The Master of Laws (LL.M.) program of the UP College of Law seeks to attract candidates from various legal backgrounds and experiences, particularly those who are interested in specializing in Cross-Border and Regional Practice and Government, Public Advocacy and Judging. Candidates of the program must successfully obtain 24 units for a period of at least one academic calendar year.
The LLM Program operates on a regular calendar of two semesters (August to December and January to May) and one summer session (June to July). The first two semesters may be devoted to regular coursework, while summer session will be reserved for thesis-writing and defense.
What should I expect of LLM courses?
Graduate level courses emphasize the development of analytical skills, application of advanced legal thought, and production of insightful research. Since LLM students are expected to be full-fledged lawyers possessed of certain competencies, courses are not going to be taught in the same way as undergraduate law courses. LLM courses are expected to be conducted in an environment of peer-learning and exchange, where teachers and students can learn from each other’s backgrounds and experiences and help each other achieve their respective academic goals. Graduates of the LLM Program are expected to become recognized leaders in their respective fields of practice and expertise.
LL.M. Program Committee
University of the Philippines College of Law
UP Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, 1634
(+63) 961 1729002 (Smart)