University of IllinoisThe University of Illinois is a public American university which comprises 17 different colleges that offer more than 150 programs of study. The campus consists of nearly 1,500 acres in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, and is home to some of the highest-ranked engineering, computer science and accounting programs in the United States.
The student body consists of over 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 127 nations. Of these, 30,895 were undergraduates and 11,431 were graduate students.
The University of Illinois is located in or near the vibrant city of Chicago and is a world leader in teaching and research. Among its alumni, the University boasts several Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners and Olympic medalists.
The law school
The College of Law at the University of Illinois is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 public law schools.
The College was established in 1897 and is currently located at the Urbana-Champaign campus and boasts all the resources one would expect of an internationally-renowned university including housing the 14th largest academic law library in the US.
The College specialises in diverse areas of law and produces many critically acclaimed journals including the University of Illinois Law Review, and the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy.
Estimated tuition for the LLM is approximately US$49,000. Living costs are estimated to be an additional US$ 17,000. In order to secure a visa, students must be able to show that they have sufficient funds to cover both academic and living expenses.
Applicants must complete an on-line application form and submit a statement of purpose, 3 written references, a CV, supporting financial documentation and proof of English Language proficiency.
There is also a US$75 application fee.
Students enrolled on the LLM at the University of Illinois benefit from the experience gained at one of the oldest LLM courses in the US.
An average of about 50 students are admitted to the courses each year and they are fully integrated into and benefit from the J.D. Community as all classes are taken with the JD students.
All international students are required to take part in a mandatory 3 week introductory program designed with the aim of introducing the student to US law and studying in the US.