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The Mizzou LL.M. in American Law provides an introduction to the American legal system and U.S. legal practice for students who earned their first degree in law outside the United States. Beyond the 6 credit hours of required courses – introduction to U.S. law, professional responsibility, and legal research and writing – students can customize their study in fields such as intellectual property, commercial law, international law, and employment law.

Degrees Offered

American Law, Master of Laws

On Campus

Admission criteria

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available.

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 in JD program; 3.0 for graduate or advanced degree programs
  • First degree in law (J.D., LL.B. or equivalent) required for law practice or law teaching in the country in which law studies were pursued

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based10017171717
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the American Law Program

  • Professional resume (upload through online application)
  • Statement of purpose: 300-500 words stating reasons for pursuing this degree (upload through online application)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (use the form provided through our site)

Please visit http://law.missouri.edu/llm/admissions/ for further application instructions.