University of Texas Austin LLM 

University of Texas Austin Law School U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Overall: #15

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University of Texas Austin LLM Program

The University of Texas at Austin LLM Program is a full-time LLM program that must be completed over the course of one year. Students must reside in Texas for the duration of the program. The program allows students a great degree of flexibility to choose courses and design their own based on individual academic interests and professional goals.

A total of 24 credits must be completed in order to receive the LLM degree. All students who received their primary law degrees abroad are required to take Introduction to U.S. Law. In addition, there is a research requirement that can be fulfilled either with a three-credit writing seminar or a 30-page intensive research and analysis paper. While these are the only two required courses, students can elect to participate in one of five concentrations:

  • Business: To complete the University of Texas Austin LLM Business, the three courses Business Associations, Business Associations (Enriched) or Corporations, Securities Regulation, and Secured Credit are required as Tier 1 courses, while students must take one of the following Tier 2 courses: Bankruptcy, Antitrust, or Federal Income Tax.

  • Intellectual Property:  For the concentration, students are required to take two Tier 1 courses or six credits of one of either Intellectual Property, Intro, Copyright (Advanced Topics), Patent Law, or Trademark & Unfair Competition, and 7 credits of Tier 2 courses, which are Enterprise of Technology, Patent Law, Advanced, Green Technology Law & Policy, Theories of Intellectual Property, and Music Law.

  • U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers: This program can be tailored to suit the student’s individual needs overview of U.S. law or design their own focus in a particular field of study. The only requirement, in addition to the two required courses for all foreign lawyers, is one first year course taken from one of the following areas: Constitutional Law I, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Torts , or Property.

All of the five above concentrations are open to foreign law graduates. U.S. law graduates can enroll in the Latin America and International Law concentration and the Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law concentrations. Though the Business and Intellectual Property concentrations are primarily intended for foreign lawyers, U.S. law graduates still may be considered.

University of Texas Austin LLM Student Body

The 49 students who make up the University of Texas at Austin LLM program come from 12 different countries.

University of Texas Austin LLM Admission

A complete application includes:

  • Application form submitted through LSAC by the application deadline of February 1
  • Official law school transcripts
  • $75 application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • TOEFL (above 101 Internet-based) or IELTS (above 7.0) unless from universities in the following countries: Canada (outside of Quebec), Australia,  New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, or South Africa (specifically universities where English was the language of instruction)

University of Texas Austin LLM Tuition

For nonresidents of the state of Texas, tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 academic year are $42,686 (for Texas residents, they are $28,746). Factoring in additional estimated expenses for books, transportation, room and board, health insurance, and other miscellaneous personal costs, students should budget about $63,060 (or $49,120 for those who are residents) for the year.

University of Texas Austin LLM Scholarships

Very few partial tuition scholarships are awarded to LLM students. However, all LLM students receive automatic consideration for available scholarships at the time of application. Because the University of Texas Austin Law School financial aid is limited, LLM students encouraged to seek other sources of funding. The Law School suggests looking to EducationUSA and the U.S. embassy in a student’s home country for possible sources, in addition to seeking outside scholarships. For more information about LLM scholarships, visit our Scholarships for LLM Students page.

University of Texas Austin LLM Employment

Students are encouraged to pay a visit to the Career Services Office of the University of Texas Austin Law School, where they receive access to career counselors and various resources to help them with cover letters and resumes and job search strategy. UT Austin LLM students can also participate in the two major LLM recruitment events held in the U.S.: the NYU LLM Job Fair and the West Coast LLM Job Fair. For post-grad options, students can receive help with applying for the Optional Practical Training to work in the U.S. under their student visas for six months to a year after receiving their degrees.

University of Texas Austin LLM Contact

University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, Texas 7870
Phone: (512) 232-1262
Fax: (512) 475-7970
Email: LLM@law.utexas.edu