LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Graduates
All applicants are required to submit their application on line via www.LSAC.org.
The University of Tulsa College of Law's Masters program for foreign graduates offers an advanced LL.M. in American Law through a program that may be completed in as little as one academic year. This degree program provides foreign law graduates training in American law through a campus-based program. The Masters program offers foreign law graduates the opportunity to develop an understanding of American law as well as an opportunity to specialize in a specific area of law. Students of the program enjoy greater employment flexibility in their own countries as well as the possibility to practice law in states that allow foreign graduates to sit for the bar exam within the United States.
This LL.M. also includes an ENERGY LAW concentration
option for interested and qualified international students. Please see the program's website for more specific information about the Energy Law concentration.
The Masters in American Law for Foreign Graduates Curriculum
This program, for non-U.S. trained lawyers only, consists of a full course of study over two semesters. The LL.M. degree requires a minimum 24 credits taken over a one-year period with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
As an LL.M. degree candidate, you are required to take a course that serves as an introduction to U.S. law and two others on U.S. legal research and writing methodology. You will be expected to complete an additional nineteen credits to be selected from the course offerings of the College of Law. Students are allowed to specialize in the area of one of our certificate programs.
- Introduction to United States Law (2 credits)
- Legal Research and Writing for Foreign Students (2 credits)
- Constitutional Law I (3 credits)
- Civil Procedure I (3 credits)
International Student Services
Pamela A. Smith, Dean of International Student Services at The University of Tulsa, oversees an office that provides foreign students with immigration visa assistance and other services. This office also coordinates the English Institute, which instructs foreign students in English until they can satisfy the TOEFL requirement. Office of International Student Services
Practice of Law
While currently Oklahoma does not allow foreign graduates to sit for its bar exam, there are some districts across the country that do. The National Conference of Bar Examiners has prepared The "Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements."
For 2013-14, tuition is a flat rate of $28,000 for the one year program. Students should estimate an additional $15,000 for fees, room & board, books and personal expenses. More information about funding your LL.M.