For both foreign-trained and U.S. attorneys:

100% Online LL.M. Degree Program in American & Transnational Law at the University of Dayton School of Law

The UDSL Online LL.M. Program is for law school graduates who hold a first degree in law. This is no additional testing required—no GMAT, GRE, or LSAT required for admission.

This Online LL.M. Program appeals primarily to foreign-educated law school graduates interested in:

  • Establishing a path to U.S. bar eligibility
  • Careers in global law practices like business, immigration, trade, investment, IP, etc.
  • Learning more about U.S. law and legal practice
  • Earning a graduate law degree from an A.B.A. accredited U.S. law school

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Highlights & Benefits

100% Online Flexible Course Format

All courses are entirely online in an asynchronous format, allowing students to access course content on the days and times that work best for them. 

Earn Your Degree in as Little as 1 Year

Earn your degree in as little as 1 calendar year—3 available semesters starting in January, May, and August.

Bar Oriented Curriculum

Our curriculum aligns with the current requirements for the California and Washington state bar exams, as well as Washington DC.

Affordability & Generous Financial Aid

Guaranteed partial tuition scholarships are offered to all degree-seeking students who apply by the priority deadline. No on-campus study requirement, and no additional costs for reading materials. 

Student Support

All Online LL.M. students receive one-on-one, in-person support and individualized counseling (related to their courses, the bar exam, and career opportunities) starting with the Dean of the Program. In addition, all Online LL.M. students receive access to free supplemental online resources and study guides, as well as free Career Services, Academic Success Services, and Library resources.


Courses taught by critically acclaimed professors and legal practitioners with experience instructing via an online platform.

Career Support

One-on-one career counseling is available to help you tailor your job search, leverage your LL.M. degree and connect you to University of Dayton alumni throughout the world (over 120,000 alumni living worldwide).

Students can obtain their degree and take the next step—both professionally and academically—without ever having to leave their job, home, or family. 

Classes in the LL.M. in American and Transnational Law program are designed for the working professional. All courses are offered in an asynchronous online format, where content is pre-recorded and available to students to review at their convenience during the semester. (The LL.M. degree and transcript do not reflect the program as being “online.”)

Graduates of non-ABA accredited law schools (including foreign-educated attorneys) holding a first degree in law or equivalent are required to complete 12 courses (30 credits) to earn the LL.M. degree. Pending course availability and sequencing, students may complete the 30 credits in as little as one year (3 semesters).

Reading materials are available—online and for free—within each course. In order to stimulate class discussion and the exchange of ideas, each course also includes interactive components, including weekly office hours with your professors, discussion boards, announcements, live online review sessions (with your professors and classmates), and more!