How to Apply
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Spring 2020 Application Deadlines:
If you require a student visa: Nov. 30, 2019
If you do NOT require a student visa: Dec. 31, 2019
Fall 2020 Application Deadlines:
If you require a student visa: May 15, 2020
If you do NOT require a student visa: July 1, 2020
Apply through University of Arizona Law
You may apply for any of our LLM programs directly on our website here. You will create an account in order to begin the application, and then choose the degree program you're interested in. There is no application fee when applying directly with University of Arizona Law.
Apply through the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
Please note the LSAC LLM application will not be open until October 1, but you are welcome to apply through the Arizona Law website if you wish to apply before then.
Apply to the:
- General LLM program
- Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy LLM program
- International Trade & Business Law LLM program
To create an LSAC LLM Student Account, follow these steps:
- Go to: http://lsac.org/llm and create an account.
- Click on My School List, then School Search, then Add Member Schools. Select “The University of Arizona James E Rogers College of Law” and then click on Save Selections to School List. Go to Start/Continue Application, click on the appropriate starting semester (Spring or Fall) and finally click APPLY.
- OR, after creating an account, click on the LLM application links above to go straight to your desired program and log in, and choose the appropriate starting semester (Spring or Fall) and click either Apply and Submit Online or Apply/Applied Via Law School, as appropriate.
Please note, LSAC charges $185 to process your materials through its Credential Assembly Service.
Once you have submitted your application, please let us know by sending an email with your LSAC account number to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can be sure that LSAC forwards your application to us.
Official University Transcripts
Transcripts for your first law degree and any other graduate degrees should be submitted through LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service. (Please note that LSAC charges fees for services through the Credential Assembly Service Report.)
The resume should summarize your education, work experience, any publications, and other relevant credentials and accomplishments.
The personal statement is both a writing sample and an opportunity to discuss your unique characteristics and personal qualities, including educational and work experiences, talents and special interests, socioeconomic background, involvement in community affairs and public service, or any events or circumstances that have helped shape your life or given it direction. It should not exceed three double-spaced pages in length.
Two or More Letters of Recommendation
For General and International Trade and Business Law applications, all letters of recommendation must be submitted on official letterhead
At least one letter of recommendation should be from a faculty member at the institution awarding the first law degree. If not, please explain why this is not available in the appropriate departmental question on the application. Applicants who hold an LLM degree must submit at least one recommendation from an instructor at the institution that granted their LLM degree. The strongest recommendations are substantive and detail the applicant's analytical abilities and writing skills. It is worth making a significant effort to communicate with your recommenders regarding the need for detail.
TOEFL or IETLS Report
Proof of English proficiency is one of the conditions for admission for all applicants whose native language is not English, and who do not qualify for a waiver. A minimum TOEFL score of 100 IBT or higher is expected. Alternatively, we will accept an overall IELTS score of 7.5 score and no subsection less than 7.0.
*Applicants who intend to practice law should be aware that bar admission in all U.S. states involves consideration of a bar applicant's character and moral fitness for the practice of law. Applicants should acquaint themselves with the bar admission requirements of the states in which they intend to practice. The American Bar Association offers various resources on bar admission, see: American Bar Admissions.