Dannnye K. Holley, Dean and Professor of Law

LL.M. Program in Immigration and Naturalization Law

Vy Nguyen, Esq.Beginning in the fall of 2016, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law offered a fully approved LL.M. program focused on immigration and naturalization law. 

This is the first LL.M. program of its kind in the nation devoted to immigration and naturalization law.

The mission of the degree program is to further the law school’s commitment to excellence by providing specialized academic and practical legal training for law graduates, to equip them with an array of skills required to effectively practice, identify and solve complex problems, and participate in policy making in the field of immigration and naturalization law. 

The LL.M. degree is a natural complement to Thurgood Marshall School of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.) program, which already is heralded for its institutional reputation for expertise in the field, including the continual success of its Institute for International and Immigration Law launched in the fall of 2002. By offering an advanced degree in immigration and naturalization law, TMSL maximizes its reputation such that the law school impacts the evolution of the law and polices that shape immigration and naturalization law and its practice.

Application deadline: Applications for fall 2022 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program is full.

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Organizational Structure

Vy Nguyen, Esq.
Interim LL.M Director

Crystal Ridgley, MBA
Associate Dean of Admissions

Kayleigh Guerin
Coordinator of Admissions

Caprice Wright
Assistant Director of Admissions

Pearly Pendenque
LL.M. Office Administrator

Karen Percival
Financial Aid Counselor



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