LL.M. Program in U.S. Legal Studies
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 University of Connecticut School of Law.
The U.S. Legal Studies LL.M. Program at Connecticut 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 JD 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 International Human Rights, Intellectual Property, Insurance Law, 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 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 JD program without having to take the LSAT, and if accepted, can transfer most of their LLM credits to their JD 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.
The Law School is located in Hartford, Connecticut in the historic New England region, just two hours from both New York and Boston. Because Hartford is the capital of the insurance industry in the United States, 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.
We invite you to explore our website for more information, contact us with any questions, and come to our campus if you can. We promise you quick responses to your questions and a warm welcome upon your arrival.
University of Connecticut School of Law
Office of International Legal Programs
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2290