Executive LLM in U.S. Law

Overview

The UConn School of Law offers an Executive LLM degree in partnership with Hallym University of Graduate Studies in Seoul, South Korea. Students may pursue the Executive LLM only in combination with the Hallym two-year master’s program in Global Legal Practice, and may choose to study for the two degrees simultaneously or sequentially. Courses are taught in South Korea by Hallym and UConn Law faculty. Students who complete the degree program may be eligible to sit for the bar in some jurisdictions in the United States.

Student Resources

The University of Connecticut will provide students in the Executive LLM in U.S. Law program with an email account and an account with the online Student Administration System, which provides tools for students to manage and monitor their academic and financial relationship with the University.

Student Administration System
Students use the interactive tools in the Student Administration System from admission through graduation. The academic tools allow them to plan their course of study, enroll in classes, view grades, request transcripts, and apply for graduation. The financial tools allow them to view fee bills, make payments and enroll in a payment plan.
Learn more about the Student Administration System
 Learn more about the registration tool 

UConn NetID
Each student receives a NetID upon enrollment in a UConn degree program. The NetID allows access to the Student Administration System and other UConn resources. Information on obtaining and activating a NetID can be found at netid.uconn.edu/.

UConn Student Email
Each UConn student is given a university email account, powered by Google Apps for Education. UConn Law students are expected to use their UConn email for official communication with the law school. For support or assistance setting up your UConn Gmail account contact helpcenter@uconn.edu, or call +1 860-486-4357.

The West Law Education Network (TWEN)
Students use TWEN to view course materials, receive and submit online assignments, communicate with instructors and more. Access can be found at TWEN at lawschool.westlaw.com/twen.

Disability Services
The UConn Center for Students with Disabilities maintains a website with comprehensive information for students with disabilities.

Community Standards
As members of the UConn community, students are expected to adhere to the principles established in the student conduct code and other codes that address the integrity of the academic and intercultural community. Students are expected to engage with civility and in a spirit of inquiry that promotes personal growth while creating an environment that is healthy and safe for all community members.

Apply

To be eligible for admission to the Executive LLM program, applicants must be admitted to, attending or graduated from the Global Legal Practice program at HUGS. Students must also meet the UConn School of Law’s English proficiency standards. If a student in the Executive LLM program completes the requirements of the program before earning the Global Legal Practice degree from HUGS, the LLM degree will not be awarded until the HUGS degree is awarded.

The admissions committee considers the applicant's academic performance, intellectual curiosity and professional experience. Applicants should submit completed applications to executivellm@uconn.edu with all supporting documentation.

To apply:

  • Complete the application form.
  • Submit a personal statement describing your educational background, reasons for enrolling in the LLM program, planned course of study, and career goals.
  • Submit a two- to five-page writing sample in English.
  • Submit a current or final law school transcript from your degree-granting institution. The law degree should be the equivalent of the JD or LLB degree.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from present or former law professors or supervisors of your legal work.
  • Submit proof of language proficiency and pay the $75 USD application fee.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. All international student applications should generally be received by April 1 for summer or fall term enrollment, or November 1 for winter or spring term enrollment. Applications received before these dates will be given priority consideration. Admission decisions will generally be made within several weeks of the date when a full application is received.

Tuition and Fees

Students in the Executive LLM in U.S. Law program will be billed through their administrative accounts for each course, based on the number of credits involved. Students must also pay the university's institutional fees.

The fee for each credit is $1,215 for the 2019-20 academic year.

Fee Breakdown
Executive LLM in U.S. Law 2019-2020 Academic Year
Program Fees per Year
(12 credits per semester)
$29,160
University Fee $112
Technology Fee $150
SBA Fee $164
Transit Fee $40
Maintenance Fee $468
Total $30,094

There are several alternative payment methods. For international students, the most convenient may be the Western Union payment option, but students can review the bursar's website to select the payment method that best fits their needs.

The UConn School of Law Student Finance office maintains a repository of policies and forms. Questions regarding policies or how to complete forms should be directed to the Student Finance Office, One-Stop, 2nd Floor Library, law.studfin@uconn.edu or at 860-570-5147.

Contact

Students interested in the Executive LLM in U.S. Law should first contact Prof. Koo Hyun Lee (khleelaw@hallym.ac.kr) at Hallym University of Graduate Studies to learn more about the program and register for the university's global law program.

For specific questions in regards to the Executive LLM in U.S. Law, please email Carrianna Field at ExecutiveLLM@uconn.edu.

Course Information

The Course of Study

The Executive LLM in U.S. Law is a 24-credit degree focusing on foundational areas of U.S. law. There are two mandatory two-credit courses: United States Law and Legal Institutions and United States Law and Legal Institutions: Research and Writing. The schedule of courses will be set before the start of each summer term, from May to August, and each winter term, from December to February. Prior to each semester, the courses will be published on the Course Registration page. Students may choose the courses in which they enroll, but must take the required courses at the earliest point those courses are offered after the student's matriculation.

Registering for Courses

Students may register for Summer Term classes by filling out the online enrollment form. The form is accessible via the student’s UConn email address and NetID. Submission of this form constitutes a request for enrollment which, if granted, obligates the student to pay all associated fees. Students are required to formally withdraw from courses in a timely manner to avoid liability for these fees.