The University of Wisconsin Law School's research-based degree programs are strictly designed for those who have received a law degree from an American law school, or an equivalent degree from a university outside of the United States (e.g., LL.B.). 

Students are expected to complete the LL.M./S.J.D. degree program in 4 years total and there is no direct entry into the S.J.D. program. There is only Fall admission for the LL.M./S.J.D. degree program and admission is not rolling.

Visit our webpage for more information about the LL.M. & S.J.D Programs and admissions requirements.

A thriving community of innovative thinkers, the UW Law School is known for fostering an environment of rich, intellectual engagement. Our faculty, comprised of remarkable scholars, integrate the UW Law School’s hallmark law-in-action approach into their research and teaching, providing thought-provoking analysis on diverse legal topics.  Visit the Law School’s directory for information about our faculty and staff.