Why Dickinson Law?

Ll.M. student in class

As one of the nation’s oldest law schools and as a member of world-renowned public research institution The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law prepares its students for a competitive, global market. Here’s why students like you are choosing Dickinson Law for their LL.M. degree:

Dickinson Law is ABA-accredited and located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a beautiful college town just 20 minutes from the state’s capital in Harrisburg and about two hours north of the nation’s capital in Washington D.C. Regional attractions include Hershey (the home of Hershey’s chocolate) and Gettysburg, the site of the most famous battle of the United States Civil War. 

Our program is a 24-credit course of study that can be completed full-time in one academic year. Students may also complete their degrees part-time over three to four semesters. Our LL.M. cohort is kept intentionally small (no more than 20 students) to foster greater interaction with faculty and J.D. students, as well as to cultivate relationships with alumni, judges and lawyers in nearby metropolitan legal markets beyond Harrisburg and Washington, D.C., including Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Wilmington. We’re also a short drive from Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, and Penn State Harrisburg. 

LL.M. students may enroll in a rich array of courses, as well as a focused course of study in a specialized field, taught by our globally aware faculty, including many Fulbright scholars and grant recipients. 

As your legal knowledge grows, so will your opportunities to put it to work. LL.M. students may earn experiential learning credits in a real-world practice setting. 

We believe that cultural diversity enriches everyone’s educational experience, and we strive to maintain an inclusive community. Our Law School family includes students who have served in the military, self-identify as students of color and/or as members of the LGBTQ+ community, are first-generation graduate students, and are first-generation college students.

All LL.M. applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships, including up to 50 percent of tuition to exceptionally qualified students.