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Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program

Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree Program
With Concentration In
Clinical Education, Social Justice, and Systems Change

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law offers a two-year LL.M. program which includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, public interest law, and systems change. In addition, LL.M. candidates work under the supervision of the School’s experienced faculty to supervise and teach J.D. students enrolled in our clinics.

By the end of the second academic year each LL.M. candidate is required to produce a culminating project in the form of a scholarly work of publishable quality or project designed to impact systems change.

  • LL.M. candidates receive an annual stipend of approximately $50,000 plus benefits.
  • Applications are no longer being considered for 2020-21.

International Students

The LL.M. program at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law is for applicants who have been practicing law in the United States who are either licensed in the District of Columbia or who are eligible to waive into the D.C. Bar. Our LL.M. candidates are instructors in our clinical program, and they supervise law students. Typically, LL.M. candidates have completed at least two years of practice.

If you graduated from a law school outside the United States and you need credits from an ABA-accredited, U.S. law school in order to sit for the D.C. bar exam, you may apply to UDC David A. Clarke School of Law as a Non-Degree Student.


Admissions Process

We are no longer accepting LL.M. applications for academic year 2019-2020. If you are interested in applying for a future year, please check back in Fall 2020 for application instructions.

Questions? Please contact Matthew Fraidin, Associate Dean of Experiential and Clinical Programs, at


more Calendar

8/4/2020 » 8/7/2020
Summer Final Examination Period (8/4-8/7)

8/6/2020 » 8/14/2020
Orientation and Start of Classes for First Year Students (8/6-8/14)

Fall 2020 Upper Level Classes Start

No Classes/University Closed (Labor Day Holiday)

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