The Moritz College of Law seeks LL.M. students who are motivated to obtain a rigorous, high quality U.S. legal education. But we are looking for more than simply academic excellence.
The LL.M. Admissions Committee is seeking individuals from a wide range of countries, with diverse legal backgrounds; we encourage the new law graduate to apply right along with the experienced law professor or practitioner. We strongly believe that diversity and differences in personality are critical to the dynamic and stimulating exchanges that are characteristic of the Moritz community.
The LL.M. class is purposely limited to 35 students. This is a large enough class to create a diverse group from a variety of countries yet small enough to allow our staff to provide individual attention to our LL.M. students.
Since we are carefully looking for the right mix of individuals to accomplish the above goals, it is important that you present your strengths; profile your practical experiences, accomplishments and academic excellence; and give us insight into your goals for the future. We will carefully examine all the elements of your application package in an attempt to get to know you better.
LL.M. Academic Concentrations
At Ohio State, the LL.M. student has an option to enroll in courses that will qualify as a specialization in a selected area of law. By taking a minimum of 12 semester hours of related courses, the student earns a transcript designation for a concentration in the area.
The following six concentration areas are pre-designed to meet the needs of many LL.M. students:
- Business Law
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- Dispute Resolution
- Intellectual Property and Information Law
- International and Comparative Law
- Labor and Employment Law
In addition, the LL.M. student may design a customized concentration in consultation with the Assistant Dean or the Faculty Director.