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the graduate program

The Graduate Studies Program at the University of Virginia School of Law provides an American legal education to lawyers who have obtained their first law degree in their home countries. Virginia’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) program offers both a broad introduction to American law and legal theory and advanced training in specialized areas of the law relevant to the student’s career in private practice, academia or public service.

LL.M. students take classes alongside J.D. students and fully engage in the Law School community.

By maintaining a small and highly selective program of about 50 students, the Law School ensures a supportive atmosphere. Virtually all students admitted to the one-year program are from abroad. Unlike many graduate studies programs, Virginia’s LL.M. candidates take classes alongside J.D. students, allowing participants to fully engage in the community. Because Virginia offers more than 250 courses each year in an array of topics, students in the program also have wide latitude to plan courses of study that are tailored to their individual interests and career objectives.

The director of the graduate studies program, Professor Paul Stephan, advises students and approves their course selections and research plans and, together with other faculty members, is available to counsel students as they progress through the program. The Law School also offers the Doctor of Juridical Science degree (S.J.D.), the highest degree in law. Normally, a student is admitted to candidacy for the S.J.D. only after completing an LL.M.

Bryan Yusheng Fu ’13 China “People here are incredible. Our

this relatively small but

also easily accessible

experiences, the three-

diversified group make

to many big cities (e.g.,

day sleepless journal

your whole year inspiring,

D.C., New York) as well

try-out and later

cheerful and entertaining.

as so many great outdoor

serving on the Virginia

You will share a lot with

destinations (e.g.,

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almost each and every

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Park). The extracurricular

both challenging and

not only in terms of

activities make your life

rewarding. You’re pushed

cultural exchange, but

colorful and enjoyable.

beyond what you think

outstanding faculty

also struggle and success.

In addition to all kinds

you’re capable of. These

team is comprised of

J.D.s — as our Peer

of parties, cultural and

experiences and those

numerous prominent

Advisors, classmates,

sporting events, seminars

like them help you to

academic authorities and

study-group partners,

and summits attracting

build up critical habits

well-known pioneers in

roommates, party

first-tier professionals

and form new strengths.”

various areas of the law.

hosts and guests — are

from academic and

Having these scholars

awesome, and they

non-academic sectors,

enables an extensive

offer tremendous help

you can just as easily

exposure to the American

in all kinds of ways.

find yourself enjoying

legal system in a global

“Charlottesville is a

setting, facilitating the

wonderful place to stay.

jogging or biking around

road to success for future

It is a cozy town that

the most beautiful

scholars or practitioners.

allows you to focus on

campus in the nation.

Your LL.M. fellows in

your studies. But it is

your spare time simply

“Among other

The School of Law is located within the University of Virginia, a thriving academic community founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson.

THE UNIVERSITY

With a total student body of more than 21,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has achieved national prominence in many disciplines and has been ranked first or second among the nation’s public universities since 1984. The University is proud to be recognized as a major research institution with an uncommonly strong commitment to teaching. In the Jeffersonian tradition, UVA maintains the best of the past, yet is boldly oriented to the future.

Nikki Stein ’09 South Africa “UVA provides a wonderful opportunity

for personal growth.

in. The LL.M. program

extracurricular activities

The academic program

is small enough to feel

that offer something for

is tailored to suit your

like a big family, and

everyone. I felt like I was

exact interests, and

large enough to provide

a part of this integrated

integrates LL.M. students

exposure to wonderful,

community from day

into J.D. classes in a

different cultures.

one, and have formed

way that allows you to

The school provides

lifelong friendships and

gain from the classes

excellent support to LL.M.

contacts with students

exactly what you put

students, and emphasizes

and professors.”

At Virginia, your legal studies will take place in what is perhaps the most appealing physical environment found at any law school in the country.

THE LAW GROUNDS

Home to 1,100 students, the David A. Harrison Law Grounds feature new classrooms, seminar rooms, moot courtrooms, comprehensive computer facilities, an expansive library, new dining facilities, attractive offices for student organizations and numerous student lounges. Surrounded by inviting gardens and an elegant, tree-lined lawn, the setting reflects Jefferson’s conviction that locating an intellectual community within a beautiful environment fosters learning and personal growth.

Valentina Ferreira Pinto ’09 Brazil

“The Law School

seminars with small group

have made my choice to

facilities are state of

discussions. If you want to

come to UVA and I am

the art, allowing for

experience a more hands-

certain of the uniqueness

versatile classes. You

on approach, UVA’s clinics

of this experience.”

can experience highly

are the way to go. I have

multimedia-mediated

taken the Environmental

classes to more

Law Clinic and loved

traditional lectures and

it! I am quite happy I

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, Charlottesville is a picturesque and thriving metropolitan area. THE community Located about two hours southwest of Washington, D.C., Charlottesville is the heart of a region of 200,000 residents. The city’s nightclubs, concert venues and festivals create an exceptionally vibrant live music scene, and theater and opera are community fixtures. Area restaurants have been featured in publications such as Gourmet magazine and The New York Times. Each year the city hosts the nationally acclaimed Virginia Film Festival and gathers literary luminaries for the Virginia Festival of the Book. Law students seeking a community in which they can relax, enjoy plentiful entertainment and appreciate abundant natural beauty to balance the rigors of law school will find a home in Charlottesville.

