Vanderbilt's LL.M. program offers foreign lawyers and international students an opportunity to pursue a one-year master's degree program. LL.M. students may choose to pursue one of three options within the LL.M. program:
The Course Track, through which students earn a minimum of 24 credits and may take up to 28 credit hours of course work during their year of study.
The Law & Business track, which includes a foundational core curriculum on which students build expertise in areas of interest by choosing from an extensive range of elective courses. Students enrolled in the Law & Business track are required to take a minimum of 27 credits and may earn a maximum of 30 academic credits.
The Thesis Track, which combines coursework with a major research project completed during the spring semester. Students enrolled in the Thesis Track program earn between 24 and 28 credits.
All candidates for the degree of Legum Magister (LL.M.) must meet the following requirements to receive their LL.M. degree: