LL.M. Program – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

LL.M. Program

This one-year program may enroll up to 8 foreign students per year and each student will be required to complete a minimum of 24 semester hours and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.7.  Other than the courses Introduction to American Law and Legal Research and Writing, the students must take one required first-year JD course.  LL.M. students may also take other courses offered in the JD program and have the opportunity to earn up to 6 hours by a written thesis supervised by a thesis advisor.   Further details are available from the Law School LL.M. faculty advisor or the Law School Registrar.

An LL.M. student may elect to apply for admission to the JD program.  To be eligible for consideration for admission, a student must have completed at least one required first-year JD course and the student’s grade in that course must be at or above the median.  To the extent an LL.M. student takes more than one required first year course, the student’s grade point average in those required courses must be at or above the median.  Admission to the JD program is not automatic; compliance with the above requirements merely allows a student to apply for admission to the JD program.  Students admitted to the JD program may either (1) waive their LL.M. degree and apply their LL.M. credit toward their JD degree, or (2) receive their LL.M. degree and take an additional 90 hours for their JD degree.  No credit for Introduction to American Law or Legal Research and Writing may be applied toward the JD degree.

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