Frequently Asked Questions - All Applicants

  1. What LL.M. programs are offered at the Law Center? The Law Center offers six LL.M. programs: Energy, Environment and Natural Resources; Health; Intellectual Property & Information Law; International Law; and Tax Law and the LL.M. in U.S. Law. Only non-U.S. educated lawyers are  admitted to the LL.M. in U.S. Law program.
  2. What is the length of the program? It is a 24 credit-hour program and can  be completed in as little as two (fall /spring) semesters of full-time study of 11-13 credits each semester.
  3. Do you offer a part-time program? Students can register for as few as three-credits per semester, but must meet all program requirements within three years of admission and be continuously enrolled every fall and spring semester.

    While many courses are offered in the evening, students may not be able to meet all requirements through only evening courses. The current schedule is a available at http://law.uh.edu/schedule/.

    There are no weekend or online classes and a limited selection of courses offered during the summer sessions.
  4. What are the admission requirements? Law degrees (J.D.) earned in the United States must be from an ABA-accredited law school. Lawyers who earned their law degree from a non-U.S. school must have earned it at an accredited university in the country in which it is located.
  5. Do I need to submit my LSAT scores or undergraduate transcripts? No.  If applying during the third year of law school, the transcript should include  all grades up to the last (current) semester and list courses for which the student is currently enrolled.
  6. How are applications evaluated? Do I "qualify?" All applicants must present evidence of their ability to perform satisfactory graduate work through high grade point average or class standing in law school. Most U.S applicants graduated in the upper one-third of their law school class. Work and professional experience, the applicant's personal statement, and recommendation letters are all factors in admission decisions.  Entering  classes have included recent law graduates as well as lawyers with more than 15 years of experience in a wide-range of practice areas.
  7. How many students are admitted into each program? The size of an entering class varies from year-to-year and is not predetermined.
  8. Is there an early admission process? Applications are reviewed  upon  receipt of all application materials, but not before January 1 for fall admission or August 15 for spring admission.
  9. Can I begin the program in the spring? Yes, lawyers who obtained their degree in the United States can begin the program in the fall or the spring.
  10. Are there scholarships available to LL.M. students? There are a limited number of merit-based LL.M. scholarships. All applicants are automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship. Contact our financial aid advisor at lawfinaid@un.edu for Federal or private loan information.