Insurance Law LLM University of Connecticut UCONN - School of Law
Who Can Apply?
The Insurance Law LLM program will consider applicants holding an advanced degree in a related field who have demonstrated significant professional achievement relevant to pursuing the Insurance Law LLM.
Applicants to an LLM program should have a first law degree, whether a JD from an accredited U.S. law school or a law degree from a school outside the United States. Applicants having a primary language that is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. In certain cases and programs, you may apply to our programs without a first law degree. Please contact an admissions representative to learn more.
What to expect after you apply?
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, therefore candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Once you have submitted your application to UConn Law, you will be contacted for an admission interview. This interview will be conducted by phone, video conference, or in person.
Admission decisions are typically made in 2 weeks. The admissions committee considers the applicant's academic performance, intellectual curiosity, and professional experience. Students will be notified of the admissions decision by email.
For your application, we require the following pieces:
- Completed application questionnaire through LSAC
- A CV/resume
- A transcript from your first law institution
- Two letters of recommendation
- A personal statement
- A legal writing sample of about 5-8 pages
- Proof of English language proficiency (for most international candidates)
- An application fee of $75 USD paid directly to LSAC
Course of Study: Insurance Law LLM
The Law School courses pre-approved for the Insurance Law LLM are listed below. LAW7675 – Principles of Insurance is offered each semester and should be taken in the first semester. Students may petition for the inclusion of other courses, subject to the approval of the Director. All courses are open to LLM candidates as well as JD candidates, and only a few courses have prerequisites.
- LAW7675 – Principles of Insurance
Additionally, students who have a foreign law degree are required to take in the first semester:
- LAW7535 – U.S. Law and Legal Institutions
- LAW7585 – US Law and Legal Institutions: Research and Writing
- LAW7673 – Alternative Risk Management
- LAW7382 – Captive Insurance Law
- LAW7916 – Comparative Insurance Regulation
- LAW7680 – Comparative Regulation of Health Insurance Markets
- LAW7554 – Compliance: The Legal Perspective
- LAW7928 – Employee Benefits and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act
- LAW7691 – Health Care Financing
- LAW7865 – Health Law
- LAW7711 – Healthcare Liability Insurance
- LAW7357 – Insurance and Discrimination
- LAW7776 – Insurance Finance
- LAW7781 – Insurance Litigation, Current Issues and Trends
- LAW7717 – Insurance Regulation
- LAW7799 – Insurance Solvency Law and Regulation
- LAW7354 – Insurance, Current Issues In
- LAW7677 – International Business Transactions
- LAW7771 – Islamic Finance and Investment Law
- LAW7894 – Law and Economics
- LAW7786 – Law of Marine Insurance
- LAW7686 – Liability Insurance
- LAW7563 – Life Insurance, Annuities and Disability Income Insurance Law
- LAW7787 – Principles of Reinsurance
- LAW7790 – Property Insurance
- LAW7724 – Securities Regulation
- LAW7774 – Surety Law
- LAW7864 – Workers’ Compensation Law
Students may take up to six credits of related courses which will count towards the 24-credit minimum requirement.
- LAW7600 – Administrative Law
- LAW7739 – Antitrust and Trade Regulation
- LAW7639 – Bankruptcy
- LAW7884 – Bankruptcy, Advanced Topics
- LAW7942 – Comparative Health Systems
- LAW7825 – Consumer Protection Laws and Debt Collection
- LAW7636 – Corporate Finance
- LAW7655 – Employment Discrimination Law
- LAW7773 – Employment Law
- LAW7650 – Environmental Law
- LAW7594 – Food and Drug Law
- LAW7962 – International Trade Compliance
- LAW7984 – Law and Interpretation
- LAW7593 – Law and Public Health
- LAW7763 – Law and the Mental Health System
- LAW7932 – Tax Policy
- LAW7742 – Trusts and Estates
- LAW7505 – Contracts
- LAW7530 – Torts
English Language Requirements
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