American Legal Educational Experience (ALEX)
American Legal Educational Experience (ALEX)

Join law students from around the globe in three online courses that will introduce you to U.S. legal theory, practical legal skills, and advanced legal research. UConn School of Law is now offering ALEX, a 6-credit legal education experience for international lawyers and law students who are considering coming to the United States to study for an LLM. If the pandemic has delayed your LLM plans, you can still make real progress on your law school future. Let these introductory courses put you a step ahead on your LLM goals.

Three 2-credit courses:

COST: $1,215 per credit, plus applicable fees

If you later choose to enroll in a UConn Law LLM program, you may be eligible to apply these credits as advanced standing toward your LLM.

How to Apply


APPLICATION FEE: Given the global pandemic and the uncertainty it has created, UConn Law will not charge the $50 application fee for Fall 2020. Our no-fee application allows you to explore alternative options for the fall semester and delay a financial commitment until you confirm your enrollment.


All applicants must complete and submit the International Visiting Student Application for Admission with the following documents by email to

  • a resume or curriculum vitae (CV)*;
  • one letter of recommendation from an individual who is a present or former law professor or employment supervisor; (Letters of recommendation may also be emailed separately to
  • a personal statement (typed), approximately 750 words in length, describing your reasons for applying to ALEX;
  • a copy of your transcript from your law school;
  • If English is not your native language, we will accept
    • TOEFL iBT – 80
    • IELTS – 6.0
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 64 or higher
    • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) – C1 or better
    • Duolingo English Test: 100 or higher. Students should send Duolingo English Test results to UConn Law Graduate Admissions electronically through the Duolingo English Test platform after the results have been certified. Once official scores are received, they will be added to students’ application files. Information on the Duolingo English test is available at

CONTACT: to ask your questions about the ALEX program

Student Program Notices

UConn Law makes no representation that any other law school accredited by the American Bar Association will provide credit towards any degree as a consequence of the satisfactory completion of UConn Law courses offered in collaboration with ALEX.

UConn Law makes no representations regarding whether the satisfactory completion of UConn Law courses operated in conjunction with ALEX will satisfy the requirements of any bar examining committee within the United States. It is the responsibility of each participating student to make an assessment on his or her own regarding eligibility to sit for any bar exam in any jurisdiction.