Opportunity to Earn U.S. LL.M. Degree in Half the Time and at Half the Price

Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas is one of the International Student Exchange Partners with whom the Vytautas Magnus University is affiliated.  Students that participate in the Exchange Program with Texas Tech can now take advantage of an Advanced Standing program implemented by Texas Tech, which allows such participants to qualify for an LL.M. degree in half of the time that would normally be required and at half the cost.

Texas Tech University is a comprehensive research university with more than 100 master’s degree programs and fifty doctoral programs.  Their Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Legal Studies is a two-semester, 24-credit program designed for foreign law graduates interested in a formal program of study of the U.S. legal system.  One of the innovative features of the program is their “Advanced Standing” admissions system in which they allow Vytautas Magnus University exchange students to apply up to twelve credit hours of law-school coursework completed while an Exchange Student towards a future LL.M. degree.  When combined with Texas Tech’s very competitive tuition rate of $18,756, Vytautas Magnus University students can earn an LL.M. degree with only one additional semester of study and pay as little as $9,378.

Vytautas Magnus University students that have not attended Texas Tech’s Exchange program can still take advantage of their Advanced Standing admissions system, but only for a maximum of 6 credits (one-fourth of the required credits for an LL.M. degree).  Vytautas Magnus University students who do not participate in the Texas Tech Exchange Program, but who have taken courses in American Law at Vytautas Magnus University or another approved institution can request that they be given as much as 6 credits of advanced standing towards the 24-credits required for award of an LL.M. degree.  In this case the cost of the LL.M. would be approximately $15,067.

The attached document explains the details of Texas Tech’s Advanced Standing program in more detail, and you can also find the information at:  http://www.law.ttu.edu/acp/academics/LLM/Scholarships/#advance

Students interested in participating in Texas Tech’s Semester Exchange Program or interested in pursuing an LL.M. in the United States are encouraged to visit their website (www.law.ttu.edu/llm) or contact them directly at the following email address:  LLM.law@ttu.edu

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