Texas Law-ITAM Combined Degree Program

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The University of Texas School of Law has joined with the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) to offer a unique combined degree program for students to earn both a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas School of Law and a Licenciatura en Derecho from ITAM.

Students participating in the program will be well qualified to practice law at an international level, having gone through a complete course of study in both the U.S. and Mexican legal systems. Graduates of the program are academically eligible to sit for the bar examination in any U.S. jurisdiction and to file a license application before the Mexican Ministry of Education to be admitted to practice law in Mexico.

For general inquiries about the program, contact the ITAM Program Coordinator, Claudia Alvarez Estrada, at claudia.alvarez.estrada@itam.mx.

For questions concerning the application process, contact the Texas Law Admission Office at admissions@law.utexas.edu.

How to Apply

Applicants to the combined degree program must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) no later than February’s test administration and submit their applications postmarked by March 1. Additional requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled at ITAM and have completed their seventh semester of study.
  • Must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and submit an official score report. We require a minimum TOEFL score of 101 on the Internet-based test or a score of seven (7) or better on the IELTS. Scores cannot be older than two years.

Financial Aid

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