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.
Fall 2020
Spring 2021
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We also accept applications through LSAC.

Priority Deadline

The priority deadline for the Fall 2020 Semester is Monday, March 30, 2020. After this date, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Having a complete application submitted on or before the priority deadline will guarantee you a decision within two weeks. After the priority deadline, decisions may take longer to process.
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.:

  • Transcripts from all Universities and Colleges Attended
    • Applicants must submit transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate school attended
      • Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded for admission review purposes
        • Please note an official transcript is required to be submitted directly to Graduate and International Programs (see address below) before the first day of class.
      • 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
  • Letters of recommendation
    • Please submit at least one original, signed letter of recommendation.
      • Only one letter is required, but two is preferred
    • 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 emailed directly to Graduate Law Admissions (see address below).
  • 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 not wait to submit their application 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


Contact the Graduate & International Programs Office
Email | 916.739.7019

Graduate Law Admissions
McGeorge School of Law
University of the Pacific
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817