Two Year LLM with Certificate in Legal English

Delaware Law School

Widener University

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

A two-year Master of Laws (LLM) program with a Certificate in Legal English for foreign-trained attorneys to enhance their legal skills while acclimating to a U.S. law school environment

Application Deadline: 01/07/2020


Duration: 2 to 4 years


Tuition Fee: $ 1,675.00 per Credit


The two-year LLM program is designed for foreign-trained attorneys whose native language is not English. Students in this programs will be fully integrated into the law school community during both years of study. This program bridges the gap between students’ backgrounds abroad and their particular focus areas of study. The two-year LLM program seeks to provide a deeper understanding of the practice of law in the U.S., including legal research, case briefing, and exam-taking tips.  The program also seeks to provide the opportunity to master legal English oral and writing skills, grammar, communication, listening, and note-taking. Students in this program will work closely with law faculty in a collaborative environment to cultivate their legal skills.

Programme outline

Students will start their program by taking courses, such as: Legal English, Research and Writing, Ethics, Business Law, and more.

After the first year of study, students in the two year program can also spend the summer between their LLM years continuing their legal studies in a number of ways. Options include working in internships or taking classes.

During the second year of study, students will take classes based on their applied program.  They may earn a Master of Law in Corporate Law and Finance or can choose a General Master of Law in a variety of concentrations.

Key facts

Online general LLM consists of 24 semester hours of coursework. All coursework must be completed within four years from the date of matriculation. The students may need to travel to Delaware to finish the degree since the entire degree will likely not be offered online for the duration.

Application Dead line

Fall semester        : May 1st

Admission requirements

Applicants to the two-year LLM program must have completed a first degree in law from a qualifying non-U.S. law school.

English language

IELTS Score    : 5.5-6.5

TOEFL  Score : 60-83



Fees and funding

$ 1,675.00 per Credit

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