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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.

Minimum Degree Requirements by Country

Most LLM CAS–participating law schools require 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 below, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: LSAC makes every effort to maintain the currency of this chart, but educational systems in a particular country can change, and you may be required to submit additional documents. In some countries, the names of these degrees are changing and may not match the chart.

Country Name Degree Required
AFGHANISTAN Bachelor's degree in law
ALBANIA LLB, Diploma with title of lawyer
ALGERIA License en Droit or License d'etudes juridiques
ANGOLA Licenciatura em Direito
ANTIGUA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
ARGENTINA Abogado
ARMENIA Diploma with qualification of lawyer
AUSTRALIA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
AUSTRIA Magister Iuris
AZERBAIJAN Diploma with qualification of lawyer
BAHAMAS LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
BAHRAIN LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
BANGLADESH LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
BARBADOS LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
BELARUS Diploma with qualification of lawyer
BELGIUM Licenciate in de Rechten / licencié en droit
BELIZE LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
BENIN Licence en Droit
BERMUDA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
BOLIVIA Licenciatura en Derecho
BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA Diploma with qualification of lawyer
BOTSWANA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
BRAZIL Bacharelado em Direito
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
BULGARIA Diploma with qualification of lawyer
BURKINA FASO Maitrise
BURUNDI Licence en Droit
CAMBODIA Four-year Degree in Law from Royal University of Law and Economics
CAMEROON Maitrise in Law (University of Yaounde) or LLB (Bachelor of Laws) (Univ of BUEA)
CANADA First degree in law (LLB or JD or equivalent)
CAYMAN ISLANDS LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Licence en Droit
CHAD Licence en Droit
CHILE Licenciado en Derecho
CHINA LLB as first degree in law, or any of the following as advanced degrees: LLB, JD, LLM, or JM
COLOMBIA Abogado
COMMONWEALTH CARRIBEAN NATIONS
(Antigua, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, the Grenadines, Nevis, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Trinidad, Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands)
LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
CONGO, Democratic Republic of the Licence en Droit
CONGO, Republic of the Licence en Droit
COSTA RICA Licenciatura en Derecho
COTE D'IVOIRE (IVORY COAST) Licence en Droit
CROATIA Diploma with qualification of lawyer
CUBA Licenciado en Derecho
CZECH REPUBLIC Magistr práv
DENMARK Candidatus Juris
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Licenciado en Derecho
ECUADOR Abogado (or Doctor en Jurisprudencia if earned prior to 2005)
EGYPT Bachelor (bakalorus) of Law
EL SALVADOR Licenciado en Derecho
ERITREA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
ESTONIA Oigusteaduse bakalaureusekraad (4 years), Oigusteaduse magister (5 years, current degree)
ETHIOPIA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
FIJI Bachelor of Law
FINLAND Juris Kandidaati or Oikeustieteen Maisteri
FRANCE Maitrise en Droit or Magistere de Juriste D'Affaires; or a first degree, which could be in a non-law field (diplome from one of the 'grandes ecoles') plus proof of passing the French bar examination
GEORGIA Diploma with qualification of lawyer
GERMANY First State Exam (FSE) or Referendarexamen
GHANA LLB (Bachelor of Laws) or BA + BL (Professional Law Course Certificate)
GREECE LLB (Bachelor of Laws) (Ptychion)
GRENADINES, The LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
GUADELOUPE Licence en Droit
GUATEMALA Licenciado en Derecho
GUINEA Licence en Droit
GUYANA Bachelor of Law
HAITI Licence en Droit
HONDURAS Licenciado en Derecho
HONG KONG LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
HUNGARY LLB Omso-bidi-klevél with title of lawyer or Doktori bizonyitvany with title of "dr. jur."
ICELAND Candidatus Juris
INDIA LLB (Bachelor of Laws) as advanced degree or five-year LLB
INDONESIA Sarjana Hukum
IRAN LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
IRAQ Bachelor of Law
IRELAND LLB (Bachelor of Laws) or BA in law, or bachelor degree in a non-law subject plus special legal practice course leading to CPE
ISRAEL LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
ITALY Laurea in Giurisprudenza
JAMAICA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
JAPAN LLB (Bachelor of Laws) or first degree in non-law subject plus diploma from the Legal Training and Research Institute (LTRI)
JORDAN LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
KAZAKHSTAN Diploma with qualification of lawyer
