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.
- 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.
- 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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We consider applications on a rolling basis, from October 1 to June 1. We notify applicants once the admissions committee has made a decision.
DisciplinesInternational Law Civil & Private Law Master of Laws (LLM) View 211 other Masters in Master of Laws (LLM) in United States
- 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.
International58032 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29016 USD per semester during 24 months.
National58032 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29016 USD per semester during 24 months.
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