Are all US LLM's the same price?


capa
Hey everyone,

I was looking at afew US law schools and notice the price is usually US$25,000. Would this be the same for all law schools?

Are any more reasonable?

Out of curiosity, what is the most expensive? (if known).

Many thanks.
Hey everyone,

I was looking at afew US law schools and notice the price is usually US$25,000. Would this be the same for all law schools?

Are any more reasonable?

Out of curiosity, what is the most expensive? (if known).

Many thanks.
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Yps
They are all that expensive. Most expensive from what I saw is Northwestern. Stanford and Yale are also top-of-the-notch. Take a look at Austin, Texas and UW-Madison. They are cheaper. But in the case of Madison, this is bound to a research-only degree.
They are all that expensive. Most expensive from what I saw is Northwestern. Stanford and Yale are also top-of-the-notch. Take a look at Austin, Texas and UW-Madison. They are cheaper. But in the case of Madison, this is bound to a research-only degree.
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capa
Thanks very much for your reply. UW-Madison looks pretty good. Is it reputable in the States? I know of it so it must be okay.

Cheers from down under.
Thanks very much for your reply. UW-Madison looks pretty good. Is it reputable in the States? I know of it so it must be okay.

Cheers from down under.
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KYA
Unofortunately the inflation of tuition is so severe in U.S.

Many of private university law schools require you to pay arouns US$35,000 or more per year only for tuition in recent a few years.

Some public university law schools offer less than private schools. But top public university law schools like Michigan, UC-Berkeley and Virginia ask you to pay almost same prive with private university law schools. You need to consider around US$25,000 through US$28,000 for tuition if you think about some top notch schools among Top25 through 35 level institutions like University of Minnesota(Twin City), University of Illinois(Urbana-Champaign), University of Washington(Seattle), UCLA, UC-Davis, Indiana(Bloomington) and Wisconsin(Madison). Only Texas(Austin), perhaps supported by good Texan Oil Money, can offer much less tuition than other top notch public law schools' LL.M.

In addition to tuition, you should think about living cost. You may enjoy less living cost if you go to college towns like Urbana-Champaign(Illinois), Davis(UC-Davis), Bloomington(Indiana), Madison(Wisconsin) and Charlottsvile(Virginia). On the other hand, unfortunately Ann-Arbor(Michigan) is too close by Detroit. The situation of Berkley(UC-Berkeley) is the same in Bay Area of San Francisco, where the living cost is counted in the highest level of U.S. Minneapolis-St. Paul(Minnesota), Seattle(Washington) and Los Angeles(UCLA) and Texas(Austin) are also in urban areas with a little higher livign cost.
Unofortunately the inflation of tuition is so severe in U.S.

Many of private university law schools require you to pay arouns US$35,000 or more per year only for tuition in recent a few years.

Some public university law schools offer less than private schools. But top public university law schools like Michigan, UC-Berkeley and Virginia ask you to pay almost same prive with private university law schools. You need to consider around US$25,000 through US$28,000 for tuition if you think about some top notch schools among Top25 through 35 level institutions like University of Minnesota(Twin City), University of Illinois(Urbana-Champaign), University of Washington(Seattle), UCLA, UC-Davis, Indiana(Bloomington) and Wisconsin(Madison). Only Texas(Austin), perhaps supported by good Texan Oil Money, can offer much less tuition than other top notch public law schools' LL.M.

In addition to tuition, you should think about living cost. You may enjoy less living cost if you go to college towns like Urbana-Champaign(Illinois), Davis(UC-Davis), Bloomington(Indiana), Madison(Wisconsin) and Charlottsvile(Virginia). On the other hand, unfortunately Ann-Arbor(Michigan) is too close by Detroit. The situation of Berkley(UC-Berkeley) is the same in Bay Area of San Francisco, where the living cost is counted in the highest level of U.S. Minneapolis-St. Paul(Minnesota), Seattle(Washington) and Los Angeles(UCLA) and Texas(Austin) are also in urban areas with a little higher livign cost.
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astroturf
although there is no substitute for th accurate information regarding th tuition n other finances posted on each law school's website, US news provides some ides of how expensive or cheap education can be..
see http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/webextras/brief/sb_law_cost_private_brief.php
and
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/webextras/brief/sb_law_cost_public_brief.php

