The Master of Laws in Comparative Law (LL.M.) & Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.) Program is designed to prepare lawyers from other countries to work knowledgeably with lawyers in the United States on questions of common interest arising under either their own or the U.S. legal system.
The courses and areas of concentration offered by our program allow you to tailor the program to fit your academic and professional interests.
As a complement to the existing M.C.L./LL.M. Program for foreign lawyers, California Western offers a Certificate Program in Comparative and International Law for lawyers, judges, and legal academics and scholars who are available to visit the U.S. for only one semester.
California Western was one of the first schools in the United States to offer a LL.M. program for foreign lawyers.
Our program has over 406 graduates from 61 countries. Read our trimesterly newsletter to see the successes our graduates have had after completing the program.
You will be joining a diverse student body. 44% of our entering Fall 2012 students represent ethnically diverse backgrounds. National Jurist magazine recently named California Western among the top 40 law schools in the country for diversity.
San Diego an ideal city to live in while you continue your legal education. Mild year-round weather and convenient access to beaches and the ocean are only part of the appeal. The California Western campus is located in the heart of San Diego's legal and political community.
Fill out and send in a LL.M./M.C.L. Application
Read the LL.M./M.C.L. Requirements to make sure that your application is complete.
Review the Tuition and Fees for the program
If applicable, please review the immigration information and assistance for international students