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. Is there an application fee?

A. No. There is no fee associated with applying to any LLM program at USD School of Law.

Q. When will an applicant receive an admission decision?

A. The LLM/MSLS Admissions 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 the LLM/MSLS Admissions 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. Is there an application fee?

A. No. There is no fee associated with applying to any LLM program at USD School of Law.

Q. When will an applicant receive an admission decision?

A. The LLM/MSLS Admissions 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 the LLM/MSLS Admissions 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:

LLM/MSLS Admissions
Warren Hall, Room 203
Phone: (619) 260-4596
Fax: (619) 260-2218

Hours

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

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