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The University of Texas School of Law: School of Law
The University of Texas School of Law
LL.M. Program Overview
Lawyers from all over the world come to The University of Texas at Austin to expand the breadth and depth of their legal knowledge and invest in an internationally recognized Master of Laws. The LL.M. Program is diverse, selective, and small, with 25 spots for each incoming class. LL.M. students from foreign countries and the U.S. are fully integrated into the academic life of the Law School, learning side by side with 880 J.D. students. The LL.M. class is global in reach, with students from 17 different countries in the Class of 2022, including 4 Fulbright students.
Texas Law is situated on the northeast quadrant of campus, a short walk to 8 museums, 2 recreation centers with pools, and a football stadium. Law School facilities include 2 courtrooms; study lounges; state-of-the-art classrooms; a café; and the Tarlton Law Library, one of the largest academic law libraries in the world. Additionally, we have an unbeatable set of 16 clinics, 16 programs and centers, 13 student-run journals, and 35 student organizations that round out law students’ legal education.
Finally, we are in Austin–the Live Music Capital of the World, the fastest-growing big city in the country, and the second best city for liberals to live. Technology companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, SpaceX, and Tesla have established major operations in Austin. Boasting 400 live music venues, 100 barbecue restaurants, 200 miles of urban hike and bike trails, and 300 sunny days each year, we say that Austin is the best place in the world to be a law student.
The University of Texas School of Law offers a single LL.M. degree with 7 different concentrations. Each degree concentration provides students with curricular flexibility and the opportunity to complete a specific course of study and obtain a certificate of specialization in that concentration. Our LL.M. concentrations are:
- Business Law
- Cybersecurity Law
- Global Energy, International Arbitration & Environmental Law
- Human Rights & Comparative Constitutional Law
- Independent Study
- Latin American & International Law
- U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Texas Law 16th national law school and 5th public law school in the country. Furthermore, we boast the lowest tuition among the top 20 law schools in the United States. U.S. News & World Report has also ranked the following Texas Law specialties in the top 30 for 2021: Business/Corporate Law (17), Contracts/Commercial Law (11), Constitutional Law (9), Criminal Law (17), Dispute Resolution (19), Environmental Law (30), Health Care Law (29), Intellectual Property Law (26), International Law (18), and Tax Law (16). Texas Law has 130 faculty with over 125 areas of specialty and boasts a low student-faculty ratio of 5.8:1.
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Application Requirements and Deadlines
LL.M. applications must be submitted through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The application opens on September 1 and is due by March 1 for priority consideration.
All applicants must purchase the LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS). Applicants with a foreign law degree must also purchase the International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service (ITAES).
For a comprehensive overview of the LL.M. Program, visit the LL.M. Program website. For application requirements and deadlines, visit the Application Information page. For scholarships, visit the Scholarship Opportunities page. For questions, email LLM@law.utexas.edu.
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