KENYA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
KOREA, Democratic Republic of (North)  LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
KOREA, Republic of (South) LLB (Bachelor of Laws) or first degree in non-law subject plus diploma from the Judicial Training and Research Institute (JTRI)
KUWAIT LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
KYRGYZSTAN Diploma with qualification of lawyer
LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Diplôma en droit
LATVIA Diploma of Specialist (in law) 
LEBANON Licence en Droit
LESOTHO LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
LIBERIA LLB from University of Liberia, Cuttington College or African Methodist Episcopal University
LIBYA LLB (Bachelor of Laws) or Licence en Droit
LITHUANIA Master of Law
LUXEMBOURG Does not have its own degree in law; program is done through University of Strasbourg, France 
MACAO (MACAU) Licenciatura em Direito
MACEDONIA (The former Yugoslav Republic of)  Diploma with title of lawyer
MADAGASCAR Maitrise
MALAWI Licence en Droit
MALAYSIA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
MALI Licence en Droit
MALTA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
MARTINIQUE Licence en Droit
MAURITANIA Licence en Droit
MAURITIUS Licence en Droit
MEXICO Licenciado en Derecho
MOLDOVA Diploma de licenta
MONGOLIA Diploma of Specialist (in law)
MOROCCO Licence en Droit
MOZAMBIQUE Licenciatura em Direito
MYANMAR LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
NAMIBIA Licenciatura em Direito
NEPAL LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
NETHERLANDS Meester en Rechten
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES Doctoraal
NEVIS LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
NEW CALEDONIA Maitrise
NEW ZEALAND LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
NICARAGUA Licenciado en Derecho
NIGER Licence en Droit
NIGERIA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
NORWAY Candidatus Juris
PAKISTAN LLB (Bachelor of Laws) as advanced degree or five-year LLB
PALESTINE (Occupied Palestinian Territory)  LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
PANAMA Licenciado en Derecho
PAPUA NEW GUINEA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
PARAGUAY Abogado
PERU Abogado
PHILIPPINES LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
POLAND Magister
PORTUGAL Licenciatura em Direito
QATAR LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
REUNION Licence en Droit
ROMANIA Diploma de licenta
RUSSIAN FEDERATION Diploma with qualification of lawyer
RWANDA Licence en Droit
SAINT HELENA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
SAINT KITTS LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
SAINT LUCIA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
SAINT VINCENT LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
SAUDI ARABIA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
SENEGAL Licence en Droit
SERBIA and MONTENEGRO Diploma with title of lawyer
SIERRA LEONE LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
SINGAPORE LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
SLOVAK REPUBLIC Magister
SLOVENIA LLB Diploma with title of lawyer
SOMALIA Laurea in Giurisprudenza
SOUTH AFRICA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
SPAIN Licenciado [or Grado] en Derecho
SRI LANKA LLB or Certificate of Attorney-at-Law from Sri Lanka Law College
SUDAN Licence en Droit
SWAZILAND LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
SWEDEN Candidatus Juris
SWITZERLAND Licentiate Iuris, or equivalent first degree in law
SYRIA Bachelor of Law
TAIWAN LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
TAJIKISTAN Diploma with qualification of lawyer
TANZANIA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
THAILAND LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
TOBAGO LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
TOGO Maitrise
TRINIDAD LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
TUNISIA Licence en Droit
TURKEY LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
TURKMENISTAN Diploma with qualification of lawyer
TURKS and CAICOS ISLANDS LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
UGANDA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
UKRAINE Diploma with qualification of lawyer
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
UNITED KINGDOM LLB (Bachelor of Laws) or BA in law, or bachelor degree in a non-law subject plus special legal practice course leading to CPE. (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
UNITED STATES JD (Juris Doctor)
URUGUAY Licenciado/Abogado
UZBEKISTAN Diploma with qualification of lawyer
VENEZUELA Abogado
VIETNAM Bachelor of Law and title of luat su (lawyer)
YEMEN LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
Former ZAIRE Licence en Droit
ZAMBIA LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
ZIMBABWE LLB (Bachelor of Laws)

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