We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2018 semester, which begins January 11, 2018.
- Applicants for the LL.M. in U.S. Law program must have a first degree in law from a non-U.S. law school.
- Applicants should have their law school transcripts authenticated and evaluated by an agency approved by the California Bar.
- Applicants must submit a course-by-course transcript evaluation.
- Applicants must also submit a curriculum vitae/resume; brief personal statement; proof of English proficiency; and Government-issued photo identification.
Admission to the program is competitive and not automatic. Seats are limited. To apply, you must hold a law degree from your home country and have an academic record that indicates a likelihood of success in the program. Your personal statement should demonstrate why an LL.M. in U.S. Law will advance your career. When reviewing applications for admission to the LL.M. program, the following factors will be considered: performance in previous law studies; professional or related experience; professional and personal goals; and English proficiency.
Prospective students should apply to our U.S. Law LL.M. Program electronically at www.lsac.org.
Please review the following information carefully:
You may apply through the Law School Admission Council (“LSAC”) Credential Assembly Service. If you do not already have an LL.M. Credential Assembly Service account with LSAC, please fill out this form on LSAC’s website.
Please note: You should only order two items from LSAC: (1) the LSAC Document Assembly Service and (2) the LSAC Individual Law School Report. The LSAC Document Assembly Service fee is $85 and the LSAC Individual Law School Report fee is $30. Therefore, LSAC should charge you a total of $115. You should not order the International Evaluation Service, nor do you need to submit transcripts to LSAC because you need to obtain a separate transcript evaluation, as described below.
You will need to have your law school transcript authenticated and evaluated by an agency approved by the California Bar. Please view the PDF file below for a list of approved agencies and their contact information. You must obtain a course-by-course transcript evaluation if you use one of the agencies listed at this link: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Education/CredentialEvalServ0217_R.pdf
You must submit the following five documents in support of your application to Florida Coastal School of Law’s U.S. Law LL.M. program on or before the application deadline:
- Brief personal statement
- TOEFL or IELTS score (non-native English speakers only – see exceptions below)
- Evaluation of your official, authenticated law school transcript. (Please see the above link to a list of California Bar-approved credential evaluation agencies.)
Exceptions to the requirement for TOEFL or IELTS:
Unless U.S. citizens, non-native English speakers must obtain a minimum score of 80 on TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS, earned within the past 2 years. You are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score if you are a graduate of (a) a law school located in a country where English is an official language, or (b) an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a country where English is an official language. A waiver may also be granted on a case-by-case basis based upon completing the waiver request and providing supporting documentation. Waiver recipients will also be required to complete a video Skype interview with the Associate Dean and the Academic Director-Non J.D. Programs.
Click here to download the Request for Waiver of TOEFL/IELTS.
If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, please contact:
Florida Coastal School of Law
8787 Baypine Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
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