There is a New LL.M. in Federal Criminal Practice & Procedure at Mercer University

Mercer Law School’s new LL.M. Program in Federal Criminal Practice and Procedure will award degrees to its inaugural class this May.

Some of the salient features of the LL.M. program are as follows:

  • The program is designed to be an intensive one-year, 24 credit hour course of study, but a two-year, part-time schedule is possible.
  • The curriculum is composed completely of advanced courses created especially for the LL.M. program and designed to provide content and skills training beyond that available in J.D. programs.
  • The curriculum is carefully designed to prepare students for federal criminal practice in the full range of federal cases – white collar crime, narcotics and firearms, immigration, terrorism and more.
  • The philosophy is to train students interested in prosecution and defense work side-by-side in classes taught by faculty with substantial teaching experience and backgrounds in federal criminal practice as prosecutors or defense lawyers.
  • Besides rigorous courses in federal criminal law and procedure and practice-oriented courses on pre-trial, trial, and post-conviction practice, students will complete a 200 hour field placement with a U.S. Attorney’s Office, Federal Defenders’ Office, private defense firm, or other government agency.

Additional information is available online here. The degree is geared towards J.D. graduates from an accredited ABA Law School. Financial aid and partial scholarships are available.

You may also access information from the Mercer alumni magazine, which discusses the program in depth.