International opportunities for students

Who can apply?

UniTrento students enrolled at least in the 4th year of the single-cycle master's degree course in Law, with the following requirements:

  • at least 180 registered credits in career with a wighted average of at least 26/30 
  • knowledge of English at C1 level, equivalent to: TOEFL with a score of at least 94 or IELTS Academic module with a minimum score of 7.0.

Why Maurer School of Law?

The agreement provides for the possibility for UniTrento students to obtain, at the end of two semesters of mobility at Indiana University at a reduced rate, also the American title of LL.M, valid in the States for passing the BAR exam for legal practice in some states.

What is the added value?

In Italy and abroad, a double degree is always an added value. Not only experts say it, it is enough to browse through the job offers to realize that companies and organizations are looking for international profiles and open-minded, able to work in multicultural teams and to face ever new global challenges.
Moreover, you can attend an American degree course with a reduction of 50% on the tuition fees. 
At Indiana University Maurer School of Law, you may specialize in one of six areas of law: business and commercial law, financial regulation and capital markets, intellectual property law, cybersecurity and information privacy law, international and comparative law & globalization, or American law. You can also join the Learning and Working (LAW) Program to gain valuable legal experience while completing your studies.
There are many optional and fun activities with current students during the orientation. Maurer LLM students take all but two of their classes together with American JD students. We are a small and welcoming law school where everyone is treated like family.
You can read a testimonial from a UniTrento student in the downloads.

What are the professional outlets?

The title of LL.M. is obtained after a year of study at the Indiana University Bloomington and certifies knowledge, at master level, of the law of the United States of America. The LLL.M. is a title appreciated in the legal professions market and by Italian and foreign employers, as, among other things, it proves that a student has been able to complete a course of study in legal subjects completely in English in a law school in the United States of America. The achievement of the title of LL.M. at a university accredited by the American Bar Association also allows you to participate in the Bar Exam and therefore, potentially, to practice law in some American states including New York and California, in compliance with the criteria established in each state  (see the BAR admission guide in the Useful Links).

What are the requirements at the time of application to Maurer School of Law?

  • at least 240 registered credits in career
  • conclude the admission process to Maurer School of Law by the deadline indicated by the American partners (usually the month of April prior to mobility), which involves sending the following documentation:
  • 1. English language certification (TOEFL or IELTS)
    2. Transcript of records (in English) of the exams taken and to be taken

Once formally admitted by Maurer School of Law, the student will receive the admission package with all the necessary information and, as soon as the willingness to take part in the program is confirmed, the I-20 form for the student visa application will be sent.

In order to obtain the visa, it will be necessary to show the Financial Certification, a form to be filled in with the help of a sponsor or family members in order to prove the support necessary for a year of study at the Indiana.

Please note that complete information and updates are to be checked on UniTrento call for applications and on the partner website

Lenght of the mobility

2 semesters. UniTrento students must attend orienteering activities and successfully complete the study plan (for at least 24 US credits with cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0). 

Study plan

An ad hoc study plan (Learning agreement) for each student must be agreed and approved in advance by both institutions and sent to the host university before the mobility within the month of March of each year.
In the August immediately preceding the first semester of the LL.M. there will be both an international and an orientation session.


At the end of the mobility at Maurer School of Law: return to UniTrento, completion of any missing exams and thesis defense. Once they have obtained the single-cycle master's degree from UniTrento, students are awarded the LL.M diploma.

Fees and scholarships

Indiana University Bloomington grants UniTrento students a tuition fees reduction of 25.000 USD for the LL.M. course which covers part of the fees amount (Useful Links). The exact amount will be communicated to you in a second time.
In addition to Indiana University fees reduction, the student can count on the UniTrento scholarship.

With the student ID card, students may use all city and IU campuses buses for free and have free access to all of our world-class sports facilities.
All incoming Maurer students are assigned a Student Ambassador, a current law student ready to help them with all aspects of moving to Bloomington an adjusting to life in the USA and at IU. Students must attend a two-day orientation session in which they register for classes and learn about American law school expectations and culture.

Educational qualification

At the end of the double degree program, students obtain two distinct second-cycle degrees:
  • by UniTrento: Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico in Giurisprudenza
  • by Maurer School of Law: LL.M. degree