Programs for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

CILE offers programs for foreign-trained lawyers, law students, and academics that attract top lawyers and scholars from around the world. Pitt Law's LLM degree offers an experience like no other and can be completed in one year. It provides foreign law graduates with critical training in the common law legal tradition and the U.S. legal system. 

The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) is the Pitt Law's most advanced degree, designed for legal academics pursuing advanced independent study, research and writing. The Visiting Scholars program welcomes academic visitors from around the world, giving established legal scholars as well as those just beginning their scholarly careers access to Pitt Law's academic resources for the completion of a specific academic project. Explore these opportunities below.

For Foreign Law Students

CILE co-sponsors with Pitt’s English Language Institute a four-week summer program for foreign undergraduates with an interest in US law and the US educational experience. Learn more here.

Master of Laws (LLM) Degree

The Master of Laws (LLM) degree provides foreign law graduates with critical training in the common law legal tradition and the U.S. legal system during an academic year at the University of Pittsburgh, located in Pittsburgh's vibrant Oakland neighborhood.

Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)

The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) is the Law School's most advanced degree, which is designed for legal academics who wish to pursue advanced independent study, research and writing. The Law School's SJD program offers candidates the opportunity to become active members of a vibrant legal community.

Visiting Scholars

The Visiting Scholars Program offers academic visitors from around the world the chance to pursue a specific research project at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.