of Law offers the one-year Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Transnational Law. Students include international lawyers wanting to familiarize themselves with U.S. legal practices, recent law school graduates and practicing lawyers.

The LLM in Transnational Law program provides students with the fundamentals of international law and dispute resolution, international business transactions, comparative law, private international law, and for foreign lawyers, United States law. International lawyers also will have the opportunity to prepare themselves to take an American state bar exam where available.

The Transnational Law program consists of 25 credits. Students can select from a broad range of classes in law and business, such as international trade, corporate finance, commercial law, taxation and negotiation. Students also have the opportunity to take classes at Willamette’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Our interdependence in today's world highlights the vital significance of transnational law. Preparing lawyers who will meet the challenge of an increasingly globalized legal profession has become a hallmark of legal education at Willamette University College of Law.


All LLM candidates must have a JD from an accredited American law school or its equivalent from a foreign law school.

LLM Program

Willamette’s proximity to the Oregon Supreme Court, Oregon Capitol Building and many state agencies enables students to easily observe law in the making and participate in a wide range of appellate advocacy.

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