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Foreign Educated Lawyers

  • Lawyers educated in other countries must hold a law degree from an accredited university or be admitted to practice before the highest court in their jurisdiction. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate their ability to perform satisfactory graduate work by presenting evidence of either a high grade-point average or superior class standing at the school where they earned their law degree. 
  • A test of English proficiency is required of all applicants who earned a law degree from a country in which English is not the official language, according the university listing found here:  The Law Center LL.M. program typically requires a score of 100 on the IBT-TOEFL, 7.0 on the IELTS-academic, or 120 on the Duolingo English test.
  • University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) along with the Language and Culture Center (LCC) offers English as an Additional Language (EAL) class with a focus on legal English. This 4-week intensive online course can help you satisfy English language requirements for the US Law LLM (master of laws) program. We strongly encourage our foreign applicants, from non-English speaking countries, to take this certificate course to better prepare for potential study at UHLC. Visit and contact to express interest and reserve your spot.