Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program

Lawyers from all over the world come to The University of Texas at Austin to expand the breadth and depth of their legal knowledge and invest in an internationally recognized Master of Laws. The LL.M. Program is selective and small, with 25 spots for each incoming class. LL.M. students from foreign countries and the U.S. are fully integrated into the academic life of the Law School, learning side by side with 880 J.D. students. The LL.M. class is global in reach, with students from 15 different countries in the Class of 2023, including 4 Fulbright students.

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The University of Texas School of Law offers a single LL.M. degree with seven different concentrations. Each degree concentration provides students with curricular flexibility and the opportunity to complete a specific course of study and obtain a certificate of specialization in that concentration. Texas Law has 307 faculty with over 125 areas of specialty and boasts a low student-faculty ratio. Students will have the opportunity to learn from and network with renowned scholars and practitioners in their area of study.

Areas of specialty among faculty

Texas Law is situated on the northeast quadrant of campus, a short walk to eight museums, two recreation centers with pools, and a football stadium. Law School facilities include two courtrooms; study lounges; state-of-the-art classrooms; a café; and the Tarlton Law Library, one of the largest academic law libraries in the world. Additionally, Texas Law has an unbeatable set of clinics, centers, programs, student-run journals, and student organizations that round out the law students’ legal education.

Finally, Texas Law is in Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World and the fastest-growing big city in the country. Technology companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, SpaceX, and Tesla have established major operations in Austin. Boasting 400 live music venues, 100 barbecue restaurants, 200 miles of urban hike and bike trails, and 300 sunny days each year, we say that Austin is the best place in the world to be a law student.