Georgia State Launches International LL.M.

With classes set to begin in fall 2015, Georgia State University College of Law recently launched a master of law (LL.M.) program for foreign-trained attorneys who want to advance their careers and become eligible to practice law in the United States.

The LL.M. offers two tracks. Graduates in the Bar Preparation track will be able to take the state bar examination in Georgia. Students in the Specialized Studies track may concentrate in one of several specialty areas, including health law.

“LL.M. students focusing in health law will be able to select from our wide range of health law courses, enabling them to tailor their program to their interests,”: said Stacie Kershner, associate director of the Center for Law, Health & Society. “Students will be able to work closely with our nationally-recognized program, taking advantage of the expertise of our faculty members and our key Atlanta location near the capitol, hospitals, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and law firms.”

Students will learn about American law and practice while developing a grasp of U.S. legal culture that promotes collaboration with U.S.-trained lawyers. “An LL.M. degree is becoming an increasingly important credential among attorneys worldwide,” says Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “Students completing the Georgia State Law LL.M. program will be well-positioned to practice in a global legal environment.”