Strong rankings. Personal attention. Top value. Earn an LL.M. at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where you will take courses together with JD students, become part of a tight-knit community and live in the affordable city of Philadelphia, strategically located between New York and Washington DC. We invite you to join the Temple family to advance your career. We welcome: • Recent law graduates • International attorneys • Legal academics, counsel and government officials • Any student who have earned a first degree in law

Each year, the program runs from mid-August to mid-May. For exact dates, consult the academic calendar. Please submit your application by March 1, or contact a member of our team regarding an extension.

The LL.M. degree for Foreign-Trained Lawyers is the equivalent of what other schools refer to as a “General” or “Traditional” LL.M. or an “LL.M. in American Law.” It is a Master’s level degree for students who have earned their first degree in law.

Why Choose Temple Law for your LL.M.?

Our LL.M. program is one of the most established in the U.S., with alumni around the world. Temple Law is ranked 58th by U.S. News and World Report and is currently ranked #2 in trial advocacy, #11 in legal writing, #16 in healthcare law, #25 in tax law and #19 in international law by U.S. News & World Report.
5 Reasons to Earn a Temple LL.M.

Our Team

We are excited to get to know you and discuss how Temple Law School could fit into your career goals. We offer career guidance and academic support to help you achieve those goals, and our American J.D. students provide mentoring and friendship through study partnerships. We can also help you connect to alumni around the world. No matter how far you are from home, you will find a supportive community while you are here. Let us introduce ourselves by telling you a little about how we can help you while you are at Temple, a few of the countries we’ve visited recently and where we hope to travel soon! Please contact any one of us to learn more.


Our Curriculum

Program Requirements

Philadelphia, Your New Favorite American City

Temple Law is located in Philadelphia, the sixth-largest city in the United States, conveniently located between New York City and Washington, DC. The cost of living in Philadelphia is lower than that of other east coast cities. Students are able to save money on living expenses while pursuing their legal studies and networking in a large city. Philadelphia is the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the U.S. and was just named one of the top 25 cities to visit in the World for 2020 by National Geographic. Many young professionals flock from New York to Philadelphia.  Here’s why you will fall in love with Philadelphia. LL.M. students may also be able to study abroad atour Rome or Tokyo campuses as part of their degree.

Our Curriculum

We offer both core courses designed for international students as well as a flexible elective curriculum that includes over 100 courses. Our students take a combination of required and elective courses. We can assist you in choosing courses to satisfy program requirements or prepare for a U.S. bar exam. We also offer several Study Tracks. Although selecting a Study Track is not mandatory, we have preselected several clusters of courses in which our LL.M. students often choose to specialize that highlight our strengths. You can shape your academic experience in the LL.M. program by selecting one of our [x] number of specializations.