German Vargas ’13 Chile

And we got much more

year has its own special

than we expected.

attractions. We take

“As a family man, I came

Charlottesville is a

with us great moments

to Charlottesville and UVA

great place for families.

that we will enjoy for

with great expectation.

Every season of the

the rest of our lives.”

The faculty at Virginia represents leading scholars and acknowledged experts in all aspects of public and private law. THE faculty

At Virginia, professors commit to more than just leading classes. UVA Law faculty members believe teaching and building relationships with students are fundamental to the law school experience. Professors are leaders in the intellectual life of the community, organizing and speaking at lectures and other events, working with student organizations, volunteering for pro bono service and fostering new academic programs when they find student interest. The faculty is enriched each year by visitors from other leading law schools in the United States and abroad.

country, I am very much

between the students

long conversation with

inspired by the open-

and the faculty is another

my professor about the

ended class discussions

highlight. All faculty

subject of the class and

and the back-and-

and professors are very

my personal development.

forth interactions with

friendly to international

With no doubt, my year

professors and various

students. I even took

here was a challenging

professionals who are

a professor to lunch

but intellectually inspiring

“Sitting in a class with the teaching at UVA Law.

[through a program UVA

experience. And I really

smartest students in the

Law offers] and had a

wish it could be longer.”

Yinuo Zhang ’13 China

The close relationship

the CURRICULUM

Concentrations Business Organization and Finance Commercial Law Communications and Media Law Constitutional Law Criminal Justice Employment and Labor Law Environmental and Land Use Law Family Law Health Law Human Rights and Civil Liberties Intellectual Property

International and National Security Law Jurisprudence and Comparative Law Legal History Litigation and Procedure Public Policy and Regulation Race and Law Tax Law Programs and Centers Center for Children, Families and the Law Center for National

Security Law Center for Oceans Law and Policy Center for the Study of Race and Law Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics Academic Journals Journal of Law & Politics Virginia Environmental Law Journal

Virginia Journal of Criminal Law Virginia Journal of International Law Virginia Journal of Law & Technology Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law Virginia Law & Business Review Virginia Law Review Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Virginia Tax Review

Virginia offers more than 250 courses and seminars each year. Students pursuing interdisciplinary study benefit from an environment where nearly half of all law faculty also hold advanced degrees in fields such as psychology, economics, philosophy, history and medicine. Graduate students are enrolled in courses and seminars with upper-level J.D. students to encourage the exchange of viewpoints influenced by different cultural and life experiences.

Elective courses include interdisciplinary offerings such as law and economics, law and social science, and law and medicine. Elective classes might be as small as 10 students or as large as 150. Full-time faculty members teach the vast majority of offerings, but the Law School is also proud of its roster of more than 100 adjunct and visiting faculty members from foreign and domestic law firms, businesses and government service, who teach in specialty areas.

Incoming LL.M.

selecting courses and

immigration law.

demonstrates the Law

students who

research topics. For

Similarly, students

School’s commitment

score below a certain

example, students

planning a law practice to intellectual diversity

score on the English

wishing to specialize

in international

and individualized

assessment test given

in international human

business transactions

courses of study.

during orientation

rights will want to

may choose from

week are required

register for the basic

foundational courses

to take Graduate

course and seminars

in American corporate,

Legal Research and

offered in that area.

commercial and regulatory law, as

Writing. All LL.M.

But these students

students must satisfy

would also benefit from well as courses with

a writing requirement

a broader spectrum of

an explicit focus on

(which requires a

related courses within

international business,

substantial research

an American context,

trade and litigation.

paper). Beyond

including courses

This process can be

these requirements,

dealing with civil

repeated for virtually

students are invited

rights, employment

every other field

to be creative in

discrimination and

of legal study and

First-Year J.D. Courses (Open to LL.M. Students) Civil Procedure Constitutional Law Contracts Criminal Law Property Torts

virginia offers a unique training ground for students interested in law and business.

Virginia’s longstanding strength in corporate and commercial law is rooted in a faculty with exceptional expertise in transactional law and enhanced by close relationships with UVA’s Darden School of Business and the McIntire School of Commerce, which are among the nation’s leading graduate and undergraduate business programs. The John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program trains prospective business lawyers to think like their future clients, equipping them with the skills not simply to offer legal advice but to structure and negotiate transactions. The program brings business school faculty into the Law School to teach the basics of accounting and finance. Students also learn the fundamental tools of business analysis through enhanced versions of core business law courses. In short courses taught by senior counsel and executive officers, students review key transactional documents and strategic decisions, using the quantitative tools of business analysis to structure solutions. This approach enhances their ability to understand complex transactions and business decisions.

Jan-Willem Geeroms ’10 Belgium

very best practitioners.

the best Wall Street law

These professionals are

firms and by in-house

“UVA Law offers a

extremely motivated,

counsels of the biggest

wide array of very

often flying in from all

multinationals is a truly

small and specialized

over the world. Being

enriching experience.”

classes, taught by the

taught by partners of

host of interesting

dinners at professors’

For any lawyer looking

seminars, conferences

homes; they are warm

for inspiration — be it

and colloquia held at

in their welcome of

through escalating their

the Law School where

international students

skills in the corporate

you can supplement

and interested in our

sector, immersing

Dean Fernandez ‘13 Australia

your American legal

legal careers and lives.

themselves in

education, presented

I was impressed by the

constitutional theory or

“Apart from the classes

by esteemed public

caliber of my LL.M.

in igniting their passion

in which you study

figures and practitioners

colleagues — leading

for public service, like

with J.D. students and

in the United States,

lawyers and scholars in

me — the University of

are taught by highly

many of whom are UVA

their home countries —

Virginia School of Law

engaging professors,

Law alumni. During

and learned from them

is the place to go.

during lunch and after

my time here, I’ve

as much as I did from

hours there are a whole

attended numerous

the classes I attended.

