McGeorge School of Law

LLM Program Application Requirements

To be eligible to apply to one of our LLM programs, the applicant must present evidence of:

  • Graduation from a school of law approved by the American Bar Association; or
  • Admission to the Bar in a foreign jurisdiction, or of a state in the United States; or
  • Graduation from a faculty of law in a foreign country whose educational authority has authorized that faculty to issue degrees in law.
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We also accept applications through LSAC.

LLM Application Checklist

The application fee will be waived upon request for all LLM applicants. To receive a code for an application fee waiver, please contact

Applicants must submit the following documents via the online application system, GradCAS. Please click here for a downloadable checklist and some helpful hints about setting up your online account. Note: Application materials in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations.:

  • Official transcript(s) from all universities and colleges attended
    • Transcripts may be ordered through the GradCAS system, or send directly to us by post.
    • International applicants must submit an official English translation or certified evaluation of an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate school attended.
    • For applicants from countries in which a university will only release official transcripts to the student, the applicant may submit a photocopy if a notary or other official third party certifies that the photocopy is a true and correct copy of the original document.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Please submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Personal statement — Statements should address the following:
    • Relevant professional experience
    • Reason for application to the LLM program
    • Any additional significant information
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Letters of recommendation should be from academic or professional sources.
    • Contact information for recommenders can be entered in the GradCAS system, or letters may be sent directly to Graduate Law Admissions (see address in the "Contact Us" box on this page).
  • For non-native English speakers, proof of English proficiency:
    • Receipt of an undergraduate or graduate degree from an English language institution
    • Multi-year employment in a position which English is the primary language of communication; or
    • A minimum test score of 88 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Note: The F-1 student visa process may take two to three months. We encourage students to submit their application no later than June 1, 2018 (06/01/2018) to allow sufficient time for processing.

Note to all applicants: Working with an agent will not affect your chances of acceptance and scholarship. All applicants should disclose in their application materials if they are working with an agent. We encourage all applicants to communicate directly with us at


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