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Future LLM Students

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply to a participating LLM program, you must have completed, or be in the process of completing, a degree that entitles you to practice law.

LSAC maintains a Minimum Degree Requirements by Country chart. In some countries, the names of these degrees are changing and may not match the chart. What most LLM CAS–participating law schools require is a law degree that allows you to practice law in the country where you obtained it. If either your degree or your country of study is not listed in the chart, please contact the law school(s) of interest to you to confirm eligibility.

Note that the chart includes only the minimum requirements. You are expected to present all postsecondary education, including work completed prior to and after the minimum degree listed, according to the requirements of the law schools to which you apply. Any omission of required education history could delay the review of your credentials and LSAC's report to the law schools.

If you earned your JD from a US law school, and you are applying to a school that requires you to forward your documents to LSAC, then you must register for the LLM CAS Document Assembly Service. If you earned your first degree in law outside of the US, and you are applying to a school that requires you to forward your documents to LSAC, then you must register for the International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service in addition to the Document Assembly Service.

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