Charlotte School of Law offers competitive pricing for a residential Master of Laws (LL.M.) program in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the southeast.  Information on available scholarships and tuition for the LL.M. in American Legal Studies can be found below.  If you have specific questions regarding financing the program, please email


Charlotte School of Law is pleased to offer full and partial tuition scholarships to exemplary, incoming LL.M. students. CharlotteLaw considers the applicant's history of academic achievement, capacity for leadership and cultural growth, and commitment to service and the study of law.  No additional application is required to be considered for any scholarships.  Your completed application to the LL.M. program will address your qualifications for scholarships.  The LL.M. in American Legal Studies application information may be found here.

LL.M. Ambassador Scholarship - Full-Tuition Scholarship

Charlotte School of Law places great emphasis on applicants who possess a demonstrated capacity and potential for academic excellence, cultural leadership, a commitment to the law, and serving the underserved in our community.  Characteristics of a Charlotte School of Law LL.M. Ambassador Scholarship recipient include:

  • First foreign degree in law
  • History of high academic achievement
  • Leadership experience and service
  • Personal accountability and professionalism
  • Ability to contribute to the practice, development, and study of law
  • Mastery of legal studies in English

Merit Scholarships - Partial-Tuition Scholarships

Charlotte School of Law may offer merit-based, partial tuition scholarships to incoming LL.M. students.  Merit Scholarships are awarded to entering students in recognition of their strong academic performance and potential for cultural leadership and service.

To be considered for either of the aforementioned scholarships, applicants must submit a completed Charlotte School of Law application through by the required application deadlines.


Tuition for the LL.M. program in Charlotte, North Carolina includes 24 credit hours of on-site, practice-ready education with professors that bring years of personal legal experience to the classroom. The LL.M. in American Legal Studies program tuition and fees remains very competitive in the current market.

Tuition is consistent for in-state residents, out-of-state residents, and international students.   Current tuition for the 2016 - 2017 academic year:
Tuition $26,132
General Fee $1,704
Student Bar Association Dues $84
Matriculation Fee $80
Total: $28,000

Students enrolled in the New York Track will also participate in the B.E.S.T. bar preparation program for an additional fee.

All tuition, fees, and debts must be satisfied within the drop/add period in order to avoid enrollment status change.

Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid may not be available to foreign, graduate level students in the U.S.  Most applicants to the LL.M. in American Legal Studies program will be expected to provide funding for their degree and living expenses from private or home government sources.

U.S. Citizens And Permanent Residents

The LL.M. in American Legal Studies is not eligible for federal financial aid.  Students may be eligible for private (non-federal) loans based on their ability to secure such loans through private lenders.

For more information about specific loans, please visit Financial Aid.

Non-Residents/International Students Living in the U.S.

Prospective students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. are not eligible for federal loans or funding. Non-residents/international students living in the U.S. should be prepared to pay the entire cost of their tuition and living expenses using personal or private sources from their home country.  Students without family in the U.S. may not be eligible to take out private loans from U.S. banks.


Additional Funding

Looking for additional funding? Postgrad Solutions now offers 15 bursaries (scholarships) across a number of subject areas. Click here to view more information and to apply.

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