The LL.M. in Law and Government is founded on the law of government, emphasizing the legal regulation of both the private and public realms of U.S. society. To that end, almost all of the approved courses for the Program are domestic in nature. In limited situations and reflecting the increasing interdependence of world society, some courses that cover international and global issues are approved.
Students build a curriculum from the 100+ approved courses in consultation with the Associate Director of the Program on Law and Government specifically taking into account each students' individual academic and career goals. Courses that are not on the approved courses list will not count toward the LL.M. degree and may not be taken. In particular, first-year JD courses, clinics, journals, and most international courses will not count toward the degree.
The LL.M. in Law and Government is not specifically designed as a U.S. bar exam preparation course; however, after graduating from the program, many of our students sit for the New York or DC bar exams. For more information regarding the Bar Exam and additional resources, consult the New York Bar Exam Track page.