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Master of LAw - Urban Affairs, LL.M.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #616 (BCR) , MO,
he School of Law offers three graduate study programs in law leading to the master of laws degree: the LL.M. (Taxation); the LL.M. (Urban Affairs); and the LL.M. in Lawyering. The LL.M in Lawyering  permits students to emphasize their study in one of eight emphasis areas or in an areas of the student’s choice based on the curriculum.

About

Graduates will be able to demonstrate expert knowledge of the basic history, doctrines, and procedures of the law relevant to state and local government law, land use, and urban planning law.  Within these general parameters, students will have developed and completed an individualized plan of ongoing learning that meets their professional goals.  Students will have a written plan of study with a professional goal statement, concrete learning outcomes, and a timeline for completion.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lawyers and Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Land Use Law
  • Law And The American Indian

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 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).

General Requirements

Admission to the LL.M. in Lawyering requires a degree in law which may be a bachelor’s degree, an LL.B., a juris doctor or some other law degree from an accredited or similarly recognized institution. The LL.M. in Lawyering does not have a minimum GPA requirement, but academic performance is a significant consideration in the admissions decision. If the law degree was obtained at an institution where the language of instruction is not English, the applicant must also demonstrate English competency through either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examinations and in an admissions interview. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17886 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6928 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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