however thez are costs of a JD degree and llm tuition may not b th same (tho JD costs give u a fairly accurate idea of th costs involved)..
although there is no substitute for th accurate information regarding th tuition n other finances posted on each law school's website, US news provides some ides of how expensive or cheap education can be..
see http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/webextras/brief/sb_law_cost_private_brief.php
and
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/webextras/brief/sb_law_cost_public_brief.php

however thez are costs of a JD degree and llm tuition may not b th same (tho JD costs give u a fairly accurate idea of th costs involved)..
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capa
Thanks very much for your help - will check it out!
Thanks very much for your help - will check it out!
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pra608
LL.M. of UW-Madison is a reserch program (only for the students who wants to persue SJD.). However, the coures-based program is MLI (Master of Legal Institution) which is exactly as same as LL.M. of other University's LL.M. It is also approved by
ABA and is elegible for taking NY bar exam.

I am a current MLI student.

However, this program prefer an applicant from far east such as China, Taiwan or Korea.
LL.M. of UW-Madison is a reserch program (only for the students who wants to persue SJD.). However, the coures-based program is MLI (Master of Legal Institution) which is exactly as same as LL.M. of other University's LL.M. It is also approved by
ABA and is elegible for taking NY bar exam.

I am a current MLI student.

However, this program prefer an applicant from far east such as China, Taiwan or Korea.

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Pedroq
You may find "less expensive" options of LL.Ms in the State of Florida. Besides, in order to encourage participation by law graduates from Latin American countries, the local Government may qualify you to matriculate at resident tuition rates.
You may find "less expensive" options of LL.Ms in the State of Florida. Besides, in order to encourage participation by law graduates from Latin American countries, the local Government may qualify you to matriculate at resident tuition rates.
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MikeL
Akron and Cleveland State (both in Ohio) have low tuition fees, something from 7,000 to 9,000 USD per semester.
Akron and Cleveland State (both in Ohio) have low tuition fees, something from 7,000 to 9,000 USD per semester.
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Arnauld C.
Akron is only an option for IP people (they only offer an LLM in IP). According to their website, they are still accepting applications for 2005, so hurry up ;-)
Akron is only an option for IP people (they only offer an LLM in IP). According to their website, they are still accepting applications for 2005, so hurry up ;-)
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Fley
Hey Mikel, where did you find this price?Because I checked on Cleveland State website and the prices for part time are a bit more expensive!
Do you study there?
Hey Mikel, where did you find this price?Because I checked on Cleveland State website and the prices for part time are a bit more expensive!
Do you study there?
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Fley
Did you find a reasenable LLM in Cleveland?
Did you find a reasenable LLM in Cleveland?
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Mint
For northwestern U's and NYU's LLM program, the tuition fee is almost 39,000 USD per year. American students and international students also pay the same price.
For northwestern U's and NYU's LLM program, the tuition fee is almost 39,000 USD per year. American students and international students also pay the same price.
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hannenyh
What about finding a school that might give you a partial tuition waiver? I e-mailed a with several top 50 schools, and found out which school's might do this. Also, living costs might save you a lot. Like living in the south and/or smaller cities. It is possible to make it cheaper!
What about finding a school that might give you a partial tuition waiver? I e-mailed a with several top 50 schools, and found out which school's might do this. Also, living costs might save you a lot. Like living in the south and/or smaller cities. It is possible to make it cheaper!
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maribarun
Hello everyone. I am also interested in doing an LLM in USA next year, with my husband, but we can´t afford to pay two LLM´s, so we were considering other options: maybe I could do an internship, post graduate courses, etc. Nevertheless, I have been researching and someone told me that Financial Aid could by an interesting option (for example, if the both of us pay a 1 1/2 tuition, or something like that.) Someone else also told me about the tuition waiver, and about some institutions to which you pay (about US$ 3,000) and they get you accepted in one of the universities you want, and also get you the tuition waiver... have you heard about that? do you have any idea of other options?

Thanks!

