LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies

UConn School of Law

Program Description

LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies

UConn School of Law

Individualized attention, integration with US law students, an extensive and flexible program of study, reasonable costs, and an outstanding faculty and location: these are just a few aspects of the LL.M. Program in U.S. Legal Studies that foreign law graduates can expect from the UConn Law.

The U.S. Legal Studies LL.M. Program at UConn Law accepts only a small number of highly qualified foreign law graduates each year—normally a class of between (20) and (30) students. This ensures that all admitted candidates receive individualized attention from both the faculty and staff throughout their stay. Virtually all classes are taken with J.D. students and the Law School offers among the best student-faculty ratios of any law school in the United States (11:1) as well as a dedicated staff focusing specifically on the needs of international students.

Choosing from the approximately 150 courses offered annually, international students can design their own program of study or, if they wish, obtain a certificate of specialization in Energy and Environmental Regulation, International Human Rights, Intellectual Property, Financial Services Regulation, or Tax Law. Our faculty includes recognized experts in all these fields, but perhaps more importantly, many of them also have significant experience teaching at law schools throughout the world, which further demonstrates the Law School’s commitment to the international law student.

Flexibility and reasonable costs are hallmarks of our LL.M. program. The course of study may be pursued over two or, with permission, three semesters, and admitted students may start in either the fall (late August) or spring (January) semesters. As a state-supported institution our program fees are among the lowest of any top-tier law school in the United States. LL.M. students who obtain good grades may also apply to our J.D. program without having to take the LSAT, and if accepted, can transfer most of their LL.M. credits to their J.D. program. The Law School has also established a new S.J.D. program for a small, select group of LL.M. graduates who wish to spend several years on in-depth scholarly research and writing.

UConn Law is located in Hartford, Connecticut in the historic New England region, just two hours from both New York and Boston. Hartford is the capital of the insurance industry in the United States and the Law School’s location provides access to some of the largest financial services firms in the world. Cultural and recreational activities also abound, whether in greater Hartford or further afield, including numerous museums and performing art centers. The extraordinary beauty and history of New England will be on your doorstep, including small villages, pristine beaches, and major mountain ranges, all of which are easily accessible from Hartford. The Law School itself is located in the residential West End of Hartford, on a lovely gothic-style campus that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Important Dates

June 15, 2016 – Application Deadline for Fall Semester 2016 November 1, 2016 – Application Deadline for Spring Semester 2016 August 18, 2016 – Fall Semester Orientation

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Last updated June 20, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
2 - 3 semesters
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
27,800 USD
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Application Deadline for Fall Semester 2016 November 1, 2016 – Application Deadline for Spring Semester 2016 August 18, 2016 – Fall Semester Orientation.
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
USA Hartford, Connecticut
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Application Deadline for Fall Semester 2016 November 1, 2016 – Application Deadline for Spring Semester 2016 August 18, 2016 – Fall Semester Orientation.
End date Request Info
Duration 2 - 3 semesters
Price 27,800 USD
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