LL.M. degree candidates must have completed a law degree at an ABA accredited law school in the United States; earned an equivalent degree at a duly accredited foreign university; be otherwise qualified to practice law in a foreign country; or possess the equivalent thereof as determined by the LL.M. Admissions Committee.
All candidates for whom English is not their primary language must demonstrate sufficient English proficiency in one of the following ways:
Submission of adequate test scores from a standardized English proficiency exam, including:
TOEFL score of 550 or above (paper), 79 or above (internet based), or 213 or above (computer based); or
IELTS score of 6.5 or higher; or
China National Legal English Certification Test Score of 130 or higher
Submission of a writing sample for review by the LL.M. Director and/or LL.M. Admissions Committee, as well as completion of a telephone/videoconference interview with the LL.M. Program Director or other LL.M. Admissions Committee member. (Please note that this option is available only under exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis.)
The LL.M. academic program requires students to complete twenty-four (24) credits. Degree candidates may elect to complete the degree in up to eighteen months.
Degree candidates are required to be in residence for two semesters unless there are exceptional circumstances.