Virginia has one of the largest and most accomplished international law faculties in the United States. international law

Long known as a preeminent place to study international law, Virginia’s faculty includes experts in areas such as immigration, human rights, national security, environmental law, comparative constitutional law and the law of war, as well as private and commercial law in the global arena.

Assembly; the vibrant mix international students

Ayushi Kiran ’10 India

the law school of my

of students from various

learn about the American

home country. Apart

countries of the world

legal system by being

from academics, UVA

certainly mimicked the

a part of it rather than

also offers amazing

U.N. One of the greatest

just being a fence sitter.

recreational opportunities.

assets of the LL.M.

The seminar courses

Be it kickboxing, Pilates, salsa dancing or hiking,

program at UVA is that

offered do an excellent

“My LL.M. experience at

it allows LL.M.s to take

job of giving a taste of the you can do it all. It has

UVA was like belonging

classes with the regular

“real deal,” something

to the U.N. General

J.D. students. This helps

I never experienced in

truly been a joyride.”

The curriculum ranges from basic courses in public international law and international business and trade to advanced offerings in areas such as human rights, foreign relations, international criminal law, intelligence law reform and international dispute resolution. Professors from other nations are regularly invited to the School of Law to teach seminars on topics such as European Union law and comparative law, and students may take select courses at the neighboring Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School.

Virginia’s international law program attracts speakers from around the world, including leaders of international institutions and public interest organizations, government officials [former U.S. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh, right], international law scholars and practicing international lawyers.

Concentrations

History (12) Analysis of the Military Criminal Legal System (JAG) (11) Citizenship and Group Identity (12,13) Virginia Law offered the following courses over three academic Civil Liberties (11,12,13) Civil Liberties Survey (12,13) years. Several courses appear in more than one concentration. Numbers in Civil Rights Litigation (11,12,13) parentheses indicate which year: 2010-11 is coded (11), 2011-12 is (12) and Comparative Constitutional Design (12,13) 2012-13 is (13). Courses marked (JAG) are offered by the Judge Advocate Comparative Constitutional General’s Legal Center and School, located next door to the Law School. Law (11,12,13) Constitutional History I: American Revolution to 1865 in the Health Care Sector (12) Finance of Small Enterprises (12) Business Law and Economics Constitutional History II: The (11,12,13) Organization Colloquium (11,12,13) 20th Century (12) Franchise Law (11,12,13) and Finance Law and Game Theory (12) Constitutional Issues in Higher Insurance (11,12,13) COURSES AND SEMINARS Law Firm as a Business Education (12) International Investment Law A Brief Introduction to the Organization (11,12,13) Constitutional Law II: Law and (11,12,13) Capital Markets (11) Leadership and Team Theory of Equal Protection International Patent Law and Accounting: Understanding Management (11,12,13) (12) Policy (11,12,13) and Analyzing Financial Mergers and Acquisitions (11) International Trade Regulation Constitutional Law II: Statements (11,12,13) Nonprofit Organizations Religious Liberty (11,12,13) (13) Advising the Board of (11,12,13) Constitutional Law II: Freedom Law and Game Theory (12) Directors in a Mergers and of Speech and Press (12) Patent Law (11,12,13) Acquisitions World (11,12,13) Private Equity and Hedge Funds (13) Real Estate Finance Law (12,13) Constitutional Rights of Agency and Partnership Private Equity Deals and Firms Real Estate Transactions: Corporations (13) (11,12,13) (11,12) Constitutional Structure (12) Principles and Practice Airline Industry and Aviation Pro Bono at Large Law Firms Constitutional Theory (12,13) (11,12,13) Law (12,13) (11,12) Secured Transactions (11,12,13) Constitutionalism: History and Antitrust (11,12,13) Quantitative Methods (11,12) Jurisprudence (11,12,13) Secured Transactions (Law & Antitrust in the Global Real Estate Transactions: Criminal Law in the Supreme Business) (11,12) Economy (11,12,13) Principles and Practice Court (11,12,13) Selected Topics in Consumer Antitrust Practice (11,12,13) (11,12,13) Criminal Procedure Survey Bankruptcy (11,13) Antitrust Review of Mergers in (11,12,13) Sovereign Debt Crises (12) a Global Environment (12,13) Responses to the Financial Crisis (11,12,13) Defamation (11,12) Survey of Patent, Copyright, Applied Problem Solving SEC and Class Action Direct Democracy (11,12) Trademark (12) (11,12,13) Enforcement of the Federal Trade Secrets: History, Theory Disability Law (12) Bankruptcy (11,12,13) Securities Laws (13) Education Law, Policy and and Practice (11,12,13) Bankruptcy (Law & Business) Secured Transactions (11,12,13) Inequality (11,12) (11,12,13) Emerging Growth Companies Business Reorganization Under Secured Transactions (Law & Communications Business) (11,12) and Venture Capital Chapter 11 (11,12,13) and Media Law Securities Regulation (11,12,13) Financing: Principles and Class Actions and Complex COURSES AND SEMINARS Startup of a Biotech Company Antitrust in the Global     Practice (11,12,13) Litigation (11,12) (11,12,13) Environmental Law and Corporate Finance (11,12,13) Economy (11,12,13) Structure of Enterprise (13) Federalism (11,12,13) Corporate Law Policy (12,13) Communications Law (11,12) Thinking Strategically in Law, Constitutional Law II: Freedom Federal Lawyer (11,12,13) Corporate Strategy (11,12) Business, Poker and War (11) Federal Sentencing (11,12,13) Corporations (11,12,13) of Speech and Press (12) Corporations (Law & Business) Topics in Corporate Copyright and Literary Culture First Amendment Freedoms Governance (11) (11) (11,12,13) in the Digital Age (11) Transactional Approach to First Amendment Theory Current Issues in Corporate Copyright Law (11,12,13) Mergers and Acquisitions (11,12) Law and Governance (12,13) Emerging Growth Companies (11,12,13) Government Finance: Debt, Current Issues in International and Venture Capital Budgets and Power (12) Financial Regulation (11) Financing: Principles and CLINICs Habeas Corpus (11,13) Emerging Growth Companies Nonprofit Clinic (11,12,13) Practice (11,12,13) International Agreements and Venture Capital Transactional Law Clinic (12,13) First Amendment Freedoms (JAG) (11) Financing: Principles and (11)   Issues in Poverty Law (11,12) Practice (11,12,13) International Patent Law and Commercial Law Judicial Decision-Making: Emerging Markets: Principles Policy (11,12,13) COURSES AND SEMINARS Judicial Modesty (12) and Practice (11,12,13) Issues in International and Banking and Financial Judicial Review (13) Energy Businesses and Digital Media (11) Institutions (11,12,13) Judicial Role in American Transactions (13) Media and the Court (12) Bankruptcy (11,12,13) History (11,12) Ethics and Integrity for Law Survey of Patent, Copyright, Bankruptcy (Law & Business) Law and Education (11) Firm Lawyers and Their Trademark (12) (11,12,13) Law and Higher Education Clients (11,12,13) Business Reorganization Under CLINIC (11,12,13) Finance of Small Enterprises Chapter 11 (11,12,13) First Amendment Clinic (11,12) Law of Politics (11,12) (11,12,13) Class Actions and Complex   Law of War (11,12,13) Franchise Law (11,12,13) Litigation (11,12,13) Constitutional Law of the Police (12,13) Governance and Control of Commercial Real Estate Law Lawyers and the Civil Rights the Multinational Business Transactions (11,12,13) COURSES AND SEMINARS Movement (11) Enterprise (11,12) Construction Law (11,12,13) Advanced Campaign Finance Local Government Law (11,12) Hedge Funds: Contract and Consumer Law (13) (12) Lochner Era (11) Regulation (12,13) Contracts II (11,12) Advanced Topics in the First Media and the Courts (12) International Business Copyright Law (11,12,13) Amendment (Religion Monetary Constitution (13) Transactions (11,12,13) Current Issues in International Clauses) (11,12,13) Money and Rights (12) Law and Business Management Financial Regulation (11) American Social and Legal

