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LL.M in Indigenous Peoples Law

On-Campus in Norman, OK

The LL.M in Indigenous Peoples Law program allows lawyers practicing Native American or Indigenous Peoples law to further their specialization, or is for lawyers that want to transition into an Indigenous Peoples law practice. Located in the heart of the original Indian Territory, OU Law provides an ideal environment for the study of Native American law and issues concerning indigenous peoples. Oklahoma contains nearly forty tribal nations and the second largest Native American population in the United States. Given their presence and the history of the region, Indian law affects virtually all areas of legal practice, making it a vibrant and growing field.

Recognized Leader in Native American Studies

Located at the heart of the original Indian territory, the University of Oklahoma has expertise in Native American studies across the university.

Faculty with Strong Indigenous Peoples Law Experience

Students in the program are taught by OU Law faculty and adjunct faculty carefully selected for their expertise in American Indian, Native American and Indigenous Peoples law.

Unique Student Experience

OU Law is very selective for the LL.M program and only admits about 20 students per start, which allows for a very personalized experience. LL.M. students work closely with the LL.M. advisor to build a program that fits their distinct interest in energy. This program is also not limited to the OU Law school but allows students to take relevant courses from other energy programs throughout the university.

Access to Native American Legal Resources

OU Law provides access to the Native American Law Student Association, the American Indian Law Review, numerous conferences on Native American law and joint career fairs with OU Native American Studies.

Program Financing

The LL.M in Indigenous Peoples Law is a selective program designed to educate the future leaders within the Indigenous Peoples legal practice. The team at OU Law makes every effort to help qualified candidates succeed in the program. Financial aid is available for US Citizens and eligible non-citizens.

The program is 24 credit hours and can be completed in one year of full-time study. The price for the program depends on the whether or not you are a resident of Oklahoma. In-state tuition is $473 per credit hour, out of state tuition is $820.50 per credit hour. In addition there are mandatory fees of $186 per credit hour and a once-a-semester fee of $5,101.50. Housing, books, and other living expenses are additional.

The LL.M in Indigenous Peoples Law is an investment in each student’s future, and OU makes every effort to see each qualified candidate is able to attend. Current students use many types of financing to cover their expenses, including scholarships and financial aid. To learn more, please fill out the form to speak with one of our enrollment counselors.

Applying to the Program

The LL.M. in Indigenous Peoples Law program is aimed to educate the leaders in the Native American and Indigenous Peoples community. The program has two starts per year, August and January, and we evaluate applications on a rolling admissions basis.

Students who wish to apply to the program are asked to:

  • Complete the Online Application (either through OU Law site or LSAC)
  • Submit an official transcript from all post secondary institutions you previously attended and any graduate institution you have attended
  • Write and submit a personal statement on your career goals and reasons for applying to the program
  • Submit a letter of recommendation
  • International students seeking a student visa may require additional documentation.  Please click the Request Information button at the top of the page to learn more.

All of this information will be considered as part of your application. Students do not need to submit any test scores, although foreign applicants may be required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to demonstrate proficiency in English sufficient to successfully complete the program

International applicants must also submit a copy of their passport and a copy of their US visa (if already living the United States). In addition, financial documentation to verify financial resources is also required.