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  Feb 18, 2018
 
 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Masters of Laws, LLM


The six distinct programs are found on the following link:

http://www.law.uh.edu/llm/specialties.asp

  • Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property & Information Law
  • International Law
  • Tax Law
  • Foreign Scholars

Admission Requirements

All required application documents and materials must be submitted through the Law School Admission Council Credential Assembly Service.  To register for the service, go to www.lsac.org. Visit http://www.law.uh.edu/llm/ for specific instructions. The following should be submitted:

U.S.-Educated Attorneys

  • Application
  • Official law school transcript.  For applicants in their last year of study, the transcript should reflect courses currently in progress.
  • Statement of Purpose (300 word minimum).   The statement serves as a writing sample and is your opportunity to tell the admissions committee more about yourself.  It is a personal interview on paper.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Two reference letters.  The most useful letters of recommendation are those from professors, professional colleagues or employers with whom you have had a close working relationship.

Lawyers with Non-U.S. Law Degree

Regardless of current citizenship, immigration or visa status, lawyers who obtained their legal education outside of the United States must submit the following:

  • Application
  • Official law school transcript and official certificate or diploma.  The certificate or diploma should include the title of the degree received and the graduation date.  Documents must be sent directly from the applicant’s university to LSAC; photocopies submitted by the applicant will not be accepted.
  • TOEFL or IELTS report submitted through LSAC.
  • Statement of Purpose (300 word minimum).  The statement of Purpose serves as a writing sample and is your opportunity to tell the admissions committee more about yourself.  It is a personal interview on paper.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Two reference letters.  The most useful letters of recommendation are those from professors, professional colleagues or employers with whom you have had a close working relationship.
  • Letter of Financial Backing and supporting financial documents (if requesting documentation for an F-1 student visa) 
  • Copy of current visa, passport, or Permanent Resident Card

Program Requirements


  • Successfully complete a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of approved coursework.
  • Within 24 credits, meet the required grade point average and successfully complete the required number of concentration-specific credits.
  • Complete all program requirements within three years of admission and be continuously enrolled every fall and spring semester for a minimum of three credits.
  • Courses previously completed in a student’s JD (or first law degree) program cannot be credited toward meeting the LLM requirement.
  • Meet the writing requirement (if applicable).
  • All students who earned their law degree outside of the United States must take Introduction to American Law and Lawyering Skills and Strategies.  Both courses are counted toward  the 24 semester credit hours program requirement.