Poverty and the Constitution (12) Presidential Powers (11,12,13) Privacy and Surveillance (12) Profiling (13) Property, Economic Rights and the Constitution (11) Punishment in Law and Culture (11) Race and Law (11,12,13) Race and the Constitution in American History (11) Regulating Public Space in Historical and Theoretical Perspective (12) Regulation of the Political Process (11,13) Religion, Democracy and Law (11,12) Right to Education in U.S.: Real or Hollow? (12,13) Rule of Law: Controlling Government (11,12) Sovereign Debt Crises (12) Special Education Law (11) Supreme Court DecisionMaking: A Case Study (13) Supreme Court from Warren to Roberts (11,12,13) Supreme Court Justices and the Art of Judging (11,12,13) Supreme Court: October Term (11) Textualism and Its Critics (11,12) Virginia and the Constitution (11,12,13) What Lawyers Can Learn from the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King: Looking Back; Looking Forward (11) Wrongful Convictions (11) CLINICS

First Amendment Clinic (11,12,13) Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (11,12,13)  

Criminal Justice COURSES AND SEMINARS

Analysis of the Military Criminal Legal System (JAG) (11) Causation in the Law (11)

Contemporary Debates in Criminal Law (11,13) Crime and Punishment in American History (13) Criminal Adjudication (11,12,13) Criminal Investigation (11,12,13) Criminal Law and Regulation of Vice (11) Criminal Law in the Supreme Court (11,12,13) Criminal Procedure (11,12,13) Criminal Procedure Survey (11,12,13) Criminology (11,12,13) Cybercrime (12,13) Death Penalty: An International Perspective (11) Federal Criminal Law (12,13) Federal Sentencing (11,12,13) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Survey: History, Policy and Practice Behind U.S. Efforts (11) Habeas Corpus (11,13) Innocence Cases: How Much Is Enough? (12,13) International Criminal Law (12,13) International Criminal Justice: Its Successes, Failures and Future Prospects (13) International Financial Crimes (11,12) Issues in Criminal Law Theory (12) Law of the Police (12,13) Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Justice (12,13) Plea Bargaining (11,13) Profiling (13) Psychiatry and Criminal Law (11,12,13) Punishment in Law and Culture (11) Social Science in Law (11,12,13) Supreme Court DecisionMaking: A Case Study (13) Topics in Federal Criminal Law: Fraud, Corruption, Group Criminality (12,13) Trials of the Century: Literary and Legal Representations of Great Criminal Trials (11)

