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LLM in Insurance Law
Important Dates

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June 15
Application Deadline for Non-U.S. Residents for Fall Semester

July 15
Application Deadline for U.S. Residents for Fall Semester

Nov. 15
Application Deadline for non-U.S. Residents for Spring Semester

Dec. 15
Application Deadline for U.S. Residents for Spring Semester

Jan. 16
Spring LLM Orientation




Our LLM in Insurance Law program is the top destination for lawyers and students from the U.S. and around the world who seek serious graduate training in insurance and financial services law. Thanks to our location in historic Hartford, Connecticut - the famed "insurance capital" and headquarters to some of the largest global insurance companies - our students study with the most sophisticated insurance law experts in the country. New York City and Boston are just two hours away and Fairfield County, Connecticut, the hedge fund capital of the U.S., is even closer.

The Law School courses preapproved for the Insurance Law LLM are listed below. LAW7675 - Principles of Insurance is offered each semester is a required course and should be taken in the first semester. Students may petition for the inclusion of other courses, subject to the approval of the Director. All courses are open to LLM candidates as well as JD candidates, and only a few courses have prerequisites.

    Required Course
    Core Courses

    Up to 3 credits of an approved externship with a law firm, insurance company or government agency.

    Related Courses

    Students may take up to six credits of related courses which will count towards the 24-credit minimum requirement.

    For more information on related courses please see the Insurance Law Center website.

      International LLM Students

      Additionally, students who have a foreign law degree are required to take in the first semester:

      International students may consult with their advisor to take up to three (3) credits from the related courses list above or the following additional related courses:

      Students should announce their intention to seek a certification at the beginning of their academic year and plan their course enrollment to fulfill the credit requirements.  The professors for the specific certificate program can offer guidance on the courses available; however, students should alert the graduate programs office and the registrar of the desire to fulfill the certificate.

      Certificates of Specialization

      As part of the LLM in Insurance Law degree, students may obtain a certificate of specialization in seven areas:


      To be awarded the certificate, students must complete between nine (9) or twelve (12) credits depending on the area of specialization, complete the writing requirement in that area and achieve a minimum of a B average in all of the certificate coursework including the writing requirement. The writing requirement for the certificate could satisfy both the certificate and the LLM writing requirement if the topic is approved by the Director of the LLM program or his/her designee. The student may also choose to complete two separate papers one satisfying the LLM program writing requirement and the other satisfying the certificate requirement.

      Students may be required to take the entry-level course in the certification area, depending upon prior preparation and experience. Any such course would typically not count towards the credit requirements.

      Completing a certificate is optional.