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LLM Educational Program with the University of Richmond

The LL.M. Program with the University of Richmond School of Law is a challenging opportunity for LUISS students currently enrolled in the 4th year of the LUISS Single-Cycle Master’s Degree program in Law - specific majors.

After its completion, LUISS students will obtain the single-cycle Master’s degree in Law issued by LUISS University and the LL.M. Degree issued by the University of Richmond School of Law.



The program offers its students a great opportunity to gain a valid grounding in U.S. law, common law, along with legal English and communication skills, in an academic environment enriched by an outstanding faculty and detailed attention to students. 

The program is a tuition-paying program.

In addition to LUISS tuition fees, students participating in this program also pay tuition fees to the University of Richmond with a 50% discount. Tuition payable to the University of Richmond for the 2019-2020 academic year is $32,075.

More information regarding fees


Who can apply

Students enrolled in the fourth year of the single-cycle Master's degree program in Law can apply to this program. According to their major, students can apply for:

  • an LL.M. in International Business: open to students majoring in Diritto Civile, Diritto ed Economia delle Imprese, Diritto Internazionale, Diritto Societario e Tributario;
  • an LL.M. in Intellectual Property: open to students majoring in Diritto ed Economia delle Imprese.

Available slots

Every year 3 students can take part in the program. 

How to apply

The call for applications is published on December 10, 2018 and applications can be submitted until January 31, 2020. Candidates are required to submit the following:

  • Application form
  • English language certificate
  • ID card
  • Motivation letter
  • Photo in JPG Format
  • Curriculum vitae / résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Most recent transcript of records



Eligible students can apply if they comply with the following requirements:

  • have passed and registered at least a total of 180 credits;
  • hold a weighted average grade equal to or above 27/30;
  • hold an international English language certificate accepted by Richmond: TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or above, IELTS score of 7 or above.

LUISS will select a short list of candidates based on a non-disputable evaluation of the academic profile and the motivation of the student. An Academic Commission nominated by the Dean of the Department of Law will select students on the basis of a non-disputable evaluation. An interview will be carried out by a member/members of the Academic Commission and by the International Development Office. The selection results will be communicated by e-mail to the applicants by June 14, 2018.

LUISS call for applications: timing

Publication of the callDecember 9, 2019
Apply for this program starting fromJanuary 7, 2020
Deadline to apply January 31, 2020
Selection interviews TBD
Selection results TBD
Confirmation of participation Within one working day

While every effort will be made to provide students with complete, accurate and timely information, Luiss reserves the right to change, amend, modify or revoke the aforementioned program.

Luiss is not responsible for any cancellation or modification due to events beyond its control. If the program is cancelled or modified for these reasons, Luiss will inform all interested students in a timely manner.