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.

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—April 1
  • Spring semester—not offered
  • Summer session—not offered

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.


College of Law Admissions Office
The University of Iowa
216 Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1113

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
108 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396