University of Houston Law Center - LL.M. Program Requirements

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of approved coursework.
  • Within 24 credits, meet the required grade point average and successfully complete the required number of concentration-specific credits.
  • Complete all program requirements within three years of admission and be continuously enrolled every fall and spring semester for a minimum of three credits.
  • Courses previously completed in a student's J.D. (or first law degree) program cannot   be credited toward meeting the LL.M. requirement.
  • Meet the writing requirement (if applicable).
  • All students who earned their law degree outside of the United States (Foreign Scholars, Foreign Scholars with Certificate or Concentration) must take Introduction to American Law and Lawyering Skills and Strategies.  Both courses are counted toward meeting the 24-credit program requirement. *

 

Program/Concentration

 

Total Credits

 

Required Coursework

Required Grade Point Average

 

Writing Requirement

 

Energy, Environment and Natural Resources LL.M.

 

24

15 credits of EENR coursework. *

2.5

Thesis Optional

 

Health Law LL.M.

 

24

 

18 credits of health coursework.*

2.5

Thesis Optional

 

Intellectual Property & Information Law LL.M.

 

24

 

15 credits of intellectual property and information law coursework.*

2.5

 

Thesis Optional

 

International Law LL.M.

 

24

15 credits of international law coursework.*

2.5

 

Thesis Optional

 

Tax LL.M.

 

24

 

18 credits of tax law courses.*

2.5

 

Thesis Optional

 

Foreign Scholars LL.M.

24

Two required courses*

2.0

None

Foreign Scholars LL.M.
With Certificate

24

Two required courses; 12 credits of certificate-specific coursework *

2.5

None