War Crimes (JAG) (11) White-Collar Crime (11,12,13) Wrongful Convictions (11) CLINICS

Capital Post-Conviction Clinic (11,12,13) Criminal Defense Clinic (11,12,13) Innocence Project Clinic (11,12,13) Prosecution Clinic (11,12,13) Employment and Labor Law COURSES AND SEMINARS

Class Actions and Complex Litigation (11,12) Disability Law (12) Employment Discrimination (11,12,13) Employment Law: Contracts, Torts and Statutes (11,12,13) Employment Law: Health and Safety (13) Employment Law: Principles and Practice (11,12,13) Law of the Police (12,13) Law of Work (11,12,13) Professional Sports and the Law (11,12,13) Retirement Security (11,12,13) Sports Law (11,13) CLINIC

Employment Law Clinic (11,12,13)  

Environmental and Land Use Law COURSES AND SEMINARS

Climate Change: Science, Policy and Law (12,13) Energy Regulation and Policy (12,13) Environmental Law (11,12,13) Environmental Law and Federalism (11,12,13) Environmental Law, Environmental Ethics (12) Federal Land, Energy and Natural Resource Law (11,13) Foundations of Climate Change Law and Policy (11) International Environmental Law (12)

Land Use Law (11,13) Legislation (11,12,13) Literature, Law and the Environment (12) Local Government Law (11,12) Natural Resource Law and Policy (11) Property II (12) Property Theory (12,13) Regulation of Hazardous Substances (13) Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste (11) Science and Policy of Biodiversity Conservation (12,13) Sites and Systems: Science, Planning and Law (11) Urban Law and Policy (11,13) Water Law (11) CLINIC

Environmental Law and Conservation Clinic (11,12)   Family Law

COURSES AND SEMINARS

Aging and the Law (11,12,13) Children and the Law (13) Estate Planning: Principles and Practice (11,12,13) Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Taxation (JAG) (11) Family Law (11,12,13) Federal Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers (11,12,13) Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates (11) Juvenile Justice Reform (13) Law, Literature and the Family (11,13) Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Justice (12,13) Poverty, Child Health and Medical-Legal Partnerships (13) Trusts and Estates (11,12,13) CLINICS

Advocacy Clinic for the Elderly (11,12,13) Child Advocacy Clinic (11,12,13) Family Mediation Clinic (11,12,13)  

Health Law COURSES AND SEMINARS

Advance Directives in Health Care: Innovation and Impediments (13) Aging and the Law (11,12,13) Bioethics and the Law (11,12,13) Drug Product Liability Litigation: Principles and Practice (11,12,13) Food and Drug Law (11,12) Genetics and the Law (11,12,13) Germs, Guns and Lead: Public Health Law and Policy (11,13) Global Health Law and Policy (11,12,13) Health Care Marketplace: Competition, Regulation and Reform (12,13) Health Care Structure and Financing (11) Health Law Survey (11,12,13) Israeli Health Law and Bioethics (12,13) Law and Business Management in the Healthcare Sector (12,13) Law and Ethics of Human Subject Research (13) Law of Reproduction (11,13) Legal Issues at the End of Life (11,13) Medical Malpractice and Health Care Quality (11,12,13) Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Justice (12,13) Mental Health Law (11,12,13) Moral Dimensions of Policymaking in the United States (11,13) New Frontiers in Clinical Ethics and Law (13) Psychiatry and Criminal Law (11,12,13) Themes in Biomedicine (11) CLINICS

Advocacy Clinic for the Elderly (11,12,13)

Mental Health Law Clinic (11,12,13)  

Human Rights and Civil Liberties COURSES AND SEMINARS

Advanced Topics in the First Amendment (Religion Clauses) (11,13) Citizenship and Group Identity (12,13) Civil Liberties (11,12,13) Civil Liberties Survey (12,13) Civil Rights Litigation (11,12,13) Comparative Antiterrorism Law (11) Comparative Human Rights Law (12) Constitutional Law II: Freedom of Speech and Press (12) Death Penalty: An International Perspective (11) Ethical Issues in Foreign Policy (11) First Amendment Freedoms (11) Human Rights, Public International Law and the Scholarly Process (13) Immigration Law (11,12,13) International Human Rights (JAG) (11) International Human Rights Law (11,12,13) Law of War (11,12,13) Laws of War: Contemporary Debates (13) Lawyers and the Civil Rights Movement (11,13) Native American Law (12) Poverty, Inequity and Human Rights in Education (11) Privacy and Surveillance (12) Punishment in Law and Culture (11) Race and Law (11,12,13) Refugee Law and Policy (12) Rights and Revolutions in North Africa and the Arab Middle East (12)

Sexuality and the Law (13) What Lawyers Can Learn from the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King: Looking Back; Looking Forward (11) CLINICS

First Amendment Clinic (11,12,13) Immigration Law Clinic (11,12,13) International Human Rights Law Clinic (11,12,13) Intellectual Property COURSES AND SEMINARS

