University of San Diego School of Law

Introduction

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). USD School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738. The school is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

Academics

The academic courses and programs at the University of San Diego School of Law are designed to provide rigorous, comprehensive, ethical legal training to our students and scholars. Our course offerings are extensive, drawing from some of the greatest legal minds and dedicated teachers in legal education today. With degree programs for those entering the legal profession or for those already established in their careers, USD School of Law is home to a top-notch legal faculty, world-renowned legal clinics and innovative curriculum.

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Programs

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LLM

LLM in Comparative Law

Campus Full time January 2016 USA San Diego

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.  [+]

LLM in Comparative Law PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 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 specialised  Concentration areas within the LLM in  Comparative  Law:
  Business and Corporate Law Criminal Law International Law Intellectual Property Law Environmental & Energy Law Taxation  Pursuing one of the Concentrations listed above is optional; students are not required to pursue a Concentration.   APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & 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 required 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 required 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 2016-2017 academic year is $1,635 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.  [-]

LLM in Taxation

Campus Full time January 2016 USA San Diego

For almost 40 years, alumni of the University of San Diego School of Law’s LLM in  Taxation  program have gone on to practice successfully throughout California, the U.S. and the world. The LLM provides students with the theoretical and practical framework to become skilled leaders in the field of  tax  law.  [+]

LLM in Taxation PROGRAM DESCRIPTION For almost 40 years, alumni of the University of San Diego School of Law’s LLM in Taxation  program have gone on to practice successfully throughout California, the U.S. and the world. The LLM provides students with the theoretical and practical framework to become skilled leaders in the field of  tax law.  In order to apply to this Master of Laws program,  you  must have received your JD degree from a U.S. law school or  you  must have a law degree (such as a Bachelor of Laws) from an accredited institution in a country other than the United States.  The LLM in Taxation degree requires completion of 24 credits of coursework including five required courses: Corporate Tax (3 credits), Partnership Tax (3 credits), International Tax (3 credits), Taxation of Property Transactions (2 credits), and Tax Practice and Penalties (3 credits). Required courses can be waived by the director of the tax program upon good cause shown by any student. The remaining required credit hours can be selected from our broad selection of tax course offerings and (with permission of the director of the tax program) other related courses. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & DEADLINES To assist  you  in the application process, please review our  application checklist.  You  can also obtain further information, and access our online application from our  website.   The priority deadline to apply for entrance to the LLM programs for the Fall semester is  June 1.  The priority deadline for the Spring semester is  November 1. The Graduate Programs Office uses 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 Taxation  program for the 2016-2017 academic year is $1,635 per credit. Tuition and fees are subject to change; current tuition rates are available on the School of Law’s Financial Aid  webpage. The LLM in  Taxation  program requires 24 credits of course work.    The Graduate Programs Office offers a Merit Scholarship for LLM students, including candidates for the LLM in Taxation. This scholarship can be awarded to  full-time  students entering in either the Spring or the Fall semester, and is awarded based on the contents of your admissions file.  No additional application is necessary to be considered for this scholarship.  In addition to available Merit Scholarships, admitted LLM in Taxation  students may be considered for various specialty tax scholarships. These awards are based on the merits of the applicant’s scholastic and professional experience, as demonstrated by the contents of the applicant’s admission file. The School of Law’s  Financial Aid Office  can provide  you  with answers to your questions regarding financial aid, including directing  you  toward appropriate resources for graduate law students.   [-]

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University of San Diego School of Law

Address 92110 San Diego, United States
Website http://www.sandiego.edu/law/
Phone +1 619-260-4596