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Temple University Beasley School of Law LL.M. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
Temple University Beasley School of Law

LL.M. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

Philadelphia, USA

1 Years


Full time

16 Oct 2025*

Feb 2025

USD 31,092 / per year **


* April 15 for Fall admission and October 15 for Spring admission.

** We offer partial tuition scholarships based on financial need and/or merit.



Strong rankings. Personal attention. Top value. Earn an LL.M. at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where you will take courses together with JD students, become part of a tight-knit community established in 1974, and live in the affordable city of Philadelphia, strategically located between New York and Washington DC. We invite you to join the Temple family to advance your career.

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at Temple Law has long been educating international lawyers with great success. Today, over 600 LL.M. graduates use their Temple legal education to practice and teach throughout the world.

The LL.M. program for foreign-trained lawyers serves international:

  • Attorneys
  • Recent law graduates
  • Government officials
  • Corporate legal counsel
  • Other legal professionals

Students will earn a degree in American law, learn about the U.S. legal system, and become leaders in the global market. Students may attend two or three semesters, depending on the student’s personal and professional goals.

Why Choose the LL.M. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers at Temple Law?

Temple Law is ranked as a top 50 U.S. law school by U.S. News and World Report. It is also consistently top ranked for International Law, Legal Research and Writing, and Trial Advocacy, among other specialties. Temple Law’s distinguished professors are accomplished, supportive, and dedicated to preparing students for outstanding careers.

Temple has two international campuses, located in Tokyo and Rome, at which LL.M. students may be able to study. Over half of the faculty has taught at Temple's campuses abroad, demonstrating their global interests and sensitivity to the needs of international students.

Excellent Location

Temple Law is located in Philadelphia, the sixth-largest city in the United States, conveniently located between New York City and Washington, DC. The cost of living in Philadelphia is lower than that of other east coast cities. Students are able to save money on living expenses while pursuing their legal studies and networking in a large city. Philadelphia is the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the U.S. and was just named one of the top cities to visit in the U.S. for 2020 by National Geographic.

JD Program Transfer Opportunity

Interested LL.M. students may transfer to the Juris Doctor (JD) program upon meeting certain criteria. For more information, please fill out the form below.



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