Lead Trial Attorney, Donald J. Masten, L.L.C.
Executive LL.M. Graduate
“The LL.M. allows an individual to gain a knowledge of the law that would take them a very long time to figure out on their own. It’s a nice little condensed presentation of the subject matter that allows people to get a jump on the competition and to have a better knowledge set.”
The Baylor Law Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program is designed for attorneys who want to specialize in the innovative management of high-stakes or high-volume litigation. To be eligible for the program, you must be an attorney with at least three years of experience practicing law.
Yes, applicants must have earned a J.D. from an ABA-approved U.S. law school or the equivalent of a J.D. from an accredited law school or university in another country.
No, applicants do not need to take the LSAT. Applicants must be registered with the LSAC to apply to the program.
No, Baylor Law does not accept transfer credits in the LL.M. program due to the specialized nature of the Litigation Management curriculum.
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 to 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.
Baylor Law does not charge an application fee.
Yes, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your place in the Baylor Law Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program.
Yes, our admissions team will conduct short interviews with applicants. Contact Whitney McDougall at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview.
You may email any member of the admissions team with your addendum.
Contact a member of the admissions team, and we will change your information.
No, please send your recommendation letters through the LSAC LL.M. Credential Assembly Service. Please visit http://llm.lsac.org
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 Jenny Branson at Jenny_Branson@baylor.edu for more information.
All students are required to have a complete health form on file at the health center. Information will be provided in your acceptance packet. LL.M. students are eligible for services at the Health Center while registered in the current session. Dependents and/or spouses are not eligible for services at the Health Center. For information on health insurance, please visit: https://www.baylor.edu/health_center/index.php?id=13936.
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.
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.
Your online status checker will indicate whether a decision has been made. You will receive your admissions decision via mail.
The courses for next year are posted at https://llm.baylor.edu/curriculum/.
Several weeks before the start of each quarter, you will receive information about how to register for classes.
A due date for your tuition and fees will be included in your welcome packet. You may either pay up front or a 12 month payment plan. Please contact Jenny_Branson@baylor.edu for additional information.
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.
No, all classes during the residential portion of the trimesters are offered in the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center in Waco, TX.
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
The three-trimester program will be completed in 17 months.
How many credits are required to complete Baylor Law's Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program?
You are required to complete 36 trimester credit hours to complete the LL.M. program (equivalent of 24 semester hours).
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.
How much time should I budget each week for Baylor Law's Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program?
For much of the online portion of the program, you will create your own schedule. You should plan on spending approximately 10 hours per week working through the materials and studying. During the on-campus portions of each trimester, you should plan on an immersive experience that will saturate most of your time each day.
Baylor Law hosts a two-day mandatory orientation prior to the start of each new cohort.
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.
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.
International students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to allow enough time to get visas and other paperwork in order.
Yes, all higher education transcripts and awards of degrees must be translated into English and provided to LSAC.
Whether you will be required to demonstrate English proficiency will be handled on a case by case basis.