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American Legal Studies, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

LL.M. IN AMERICAN LEGAL STUDIES

American trained lawyers are not eligible. The American Legal Studies degree offered by St. Mary's University satisfies the U.S. legal education requirement for the LL.M. graduate to sit for the Texas, California or New York Bar exams. Some jurisdictions require additional components, such as pro bono service, and each candidate is responsible for determining those requirements as set by each state.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the American Legal System
  • Legal English for Foreign Students
  • Legal Writing and Research for LL.M.
  • Civil Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Property
  • Torts
  • Constitutional Law

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Apply Online (no fee)
  • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English. If these documents are written in a language other than English, a certified translation in English must be provided together with the original language records. Any translated record should be a literal and not an interpretive translation. 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Essay 
  • Financial Guarantee
  • Copy of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    980 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 980 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    980 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 980 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Antonio

  • 972 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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