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9 Programs in Chicago offered by 2 Universities

  • Northwestern University
    • Accelerated Summer LLM
    • Executive LLM in Madrid
    • Executive LLM in Seoul
    • Executive LLM in Tel Aviv
    • General LLM
    • LLM in International Human Rights
    • LLM in Taxation
    • Master of Laws in Law and Business
  • University of Chicago
    • Laws


Getting an LLM in Chicago places you in one of the world's great cities in which to study law. As the home to hundreds of law-related organizations, from governmental agencies to major law firms to advocacy groups, taking an LLM in Chicago provides many opportunities for students to experience the law in action.

An LLM in Chicago also offers students a wide range of entertainment and cultural activities, from the Art Institute of Chicago and the legendary downtown blues clubs to the Chicago sports scene, which includes the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks. An LLM in Chicago offers something for every taste.

Chicago has two universities offering LLM programs for those wishing to take an LLM in Chicago.

Opened in 1902, the University of Chicago Law School is one of the premier law schools in the United States. For those taking an LLM in Chicago, the University of Chicago Law School offers two graduate degrees at the masters level: Master of Laws (LLM) and Master of Comparative Law (M.Comp.L.) While most students elect to receive the LLM, the M.Comp.L. will be awarded at the student's option if the same degree requirements are met.

The Northwestern University School of Law is a private law school that is also located in Chicago. The law school was independently founded in 1859 and is well-regarded, particularly in international law. The nine-month general LLM program offers graduates of foreign law schools interested in an LLM in Chicago an opportunity to expand their knowledge of American law and legal processes, continue their studies in international law, and engage in comparative legal research.
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