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LL.M. in U.S. Law (for foreign lawyers)


The LL.M. in U.S. Law prepares foreign lawyers for a global practice. An LL.M. degree from the University of Houston Law Center is recognized worldwide and has included lawyers from all corners of the world, including Europe, Latin America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. 

  • Students in the LL.M. in U.S. Law program work closely with their course advisor to design a course of study that addresses the student’s professional interests and satisfies program requirements.
  • Students attend classes alongside U.S. educated J.D. and LL.M. students. This diverse collaborative environment enhances learning and fosters networking opportunities for students.
  • Students can attend full-time or part-time. Program requirements can be met in two semesters (fall and spring), or student can take up to three years to complete the program.
  • Students must be continuously enrolled every fall and spring semester for a minimum of three credits and are responsible for complying with all visa restrictions or requirements.

Join us at the University of Houston Law Center along with all of our foreign lawyers!

Meet the Foreign LL.M. Students

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Program Requirements

To earn their LL.M. degree students are required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of approved courses
  • Maintain the minimum grade point average that applies to their course of study. 
  • Enroll in the following courses their first semester (as part of their 24 credit-hour requirement):  
    • Introduction to American Law (5319), which builds an important foundation for legal studies; and 
    • Legal Writing (5397), which provides an overview of vital skills to be used as a student and practitioner. 

The Law Center offers one of the largest course selections in the United States.  Students can pursue specific interests by selecting courses in a variety of practice areas. See course schedule. See past course schedules.

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