University of Alabama LLM

University of Alabama LLM Programs

The University of Alabama Law School offers 3 LLM programs, either online or in residence at the university. The LLM Tax and LLM Business Transactions programs are only offered online, while the International LLM can only be taken in residence. All concentrations require the completion of 24 semester hours.

University of Alabama LLM Online

For the University of Alabama LLM online programs, classes are held on Monday through Thursday evenings and can be accessed at work or at home at the student’s convenience. The 24 credits required for the degree typically are done over the course of six semesters (summers included), or two years, with a course load of two courses each semester. However, online students must attend the orientation held in Tuscaloosa in August prior to the start of classes in order to learn how to use the technology for the program as well as to meet professors and fellow students. Online students must come to the campus again in the second summer of their degrees in order to take final exams and to participate in an advanced research seminar. The program technology allows for interactive audio and video so students can talk to each other, their professors, and view or share a whiteboard.

University of Alabama LLM Tax

The University of Alabama LLM in Tax is intended to be preparation for students entering practice in tax law. Students can choose one of two concentrations in either Estate Planning or Business Law within the LLM in Tax program.

University of Alabama LLM Business Transactions

The University of Alabama LLM in Business Transactions takes students through process of business venture from beginning to end, starting with choosing and forming a business, financing the growth of the venture, changes such as mergers or reorganization, and dissolution. Courses for the program are interdisciplinary and include entrepreneurship, finance, tax, intellectual property, and corporate.

University of Alabama LLM International

The University of Alabama International LLM is specifically for foreign lawyers. Unlike the other two programs, it must be completed in one year in residence at the Tuscaloosa campus. Students have the freedom to choose their own courses according to their professional interests, whether to build concentrations in comparative law, international business law, or environmental law. Though the minimum required GPA to obtain the degree is 2.5 out of 4.0, the Dean may allow LLM students to take courses on a pass/fail basis if English is their second language and to write papers in place of exams.

University of Alabama LLM Admission

Application requirements differ by program. Applicants must have a law degree and admission is decided on the basis of each applicant’s academic and professional record. The general application deadline is May 1. Applications for the online programs may be submitted one of three ways: either by mail, online, or through LSAC. The online programs do not need letters of recommendation or interview candidates except in some cases.

The International LLM program requires:

  • Application submitted through LSAC
  • $54 application fee paid by credit card online, check, or money order
  • Official transcripts, diplomas, and certificates
  • Letter of recommendation (1)
  • Certification of finances
  • Code of conduct information
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report*
  • Passport photo and page copies

*The University of Alabama Law School has no required minimum scores, but recommends scores above 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, and 100 Internet-based for the TOEFL or 6.5 for the IELTS.

The general deadline for the International LLM program application is May 31. However, all applicants are encouraged to apply in the fall.

University of Alabama LLM Tuition

The cost of University of Alabama LLM online tuition can be found on the school website.

University of Alabama LLM Scholarships

The University of Alabama Law School does not offer scholarships. However, students who take five semester hours can qualify as half-time students and therefore receive eligibility for Federal Financial Aid.

For more information about scholarships for LLM students, visit our LLM Scholarships page.

University of Alabama LLM Employment

The University of Alabama Law School Office of Career Services has many resources to help students in their career planning and job searches, including the Symplicity online job database, career counseling, programming including a lunchtime program, a practice interview program, and a shadow program, e-mailed and printed materials helpful to students’ job searches. The Office of Career Services also participates in off-campus interview conferences both inside and outside Alabama.

University of Alabama LLM Contact

LL.M. Admission Office
Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0382
Phone: (205) 348-5932
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