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Welcome to the Graduate Programs at Pace Law School
Pace Law offers two unique LLM degree programs that provide students with the opportunity to explore a substantive field of the law. We also offer a variety of dual-degrees for LLM students interested in expanding their legal education.
Pace’s Environmental Law LLM immerses students in one of the nation’s most extensive and well-regarded academic programs in environmental law. The program has consistently ranked among the top three in the nation, according to US News & World Report. Students can choose from nearly 50 environmental courses offered each year, as well as participate in ongoing political, economic, and social research conducted by Pace’s internationally recognized faculty. In addition to a general LLM, the program offers two specialized tracks in Climate Change and Land Use and Sustainable Development for students interested in exploring those cutting-edge fields of study more deeply.
The LLM in Comparative Legal Studies is intended for students who received their legal education outside the United States and who want to expand their knowledge of U.S. law or to develop an advanced field. The program introduces the principles of the U.S. legal system in a comparative context by building on the student’s knowledge and experience with a non-U.S. legal system. Students can take coursework in such specialized areas of U.S. law as environmental law or international business law, adding depth to their existing legal education. Students often pursue this program to qualify to sit an American bar exam. The program helps students develop knowledge of the U.S. legal system that will allow them to thrive in an increasingly transnational legal environment.
Pace University School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and the New York State Department of Education. The LLM programs have received acquiescence from the American Bar Association.
While many students return home after graduation to resume their practice, many Pace graduates seek work in the United States, either for a professional training internship or for long-term employment. Dean Shulman and the professional staff of the Center for Career Services work hard to help students find the best public and private sector career opportunities to fit individual students’ interests.