Thank you for your interest in the unique International Trade and Business Law program offered by the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. We hope that these pages will provide you with all necessary information on the Master of Laws (LLM) and the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree programs.
The LLM program, in cooperation with the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, is designed to provide candidates (primarily lawyers trained outside of the U.S) with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to understand current developments in the areas of international trade and commercial law.
Applications are accepted year-round, but LLM candidates primarily begin their studies in the Fall term. Priority application deadline is March 15, with rolling acceptance afterward. Our program begins immediately following the International Student Orientation (about two weeks in advance of Fall term) with an intensive program in legal and academic writing, analysis and research.
We offer financial aid to our candidates in the form of Graduate Tuition Scholarships (GTS) that reduce tuition to resident cost. As our funding is limited, we encourage early and complete application submission. We also award program-specific funds through case-by-case evaluation, but are unable to provide full tuition waivers or funding for living expenses. For more information, click the "Admission" link on the left.
David A. Gantz
Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law
Director, International Trade and Business Law Program