Degree Requirements

Students enrolled in an LLM program at UConn School of Law must:

  • Complete a minimum of 24 credits.
  • Complete a 2 or 3 credit writing requirement, and
  • Maintain a C+ grade point average.

International students enrolled in an LLM program on a visa can complete the program in two or (with permission) three consecutive semesters of full-time study beginning in the fall terms in late August or in the spring term in min-January. U.S. students or students with permanent residency status can enroll either full-time or part-time with the expectation that they will graduate within five years.

All courses are open to LLM candidates as well as JD candidates, and only a few courses have required prerequisites. International students are required to take both U.S. Law & Legal Institutions and Legal Research and Writing.

In consultation with the faculty, LL.M. students design a course of study in their areas of interest. Each program aims to enable students to explore a range of subject areas even when concentrating in a particular field of law. This flexibility encourages students to develop extensive expertise in areas of interest while exploring new topics as well.