Jun 23, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]


UH Law Center  > US Law, LLM

This program is for lawyers who earned their degree outside of the United States. It is a general course in which student, with their faculty, advisor, select courses that meet their personal or professional goals, such as taking a bar examination. Students can focus their students on a specific area of the law or pursue a more general course of study.

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/OptionsforApplicantswithNon-USLawDegree.pdf.

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 https://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 more, please visit the program’s application process webpage: http://law.uh.edu/llm/admissions-requirements-and-application-procedures.asp.

Degree Requirements

The LL.M. degree is a 24 credit program. All course selections must be approved by their faculty advisor. Students are required to take, within the 24-credit program requirement, two courses:

Academic Policies

Students must maintain a 2.00 grade point average every term. The program must be completed within three years of admission. Students must be registered for at least three credits every fall and spring term.