Welcome to the UGA School of Law

We are pleased that you are interested in pursuing a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at the University of Georgia School of Law. The LL.M. admissions staff will be happy to guide you through the application process.

In making admissions decisions and building a diverse class from around the world, the LL.M. admissions committee considers career goals, academic performance and prior employment, English language skills, and involvement in extracurricular and community service activities, among other factors. We encourage you to emphasize your individual strong points in your application.

Eligibility

Applicants to LL.M. studies at the University of Georgia School of Law must have completed a first degree in law (LL.B. or equivalent) at an accredited university outside of the United States and have satisfied the educational requirements for admission to the practice of law in a non-U.S. jurisdiction.

Law students may apply in the final year of their degree program if they will graduate prior to enrollment at the School of Law. Official proof of all university degrees must be received by LL.M. Admissions before fall registration.

Applicants for the LL.M. degree must show proof of English proficiency by one of the methods listed below. Waivers of this requirement may be granted to applicants who are native speakers of English or have completed their legal education in a program where the language of instruction was English. Questions about the English proficiency requirement should be sent to LLM@uga.edu.

Dates and Deadlines

The School of Law’s LL.M. degree program is a full-time program that follows the academic calendar.

The application cycle runs from September 1 through May 1. Applicants who submit their completed applications by January 31 will receive priority consideration for merit-based financial aid.

LL.M. DATES & DEADLINES

UGA SCHOOL OF LAW ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Admission Procedures

Create an account and apply online through the Law School Admission Council.

Follow LSAC STEPS TO APPLY and be aware of LSAC Fees. Note that LSAC offers an International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service (ITAES) for a fee. This is an optional service and is not required by the University of Georgia.

LL.M. Application Checklist:

  • LL.M. Application
  • School of Law Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose (max. 500 words)
  • Proposed Course of Study Form
  • Official Transcripts with English translations (for all undergraduate and graduate studies)
  • Résumé
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • English Proficiency Test Results (or waiver of requirement)

Accepted English Proficiency Tests

  • IELTS (minimum required score is 7.0)
  • TOEFL (minimum required score is 95)
  • DuoLingo (minimum required score is 120)

Financial Aid

All LL.M. applicants will be considered for merit-based financial aid. No separate application form is required.

LL.M. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

LL.M. TUITION & EXPENSES
 

Contact Information

  • LL.M. Admissions
  • Law School Admission Council
    • (215) 968-1315
       

LL.M. Admitted Students

Important information for students admitted to LL.M. studies can be found at the link below.

LL.M. ADMITTED STUDENTS