LL.M. in Estate Planning and Elder Law Program Information

The objective of the program for our LL.M. in Estate Planning and Elder Law is to accommodate attorneys who wish to obtain the LL.M. degree on a part-time basis. All of our courses are taught live and online through the use of virtual classrooms over the Internet. The courses are live and completely interactive. Please review our Online LL.M. page to learn more about our online program.

The Program is designed so that a student can earn the LL.M. degree in two or three academic years. Students who plan to complete the program in 3 years take two 2-credit courses each semester for five semesters. In their sixth semester, these students take the 4-credit capstone course, known as the Final Drafting Project. The class times are structured so that students planning to complete the program in three years will normally attend classes one night per week. Students who plan to complete the program in two years take three 2-credit courses each semester for three semesters. In their fourth semester, these students take one 2-credit course and the 4-credit Final Drafting Project. The class times are structured so that students planning to complete the program in two years will normally attend classes two nights per week. Please review our Curriculum page and our Course Descriptions page to learn more about the courses.

A student is permitted, on an individual basis, to adjust the number of courses that he/she takes each semester. We recognize that a number of students are busy practitioners and may need to change the number of courses they take in a semester due to the demands of their law practice. Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from either 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time or from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Candidates for an LL.M. degree in Estate Planning and Elder Law must successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in both required and elective courses with an overall grade point average of 70 or better.


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