Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What does LLM mean?

A. Master of Laws, which is a translation of the Latin term Legum Magister.

Q. When were the School of Law's graduate programs established?

A.

  • 1978: LLM in Taxation, LLM in Comparative Law, General LLM with Concentration
  • 1995: LLM in International Law
  • 2000: LLM in Business and Corporate Law

Q. How can an applicant request an application fee waiver?

A. An applicant may submit a written request for waiver of the $50.00 application fee along with the application. The writing must state the specific reasons for the request and will be reviewed once the application file is otherwise complete.

Q. When will an applicant receive an admission decision?

A. Graduate and International Programs uses a rolling admissions process. The Admissions Committee reviews completed files and makes admission decisions on a continual basis. Most applicants receive an admission decision within three weeks from the time their application file became complete.

Q. What is the maximum number of credits an LLM student may take per semester?

A. Twelve credits, unless otherwise approved by the academic advisor.

Q. May admitted applicants defer their admission to an LLM program?

A. Admitted applicants may defer their admission one time, for up to one academic year. An admitted applicant should contact Graduate and International Programs for information about the requirements to request a deferral of admission.

Q. When should LLM students contact the Office of Career and Professional Development?

A. LLM students should contact the Office of Career and Professional Development during fall or spring registration week, or no later than the first week of classes. By scheduling an initial 30-minute appointment with a career advisor, LLM students can be provided with an overview of the job search timeline and get information about how to register with the School of Law's online recruiting and job listing programs. Throughout their LLM programs, students are encouraged to regularly meet with an advisor for assistance with their job searches.

Q. Are scholarships available to LLM students?

A. Merit Scholarships are available to incoming full-time LLM students. Externally funded scholarship programs are also an option for incoming students.

Q. What does LLM mean?

A. Master of Laws, which is a translation of the Latin term Legum Magister.

Q. When were the School of Law's graduate programs established?

A.

  • 1978: LLM in Taxation, LLM in Comparative Law, General LLM with Concentration
  • 1995: LLM in International Law
  • 2000: LLM in Business and Corporate Law

Q. How can an applicant request an application fee waiver?

A. An applicant may submit a written request for waiver of the $50.00 application fee along with the application. The writing must state the specific reasons for the request and will be reviewed once the application file is otherwise complete.

Q. When will an applicant receive an admission decision?

A. Graduate and International Programs uses a rolling admissions process. The Admissions Committee reviews completed files and makes admission decisions on a continual basis. Most applicants receive an admission decision within three weeks from the time their application file became complete.

Q. What is the maximum number of credits an LLM student may take per semester?

A. Twelve credits, unless otherwise approved by the academic advisor.

Q. May admitted applicants defer their admission to an LLM program?

A. Admitted applicants may defer their admission one time, for up to one academic year. An admitted applicant should contact Graduate and International Programs for information about the requirements to request a deferral of admission.

Q. When should LLM students contact the Office of Career and Professional Development?

A. LLM students should contact the Office of Career and Professional Development during fall or spring registration week, or no later than the first week of classes. By scheduling an initial 30-minute appointment with a career advisor, LLM students can be provided with an overview of the job search timeline and get information about how to register with the School of Law's online recruiting and job listing programs. Throughout their LLM programs, students are encouraged to regularly meet with an advisor for assistance with their job searches.

Q. Are scholarships available to LLM students?

A. Merit Scholarships are available to incoming full-time LLM students. Externally funded scholarship programs are also an option for international students.

Q. Do international students qualify for federal financial aid?

A. Federal financial aid is not available to international students. However, other types of LLM financial aid may be available.

Contact:

Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-4596
Fax: (619) 260-4515

Hours

M, T, Th, F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.