Admissions FAQs

When is my application due?

I am an American law student (or graduated from an American law school). May I apply for the LLM program at the UH Law School?

When will I know if I have been admitted?

When does the program begin?

May I attend part-time?

May I transfer into the JD program?

How much does the LLM program cost?

Is financial aid available?

Are scholarships available?

Does the Law School provide housing?

What distinguishes the Law School from other law schools?

Where can I buy UH merchandise?


When is my application due?

Please see How to Apply. We might consider late applications if spaces are available.

I am an American law student (or graduated from an American law school). May I apply for the LLM program at the UH Law School?

No. Our LLM program is open to persons who have earned a bachelor's degree in law outside the US and/or have been admitted to the practice of law outside the United States. Please see How to Apply for more information!

When will I know if I have been admitted?

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.

When does the program begin?

New students are admitted once a year for the fall semester (mid-August).

May I attend part-time?

No. We do not have a part-time LLM Program (there is a part-time JD program.). 

May I transfer into the 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.

How much does the LLM program cost?

Please see LLM Tuition.

Is financial aid available?

Please see Fellowships. 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. If you are looking for other financial assistance, please begin your search as soon as possible. Many deadlines are in October or November.

Are scholarships available?

Please see Fellowships.

Does the Law School provide housing?

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
Frear Hall
Honolulu, HI 96822-2350
(808) 956-8177
Fax (808) 956-5995
uhmsh@hawaii.edu

What distinguishes the Law School from other law schools?

  • 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.

Please see Quick Facts about the Law School for more information.

Where can I buy Law School and UH merchandise?

To purchase UH merchandise, please visit Rainbowtique.

Contact

Spencer Kimura '96

Director of LLM and Summer Programs
Phone
(808) 956-9038