Attorneys holding law degrees earned in other countries are eligible for the Foreign Scholars LLM Program at the UH Law Center. The program employs an innovative curriculum that emphasizes practical and comprehensive examinations of comparative law. After completing their studies, many of these graduates have returned to their countries of origin to assume leadership positions in commercial enterprise and public service. In the past, students have represented many countries, including Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, India, Israel, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain, Ukraine, and Venezuela.
Every state sets its own criteria governing who can sit for a bar examination. The Foreign Scholars LLM, Texas and other states impose additional requirements. Persons holding law degrees from foreign countries who intend to remain in the United States after earning their LLM are encouraged to direct questions to boards of bar examiners in the states where they plan to practice. Program qualifies degree holders to sit for bar examinations in Texas and New York, for example.