University of San Diego School of Law

Programme bei

University of San Diego School of Law

Degree to be obtained

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Comparative Law


  • Business Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental and Energy Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Tax Law

Practical relevance

Most incoming students have 0-2 years of practical legal experience before entering the LLM program.


  • ABA
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Order of the Coif

Student profile

We seek to attract a diverse group of students who come from various legal systems, including Civil Law, Common Law, Islamic Law, and blended traditions. The ideal entering class contains a healthy mix of recent law graduates, experienced attorneys, government officials, court personnel, academics, and other professionals. The main admissions goal is to attract students who are academically strong, intellectually curious, and able to face challenges with a smile. Students are encouraged to collaborate with classmates and interact with our extremely accessible faculty.

Semester break

  • Fall semester (4 months)
  • Spring semester (4 months)
  • Summer session (6 weeks – optional term)


  • Fall term (mid-August) 
  • Spring term (early January) 
  • Summer term (early June: for part-time students only)

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