LL.M. On Campus

Master of Laws

The University of Iowa

12 months
26646 USD/year
30608 USD/year
26381 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


For most foreign-trained lawyers, it makes sense to start their legal studies in the United States by completing an LLM degree. The University of Iowa has long offered a Master of Laws (LLM) Program. Consider how the Iowa LLM might meet your needs.


About Master of Laws at The University of Iowa

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is designed for two types of students, either the legal practice or the research track.

This track is for foreign-trained jurists who seek a comparative introduction to, and specific training in, aspects of United States law and legal institutions, and a path to state bar admission. Students benefit from the College of Law's legal analysis, writing, and research course, and core courses including contracts, property, torts, and professional responsibility. An extended orientation provides an introduction to United States law.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Law and Legal Reasoning 
  • Contracts 
  • Legal Analysis Writing & Research
  • Civil Procedure 
  • Constitutional Law 
  • Criminal Law 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online with LSAC
  • Statement of Purpose: The statement of purpose form is part of the online application.  All applicants must complete the statement of purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26646 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    30608 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30608 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    26381 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26381 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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