The primary goal of the LL.M. program is to provide young lawyers committed to public service with the benefits of a study program not otherwise available to them for financial reasons. However, the College of Law also offers the benefits of the program to a limited number of young lawyers with resources to finance their own education. Below are the program’s three categories of financial responsibility.
Full financial support
Highly qualified international attorneys whose experience demonstrates a commitment to public service who are accepted to the LL.M. program will be fully supported during their studies. Tuition and fees, books, room and board, travel, and a monthly stipend are all provided. Each year there are 8 to 12 fully funded positions available. These are highly competitive and require a well-documented record of public service.
Partial tuition scholarships
There are a limited number of half-tuition scholarships available for international attorneys who are not accepted with full financial support. The program encourages these applicants to seek financial support from their governments and other organizations with available resources.
American and developed democracy students
The program is open to a limited number of young lawyers from the United States and other developed democracies to study and live with the international students. These positions do not include financial support from the University, although the program will facilitate financial aid from other sources.
Projected costs for 2008-2009
Tuition and technology fees: $34,725.00
Housing : $4,935.00
(two-bedroom campus apartment, double occupancy)
Meal Plan: approximately $1,800.00
Books: approximately $1,800.00