Advanced Patent Law (13) Bioethics and the Law (11,12,13) Communications Law (11,12) Copyright and Literary Culture in the Digital Age (11) Copyright Law (11,12,13) Cybercrime (12,13) Economic Foundations of Intellectual Property (11,12) Emerging Growth Companies and Venture Capital Financing: Principles and Practice (11,12,13) Intellectual Property: A Speakers’ Workshop (11) International Patent Law and Policy (11,12,13) Patent Law (11,12,13) Patent Prosecution (11) Patent Reform Act of 2011 (12) Privacy and Surveillance (12) Property II (12) Survey of Patent, Copyright, Trademark (12) Trademark Law (11,12) Trade Secrets: History, Theory and Practice (11,12,13) CLINICS

Patent and Licensing Clinic I (11,12,13) Patent and Licensing Clinic II (11,12,13)

International and National Security Law COURSES AND SEMINARS

Admiralty (11,12,13) Advanced Topics in the Law of War (JAG) (11,12) An American Half-Century (12,13) Antiterrorism, Law and the Role of Intelligence (11,12,13) Antitrust in the Global Economy (11,12,13) Citizenship and Group Identity (12,13) Climate Change: Science, Markets and Policy (12,13) Comparative Antiterrorism Law (11) Comparative Constitutional Design (12,13) Current Issues in International Financial Regulation (11) Death Penalty: An International Perspective (11) Developing Countries in International Economic Law (13) Dispute Settlement in International Trade and Investment (13) Ethical Issues in Foreign Policy (11) European Legal Systems (11,12) European Union Law (11,12,13) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Survey: History, Policy and Practice Behind U.S. Efforts (11) Foreign Relations Law (11,12,13) Foundations of Climate Change Law and Policy (11) French Public and Private Law (11,12,13) Global Health Law and Policy (11,12,13) Globalization and International Civil Litigation (11,12,13)

Israeli Health Law and Bioethics (12,13) Issues in International and Digital Media (11) Law and Ethics of Human Subject Research (13) Law of Sea, Air and Space Operations (JAG) (11,13) Law of War (11,12,13) Laws of War: Contemporary Debates (13) Legal and Policy Issues of the Indochina War (11,13) National Security Detention (11) National Security Law (11,12,13) Oceans Law and Policy (11,12,13) Presidential Powers (11,12,13) Refugee Law and Policy (12) Rights and Revolution in North Africa and the Arab Middle East (12) Sovereign Debt Crises (12) War and Peace (12) War Crimes (JAG) (11) CLINICS

Human Rights, Public International Law and the Scholarly Process (13) Immigration Law (11,12,13) Intelligence Law Reform (11,12,13) International Agreements (JAG) (11) International and Foreign Legal Research (11,12,13) International Banking Transactions (11,12,13) International Business Transactions (11,12,13) International Criminal Justice: Its Successes, Failures and Future Prospects (13) International Criminal Law (12,13) International Environmental Law (12) International Financial Crimes (11,12) International Human Rights (JAG) (11) International Human Rights Law (11,12,13) International Ifs in the Long 19th Century (11,12) International Ifs in the Mid20th Century (11) International Investment Law (11,12,13) International Law (11,12,13) International Law and Global Economy Colloquium (12) International Law and International Relations (11,12) International Law and the Use of Force (13) International Patent Law and Policy (11,12,13) International Taxation (11,12) International Tax Policy (12) International Trade Law and Policy (12) International Trade Regulation (13)

Immigration Law Clinic (11,12,13) International Human Rights Law Clinic (11,12,13) Jurisprudence and Comparative Law COURSES AND SEMINARS

Advanced Topics in the First Amendment (Religion Clauses) (11,13) American Legal Realism (13) Causation in the Law (11) Civil Rights Litigation (11,12,13) Common Law (13) Comparative Antiterrorism Law (11) Comparative Constitutional Design (12,13) Comparative Constitutional Law (11,12,13) Comparative Education Law and Policy (13) Comparative Human Rights Law (12) Constitutional Law II: Freedom of Speech and Press (12) Constitutional Law II: Religious Liberty (11,12,13) Constitutional Theory (12,13) Constitutionalism: History and Jurisprudence (11,12,13) Contemporary Political Theory (12,13) Duty to Obey (11) Economic Analysis of Public Law (13) European Legal Systems (11,12) Federal Judicial Process (13) First Amendment Freedoms (11) French Public and Private Law (11,12,13) Gender and Legal Theory (11,12) International Law and Global Economy Colloquium (12) Introduction to the Civil Law Tradition (13) Islamic Law (11,13) Israeli Health Law and

Bioethics (12,13) Issues in Criminal Law Theory (12) Judicial Decision-Making: Judicial Modesty (12,13) Judicial Philosophy in Theory and Practice (13) Jurisprudence (11,12,13) Law and Economics (11,13) Law and Economics Colloquium (11,12,13) Law and Game Theory (12,13) Law and Literature (11,13) Law and the Humanities (11,13) Legal Process: Basic Problems (13) Legal Theory (13) Legal Theory in Europe and the United States: A Comparative Analysis (11,13) Moral Dimensions of Policymaking in the United States (11,13) Public and Private Rights in American Law (11,12) Punishment in Law and Culture (11) Rescue, Charity and Justice (13) Rights (11) Rule of Law (JAG) (11) Rule of Law: Controlling Government (11,12) Seminar in Ethical Values (11,12,13) Social Science in Law (11,12,13) Tort Theory (11,12,13) Legal History COURSES AND SEMINARS

