LL.M. in U.S. Law
How the program works
The LL.M. in U.S. Law at UF is designed for graduates of non-U.S. law schools. Students typically earn the degree within one year upon successful completion of 26 semester hours of coursework. Our broad curriculum allows students to generalize or focus on specific areas of law.
Students admitted to the LL.M. in U.S. Law are required to take the following courses: (1) Introduction to the Legal System of the United States: Part I (two credits); (2) Introduction to the Legal System of the United States: Part II (two credits); (3) Legal Writing and Research for LL.M. in Comparative Law (two credits); and (4) Directed Research for LL.M. in Comparative Law (2 credits). Students choose the remainder of courses from the LL.M. eligible courses in the J.D. curricula. View the full course list.
- Transcript (Original Language & English Translation)
- Degree (Original Language & English Translation)
- Personal Statement
- Resume or C.V.
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- To be competitive for admission, our applicants generally possess at least a 90 TOEFL or 7.0 IELTS score.
You can view the complete application and admissions process on the LL.M. and S.J.D. Admissions page. To learn more, inquire by email to the Director of Non-JD Programs Joshua Alter at email@example.com.
Cost and scholarships
Fulbright Fellowship Program
The Fulbright Fellowship Program, involves the participation of a large set of collaborating partners in supporting Fulbright fellows at the University of Florida. For general questions about the Fulbright fellowship program and the logistics of admitting a Fulbright fellow, please contact Matt Mitterko, Associate Director, Graduate International Outreach (352) 392-0098; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linkage Institute Programs
The State of Florida has established Linkage Institute programs for several countries and regions. A limited number of well-qualified students who are citizens of “linkage” countries are permitted to pay resident rather than non-resident tuition for a specified number of credit hours. Linkage programs currently exist for the following countries and regions: Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, China, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, France, Israel, Japan, Mexico and West Africa.
Generous scholarships are available for Latin American and Caribbean students.
The College of Law has a scholarship fund available for Latin American and Caribbean students that enables them to qualify for in-state tuition. Tuition Cost with LAC Scholarship is $19,326.06 vs. Out of State Tuition- $33,716.80. For more information on this scholarship, view the LAC Scholarship page.
A variety of loans, including Guaranteed Student Loans, may be available. Early application is encouraged to allow adequate processing time before the start of a term. Short-term loans in limited amounts may be made available through the Graduate Tax Programs.