The LLM in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law provides young lawyers with the training and tools to implement law reforms that support stable democratic institutions and the rule of law in a free-market economy. The core of the LLM is a subsidized one-year program of study designed for lawyers practicing in the public sector whose first law degree was earned from a law school outside the U.S. Students are required to commit to 2 years of further public service upon return to their home countries. A small number of lawyers from the United States and other developed democracies may be considered for admission as well. Through small classes with outstanding faculty, close interaction among the students and with the faculty, and numerous short seminars and field observations, students will receive an intensive education in practical democracy and law.
-Admission is open to lawyers with two to five years of experience in the public or non-profit (NGO) sector who are working on governance and rule of law issues. -For those applicants who are not native English speakers, or who have not received a significant portion of their education in English, a PBT TOEFL score of 600 or higher, a CBT TOEFL score of 250 or higher an IBT TOEFL score of 100 or higher, or an IELTS score of 7.0 or higher is required.