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Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition costs and costs of living at Iowa are significantly lower than at peer institutions, please see this chart (and click on "International," if appropriate) for more information.  Tuition discounts (at the resident rate) are provided for students employed by faculty as research assistants, and many LLM students take advantage of this opportunity.

Admissions Requirements

The LLM degree is meant to build on a first degree in law.  The LLM program is deliberately kept small so that each student can receive substantial attention from the faculty.  Therefore, admission is competitive.  Although there are no rigid standards for class ranking or grade-point average, accepted applicants must present evidence of high academic potential and strong recommendations.

Academic Requirements

Educational requirements for the program are as follows:

Degree Overview

Each year the College of Law admits students to pursue studies leading to the LLM degree. We invite you to consider the ways in which our LLM might meet your needs. We provide practical training and a path to bar admission and opportunities for in-depth research in a world-class setting. Our comfortable environment and affordable cost of living mean our LLM students get high value and support. Please explore the options below and consider the Iowa LLM Advantages!

As a top public law school, The University of Iowa College of Law offers a great deal for prospective LLM students.