FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We have collected and answered the most common questions we receive about the Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management. Please contact us with additional questions.
Do I need to take the LSAT?
No, applicants do not need to take the LSAT. Applicants must be registered with the LSAC to apply to the program.
The Application Process
How can I apply to Baylor Law's Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program?
The application process starts with a no-cost, no-commitment admission process that's designed for busy professionals. The first step is to submit your resume and statement of interest. Once submitted, you will be contacted to set up an interview with the directors of the program. After the interview, the candidate will be notified if you are accepted, as well as the amount of scholarship you have been awarded. As the final application step, you must complete the formal application process through the LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service. Please visit http://llm.lsac.org
to get started with your application.
What is the application deadline?
Baylor Law is now accepting applications for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 classes. The general application deadline is August 1, 2023, for the Fall 2023 cohort start.
Do you offer financial aid for Executive LL.M. students?
U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for federal, state, and private loans. Foreign students do not qualify for federal financial aid. Applicants are strongly encouraged to investigate other sources of support, such as government or employer grants, scholarships, and loans. Non-U.S. citizens may be able to apply for private loans with a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen. Please contact Katherine Sims at Katherine_Sims@baylor.edu
for more information.
Am I required to purchase health insurance?
U.S. citizens and permanent residents are not required to purchase health insurance through the University, but it is strongly recommended if they do not have other health insurance. Information is on the University Health Services website. International students must purchase the University's student health insurance. Enrollment is automatic and the fee is added directly to the student's fee bill.
When are admissions decisions made?
The Admissions Committee makes decisions on a rolling basis. We try to make decisions as quickly as possible. If it has been more than 6 weeks since your file was completed, please feel free to contact a member of the admissions team.
Can I take Executive LL.M. classes part time?
No, while Baylor Law's Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program is designed with the working professional in mind, all students are required to take 12 hours per trimester.
Is there a writing requirement?
Yes, you will complete a research project, on a litigation management topic chosen by you in conjunction with a faculty advisor and an outside advisor. Three credit hours (out of the program total of 36 credit hours) are granted for the research and writing project. You will produce a detailed written solution (in the format of a publishable legal article) to a selected problem existing in the management of litigation, whether the problem is identified from within your own organization, or in response to a problem identified and raised within the LL.M. program. Two months are specifically set aside without coursework to allow additional time for research and writing.
The Trimester System
When and where will I take classes?
The LL.M. program is a unique hybrid between flexible, online learning and intensive, on-campus learning. Two-thirds of the content is provided online for scheduling flexibility. The remaining coursework takes place in three intensive one-week segments on campus, working extensively with nationally recognized experts.
Where will I stay during on-campus portions of each trimester?
Baylor Law has reserved a block of hotels at the Marriott Courtyard Waco. Click here
for more information on rooms. In addition to having a reserved room, the Marriott will also provide perks such as breakfast, shuttle rides, and coupons for restaurants around town. For additional information about Waco, please click here
Do I need to have a car?
Although transportation around Waco is easier with a car, the hotel shuttle service will get you to and from the Waco airport, the hotel and the law school, and within a three-mile radius of the hotel. Waco also has Taxi and Uber services available for your convenience.
When should I apply?
International students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to allow enough time to get visas and other paperwork in order.