LLM Tuition, Expenses, and Financial Aid

Estimated Expenses For Academic Year 2015-2016

Tuition $49,500 USD
Fees $3,843 USD
Room and Board $13,150 USD
Books and Supplies $1,800 USD
Other Expenses $2,750 USD
Total Cost of Attendance $71,043 USD

Please note that tuition, fees, and expenses are subject to change without notice.

Incoming LL.M. Research Assistantship (RA) Opportunities

For academic year 2015-2016, students admitted to the LL.M. program can compete for one of up to five RA opportunities with a 9 month appointment. To be considered, students must submit an application essay highlighting their qualifications, research experience, and stating how this assistantship opportunity will enhance their LL.M. experience.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Admitted to the 2015-2016 LL.M. program
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 95 ibt
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research area

Available Research Areas (subject to confirmation with relevant faculty):

  • Law, Behavior and Social Science (including Law & Economics and Empirical Methods)
  • Comparative Intellectual Property Law (including data collection)
  • Environmental Law
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law

Students selected will work with a College of Law faculty member, receive a partial tuition and fee waiver and receive a monthly stipend. Please note, tuition waivers and monthly stipends may be taxable.

Students selected for a research assistantship (RA) may still apply for merit-based scholarships from the College of Law.

This program is supported in part by the Aggarwal Foundation Fund, the European Alumni Scholarship Fund, and the Raymond Geraldson International Legal Studies Fund.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

All admitted students are automatically considered for scholarships with awards based on merit, need and available scholarship funds. Students are further encouraged to seek funding from their home countries.

Admissions decisions are made separately from decisions regarding financial aid. An offer of admission does not guarantee that a student will receive financial aid and College of Law scholarships will not cover all expenses. All admitted candidates must be prepared to demonstrate that they can fully support themselves during the period of their studies in order to obtain a visa for entry into the United States. The University's Office of International Admissions will not process your application until the Declaration of Finances form and supporting documents have been received.

Applicants should not rely on outside employment for themselves or their spouse as a means of financing their studies since current U.S. immigration laws severely restrict the ability of foreign nationals to accept employment in the United States while studying.