Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is consistently ranked among the top-10 law schools in the United States. Virginia's Graduate Studies Program provides an American legal education to lawyers who have obtained their first law degree in their home countries.
By maintaining a small and highly selective program of about 35 students, the Law School ensures a supportive atmosphere. LL.M. candidates take classes alongside J.D. students, allowing participants to fully engage in the community and plan their own coursework
JiaAn Yin ’11 China
"The small size of the program enables LL.M.s to be fully integrated into the academic community. We are privileged to choose whatever class that interests us, just as the J.D. students here do."
NIKKI STEIN ’09 South Africa
"The academic program is tailored to suit your exact interests, and integrates LL.M. students into J.D. classes in a way that allows you to gain from the classes exactly what you put in."