Advance in a Complex Legal World

In today’s volatile world—where legal challenges crisscross industries, disciplines, and global boundaries—advanced legal expertise has become crucial, no matter your profession. The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law offers a flexible curriculum that prepares you for the complex legal challenges of the 21st-century world.

Whether you are an attorney based in the U.S. or somewhere else in the world, this program will enhance the knowledge and skills you need to navigate today’s rapidly changing legal landscape. And you can build the scope of your legal expertise without putting your career on hold. NSU Law’s LL.M. program is designed to be highly flexible, giving you the option to participate online, on campus, or in some combination of the two—and at times that work with your schedule.

Quick Facts


Earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from NSU in one or two years after successfully completing 30 academic units.

Delivery Options

LL.M. programs are delivered in hybrid format, with a mix of on-campus and online courses.


Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.

Start Dates

Start the program in August (Fall), January (Winter), or May (Summer).

*International students pursuing the U.S. Practice Track for Foreign Lawyers must study on campus and start their program in the fall.

Choose Your Area of Focus

LL.M. students may focus their coursework in one of these areas by taking cross-listed J.D. courses both on campus and online. Most J.D. elective courses will be made available as LL.M. electives, allowing you to combine online LL.M. courses with on campus offerings to give you a hybrid experience. Customize your course of study to your interests or choose one of NSU Law's areas of focus.

Graduate Spotlight

I was looking for a tune-up for my legal engine. I found that each class has added something different to my toolbox.

NSU alumni Joanne Stanley

Earn the LL.M. Degree in One Year Full-Time or in Two Years Part-Time

after successfully completing 30 academic units. Choose the format that blends best with your personal and professional responsibilities.

Delivery Options

Take courses both on campus and online with a hybrid format that fits your life. Many J.D. courses are open to LL.M. students, providing you with a rich array of electives.

U.S. Practice Track for Foreign Lawyers

If you are a lawyer from outside the U.S. and choose to pursue the LL.M. with the option to complete the accelerated J.D. program , your studies will take place entirely on the NSU campus and will begin in the fall semester. Students in this track must earn admission into both the accelerated J.D. program and the LL.M. program prior to beginning classes.

A Legal Community That Feels Like Family

The law is your path to becoming a leader in an interconnected global community. With a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from NSU, you will build the skills and confidence to advance the causes you care most about. At the same time, you will add an invaluable layer of expertise to your professional portfolio and gain the ability to solve legal challenges that crop up in the workplace every day. An LL.M. is a powerful tool for problem solving and change, and at NSU, we put it within your reach.

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Take The Next Steps

If you are ready to make a world of difference—in your career and in society—think of us as your support team. We’ve created a range of well-respected master's degrees that fit into your schedule. Two years from now, you could be driving change in your life and in the wider world. What are you waiting for?

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