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University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota was founded in 1851 and is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota in the United States. It is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system and has the fifth-largest undergraduate student body in the United States, with over 50,000 students.

The University maintains a presence throughout the state of Minnesota with five campuses and numerous research and outreach centers. Internationally, the University has partnered with countries such as China and India to collaborate in the areas of research, education, and business.

The University is often ranked among the top public research universities in the world and remains a place for research,critical thinking and debate about international issues such as climate change, poverty, and health care.

The law school

The University of Minnesota Law School combines one of America's best law schools with one of its leading cities.

The Law School is located near downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the banks of the picturesque Mississippi River. Annually recognised by leading publications as one of America's best cities, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to 19 Fortune 500 companies, federal and state government, numerous public interest and human rights organisations and world class arts and recreational opportunities.

Tuition fees

$25,324 Resident
$34,726 Non-resident
$6,152 fees (includes health insurance and laptop purchase with technology support)

Limited funding is available from the Law School for tuition only. Applicants requesting financial aid should include a separate statement with their application explaining their reasons for requesting assistance. All applications for financial aid will be considered after students are admitted to the program.

Entry Requirements

A passing TOEFL score is required for admission to the LL.M. program.

The minimum score required on the computer administered TOEFL exam is 213 (IBT: 79-80, PBT: 550), although strong preference is given to applicants with scores over 250.

The Program

The University of Minnesota Law School LLM program provides foreign lawyers with an academic experience which exposing them to a wide variety of legal skills and knowledge.

Each LLM student selects courses based upon area of interest. Upon arrival, LLM students meet with the Director of International Programs to develop an individual academic plan. Students may focus on international business transactions, intellectual property, human rights, or the practice of U.S. common law.

Once an academic plan is established, LLM students enroll in courses with upper division J.D. students. LLM students must successfully complete 24 credits over the academic year. There is no thesis requirement, but students must take one seminar course that is graded based on a substantial writing project.

The purpose of the LLM program is to introduce the American legal system to lawyers who have obtained a law degree from a law school outside of the United States.

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