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The Richmond Law LLM

A top-ranked law school in a vibrant capital city. Exceptional faculty with global experience. Small classes and personalized programs. It's all part of the international student experience here at the University of Richmond School of Law. 

We're excited to share the Richmond Law Experience with you! 

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Our one-year, full-time, master's-level law program offers international lawyers an opportunity to gain a strong grounding in U.S. law and the common law system while polishing their communication and legal skills. Options are available for a general LLM as well as specialized LLM degrees in intellectual property and International Business. A first degree from a non-U.S. law school is required. Learn more about applying for the Richmond Law LLM.



LLM/MBA candidates enjoy the best of both worlds: access to an advanced legal degree combined with a sophisticated business education. One of only a few programs of its kind in the world, the LLM/MBA Dual Degree prepares students to deal effectively with global and legal transactions - a combination that gives our graduates a distinct advantage Students take classes full-time at both schools in this 24-month program. Learn more about the Richmond Law LLM-MBA Dual Degree.

Two-Year J.D.

This program enables international lawyers to graduate in two years with the same J.D. degree that our three-year students receive. Students with a qualifying international law degree are awarded one year's advance standing, allowing them to complete their degree requirements more quickly. Learn more about the Richmond Law Two-Year JD.


View of Courts from Capital

Why Richmond? 

  • A beautiful campus that's moments away from a bustling city center, and a short drive to our nation's capital
  • A city that's home to companies from 28 countries, more courts than almost any other city in the nation, the state legislature - and one of the best dining and cultural scenes on the East Coast
  • Full access to law school and university resources, from our Career Development Office to our Health & Wellness Center

Explore our Insider's Guide to Richmond

Meet Our Director of International Programs

Su Jin Hong joined the University of Richmond School of Law in 2017 as Director of International Programs. Professor Hong earned her BA from Seoul National University and her JD from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. She was an adjunct professor of legal writing and research scholar for graduate and international programs at Penn State before coming to Richmond. Prof. Hong provides support to current international students and also works with prospective international students throughout the admissions process. 

Su Jin Hong

University of Richmond Global Studio

The University of Richmond's Global Studio, located in the Carole Weinstein International Center, is open 80 hours per week and offers access to several language learning and review systems. Auralog's Tell Me More software is available for self-directed study in Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese. The Studio offers Rosetta Stone for Farsi, Hebrew, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish and additional software for the improvement of French pronunciation. Other language materials are also available.

English Language Institute

The UC San Diego English Language Institute programs are developed for students of all levels, with structured skill-building and high-interest conversation, plus programs in Legal English for Business and Intensive Legal English. The ELI is accredited by the Commission on English Language. Learn more.

A Message from Richmond Law: You Are Welcome Here

Why Richmond? Q&A with Anqi (English)

Why Richmond? Q&A with Anqi (Mandarin)

Why Richmond? Q&A with Isauro (English)

Why Richmond? Q&A with Isauro (Spanish)

Why Richmond? Q&A with Lee (English)

Why Richmond? Q&A with Lee (Korean)

Student Stories: Mahan & Azar from Iran