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LL.M. for U.S. J.D. Graduates, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Students work with faculty in developing a specialized training program to fit each student’s individual interests and goals. LL.M. candidates experience all the same benefits of our renowned J.D. Program—personal attention, a rigorous curriculum and the option to earn a certificate in one of six approved tracks.

Louisiana is the only mixed jurisdiction state in the country, which means Loyola is one of just a few schools that can offer certificates in common and civil law. This will provide you with added flexibility in deciding where to practice—whether that’s in Louisiana, elsewhere in the U.S., or other civil law jurisdictions in the world.

Students are permitted to pursue the 24-credit-hour program on a full or part time basis. Each student will work with an individual faculty mentor to monitor academic success and professional growth.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • International Legal Studies
  • Environmental Law
  • Social Justice
  • Law Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Civil Law
  • Common Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.58

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.58 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Complete LL.M. Application
  • Complete a Juris Doctor degree at a law school in the United States.
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation 
  • Submit a Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Submit Official Transcripts from All Colleges, Universities, and Law Schools Attended 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for New Orleans

  • 1125 - 2160 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships may also be available from Loyola based on merit and need. Students applying for such scholarships should obtain a form from Brian Bennett.

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