LL.M. Program

Mercer Law's LL.M. in Federal Criminal Practice and Procedure is the only program in the nation designed for law school graduates seeking to prepare themselves for federal criminal practice as a prosecutor, Federal Defender, or private defense counsel.

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Required Courses

Students will be granted the Juris Doctor degree upon completion of not less than 91 semester hours of law work, with a cumulative average of 76 or higher. All students must take all required courses.  The required courses are listed below.

First Year Requirements
Fall Spring
Introduction to the Study of Law (1 hour) American Constitutional System (4 hours)
Introduction to Legal Research (1 hour) - continues through the Spring Jurisdiction and Judgments (3 hours)
Contracts (4 hours) Legal Writing I (3 hours)
Criminal Law (3 hours) Sales (3 hours)
Property (4 hours) The Legal Profession (3 hours)
Torts (4 hours)  
Legal Analysis (1 hour)  
Second Year Requirements
Fall Spring
Introduction to Counseling (1 hour) Evidence (3 hours)
Civil Lawsuits (3 hours)  
Legal Writing II (3 hours)  
Statutory Law and Analysis (2 hours)  
Third Year Requirements
Fall Spring
Introduction to Dispute Resolution (1 hour) Choose 1 Advanced Skills Course (2 hours)
Law of Lawyering (3 hours)  
Additional Requirements
Course Timing
Choose 1 Administrative Block Course (3 hours) 3rd, 4th, or 5th semester
Choose 1 Perspectives Block Course (3 hours) 3rd, 4th, or 5th semester
Choose 1 Seminar (2 hours) 5th or 6th semester
 

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Mercer Law offers an LL.M. in Federal Criminal Practice and Procedure, the first of its kind in the nation.