The Oregon Master of Laws Program (LL.M.) Admission Application

The Oregon Master of Laws Program (LL.M.) Admission Application

The University of Oregon intends to hold all classes in-person during the fall semester while ensuring our students' safety by following the government health and safety regulations.

The Oregon Master of Laws program is designed for law school graduates and lawyers who desire to continue their legal studies for professional advancement, in-depth study in a particular concentration or development of a new practice area. We are delighted that you are considering Oregon Law to continue your legal education and look forward to receiving your application.

Oregon Law offers four concentrations of study under the general Oregon Master of Laws (LL.M.) program:

Environmental and Natural Resources Law – This program focuses on public interest environmental law and innovations in environmental legal education. Oregon Law pioneered the earliest academic curriculum in public interest environmental law in the United States. Oregon Law's environmental and natural resources law courses provide students with an opportunity to study the regulatory mechanisms of environmental law, to learn emerging problem-solving tools in cutting-edge courses, and to gain practical training in skills-based courses.

Business Law – This program is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of core concepts and practices of U.S. business law and to provide an opportunity to study advanced complex transactional, tax and regulatory matters. Students may select elective courses from a wide array of business offerings, including corporate and finance law, green business, international business transactions, intellectual property and tax law.

Conflict and Dispute Resolution -- This program is designed to provide an understanding of principals and practices of conflict and dispute resolution and to provide an opportunity to study negotiation, mediation, arbitration, settlement and facilitation and to explore dispute resolution strategies in litigation.

American Law – This program is designed primarily for lawyers and individuals who have completed a first degree in law from a non-U.S. institution of higher education and desire to develop or further their understanding of the fundamentals of U.S. law for their professional endeavors or multi-jurisdictional practice.

Admissions

LL.M. students normally have a J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school or a law degree from a non-U.S. program of legal education. Admission requires a strong academic record, legal research and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in the LL.M. concentration to which the applicant is applying.

We warmly welcome international applicants. Non-native English speakers must ordinarily satisfy the University of Oregon’s Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) standard for graduate student admission with a score of at least 600 on the paper test, 250 on the computer test, or 100 on the Internet-based test. An IELTS score of 7.0 is also acceptable.

Costs and Financial Aid

Estimated LL.M. program tuition and fees for 2018 – 2019 are $43,482 and may be found here. Tuition and fee schedules are subject to revision each year, and final determination on the amounts is generally available each spring. One time matriculation and commencement event fees are not included in the estimated fees and are approximately $580 for 2018 – 2019. International students must have health insurance (unless a student's insurance meets the University of Oregon health insurance waiver criteria), which costs about $2,562 for 2018-2019 academic year. Please visit the University of Oregon Health Center website for current insurance information. The estimated cost of living (e.g. rent, utilities) and personal expenses during the academic year (2 semesters) is $14,250 and depends on each student’s individual needs. The estimated cost for books and supplies for the academic year is $1,146. Students must bring a laptop computer, or may purchase a computer through the University.

Financial aid loans may be available for U.S. citizens, permanent residents and eligible non-citizens. For U.S. citizens, permanent residents and eligible non-citizens who are seeking loans, please submit and file financial aid forms at the earliest possible date; do not wait until you have received an offer of admission. Financial aid is a separate process from admission. Applicants who intend to utilize federal financial aid to help pay the cost of attending the School of Law must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are encouraged to apply online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Paper worksheets may be obtained from the University of Oregon Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (http://financialaid.uoregon.edu). For information about financial aid loans, the FAFSA and eligibility, contact the University of Oregon Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship at +1 (541) 346-3221, (800)-760-6953. Additional contact information for the University of Oregon Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship is available at https://financialaid.uoregon.edu/contact.

Academic Calendar

Semesters begin in mid-January and late August (international students usually take a class in American Law in early August, prior to the start of the regular semester). A two-week final exam period follows the end of each semester. The main graduation ceremony is in mid-May, but students may also graduate in mid-December.

Admission Process - Application Submission

The Oregon Law LL.M. Application and supporting documents should be submitted to the Oregon LL.M. Program by mail or courier service and should be sent to the address below. Most application materials may also be submitted by email. Official college and university transcripts and TOEFL/IELTS scores should be submitted directly to Oregon Law by mail or courier service. If you accept an offer of admission, you must submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit of $500 within three weeks after notification of admission to hold your place in the class. The deposit will be credited toward the LL.M. tuition.

Questions

For more information about the Oregon LL.M. Program or to submit your Oregon LL.M. Application please contact:

LL.M. Program Director University of Oregon School of Law 1221 University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon 97403-1221 USA Tel: +1 541 346 3835 Fax: +1 541 346 1564 E-mail: llminfo@uoregon.edu Web: https://law.uoregon.edu/ programs/LLM

The University of Oregon School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Deadline

Decisions on applications are made on a rolling basis until the class is full. If possible, submit applications by October 15 for the January start date and March 15 for the August start date.