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Welcome to ELS, the world’s largest network of campus-based English language instruction and university preparation centers, with more than 60+ locations in the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and Malaysia. Each year, ELS places thousands of international students in university degree programs at over 650 universities accepting the successful completion of the advanced ELS curriculum as proof of English proficiency. In 2011, we celebrated our 50th year of leadership and saluted the more than 1,000,000 students from 175 countries who have learned English and enjoyed the experience of a lifetime with us.
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
The two-semester Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in United States Legal Studies at Texas Tech University School of Law is designed for graduates of foreign law schools who are interested in a formal program of study of the U.S. legal system. The American Bar Association (ABA) has blessed the establishment of our LL.M. Program, and has been approved by both the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges.
Located in Lubbock, Texas, the School of Law is part of the Texas Tech University system, which takes pride in being a major comprehensive research university with more than 100 master’s degree programs and over 50 doctoral programs.
The Value of an LL.M. Degree
As economic globalization continues to expand, the need for lawyers with international experience also grows. More and more U.S. law firms are looking to foreign international lawyers with U.S. LL.M.’s to staff offices in far-off lands various locations around the globe. In addition, more and more foreign international lawyers are finding that an LL.M. degree from a university in the United States is a necessary requirement to for future success in the practice of law in their home countries. We want to be your legal destination of choice, not just because we believe we can do a better job than most law schools, but because we appreciate that our J.D. students can benefit from your presence in the classroom and on our campus. We look forward to welcoming you as a candidate in the Master of Laws degree in United States Legal Studies at Texas Tech University School of Law.
What is Conditional Admission?
Institutions in the ELS University Conditional Admission Network offer conditional admission to students who are academically admissible based on the student’s academic record and other university and/or departmental and program requirements, but who have not yet demonstrated English proficiency. Your admission is “conditional” based upon satisfying English proficiency through completion of a specified level of the ELS English for Academic Purposes program and any other specific requirements prior to full admission. Once these requirements are fulfilled, you are able to fully matriculate. These requirements will be outlined on your Conditional Letter of Admission, and your selected ELS center will assist you in completing all of the necessary requirements for matriculation.
Additional matriculation requirements may include other required scores, for example, GMAT® or GRE® for graduate programs.
Our ELS University Partners will offer a Conditional Letter of Admission (CLA) detailing the additional requirements needed for matriculation. You and your family can be assured that you have a university placement and ELS registration prior to departing for the USA.
What is the Conditional Admission Process?
- Find a university via our University Finder
- Apply for university admission and enroll for English studies at ELS Language Centers with help from a local ELS authorized Counseling Agent.
- If you are an acceptable candidate for university admission, you receive a letter of “Conditional university admission subject to English proficiency and submission of any other required documentation for matriculation.”
- Study at any of the 60 ELS Centers in the USA to fulfill the university entrance requirement for English proficiency.
- Begin your university program!