The University of Michigan Law School

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The University of Michigan Law School

International students

Typically, our LLM cohort represents at least 20 countries and we strive for global diversity.

Study location

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. 

Club & Society

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.

Leisure activities

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.

Ratio female/male students

The typical ratio has been fairly even.

Average age

29. However, the cohort typically ranges in age from the early 20s to late 40s.

Student facts

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.