Master of Laws (LLM) in U.S. Law

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Fall 2021 LLM Application for Admission Now Open

LLM Admissions

The University of Cincinnati’s Master of Laws (LLM) in U.S. Law program offers a nationally recognized education with the possibility to transfer into our JD program after graduation. The LLM degree can be completed in as little as nine months, and with an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, our students benefit from increased personalized support from professors. Graduates emerge fluent in the U.S. legal system and ready to advance their careers. 

Our tuition is one of the lowest for a U.S. LLM program, and we offer generous scholarships as well.


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Upcoming LLM Events—Register

We're excited to offer prospective LLM students the opportunity to hear advice from admission's professionals on getting admitted to a U.S. LLM program and finding success as a current student. Learn more below and register today!

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Virtual Office Hours - Thursdays, 10-AM EST

Log into the LLM Virtual Admissions Office on Thursdays to ask questions, find out the status of your application, learn more about our program—including concentration and specialization areas, practical experiences, and scholarships—and more. Meet our Program Manager, Mieke Clincy, who can answer many of your questions, help you complete your application, and tell you more about getting your visa and living in Cincinnati. 

Virtual Office Hours are on Thursdays from 10–11 a.m. Eastern through the end of April. "Drop by" the Office soon!

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Why Study at Cincinnati Law?

Here, All Are Welcome—Cincinnati offers a variety of legal practices that allow LLM students to experience the diverse and talented legal community in the city. We even provide opportunities for practice observations at courtrooms, law firms, and more. UC Law is connected with the premiere names in the local law community, which makes networking all the easier. Hear from UC LLM students themselves on what makes our program so beneficial.

Community—As an LLM student at UC Law, you'll get the best of both worlds. Our small class sizes mean personalized attention from faculty & staff, while at the same time you can benefit from the advantages of studying at a world class research institution. The University of Cincinnati was recently ranked among world’s 200 best universities; 68th best in U.S.

Access & Opportunity—Another benefit of our program is work experience opportunities. Students have the benefit of working with JD students, local attorneys, and real law clients. This practical experience is unique and indispensable for their post-graduation careers. UC Law offers fellowships for LLM students in conjunction with the Ohio Innocence Project and the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights.

I thought I was coming to Cincinnati Law for an academic experience, but it was so much more. I never felt alone here, it was like a family.

Shadiah Obaidi LLM '20 (Italy)

LLM Admissions Requirements

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UC Law’s LLM program requires the following application materials:

  • A personal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • Two recommendations
  • Credential evaluation
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or CEFR score, or ELS

A more comprehensive guide can be found on our LLM application page.

LLM Financial Aid

UC Law offers scholarships to highly-qualified LLM candidates. Scholarships are also provided to students from underrepresented regions and countries. In addition to general achievement scholarships, fellowships are available to students studying in the areas of criminal law and international human rights. Visit our Scholarships page to learn more about scholarships for LLM students.

Our Scholarship Guarantee

If you request a scholarship and are admitted to the Cincinnati Law LLM Program for Fall 2021,  you will receive a scholarship to reduce the cost of your tuition. The earlier you apply, the better your chance of receiving a bigger award.

The University of Cincinnati prides itself on providing a rigorous and well-regarded LLM program at a low tuition rate of only $29,010/year. Learn more about tuition and aid.

Apply to UC Law's LLM program today!

The University of Cincinnati’s Master of Laws in U.S. Law program provides real-world experience, a highly-regarded education, and the opportunity to graduate in nine months. If you’ve already been accepted into the program, visit our admitted students page. Interested in learning more? Request information today! Your next starts now. Are you ready?

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University of Cincinnati College of Law
Attn: LLM Program
PO Box 210040
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040 USA
Phone:513 556-0938
Fax: (513) 556-5550