MASTER OF LAWS (LL.M.) PROGRAM DETAILS & REQUIREMENTS
AMERICAN LAW DEGREE & TIME REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must complete 24 credits of academic work. LL.M. in American Law degree candidates must be in residence at Oklahoma City University School of Law for two semesters, commencing with a fall semester that begins in August of each year. However, LL.M. in American Law degree candidates may spread their courses over a longer period, up to 24 months, thus allowing for a part-time option.
LL.M. AMERICAN LAW DEGREE CURRICULUM
Required Courses = 6 credits:
• Introduction to the American Legal System (3 credits)
• Legal Research and Writing for LL.M. Degree Candidates (3 credits)
Elective courses = 18 credits
Degree Candidates have the flexibility to select elective courses from the J.D. curriculum.*
*Course selections must be approved by the LL.M. Program Director and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Courses that are required for J.D. students may be taken as electives by LL.M. students. Not every course listed in our J.D. curriculum is offered every semester. Enrollment priority in J.D. courses will be given to J.D. students. Thus, it is possible that an LL.M. student may not be able to enroll in a particular course in the preferred semester, or even during that student’s time in the LL.M. program. Such incidents are expected to be extremely rare. Course scheduling and enrollment caps in J.D. courses will be managed to meet the goals of LL.M. students to the maximum extent possible.
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LAW SCHOOL TUITION, FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS
Tuition is $1,065 per credit. University fees are $115 per credit. Student Bar Association fee is $35 per semester.
Limited scholarship funds are available and are awarded on a case-by-case basis, considering financial need, academic record and promise for success. LL.M. in American Law applicants may apply for these funds after they have been admitted to the program. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.
Additional costs for the LL.M. in American Law program include books, school supplies, housing, meals, medical insurance and uncovered medical costs, visa and SEVIS fees, and spending money — estimated to be $18,250 per academic year.
Upon admission, international students will be asked to provide a Financial Certification documenting sufficient funds to cover the costs of attendance for one academic year.
Applicants whose first law degree program was not taught in English must submit an official score result from either the TOEFL or the IELTS test. The minimum score for such applicants on the internet-based TOEFL is 90, and the minimum IELTS score is 6.5. Applicants whose law degree program was taught in English but whose degree-granting institution is located in a country where English is not the primary language must submit documentation from the university’s registrar confirming that English was the exclusive medium of instruction.
Applicants whose primary language is not English must have strong English language proficiency. Simply meeting the minimum TOEFL or IELTS standards will not ensure academic success. In addition to the English language test, interviews for English proficiency may be required; such interviews may be conducted via Skype.
LAW SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS
Space is limited and admission is selective. Applications received on or before March 1, 2015 will receive priority consideration. The application deadline is June 1, 2015. To learn how to apply for the LL.M. American Law Program, read our application instructions.
POSSIBLE BAR ADMISSION
Some American jurisdictions permit persons with a first degree in law from a country other than the United States to apply for admission to the bar if they also hold an LL.M. in American Law degree from an ABA-approved law school. Applicants who intend to seek admission to practice in America should consult the admission requirements of the various jurisdictions (including their character and fitness requirements) on the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.