Graduation Requirements

The Master of Laws degree is conferred upon students who complete the required 24 credit hours and earn a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better. Detailed information on the academic program, degree requirements, policies, and codes of conduct are available from the Temple Law program office.

Taking the Bar Exam

Most U.S. states require applicants to hold a J.D. degree to seek admission to the Bar. However, some U.S. states have historically permitted graduates of an LL.M. program, who do not hold a J.D. degree, to sit for the bar examination if they meet other requirements related to both their prior degree and the types of credits earned during the LL.M. program.

A separate Board of Law Examiners for each state establishes and periodically revises the requirements for admission. In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction.

Read more: Taking the Bar Exam as a Foreign-Trained Lawyer