LLM in American Indian and Indigenous Law

Requirements and Deadlines

Application deadline:  Rolling
All applications to the American Indian and Indigenous Law LLM degree, including supporting materials, are reviewed on a space-available basis. 

1. To be eligible to apply to the LLM in American Indian and Indigenous Law program, students must have completed, or be in the process of completing, a JD from an ABA-accredited law school or a degree from an institution outside of the United States that permits students to practice law in that country, such as a JD, LLB, or an equivalent degree. All applications must be submitted online via LSAC.  Applicants with foreign educational credentials must use the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

2. A detailed 800-word personal statement of interest is required. The statement should include a discussion of the student's purpose in obtaining the degree, show an interest in the study of the laws applicable to American Indian or other Indigenous peoples, and show potential to engage in scholarly work.

3. A writing sample (brief, law review article, memorandum, or other persuasive or scholarly work)

4. A complete, updated resume

5. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted from faculty members acquainted with the student's work in the major area of study. If the work occurred more than three years ago, or if such letters are not obtainable because of circumstances beyond the student's control, recommendations from those familiar with the student's professional performance are acceptable.


A flat rate of $20,000 for the one-year program or $835 per credit hour.  See more information about funding an LLM


The College of Law has an endowed scholarship, the Utsey Family Scholarship, for which full-time applicants to the LL.M. in American Indian and Indigenous Law may apply.  Please contact the Director of LLM Programs for more information llm@utulsa.edu





See the LLM in American Indian and Indigenous Law academic page for more information about the academic program.

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