Eligibility and Admissions Standards

We seek to admit students into the Executive LL.M. program who offer diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and interests, and who share a commitment to excellence.  We look for evidence of that commitment in areas including applicants’ academic records, their professional accomplishments, and their engagement in their community.

A successful candidate should have:

  • A first degree in law. A degree in a field other than law, even if followed by a master’s degree in law, generally does not suffice for admission.

  • A minimum of approximately 5 years of work experience after earning the first law degree.

  • A stellar academic record evidence by graduation with honors from all post-secondary education institutions.

  • Minimum scores on the TOEFL as follows: TOEFL iBT  - 105 overall score, with a minimum of 26 on Reading and Listening and 24 on the Speaking and Writing sections. 

Applicants who completed their first degree in law at a school where the language of instruction was entirely in English in an English-speaking country may be eligible for an exemption from taking the TOEFL exam.