For most foreign-trained lawyers, it makes sense to start their legal studies in the United States by completing an LLM degree. Iowa Law has long offered a Master of Laws (LLM) Program. Consider how the Iowa LLM might meet your needs.

The MSL degree is designed to provide an introduction to the legal system and a basic understanding of particular areas of law. The degree is intended primarily to educate students and professionals in other fields who do not wish to practice law but who need to recognize and respond effectively to legal issues arising in their work.

Students in the College of Law's LLM Program apply to, and receive their degree from the College of Law

Admission Requirements

U.S. law school graduates who apply for this degree must have a JD from a law school that is a member of the Association of American Law Schools or approved by the American Bar Association. Foreign-trained lawyers must have training equivalent to the U.S. JD degree.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester—May 1
  • Spring semester—not offered
  • Summer session—not offered

Apply

Master of Laws Program (LLM) Applicants must apply through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
To apply to our LLM Program, create an LLM account.

Contact Information

College of Law Admissions Office
The University of Iowa
280 Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1113
law-admissions@uiowa.edu
319-335-9095

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
admissions@uiowa.edu
319-335-1525