University of Neb. Law School to Offer New Degree

NE-College-of-Law(AP) — The University of Nebraska College of Law has announced a new law degree that caters to those who already have a law degree.

Beginning in fall 2014, the NU’s law school will offer an LL.M., or master of laws. The degree is open to those with a law degree from schools outside the United States. The new program is designed to teach them about law and the legal system in the United States.

During the one-year program, students will take an introductory course, U.S. legal system and constitutional principles, and legal writing. They will select the rest of their classes from the regular juris doctorate curriculum.

The college plans to enroll up to five students in 2014 and then develop the program to as many as 20 students.