Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

International Law, LLM


Law Center  > International Law, LLM

The growth of the global marketplace places a premium on lawyers who understand the international implications of various public, private, and commercial activities. Students can concentration on public or private aspects of international law. Initiatives such as the Law Center’s Immigration Clinic and Center for U.S. and Mexican Law offer students hands-on, real life experience.

Students in the program have included recent law school graduates and practitioners with varying years of experience.

For further information, please view http://law.uh.edu/llm/international.asp.

Admission Requirements


Admission to the program requires a law degree from an ABA-approved U.S. law school. Lawyers educated in other countries must hold a law degree from a university accredited by the country’s ministry of education or be admitted to practice law before the highest court in their jurisdiction.

All applications are submitted through the Law School Admission Council, LSAC, at www.lsac.org/llm. A complete application consists of the following:

  • application form
  • resume/CV
  • personal statement of at least three hundred words
  • two reference letters

Applicants from a country in which English is not the official language are required to provide a TOEFL or IELTS report. The Law Center typically requires a score of 100 on the TOEFL or 7.0 on the IELTS.

U.S. educated lawyers can begin the program in August and January. Lawyers who earned their law degree can only begin the program in August and the application deadline is April 15.

For further information, please view http://law.uh.edu/llm/admissions-requirements-and-application-procedures.asp.

Degree Requirements


The LL.M. degree is a 24 credit program. Students in the International Law LL.M. program must complete with the 24-credit program requirement, 15 credits of international law coursework that has been approved by their faculty advisor. There are no specific courses that are required. Students, working in concert  with their advisor, select courses that meet the individual’s personal or professional goals. Students have the option of writing a thesis.
The class schedule is published each semester and available at http://law.uh.edu/schedule.

Academic Policies


Students must maintain a 2.50 grade point average every semester. The program must be completed within three years of admission. Students must be registered for at least three credits every fall and spring semester.