24 credits, attend full or part-time in evening.

The LLM in American Legal Studies is designed as a general overview and is intended for foreign-trained lawyers who want to become eligible to take the bar exam in the United States.


All students enrolled in this program will be required to take:

  • Introduction to the American Legal System
  • Effective Legal Writing (online)
  • Bar Exam Strategies and Skills

Students who plan to sit for the Washington State Bar exam will need to complete the following additional courses to comply with Washington Admission to Practice Rule 3(b)(v):

  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Professional Responsibility

The remaining credits will be chosen from the first year curriculum and electives courses of interest to the student.

*These are considered core courses – minimum of 4 core courses required toward degree unless waived.

Contact Us

Graduate Law Programs
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 209
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-398-4173
Email: gradlaw@seattleu.edu