The University of Michigan Law School is one of the top law schools in the US and one of the first to offer an LLM program (its first class graduated in 1890). Located in an iconic college town in the center of the country, Michigan Law is known for its academic rigor, the inquisitive minds of its students and professors, its interdisciplinary approach, its collegiality, and its ability to create a life-long community of dedicated, generous, and successful lawyers around the globe.
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Currently: Bruno Simma, Daniel Halberstam, Mathias Reimann, Susanne Baer, James Hathaway, Catharine MacKinnon, Anne Peters, Reuven Avi-Yonah
Historically: Eric Stein, John Jackson, William Bishop, Joseph Weiler
There are many, so apologies for listing only a few of our LLM alumni, and only those with European connections:
Susanne Baer, Daniela Bankier, Eric Bergsten, Neeru Chadha, Thomas Cottier, Andreas Fabritius, Jochen Frowein, Wolfgang Knapp, Hein Koetz, Zdenek Kuehn, Katarina Mathernová, Mathias Reimann, Siniša Rodin, Goran Selanec, Pieter van den Bossche, etc.
Senior Counsel, Barui Law Firm, Beijing
“What I learned in the MACL helps me enormously in my legal practice, also thanks to my classmates, who added expertise from their countries to the professors’ formal syllabi and teaching. Being able to discuss with peers and experts alike made it easier to understand cultural and legal differences, and thereby alleviate my foreign clients’ issues.”
Attorney-At-Law, Mohammed Aslhareef Law Firm, Saudi Arabia
“My already high expectations of the program were surpassed by the actual experience. My primary goal was to expand my understanding of corporate law and this goal was easily fulfilled by the amazing faculty and library resources. In addition, I made meaningful connections, friendships and memories in Ann Arbor that will last a lifetime.”
Teaching Associate, Lancaster University Ghana
"There is a collegial atmosphere at Michigan Law that is seldom replicated anywhere else; plug into it without reservation. Join an affinity group based not only on your immutable characteristics but also your intellectual interests. It is a great way of finding the amazing group of people that will form your social support system during what is certain to be an intense year. LLMs and JDs alike are likely to be curious about you, seize this! In the meeting of curious minds, great friendships are formed."
Senior Associate, Leal Cotrim Jansen Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
“The amount we learn in the classrooms is enormous, but the personal connections we build are also crucial in expanding our horizons. My fellow LLMs and JDs, as well as SJDs and research scholars got me interested in topics I had never thought about before, taught me new things about the legal market, and helped me reevaluate and further develop my career. It is easy to be caught up in the readings and lectures, but the difference that people can make in your personal and professional life are also a defining feature of the experience at Michigan Law.”
Foley Hoag LLP, Washington D.C.
"When you only have one LLM year at Michigan, you want to spend your time wisely in order to benefit as much as possible. Incorporating mini-seminars and a clinic into my schedule enabled me to expand my knowledge through debates and research that I wouldn't have had in a classic classroom setting. And with professors that are both scholars and practitioners, you will benefit from both ways of approaching very rich disciplines."
Master of Laws (LLM) with option to focus on a specific area of law or to gain broad insights across many areas; Master of Advanced Corporation Law (MACL) with focus on corporate law and securities regulation.
About a third of our LLM graduates take the New York Bar exam. All of our graduates remain forever part of the Michigan Law family.
We welcome online applications via LSAC, or a hardcopy application via postal or courier service. In the latter case, please complete and print the LLM application pdf or MACL application pdf as appropriate, and have all official documents sent to us directly from the issuing institutions/authors (transcripts, diplomas, English test scores, letters of recommendation).
The following items are required:
completed application form; CV; all university level transcripts (regardless of area of study and whether completed or not), all degree confirmations, at least two letters of recommendation, valid TOEFL or IELTS scores, the application fee of $75 unless the fee was waived.
Applicants who complete the CRS survey are eligible for competitive merit waivers. Applicants for whom the application fee presents a significant financial obstacle may request a need-based waiver by emailing us.
The University of Michigan Law School is located in the heart of Ann Arbor, a cosmopolitan and serene university town, 30 minutes from the international airport hub of Detroit. Chicago is a four-hour drive or train ride southwest, while Toronto and Niagara Falls are five-hours northeast.
LLMs who wish to live on-campus have 3 excellent options: the beautiful and convenient Lawyers Club, the innovative and interdisciplinary Munger Graduate Residences, or the family-friendly Northwood Community Apartments. LLMs may also live in the Law School community’s Phid House or in the many private apartments and houses within walking distance of the Law School.
During the MACL program, on-campus housing is available at Northwood Community Apartments. In addition, we provide lists of sub-let options in the direct vicinity of the Law School.
Graduate students are encouraged to participate in the activities of nearly 50 student organizations which enrich the Law School through speakers, service work, and social and intellectual activity designed to bring together individuals with shared interests. A small sampling includes the Women Law Students Association, the Entrepreneurial Law Association, the Environmental Law Society, the Intellectual Property Student Association, the Latino Law Students Association, the Business Law Association, and the Law School's six scholarly journals. Furthermore, Michigan offers a variety of opportunities for students to test and develop their professional skills outside of the classroom with mediation workshops, client-counseling and negotiation competitions, the Family Law Project, the Asylum and Refugee Law Project, and the Legal Alternative Winter Breaks.
Among the most popular activies in Ann Arbor are attending and cheering American football games in the biggest sports stadium in the country, supporting the highly successful Wolverine baseball and ice hockey teams, and rallying Detroit’s many professional sports teams. Students also form their own teams (soccer and basketball have been particularly popular). Hiking, biking, kayaking, and cross-country skiing in and around town are also popular. Cultural entertainment is plentiful with museums, fairs and festivals. Artists and ensembles of world renown perform in Ann Arbor and Detroit, supplemented by performances from faculty and future stars of the UM School of Music, Dance and Theater.
Support for parents/disabled people
Michigan Law is strongly committed to supporting those students who have physical or learning disabilities. If you think you may be entitled to special disability accommodations from the Law School, please read these instructions for information about how to apply. It is very helpful if you contact us as early as possible following admission in order to allow us enough time to work closely with you to address any concerns you may have.
It is not uncommon for some of our students to join us with their families. The University provides resources online as a starting point, and Law School staff and classmates are also happy to assist with advice.
The Michigan LLM cohort consists of a closely knit group of 30 – 45 students from virtually all continents. The Michigan MACL cohort also represents numerous countries and legal systems.