American Legal History (11,12) American Legal Realism (13) American Social and Legal History (12) An American Half-Century (12,13) Analysis of the Military Criminal Legal System (JAG) (11) Constitutional History I: American Revolution to 1865 (12,13) Constitutional History II: The 20th Century (12) Crime and Punishment in American History (13) Criminal Law and Regulation of Vice (11) European Legal Systems (11,12) Judicial Role in American History (11,12,13) Lawyers and the Civil Rights Movement (11,13) Legal History: Transnational and Imperial Contexts to 1850 (11,13) Legal History Colloquium (11) Lochner Era (11,13) Regulating Public Space in Historical and Theoretical Perspective (12) Virginia and the Constitution (11,12,13) Litigation and Procedure COURSES AND SEMINARS

Advanced Legal Research (11,12,13)

Advanced Verbal Persuasion (11,12,13) Alternative Dispute Resolution (11,12,13) Causation in the Law (11) Civil Rights Litigation (11,12,13) Class Actions and Aggregate Litigation (13) Class Actions and Complex Litigation (11,12) Conflict of Laws (11,12) Construction Law (11,12,13) Criminal Law in the Supreme Court (11,12,13) Drug Product Liability Litigation: Principles and Practice (11,12,13) Ethics and Integrity for Law Firm Lawyers and Their Clients (11,12,13) Evidence (11,12,13) Evidence Law: Psychological Bases (12) Expertise, Science and the Law of Evidence (11) Federal Civil Litigation (12) Federal Courts (11,12,13) Federal Judicial Process (13) Federal Lawyer (11,12,13) Globalization and International Civil Litigation (11,12,13) Habeas Corpus (11,13) Hallmarks of Distinguished Advocacy (11,12,13) Judging (11,12,13) Legal Process: Basic Problems (13) Legislation (11,12,13) Medical Malpractice and Health Care Quality (11,12,13) Negotiation Institute (11,12,13) Oral Presentations Outside the Courtroom (11,12,13) Personal Injury Law (11,12) Persuasion for Advocates (11,12,13) Plea Bargaining (11,13) Practical Overview of Litigation in Federal District Courts (11,12) Practical Trial Evidence: Principles and Practice (11,12,13) Pretrial Litigation Skills (12) Professional Responsibility (11,12,13) Professional Responsibility in Public Interest Law Practice (11,12,13) Public Interest Law and Advocacy Skills (11,12,13) Quantitative Methods (11,12) Remedies (11,12,13) Remedies II (13) Restitution and Unjust Enrichment (11) Rhetoric (11,12,13) SEC and Class Action Enforcement of the Federal Securities Laws (13) Strategy in Civil Litigation: Pleading and Procedure (11,12) Tax Practice and Procedure (11,12,13) Torts II (11)

Trade Secrets: History, Theory and Practice (11,12,13) Trial Advocacy (11,12,13) Trial Advocacy College (11,12,13) Trials of the Century: Literary and Legal Representations of Great Criminal Trials (11) Virginia Practice and Procedure (11,12,13) Wrongful Convictions (11) CLINICS

Appellate Litigation Clinic (11,12,13) Capital Post-Conviction Clinic (11,12,13) Family Mediation Clinic (11,12,13) Innocence Project Clinic (11,12,13) Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (11,12,13)  Public Policy and Regulation COURSES AND SEMINARS

Administrative Law (11,12,13) Advance Directives in Health Care: Innovation and Impediments (13) Advanced Campaign Finance (12) Advanced Topics in the First Amendment (Religion Clauses) (11,13) Advising the Board of

Directors in a Mergers and Acquisitions World (11,12,13) Airline Industry and Aviation Law (12,13) Animal Law (11,12,13) Antitrust (11,12,13) Antitrust Practice (11,12,13) Antitrust Review of Mergers in a Global Environment (12,13) Applied Problem Solving (11,12,13) Banking and Financial Institutions (11,12,13) Baseball (11,12,13)

Children and the Law (13) Citizenship and Group Identity (12,13) Class Actions and Complex Litigation (11,12) Climate Change: Science, Markets and Policy (12,13) Comparative Education Law and Policy (13) Constitutional Issues in Higher Education (12) Consumer Law (13) Criminal Law and Regulation of Vice (11) Criminology (11,12,13) Direct Democracy (11,12) Education Law, Policy and Inequality (11,12) Employment Law: Health and Safety (13) Energy Regulation and Policy (12,13) Environmental Law (11,12,13) Federal Income Tax (11,12,13) Federal Land, Energy and Natural Resource Law (11,13) Federal Lawyer (11,12,13) Food and Drug Law (11,12) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Survey: History, Policy and Practice Behind U.S. Efforts (11) Foundations of Climate Change Law and Policy (11) Gender, Status and Economics (13) Government Ethics: Conflicts of Interest, Lobbying and Campaign Finance (11,12,13) Government Finance: Debt, Budgets and Power (12) Health Care Marketplace: Competition, Regulation and Reform (12,13) Health Care Structure and Financing (11) Historic Preservation Law (11,12,13) Immigration Law (11,12,13) International Environmental Law (12) International Trade Law and Policy (12) Issues in Poverty Law (11,12) Juvenile Justice Reform (13) Land Use Law (11,13) Law and Business Management in the Health Care Sector (12,13) Law and Education (11,13) Law and Ethics of Human Subject Research (13) Law and Policy of Watershed Management (12,13) Law and Public Service (11,12,13) Law of Politics (11,12,13) Law of Reproduction (11,13) Law of the Police (12,13) Legal Issues at the End of Life (11,13) Legislation (11,12,13) Legislative Drafting and Public Policy (11,12,13) Monetary Constitution (13) Money and Rights (12) Moral Dimensions of Policymaking in the United

