LL.M. applications are processed through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) LL.M. Applicant Services. LL.M. applications for the 2017-18 academic year will be available starting in late-October and due by March 1, 2017 for priority consideration.
All applicants must register for the LL.M. Credential Assembly Service (LL.M. 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 apply for an exemption from this requirement by submitting an official letter from their law school/university verifying that English was the medium of instruction. Students who request and are granted an exemption are expected to be fully competent English speakers and will not be eligible for extended time on their final exams.
Please note, the LL.M. program at The University of Texas School of Law is extremely selective and currently offers a maximum of 60 seats for each incoming class.
Applicants will need to provide the following documents to the LSAC LL.M. Applicant Services:
- Your official law school transcript, including award of degree, along with translations into English. Applicants must include all of their higher education transcripts and awards of degree.
- If you are required to demonstrate English proficiency, we accept official score reports from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). We require a minimum TOEFL score of 101 or better on the Internet-based test, or a minimum score of 7.5 or better on the IELTS.
- Three letters of recommendation or evaluations.
- A resume.
- A personal statement.
- The $75 LL.M. program application fee, paid through LSAC.
All LL.M. application related questions can be emailed directly to our LL.M. coordinator.