Mariana.
Hello everyone. I am also interested in doing an LLM in USA next year, with my husband, but we can´t afford to pay two LLM´s, so we were considering other options: maybe I could do an internship, post graduate courses, etc. Nevertheless, I have been researching and someone told me that Financial Aid could by an interesting option (for example, if the both of us pay a 1 1/2 tuition, or something like that.) Someone else also told me about the tuition waiver, and about some institutions to which you pay (about US$ 3,000) and they get you accepted in one of the universities you want, and also get you the tuition waiver... have you heard about that? do you have any idea of other options?

Thanks!

Mariana.
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richardvf
Many schools will offer top applicants generous scholarships. I know one foreign law graduate attending a mid ranked school who received a full tuition scholarship.
Many schools will offer top applicants generous scholarships. I know one foreign law graduate attending a mid ranked school who received a full tuition scholarship.
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ferarg
Does anyone know which universities (that are not located in Texas State) are cheaper ? I need something like no more of 25.000 USD for Tuition. Any suggestions? Thanks
Does anyone know which universities (that are not located in Texas State) are cheaper ? I need something like no more of 25.000 USD for Tuition. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Hi Mariana,
Did you find what you´re looking for?
Hi Mariana,
Did you find what you´re looking for?
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ceeder
Hello guys
I'm thinking about doing LLM in US
I'm from Eastern Europe(Poland)
I took part in Work& Travel twice
I've got a few questions if someone may answer them -thanks a lot
Firstly does it make a big difference which University you study on, for example is the level on the University from top 10 much more bigger then on the University which is on 30 position( but is cheaper which is very important for me)
Secondly is it possible to work during the studies- are there many classes during the semester
What I should look at during choosing the Univeristy
What are your impressions about doing LLM in US

Thanks for all replies
Hello guys
I'm thinking about doing LLM in US
I'm from Eastern Europe(Poland)
I took part in Work& Travel twice
I've got a few questions if someone may answer them -thanks a lot
Firstly does it make a big difference which University you study on, for example is the level on the University from top 10 much more bigger then on the University which is on 30 position( but is cheaper which is very important for me)
Secondly is it possible to work during the studies- are there many classes during the semester
What I should look at during choosing the Univeristy
What are your impressions about doing LLM in US

Thanks for all replies
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MMend
Hi Ceeder,

As regards your first question my answers would be as follows:

(i) When you are attending a highly ranked law school chances are bigger that you will gain a more superb education than while being a student at "x'th tier" school.
(ii) Although please note that employment perspectives of an LL.M. graduate (even of the most demanding law schools) at times (to put it mildly) are not quite bright and now, in the very midst of a recession, seems to be even more dismal and you have to take into consideration the way a future hiring partner will evaluate your qualifications.
(iii) It's quite a rule of thumb the more higher a school's place in ranking the bigger are chances that its scholarships' and subsidized loans' program for LL.M. students is more comprehensive. Thus, sometimes it's cheaper to attend a more prestigious school.

With respect to your second query my answer is rather simple except for very limited circumstances it's forbidden for an F-1 holder (student type visa) to work while pursuing his/her course of studies.

And finally regarding your last question, I can't help you here, for I'm yet to embark on my LL.M :)

Good Luck!!!
Hi Ceeder,

As regards your first question my answers would be as follows:

(i) When you are attending a highly ranked law school chances are bigger that you will gain a more superb education than while being a student at "x'th tier" school.
(ii) Although please note that employment perspectives of an LL.M. graduate (even of the most demanding law schools) at times (to put it mildly) are not quite bright and now, in the very midst of a recession, seems to be even more dismal and you have to take into consideration the way a future hiring partner will evaluate your qualifications.
(iii) It's quite a rule of thumb – the more higher a school's place in ranking the bigger are chances that its scholarships' and subsidized loans' program for LL.M. students is more comprehensive. Thus, sometimes it's cheaper to attend a more prestigious school.

With respect to your second query my answer is rather simple – except for very limited circumstances it's forbidden for an F-1 holder (student type visa) to work while pursuing his/her course of studies.

And finally regarding your last question, I can't help you here, for I'm yet to embark on my LL.M… :)

Good Luck!!!
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