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UT Law — ITAM Joint Degree Program

The University of Texas School of Law has joined with the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) to offer a unique joint degree program for students to earn both a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas School of Law and a Licenciatura en Derecho from ITAM.

Students participating in the program will be well qualified to practice law at an international level, having gone through a complete course of study in both the U.S. and Mexican legal systems. Graduates of the program are academically eligible to sit for the bar examination in any U.S. jurisdiction and to file a license application before the Mexican Ministry of Education to be admitted to practice law in Mexico.

Eligibility to Apply

Applicants to the joint degree program must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) no later than February’s test administration and submit their applications postmarked by March 1. Additional requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled at ITAM and have completed their seventh semester of study.
  • Must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and submit an official score report. We require a minimum TOEFL score of 101 on the Internet-based test or a score of seven (7) or better on the IELTS. Scores cannot be older than two years.

The fall JD application becomes available in September of the year preceding entry. To access and download the form, go to ITAM Joint Degree application.

For general inquiries about the program, contact Claudia Alvarez Estrada at, the ITAM Program Coordinator.

For questions concerning the application process, contact the UT Law Admission Office at

An overview of financial aid opportunities available to international students can be found on the International Student and Scholar Services Financial Aid page.

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