Finances & Services
Fees and Expenses
A seat deposit of U.S. $500 is required of every accepted candidate who intends to enroll in the program. The deposit is due within dates set by the Law School's Admissions Committee and stated in the letter of acceptance. For the 2013-2014 academic year, fees and expenses are approximately $26,278. The School of Law does not have loans available for international LL.M. students; a limited number of scholarships in the form of partial fee waivers are awarded on the basis of outstanding scholarship. Fees are subject to change. All international LL.M. students are required to hold health insurance coverage during their stay in the United States. Student health insurance is available for an additional fee paid directly to the insurance carrier. The University has information on two health insurers many students use, though students may chose adequate health insurance from an insurer of their choice. Consistent with the policy of most professional schools in the United States, the School of Law generally expects students to make their own financial arrangements to cover the cost of their educational and living expenses while attending the University of Connecticut School of Law. However, as a government supported institution, the School of Law can afford to offer a superb legal education with total costs significantly less than those charged by most other major law schools in the country.
All students at the School have access to the services provided by the School of Law's Office of Career Services, the exception being on-campus interviews, which are limited to J.D. students. Career Services also include a resume workshop for international law graduates. Students participating in the LLM Program in U.S. Legal Studies also participate in various international recruitment programs that are open to lawyers from other countries. The School of Law provides financial support for students attending the international job fair held each year in New York City (a two-hour drive from the School of Law).