LLM in International Trade and Business Law Costs
Direct & Indirect Expenses
The information presented here is the University of Arizona's estimated cost of academic year expenses based on known direct charges (tuition and fees) and estimated indirect expenses, such as room and board, books, and supplies.
Direct Expenses for the LLM Program for the 2014–2015 Academic Year
Tuition and Fees (Regardless of Residency): $26,000
Estimated Indirect Expenses for the 2014–2015 Academic Year
Books and Supplies: $1,200
Total Estimated Indirect Expenses: $ 22,623
Financial assistance for tuition and fees is available, and should be requested by completing the scholarship request form. Scholarship awards range between $2,000 and $10,000 per student and are applied in equal parts to the Fall and Spring terms. These program awards reduce only full-time tuition/fees and will not apply to living expenses, and full tuition waivers are not available for any candidate. We strongly recommend those pursuing full tuition waivers consider alternative funding sources such as the U.S. government (Fulbright, IREX, etc.), their home country's government, or related industry.
It is anticipated that most LLM candidates will spend two semesters completing the program, but a candidate's stay in Tucson may range between 10–15 months.
Candidates are expected to complete their thesis/substantial paper by the end of the second term of their program. A maximum of three term extensions may be granted–requiring 1–3 units of enrollment (3 in Spring/Fall, 1 in Summer).
The formal academic year begins in the second or third week of August. However, foreign students arrive two weeks in advance of Fall term to participate in the UA International Student Orientation, and the Law College's orientation program. All LLM and SJD candidates are expected to spend their full time on study and research activities while enrolled at the James E. Rogers College of Law.
Students requiring an F1 or J1 visa must supply a financial guarantee covering the tuition and living expense amounts, adding additional amounts if planning to bring their family. Click Here for UA Graduate College information.
The State Bar
There is no guarantee that a graduate of the program will be eligible for or will pass the bar examination in any state, and the LLM program is not intended to prepare candidates for that examination. Currently, foreign lawyers with American LLM degrees may sit for the Bar in California and New York (unfortunately, LLM graduates are not eligible to sit for the Arizona Bar).