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LLM in American Law for Foreign Lawyers

The LLM in American Law for Foreign Lawyers degree program provides foreign law graduates training in US law through a campus-based program and may be completed in as little as one academic year.

The program consists of a full course of study over two semesters. To meet the needs of the foreign LLM student, the College of Law offers specialized courses in US legal education and US legal writing, analysis and methodology for the foreign lawyers.

Students will complete an additional six to eight courses and will receive advice and guidance in their course selection. Students are invited to choose from any of the many elective courses offered by TU College of Law and the other graduate departments of The University of Tulsa.

In addition, the program offers foreign law graduates the opportunity to develop an understanding of American law as well as an opportunity to specialize in a specific area of law. Students of the program enjoy greater employment flexibility in their own countries, as well as the possibility to practice law in states that allow foreign graduates to sit for a bar examination.


The LLM degree requires a minimum 24 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4-point scale. International LLM students are required to take three courses:

  1. Introduction to United States Law (2 credits)
  2. Legal Research and Writing for Foreign Students (2 credits)
  3. Civil Procedure I (3 credits) or Administrative Law (3 credits), depending on the student’s area of interest
Tuition and Fees

LLM in American Law for Foreign Graduates


One-year program (flat rate)$31,796
Estimated additional costs for fees, books, room & board$20,000