University of Utah Law School LLM


University of Utah Law School LLM Program

The University of Utah LLM program is a full-time one-year post-graduate law program specifically in environmental and natural resources law. The LLM program is appropriate for both U.S. J.D. holders and international lawyers with equivalent foreign degrees who want advanced study in topics such as international environmental policy, energy, public lands, and natural resources at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Requirements for international students pursuing the degree consist of the completion of a total of 24 credit hours with a cumulative B- average, including the 2-credit course Introduction to U.S. Law taken pass/fail, one 3 to 5 credit course in basic U.S. law, and the remaining 15 credits chosen from approved courses in environmental, natural resource, and international law (graduates of U.S. law schools must take 17 credits and do not have to take the foundation courses in U.S. law). In addition, a seminar requiring a writing and research project (which can also be applied to 15 credits) must be taken by the student prior to graduation. Alternatively, students can fulfill this seminar requirement by doing a thesis project of anywhere between 6 and 12 credits, with school approval.

University of Utah Law School LLM Student Body

The LLM program size is typically between 6 and 12 students. LLM students come from a variety of geographic and professional backgrounds, with citizens of India, Nepal, Peru, Croatia, Italy, Ghana, and all different regions of the United States, and practitioners, JAG attorneys, entrepreneurs, professors, government officials, and JD graduates making up the ranks.

University of Utah Law School LLM Admissions

Applications for the University of Utah LLM program must be submitted online through LSAC by January 31 in the year that the applicant wishes to start the program. The following materials must be submitted for a complete application:

  • Application form
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools
  • Statement of experience and interest
  • 3 Letters of evaluation, one from a professor
  • TOEFL score report

University of Utah Law School LLM Tuition

Check the school website for University of Utah law school LLM tuition rates.

University of Utah Law School LLM Scholarships

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law provides both merit-based and need-based scholarships, fellowships, and awards for academic achievement, some of which include financial recompense. View a full list of financial awards. For more information on scholarships for LLM students, take a look at our LLM Scholarships page.

University of Utah Law School LLM Employment

The University of Utah Professional Development Office makes a range of career resources available to students, including resume collections and on-campus recruiting, online job postings, as well as several Internet and print resources on different types of job opportunities available for law graduates.

University of Utah Law School LLM Contact

332 South 1400 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-581-6833
Fax: 801-581-6897
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