Master of Laws Program Offers New, First-of-its-kind Concentration

The University of Texas School of Law announced a new concentration in the Master of Laws Program in Human Rights & Comparative Constitutional Law. The LL.M. concentration, offered in cooperation with the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, is the first in the world that combines these two fields.

It will provide students with a robust, critical and comparative foundation in both human rights and constitutional law. It will also offer students a comprehensive understanding of contemporary human rights practices, including uses of constitutional law in both domestic and international settings. This concentration is open to students with a foreign law degree and students with a J.D.

The new concentration builds on two strengths of UT Law — its constitutional law faculty, who are often considered to be among the best in the country, and the internationally recognized Rapoport Center, which serves as a focal point at the university for critical, interdisciplinary analysis and practice of human rights and social justice. The Rapoport Center includes more than 100 affiliated faculty members from across campus and collaborates closely with a number of other acclaimed centers.

Each student may design an individual course of study tailored to his or her academic and professional interests, taking advantage of extensive curricular and clinical offerings, devoted interdisciplinary faculty and ongoing research projects and working groups at the Rapoport Center.

UT Law offers a single, internationally recognized LL.M. degree with six different concentrations. Applications for all LL.M. concentrations are being accepted now for 2014-15. Additional information about the LL.M. degree concentrations and requirements is available online.