Prospective students who wish to learn more about the admission application process should read our comprehensive LL.M. Application Instructions. They can also be found at www.lsac.org. These Application Instructions contain an application checklist and detailed information regarding admissions criteria, the application review process, deadlines, and costs.
Before applying, each applicant must register with LSAC. Registration is free and valid for a five-year period beginning on the date LSAC processes it. To register, visit the LSAC Web site at www.lsac.org.
After registering with LSAC, prospective students must apply to the LL.M. program using the online application at www.lsac.org. All supporting documents, including resumes/curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation and personal statements must be sent to LSAC. Your transcripts and TOEFL or IELTS scores should also be sent directly to LSAC.
Only complete applications will be reviewed by the Law School’s LL.M. Admissions Committee. Applicants are encouraged to keep a copy of their application materials, as they will not be returned. Once you have completed your application you may check on the status by clicking here.
To be eligible for admission to the LL.M. program for foreign-trained lawyers, prospective students must:
- Hold the equivalent of a J.D. from a foreign university; and
- Have a minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 100 and a minimum of 25 on each of the four sections, or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0. For candidates whose native and working language is English and whose first degree in law is from a college or university in a country where both the language of instruction and the native language is English, the language proficiency examination requirement may be waived. For additional information, review the English Proficiency section of our LL.M. Application Instructions.
Please join us via your computer for an LL.M. Webinar in January.
LL.M. Admission Strategies – January 10, 2013, 9:00-9:45AM EST
This workshop explores the law school LL.M. admissions process: getting in and choosing the school that is right for you. If you are beginning to work on your admission application or are considering applying to law school for your LL.M. in the future, this is the program for you. Because the workshop focuses on the nuts and bolts of preparing an effective admission application, it is not designed for candidates who have already submitted an application for the next entering class.
The program covers:
- How the admission process works;
- How to prepare your application;
- What admission committees evaluate;
- Application strategies;
- The importance of letters of recommendation;
- How to approach the personal essay;
- Dealing with potential weaknesses;
- Avoiding admission mistakes; and
- When to apply.
There will be time allocated for questions at the end.
RSVP for this program. Please make sure to include your first name, last name, and your location