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Enthusiastic support from LL.M. graduates

Our more than 450 LL.M. graduates have earned success on every continent in the world, yet many continue to maintain close ties to their American alma mater. They formed an independent LL.M. Alumni Association, which meets annually around the world (New Zealand is the 2016 venue).

Part of a network that exceeds 10,000 J.D., LL.M., and M.S.L. alumni and alumnae, our LL.M. graduates give back in many ways. Some return to meet with students and give presentations, while others help Georgia Law students who venture overseas. Many stay in touch, offering enthusiastic statements about their year in Athens:


“The experience, exposure, knowledge and professional skills that Georgia Law imparted opened up new vistas and made the many academic, professional and even personal pursuits possible and successful. I would do it again if I were once again young.”

  • Dr. Kannan Rajarathinam (LL.M. 1988), Senior Political Officer, U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq, Baghdad


“The welcome extended by the UGA family has made it possible for literally hundreds of international lawyers to become very successful in their chosen fields around the world and, at least in our case, also to live the American Dream!”

  • Shiyami M. Siva Subramaniam (LL.M. 1989) & Siva Subramaniam (LL.M. 1988), Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, New York City


"Learning from the outstanding professors, attending the classes with J.D. students, and utilizing the comprehensive resources of the UGA Law Library enabled me to deepen my understanding of the U.S. legal system in the fastest way possible. It was amazing that whenever I encountered a problem, there was always someone available to help, someone who knew the potential barriers that an international student would face in adjusting to the new educational system. I will be proud for the rest of my life that I am a member of the Georgia Law family.

  •  Hamed Moradi Roodposhti (LL.M. 2017), Legal Assistant, The Cronfel Firm, Austin, TX


“The LL.M. program at UGA provides a unique opportunity for foreign legal professionals to understand law practice in the U.S. Because of its limited number of LL.M. students, the program allows them to have classes together with J.D. students, giving a real perspective on the American legal system.”

  • Honorable Felipe Forte Cobo (LL.M. 2013), Judge and Professor at the School of Magistracy, State of Paraná, Brazil


“The flexibility of the LL.M. program at the University of Georgia School of Law enabled me to select courses of interest and relevance in preparation for my career as an in-house commercial law attorney.”

  • Bolanle Meshida (LL.M. 2004), Regional Legal Head for Lagos & Southwest, Ecobank Nigeria Limited, Lagos, Nigeria


“Very honorable and highly reputable professors were able to break down the most complex legal issues and always made sure to point out the practical relevance. Studying at UGA School of Law prepared me thoroughly for my legal career.”

  • Andreas Kuntzsch (LL.M. 2010), Labor Law Attorney, KPMG Law, Dresden, Germany, President, Georgia Law LL.M. Alumni Association


“I grew personally and academically in a stimulating environment. Strong mentorship from senior law students led me throughout the academic pursuit, all the way to my commencement.”

  • Yili Zhao (LLM 2015)