The University of Michigan Law School

Programme bei

The University of Michigan Law School

Program types

Full time

Part time

Degree to be obtained

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.

Winter / Summer semester

Winter term

  • Start: August
  • Duration: 4 months

Summer term

  • Start: January
  • Duration: 4 months

Practical relevance

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.


  • American Society of International Law
  • Salzburg-Cutler Global Fellows
  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of American Law Schools

Student profile

Michigan Law welcomes intellectually curious and thoughtful candidates from a variety of legal systems and backgrounds and with various career plans. Our LLMs typically graduated well within the top 10% of their legal cohorts in university and include lawyers working in corporations, law firms, government, academia, the judiciary, international organizations and non-profits. Our MACL students typically have made their mark in practice around the globe. The diversity of the participants in the LL.M.and MACL programs contributes significantly to the educational experience of the entire Michigan Law community.

Semester break

The LLM degree requires full-time enrollment for the two consecutive semesters of fall and winter, with a break from December 19, 2019 through January 12, 2021. The MACL degree requires full-time enrollment for the entire spring/summer term.


  • The 2020-2021 LL.M program starts with orientation on August 24, 2020 and ends with graduation on May 7, 2021.
  • The 2020 MACL program starts May 15, 2020 and ends on August 8, 2020.