Master of Laws

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree is designed to prepare students with or without any prior legal training to enhance their professional development by adding familiarity with U.S law. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree (or equivalent degree) from an approved school listed on the International Association of Universities List of Higher education Institutions. Full consideration for admission to the LL.M. program will be given to applicants holding a bachelor’s degree in law or a bachelor’s degree in a subject outside law.

The LL.M. degree requires the completion of at least 32 graduate hours of credit and is normally completed in one academic year. All candidates are required to pass Professional Responsibility (LAW 501), a four hour graduate course and LL.M. Legal Research and Writing (LAW 500) a two hour graduate course. The remaining graduate hours are selected from any College of Law course.

LAW 500LLM Legal Writing and Research2
LAW 501Professional Responsibility3 or 4
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level (or higher) Hours Required Overall: 12
One academic year in residence
Minimum GPA: 2.75
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For additional details and requirements refer to the College of Law's graduate degree requirements and the Graduate College Handbook.