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Get Immersed in the American Law School Experience


The LLM in U.S. Law at Chase is designed solely for internationally trained lawyers and law program graduates who have earned at least a first law degree outside the United States.

The LLM in United States Law program has one required course as an introduction to the American law school style of instruction and to the U.S. legal system. Students select all other courses, with guidance from the Associate Dean for Academics, from courses available to Juris Doctor students and design a study program for their individual objectives. A program of study may involve a general overview of U.S. law or a focus in one or more specific areas. 

  • Learn from Chase professors educated at law schools throughout the nation, with a variety of backgrounds and specialties.
  • Earn all credits for graduation in one academic year of August to May.
  • Begin studies with guidance on how to prepare for the U.S. law-school style of instruction.
  • Receive an introduction to the U.S. legal system and learn how to brief and analyze U.S. court decisions.
  • Select courses of special interest from the full catalog of courses available to Chase students.
  • Have an option to concentrate studies in one of several areas, such as technology and intellectual property law, business law, criminal law, tax law, or labor and employment law.
  • Have full access to the Chase law librarycareer placement office, and student-related services.
  • Gain practical experience through programs in which students serve as interns in law offices, government agencies, or corporate offices, depending on visa regulations.

The Chase Advantage

Valuable Lessons

Prof. Roger Billings talking with a student

"Internationally trained lawyers sometimes need to consult with clients about U.S. cases, but may not fully comprehend important concepts in U.S. law.  In the LLM program, they will learn that the U.S. has two parallel systems of law, national (federal) and state, and that the most important law is found in the states."

Roger Billings
Professor of Law, emeritus

international staff

international staff sitting at a table and talking

Northern Kentucky University has undergraduate and graduate students enrolled from approximately 55 nations beyond the United States. It maintains a full-time Office of International Student and Scholar Services to assist them. 


What We Offer

  • Streamlined Admission Process: We offer an efficient admissions process for qualified applicants as well as personal assistance in making the move to a new community.

  • Financial Value: Our program is one of the most affordable. Tuition for our LLM degree is less than half that of other institutions. Combined with high-quality instruction, our low tuition makes Chase's LLM program a global value.

  • Great Location: We are located in the Cincinnati, Ohio, metropolitan area, in Highland Heights, Kentucky – ranked in one study as the seventh-safest college town in the U.S.


Online Information Session (video)


Contact Us

Applicants who have questions about completing the application form for admission to the program should call the Northern Kentucky University Office of Graduate Education at 1-859-572-6364 (after your country’s exit code) or email

Applicants who have questions about the structure of the program or courses offered in it may contact Associate Dean for Academics Lawrence Rosenthal at