Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. In many cases, applicants may register for a course before they have formally applied into the program; however, students requiring financial aid may want to wait until they have been formally accepted into the program to ensure that their course(s) will be covered. Please see our How to Apply tab for additional information and contact UMass Lowell's Office of Graduate Admissions if you have questions about the application process.
Face-to-face learning within the Law School’s postgraduate coursework program typically occurs in intensive, seminar-style environment, with a focus on discussion and debate to develop a robust understanding of the application of legal principles (including legislation and principles emerging from judicial decisions, and other legal sources) to the relevant issue or challenge.
The diverse background and experience of both students and lecturers is a strength of the program; for example, practising lawyers can contextualise the application of legal principles, based on their experience as legal practitioners, whereas international students and members of School can contribute comparative perspectives and knowledge, based on their experience in non-Australian jurisdictions.
In addition, LLM candidates can enrol in a number of offshore units taught as part of Sydney Law School's Offshore Program designed to increase students’ exposure to foreign legal systems and legal cultures.