The University of Alabama School of Law offers a highly selective one-year master’s degree program (LL.M.) for students who already have completed their basic legal education and earned a law degree in another country. The program is offered in residence at The University of Alabama of Law. 

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Admissions Committee of the Law School will review all applications for admission. The Committee will evaluate each candidate based on the likelihood of success in the program.

Required Documents Include: 

  • Master of Laws application, dated and signed along with the application fee. 
  • Personal Statement containing personal background, reasons for applying to the program, and career goals. 
  • Transcripts, certificates, and diplomas from all colleges and/or universities attended. Transcript evaluation. 
  • A resume showing full employment, honors, and activities. 
  • One letter of recommendation from the dean or a professor of the university where the first law degree was obtained. 
  • Completed Student F-1 1-20/J-1 DS-2019 Request Form
  • Code of Conduct Information and any supplementary documentation
  • Official TOEFL report or IELTS score if language of instruction was not English submitted from the testing service. 
  • Copy of the front and back of resident card or visa. 

The Law School begins accepting applications on September 1st in the year prior to the year in which you wish to enroll.

Degree Requirements 

Candidates are required to take LAW 686 Law In The United States and 24 hours of additional coursework. 

Code and Title Hours
Required Course
LAW 686Law In The United States2-3
Elective Courses24
LAW 600 to LAW 853
Total Hours26-27