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LL.M. How to Apply

Dates and Deadlines

2014 - 2015 LL.M. Program:

August 4 - 8, 2014 - OPTIONAL International Student Life orientation.

August 14 - 18, 2014 - MANDATORY School of Law orientation.

2015 - 2016 LL.M. Program:

August 1, 2014 - LL.M. application available on the LSAC website.

February 1, 2015 - Application deadline for priority consideration for scholarships.

May 15, 2015 - Final application deadline.

How to Apply

Graduates of foreign law schools who wish to apply for the LL.M. Program must hold a degree equivalent to the Juris Doctor from a recognized law school and must have fulfilled the educational requirements for admission to the practice of law in a foreign country other than the United States. The applicant must also have a proposed program of study acceptable to the Georgia Law faculty. 

Furthermore, applicants must possess proficiency in English as demonstrated by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). LL.M. applicants must score a minimum of 80 on the TOEFL iBT, with at least a score of 20 in each the speaking and writing sections or at least 6.5 on the IELTS with no band score under 6.0 to be considered for admission to the program.

Application Procedure

To apply for the 2015 - 2016 LL.M. program, please visit Law School Admission Council. The 2015 - 2016 LL.M. program application will become available through the LSAC website on August 1, 2014. For supplemental information for prospective international students, click here.

As part of your online application you will be required to submit the following documents directly to LSAC:

  • Application fee: $100 for international applicants, $75 for domestic applicants.
  • Official transcripts and proof of degree with appropriate translations. Learn more about country-specific requirements
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score. 
  • An essay of approximately 500 words that indicates why you wish to attend the LL.M. program at UGA and which track you intend to pursue.
  • A current resume or CV.
  • Program of Study Form.
  • Scholarship Request Form.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation. 

 For additional information regarding these requirements, please contact intlgrad@uga.edu.

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