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.

And for prospective lawyers...

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

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  • LLM Degree

    LLM Degree

    The LLM program is for lawyers who obtained law degrees in foreign countries to study common law in the United States.

  • SJD Degree

    SJD Degree

    The SJD program is reserved for exceptional legal academics who wish to pursue advanced independent study.

  • Visiting Scholars

    Visiting Scholars

    The Center for International Legal Education periodically hosts visiting scholars desiring to work on a particular research project and enjoy the benefits of Pitt Law's resources.