Unit: Law
Program: Law (LLM)
Degree: Master's
Date: Tue Nov 03, 2009 - 7:09:00 am

1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).

The School of Law offers a Master of Laws (LLM) program to a small number of foreign-trained law professionals who desire to study American, international, and comparative law. The LLM program received official ABA acquiescence and Board of Regents approval in 2002, and admitted its first students in fall 2003. The Student Learning Outcomes of the LLM are to:

(1) receive basic education about, and gain general familiarity with, the legal system in the United States;

(2) become familiar with the roles, obligations, and skills of lawyers in the United States; and

(3) study and compare specialized law in the United States within each student's areas of interest or practice with the laws of each student's home country.

2) Where are your program's SLOs published?

Department Website URL: http://www.hawaii.edu/law/site-content/jd-program/student-learning-outcomes/index.html
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online:

3) Upload your program's current curriculum map(s) as a PDF.

No map submitted.

4) What percentage of courses have the course SLOs explicitly stated on the course syllabus, department website, or other publicly available document? (Check one)


5) State the SLO(s) that was Assessed, Targeted, or Studied

See question 6

6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity

How are students doing on their exams and other methods of assessing knowledge learned?

7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered

Review student grades

8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed

Individual instructors evaluate student exams and use other assessment tools.

9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected

10) Summarize the Actual Results

11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results

12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries

13) Use of Results/Program Modifications: State How the Program Used the Results --or-- Explain Planned Use of Results

14) Reflect on the Assessment Process

We should focus more specifically on developing a comprehensive assessment process and a curriculum map. Because we are undergoing a self study, we have quite a bit of data that will be used as part of a more structured strategic planning process.

15) Other Important Information

16) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Explain how your program/department has adapted its assessment of student learning in the on-campus program to assess student learning in the distance education program.

17) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Summarize the actual student learning assessment results that compare the achievement of students in the on-campus program to students in the distance education program.