U.S. Legal Studies LLM


Individual attention, integration with U.S. law students, an extensive program of study and exceptional faculty: these are just a few aspects of the LLM in U.S. Legal Studies program that international law graduates can expect from the UConn School of Law.

The U.S. Legal Studies LLM program at UConn Law accepts only a small number of highly qualified international law graduates each year—normally a class of between 20 and 30 students. This ensures that all admitted candidates receive individual attention from the faculty and staff throughout their studies. Virtually all classes are taken with students pursuing a JD, and the UConn School of Law offers among the best student-to-faculty ratios of any law school in the United States (4:1), as well as a dedicated staff focusing specifically on the needs of international students.

Our faculty includes recognized experts in a wide range of legal specialties. Perhaps more importantly, many also have significant experience teaching at law schools throughout the world, which further demonstrates UConn Law's commitment to international law students.

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Important Dates

Important Dates

June 15

Application Deadline for Non-U.S. Residents for Fall Semester

July 15

Application Deadline for U.S. Residents for Fall Semester

Nov. 15

Application Deadline for non-U.S. Residents for Spring Semester.

Dec. 15

Application Deadline for U.S. Residents for Spring Semester

Jan. 16

Spring LLM Orientation

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Why the U.S. Legal Studies LLM?

Course Information

U.S. Legal Studies has two required courses: U.S. Law and Legal Institutions and U.S. Law Legal Research and Writing.

Students in U.S. Legal Studies choose from the entire course list, creating a curriculum that meets individual goals. This flexibility encourages students to study new legal areas, as well as to further their specialization in particular subjects.

Certain courses have prerequisites, and students should consult with faculty about their legal backgrounds to determine which courses are required before enrolling.


The University of Connecticut School of Law allows students to participate in certificate programs that enable them to tailor their experiences to focus on specific aspects of the law. These programs are available only to students matriculated in an LLM degree program.

We offer certificates in the seven following areas: Corporate and Regulatory Compliance, Energy and Environmental Law, Financial Services Regulation, Foundational Certificates in U.S. Law, Human Rights, Intellectual Property, and Tax Studies.

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