The Illinois LL.M. program is grounded in the learning partnership approach, where dedicated faculty and staff together with an exceptional J.D. student body introduce LL.M. candidates to U.S. law and professional life. It is a partnership where success will require a student who is committed to professional advancement and is prepared to work towards that goal.
Since 1897, the University of Illinois College of Law has offered students a rigorous, broad-ranging, and innovative legal education on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the worlds great research universities.
With an internationally renowned faculty, a rich and diverse curriculum, opportunities for professional training, and the resources of a world-class, comprehensive research university, Illinois Law features a first-rate academic program. The Illinois LL.M. program is designed to prepare students with or without any prior legal training to excel in their future professional careers.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
Admissions decisions are made separately from decisions regarding financial aid. An offer of admission does not guarantee that a student will receive financial aid and College of Law scholarships will not cover all expenses. All admitted candidates must be prepared to demonstrate that they can fully support themselves during the period of their studies in order to obtain a visa for entry into the United States. The University's Office of International Admissions will not process your application until the Declaration of Finances form and supporting documents have been received.
Illinois has tremendous breadth and depth in academics, with more than 150 undergraduate and more than 100 graduate and professional programs. A preeminent faculty propels many academic programs to be ranked among the best in the world. This emphasis on campuswide academic excellence has built Illinois' reputation as one of the nation's premier public universities.