Our Program will help to enhance your legal English skills and understanding of American legal culture, while providing you with the opportunity to interact daily with excellent American law students and faculty in a warm and friendly environment.
LLM students who decide to concentrate their study in one of our areas of excellence may earn a separate certificate in addition to their diploma. We now offer specialization certificates in seven major areas: business and commercial law, conflict resolution, criminal law, environmental law, international and comparative law, international human rights law, and ocean law and policy.
- Specializations in Business, International,Environmental Law, and more.
- Opportunity to Transfer to the Juris Doctorate Program
- Networking with Top Legal and Business Leaders
- Personalized Attention for LLM Students
- Hawai‘i’s Strategic Location to Pacific Rim Countries
- Hawai‘i’s Culture, Recreation & Beauty
The William S. Richardson School of Law
The School of Law is particularly strong in environmental law as well as Pacific-Asian legal studies. It maintains a veryfavorable student-faculty ratio (14:1), which encourages closer interaction between teachers and students. The studentbody now numbers around 325 and is the most ethnically and racially diverse in the nation, drawing applicants fromPacific and Asian countries as well as from Hawai‘i and throughout the U.S.
What distinguishes the Law School from other law schools?
It is one of the only schools in the U.S. offering resources in Pacific-Asian legal studies, ocean law studies, and environmental studies.
It has the largest and most diverse minority student population in the United States.
It has admitted women in high percentages for more than 20 years.
It is the only law school in Hawai?i.
Its friendly atmosphere and excellent faculty make studying here intellectually and socially rewarding.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Business and Commercial Law
- Conflict Resolution
- Criminal Law
- Environmental Law
- International Human Rights Law
- International & Comparative Law
- Ocean Law and Policy
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInternational Law Civil & Private Law Master of Laws (LLM) View 55 other Masters in Civil & Private Law in United States
- Completed Application Form:Personal Statement.
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Transcripts and Degree Verification
- TOEFL Report
- Application Fee: A $60 application fee
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (Optional)
International29016 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14508 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National29016 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14508 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
In-State29016 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14508 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
Financial assistance through the University is only open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents, but the Law School may award Boas Fellowship assistance on the basis of need and merit. All admitted students will be considered for available scholarship funding.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.