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 50 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.
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By maintaining a small and highly selective program, in which LL.M. students take classes alongside J.D. students, the Law School gives international attorneys the opportunity to fully engage in the school and Charlottesville communities. Among this year’s students are a former Taiwanese police officer and two Brazilian practitioners.
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”The small classes allow for a lot of discussion about legal questions in the broader societal context.”
“The excellent and available professors, the diverse and high-quality courses, and the cohesive and friendly atmosphere make everything worth it.”
All of the school-sponsored lunches and dinners provide a different room for professors and students to interact, exchange thoughts and learn from each other. Combined with the allocation of office hours, the amount of dedication that UVA Law professors show for the students is top-notch.
“Every LL.M. applicant has a deep desire to pursue a graduate program at an institution that stands out for its academic excellence, stunning campus and renowned reputation, which, hopefully, serves as a solid bridge toward future professional goals.”