LLM in Comparative Law
The LLM in Comparative Law program is specifically designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States.
Candidates for the LLM in Comparative Law are enrolled in two required courses, Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Writing and Research. Except for these two required courses, candidates in the Comparative Law program choose their courses from the same curriculum as JD students and other LLM students.
Students whose native language is not English are also eligible to receive extra time on examinations and the use of a translating dictionary, provided they submit a TOEFL/IELTS score at the time of admission.
While students take most of the same courses as JD and other LLM candidates, they have the advantage of access to the two required courses and exam accommodations. In addition, the School of Law is pleased to offer specialized Concentration areas within the LLM in Comparative Law:
- Business and Corporate Law
- Criminal Law
- International Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Environmental & Energy Law
Pursuing one of the Concentrations listed above is optional; students are not required to pursue a Concentration.
Application Requirments & Deadlines
To assist with the application process, please review our application checklist. You can access the online application from our website. We prefer that applicants use the online service provided by LSAC.
International applicants are required to submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score. Candidates should have the Educational Testing Services submit the official TOEFL score report directly to our office. The minimum suggested TOEFL score is 93. For the IELTS exam, your score must be submitted directly to our office by the International English Language Testing System. The minimum suggested IELTS score is 7.0.
The deadline to apply for entrance to the LLM programs for the Spring semester is November 1st. The deadline to apply for the Fall semester is June 1st. We use a rolling admissions process, so as soon as your file is complete it will be submitted to the Admissions Committee.
Tuition & Scholarships
The tuition for the LLM in Comparative Law program for the 2019-2020 academic year is $1,885 per credit. The LLM in Comparative Law program consists of 25 credits. Tuition and fees are subject to change; current tuition rates are available on the School of Law’s Financial Aid webpage.
All full-time LLM applicants are automatically considered for Merit Scholarships. No additional application is necessary. The scholarship is awarded based on the contents of your admissions file. The School of Law’s Financial Aid Office can provide you with additional information regarding financial aid, including directing you toward appropriate resources for international students.
About the School
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