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Stetson University

Stetson University Park, Gulfport, FL 33707, USA
Stetson University was founded in 1883 and is primarily located on its DeLand campus, just 25 miles from Daytona Beach and 35 miles from Orlando. Stetson's DeLand campus has 195 full-time faculty members, 95 percent of whom hold Ph.D. or equivalent degrees and who teach all undergraduate classes. Its student/faculty ratio is an impressive 11-to-1. Stetson has over 2,000 undergraduates from both across the United States and around the world. There are more than 60 majors and minors at the university which lead to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education or Bachelor of Business Administration degrees. Master's degrees are offered by the School of Business Administration in Accounting and Business Administration, and by the College of Arts & Sciences in Education, English and Counseling. The Juris Doctor, Master of Laws and Master of Jurisprudence degrees are offered by the College of Law. Stetson undergraduates who meet challenging academic requirements are guaranteed admission to Stetson's Juris Doctor program. A dual Juris Doctor-Master of Business Administration (JD-MBA) program with the School of Business Administration allows students to earn both degrees in a shorter time than would otherwise be required. Stetson University offers semester-long study abroad programs in Spain, France, Germany, Mexico, England, Scotland, Russia and China, as well as summer programs in Mexico, Austria and Germany, and faculty-led programs worldwide.

The Law School

Stetson University College of Law was founded in 1900 as Florida’s first law school. The school has educated numerous qualified lawyers, judges and other leaders for 110 years.

In 1954, the College moved from Stetson’s main campus in DeLand to Gulfport, nestled in one of the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The College of Law opened a satellite campus in downtown Tampa in 2004.

Stetson is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1931. There are approximately 900 full-time J.D. students enrolled at the school and over 200 part-time J.D. students.

Tuition Fees

$33,000 (full-time)

The Program

International Law LLM

The Master of Laws (LLM) in International Law program is an intensive one-year course that leads to an advanced legal degree in International Law with concentrations in International Public Law or International Private Law.

Stetson offers a special two-week orientation course to foreign-trained attorneys enrolled in the LLM program designed to facilitate the process of understanding and overcoming the challenges of the study of law in a different legal and educational system. This course provides the students with the necessary tools to succeed in a U.S. law school.

Candidates for the LLM degree must satisfactorily complete two full academic semesters for a total of at least 24 credit hours. The first semester's curriculum includes two special courses designed exclusively for foreign trained attorneys: United States Legal Systems and United States Legal Research and Writing.

Elder Law LLM

The Elder Law LLM program is designed as a three-semester (fall, spring, fall) course of study through electronic education that leads to an advanced legal degree in Elder Law. Candidates for the LLM degree must satisfactorily complete at least 25 credit hours.

The school's website currently indicates that there are 17 students enrolled in the LLM program in International Law, representing seven countries and approximately 40 students enrolled in the online LLM program in Elder Law.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission to the LLM Program must have received their first law degree at an ABA-accredited law school or at a law school approved by the appropriate authority in a country other than the United States.

In addition, the Graduate and International Programs Committee may in its discretion, admit applicants with law or law-related degrees, practicing lawyers and applicants which the Committee determines to have comparable credentials. Foreign applicants must submit the legal credentials that apply in their respective countries of origin. All applicants must demonstrate strong academic achievement and must be proficient in the English language.