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Stetson Law offers LL.M. degrees in advocacy, elder law and international law


LL.M. programs at Stetson Law

Stetson University College of Law, home to the top-ranked trial advocacy program in the country, is offering three LL.M. degrees to help lawyers distinguish their expertise in advocacy, elder law and international law.

Stetson Law will launch an online LL.M. in Advocacy starting in August 2013. Courses leading to the advanced degree will be offered part-time over two years through a distance-learning platform designed to meet the needs of busy legal practitioners who wish to learn the Stetson method of advocacy. Students enrolled in the program will complete courses online with some limited in-person participation.

» Watch a sample video from the Advocacy LL.M. program

Stetson will continue to offer its online LL.M. in Elder Law. The degree is designed to help attorneys distinguish themselves in the area of estate planning, trusts, retirement planning, guardianship and other legal areas affecting our aging population. Around 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day, increasing the need for experts in the specialized field of elder law. Students study online and complete the degree in less than two years.

» Watch an interview with an Elder Law LL.M. graduate

Stetson offers a traditional LL.M. in International Law, an intensive one-year course that leads to an advanced legal degree with concentrations in either international public law or international private law. Foreign-trained attorneys in Stetson’s LL.M. in International Law program will also participate in a two-week orientation course and take special courses on the U.S. legal system.

» Watch interviews with International LL.M. students

Applicants for admission to Stetson’s LL.M. programs must have a law degree from a U.S. law school or a law school approved by the appropriate authority outside the U.S.

“We focus on preparing our students for the practice of law, providing them the skills, knowledge and confidence to be as comfortable before the bench as they are drafting a brief for a case or interviewing a client,” said Charles Rose III, director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy and Professor of Excellence in Trial Advocacy at Stetson. “Stetson gives students the skills they need to conduct the business of law in the real world.”