UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA - LAW SCHOOL
International Masters Program
“In addition to the wonderful cooperative exchange program between The
Australia National University and The University of Alabama School of Law, which
has made it possible for many students and faculty from the two schools a chance
to learn law in a comparative context, The University of Alabama also offers for
law school graduates an opportunity to earn an LLM after on academic year is
residence. Students are assigned mentors and enrol in classes with other
Alabama students. Most of the students intend to return to their countries after
their study. The international LLM program enriches the entire law school
environment.” Professor Bryan Fair
The UA School of Law has ranked in the US News and World Report top 50 since 1999.
The School of Law offers a one-year program for foreign lawyers leading to the Master of
Laws (LL.M.) degree. The program is for persons who have completed a basic legal
education and received a university degree in law in another country. Students may elect
to take courses aimed at developing knowledge in specific areas of the law -- such as
international business law, environmental law or comparative law -- or may tailor a custom
course of study to suit individual interests or professional needs. Enrolment in the LL.M.
program is limited.
To earn an LL.M. degree, a student must be in residence in The University of Alabama
School of Law for two semesters and must be enrolled for at least 24 semester hours of
work over the academic year. Courses and seminars will be arranged on an individual basis
with the advice of a faculty "mentor." To earn the degree students must maintain a
minimum 2.5 overall grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for all courses and seminars.
Students must also, in the judgment of the law faculty, demonstrate satisfactory
understanding of the subject matter and above-average ability as legal scholars.
In the case of LL.M. students for whom English is a seco