Master of Laws (LLM)

On behalf of our Graduate Studies Committee, welcome to the University of Chicago Law School!

The University of Chicago Law School uniquely offers the combination of a small (70–80 students) and diverse (more than 25 nationalities) LLM program with a real sense of community among our students. The rigorous and elite academic atmosphere at the Law School is part of the experience both inside and outside the classroom, and is enhanced by our urban location in one of the great cities of the world.

I encourage you to explore our website, learn more about our LLM program and visit us virtually.

If you have any questions please reach out to us by email at  We are more than happy to help or set up one on one conversations with members of our admissions team.


Justin Swinsick, Senior Director of Graduate Programs

Justin Swinsick, Director of Graduate Programs









The LLM Experience

Why come to the United States for an LLM program? What's special about the LLM experience at the University of Chicago? What advice would LLM graduates give prospective students? Four graduates of the University of Chicago Law School's LLM program share their insights.

Meet the LLM Class of 2024

Patrícia Mendonça de Almeida, Miguel Bernardo, Florence Jaeger, and Tuvshintuguldur Maralkhuu, members of the LLM Class of 2024, are profiled in the Law School’s ‘Meet the Class’ series.

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Virtual Tour of UChicago Campus

Experience the UChicago campus with 360º photos and videos

immerse yourself

In this interview, Justin shares his thoughts on the value of an international LLM, common mistakes to avoid while applying, employment opportunities in the US for the international LLM graduate, and a whole lot more.

Having the chance to completely take yourself out of your legal system and your cultural comfort zone and to force yourself to compare and contrast your system with that of the U.S. will make you a better lawyer no matter where you work.

Professor Farah Peterson was awarded the prestigious Pushcart Prize for her essay, “Alone with Kindred,” which first appeared in the Threepenny Review last year. Established in 1976, the Pushcart Prize honors the best essays, fiction, and poetry published each year by the nation's small presses. 

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