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The University of Texas School of Law: School of Law
The University of Texas School of Law
About the Law School
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 a maximum of 50 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 35 students from 25 different countries in the Class of 2020, including 6 Fulbright students. In fact, The University of Texas at Austin is home to over 5,000 international students, and the rich diversity on our campus is essential to our success as a global learning community.
Texas Law is situated on the northeast quadrant of campus, a short walk to museums, two recreation centers with pools, and a football stadium. Law school facilities include two 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 14 clinics, 16 programs and centers, 13 student-run journals, and 35 student organizations that round out law students’ legal education. The Office of Graduate & International Programs helps Texas Law students achieve their academic and extracurricular goals. Throughout the year, the office organizes study breaks, plans events, and holds academic support and advising sessions. The experienced staff is always available for counseling on academic and personal matters.
Finally, we are in Austin–the Live Music Capital of the World, the second fastest growing city in the U.S., and the second best city for liberals to live. Technology companies such as Apple, Dell, Facebook, IBM, Intel, Google, National Instruments, and Samsung have established major operations here 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.
Master of Laws Concentrations
The University of Texas School of Law offers a single LL.M. degree with six different concentrations. Each degree concentration provides students with the opportunity to complete specified courses and obtain a certificate of specialization in that concentration. The LL.M. Program is flexible and allows each student to design an individual course of study tailored to their academic and professional interests. Our LL.M. concentrations are:
- Business Law
- Cybersecurity Law
- Global Energy, International Arbitration & Environmental Law
- Human Rights & Comparative Constitutional Law
- Latin American & International Law
- U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers
Texas Law has 95 full-time faculty with over 125 areas of specialty and boasts a low student-faculty ratio of 10:1.
Assessments and Rankings
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Texas Law 16th national law school and 5th public law school in the nation. Furthermore, we boast the lowest tuition among the top 20 law schools in the nation.
U.S. News & World Report has also ranked the following Texas Law specialties in the top 30 for 2020: Business/Corporate Law (17), Constitutional Law (11), Contracts/Commercial Law (8), Criminal Law (17), Dispute Resolution (16), Environmental Law (26), Health Care Law (19), Intellectual Property Law (18), International Law (14), and Tax Law (15).
Scholarships and Funding
The LL.M. Program offers scholarship support for its ablest applicants. Admitted students are automatically considered for internal scholarships, and a separate application is not required. Internal third-party scholarships offered by our scholarship partners exclusively to admitted Texas Law LL.M. students require a separate application and have their own internal deadline. Please visit Scholarship Opportunities for eligibility requirements and deadlines.
Dr. Mauricio Pajón, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate & International Admissions
The University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705
+1 (512) 475-9328
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