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American LLM degree

Are you an international lawyer who would like an American LLM degree but are concerned about your English language ability? While American law schools accept a range TOEFL or IELTS scores depending on the school, generally the higher ranked the LLM program the higher the required score. The Pre-LLM & Legal Study program at ONU is designed to boost your TOEFL or IELTS score to expand your opportunity for LLM study in the United States. You need a TOEFL IBT of at least 60 or an IELTS of 5.5 to take advantage of the training we can provide. In addition to this intense English language study, the ONU program will introduce you to the demanding nature of American legal studies and give you experience in testing techniques used by the law schools and bar examiners. Upon completion of the certificate program you will have both the language and study skills required for a successful LLM experience. Our goal is to assist you in getting prepared for the LLM program of your choice after your year at ONU.

Why Choose Onu For Pre-LLM English And Legal Studies?

1. Experience

Ohio Northern University has a rich experience of legal programs for international students. The LLM in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law program has had more than 150 graduates from all over the world over the past 11 years. ONU has also hosted students from Kosovo in its Legal Pedagogy Program and lawyers from Afghanistan in its Legal Education for Visiting Afghan Scholars (LEVAS) Program . ONU also has an accredited English language program.

2. Value

Ohio Northern University is cost-competitive with pre-LLM programs across the nation. Tuition for the Pre-LLM English and Legal Study Program is $24,000. Located in Ada, Ohio, ONU also has a lower cost of living compared to similar programs.

3. Location

ONU Law's rural location allows for the unique opportunity to study in a place with fewer distractions, allowing studies to remain top priority. We are the only rural law school of all nine Ohio law schools, and we are centrally located between Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus and Pittsburgh – all are within easy driving distance. Our law students experience a quality of life unlike most larger universities. Students benefit from small class sizes, which allows for greater interpersonal relationships with professors, and an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our size allows for unique collaboration in and out of the classroom and the opportunity to get to know the entire student population.