Law, LL.M. | University of Hawaii at Manoa | Honolulu, United States
24 months
58032 USD/year
58032 USD/year
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The LLM (Master of Laws) Program for Foreign Law Graduates at University of Hawaii at Manoa is a one-year course of study of the U.S. legal system. If you have earned a bachelor’s degree in law at a university outside the U.S., then you may apply for the Hawai‘i LLM.


The Program offered by University of Hawaii at Manoa 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. 

Law 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.

Program Highlights:

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International & Comparative Law
  • Ocean Law and Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We consider applications on a rolling basis, from October 1 to June 1. We notify applicants once the admissions committee has made a decision. 


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • To be eligible, an applicant must hold or expect to hold prior to matriculation a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education. At minimum, the applicant needs to demonstrate above average academic performance (B average, usually a 3.0 on a 1.0-4.0 scale) for undergraduate course work and for any post-baccalaureate or graduate course work. 
  • Because the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, admission is competitive.  Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    58032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29016 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    58032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29016 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Honolulu

1640 - 2500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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