LL.M. Programs

Specialized degree programs in intellectual property and international & comparative law in the world famous Silicon Valley setting provide students with the opportunity to expand their professional network and enhance their legals skills while earning a Masters in Law (LL.M.).

LLM Students

I am the faculty advisor for the LL.M. programs, and am very much looking forward to meeting you and working with you next year.

I want to highlight some of the many resources and extracurricular activities you will have access to at Santa Clara. One of these is the opportunity to engage in experiential learning through our clinics and internships. Through these programs, students have the opportunity to work directly with clients on their legal cases, under the supervision of our clinical faculty. Students also benefit from our dedicated Office of Career Management, which supports students in their employment searches, and Office of Academic and Bar Success, which supports students academically both during their law school coursework and as they prepare for the bar examination.

The Law School also hosts frequent and exciting events and speakers on important national and international legal issues. For LL.M. students, we will have site visits to federal and state courts and an opportunity to speak with the judges and lawyers there. There are also numerous social gatherings, so that students can meet and get to know each other.

We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you to Santa Clara in the fall! Please let me know if I may answer any questions for you!

Professor Evangeline G. Abriel

Clinical Professor of Law

Faculty Advisor, LL.M. Program

Santa Clara University School of Law


(408) 554-5368

LL.M. Programs

Enhance your legal skills by earning a Masters in Law through specialized degree programs in intellectual property and international and comparative law. Silicon Valley provides students with the opportunity to expand their professional network and enhance their legal skills while earning a Masters in Law (LL.M.).

Our Graduate Legal Programs

All of Santa Clara Law’s LLM Programs are designed to deliver the advanced training and knowledge you need to further advance your legal career.

Programs for Students Holding a US JD Degree

LLM in Intellectual Property

Earn your LLM at one of the top IP schools in the nation. Our High Tech Law Institute is a leader in promoting and advancing the study and development of IP law and related laws, and our Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal is one of the most widely cited in the field.

LLM in International and Comparative Law

Explore our abundant array of international law courses and take advantage of one of the oldest and most extensive summer abroad programs of any U.S. law school. Our Center for Global Law and Policy promotes scholarship in the field of international and comparative law and provides a variety of educational opportunities for law students.

Program for Students with Primary Degrees in Law from Outside the US


LLM in United States Law

Choose from our numerous and diverse courses to create a program that matches your professional needs and goals. We offer four options: general studies, or a specialization for Intellectual Property Law, Human Rights Law, or International and comparative Law.