Texas A&M LL.M. & MLS (formerly MJur) Programs

Texas A&M’s graduate law degrees provide you rigorous classroom and online instruction, experiential learning, practical drafting skills and a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities to prepare you for global success. Graduate students are immersed in the study of law alongside J.D. students in the classroom and in online learning.

Students in the LL.M. and MLS programs have the option to customize their degree plan and focus on a particular area of study.

Master of Laws (LL.M.) Programs: for Lawyers

Students who already hold a J.D. degree or a first law degree from a non-U.S. law school can choose from these 24-credit programs:

LL.M. programs:
  • General customizable program (in residence -- Fort Worth)
    Sample focused curricula options:
       • Business and Commercial Law
       • Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property (in residence -- Fort Worth)
  • International Tax curriculum (online)
  • Risk Management curriculum (online)
  • Wealth Management curriculum (online)

The General LL.M. degrees are customizable and designed for students who wish to develop a specialization in a particular area of law and international students seeking an understanding of U.S. law and procedure, including those who may wish to sit for the Texas Bar Examination.

The LL.M. in Intellectual Property is a structured program for lawyers seeking world-class instruction in copyright, trademark, patent and international IP law.

Master of Legal Studies Programs: for Non-Lawyers

(Formerly Master of Jurisprudence)

A law degree for non-lawyers: Built for working professionals, the customizable MLS degree provides non-lawyers with a valuable complement to their prior training and education. University graduates who seek legal education and training in a focused area but who do not plan to practice law can select from these 30-credit options:

MLS programs:

 
Texas A&M University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Texas A&M University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (sacscoc.org).

The Masters of Jurisprudence and Master of Laws degree programs have obtained acquiescence from the American Bar Association (ABA).