Levin College of Law

LL.M. in U.S. Law

How the program works

The LL.M. in U.S. Law at UF Levin College of Law 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); and (2) Legal Writing and Research for LL.M. in Comparative Law (two credits). Students choose the remainder of courses from the LL.M. eligible courses in the J.D. curricula. View the full course list.

UF Law has a large and distinguished faculty and a rich curriculum. With over 100 members, our faculty includes lawyers from around the globe, including Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Many of our dedicated teachers are also renowned legal scholars or practitioners. They provide a diverse range of curricular offerings, including comprehensive offerings in Business Law, Artificial Intelligence and Technology, Health Law, Taxation, Environmental Law, Public Interest Law, among many other specialty areas. LL.M. in U.S. Law students take most courses alongside U.S. students in the J.D. curriculum.

Application requirements

New applications to this program are currently being accepted.

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  • Important: International applicants are encouraged to submit a complete application by May 1, 2024, to give sufficient time for both admissions review and the processing and issuance of the appropriate visa
  • 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 95 TOEFL or 7.0 IELTS score.

You may view the application and admissions process via the LL.M. and S.J.D. Admissions page. To learn more, please reach out to admissions@law.ufl.edu.

UF Law is a leading public law school on the 2,000-acre campus of one of the United States’ most highly regarded universities. The University of Florida currently ranks as the #1 public university by the Wall Street Journal for student outcomes. U.S. News & World Report ranks UF Law 22nd among law schools nationwide and 8th among public law schools.

Cost and scholarships

A non-refundable seat deposit of $200 is required when accepting an offer of admission.  There is also a $185 Pathways to U.S. Law programming fee.

Tuition

Block tuition (charged per semester): $9,663.03 (resident, per semester); $16,858.40 (non-resident, per semester)

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 gradschool@aa.ufl.edu.

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, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, France, Israel, Japan, Mexico and West Africa. For more information, please reach out to linkage@ufic.ufl.edu.

Generous Scholarships for Latin American and Caribbean Students.
The Levin 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.

Loans

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.

The LL.M. program is designed to enhance an existing law degree and enable graduates to reach career goals, whether they plan to practice outside or within the United States. Successful completion of an LL.M. instills the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in U.S. law practice.