The On-Campus LLM offers a rigorous curriculum that will provide you with a comprehensive foundation in legal theory and practice as well as the freedom to explore and refine your career interests. All students participate in nine months of classroom instruction; an additional three-month co-op is available to qualified students. 

On-Campus LLM students may choose the General Program, which offers maximum flexibility to let you take the courses you want and need — to qualify for a US bar exam or to do whatever you choose as a lawyer who wants to make a difference — or one of our concentrations, which provide a competitive advantage in specific fields of interest. Whichever path you choose, you’ll come away with new or enhanced skills and talents, including:  

  • powerful written and oral communication skills
  • sophisticated techniques for translating complex situations into key elements
  • strategies for listening to — and truly hearing —other people’s opinions
  • anticipating pitfalls and providing solutions
  • comfort with ambiguity and the skills to help teams work through thorny issues

Co-op

The School of Law educates our JD and On-Campus LLM students who opt for the 12-month program through academically rigorous coursework integrated with our signature Cooperative Legal Education Program (co-op).  Placement opportunities may include law firms, companies, clinics, courts, government agencies, community organizations or advocacy groups. Guided by the LLM professional development advisor, you′ll define your professional objectives and identify a co-op opportunity that meets your unique goals.

Independence

LLM students have an opportunity to undertake an independent research project in an area of law they are interested in exploring and complete a research paper under the guidance of a Northeastern law faculty member, either in conjunction with an upper-level seminar or as independent study.

Timeline

On-Campus LLM: nine-month
On-Campus LLM with co-op: 12 months

All students start in August. Students are encouraged to apply by April 1.