Graduate Program in Family Law Degree Requirements

To earn the LL.M. degree, students must complete 24 credit hours of course work in the Graduate Program in Family Law, including an externship requirement of 9 credit hours. Part-time students who do not wish to complete the program in one year may take up to three years to complete the requirements. With permission, part-time students may not have to complete the externship, but they will have to complete other courses in lieu of the externship.

In order to receive the LL.M. degree in family law, a student must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.500 upon completion of the 24 credit hours of study in the program. A student whose cumulative grade point average upon such completion is less than 2.500 cannot receive the degree.

All classes meet once a week, Monday through Thursday evenings. Students may schedule their Independent Research during the academic year or during the summer.


Classes for the fall semester begin Monday, August 22, 2011. Classes for the spring semester begin Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

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