Did you get your law degree at a school with limited externship opportunities? Are you interested in working on Capitol Hill or in vital regulatory agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board, to name just a few?

By getting your LL.M. at the Columbus School of Law you will have access to a wide array of externships as well as access to our loyal alumni community.

Catholic Law also hosts numerous networking events, which focus on particular practice areas and has a very active Office of Career and Professional Development to help you achieve your post-graduation goals.


Our LL.M. concentrations allow you to specialize in a particular field. LL.M. candidates, mentored by expert faculty, plan a course of study in one of three concentrations:

Comparative and International Law offers a comprehensive examination of governments, societies, and legal systems with an emphasis on comparative legal systems, international trade and business, and international human rights.

Law and Technology provides expertise in the regulation of the telecommunications industry, intellectual property, electronic mass media, wireless telecommunications services, cyber law, FCC practice and procedure, and First Amendment challenges for the media.

Securities Law analyzes a broad array of corporate law and securities regulation topics including the issuance of securities, secondary trading of securities, market regulation, enforcement issues, corporate finance, corporate ethics, investment companies, and investment advisers, securitizations of assets, derivatives, and the regulation of financial institutions.

Career Advancement

Attorneys with J.D. degrees who obtain an LL.M. can be better positioned to secure employment at top law firms or advance their careers in leading businesses or government agencies. International students with United States LL.M. degrees may become qualified to take the New York bar exam and are better positioned to obtain private and public sector positions abroad. An LL.M. can also be a step toward advancing your academic career.