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  • Corner Room
    State College is consistently ranked as a top place to live in the U.S. because of its low crime rate, outstanding activities, and wide variety of outdoor activities.
  • Foreign Students Studying
    Because fluency in legal English is so important, we provide many opportunities for foreign students to enhance their skills.

LL.M. Admissions

Our LL.M. program is designed to train students to think, communicate, and practice as international legal experts with the confidence to practice anywhere in the world. 

Penn State University is consistently ranked among the top research and teaching institutions in the world. Home to more than 44,000 students and 5,000 international scholars, University Park offers a diverse intellectual community and vast opportunities for LL.M. students to engage in scholarly activities within the Law School and throughout the State College community, which is in one of the safest towns in the United States.

Three LL.M. exchange students

Three law students from Norway made an unusual choice: instead of studying law at home for their fifth and final year, they would embark on an exchange program at Penn State to learn about the American legal system. After graduating in May, Sindre Bogen, Ole Kristian Holtsmark, and Rolf Nyhus will return to Norway to begin careers at major law firms.


Three LL.M. exchange students
LL.M. students Sindre Bogen, Ole Kristian Holtsmark, and Rolf Nyhus will return to Norway with jobs after receiving their degrees in May.
Gavel and scales of justice
This summer lawyers and law students trained outside of the U.S. can study international arbitration law at Penn State Law. Taught by arbitration scholar and expert Professor Thomas Carbonneau, “Arbitration Workshop – Legal Counselling in International Arbitration” will run from June 30 to July 11.
US-Iranian Relations
“The essays in the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs (JLIA) provide insights needed to transform the U.S.-Iranian relationship from one of distrust and hyperbole to one of mutual respect and engaged exchange,” according to Executive Editor of JLIA and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Amy Gaudion. Iranian nuclear talks are set to reconvene on Tuesday.

Contact Us

Brenda Johnson
International Programs
Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA


Photo of Katz Building for Virtual Tour