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How To Apply to the
LL.M. Program

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must have a law degree from a law school outside of the United States. Additionally, preference is given to individuals with two or more years of work experience. Applicants whose native language is not English must also demonstrate proficiency in English, most commonly through achieving a score of 550/213/79-80 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Strong preference is given to candidates with TOEFL scores of 600/250/100. IELTS scores are also accepted.

Tuition and Fees:

For 2014-2015 tuition, fees, insurance and book expenses are estimated at $55,200. Living costs for 10 months estimated at an additional $14,000 (for one person in modest student accommodations). This creates a total cost of $69,200 for the 2014-2015 program. Applicants must demonstrate adequate financial support for their educational and personal expenses prior to being admitted to the program. The University of Minnesota Law School has a limited amount of financial assistance available. All admitted students are considered for financial assistance.

Application Process:

Candidates for admission may submit their applications online or by mail. Please see the information on the right for more details.

A completed application includes:

  • application form and application fee
  • official academic transcript from all college and universities attended
  • two letters of recommendation
  • personal statement
  • proof of English proficiency demonstrated through adequate TOFEL or IELTS scores
  • résumé or CV

The application deadline for the class starting in August 2014 is April 1, 2014. Review of completed applications begins in November 2013, and admissions are made on a rolling basis. Qualified applicants may be interviewed by phone (or in person, if practical).

Application information

The application for 2014-2015 is due April 1, 2014.

You are invited to apply to our LL.M. Program either online or via mail. We appreciate your interest in the LL.M. Program and look forward to receiving your application.

To apply online:

Before you begin to complete the online application, please review the University of Minnesota's requirements and application instructions by clicking on "Law School Instructions" at the bottom of the application window. Please note that if you apply online you will be required to use the LSAC Credential Assembly Service and to pay the application fee with a credit card. To access the LL.M. Program online application, click here.

To apply via postal mail:

Instructions for applying are included on the application form. If you download the paper application forms, you must pay the application fee with a check in U.S. dollars, which must be enclosed with your application. In order to apply using the paper application form, please download and print out the application form using one of these two versions:

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