Lawyers are communicators. Penn State Law’s LL.M. program is designed to help our students build the writing and common law analysis skills needed to communicate effectively in English to clients, judges and other lawyers. We offer specific communication resources tailored to the LL.M. students' needs.
To prepare for the LL.M. year, many students enroll in the three-week optional summer course Intensive Introduction to U.S. Law.
This three-hour offering is primarily clinical in character. With the help of teaching assistants and the conduct of round-table discussions with the professor, students will be introduced to an international commercial venture involving construction or the sale of goods. Credits may be counted toward the Penn State LL.M. degree.
The online course Introduction to Common Law Analysis & Language is designed to provide legal professionals with the skills to read, understand, and discuss U.S. case law — whether your goal is to improve your current legal or judicial practice or to continue your education with a U.S. LL.M. degree.