Law Books


Lincoln Law School of San Jose

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

A Master of Law degree (LL.M.) is an exploration of the nuances of different parts of the law, and It can prove to be a valuable investment for many lawyers.

An LL.M. can provide early-career lawyers with a competitive edge in the legal field. It can also allow mid-career lawyers a path to successfully switch or expand their practice. In addition, the state bar gives those who have an international law degree an opportunity to be certified to take the California Bar Exam after completing just 20 units at a California law school.

Admission Requirements

A foreign law degree or equivalent. 

  • Completed Application

  • Resume or CV

  • (2) Letters of Recommendation

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended

  • Personal Statement

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of

    • Substantive and Procedural Law

    • Legal philosophy and principles

    • Understanding of the legal system

  • II. Communication

    • Effective factual, analytical and persuasive communication, both in oral and written presentation

  • III. Critical Thinking

    • Analysis of statues and case law

    • Issue spotting

    • Application of law to new facts and problems

    • Creative application, problem-solving and analogizing

  • IV. Professionalism and Ethics

    • Knowledge and understanding of applicable ethics rules and obligations

    • Professionalism in the legal profession


The standard curriculum takes 1 year for students entering in the Fall Semester.  Students should contact the Admissions Coordinator for additional information. 20 units are required for graduation.

Tuition and Fees

$22,000 per year.

Except as provided in rule 4.30 of the Admissions Rules (Legal Education in a foreign state or country), completion of a professional law degree program at this law school other than for a Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student intends to qualify to sit for the bar examination or to be admitted to practice for information regarding their legal education requirements.