LLM Admission


The Admissions Committee will thoroughly review your application for the LL.M. program to understand your unique strengths, skills and potential. Applications are accepted online through LSAC.

To be considered for the program, you must hold a law degree from a law school outside of the United States, and demonstrate proficiency in English. If your native language is not English, you can show proficiency by achieving a TOEFL (iBT) score of 80 with subscore of 20 on the written and 20 on the speaking sections, or an IELTS score of 6.5. Candidates who do not meet the TOEFL or IELTS requirements but can offer other strong evidence of English proficiency may qualify for admission. Detailed English proficiency requirements can be found here.

Sept. 1: Application available.

Sept. 1-April 30: Application materials accepted and interviews conducted.

May 1: Final deadline for confirming deposits.

May 14: All information regarding course preferences must be submitted.

June 1: Materials for visa processing (copy of passport, financial documents and questionnaire) must be submitted to International Admissions.

June 15: Recommended deadline for signing an apartment lease in order to guarantee an Aug. 1 move-in date. If you are unable to secure housing prior to the start of classes, St. Thomas cannot guarantee the availability of temporary housing.

July 15: All travel, arrival and housing arrangements complete and details sent to Admissions.

Aug. 1: Visa process must be complete. You must arrive at Orientation with the proper Visa.

Aug. 20: Orientation and first day of class.

1. Sign up for an account at www.lsac.org.

2. Register for the LL.M. Credential Assembly Service (LL.M. CAS).

  • Arrange to have official academic records sent to LSAC to be included in your LL.M. CAS report.
  • Send English language proficiency score(s) to be included in your LL.M. CAS report (if applicable).
  • Submit at least two letters of recommendation to LSAC.

3. Complete the St. Thomas electronic application.

  • Includes: personal statement, resume or CV, and any necessary addendums.