Southwestern's LL.M. degree program in Entertainment and Media Law is a highly selective and rigorous course of study designed to immerse students in entertainment and media law.

To earn the degree, a candidate completes 24 credit hours in designated courses.  Applicants for the LL.M. must have earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) or equivalent degree prior to application for the program.  For applicants that have not earned a J.D. but have earned a degree other than a J.D. from their law school and who are eligible to sit for a bar exam in the United States, have passed the bar exam, and have been sworn in to at least one United States jurisdiction, may also be considered for admission.

The LL.M. Online Program is considered a part-time program. Students usually complete their coursework within two years. They may finish their LL.M. coursework within one year, but are required to complete all coursework within four years. Students enrolled in the LL.M. program must attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.33 to earn the LL.M. degree. A graduate student who earns 24 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater, but less than 2.33, will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.


Please click here for a printable copy (PDF) of the Entertainment and Media Law LL.M. Online brochure.