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The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the oldest graduate school of international affairs in the United States, announces the launch of a Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree in international law. Fletcher’s LL.M. is a post-graduate, full-time academic degree for legal professionals. Fletcher is the only non-law school in the United States to offer this type of program, which is an ideal complement to A.B.A.-accredited programs and a superior learning experience for those developing legal, academic, business, NGO and political careers.

An LL.M. With a Global Mission

Combining a broad contextual approach to law instruction with a greater understanding of disparate societies and the international community, The Fletcher School’s LL.M. degree is a one-year program consisting of four courses each semester. In addition to seven core academic courses, students will undertake a seminar or independent study project with a substantial writing requirement. While there are no required courses, students may follow one of the three optional tracks within the law curriculum:

  • Public International Law
  • International Business Law
  • International Economic Law

In addition to a rigorous and comprehensive course offering, students will have the opportunity to hear frequent world-renowned experts of international law as part of a visiting scholar speaker series. The program concludes with a symposium at the Tufts University European Center in Talloires, France.

A Rich History

Since its founding in 1933, The Fletcher School has been a leader in international legal education, employing distinguished legal scholars and practitioners on its faculty, including Leo Gross, Keith Highet, Robert Hudec, Hans Kelsen, Louis Sohn, Julius Stone and Roscoe Pound. The practical international law experience of the current LL.M. faculty ranges from the World Bank and Wall Street to the United Nations and the United States Senate.