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Combined J.D./LL.M. Degree Programs
Qualified J.D. students will be permitted to apply up to 10 credit hours (12 with the permission of the Graduate Studies Committee) of UMKC graduate courses approved for this purpose toward an LL.M. (Taxation) or LL.M. (General) with Estate Planning Emphasis degree as well as toward a J.D. degree. This will allow students to earn such LL.M. on an accelerated basis, generally requiring only one additional semester (or two summer sessions) beyond that required for the J.D. degree.

The program is available to qualified students who begin their legal studies at the UMKC School of Law, who transfer to the school or who attend as visiting/certification students during their fifth or sixth semester of law study. For further information on admissions and combined degree requirements, contact the School of Law's Admissions Office or the programs by e-mail at