Master of Laws Program FAQ
Please see How to Apply. We might consider late applications if spaces are available.
Yes! Our LLM program is open to applicants who have earned a law degree in the US or a foreign institution.
When an application is complete, the LLM admissions committee reviews it. Once the admissions committee has made a decision, we notify the applicant by email.
The program begins in mid-August and ends with graduation in mid-May, the following year.
No. We do not have a part-time LLM Program (there is a part-time JD program).
In rare cases, we allow exceptional LLM students to transfer into our JD program upon graduating from the LLM Program and without taking the LSAT. This is a case-by-case determination based upon the candidate’s academic performance during the year.
Please see LLM Tuition.
Please see Grants and Scholarships. You must have sufficient funds to cover your travel, living and educational expenses. University financial aid is only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Please visit the international student financial aid options. Please note that many deadlines are in October or November.
Please see Grants and Scholarships.
No. But there is limited dormitory-type housing on the University campus for professional students. Most law students prefer to live off-campus in shared houses or apartments. For both campus and off-campus housing information, please visit the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Student Housing Services website.
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Student Housing Services
2569 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822-2350
Fax (808) 956-5995
It is one of the only schools in the U.S. offering resources in Pacific-Asian legal studies, ocean law studies, and environmental studies. It has the largest and most diverse minority student population in the United States. It has admitted women in high percentages for more than 20 years. It is the only law school in Hawaiʻi. Its friendly atmosphere and excellent faculty make studying here intellectually and socially rewarding. To learn more about the Law School please visit our About Us page.
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For those planning to take the New York State Bar Examination, the Law School offers courses to meet the new requirements effective as of 2012-13. These courses include Introduction to American Law, Legal Research and Writing, and Professional Responsibility, so you can prepare for the NY bar examination while studying in Hawai‘i.
Whether or not you pursue a specialized certificate, LLM students may enroll in courses offered by the University’s other schools and departments. You may count up to six credits (usually two courses) taken outside the Law School towards the twenty-four credits required to obtain an LLM degree.