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, 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.

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.

One day late last fall, a French judge went on a distinctly American road trip: He rented a black Ford Mustang, a car not available in his native Paris, drove from Chicago to Michigan, and spent three days exploring the dunes along the eastern edge of Lake Michigan with two other graduate law students.