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LL.M. in Elder Law

The LL.M. in Elder Law builds on the strengths of the KU School of Law's existing elder law curriculum by expanding course offerings and clinical opportunities, and incorporating a faculty-supervised thesis focused on an elder law topic. The objective of the program is to produce graduates who are both knowledgeable and proficient in the law that affects elder citizens.

Qualified candidates must meet the following standards for admission:

  • a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
  • a minimum 2.5 GPA in J.D. course work (4.0 scale, potentially waivable if applicant has been out of law school more than 5 years)
  • other criteria, including a demonstrated interest in elder law and the potential to complete the program successfully

Once admitted, candidates may begin the program in the fall, spring or summer, although fall is preferred. The program may be completed on a part- or full-time basis.



Why KU
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  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 33 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,300+ alumni live in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 27th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 70 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • Nearly 800 employment interviews at law school, 2012-13
  • Top 25% for number of 2013 grads hired by the nation’s largest law firms
  • 20th: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at the 250 largest law firms