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California Western offers graduate-level programs for current attorneys seeking to expand their knowledge and skills, as well as special programs for foreign lawyers to develop an understanding of U.S. law.
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LL.M. in Trial Advocacy

The LL.M. in Trial Advocacy will prepare you for practice in federal criminal court by combining classroom instruction on substantive federal criminal law, skills training, and live client representation in a federal defenders office.

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LL.M. and M.C.L. Programs for Foreign Lawyers

The Master of Laws in Comparative Law (LL.M.) and 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.

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American Legal Studies and Exchange Brazil

This program, taught in English only, is essential if you are interested in learning the U.S. legal system to develop your skills and expertise in practicing law internationally. It equips lawyers and professionals with the necessary skill sets to become competitive in a fast-growing and ever-changing global economy.

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Academia de Destrezas en Litigación - ACCESO Capacitación

The Spanish Trial Skills Academy at California Western School of Law is the only program in the United States focused on the training of criminal lawyers in Latin America.  It is dedicated to the effective practice of oral advocacy and trial skills, teaching participants to become more efficient practitioners.

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Maestría en Litigación Oral (Spanish Language LL.M.)

This is an online academic program for licensed attorneys taught entirely in Spanish. Participating students acquire the knowledge and practice needed for their professional development. Our Spanish version of the LL.M. in Trial Advocacy will provide skills to all Latin American lawyers in facing the new models they are implementing for the pursuit of justice such as their new accusatory system.