For more than 30 years, SLU LAW has demonstrated its commitment to international legal education. Through its education programs and scholarly activities, the Center for International and Comparative Law ensures that graduates have the education needed to pursue professional opportunities throughout the world.

LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers

SLU LAW offers a one-year Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program for lawyers holding a law degree from a university or law school outside of the United States. Learn more >

Two-year J.D. for Foreign Lawyers

SLU LAW offers a Two-Year J.D. for Foreign Lawyers Program. This program enables highly qualified candidates who have received their first degree in law outside of the United States to earn their J.D. degree in four semesters by granting them advanced standing based on their prior law studies. Learn more >

Askan Deutsch, Class of 2000, partner, FPS Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg, Germany; admitted to practice in New York and Germany, says,

“The LL.M in American Law for Foreign Lawyers program at Saint Louis University was the basis for my career in international intellectual property law. In addition to the basic classes, SLU offered all possibilities for an early specialization. The contacts I made with local students as well as other LL.M. students have persisted until today and are valuable in my everyday practice.”

Askan Deutsch, Class of 2000, partner, FPS Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg, Germany; admitted to practice in New York and Germany

Askan Deutsch, Class of 2000, partner, FPS Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg, Germany; admitted to practice in New York and Germany says, “The LL.M in American Law for Foreign Lawyers program at Saint Louis University was the basis for my career in international intellectual property law. In addition to the basic classes, SLU offered all possibilities for an early specialization. The contacts I made with local students as well as other LL.M. students have persisted until today and are valuable in my everyday practice.”

Askan Deutsch, Class of 2000, partner, FPS Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg, Germany; admitted to practice in New York and Germany

Prepare for a Career in American Law

For German native Askan Deutsch, being abroad in the U.S. for the LL.M. program enriched not only his language skills and career, but his personal life and character. He immersed himself in the community and got involved in university sports, which taught him more about American culture.

Where are foreign lawyer program graduates from?

Our students come from all over the world, including:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • China
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan

Advance your degree, advance your career

Possible career opportunities for our LL.M. or Two-Year J.D. graduates are: private law firms, in-house counsel, government or public service, nonprofit organizations, and international organizations.

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Faculty mentorship

SLU LAW prides itself on the individual attention faculty members dedicate to LL.M. and Two-Year J.D. students. Our faculty members are unique in that several of the faculty received basic or advanced degrees from outside the United States.

Administrative Assistance and housing

SLU LAW staff assists students in their transition to Saint Louis University and the St. Louis community, providing assistance with obtaining student visas and locating housing.

Student life

One of the objectives of SLU LAW is to help students get the most out of the law school experience. In the midst of a thriving urban community, student organizations, in conjunction with community organizations, offer opportunities to be involved in various volunteer projects.

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