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Application Information

LL.M. applications are processed through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LLM Applicant Services. LL.M. applications for the 2015-16 academic year are due by March 1, 2015 for priority consideration.

Please send any questions to the LL.M. Coordinator.

All applicants must register for the LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS). Applicants with a foreign law degree will also need to register for the International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service.

Applicants with a foreign law degree must demonstrate English proficiency by taking a language test. Applicants are exempt from this requirement if they hold a law degree from a school in: Australia, Canada (outside Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa (English medium universities) or the United Kingdom.

An applicant whose first degree in law was taught in English in another country may also apply for an exemption from this requirement by submitting a statement from their law school/university verifying that English was the medium of instruction.

Please note, the LL.M. program at the University of Texas School of Law is extremely selective and currently offers a maximum of 75 seats for each incoming class.

Applicants will need to provide the following documents to the LSAC LLM Applicant Services:

  • Your official law school transcript, including award of degree, along with translations into English. You must include all higher education transcripts and awards of degree.
  • If you are required to demonstrate English proficiency: an official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). We require a TOEFL score of 101 on the Internet-based test, or a score of 7.5 or better on the IELTS.
  • Three letters of recommendation or evaluations.
  • A resume.
  • Your personal statement.
  • The $75 LL.M. program application fee, paid through LSAC.
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