States (11,13) National Security Detention (11) Native American Law (12) New Frontiers in Clinical Ethics and Law (13) Poverty, Child Health and Medical-Legal Partnerships (13) Poverty, Inequity and Human Rights in Education (11) Property Theory (12,13) Public Interest Law and Advocacy Skills (11,12,13) Quantitative Methods (11,12) Refugee Law and Policy (12) Regulating Public Space in Historical and Theoretical Perspective (12) Regulation of Hazardous Substances (13) Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste (11) Regulation of U.S. Industries (11,12,13) Religion, Democracy and Law (11,12) Right to Education in U.S.: Real or Hollow? (12,13) Science and Policy of Biodiversity Conservation (12,13) Social Work of Law (12) Special Education Law (11,12) Tax Policy and Reform (11) Themes in Biomedicine (11) Topics in Law and Economics (11) Transactional Approach to Mergers and Acquisitions (11,12,13) Urban Law and Policy (11,13)    Water Law (11)

Law (11,12,13) Judicial Role in American History (11,12,13) Juvenile Justice Reform (13) Land Use Law (11,13) Law and Education (11,13) Lawyers and the Civil Rights Movement (11,13) Local Government Law (11,12,13) Native American Law (12) Profiling (13) Race and Law (11,12,13) Race and the Constitution in American History (11) Refugee Law and Policy (12) Rule of Law: Controlling Government (11,12) Social Science in Law (11,12,13) Special Education Law (11,12) Urban Law and Policy (11,13) What Lawyers Can Learn from the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King: Looking Back; Looking Forward (11) CLINICS

Immigration Law Clinic (11,12,13) International Human Rights Law Clinic (11,12,13) Tax Law COURSES AND SEMINARS

Accounting: Understanding and Analyzing Financial Statements (11,12,13) Corporate Tax (11,12,13) Estate Planning: Principles and Practice (11,12,13) Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Taxation (JAG) (11) Federal Income Tax (11,12,13) Federal Income Tax: Advanced Topics (12,13) CLINICS Federal Taxation of Gratuitous Environmental Law and Transfers (11,12,13) Conservation Clinic (11,12,13) Gender, Status and Economics Immigration Law Clinic (13) (11,12,13) Government Finance: Debt, Litigation and Housing Law Budgets and Power (12) Clinic (11,12,13) Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates (11) Race and Law International Taxation (11,12) COURSES AND SEMINARS International Tax Policy (12) African-American Lawyers Issues in State and Local from the Civil War to the Taxation and Fiscal Policy Present (11,12,13) (11,12,13) American Legal History (11,12) Nonprofit Organizations (11,13) American Social and Legal Partnership Tax (11,12,13) History (12) Civil Rights Litigation (11,12,13) Private Equity and Hedge Funds (13) Constitutional History I: American Revolution to 1865 Quantitative Methods (11,12) Real Estate Transactions: (12,13) Principles and Practice Constitutional History II: The (11,12,13) 20th Century (12) Retirement Security (11,12,13) Criminal Adjudication Tax Policy and Reform (11) (11,12,13) Tax Practice and Procedure Criminal Investigation (11,12,13) (11,12,13) Tax Shelters: Law and Policy Criminal Procedure Survey (11) (11,12,13) Taxation and Economic Education Law, Policy and Development (11,13) Inequality (11,12) Employment Discrimination CLINIC (11,12,13) Nonprofit Clinic (11,12,13) Family Law (11,12,13) Immigration Law (11,12,13) International Human Rights

Virginia values its reputation as a school that produces graduates who are skilled in law and balanced in life. student life Law students learn in an environment that fosters cooperative problem-solving and teamwork, building skills every lawyer needs. Students enjoy their time here, grow intellectually and personally, and at graduation join the thousands of successful alumni who recall their law school years with warmth and enthusiasm. The Law School is enriched by the scope of about 70 student organizations, extracurricular activities and the community spirit that permeates student life. The array of opportunities includes 10 academic journals, interestcentered organizations and a vibrant range of social and athletic activities. Graduate students are encouraged to participate in the many student organizations at the Law School, including the Graduate Law Students Association and the John Bassett Moore Society of International Law.

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CAREER SERVICES

bar admission The LL.M. degree alone does not qualify foreign lawyers to practice law in the United States. Each state has its own criteria and procedures for admitting lawyers to practice, and requirements vary. Lawyers from abroad seeking information on these requirements should contact the bar examiners in the state in which they wish to practice. In recent years, approximately one-third of Virginia’s graduate law students have taken a bar examination following their graduation; most take the New York Bar.

The Graduate Studies Office works closely with students to craft a job-search strategy specific to their unique backgrounds and interests.

Practical Training People who come to the United States on a student visa are not permitted to seek permanent employment in the United States. LL.M. graduates may, however, seek permission to remain in the United States for a limited period of “practical training” following graduation. Students should be aware that securing such positions can be challenging and will require significant effort on their parts. The Law School offers assistance to foreign students in their searches for practical training internships with leading international law firms. We also participate annually in the International Student Interview Program coordinated each year by the Columbia University School of Law and co-sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law and the law schools at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Harvard, the University of Michigan, Stanford and Yale.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS LL.M. Requirements

S.J.D. Requirements

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